Monday, October 3, 2022
White House Announces Venezuela’s Release of 7 Americans in Prisoner Swap

White House Announces Venezuela’s Release of 7 Americans in Prisoner Swap

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WASHINGTON — In a rare softening of hostile relations, the White House said Saturday that Venezuela freed seven Americans imprisoned in the South American country and the United States released two nephews of President Nicholas Maduro’s wife who had been jailed for years on drug smuggling convictions. The swap of the Americans, including five oil
Orlene Strengthens to Hurricane Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Orlene Strengthens to Hurricane Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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MEXICO CITY — Orlene grew to hurricane strength Saturday and is heading for an expected landfall early next week on Mexico’s northwestern Pacific coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Orlene had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) on Saturday. It was centered about 210 miles (340 kilometers) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes and
Russia Withdraws Troops from Key City in Annexed Region After Ukrainian Forces Surround It

Russia Withdraws Troops from Key City in Annexed Region After Ukrainian Forces Surround It

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KYIV, Ukraine — After being encircled by Ukrainian forces, Russia pulled troops out Saturday from an eastern Ukrainian city that it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest victory for the Ukrainian counteroffensive that has humiliated and angered the Kremlin. Russia’s withdrawal from Lyman complicates its internationally vilified declaration just a
Russia Detains Head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Russia Detains Head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

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KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Ukraine’s nuclear power provider said Saturday, reigniting long-simmering fears over the plant’s security. The alleged kidnapping on Friday apparently took place shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated his war in Ukraine and pushed it into a new, dangerous phase
Florida Rescue Efforts Continue as Death Toll From Hurricane Ian Rises

Florida Rescue Efforts Continue as Death Toll From Hurricane Ian Rises

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Rescuers searched for survivors among the ruins of Florida’s flooded homes from Hurricane Ian while authorities in South Carolina began assessing damage from its strike there as the remnants of one of the strongest and costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. continued to push north. The powerful storm terrorized millions
Bolsonaro Brings Trump’s ‘Stop the Steal’ Tactics to the Brazilian Election

Bolsonaro Brings Trump’s ‘Stop the Steal’ Tactics to the Brazilian Election

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has spent much of the past four years imitating one man: Donald Trump. Bolsonaro did so during his 2018 presidential campaign, when his iconoclastic political style and crude statements about women, Indigenous groups, and the media earned him the moniker “Trump of the Tropics.” He did so again during the COVID-19
How COVID-19 Derailed the 2022 Gay Games Before They Even Began

How COVID-19 Derailed the 2022 Gay Games Before They Even Began

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On the face of it, the 11th Gay Games should be a triumph for Hong Kong. The cosmopolitan, semi-autonomous Chinese city is the first Asian location for the quadrennial event since its inception in San Francisco in 1982. When, in 2017, local organizers won their bid to host the 2022 Games, they were thinking on
How Dahmer Became Netflix’s Most Controversial Show in Years

How Dahmer Became Netflix’s Most Controversial Show in Years

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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is the second re-telling of the life and crimes of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer that’s come out in the last five years alone, and the third take on his story in the past two decades. In 2017, Ross Lynch starred in the titular role My Friend Dahmer; 20 years
The Unique Dangers of a Pandemic-Era Hurricane

The Unique Dangers of a Pandemic-Era Hurricane

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In August 2021, as the Delta variant surged and the threat of hurricanes loomed, President Biden urged people to get their COVID-19 vaccines in case they had to evacuate to a crowded shelter or stay with others indoors. This week, as Hurricane Ian barreled towards Florida as a Category 4 storm, Biden’s remarks resurfaced, mischaracterized
Facebook Owner Meta Announces Hiring Freeze, Warns Employees of Restructuring

Facebook Owner Meta Announces Hiring Freeze, Warns Employees of Restructuring

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Meta Platforms Inc., the owner of Facebook and Instagram, said it will freeze hiring and restructure some teams in an effort to cut costs and shift priorities, putting an end to the social media giant’s years of rapid growth and expansion. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced the company’s freeze on Thursday during a weekly