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‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ targeted by climate activists
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‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ targeted by climate activists

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Johannes Vermeer masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” on Thursday became the latest artwork targeted by climate activists in a protest at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. The priceless work reportedly was not damaged. A video posted on Twitter showed one man pouring a can of what appear to...

Takeaways from investigation of Russian general in Ukraine
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Takeaways from investigation of Russian general in Ukraine

ZDVYZHIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The carnage left by Russian soldiers on the road to Kyiv wasn’t random. It was strategic brutality, perpetrated in areas that were under tight Russian control where military officers — including one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top generals accused of war crimes in Syria — were present, an investigation by...

Tuberville: US has too many ‘takers’ who don’t want to work
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Tuberville: US has too many ‘takers’ who don’t want to work

MONTGOMERY, Ala — U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville said this week that the country has too many “takers” instead of workers and suggested that many in younger generations — including people in their 40s — don’t understand they need to work. Tuberville, 68, made the remarks while discussing the national worker shortage during a speech to...

Today in History: October 27, Sadat and Begin win Nobel
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Today in History: October 27, Sadat and Begin win Nobel

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2022. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 2018, a gunman shot and killed 11 congregants and wounded six others at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history;...

Russia may again block Antarctic marine protections
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Russia may again block Antarctic marine protections

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Delegations from Russia and Ukraine are among those meeting in Australia this week to decide the future of Antarctica’s pristine waters. Conservationists say new marine protected areas and rules to prevent overfishing are desperately needed, but that Russia could use its veto-like powers to once again block progress. Achieving the required...

Fetterman’s rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats
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Fetterman’s rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman’s rocky debate performance fueled concern inside his party on Wednesday, as leaders assessed whether it would significantly shift a race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate and the future of Joe Biden’s presidency. Appearing on stage five months after his stroke, Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s 53-year-old lieutenant...

US economy likely returned to growth last quarter
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US economy likely returned to growth last quarter

WASHINGTON — The problems have hardly gone away. Inflation, still near a 40-year high, is punishing households. Rising interest rates have derailed the housing market and threaten to inflict broader damage. And the outlook for the world economy grows bleaker the longer that Russia’s war against Ukraine drags on. But for now anyway, the U.S....

Meta fined $24.7M for campaign finance disclosure violations
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Meta fined $24.7M for campaign finance disclosure violations

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge on Wednesday fined Facebook parent company Meta nearly $25 million for repeatedly and intentionally violating campaign finance disclosure law, in what is believed to be the largest campaign finance penalty in U.S. history. The penalty issued by King County Superior Court Judge Douglass North was the maximum allowed...

West and Russia clash over UN probe of drone use in Ukraine
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West and Russia clash over UN probe of drone use in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. and its Western allies on the Security Council insisted Wednesday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has the right to investigate if Russia has used Iranian drones to attack civilians and power plants in Ukraine. They dismissed Moscow’s argument that the U.N. chief would be violating the U.N. Charter. Russia’s U.N. ambassador,...

Suspended Georgia sheriff convicted of civil rights abuses
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Suspended Georgia sheriff convicted of civil rights abuses

ATLANTA — A federal jury on Wednesday returned a guilty verdict on six of seven charges against a suspended Georgia sheriff accused of violating the constitutional rights of people in his custody by unnecessarily strapping them into restraint chairs. Prosecutors said Victor Hill, who was suspended as Clayton County sheriff after his indictment last year,...