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

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Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:08:33 GMT
The European Parliament's new President immediately faced questions on her views on abortion
Maltese center-right politician Roberta Metsola has been elected as the new European Parliament President, a week after the body's previous head David Sassoli died suddenly, and she immediately faced questions around her stance on abortion rights.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:11:45 GMT
FBI & European police take down computer servers used in 'major international cyberattacks'
The FBI and police from multiple European countries and Canada have taken down 15 computer servers that were used in "major international cyberattacks," law enforcement agencies said this week.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:44:42 GMT
Analysis: A drone attack in Abu Dhabi could mark a dangerous turning point for the Middle East. Here's what to know
A deadly drone attack in the heart of the United Arab Emirates' capital has thrust the Middle East into uncharted waters at a time when the region's leaders have sought to heal years-long rifts.
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Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:32:21 GMT
US basketball player Sonny Weems racially abused by fans in China
American basketball player Sonny Weems has been subjected to racial abuse from fans while playing in China.
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Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:41:59 GMT
China is still the ultimate prize that Western banks can't resist
For many companies, doing business in China is getting trickier by the day. But Western banks and asset managers are more than willing to up their bets on the world's second biggest economy, convinced that the opportunities remain too good to pass up.
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Wed, 12 Jan 2022 17:20:00 GMT
Have you quit your job? We want to hear from you
Millions of people around the world are quitting their jobs or opting out of the workforce. We want to learn more about what's driving this phenomenon, and how attitudes about work are changing in the United States and other countries.
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Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:31:08 GMT
Cognac sales jump 31%, thanks to the US and China
Cognac sales surged by nearly a third last year as American and Chinese drinkers guzzled old vintages, in the latest sign premium drink makers are putting the pandemic behind them.
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Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:18:40 GMT
The world's insatiable appetite for electricity is setting up a climate disaster
The world needs more electricity. That will mean severe climate damage, unless something changes soon.
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Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:57:30 GMT
Why no one has a quick fix for inflation
Inflation isn't just an economic headache — it's become a political blame game that will almost certainly define this year's midterm election campaigns.
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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:44:32 GMT
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:14:00 GMT
Miami's Little Haiti wasn't a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise

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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:20:40 GMT
How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis
Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:04:15 GMT
Quilty pleasure: Why your grandmother's blanket is today's luxury fashion staple
When A$AP Rocky arrived at the Met Gala in September, he managed what few others could: going toe-to-toe with Rihanna on the red carpet.
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Thu, 06 Jan 2022 15:16:12 GMT
LA 'gigamansion' could become the US' most expensive house
A 105,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air, dubbed "The One," could become the most expensive property to sell in the United States when it hits the auction block next month.
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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:16:32 GMT
Powerful photos show autism in a new light
Although Mary Berridge's son displayed signs of autism from birth -- including motor skill and speech delays, difficulty with change and sensory sensitivity -- it took over seven years for him to be formally diagnosed.
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Sat, 01 Jan 2022 02:48:17 GMT
Hong Kong's statues are disappearing, but their symbolism may prove harder to erase
Depicting a heap of screaming faces and contorted torsos, the "Pillar of Shame" was not just a reminder of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre -- it was, for many, an emblem of free speech in Hong Kong.
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Tue, 23 Nov 2021 02:32:19 GMT
Intimate photos show lives of the rich and beautiful
Slim Aarons built a career documenting the lives of the rich and beautiful.
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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:32:19 GMT
When Concorde was the most glamorous way to travel
In March 1969, just months before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, Concorde made its maiden flight. The supersonic plane embodied a vision of the future as daring as that of Apollo 11 -- but far better looking.
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Tue, 10 Aug 2021 01:54:33 GMT
'Like the 1950s': Inside a community frozen in time
Homesteads dotting a pastoral landscape, families living by lamplight and men in straw hats riding horse-drawn carriages -- the scenes in Jake Michaels' photographs could easily depict bygone times in the American Midwest. But not only do his pictures hail from the digital age, they were taken hundreds of miles away in Belize.
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Thu, 30 Dec 2021 00:13:29 GMT
The 'Caspian Sea Monster' rises from the grave
Beached for over a year on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, it looks like a colossal aquatic beast -- something bizarre perhaps more at home beneath the water than in the air. It certainly doesn't look like something that could ever fly.
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Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:42:01 GMT
What it's like on the world's shortest flight
The pilot, who is just inches away from his passengers, reaches up and flicks the metallic toggle switches that fire up his engines. Two propellers, visible through the windows on either side, spin noisily into life.
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Sat, 08 Jan 2022 09:02:54 GMT
New airline rankings for anyone planning a trip
Among the clouds over 2022, we're finding silver linings. Some popular countries for tourism are relaxing entry restrictions, and the world's safest and most punctual airlines have been revealed.
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Tue, 04 Jan 2022 10:27:25 GMT
China's longest underwater highway tunnel opens
After nearly four years of construction, China's longest underwater highway tunnel is now open to vehicle traffic.
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Tue, 04 Jan 2022 19:20:26 GMT
The best destinations to go in 2022
Travel is more challenging now than it has been in a long time. Borders tentatively reopen only to slam shut again. A once-simple visa on entry is replaced with piles of paperwork. And the whole world is brushing up on the Greek alphabet whenever a new variant makes headlines.
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Wed, 29 Dec 2021 14:22:55 GMT
The beautiful hidden valley in the heart of Europe
It's less than an hour's drive from Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana, yet the Vipava Valley hasn't really registered on the tourist radar.
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Sat, 18 Dec 2021 09:42:35 GMT
20 astonishing facts about the A380 superjumbo
Beloved by passengers for its spaciousness and comfort, but disliked by airlines because of its running costs, the Airbus A380 has already entered its sunset years, even though it debuted commercially just 14 years ago.
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Sat, 18 Dec 2021 11:29:07 GMT
This 10-year-old asked Santa last year for a Covid cure. This year he has a new request
In their letters to Santa Claus, most kids ask for toys, dolls or maybe a new Xbox.
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Sun, 19 Dec 2021 05:21:54 GMT
Teacher raises more than $100,000 for food to keep thousands of children from going hungry over winter break
Turquoise LeJeune Parker ends every class by telling each of her students she loves them.
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Mon, 13 Dec 2021 03:18:22 GMT
Meet CNN's Hero of the Year
• Hear Shirley Raines' emotional remarks after big win • Photos: 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'
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