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US citizenship naturalizations are highest in more than a decade

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The number of people who became naturalized US citizens in fiscal year 2021 was the highest in more than a decade, according to new data, surpassing the Trump administration-era high and rebounding after the pandemi...

New stamps celebrate a decade of watching the sun from space

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The US Postal Service has issued a set of stamps to celebrate a decade of watching the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, according to NASA. The Sun Science stamps draw attention to the different views of t...

Number of women serving life sentences without parole has surged over the past decade, report shows

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The number of women inmates serving life without the possibility of parole has risen 43% since 2008, adding to an already aging prison population nationwide, according to a new report from the Sentencing Project, an...

Two veterans, one decade, Tom Brady, and a congressman: An unlikely Afghan escape leads to reunion at the playoffs

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It was Tom Brady's name that got his family out of Afghanistan, and it was a Buccaneers game that helped the former Afghan interpreter turned US Army soldier reunite with a veteran friend he hadn't seen for a decade...

Dante Barksdale, who worked for more than a decade to keep Baltimore’s streets safe from gun violence, is shot and killed

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Dante Barksdale spent the past decade and a half helping to keep Baltimore's neighborhoods safe from gun violence. On Sunday, Barksdale -- who has been described as the "heart and soul" of the city's Safe Streets pr...

US-Mexico border arrests in June are the highest in at least a decade

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US border authorities in June arrested or turned away the highest monthly number of migrants at the US-Mexico border in at least a decade, according to a Department of Homeland Security official familiar with the fi...

Anders Breivik killed 77 people in Norway. A decade on, ‘the hatred is still out there’ but his influence is seen as low

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Ten years ago, Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Brevik killed 77 people, many of them teenagers, in a bomb attack and gun rampage. The July 22 attacks left Norway, a small, close-knit Nordic country, stu...

Cannabis-induced psychosis: Amid push for legalization, sister says brother ‘was lost to us for a decade’

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"When our lawmakers talk about legalizing marijuana, they talk about it like it's chamomile tea and that it has no side effects and there's no downside to using and it," Heidi Swan, a board member for Parents Opposed...

NASA study: Climate change impact on world’s crops expected within next decade

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A new study from the agency published in the journal Nature Food said that under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, maize crop yields are projected to decline by 24% and wheat could potentially see a growth of...

China’s cyber power ‘exaggerated,’ at least decade behind US, new study says

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The Financial Times, citing the study, reported that IISS estimated that China is—at the minimum—10- years from competing with the U.S., largely due to lingering security issues. The report said Beijing has demonstra...

Beijing chokes on yellow dust during biggest sandstorm in almost a decade

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The Chinese capital was choking on sand and dust on Monday, as the biggest sandstorm in nearly a decade swept over the city turning the skies an eerie shade of orange. Photos from Beijing, home to 21.7 million resid...

The iconic childhood toys that debuted the decade you were born

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As you search for the perfect gifts for kids this Christmas, take a trip down memory lane and see what popular toys were released the decade you were born. 1940s One of the most iconic toys, the Slinky, was invented ...

National Junk Food Day: See which snack came out the decade you were born

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According to WebMD, "junk food" is usually high in calories, but low in nutritional value -- and when you eat junk food, you’re likely to feel less full than you would if you ate more nutritious food.  Though it’s no...

Why a Democratic landslide in November could crush the GOP for the next decade (or more)

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With independent political handicappers revising upwards the likelihood of Joe Biden winning the presidency and Democratic gains in the Senate and House in recent days, there is now a reasonable chance that we may b...

2019 saw the biggest rise in uninsured children in a decade — and that was before the recession

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The increase in the number of uninsured children last year was the largest in more than a decade, even before the pandemic and the recession it caused. The uninsured rate climbed to 5.7% in 2019, the third year of i...

Australia marks quietest fire season in a decade

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Australia's most populous state has closed out its quietest fire season in a decade, its fire service said, as the coolest and wettest summer in years offered a reprieve from the uncontrolled blazes that torched larg...

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