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Reporter’s notebook: Ukrainians stand up to Russians

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"Everybody is joining," Sviat told me, "we are all taking up arms." In fact the resistance of the Ukrainians to a better-equipped Russian army has been impressive. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had this to ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Amy Kellogg flips the switch on Florence’s streetlights

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"We want to turn them on in the exact moment when one feels the need for artificial light," explains Matteo Casanovi, president of Silfi, the company that runs Florence's lighting systems. "And we can also save a few...

Reporter’s Notebook: US Capitol has its share of ghosts

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You've heard of "Tales from the Crypt." But how about tales from the Congressional crypt? Some politicians naturally have skeletons in their closets. But some real skeletons haunt Capitol Hill. Congressional Cemeter...

Reporter’s Notebook: Once-lively Ukraine city turns nearly silent

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For many here in Ukraine, the world they once knew is gone. Millions have been forced from their homes, fleeing relentless Russian artillery that has left cities like Kharkiv and Mariupol in flames, apartment buildin...

Reporter’s Notebook: The passing of a prince

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Partly due to COVID-19 restrictions but also due to the royal’s own wishes, it was a relatively simple affair, scaled back and straightforward. But with all the elegant and meaningful detail, it also summed up the ma...

Reporter’s Notebook: Why Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis stands apart

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But President Biden's Friday visit to the Holy Father stands out from most others.  When two top Catholics get together and one of them supports a woman's right to abortion, there are obvious grounds for disagreement...

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, ‘the Churchill of our time’: Reporter’s Notebook

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And he’s using it. "He has understood the power of communications," said Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J. "It is an additional tool in his arsenal as he tries to fight off Russia." Po...

Reporter’s Notebook: Hamas rockets hit Tel Aviv Saturday at beach

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One minute we were looking from our hotel balcony at the Saturday Tel Aviv beach scene, full of happy families frolicking in the Mediterranean. The next we heard sirens, loudspeaker warnings, and most of the folks sc...

Reporter’s notebook: From the climate front lines to COP26, the gap is wide between talk and reality

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CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir attended COP26 last week, an international climate summit where global leaders are trying to limit future global warming. Glasgow, Scotland Just past the giant model Earth sl...

Reporter’s Notebook: As Ukraine war drags on, Putin’s high approval rating in Russia called into question

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But he is convinced his respondents haven't lied about Putin and this war. Gudkov, who is the director of the Levada Center, Russia's only independent polling outfit, claims the idea that Russians are afraid to tell ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Beirut demands accountability 1 year after deadly blast

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"The people demand the fall of immunities!" some chant as others run for cover. Wednesday marked one year since an explosion in the port of Beirut killed more than 200 people. Two injured men lie on the gr...

Reporter’s Notebook: Return to Redwood City — The Resentencing of Scott Peterson

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The sound, coming from members of the public who cheered louder than you’ve ever heard at a sporting event as the guilty verdicts were read in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial in 2004.  One reason that moment s...

Reporter’s Notebook: Pimento cheese sandwiches, public phones and lush greens mark golf’s premier event

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The most common suggestion you’ll get after telling someone you’re going to the Masters is to try the pimento cheese sandwich. If you’re from the south, it's a familiar dish, but if not – it's a surprising option, es...

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Providing hope’ at the brutal end of the Afghan war

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But U.S. service members around the world were still very busy, evacuating Americans, Afghans and others out of the clutches of the new Taliban rulers. Including those stationed at the massive American Ramstein Airba...

Brian Laundrie notebook not linked to parents’ petition to access his estate, Bertolino says

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Laundrie and former fiancée Gabby Petito made national headlines this fall after her disappearance during a cross-country road trip they’d been posting about on Instagram and YouTube. With the couple sharing so much ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Russia’s Ukraine war, witnessing 3 months of tragedy

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In late January and early February, it was all about whether the Russians would invade and if the Ukrainians were ready. In March, after the attacks started, it was all about a remarkable fight-back by the Ukrainians...

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