August 9, 2022
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The Israel-Gaza Truce Is Holding. But Another Deadly Showdown Looms

For now, an Aug. 7 Egyptian-brokered truce in Gaza between Israel and the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) appears to be largely holding, pausing another round of violence that has killed dozens of Palestinians and sent rockets flying from Gaza to within three miles of Jerusalem. (However, Israeli forces killed at least three Palestinians […]

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Survivors recount horrific gang rape that has enraged South Africa

Survivors speak out on South Africa rape case Survivors speak out about sexual violence against women in South Africa 07:28 Johannesburg — When eight young models headed off on a film shoot on the morning of July 28, they were excited. The coronavirus pandemic had kept them out of work for a long time, and […]

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Climate change is “eroding a way of life” for Fiji’s fisherwomen

Climate change eroding a way of life in Fiji Climate change is eroding a way of life for Fiji’s fisherwomen 01:50 A group of women in Fiji spend long hours trekking out to sea to gather an edible seaweed that, for years, has served as a vital part of the island nation’s diet, culture and […]

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Why I Stayed in a Marriage That Was Making Me Miserable

In 2009, I married my boyfriend for health insurance. I was 24, and Aaron and I had been dating less than two years. Marriage had never even come up. I wasn’t even sure if I believed in it. But I’d recently gotten a reporting job that offered insurance—which, in my pre-Obamacare bartending days, sort of […]

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Trump Allies Say FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago Will Help GOP in Midterms

Within hours of FBI agents searching Donald Trump’s residence at his Palm Beach, Fla. club on Monday, the Republican National Committee urged Republicans to fight back with their wallets. “In an UNPRECEDENTED move Joe Biden’s Department of Justice RAIDS President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago,” the RNC’s call for donations read. “Donate ANY AMOUNT RIGHT NOW […]

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Investors, Companies Bet Big on Bioplastics

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic—manufactured in petrochemical plants—has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely composted or can biodegrade under the right conditions. Bioplastics have long been used […]

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What to know as Taiwan accuses China of practicing for an invasion

Taiwanese military conducts defensive drills Taiwanese military conducts defensive drills as China increases drills near the island 03:12 Taiwan’s government warned Tuesday that China’s ongoing military exercises around its shores were not only a rehearsal for an invasion of the tiny, self-governing island, but an indication that Beijing intends to take control of huge swaths […]

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Fight Over Australia's Climate Goals is Only Just Starting

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised to end the country’s acrimonious climate wars when he was elected in May—ousting a government which had dragged its feet on taking meaningful action on climate change since coming to power in 2013. He made an important step in the right direction on Aug. 4, when Australia’s House of […]

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‘We’re breaking stereotypes’: LGBT+ soldiers hope Ukraine moves towards same-sex marriage

Pasha Iagoyda, 21, (pictured left) is fighting for his country as an anti-aircraft gunner in the Ukrainian army. His partner Vladislav (right, with Pasha) fought to defend Ukraine in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea. But if Pasha is injured in the current war, Vladislav will not be able to visit him in the hospital because they are not […]

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Biden Administration Ends 'Remain in Mexico' Policy

(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, hours after a judge lifted an order in effect since December that it be reinstated. The timing had been in doubt since the Supreme Court ruled on June […]

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