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Myanmar frees more than 2,000 prisoners held since military coup

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Myanmar freed more than 2,000 detainees on Wednesday, among them journalists and others who the ruling military said had been held on incitement charges for taking part in protests, local media reported. The release ...

California’s Willow Fire spreads to 2,000 acres as record drought, heat continue to grip state

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The blaze, located in Los Padres National Forest near Monterey County's Big Sur, began Thursday night shortly at 8:10 p.m. PT.  NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST: HEAT CONTINUES TO THREATEN WEST, TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSU...

Vandersloot becomes 4th in WNBA history with 2,000 assists

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Vandersloot joined Sue Bird, Ticha Penicheiro and Lindsay Whalen to reach the mark. Vandersloot also reached double-digit assists for the 60th time in her career, finishing with 10 points, 13 assists and four steals....

A ‘person of interest’ has been named in the 2000 death of a Massachusetts teenager

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A man who was previously convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping, and who died in 2016, has been named as a "person of interest" in the death in 2000 of a teenager in Warren, Massachusetts, officials said Thursda...

You and a friend can earn $2,000 for playing video games together

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Here's your shot at getting paid to play video games. Internet provider FrontierBundles is offering $ 2,000 to pairs of friends willing to play 21 hours of video games together and report back on their experience....

Nigeria’s President Buhari describes prison break which freed nearly 2000 inmates as ‘act of terrorism’

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Nearly 2000 inmates broke free from a prison in southeast Nigeria Monday after armed men invaded the site and used explosives to blast parts of the prison, authorities said. Six of the 1,844 inmates who escaped fro...

American man held in Iran marks 2,000 days in detention

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Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American detained in Iran, marked 2,000 days -- more than five years -- in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison on Saturday and his family again urged the Biden administration to do everything it...

Sea-level rise is accelerating to its highest levels in at least 2,000 years across the Northeast, including New York City, study says

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Along a stretch of the East Coast that includes New York City, sea-level rise has increased at its fastest rate in the prior 100 years compared to the past 2,000 years, according to a new study led by Rutgers Univer...

This restaurant owner spent $2,000 from his advertising money to promote his competitors

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A Wisconsin restaurant owner is using his own money to help struggling local restaurants during the pandemic. Adolfo Melendez, owner of Tex-Mex restaurant El Mezcal in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has bought more than...

UK plumber has helped over 2,000 vulnerable families fix heating and plumbing during the pandemic for free

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Thousands of elderly and disabled individuals in the UK have received emergency heating and plumbing repairs at no cost during the pandemic thanks to a kind-hearted plumber. James Anderson, 53, of Burnley, a town i...

Only about 2,000 people speak the Cherokee language fluently. The tribe is saving some vaccine doses for them

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Even before the pandemic hit, the Cherokee Nation was dealing with a crisis: the potential disappearance of its native language. Only about 2,000 people alive on this earth can speak the Cherokee language fluently. ...

More than 2,000 attend illegal New Year’s party in France, despite coronavirus restrictions

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Paris More than 2,500 partygoers attended an illegal New Year's rave in the region of Brittany in France, despite the government's strict coronavirus restrictions and a national night-time curfew. "In the early even...

Around 200 toys were stolen from a Texas public housing complex. More than 2,000 gifts were donated to replace them

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It was set to be a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons. San Antonio Housing Authority staff had collected gifts for over 200 children who live at one of the city's largest public housing complexes -- an...

Earth is 2,000 light years closer to supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than we thought

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A new map of the Milky Way by Japanese space experts has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. This map has suggested that the center of the Milky Way, and th...

Former Florida Supreme Court chief justice during 2000 recount warns Trump poses ‘grave and real threat to democracy’

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Washington The former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court is warning that President Donald Trump poses a "grave and real threat to our democracy" because of his threat to not accept the outcome of the election...