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Indigenous leader becomes surprise contender in Ecuador’s presidential election

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He wouldn't be caught dead wearing a suit. Instead of a tie round his neck, Yaku Pérez wears a Wiphala, a multi-colored flag that symbolizes indigenous identity in the Andes. His long, black hair either hangs freely...

Murkowski becomes first GOP senator to call on Trump to resign

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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is calling on President Donald Trump to resign following the riots at the Capitol on Wednesday, making her the first Republican senator to take that step. "I want him to resign. I want hi...

UK becomes world’s first to roll out Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine as cases surge

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London The United Kingdom became the first nation to inoculate people with the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine outside of trials on Monday, with the country's health secretary hailing the day as a "real pivota...

Alabama GOP congressman becomes 4th House member in a week to disclose Covid-19 diagnosis

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Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama wrote on Twitter Thursday that he tested positive for Covid-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms, the fourth member of Congress in the past week to announce a positive test fo...

Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to score in a Power Five college football game

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Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller has made history on the college football field again. This time the senior became the first woman to score in a Power Five college game. Fuller successfully kicked two extra points for...

NBA star Tristan Thompson becomes a US citizen

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Tristan Thompson is officially a citizen of the United States. The Canadian-born basketball player fulfilled the requirements to become a naturalized citizen last week, according to the US Citizenship and Immigratio...

Tones and I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ becomes most Shazamed song of all time

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"Dance Monkey" by Tones and I has become the most popular song on Shazam, according to Guinness World Records. The catchy song -- the second single from the debut EP "The Kids Are Coming" by Tones and I, real name ...

Scotland becomes first country to make tampons and pads available for free

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London Scotland has become the first country to allow free and universal access to menstrual products, including tampons and pads, in public facilities, a landmark victory for the global movement against period pover...

Joe Biden becomes first Democrat in 28 years to win Georgia

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Joe Biden will win Georgia, CNN projected Friday, striking at the heart of what has been a Republican presidential stronghold for nearly three decades. The former vice president is the first Democratic nominee to tr...

California becomes the second US state to top 1 million Covid-19 cases, after Texas

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California just became the second state to surpass 1 million Covid-19 infections since the start of the pandemic -- closely following Texas, which hit the grim milestone earlier this week. More than 5,000 new cases...

Texas becomes the first US state with more than 1 million Covid-19 infections

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Texas has now surpassed one million Covid-19 infections since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University -- becoming the first US state to record such a staggering number of cases. T...

Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize small amounts of heroin and other street drugs

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Oregon has become the first state in the nation to decriminalize the possession and personal use of all drugs. Voters in the state approved Measure 110 on Wednesday, CNN projected, and the initiative also expands ac...

Emily Harrington becomes the first woman to free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours

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Only three people -- all men -- had ever free-climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in under 24 hours. But now a woman is the fourth. Emily Harrington, 34, scaled the massive 3,000-foot granite face on Wedn...

The Geffen Playhouse becomes a ‘Stayhouse’ to keep theater alive in a virtual format

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Although live theaters have closed during the pandemic, they have also found ways to still entertain -- perhaps none more creatively than the Geffen Playhouse, rebranded a "Stayhouse" in interactive virtual shows de...

17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga becomes France’s youngest goal scorer in over a century

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Talk about making an impact. The 17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga scored a stunning overhead kick inside the first 10 minutes of his first start for the French national team -- in a 7-1 victory over Ukraine on Wednesda...

‘The Right Stuff’ becomes a Disney+ series that’s spared the need for speed

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Expanded into an eight-hour series, "The Right Stuff" doesn't feel the need for speed. What it loses in momentum, however, this Disney+ series gains in its characterizations, offering a satisfying voyage back into t...

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