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lebronjames feb08 LeBron James has become the NBA's all-time leading scorer by scoring his 36th point with a turnaround jumper for the Los Angeles Lakers in Tuesday's game against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder. James scored two more points in the fourth quarter, but the Lakers lost the match by 3 points. James finished with 38 points to push his career total to 38,390. He broke the more than three decades ol

earthquake feb08 The death toll from the massive earthquake near the Turkey-Syrian border is fast approaching the 10000 mark as rescuers are battling heavy rain and snow to find survivors. Turkey's Disaster Coordination Center (AKOM) put the death toll in the country at 7108 and the number of those injured at 40910. Syrian state media and a rescue group say more than 2500 people died in government-controlled and

southamericamap feb07 Vice President Kamala Harris and the Partnership for Central America jointly announced more than $950 million in new private sector commitments in response to her Call to Action for Northern Central America, bringing the overall total to more than $4.2 billion since May 2021. These investments will help address the root causes of migration by creating economic opportunity in El Salvador, Guatemala

biden feb07 President Joe Biden will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST during a joint session of Congress. This will be his third State of the Union address since assuming office. Giving a preview of how the President is going to address the economic priorities and economic issues in the State of the Union, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said Biden will talk abou

turkeyearthquake feb07 The death toll from the massive earthquake near the Turkey-Syrian border has crossed 5000 as rescuers are battling heavy rain and snow to find survivors. With rescue workers continue to recover survivors as well as dead bodies from rubbles of collapsed buildings and huge concrete slabs in southern Turkey and across the border in Syria, the World Health Organization said the number of victims may

plasticwaste feb06 Despite rising consumer awareness, corporate attention and regulation, the world has generated a record amount of single-use plastic waste, according to a new report released Monday. An additional 6 million metric tons (MMT) of waste was generated in 2021 compared to 2019 — mostly from fossil fuel-based "virgin" feedstocks. An all-time record of 139 million metric tons of single-use plastic wast

beyonce feb6 Pop queen Beyonce is now the queen of the Grammys too. After winning the award for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album at the 2023 Grammys, she became the most awarded artist in Grammys history. Until Sunday, Beyonce was sharing the all-time record for most Grammy wins with Hungarian classical conductor George Solti. Her win for Best Dance/Electronic Album for celebrated euphoric album "Renaissanc

earthquake feb06 More than 600 people were killed in a 7.8-magnitude earthquake near the Turkey-Syrian border in the early hours of Monday. Nearly 3,000 others were injured in the quake that trembled south-eastern Turkey, which is regarded as one of the strongest to hit the country. The death toll is likely to rise as rescue workers and local residents are scrambling to find survivors trapped under rubble on bot

philadelphiawaterupgrades feb03 President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are traveling to Philadelphia on Friday to announce $500 Million in funding to replace all lead service lines in the region and to upgrade its water system. At an event to be held at Belmont Water Treatment Center, the President and the Vice President will speak on the progress the country has made and their work implementing the Biden admini

endcancerinus feb03 On the first anniversary of Reignited Cancer Moonshot, the Biden Administration announced a new set of actions that aims at drawing the United States closer to ending cancer. In addition, President Joe Biden also announced his intent to appoint six members to the National Cancer Advisory Board, which plays an important role in guiding the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in settin

surveillanceballoon feb03 The U.S. Defense Department said it is tracking a suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon that has been flying over the United States for past few days. "The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is over the continental United States right now," Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said during an impromptu b

federalemployees feb2 President Joe Biden has issued a Presidential Memorandum to support Federal employees' access to leave when they need to care for themselves or a loved one. The memorandum calls on heads of Federal agencies to support access to leave without pay for Federal employees, including during their first year of service, to ensure employees are able to bond with a new child, care for a family member wit

usgalluppollfinds feb2 Only 23 percent of Americans are broadly satisfied with the way things are going in the country, while the rest are dissatisfied, including nearly half "very dissatisfied," according to Gallup's annual "Mood of the Nation" poll. The results of the annual poll were published a week ahead of President Joe Biden's second State of the Union address.

additionalmilitary feb02 The Philippines have allowed the United States to set up four additional military bases in the country, providing U.S. forces with a strategic advantage on the South China Sea. The expanded access to Philippines bases gives Washington a boost in its efforts to counter China, especially to monitor the Chinese activities in the South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan.

usindiatechnologypartnership feb1 To expand and deepen their technology partnership, the United States and India have launched a set of new bilateral initiatives welcoming new cooperation between the two governments, industry and academia in various domains. Tuesday, the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) was held under the leadership of the National Security Advisors of the

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