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'Sesame Street' Muppet 'Lily' aims to teach children about homelessness

After 49 years of being on air, "Sesame Street" will for the first time feature a Muppet who is truly homeless.

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Virgin Galactic's New Flight Test to Soar Closer to Edge of Space

Virgin Galactic is preparing for a new flight test Thursday that aims to fly higher and faster than before toward the edge of space. The U.S. company run by British tycoon Richard Branson is aiming to be the first to take tourists on brief trips into microgravity. Virgin Galactic's fourth flight test on the VSS Unity is scheduled for Thursday, ...

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Cannabis Watch: Cannabis sector mostly lower as investors shrug off Senate vote to legalize commercial hemp

Cannabis stocks were mostly lower on Wednesday, as the news that the Senate has approved a new U.S. Farm Bill that legalizes commercial hemp failed ...

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space

Super League Gaming aims to be "Little League for esports"

The organization is trying to bring needed structure to the industry at the youth level – and develop U.S. pros

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Amazon aims at office workers with compact cashier-less food store Inc on Wednesday opened a compact version of its cashier-less Amazon Go food stores, broadening its footprint in the bricks-and-mortar ...

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‘I Just Love White Men’: White Man Aims Racist Rant at Columbia Students of Color

In a video posted to Twitter, a young man identified as a student yelled white supremacist remarks on campus early Sunday morning.

'Zurdo' Ramirez aims for bigger fights in 2019

Super middleweight world titlist Gilberto Ramirez has a goal in mind: Unify the division. First, he needs to take care of business when he meets Jesse Hart in a rematch Friday night in Texas.

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In major shift, Mitch McConnell announces the Senate will vote on criminal justice reform bill

The bipartisan "First Step Act" aims to reduce the number of people in the nation's crowded prisons.        

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Protesters Disrupt US Fossil Fuel Event at Climate Talks

Protesters disturbed a U.S.-sponsored event promoting fossil fuels on the sidelines of U.N. climate change talks on Monday. The event called "U.S. ...

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Motown artists go back to where it all began: 'it didn't fully affect me until I got here'

The Motown Museum hosted about two dozen artists and staffers from L.A.-based Motown Records as the label aims to reconnect with its Detroit ...

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Skullcandy unveils its first true wireless earbuds

Skullcandy is hopping aboard the bandwagon for all-wireless earbuds. It's releasing Push, a Bluetooth earbud set that aims to liberate you from cords without paying as much as you would for the usual alternatives. They offer six hours ...

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Shaquille O'Neal aims to throw the 'best Super Bowl party ever seen' with carnival theme, live music

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal said he's going to throw a memorable Super Bowl party that will be carnival-themed with a Ferris wheel and musical acts.        

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Shameik Moore Slings Webs as First Biracial Spider-Man in Film

A journal entry penned when Shameik Moore was teenager laid out one of his dreams — to play Spider-Man on the big screen. That dream is now partially realized with Moore serving as the voice of the web-slinger in the new animated film, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”  Moore plays Miles Morales, a biracial Brooklyn teen who gains an array of ...

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Books of The Times: A Memoir That Might Inspire You to Break a Sweat

Peter Sagal, the host of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR, writes about the rigors and rewards of his life as a runner in “The Incomplete Book of Running.”

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US Diplomat: Russia Gas Pipeline to Boost Grip on Ukraine, Europe

Russia is seeking to boost its power in Europe and grip over Ukraine with the proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, the top U.S. energy ...

How 5G aims to end network latency - CNET

Low communication latency is why 5G will be radically different from today's mobile networks.

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Early election in Armenia set to cement revolution's power shift

Armenians vote on Sunday in an early parliamentary election initiated by acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who aims to bolster his authority after sweeping to power in a peaceful revolution earlier this year.

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A new series on antiracism, and why Beto O'Rourke is 'no bold progressive' | The Resistance Now

Guardian collaborates with Antiracist Research and Policy Center, and is O’Rourke a Clintonite? Plus, we say thanks to our readers The Guardian has collaborated with the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington on a new series which aims to look beyond the daily news, focusing instead on people confronting racist ...

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IMF Approves $3.7 Billion Loan for Oil-rich Angola

The International Monetary Fund says it has approved a three-year loan of about $3.7 billion for Angola, which seeks to diversify its economy and curb corruption after a new president took office last year. The IMF said Friday that the loan aims to help the southern African country restructure state-owned enterprises and take other measures to ...

3 ways to lead and inspire like President George H. W. Bush

"In victory, he shared credit. When he lost, he shouldered the blame."

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Japan passes controversial new immigration bill to attract foreign workers

The new law aims to attract 345,000 workers over five years, but critics say it ignores the question of social inclusion.

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Jaden Smith honored at inaugural Redford Awards

For decades, actor and activist Robert Redford worked on protecting the environment. Now his non-profit organization is honoring a new generation of ...

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake wants the Pentagon to stop paying for robot bartenders

The REDUCE Government Waste Act aims to "eliminate some of the most bizarre examples of wasteful spending" like robots that can serve beers or concoct drinks.

A new bill would block lawmakers from buying and selling individual stocks while in office

Two recent trading scandals, one involving a Republican congressman from New York and another involving former Rep. and one-time Trump administration Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, helped inspire the bill's creation.

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Lens: In Ethiopia, Visual Storytelling From a Deeper Perspective

Addis Foto Fest, founded by photographer Aida Muluneh, aims to give photographers from Africa a platform to capture the cultural complexities and diverse histories of the countries they call home.

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