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The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 12:48:27 +0100
Brittney Griner lands in US following high-profile prisoner swap with Russia

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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:53:25 GMT
US basketball star safely arrives home after 10 months in Russian detention

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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 20:34:55 GMT
See Brittney Griner on flight back to US
WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from Russian detention in a prisoner swap for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. CNN's Kylie Atwood reports on video of her flight returning to the US.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 22:06:57 GMT
DOJ seeking to hold Trump in contempt over classified documents

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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 06:34:34 GMT
'The world changed overnight': China's zero-Covid overhaul brings joy -- and fears
Workers across China have dismantled some of the physical signs of the country's zero-Covid controls, peeling health code scanning signs off metro station walls and closing some checkpoints after the government unveiled an overhaul of its pandemic policy.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 04:52:17 GMT
Man circulating videos of China protests says he has gotten death threats
With China's giant censorship apparatus and Great Firewall around its internet, how did the world get real-time information about the protests unfolding in China? CNN's Selina Wang has an exclusive report.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 17:05:56 GMT
US House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage in landmark vote
The House voted to pass legislation on Thursday to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, the last step before the measure goes to President Joe Biden for his signature and becomes law.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 08:00:38 GMT
Japan, Britain and Italy plan sixth-generation fighter jet to rival world's most-advanced warplanes
The United Kingdom, Japan and Italy announced Friday they are teaming up to build a sixth-generation fighter jet, designed to rival or eclipse the best warplanes now employed by the likes of China and Russia -- and possibly even the United States, the main ally of the trio.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:23:22 GMT
Indian Prime Minister Modi's party wins sweeping victory in Gujarat state elections
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scored a landslide election win in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Thursday, in a boost for the leader and his Hindu-nationalist party ahead of the 2024 general election.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 02:20:31 GMT
When China and Saudi Arabia meet, nothing matters more than oil

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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 09:19:35 GMT
World Cup chief says 'death is a natural part of life' after migrant worker killed at Qatar training base
FIFA on Thursday confirmed the death of a migrant worker at the resort used by Saudi Arabia during the group stages at the World Cup in Qatar.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 09:32:22 GMT
Harry compares Meghan to Diana and criticizes royals' 'unconscious bias' in Netflix documentary

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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:53:00 GMT
See how Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle
In a highly anticipated Netflix documentary the couple shared details of their early dating life and photos not yet seen by the public.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 07:31:27 GMT
Philadelphia police reveal identity of child found dead inside a box 65 years ago
The "Boy in the Box" finally has a name.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:27:26 GMT
Voters in Marjorie Taylor Greene and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's district agree on one thing
Voters in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's New York City district and Marjorie Taylor Greene's rural Georgia district see politics very differently. But this election season one issue is uniting them, and it's a good thing for Republicans.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:37:44 GMT
South Koreans are about to get a year or two younger, thanks to a new law
South Koreans are about to get a year or two younger, thanks to a new law passed on Thursday that aims to standardize how age is calculated in the country.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 23:38:26 GMT
How a prince became the center of a German far-right plot
CNN's Fred Pleitgen breaks down the plot that led to more than two dozen arrests in Germany this week - and why authorities expect more arrests.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 17:44:02 GMT
US citizen Anne Sacoolas handed suspended sentence for causing death of British teenager Harry Dunn
American citizen Anne Sacoolas was sentenced to eight months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, at the Old Bailey in London for causing the death of British teenager Harry Dunn in a fatal traffic collision in August 2019, meaning she will not have to go to jail.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:54:28 GMT
Chris Wallace asks Fauci what he thinks about Trump
As he prepares to leave the National Institutes of Health after 54 years of public service as the nation's top doctor of infectious disease, Dr. Fauci reflected on the ups and downs throughout his career. Watch 'Who's Talking to Chris Wallace' Sunday 7 PM ET on CNN.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 01:23:44 GMT
Full crew for SpaceX's privately funded moon mission announced
Japanese fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa has picked eight passengers that he said will join him on a trip around the moon, powered by SpaceX's yet-to-be-flown Starship spacecraft. The group includes American DJ Steve Aoki and popular space YouTuber Tim Dodd, better known as the Everyday Astronaut.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:30:42 GMT
Iran hangs protester in first known execution related to mass demonstrations
Iran has executed a man for injuring a paramilitary officer in the first known execution linked to protests that have swept the country since September, state media reported Thursday.
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Wed, 07 Dec 2022 21:55:11 GMT
She fled Afghanistan under the Taliban, now the US has put her future on hold
After fleeing the Taliban takeover of her home country of Afghanistan in 2021, Yalda Azamee thought her dreams came true when she was accepted to two of America's top universities.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 02:14:54 GMT
'Aging genius' Lionel Messi looking to inspire Argentina against Netherlands

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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 02:13:29 GMT
Indonesian court clears retired army major of crimes against humanity in Papua shooting trial
An Indonesian court on Thursday acquitted a retired army officer in the fatal shooting of four teenagers in Papua in 2014, crushing hopes the military would be held accountable for alleged abuses in the country's restive easternmost region.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:54:43 GMT
Nigerian first lady 'directed student beating at presidential villa,' lawyer alleges
Nigeria's first lady ordered security operatives to detain a student and also supervised his beating at the country's presidential villa, his lawyer has alleged.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:04:06 GMT
Reuters: Nigerian women speak out about reported secret mass abortion program
Since at least 2013, more than 10,000 pregnancies were aborted as part of a "secret, systematic and illegal" abortion program allegedly "conducted" by the Nigerian military, a Reuters investigation has found. CNN's Nima Elbagir has more.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 10:01:05 GMT
How US conservatives played the long game in bid to rewrite election rules
Since the 2020 presidential election, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch have been erecting the scaffolding for a decision that could transform election practices nationwide.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 21:18:28 GMT
Peru's new president rules out elections after ouster and arrest of Castillo
Peru's new President Dina Boluarte ruled out early elections on Thursday, her first day in office following the dramatic ousting and arrest of her predecessor Pedro Castillo.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 19:06:48 GMT
Celine Dion reveals she has a rare neurological syndrome
Celine Dion is postponing several Europe tour dates after the recent diagnosis of a rare neurological disorder that doesn't allow her "to sing the way I'm used to," she announced.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:13:47 GMT
China Eastern takes delivery of the world's first made-in-China C919 jet
The world's first C919, a Chinese-made narrowbody jet, was delivered to launch customer China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai on Friday and took off for a 15-minute flight to mark the historic moment.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 21:37:11 GMT
Pentagon awards multibillion-dollar cloud contract to Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle
The Defense Department has named Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle as the winners of a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract whose predecessor the Pentagon had to cancel amid Amazon's allegations that then-President Donald Trump had interfered in the award process.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 01:34:09 GMT
Univ. of Kentucky student who was victim to racial attack speaks out
Kylah Spring, and her mother Betsy, spoke with "CBS Mornings" about the racial attack on the University of Kentucky's campus that went viral.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 09:30:51 GMT
'Houses That Can Save the World': These homes offer a blueprint for a greener future
It's an uncomfortable truth, but many of our houses are bad for the planet. They're defined by a pattern of consumption, from the raw materials to build them, to the fuel required to sustain them, and the waste generated by them.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:07:15 GMT
Look of the Week: In this 90s-style track jacket Michelle Obama has outdone herself
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is in the middle of a month-long book tour and, as always, her style choices are making headlines. But there's been a noticeable shift in her clothes, from the classic silhouettes she's known for to more playful, cool-girl styles.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 04:05:35 GMT
Google reveals top trending flight searches of 2022
Google has released its annual roundup of Year in Search trends, which covers a wide variety of topics, including tourism.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 02:06:36 GMT
TikTok videos of 13 strangers going on a road trip went viral. See their story
After their flight was canceled late on Sunday, 13 strangers decided to rent a van and drive all the way from Orlando to Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:14:40 GMT
Should cats be allowed on airplanes?
At the Bogota airport, as passengers were placing their carry-ons, laptops and purses in bins inching their way on the conveyer belt for inspection, one item stood out: it was a cat, and its owner was putting it into a cabin-ready case.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 17:15:50 GMT
Wardrobe malfunction interrupts surprise Mariah Carey performance
Whose wardrobe malfunction was worse ... Mariah's Carey's or Rudy Giuliani's? CNN's Jeanne Moos compares.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 13:51:34 GMT
The world's most 'welcoming' countries of 2022
For the busiest of business travelers, who regularly find themselves called to fly to a string of countries at short notice, up-to-date information on which countries require visas or electronic travel authorizations (eTAs) is essential.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:40:16 GMT
Former 'Grey's Anatomy' writer admits she lied about having cancer
Elisabeth Finch, who had served as a writer and consulting producer on ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy," has given an interview in which she admitted that she lied about her health and personal life.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 08:04:02 GMT
Amateur fossil hunters find 19-foot-tall, 100 million-year-old skeleton
Amateur paleontologists in Queensland, Australia uncovered a rare,100 million-year-old marine reptile's skeleton that could provide vital clues about prehistoric life.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 09:07:03 GMT
Frozen food named 'dish of the year' in Japan
Smoke began to drift out of a box as the winner of Japan's "dish of the year" was revealed.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 20:16:19 GMT
How a 'super-Earth' turned into a scorching 'hell planet' with a lava ocean
The exoplanet 55 Cancri e goes by several names, but the rocky world located 40 light-years from Earth is most known for its reputation as a "hell planet."
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 13:14:09 GMT
Mom with Alzheimer's gets 'onslaught' of gifts after going viral on TikTok
When Joshua Pettit posted a video of his 85-year-old mother with Alzheimer's on social media, he had no idea how the internet was going to react. It turns out, they couldn't get enough.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:17:44 GMT
Toni Collette announces split from husband Dave Galafassi
Toni Collette and husband Dave Galafassi are divorcing after 20 years of marriage.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 12:48:27 +0100
US basketball star detained in Russia has been released in a prisoner swap for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout

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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:14:24 GMT
Watch the moment Brittney Griner lands on US soil
WNBA star Brittney Griner has arrived in the United States after a prisoner swap for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:42:54 GMT
Griner's flight lands in San Antonio, Texas
Brittney Griner, the American basketball star detained by Russian authorities in February, has safely returned to the US after being released from custody in a prisoner exchange, according to a CNN crew on the ground.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 01:38:42 GMT
Analysis: Why Viktor Bout is so important to Putin
It is the most uneven of swaps at the most unlikely of times, but perhaps the intense pressure of this moment is why the exchange of a US basketball star for a Russian arms dealer ended up happening now.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 04:13:51 GMT
Watch interview with Viktor Bout 13 years ago from Thai jail
Russia has released WNBA player Brittney Griner in a prisoner swap for Viktor Bout, a former Soviet military officer known as the "Merchant of Death," who was serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States on charges that included conspiring to kill Americans. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
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