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Youth Mental Health Is In Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?
For fourth-grader Leah Rainey, the school day now begins with what her teacher calls an “emotional check-in.” “It’s great to see you. How are you feeling?” chirps a cheery voice on her laptop screen. It asks her to click an emoji matching her state o
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House Of The Dragon: The Targaryen Family Tree Explained
We are just days away from the release of HBO’s madly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon. House Targaryen is at the centre of this adaptation of George RR Martin’s work. The 10-episode series is set around 200 years before the e
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EXPLAINER: Dueling Views Remain A Year After Afghan Pullout
A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as
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Edinburgh Fringe reviews: Jayde Adams, Patti Harrison, Max Fosh, Aurie Styla, The Delightful Sausage
Jayde Adams: Men, I Can Save You – Pleasance Courtyard ★★★★☆ Jayde Adams has got a job to do, she tells us: men are in a pickle, but she’s the person to help them. She appears on stage, dressed in white, crosses hanging from her ears, and s
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Liz Cheney: What’s Next For The Firebrand Anti-Trump Republican?
As the primary loss of Representative Liz Cheney – confirmed on Tuesday night – loomed, the speculation over what’s next for the never-Trump Republican was already growing. On Tuesday, Rep Cheney lost to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, who by the lates
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Train Strikes: Why Are This Week’s Rail Walkouts Happening And Who Will Be Affected?
Rail passengers face yet more disruption to their train journeys this week. Three consecutive days – 18, 19 and 20 August – will be affected by strikes on the railway network, with two impacting UK-wide services and one predominantly the London trans
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EXPLAINER: Winners, Losers In Water Cuts For Western States
People in Arizona and Nevada won't face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite water shortages on the Colorado River. But officials said Tuesday there will still be less water available next year from the river that serves 40 mill
The Independent5 min. leídosAmerican Government
Five Times Liz Cheney Was Donald Trump’s Biggest Thorn On Capitol Hill
Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming headed into a primary election on Tuesday where her betrayal of Donald Trump in the wake of the January 6 attack eventually cost her a seat in the House; just a few years ago she was a powerful member of the chambe
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Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova: ‘There Is No Such Thing As Reverse Sexism – Meninists Can F*** Off’
Sarah Silverman is onstage at the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, a bright white balaclava pulled unevenly over her head. It squashes her nose across her face, as if she’s doing an impression of a Picasso. “I put it on hastily,” jokes the com
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AP News Digest 3:30 am
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Nepal's Holy Bagmati River Choked With Black Sewage, Trash
High on a mountain in the Himalayas, pristine drops fall from the mouth of a tiger statue installed at a stream thought to form the headwaters of the Bagmati River, long revered as having the power to purify souls. From there it wends its way downhil
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Fast-warming, Ailing Med Sea May Be A Sign Of Things To Come
While vacationers might enjoy the Mediterranean Sea's summer warmth, climate scientists are warning of dire consequences for its marine life as it burns up in a series of severe heat waves. From Barcelona to Tel Aviv, scientists say they are witnessi
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R Kelly Jury Picked In Child Pornography, Trial-fixing Case
A federal jury was impaneled Tuesday in R. Kelly's hometown of Chicago to decide multiple charges against the R&B singer, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued toward the end of the process about whether the government was improperly attempting
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Article On 'Fat' Arab Women Sparks Uproar Over Body-shaming
To Enas Taleb, the headline felt like a spiteful punch line. “Why women are fatter than men in the Arab world,” it read in bold, above a photograph of the Iraqi actress waving onstage at an arts festival. The Economist article ran through possible ex
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Wind Energy Boom And Golden Eagles Collide In The US West
The rush to build wind farms to combat climate change is colliding with preservation of one of the U.S. West’s most spectacular predators — the golden eagle — as the species teeters on the edge of decline. Ground zero in the conflict is Wyoming, a st
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Dr Oz Ridiculed Over Awkward Campaign Video ‘Grocery Shopping’ With His Wife: ‘Who Thought This Was A Good Idea’
A recent attempt by Dr Mehmet Oz to appeal to the average Joe voter is having a second life on social media and the response is likely not going to bolster his likeability in his campaign for Pennsylvania Senate. In the brief campaign video, shared b
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Is Climate Change To Blame For A String Of Shark Attacks Across America? It’s Complicated
It was a pristine day when Steve Bruemmer set out on 22 June for a 1.5-mile swim off the coast of Pacific Grove, California. He was practically “gliding through the water.” He could easily see the sea floor of the famed Monterey Bay, teeming with sea
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Kansas Abortion Vote: Why Recount With Such A Large Margin?
Kansas on Tuesday began a partial hand recount of this month’s decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights, a move forced by two Republican activists even though the margin was so large that the recount won’t change the outcome. Nine of the s
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Sarah Palin Returns To The National Stage And A Republican Party Made In Her Image
When John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election, she was seen by his own team as something of a wildcard; a Hail Mary for a campaign that was losing steam. The former Alaska governor and self-described Hockey
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Mexico's Week Of Drug Violence Shakes Administration
Days of widespread drug cartel arson and shootings in four states last week have left Mexicans asking why the drug cartels exploded and what do they want. The attacks killed 11 people, including a young boy and four radio station employees who were
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The Mayor Of San Francisco’s Long Fight To Get Her Brother Out Of Jail Over Armed Robbery That Turned Fatal
On Monday morning, a California man named Napoleon Brown woke up in a San Francisco jail cell after more than two decades in state prison. He was in the city to seek a reduced sentence for his role in an infamous robbery-carjacking in 2000 that led t
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Fox News Host Says Trump Should Tell Supporters To Tamp Down ‘Violent Rhetoric’ Against FBI
Fox News host Steve Doocy has said that former President Donald Trump should tell his supporters to “tamp down the rhetoric” against the FBI as the agency and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin outlining the spike in threats
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Trump Warns ‘Terrible Things Are Going To Happen’ As He’s Blamed For Anti-FBI Violence
Donald Trump has warned that “terrible things are going to happen” as he faces the blame for violence and threats directed at FBI agents. “The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all
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Deadline Looms For Drought-stricken States To Cut Water Use
Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more wat
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Trump’s Head-spinning Excuses For Mar-a-Lago Documents Are Already Piling Up. Insiders Warn That’s Bad News For Him
The shifting litany of excuses and explanations that former president Donald Trump and his allies have offered to justify the presence of highly classified documents at his Palm Beach, Florida, home reflect his inability to understand the legal peril
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Front-line Workers Fear Repercussions From Abortion Laws
Strict anti-abortion laws that took effect in Oklahoma this year led to the quick shuttering of every abortion facility in the state, but left questions for those who work directly with women who may seek their advice or help getting an abortion out
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Deadline Looms For Drought-stricken States To Cut Water Use In The US West
Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more wat
The Independent5 min. leídosCrime & Violence
R. Kelly Timeline: Shining Star To Convicted Sex Trafficker
R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer faces a trial in his hometown of Chicago on charges of child pornography and obstruction of justi
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Despite Public Anger, No Progress In Iraq Political Deadlock
Weeks after followers of an influential cleric stormed parliament, Iraq’s political crisis shows no signs of abating, despite rising public anger over a debilitating gridlock that has further weakened the country's caretaker government and its abilit
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Lara Ricote: ‘I Won The Funny Women Award On A Terrible Day – I Had Gotten My Hearing Aids Stuck In My Ear’
For comedian Lara Ricote, her race, gender and disability have always been a big part of her identity. That she can “pass” without people noticing any of them. “I’m Latina, but you can’t know it immediately if you just see me, and I’m hard of hearing
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