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Germany Striker Conundrum: Could Niclas Füllkrug Be The Answer?

Niclas Füllkrug celebrates one of his five Bundesliga goals for Werder Bremen this season (Photo by … [+] RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Among German players, Werder Bremen striker Niclas Füllkrug currently leads the Bundesliga in goalscoring with five goals in seven games. Only Union Berlin forward Sheraldo Becker has scored […]

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Iranian Official Says U.S. Is Using Hijab Protests To ‘Weaken’ Iran As Demonstrations Spread Globally

Topline Iran has accused the U.S. of capitalizing on nationwide mass protests against Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress after the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody, saying the U.S. is attempting to “weaken” stability in Iran days after the Treasury Department announced sanctions on Iran’s “morality police.” A protester holds a portrait […]

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Russia’s Annexation Of Ukrainian Regions Would Sever Diplomatic Negotiations With Putin, Zelensky Says

Topline As Russia continues to hold referendums across occupied territories of Ukraine asking residents to vote to join Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that the annexation of Ukraine would mean the end of any diplomatic negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on at a press conference at Maryinsky […]

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Voters Unenthusiastic About Biden And Trump In 2024, Poll Shows

Topline Republicans and independent voters who lean toward the GOP are split on nominating former President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential election according to a new ABC/Washington Post poll, marking a significant decline in popularity for Trump among key voters. Then-Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (L) and then-US President Donald Trump speaking … [+] […]

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Mar-A-Lago Search: Appeals Court Says DOJ Can Review Classified Records

Topline An appeals court said Wednesday investigators from the Department of Justice can review about 100 classified documents taken from Mar-A-Lago, even as a court-appointed special master screens most of the seized records, marking a blow to former President Donald Trump and a reversal of a lower court ruling that stopped the DOJ from using […]

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Venezuelan Migrants Sue DeSantis For Flying Them To Martha’s Vineyard ‘Under False Pretenses’

Topline A group of Venezuelan migrants who were shuttled from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last week filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who took credit for the latest Republican effort to transport migrants to Democratic-run areas, an action the lawsuit characterized as “extreme and outrageous, and utterly intolerable in a civilized […]

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World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Resigns From Match After Just One Move Against Player At Center Of ‘Cheating’ Scandal

Topline Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen suddenly resigned after making just a single move Monday during his widely anticipated rematch against Hans Niemann, whom Carlsen hinted may have cheated in another game between the two grandmasters earlier this month, which set off waves across the chess world. Magnus Carlsen of Norway uring the 82nd […]

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How to build an IoT-ready organization 

Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Watch here. The Internet of Things (IoT) is still caught in a tug-of-war between robust demand and the continuing chip crisis. Despite semiconductor shortages and other headwinds, such as supply chain issues, political rumblings and regular […]

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LIV CEO Greg Norman Will Reportedly Lobby Lawmakers In D.C. Amid Controversy Over Saudi Arabia Links

Topline Greg Norman, the CEO and commissioner of the controversial PGA Tour competitor LIV Golf, will head to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss the league with lawmakers over concerns about the new circuit’s business ties with Saudi Arabia. Greg Norman reacts during the LIV Golf Invitational London Draft on June 07, […]

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Fauci Warns Pandemic-Era ‘Anti-Vaxxer Attitude’ Could Hurt Child Vaccination Rates

Topline Dr. Anthony Fauci told the Financial Times he’s worried the vaccine skepticism that surged during the Covid-19 pandemic could affect childhood immunization rates for other viruses and result in the resurgence of “avoidable and unnecessary outbreaks” of childhood diseases as cases of polio and measles make comebacks across the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci at […]

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How One Producer Promotes Change With Boys Love Drama ‘Semantic Error’

Park Seo-ham and Park Jae-chan star in ‘Semantic Error. AXIS CCP SJ “Sinxity” Shin knows firsthand the power that entertainment has in affecting positive change. For 10 years the CEO of AXIS CCP worked as a creative director at YG Entertainment, the launching pad for major k-pop acts such as BigBang, BlackPink, 2NE1, Winner and […]

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Ukraine Says It Found Another Mass Burial Site In Territory Reclaimed From Russia

Topline Ukraine discovered a burial site containing hundreds of bodies in Izium, a city in the Kharkiv region that was reclaimed from Russian forces last week, Ukrainian officials said Thursday, the latest allegation of mass burials in a Ukrainian city occupied by Russia. This photograph taken on September 11, 2022, shows a Ukrainian soldier standing […]

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R. Kelly Convicted On Child Pornography And Sex Abuse Charges

Topline A Chicago jury found R. Kelly guilty of child pornography for taping his sexual encounters with underage girls, according to multiple reports, just months after the R&B singer was sentenced to three decades in prison in a separate sex trafficking case. Singer R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Courthouse following his status hearing, in relation […]

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Patagonia Founder Gives Away Entire Company To Fight Climate Change

Topline Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and his family—who made a 10-figure fortune from his outdoor outfitter empire—have relinquished their ownership of the 49-year-old company, transferring it to trusts and nonprofit organizations and pledging Wednesday to redirect Patagonia’s future profits toward fighting climate change. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is photographed in Ventura, where he once forged […]

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Bayern Munich Beat Barca 2-0 Upon Lewandowski Return, But Doubts Remain

Leon Goretzka (l.), Thomas Müller (c.) and Alphonso Davies (r.) celebrate Bayern Munich’s victory … [+] over Barcelona (Photo by Peter Kneffel/picture alliance via Getty Images) dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images Bayern Munich has beaten Barcelona 2-0 in what was considered the big comeback game by former star Robert Lewandowski. Although Lewandowski had his chances, […]

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‘Squid Game’ Takes Home Two Emmys—Best Lead Actor And Best Director

Actor Lee Jung-jae arrives for the 74th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo … [+] by Chris Delmas / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Squid Game went home with two top awards at the Sept. 12 Emmy Awards ceremony. Altogether the Korean drama received […]

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Webtoon Artist Kian84 To Exhibit New Art At London’s StART Art Fair

Kian84 is a well-known Korean webtoon artist and TV personality. StART Art Fair When Kian84 made a cameo as a webtoon artist in the TV drama Today’s Webtoon, it was a nod to his former career as one of Korea’s most popular manhwa artists. Kian84—aka Kim Hee-min—created the wildly popular Naver webtoon Fashion King, published […]

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‘Squid Game’ Wins Four Emmys At Creative Arts Emmys

South Korean actress Lee Yoo-mi, winner of the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series award for … [+] ‘Squid Game,’ attends the second day of the 74th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. (Photo by Michael Tran / AFP) (Photo by MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The internationally acclaimed Korean drama […]

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The Heroines In K-Drama ‘Little Women’ Echo Their Literary Inspiration

Kim Go-eun plays a timid accountant who finds her voice. Netflix In Louisa May Alcott’s book Little Women, the four March sisters endure years of poverty under the watchful eye of their gentle mother, Marmee. Their family’s lack of funds is at least partly due to their father’s noble calling, serving as a chaplain in […]

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Spaceflight Could Increase Risk Of Cancer And Heart Disease In Astronauts, Study Suggests

Topline Even short spaceflights may be associated with DNA mutations that can increase astronauts’ risk of heart disease and cancer later in life, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Communications Biology, raising questions about spaceflight as several billionaire-backed companies race to turn visiting space into a tourist venture. American astronaut Joseph Tanner […]

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Houston Gunman Set Fire To Building And Fatally Shot Fleeing Residents, Police Say

Topline At least four people were killed in Houston early Sunday morning after an angry tenant set a residential building on fire and shot at people inside trying to escape, police said. Houston Chief of Police Troy Finner speaks at the press conference addressing the cancellation of … [+] the Astroworld festival at the Wyndham […]

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A Record High: More Young Adults Used Marijuana And Hallucinogens Last Year Than Ever Before, NIH Study Finds

Topline A larger share of young people ages 18 to 30 reported using marijuana and hallucinogens like LSD and ecstacy last year than ever before, according to a study published Monday by the National Institutes of Health, as rates of vaping and heavy drinking also increased. Marijuana enthusiasts share a blunt on 4/20 on World […]

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Education Secretary Pushes States To Use Covid Relief Funds To Aid Teacher Shortage

Topline States struggling to hire and retain educators should turn to federal stimulus money to address a nationwide teacher shortage, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said Sunday, as hundreds of thousands of teachers across the U.S. leave the profession. Miguel Cardona speaks after his nomination for Education Secretary was announced on December 23, … [+] […]

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How Alison Brie Struck Perfect Balance Of Heart And Comedy In ‘Spin Me Round’

PARK CITY, UTAH – JANUARY 26: Alison Brie of ‘Horse Girl’ attends the IMDb Studio at Acura Festival … [+] Village on location at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival – Day 3 on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb) Getty Images for IMDb Alison Brie added another […]

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Salman Rushdie Stabbing Suspect Praised Iran’s Khomeini — Here’s What We Know About Hadi Matar

Topline Hadi Matar, the 24-year-old man suspected of stabbing Salman Rushdie onstage last week, praised Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini–the Iranian leader who called for Rushdie’s death more than 30 years ago–during a Wednesday jailhouse interview. In this handout provided by Chautauqua County Jail, Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey poses … [+] for a mugshot […]

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U.S. Announces Major Colorado River Water Cuts Amid Historic Western Drought

Topline The Biden administration announced unprecedented cuts Tuesday to the amount of water that can be taken from the Colorado River by Arizona, Nevada and Mexico as climate change drives a drought crisis in one of the United States’ most important river systems, depleting some of the nation’s largest reservoirs that millions depend on for […]

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