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A car passes Facebook's new Meta logo on a sign at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 06:11

CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for the layoffs, which represent the first large-scale workforce reduction in the company's 18-year history.

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 05:00

Nov. 8 was the final voting day of the 2022 election, with key Senate, House and gubernatorial races on the line. Follow NPR's live coverage.

At this year's U.N. climate conference, a major focus is boosting investment in developing countries. Experts say renewable energy projects like this wind farm in South Africa can be attractive to private investors.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 04:30

Private investment is crucial to addressing climate change. But a big barrier to private investment in developing countries is the perception that risks are higher than in industrialized nations.

Carbon dioxide and other pollutants billows from a stack at PacifiCorp's coal-fired Naughton Power Plant, near where Bill Gates company, TerraPower plans to build an advanced, nontraditional nuclear reactor, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Kemmerer, Wyo.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 04:25

Researchers at Oxfam, a nonprofit devoted to combating poverty, examined billionaires who collectively own $2.4 trillion in company equity, with investments across 183 companies.

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 04:02

These midterm elections show why it's always important to never assume you know exactly what's going to happen in advance – and to keep an open mind for potential surprises.

Suzane Nazir uses a Princeton Review SAT Preparation book to study for the test on March 6, 2014 in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 04:00

El Paso High School students' SAT answer sheets flew from the UPS truck transporting them last week. All but 55 were recovered, and students may have to retake their tests.

A woman walks by a Cornell University sign on the Ivy League school's campus in Ithaca, N.Y.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 04:00

The suspension comes after reports of several students drugged between September and November and a sexual assault reported over the weekend.

Drake and 21 Savage released an Instagram post on Oct. 30 promoting a fake <em>Vogue</em> magazine cover. <em>Vogue</em>'s publisher Condé Nast is now suing both rappers for using the fake cover to promote their new album.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 04:00

Condé Nast, the publisher of Vogue, is seeking at least $4 million in damages over the rappers' fake Vogue cover.

Abortion rights activists gather during a "Restore Roe" rally at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. on Sept. 7, 2022.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 02:59

The vote effectively scraps a 1931 state ban on the procedure that could have taken effect following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade.

U.S. WNBA basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, sits inside a defendants' cage after the court's verdict during a hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, on Aug. 4, 2022.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 02:14

Griner has been moved from a detention center outside of Moscow and is being sent to a Russian penal colony to begin serving out her nine-year sentence on drug smuggling charges, her lawyers said.

Voters fill out their ballots in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday. With his victory on Tuesday night, James Roesener became the first openly transgender man elected to a state legislature.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 01:08

James Roesener, 26, is the first openly trans man elected to a state legislature in U.S. history, per the LGBTQ Victory Fund. It says a record number of trans candidates ran in the 2022 midterms.

Factions supporting and opposing Proposition 26 and Proposition 27 spent roughly $450 million on their campaigns, making it the most expensive ballot measure fight in U.S. history.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 01:08

Proposition 26 would have legalized sports betting at tribal casinos, while allowing them to also offer craps and roulette. Proposition 27 would have approved online and mobile sports betting.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate John Fetterman holds a rally last month in Wallingford, Pa.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 00:59

The seat, which flips from Republican to Democrat, was vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey.

People argue as a group of anti-abortion rights protesters crashes the Women's March Action Rally for Reproductive Rights at Mariachi Plaza in Los Angeles on Oct. 8.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 00:39

Proposition 1 was a direct response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a campaign rally at Michigan State University on Nov. 7, in East Lansing, Mich.
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 00:27

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wins race for governor over Republican Tudor Dixon.

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