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7 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
How Big Data Nabbed Capitol Rioters
Researchers have found that killings by police are mostly unreported or incorrectly reported. Congress has pulled back from the brink of a government shutdown by passing a stopgap funding bill hours before the fiscal year ended. And the Capitol riot was a proving ground for a troubling trend in police-tech cooperation.
7 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Shutdown Feared After Tonight’s Deadline
The government officially runs out of money tonight, and Congress seems far from approving more along with a necessary debt ceiling hike. An Ecuadorian prison riot featuring bombs and beheadings has killed more than 100 people. And Britney is free — of her dad’s control, anyway.
8 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Thunberg: 'Blah, Blah, Blah' Won't Stop Warming
America’s top generals told senators yesterday that they wanted to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, contradicting statements made by their commander in chief. The U.S. Treasury secretary warned of fiscal “calamity” without congressional action. And Greta Thunberg chided world leaders for congratulating themselves while the planet continues to heat up.
8 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
R. Kelly Guilty | Hamster Crushes Crypto Trading
North Korea launched another missile shortly before its ambassador addressed the United Nations about “hostile” American policies. R. Kelly is guilty on all counts in the singer’s sex trafficking trial. And Mr. Goxx the hamster is killing it at crypto trading.
8 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Germany's Voters Shift Left. Will the Government Follow?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party suffered its worst election results ever yesterday, but it still has a chance to eke out a governing coalition instead of the victorious left-leaning Social Democrats. Authorities are investigating this weekend’s deadly crash of an Amtrak train in Montana. And safety officials are worried about other accidents as Tesla rolls out the beta version of its autonomous driving software.
9 minutes | Sep 25, 2021
Canada, China Swap Prisoners With US Approval
President Joe Biden promises “consequences” for immigration officers on horseback who rounded up refugees. China and Canada appear to have traded high-profile prisoners. And do you feel safer with Big Bezos watching?
8 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Will Kim’s Sister Stop Korea’s Endless War?
Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, made an unexpectedly positive statement about peace talks with South Korea today. U.S. frontline workers can get booster COVID-19 shots, but not because experts recommended it. And Europe wants to make it easier to charge your devices.
8 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
When Your Pool Fills With Lava
Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden seem to have patched up Franco-American relations in the wake of the Australian submarine crisis. America is planning to immunize 70% of the world against COVID-19. And what do you do when your swimming pool is filled with lava?
8 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
A Fascinating Tail
President Joe Biden’s promise of fewer wars was greeted with some skepticism at the U.N. General Assembly, but both Washington and Beijing pledged to fight climate change. There’s great excitement in Britain after Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared how many children he has fathered. And learn the fascinating tail behind the evolution of your coccyx.
7 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Grizzly Vs. Goat
Some members of Congress have said they were shocked by images that showed horse-riding Border Patrol agents chasing migrants in Texas, and the DHS says it is investigating. A Texan doctor who wrote an article about purposefully breaking the state's new abortion law is being sued by two members of the public. And in an unusual example of "the survival of the fittest," a goat has killed a grizzly bear.
7 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
No Jobs for Women | Sky-high on a Slackline
Women and girls have been told not return to work or high school as the Taliban resume their old ways. The U.S. has started deporting thousands of Haitian migrants who recently crossed the border into Texas. And a slack-lining French daredevil "looks down" on Paris.
9 minutes | Sep 18, 2021
US Generals Admit Kabul Strike's 'Tragic Mistake'
The U.S. military has admitted to killing 10 civilians instead of what it thought was an attacker heading for Kabul airport late last month. A U.N. climate report foresees “catastrophic” 2.7-degree Celsius global warming by the end of the century. And learn about the formation of a bicycle militia in New York City.
8 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Migrants Camp Under Texas Bridge | 'General Sherman' at Risk
Officials are warning of a humanitarian crisis with more than 10,000 migrants, mostly from Haiti, camped out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. France has accused President Joe Biden of acting like his predecessor regarding the nuclear submarine deal with Australia. And the world's biggest tree, the General Sherman in Sequoia National Park, is under threat from California's wildfires.
8 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Aussie Subs Upset China, France and New Zealand
In a clear signal to China, the U.S. and Britain are helping Australia deploy a fleet of nuclear-powered, but not nuclear-armed, submarines. Washington, D.C., is fencing in the Capitol again. And a crew of amateurs is floating in space today.
8 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Afghan Women Reject Taliban Dress Code
California Gov. Gavin Newsom survived yesterday’s recall election, dashing GOP dreams of governing the state. North Korea today fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan, prompting a strong response from Seoul and Tokyo. And Afghan women are posting photos of themselves in colorful traditional dress after the Taliban told female students to wear niqabs.
8 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Met Gala: Fashion Forward or Faux-Pas?
Since the Taliban seized power, a dearth of aid to Afghanistan has put 14 million people at the risk of starvation, the U.N. has warned. Polls show Gavin Newsom set for victory over Larry Elder as California holds recall election. And pop stars, and even politicians, wowed at the Met Gala in New York.
7 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
North Korea Tests Missiles | Wellness Influenzas
The U.S. and Japan have expressed concern after North Korea tested several long range cruise missiles over the weekend. Iran and the U.N.'s atomic energy agency have reached a last-minute deal aimed at saving nuclear deal talks. And online wellness gurus are contributing to dangerous anti-vaccine misinformation.
8 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
After 20 Years, Americans Remember 9/11 Attacks
Americans are remembering nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks 20 years ago while grappling with that day’s legacy. California’s governor seems poised to prevail in Tuesday’s recall election. And Shanksville, Pennsylvania, is struggling to survive two decades after hijackers crashed Flight 93 nearby.
8 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Reverse Rhinos and Sex Sneezes
U.S. President Joe Biden has thrown down the gauntlet on vaccines, announcing wide mandates to get shots into American workers’ arms. The DOJ’s suing Texas over its new restrictive abortion law. And the Ig Nobels, the awards that celebrate weird science, named researchers who flew rhinos upside down and tested the effects of orgasms as a nasal decongestant among this year's winners.
8 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
There Goes Robert E. Lee
The Taliban say they want ex-government officials to return to help run Afghanistan, but skeptics aren’t convinced they’ll keep their promises of amnesty. Los Angeles is poised to adopt the nation’s largest school vaccine mandate. And Robert E. Lee has been unhorsed in Richmond.
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