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Fireballs will light up the sky during Northern Taurid meteor shower this week

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Dazzling fireballs will light up the night sky in the coming days, making it a great time to grab a lawn chair and gaze at the stars. The Northern Taurid meteor showers have been spotted in the sky since October, bu...

John Oliver talks possibility of another pandemic on season premiere of ‘Last Week Tonight’

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John Oliver returned to TV Sunday after a winter hiatus from "Last Week Tonight." It was the first episode since his last show, which aired in November, and he covered a lot of ground, including former President Don...

The week in 14 headlines

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This week, wildfires scorched the West Coast as President Trump questioned climate science. Meanwhile, the US Postal Service remained in the spotlight as a federal judge moved to block policy changes and The Washing...

Alabama GOP congressman becomes 4th House member in a week to disclose Covid-19 diagnosis

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Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama wrote on Twitter Thursday that he tested positive for Covid-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms, the fourth member of Congress in the past week to announce a positive test fo...

Quad heads of state to hold first-ever summit this week

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Tokyo The leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia will meet in a virtual summit this week, a source in Japan with direct knowledge of the talks told CNN on Tuesday. It will be the first time talks ha...

Missiles, rockets and accusations fly as Nagorno Karabakh flare-up burns into second week

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Yerevan, Armenia Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other Monday of further missile and rocket attacks against civilian populations, as the newly reignited conflict over the enclave of Nagorno Karabakh enters its se...

Workers trapped in gold mine for more than a week send note to rescuers

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Twelve miners trapped underground for more than a week in a Chinese gold mine have managed to get a note to rescuers, state media reported Monday. The Xinhua news agency reports that the note confirmed 12 of the min...

Federal government spending $60 million per week to care for unaccompanied minors

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That funding, which amounts to $ 3.1 billion per year, is used to care for children in facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after they’ve been transferred from Border Patrol. Those cos...

You can see every planet in our solar system this week

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It might be time to break out that telescope. This week, there will be some not so familiar sights in the sky: all seven of the planets that make up our solar system will be visible at various points throughout the ...

House Democrats plan to push Biden’s Covid relief plan through the chamber next week

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Washington House Democrats are taking a major step forward to push through President Joe Biden's massive $ 1.9 trillion Covid relief bill by the end of next week. The House Budget committee announced Thursday it wil...

At the United Nations this week, US President Donald Trump will be denied something he loves — a live audience

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This year's gathering of the global elite at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has been cramped by Covid-19: World leaders won't flock to New York, opting instead for a virtual speech fest. Gone will be the diplomatic ...

Eight religious sisters died of Covid-19 at a Wisconsin facility within a week

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Within a week, eight religious sisters living in the Notre Dame of Elm Grove in Wisconsin died from Covid-19, all of whom, in their own ways, were mentors in the community. The School Sisters of Notre Dame confirmed...

This week marks one year since Covid-19 upended our lives. It’s OK to let ourselves feel whatever emotions that brings up

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Julie Gallagher is a journalist and freelance writer. She most recently covered the 2020 election as an assignment editor for CNN. The views expressed here are hers. View more opinion on CNN. I spent last Thursday e...

Activists have long said a Santa Fe monument celebrated the killings of Native Americans. Crowds toppled it this week

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At least two people were arrested in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Monday after a crowd toppled a monument that Native American community members have long called on to be removed. Demonstrations around the monument -- an o...

Foreign fighters were meant to leave Libya this week. A huge trench being dug by Russian-backed mercenaries indicates they plan to stay

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Construction on an enormous trench across Libya, dug by Russian-backed mercenaries Wagner, is raising fears that foreign fighters will not withdraw from the country by Saturday, as a UN-brokered peace deal insists. ...

Volcano eruption in Caribbean prompts mass evacuation during popular vacation week

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"La Soufriere has moved into an explosive state. Plumes up to eight kilometers," the country's National Emergency Management Organization tweeted Friday. VOLCANO ERUPTS IN ICELAND FOR FIRST TIME IN 6,000 YEARS "Plea...

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