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Kendrick Lamar raps about trans relatives in a new song sparking both praise and criticism

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Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated new album includes a personal, if problematic, song about his transgender relatives. In the song "Auntie Diaries," off his new record "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers," Lamar ra...

As drought pushes east, more intense wildfires are sparking in new areas

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Only a few months into 2022 and it's already a dreadful year for wildfires. More than 14,781 separate wildfires have scorched over half a million acres as of this week, according to the National Interagency Fire Cen...

Putin banked on Obama’s appeasement to continue under Biden, sparking Russo-Ukranian war: expert

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"[Biden’s] Russian experts are the same people as the Obama Russian experts. They were the people that said the Russian reset is going to be great," James Carafano, vice president of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Dav...

Christina Yuna Lee murder sparking outrage among New Yorkers: ‘The system is failing everyone’

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Lee is the latest victim of Asian descent killed in a series of random attacks in New York City and the latest example of violent crime committed by a repeat offender suspect.  "The system is failing everyone," Wong ...

12 people found frozen to death, sparking diplomatic row between Turkey and Greece

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Istanbul Twelve migrants were found dead in a small Turkish town near the border with Greece, officials said Wednesday, a week after a rare winter storm blanketed both countries in snow. Turkish Interior Minister Su...

Theodore Roosevelt statue removed from NYC museum after sparking controversy

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A statue of US President Theodore Roosevelt that sat in front of a New York museum for nearly 80 years was removed this week after criticism over its "racial" image. The sculpture, which was located at the American ...

Supreme Court hands Biden COVID vax mandate defeat, sparking fury from liberals

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"The Supreme Court's conservative majority has chosen to prolong and deepen the misery of the pandemic," the social justice association Alliance For Justice tweeted in response to the 6-3 ruling on Thursday that bloc...

Fish rain on Texas town, sparking local officials to speak out: ‘This isn’t a joke’

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The City of Texarkana posted about the incident on its Facebook page, where it joked about how the year was ending by "pulling out all the tricks." The post was accompanied by a picture of a fish in the middle of a g...

French dictionary adds non-binary pronoun, sparking anger

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Paris, France The decision by a major French dictionary to include a gender-inclusive pronoun in its online edition has triggered angry reactions from lawmakers and defenders of the nation's language. French dictiona...

US colleges report fewer foreign gifts after Biden takes office, sparking concern from Rep. Gallagher

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The Education Department (DOE) in 2019 and 2020 began cracking down on schools’ acceptance of foreign gifts under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act in an effort to track the scope of foreign money from countrie...

Marie Kondo reveals tips for ‘sparking joy’ at work, getting kids organized for back to school

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Tidying-up guru Marie Kondo, whose KonMari method helped Americans face their clutter and get rid of the excess at home, is applying her same organization techniques to relationships and the workplace in "Sparking Jo...

Climate change is sparking wildfires that are amplifying Covid

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Wildfire whack-a-mole is the new Western reality in the US. As fires were contained this month in O...

Pence headed to New Hampshire in June, sparking more 2024 buzz

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Pence will headline the Hillsborough County GOP’s annual Lincoln Reagan awards dinner on June 3 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the political committee said. "We are very excited to have the vice president as a our key...

Haley heading to Iowa in June, sparking more 2024 speculation

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The trip by Haley – a former South Carolina governor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under then-President Donald Trump, who is considered a potential 2024 GOP presidential hopeful – will spark more speculat...

Tomi Lahren: All incidents sparking BLM ‘firestorm’ could have been avoided with suspect compliance

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Lahren pointed out that all recent incidents that have "ignited a BLM or social justice firestorm" could have been avoided if victims complied to law, including Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray and George ...

States put smokers in line for the Covid-19 vaccine, sparking frustration among those lower in priority

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Federal guidelines recommend that smokers under the age of 65, considered high-risk for severe Covid-19 symptoms, be eligible for the vaccine in early phases of distribution, frustrating essential workers lower in t...

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