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Hurry up and wait: Trump’s best legal shot at blocking the release of his January 6 docs

Hurry up and wait: Trump’s best legal shot at blocking the release of his January 6 docs

The next few weeks will be pivotal if former President Donald Trump is hoping to bury the House’s request for January 6 documents in years of litigation. With a lawsuit filed Monday, Trump began in earnest his legal war against the House’s Capitol insurrection investigation. He is seeking to block the National Archives from releasing…MORE

China tells mines to produce ‘as much coal as possible’

China tells mines to produce ‘as much coal as possible’

The Chinese government has ordered the country’s coal mines to “produce as much coal as possible” as it tries to increase production as winter approaches, and ease an ongoing energy crunch. The announcement from China’s National Development and Reform Commission comes after weeks of power shortages across many provinces, forcing the government to ration electricity…MORE

Dozens killed in India after heavy flooding and record rainfall

Dozens killed in India after heavy flooding and record rainfall

Record-breaking rains and heavy flooding have killed at least 73 people in India this week, according to disaster management officials. At least 46 people have died in the northern state of Uttarakhand and 27 bodies were recovered in the southern state of Kerala, according to officials from both states. Uttarakhand began receiving heavy rainfall over…MORE

Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena: A ​blackmail ​allegation and a sex tape — two French footballers face off in court

Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena: A ​blackmail ​allegation and a sex tape — two French footballers face off in court

A sex-tape, alleged blackmail and two French soccer stars: as the trial of French striker Karim Benzema kicks off today, it was always going to draw attention. Benzema, who plays club football for Real Madrid, faces a charge of “complicity in attempted blackmail” against former French national teammate and current Olympiacos midfielder, Mathieu Valbuena, documents…MORE

Shooting leaves 3 dead and 2 others in critical condition in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police say

Shooting leaves 3 dead and 2 others in critical condition in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police say

A shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has left three people dead and two others in critical condition, officials said Wednesday. “KPD is on the scene of a shooting near the 600 of 40th place. We can confirm that three are deceased. Two more victims were transported to hospitals, one via Flight For Life. Both are critical.…MORE

Booster shots could soon be recommended for people as young as 40, source says

Booster shots could soon be recommended for people as young as 40, source says

Booster protection in the US could soon expand to a much broader population, as a source says the US government likely will soon recommend them to people as young as 40 who received either Moderna or Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. “I believe it will happen,” the source familiar with the plan said, adding that there is…MORE

China’s real estate crisis could threaten growth into 2022. Beijing’s undeterred

China’s real estate crisis could threaten growth into 2022. Beijing’s undeterred

China’s growth is seriously slowing down as the country lurches from one economic threat to another. And while some of the biggest pain points appear to be easing, an unfolding crisis in real estate is emerging as one of Beijing’s toughest challenges in the coming year. The country’s GDP grew at its slowest pace in…MORE

The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It’s a big risk.

The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It’s a big risk.

The windswept valleys surrounding the Hengill volcano in southwestern Iceland are dotted with hot springs and steam vents. Hikers from all over the world come here to witness its breath-taking scenery. Even the sheep are photogenic in the soft Nordic light. Right in the middle of all that natural beauty sits a towering metal structure…MORE

The world plans to produce far more fossil fuel than it should to stay under dangerous climate limits, UN says

The world plans to produce far more fossil fuel than it should to stay under dangerous climate limits, UN says

Ahead of a critical global climate conference in November, a UN report released Wednesday shows that many of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers are still planning to ramp up production in the coming years, and will be burning far more fossil fuels in 2030 than what is consistent with global climate pledges. The UN…MORE

A Washington state sheriff is facing criminal charges after incident with Black newspaper delivery driver
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A Washington state sheriff is facing criminal charges after incident with Black newspaper delivery driver

A Washington state sheriff who allegedly tailed a Black man delivering newspapers falsely accused the man of threatening his life, summoning dozens of officers to the scene to apprehend him, prosecutors said Tuesday. Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer was charged with one count of false reporting and one count of making a false or misleading…MORE

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