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CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers Thursday about severe illnesses in people with monkeypox. The alert comes as Ohio reported that an individual with monkeypox has died – the third known death of a patient with monkeypox in the United States. Ohio listed …

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In the Philippines, victims of martial law fear their stories are being erased under 'Bongbong' Marcos

In the Philippines, victims of martial law fear their stories are being erased under ‘Bongbong’ Marcos

hong kong CNN — When Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jnr. Met US President Joe Biden in New York last week, there was an uncomfortable sense of deja vu for some older Filipinos. But it was not so much that the visit came 40 years after Marcos’ father and namesake was welcomed to Washington by …

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Hurricane Ian barrels on path to South Carolina after leaving multiple dead and millions without power across Florida

Hurricane Ian barrels on path to South Carolina after leaving multiple dead and millions without power across Florida

CNN — As Florida contends with the ruinous damage left behind by Hurricane Ian in what officials say is likely the largest natural disaster in the state’s history, residents in South Carolina are bracing for the storm’s expected landfall mid-day Friday. Hurricane Ian has re-strengthened in the Atlantic after killing at least 19 in Florida …

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Sandy Hook parent recounts years of harassment after Alex Jones called him a crisis actor

Sandy Hook parent recounts years of harassment after Alex Jones called him a crisis actor

CNN — In emotional testimony on Thursday, Robbie Parker, the parent of a Sandy Hook shooting victim, recounted the violent threats and harassment he and his family have suffered in the years since conspiracy theorist Alex Jones called him a crisis actor. The day after their six-year-old daughter, Emilie, was murdered in the 2012 shooting, …

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Oakland shooting at school campus that left 6 injured believed to have been gang-related, police say

Oakland shooting at school campus that left 6 injured believed to have been gang-related, police say

CNN — Oakland police are still working to identify two people who opened fire on a school campus Wednesday in what police described as a “targeted” shooting resulting from gang related violence. Six people were injured in the shooting at the King Estate campus in East Oakland, which police say was caused by “group and …

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Michelle Kwan confirmed as US ambassador to Belize

Michelle Kwan confirmed as US ambassador to Belize

Washington CNN — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Michelle Kwan, a former Olympic figure skater and longtime Democratic activist, to serve as ambassador to Belize. Kwan, who President Joe Biden tapped for the role in December, skated through the chamber’s confirmation process with a voice vote. The State Department had touted Kwan’s “distinguished career in …

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African American Veterans Monument honors Black service members

African American Veterans Monument honors Black service members

CNN — African Americans have fought in every military conflict in US history, even as they were denied rights and benefits afforded to their White counterparts. A new monument now recognizes their contributions to the nation. Community leaders in Buffalo, New York, gathered last week to unveil the African American Veterans Monument. The monument, billed …

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California bars tech companies from complying with other states' abortion-related warrants

California bars tech companies from complying with other states’ abortion-related warrants

Washington CNN Business — California is attempting to stymie abortion prosecutions in other states by making it illegal for Silicon Valley giants and other businesses based in the Golden State to hand over the personal information of abortion-seekers to out-of-state authorities. A new law signed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom forbids California-based businesses from giving …

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The Mississippi welfare scandal, Brett Favre and privilege

The Mississippi welfare scandal, Brett Favre and privilege

Washington CNN — A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. The welfare funds scandal involving Brett Favre has left people reeling. A string of texts appears to show the Pro Football Hall of Famer pressing former Mississippi Gov. …

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