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Mitch McConnell wins reelection in Kentucky, defeating Democrat Amy McGrath

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won his reelection fight in Kentucky, CNN projected Tuesday night, defeating Democratic opponent Amy McGrath and her massive fundraising efforts to unseat him. McGrath, a forme...

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million global prize — and gives half to the runners-up

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An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $ 1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnershi...

‘Hero rat’ wins gold medal from UK charity for hunting landmines

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A rat in Cambodia has been heralded a hero and awarded for saving lives. Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, was given a gold medal by the British veterinary charity People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) for...

Anthony Fauci wins $1 million Israeli prize for his work on Covid-19 and other infectious diseases

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has been honored with a top international prize for his work combating the coronavirus and other infectious diseases. He is one of the seven recipients of the 2021 Dan David Prize, a $ 1 million ...

Squad member Ilhan Omar wins reelection in Minnesota House race

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Squad in Congress, will hold onto her US House seat in Minnesota after she won reelection and defeated a well-funded Republican challenger, CNN projects. Omar,...

LeAnn Rimes wins ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 4 as The Sun

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"The Masked Singer" finale unmasked real-life superstar LeAnn Rimes as The Sun -- and the winner of Season 4. The Crocodile, Mushroom and Sun were the finalists on the reality series, with The Sun singing a cover c...

Why Biden would likely have a Democratic Senate if he wins

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The pending Senate battle over the next Supreme Court nominee shows us how important winning Congress' upper chamber is this fall. A president who doesn't have the Senate backing him cannot fully use the power of th...

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban

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A Malaysian man on Thursday won a landmark court challenge against an Islamic ban on sex "against the order of nature," raising hopes for greater acceptance of gay rights in the mostly Muslim country. The Muslim man ...

Ritchie Torres wins House race and will become first Black member of Congress who identifies as gay

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Ritchie Torres, a New York City Council member, won his US House race to represent the South Bronx, becoming the first black member of Congress who identifies as gay. Torres, 32, overwhelmingly defeated Republican P...

Ohio State wins Big Ten title as Texas A&M makes final case for College Football Playoff spot

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After a regular season replete with stops, starts and multiple schedule changes, the College Football Playoff picture is coming into focus. Saturday concludes the conference championship schedule -- in addition to o...

Swiss Skydiver wins the 145th Preakness Stakes

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Swiss Skydiver won the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, according to the race organization's official Twitter. The entire race took place without spectators due to the coron...

Man wins $500,000 Powerball prize with fortune cookie numbers

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When Florida resident Ernesto Sorzano picked up his fried rice and shrimp from a Chinese takeout, he got a fortune cookie that would change his life. Sorzano, who is in the process of moving to Huntersville, North ...

Widow of Florida school shooting victim wins school board seat in Parkland election

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Debra Hixon won a school board seat in Broward County, Florida, nearly three years after her husband was killed in the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead. Chris Hixon Hixon's husband, Chris, was kill...

Central African Republic President Touadera wins re-election

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Bangui President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won Central African Republic's December 27 presidential election by securing more than 53% of votes in the first round, according to provisional results announced by the...

Sei Young Kim wins first major at Women’s PGA Championship

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Sei Young Kim claimed the first major title of her career at the Women's PGA Championship with a record-equaling final round 63. Starting the final day two shots ahead of previous major champions Anna Nordqvist and ...

Chadwick Boseman’s widow gives moving acceptance speech as actor wins Golden Globe

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The late Chadwick Boseman was honored with a Golden Globe on Sunday for his incredible turn in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award -- which was for best performance...

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