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Tensions are rising on Ukraine's border with Russia. Here's what you need to know

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 19:18
Tensions between Ukraine and Russia are at their highest in years, with reports of a Russian troop build-up near Russia's borders with Ukraine fueling fears over Moscow's intentions.
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America keeps adding jobs but we're still not back to normal

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 19:14
The US jobs recovery has picked up steam again in the final months of the year, bringing some good news in the face of persistently rising prices and a new Covid variant.
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'I've never seen anything like that': Bizarre goal marks thrilling Manchester United and Arsenal clash

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 18:42
Manchester United bounced back from conceding one of the most unusual goals you're ever likely to see to eventually beat Arsenal 3-2 in Thursday's Premier League clash.
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Appeals court hears arguments in E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against Trump

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 18:30
Former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll squares off against the Justice Department before a New York federal appeals court Friday in an oral argument that will likely decide the fate of her defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump.
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They've read the briefs and heard oral arguments. Here's what the Supreme Court justices do next.

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 18:29
The nine Supreme Court justices will gather in their private conference room Friday, if they follow general practice, to cast initial votes in a case that could determine the future of Roe v. Wade and radically transform -- after a half century -- the landscape of women's reproductive health nationwide.
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Axel Witsel on staying in football after retiring, extra training in China and the 'amazing' Erling Haaland

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 17:53
After playing for clubs in five different countries over a 15-year period, Axel Witsel's thoughts are starting to turn towards home.
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World's second tallest building tops out in Malaysia

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 17:16
The spire of a soaring 118-story skyscraper has topped out at over 2,227 feet above Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.
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Architectural photos of 1970s Dubai show the birth of the modern city

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:30
Dubai's skyline is adorned with record-breaking buildings. From the world's tallest building -- the 828-meter-tall (2,716-foot) Burj Khakifa -- to the world's tallest hotel -- the 356-meter-tall (1,168-foot) Gevora Hotel -- ambitious architectural projects populate the city.
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LeBron James clears NBA Covid-19 health and safety protocols after negative tests

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:01
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James is cleared to return to play after a brief stint isolated from his team due to the NBA's Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
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The latest on the Omicron variant

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:52
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Chinese submarine's alleged surprise show highlights risk of the unexpected at sea

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:49
The unexpected appearance of an alleged Chinese submarine in the Taiwan Strait this week has highlighted the dangers posed by the frequent presence of military vessels in the narrow waterway, which analysts warn could ultimately spark an unintended conflict.
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Republicans pull back from the Covid brink -- for now

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:15
Sanity prevailed Thursday night when the Senate overcame an effort by a handful of conservative Republican senators who had threatened to force a government shutdown unless they got a vote on an amendment to defund President Joe Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
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Former nurse who sexually assaulted an intellectually disabled woman is sentenced to 10 years in prison

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 14:46
A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled woman in an Arizona long-term health care facility was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, according to prosecutors.
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Angela Merkel gets a grand send-off with her own pick of music

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 13:31
Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel received the highest ceremony for a civilian as she bids farewell after 16 years in office. CNN's Bianca Nobilo reports.
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Group chat typo results in stunned students FaceTiming with NFL superstars

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 13:08
The addition of a wrong number to a Michigan high school basketball team's group chat led to an unforgettable FaceTime with NFL players.
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'Annie Live!' worked a little too hard but mostly delivered a good-luck night

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 12:31
After last year's "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical" -- a dual threat as both a critical disaster and a ratings flop -- NBC returned to more fertile territory with its latest holiday presentation, "Annie Live!" Incorporating a live audience, the show more closely approximated the energy of a theatrical experience, with its main flaw stemming from trying too hard to please.
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