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‘We’ve made it’: Emotional Ketanji Brown Jackson, first Black woman to join Supreme Court, touts confirmation as a mark of progress
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‘We’ve made it’: Emotional Ketanji Brown Jackson, first Black woman to join Supreme Court, touts confirmation as a mark of progress

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris (R) host Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (L) for an event celebrating her confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court on the South Lawn of the White House on April 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman […]

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White House Secret Service personnel ‘compromised’ by men impersonating DHS agents, prosecutors say
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White House Secret Service personnel ‘compromised’ by men impersonating DHS agents, prosecutors say

Evidence photos regarding  Taherzadeh and Ali impersonating Federal Agents submitted by the D.O.J. Two men charged with impersonating Homeland Security agents “compromised” Secret Service personnel assigned to protect first lady Jill Biden and the White House by “lavishing” them with gifts that included rent-free apartments, prosecutors said Friday as they asked a federal judge to […]

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday
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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures lose steam as 10-year Treasury yield hits a three-year high Traders on the floor of the NYSE, April 7, 2022. Source: NYSE Wall Street was set for a mixed open Friday. U.S. stock futures lost […]

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Ukraine war is a key test in how the world responds to abuse of power, ex-UK foreign minister says
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Ukraine war is a key test in how the world responds to abuse of power, ex-UK foreign minister says

The Russia-Ukraine war will have “pivotal consequence” in how the world responds to the “growth of impunity,” said David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid agency. Miliband, who was Britain’s foreign secretary from 2007 to 2010, said Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s impassioned speech to the U.N. Security Council on […]

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NATO to expand? Chief says Finland — which borders Russia — would be warmly welcomed to the alliance
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NATO to expand? Chief says Finland — which borders Russia — would be warmly welcomed to the alliance

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says it is for Finland to decide if it wants to apply for membership. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that the 30-member U.S.-led alliance would “warmly welcome” Finland should the Nordic country apply for membership in light of Russia’s war in Ukraine. […]

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Kremlin admits ‘significant losses’ of troops; Russia expected to shift defeated forces to east Ukraine. Follow our live updates
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Kremlin admits ‘significant losses’ of troops; Russia expected to shift defeated forces to east Ukraine. Follow our live updates

Russian forces in northern Ukraine have ‘fully withdrawn” but will be redeployed, UK ministry says Russian troops that had invaded the northern part of Ukraine have “fully withdrawn” to Belarus and Russia, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said on Friday. In an intelligence update, the ministry said at least some of those units will be […]

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Pakistan’s top court blocks Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to stay in power
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Pakistan’s top court blocks Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to stay in power

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan speaks during the 48th Foreign Ministers Council Meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Pakistan on March 22, 2022. Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Khan’s bid to stay in power, ruling that his move to dissolve Parliament and call early elections was illegal. Muhammed Semih Ugurlu | Anadolu […]

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‘Grim milestone’ reached in Ukraine with more than 100 attacks on health facilities and transportation, WHO says
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‘Grim milestone’ reached in Ukraine with more than 100 attacks on health facilities and transportation, WHO says

A mother holds her newborn baby in the bomb shelter of a maternity hospital on March 02, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Valentyn Ogirenko | Reuters The World Health Organization on Thursday condemned Russia’s more than 100 attacks on health-care facilities and transport vehicles, including ambulances, in Ukraine over the last six weeks — in violation […]

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Manhattan DA says Trump criminal investigation continues despite two prosecutors quitting
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Manhattan DA says Trump criminal investigation continues despite two prosecutors quitting

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Florence Regional Airport in Florence, South Carolina, U.S., March 12, 2022.  Randall Hill | Reuters The Manhattan district attorney, in an unusual statement Thursday, sought to assure the public that his criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization is continuing despite […]

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Methane emissions surged by a record amount in 2021, NOAA says
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Methane emissions surged by a record amount in 2021, NOAA says

A broken oil well pipeline gauge near Depew, Oklahoma J Pat Carter/Getty Images Global emissions of methane, the second-biggest contributor to human-caused climate change after carbon dioxide, surged by a record amount in 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday. Methane, a key component of natural gas, is 84 times more potent than […]

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