August 17, 2022
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Could Russia face a Nuremberg-style tribunal over the Ukraine war?

Will Putin face justice for the Ukraine war? Will Putin face justice for the Ukraine war? 03:22 London — As prosecutors gather evidence of thousands of war crimes allegedly committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, a number of prominent figures have joined the Ukrainian government to call for a new Nuremberg-style tribunal to hold Russia’s leaders […]

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Author Mimi Zhu Is Relearning What It Means to Love After Trauma

In March 2020, barely two weeks into COVID-19 isolation in New York City, the writer, artist, and community organizer Mimi Zhu woke up to find the eyes of the internet on them. The night before, Britney Spears had reposted a piece of art from Zhu’s Instagram about connection in the age of coronavirus. The post […]

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ITT Tech Students Will Have $3.9 Billion in Debt Canceled

(WASHINGTON) — Students who used federal loans to attend ITT Technical Institute as far back as 2005 will automatically get that debt canceled after authorities found “widespread and pervasive misrepresentations” at the defunct for-profit college chain, the Biden administration announced Tuesday. The action will cancel $3.9 billion in federal student debt for 208,000 borrowers, the […]

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Jill Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19 Weeks After Joe Biden

(KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.)—First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden continues to test negative after recently recovering from the virus but will wear a mask indoors for 10 days as a precaution. The Bidens have been vacationing in South Carolina since Aug. […]

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Today's Climate-Conscious Architects Want To Build Less

An unusual conservation battle is brewing on Oxford Street, London’s busy shopping avenue. Marks and Spencer, a British retail giant famous for high quality groceries and affordable homeware, wants to knock down its flagship store and replace it with a shiny new one. A group of architects and local activists have mobilized to save the […]

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Human remains were found in suitcase bought at an auction

Crime without punishment: Unsolved murders on the rise Crime without punishment: Unsolved murders on the rise 06:31 A family in New Zealand bought a suitcase from a storage facility auction – only to take it home and find human remains inside. Police in Manurewa, South Aukland, are now investigating the incident as a homicide. The […]

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Afghan women jailed, tortured and forced to hide, but not silenced

Afghan women’s rights activist tells her story Afghan women’s rights activist tells her story one year after Taliban took over Kabul 03:45 Kabul, Afghanistan — Tamana Paryani’s screams pierced the night in her quiet neighborhood in Afghanistan’s capital. When armed Taliban intelligence officers started banging on her door, the women’s rights activist quickly switched her phone […]

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Afghan women’s rights activist tells her story one year after Taliban took over Kabul

Imtiaz Tyab sits down with Afghan women’s rights activist, Tamana, who became world famous when she livestreamed the Taliban raiding her home and arresting her. She spent a month in prison where she was tortured and interrogated. She has been living in hiding ever since, scared for her life. In her safe house, Imtiaz hears […]

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Civilians living near huge Ukraine nuclear plant face nightly bombings

Marhenets, Ukraine — It was a sweet little room, really. One of those cozy kitchen-dining rooms. The stovetop and oven were a little outdated, the countertop a bit tired and the wooden cabinets maybe could have used a lick of paint. But the top floor apartment faced a grand square in central Marhenets, with a view […]

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Space mission shows Earth’s water may be from asteroids, study says

NASA attempts historic touchdown on asteroid NASA attempts first ever mission to retrieve sample from asteroid 03:16 Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system, scientists said after analyzing rare samples collected on a six-year Japanese space mission. In a quest to shed light on the […]

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