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White House surges aid to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico on a haunting five-year anniversary

White House surges aid to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico on a haunting five-year anniversary

CNN — Exactly five years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, yet another catastrophic storm is testing the federal government’s capacity to mount a rapid response on an island exposed by its rudimentary infrastructure and vulnerability to climate change. The Biden White House is mobilizing a surge of assistance after Hurricane Fiona triggered lashing rains, …

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4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the US are preventable, CDC finds

4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the US are preventable, CDC finds

CNN — The vast majority of deaths among pregnant women and new mothers in the United States are preventable, according to a new report. For more than 4 out of 5 women who died during pregnancy, during delivery or up to a year postpartum – more than 84% – death could have been avoided with …

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Iranian police say death of Mahsa Amini "unfortunate" as protestors take to the streets

Iranian police say death of Mahsa Amini “unfortunate” as protestors take to the streets

CNN — Iranian police called the death of Mahsa Amini an “unfortunate incident” and denied that she was harmed physically in custody, semi-official news agency Fars News said on Monday. Amini, 22, who was arrested and detained by Iran’s morality police in Tehran on Tuesday, died after falling into a coma on Friday. CCTV footage …

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1 in 5 of China's urban youth are unemployed.  That's a huge headache for Xi Jinping

1 in 5 of China’s urban youth are unemployed. That’s a huge headache for Xi Jinping

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. hong kong CNN Business — The future looked promising for Cherry in May last year, when she secured a …

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Top Arizona Republican Rusty Bowers blasts Trump-backed candidates who might try to overturn future elections

Top Arizona Republican Rusty Bowers blasts Trump-backed candidates who might try to overturn future elections

CNN — The outgoing Republican speaker of the Arizona House says Trump-backed GOP candidates might send the country “back into the dark ages” if they win key midterm races and help enact laws to make it easier to overturn elections – which he said was tantamount to “ fascism.” Rusty Bowers made the comments in …

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25 years after a school shooting shook Kentucky, a scarred community grapples with the shooter's upcoming parole hearing

25 years after a school shooting shook Kentucky, a scarred community grapples with the shooter’s upcoming parole hearing

CNN — It was never lost on Missy Jenkins Smith, even at a young age, that she was lucky to be alive. She remembers the moment, nearly 25 years ago at Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky, when she first lost feeling in her legs after a bullet pierced her chest and she dropped to …

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Tuesday was another bad day for Senate Republicans' 2022 chances

Opinion: 7 days that summed up GOP’s embrace of extremism

Editor’s Note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show” and a columnist for The Daily Beast. follow him @DeanObeidallah. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN — Some leading Republicans gave Americans a master class on extremism …

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The Orders of Service for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral and committal service

The Orders of Service for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral and committal service

London CNN — Buckingham Palace has released the Orders of Service for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral and committal service on Monday. The funeral service will be steeped in royal tradition and “pay tribute to The Queen’s remarkable reign and lifetime of service as Head of State, Nation and Commonwealth.” The state funeral will conducted …

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Yeshiva University puts all student club activities on hold days after Supreme Court declined to block an order requiring the school to recognize LGBTQ club

Yeshiva University puts all student club activities on hold days after Supreme Court declined to block an order requiring the school to recognize LGBTQ club

CNN — New York’s Yeshiva University announced Friday that it would put all undergraduate club activities on hold, days after losing a bid to have the US Supreme Court block a court order that requires the university to recognize an LGBTQ student club, an attorney for the club said. The university sent an unsigned email …

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Why high inflation doesn't seem to be hurting Democrats

Why high inflation doesn’t seem to be hurting Democrats

CNN — A Republican rout of Democrats in this year’s midterm elections looked quite possible six months ago. Today, a big GOP win remains plausible but is a shrinking probability. Democrats, who hold slim majorities in the US House and Senate, have reversed what was a 3-point average lead for Republicans earlier this year on …

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