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Pulitzer Prize winners announced

The 2022 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced yesterday, with much of the recognition awarded to local newsrooms.  Among the winners are The Washington Post (Public Service) for its account of the Jan. 6...

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Eurovision Kicks Off

The international song contest “Eurovision” kicks off today from Turin, Italy (Peacock, 3 pm ET). The competition is the world’s most-watched annual music event and features songwriters from 40 countries. More...

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‘Victory Day’ in Russia

Russia held its annual Victory Day celebration yesterday, with events including a massive military parade helmed by President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Red Square. More than 65,000 people were estimated to have taken...

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Filipinos cast ballots

Voters in the Philippines cast ballots today, deciding between a range of different candidates seeking to replace outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte. Ten contenders are in the election, but two starkly...

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Rich Strike pulls upset

Long shot racehorse Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby Saturday, coming from behind along the inside rail to beat second-place Epicenter by three-quarters of a length. In a stunning end to the race, jockey Sonny...

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Russia escalates attacks

Dozens of Ukrainians are believed to have been killed and an unknown number injured after a Russian bomb struck a school in the eastern town of Bilohorivka, where at least 90 people were believed to have been...

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Colombia’s (ex-) most wanted

Colombia has extradited Dairo Antonio “Otoniel” Úsuga David, the country’s most wanted drug dealer, to the US. Úsuga led the powerful Gulf Clan cartel—believed to have about 1,800 members who control...

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Twist in pig-to-human transplant

A modified pig heart used in a groundbreaking—but ultimately unsuccessful—surgery in January was found to have been infected with an animal virus, researchers revealed yesterday. Dave Bennett, 57, was near...

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Pandemic death toll

Almost 15 million deaths have been directly or indirectly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new estimate from the World Health Organization yesterday. The report measures a metric known as excess...

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Election Day in Northern Ireland

Voters in Northern Ireland head to the polls today, casting ballots in potentially historic nationwide elections. The country’s Irish nationalist Sinn Féin party appears set to become the largest member of the...

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Largest rate hike since 2000

The Federal Reserve increased interest rates again for the second time since 2018 in an effort to curb inflation that has hit a 40-year high. Rates will rise by 0.5 percentage points, the central bank announced...

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Heavy fighting in Mariupol

Photo by manhhai The last Ukrainian defenders guarding the Azovstal steel plant in the southern city of Mariupol continue to face heavy fighting from Russian troops, which attempted to storm the...

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