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A Brazilian surfer broke her own Guinness World Records title by riding an epic wave

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Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira has broken her own world record for the largest wave surfed by a woman. The 33-year-old rode a 73.5-foot wave in Praia do Norte, Portugal, on February 11, beating her previous record by...

Surge of ballot requests already setting records in the US

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Interest in pre-Election Day voting is skyrocketing around the country, with more than 28 million ballots already requested and another 43 million set to be automatically mailed to voters, according to a CNN survey ...

Appellate judges skeptical of Trump’s argument to block subpoena for financial records

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A lawyer for President Donald Trump told a federal appeals court Friday that there is no request for documents that could be made as part of the Manhattan district attorney's investigation concerning hush-money paym...

Political spending in presidential and congressional races projected to hit nearly $11 billion, shattering records

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This year's political spending to elect a president and Congress is on pace to hit nearly $ 11 billion, smashing all previous records, according to a new estimate by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. ...

College Common App will no longer ask students about disciplinary records because of the question’s impact on students of color

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The Common Application is removing a question asking applicants to report whether they've been cited for a disciplinary violation in high school after their research found that the answer disproportionately impacted...

From model trooper to murder charge: Records offer insight about Georgia roadside killing

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As a Georgia state trooper, Jacob Thompson impressed his bosses. They praised him for setting records in his unit for traffic stops and DUI busts. They commended his dedication to serving on the agency's honor guard...

Countries across Europe set grim Covid-19 records as restrictions are reimposed

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London As Europe transitions from summer into fall, countries that claimed to have the coronavirus under control are once again seeing a surge in infections. The United Kingdom, which has the biggest death toll on th...

Americans with criminal records will be left out of the recovery if we don’t fix these policies

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Sheena Meade is the managing director for Clean Slate Initiative, a national bipartisan coalition advancing policies to automatically clear all eligible criminal records across the United States. Jabari Paul is the U...

A Texas teenager breaks two world records for longest legs

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Maci Currin isn't all legs, but they do make up 60 percent of her total height. The 17-year-old from Cedar Park, Texas, broke two Guinness World Records: one for having the longest legs for a female, and another fo...

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

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Washington The US has joined a group of largely repressive governments in co-sponsoring an international declaration that challenges the right to an abortion. The Geneva Consensus Declaration, sponsored by Brazil, Eg...

Australia records zero local coronavirus cases for first time since June

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Sydney, Australia Australia registered no new local Covid-19 cases on Saturday for the first time since June 9, marking a major milestone in the country's battle against the deadly virus. The apparent turning point ...

Italian regions lock down and Paris tightens rules as Europe smashes virus records

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The Italian regions worst-hit by the second coronavirus wave entered a new lockdown Friday after the country tallied its highest daily number of both infections and deaths the previous day. Italy is under a 10 p.m....

A man from the United Arab Emirates broke two wakeboarding records

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Ten years ago, Omeir Saeed Almheiri fell in love with wakeboarding. Now the 23-year-old from the United Arab Emirates has broken two Guinness World Records. Almheiri smashed the record for the longest ramp jump on a...

Severe fire danger for Australia as temperatures smash records

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Parts of Australia, including Sydney, sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high on Sunday -- prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban. In Sydney, temperature...

Justice Department investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal

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The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesd...

Jerseys bearing the last names of Jordan, Kaepernick and Obama break records in online auction

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Sports jerseys from Michael Jordan, Colin Kaepernick, and even a former president all set world records this week during an online auction. Jordan's historic rookie Chicago Bulls jersey -- the one he held up at the ...

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