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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...

Los Angeles records largest drug bust in sheriff’s department history, Mexican cartel activity suspected

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Just north of L.A. in Antelope Valley, California, officials tracked down, identified and destroyed 70 to 80 outhouses filled with illegal marijuana plots in the open desert. The department brought in massive bulldoz...

Rapper Polo G arrested in Miami, jail records show

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The rapper Polo G was arrested Saturday morning on multiple charges in Miami, Florida, Miami-Dade County Corrections records show. The 22-year-old, whose real name is Taurus Bartlett, faces five charges including ...

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...

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 ...

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....

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 ...

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...

South Africa records ‘grim’ Covid milestone as humanitarian crisis unfolds at border with Zimbabwe

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South Africa has reported a "grim milestone" with 844 deaths and 20000 new Covid cases reported in 24 hours on Wednesday, sparking fears of stricter lockdown measures as the country battles with an influx of immigra...

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...

Covid-19 is now on every continent as Antarctica records its first outbreak

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Antarctica has recorded its first Covid-19 case after 36 people tested positive on a research base, according to a statement released by the Chilean Army. The news marks an unfortunate milestone in the global fight ...

Johns Hopkins University thought its namesake was an abolitionist, but records show he owned enslaved people

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The founder and namesake for one of the top medical schools in the nation owned enslaved people in the mid-1800s, Johns Hopkins University leadership announced Wednesday in a letter. Census records indicate Johns H...

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...

Negro Leagues recognized as official major leagues, stats to be added to MLB records

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Major League Baseball on Wednesday sought to correct a longstanding wrong by recognizing the Negro Leagues as a major league and counting the statistics and records of thousands of Black players as part of the game'...

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...

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...

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