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In a First, Taliban Delegation
Is Heading to Europe
Jan 21, 2022 1:53 PM CST
In a First, Taliban Delegation Is Heading to Europe
Talks with the US are on the agenda
- A Taliban delegation will travel to Norway for talks with the Norwegian government and representatives from several allied countries, including the US, per the AP . The Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Friday that it has invited representatives of the Taliban to Oslo from Sunday to Tuesday to hold talks covering humanitarian...
US Hits a Staggering
New COVID Milestone
Jan 4, 2022 6:54 AM CST
US Hits a Staggering New COVID Milestone
On Monday, nation reported more than 1M new cases, a new daily record worldwide, by a lot
- Congress is right now grappling with a surge in COVID cases, driven in part by what Bloomberg calls a "tsunami" of the fast-spreading omicron variant. Yet it's becoming increasingly clear the struggle that US lawmakers are facing is simply a microcosm of the larger picture within the US—...
US Records 'Stunning'
Dec 21, 2021 11:43 AM CST
US Records 'Stunning' Population Stat
Nation added fewer than 400K people, sees lowest growth rate in history
- US population growth dipped to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding during the first year of the pandemic as the coronavirus curtailed immigration, delayed pregnancies, and killed hundreds of thousands of US residents, according to figures released Tuesday. The United States grew by only 0.1%, with an...
Blame for World's Plastic
'Deluge' Lands Squarely on US
Dec 2, 2021 7:39 AM CST
Blame for World's Plastic 'Deluge' Lands Squarely on US
We're the biggest contributor to the waste problem, per new NAS analysis commissioned by Congress
- There's a "deluge" of plastic mucking up the Earth's oceans, with the United States serving as the biggest contributor to it. That's according to a new National Academy of Sciences report ordered by Congress that's imploring the US to come up with a plan to...
Japan Does a 180 on
Controversial Omicron Policy
Dec 2, 2021 12:07 AM CST
Japan Does a 180 on Controversial Omicron Policy
And more on what omicron means around the globe
Just one day after announcing a recommendation that quickly became quite controversial, Japan is changing its tune. The country's transport ministry on Thursday said it was retracting its request that airlines stop taking reservations for people coming in to Japan until the new year, the AP reports.
What Brings Meaning to Life?
Depends Who's Weighing In
Nov 25, 2021 11:20 AM CST
What Brings Meaning to Life? Depends Who's Weighing In
Faith is a most popular response in the US, but nowhere else
- Try not to underappreciate your family this Thanksgiving. According to Pew Research Center , family is the No. 1 source of meaning among 18,850 adults in 17 advanced economies, who were asked between February and May to rank 17 possible sources of meaning in their lives. Family was the top...
Many in US May Glimpse
Northern Lights This Weekend
Oct 30, 2021 7:30 AM CDT
Many in US May Glimpse Northern Lights This Weekend
Thanks to solar flare, aurora borealis may be visible in northern parts of the country, if all factors align
- The bad news: A solar flare is about to slam into the Earth. The good news: Parts of the US may get quite the sky show because of it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a level G3 (i.e., strong) "geomagnetic...
in a Big First
Oct 27, 2021 12:31 PM CDT
'X' Marks US Passport in a Big First
United States has issued one with 'X' gender designation instead of 'male' or 'female'
- The US has issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation—a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don't identify as male or female—and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year, the State Department said Wednesday. The...
This Rare STD Can
Make Genitals 'Rot Away'
Oct 26, 2021 10:10 AM CDT
This Rare STD Can Make Genitals 'Rot Away'
UK doctors warn of nasty donovanosis, which remains rare in developing countries
- Doctors in the UK are warning about a rising number of cases of a sexually transmitted disease that can cause genitals to "rot away." Donovanosis, caused by the bacterium
and spread through unprotected sex or other skin-to-skin contact, doesn't eat the skin but is often...
Harrowing Message Reported
Kidnapping in Haiti
Oct 18, 2021 6:22 AM CDT
Harrowing Message Reported During Americans' Kidnapping in Haiti
'Pray for us!' said WhatsApp message during abduction of 17 missionaries in Haiti
- US officials are working with Haitian authorities to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a US-based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings, and extortion. The group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang, which controls the Croix-des-Bouquets...
Foreign Travelers, Welcome
Back to the US—If Vaxxed
Oct 15, 2021 12:56 PM CDT
Foreign Travelers, Welcome Back to the US—If Vaxxed
Starting Nov. 8, travel rules for fully vaccinated from abroad will ease
- The White House is lifting travel restrictions on Nov. 8 for fully vaccinated individuals arriving in the US by air or over land borders. Foreign nationals will be able to travel to the US if they show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of...
US Hits 'Tragic,' 'Completely
Avoidable' COVID Milestone
Oct 2, 2021 8:00 AM CDT
US Hits 'Tragic,' 'Completely Avoidable' COVID Milestone
More than 700K Americans dead from coronavirus, a number bigger than population of Boston
- Hospitals in crisis mode are starting to see some relief as COVID case numbers driven by a summer surge of the delta variant start to decrease, but the US has reached its "latest heartbreaking pandemic milestone" nonetheless: more than 700,000 deaths, a number bigger than the population of...
During Pandemic, This Nation's
Economy Takes Top Billing
Sep 30, 2021 5:00 PM CDT
During Pandemic, This Nation's Economy Takes Top Billing
Switzerland is No. 1 on WIPO's Global Innovation Index for 132 economies around the world
- To get through something like a pandemic, countries have had to innovate—especially when it comes to keeping their economies humming. And there are "reasons to be optimistic" on that front, according to one of the editors of the World Intellectual Property Organization's annual Global Innovation Index , which...
These Parts of the US Face
the Greatest Climate Risk
in case you missed it
Sep 11, 2021 8:00 AM CDT
These Parts of the US Face the Greatest Climate Risk
Multiple counties in Louisiana are looking at a dire situation, while Vermont offers possible refuge
- If you've been looking for a reason to move to the Northeast, this might catch your attention. After the recent bleak climate report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which notes a worrisome decade ahead in terms of global warming and its effects on the Earth,...
Taliban Says US Has 'No Proof'
bin Laden Is Behind 9/11
Aug 26, 2021 11:55 AM CDT
Taliban Says US Has 'No Proof' bin Laden Is Behind 9/11
Comment raising skepticism about group's pledge to distance itself from al-Qaeda
- Now that the Taliban is back in power, its spokesmen have a much larger voice. And in a new interview with NBC News , one of them makes a claim that will likely cause a lot of Americans to do a double take: There's "no proof" Osama bin Laden...
to a Troubling
Aug 26, 2021 9:06 AM CDT
US COVID Numbers Backtrack to a Troubling Benchmark
New infections, hospitalizations surge in numbers not seen since January, before vaccine push
- There's been renewed media focus on Florida as it grapples with COVID, with record-breaking numbers of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. When it comes to hospitalizations, the country as a whole has taken a similar step back. The
reports that more than 100,000 people are now hospitalized...
8 Months After Vaccine
Rollout, a Milestone
Aug 7, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
8 Months After Vaccine Rollout, a Milestone
CDC says half of all Americans are now vaccinated
- Eight months after the coronavirus vaccines got their first big push in the US, a milestone number. The CDC on Friday reported that 165.9 million Americans, or 50% of the nation, have been fully vaccinated, per Reuters . More than 58% of the total population—193,764,457 people, to...
America's Biggest Threat
Isn't China or Russia
Jun 24, 2021 12:40 PM CDT
America's Biggest Threat Isn't China or Russia
It's America itself, writes Nicholas Kristof, ticking off the way we lag other nations
- President Biden likes to exclaim that "America is back," but Nicholas Kristof begs to differ in his latest
New York Times
column. He ticks off example after example of how the US is lagging other nations in crucial ways. "Greeks have higher high school graduation rates,"...
Birds With Swollen Eyes Are
Dropping Dead in 6 States, DC
Jun 24, 2021 9:15 AM CDT
Birds With Swollen Eyes Are Dropping Dead in 6 States, DC
Wildlife officials are trying to figure out what's afflicting hundreds of birds across US
- At the end of May, wildlife managers in the District of Columbia and multiple mid-Atlantic states started fielding reports about hundreds of sick and dying birds, afflicted with eye and nerve issues that couldn't be explained. Now, the mystery illness has spread to the South and Midwest, and scientists...
Europe to Welcome
Back US Tourists
Jun 16, 2021 1:03 PM CDT
Europe to Welcome Back US Tourists
Ban on nonessential travel to lift Friday, with conditions set by individual countries
- Good news for those planning a summer vacation in Europe: The European Union will add the United States to its safe travel list on Friday, lifting a ban on nonessential travelers that has been in place through much of the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports. Nonessential travel from the UK...
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