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marriageact dec09 In yet another landmark bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives has passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which protects same-sex and interracial marriage. The bill was passed by a 258-169 vote, with 39 Republicans joining Democrats in supporting the legislation.

wc dec09 After a two-day break, football fans are roaring back to world cup stadiums in Qatar on Friday, as the last eight teams line up to fight tooth and nail chasing their title dreams.

brittneygriner dec09 Brittney Griner, the US basketball player who had been detained in Russia on drug charges since February, is flying back home after she was released in exchange for convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout. President Joe Biden said Griner was safe and is expected to arrive in the United States Friday on a plane from the United Arab Emirates. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Ro

energysecurity dec08 The United States and tUnited Kingdom are establishing a Joint Action Group for Energy Security and Affordability to accelerate the two nations' immediate cooperation on short-term action to support energy security and affordability in the United Kingdom and across Europe. The initiative will focus on four priority areas: Energy Efficiency and Innovative Energy Solutions, Gas Supply, Nuclear Coop

teenagercollegestudent dec08 A college student has become the youngest Black mayor in the United States at the age of 18. On Tuesday, Jaylen Smith was elected as the mayor of Earle, a rural town in Arkansas, 30 miles (48km) west of Memphis, Tennessee.

sexualharassment dec08 President Joe Biden has signed the Speak Out Act into law, which would prevent the judicial enforcement of non-disclosure agreements to silence victims of sexual assault and harassment in workplace. Introduced by New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand in July, the Bill was approved unanimously in the Senate and was passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 315 to 109. After signing the b

usscienceenvoy dec07 The U.S. Department of State has selected seven distinguished scientists to serve as U.S. Science Envoys. They are Dr. Drew Harvell, Dr. Jessica Gephart, Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson, Dr. LaShanda Korley, Dr. Prineha Narang, Frances Seymour, and Dr. Kyle Whyte. Drew Harvell is Professor Emerita of Cornell University, Affiliate Faculty University of Washington, and Fellow of the Ecological Soci

nasa dec07 NASA's Orion spacecraft is heading home after exiting the lunar sphere of influence. Orion completed the return powered flyby burn that put the spacecraft on course for splashdown on Sunday. Earth's force of gravity is now the primary gravitational force acting on the spacecraft. Flight controllers used Orion's cameras to inspect the crew module thermal protection system and European Service Mod

raphaelwarnock dec07 The Democrats have ensured a clear majority in the Senate by winning the Georgia Senate runoff. Senator Raphael Warnock's victory over his Trump-backed challenger Herschel Walker gave the Democrats a crucial 51 seats in the 100-member Upper House.

fifa dec07 After 17 days and nights of football fever, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is taking a two-day break to cool off. With a dramatic round of pre-quarter finals deciding the final eight teams, the tournament will resume with an intensive Quarter-Final round on Friday. The first match, featuring Croatia vs Brazil, begins at 6 PM local time (10 AM ET) at the Education City Stadium. It can be watched i

goblin mode 120622 "Goblin mode" is the Oxford word of the year 2022. It was the first Oxford word of the year to be chosen by public vote. According to Oxford University Press, which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary, Goblin mode is a slang term, often used in the expressions "in goblin mode" or "to go goblin mode." It is "a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greed

fifaworldcup 06dec22 The stage is set for two top class matches in the FIFA World Cup round of 16 Tuesday as Portugal take on Switzerland and Morocco meet Spain. The winners of these games will be the rivals in the quarter final stage. Morocco topped Group F with one of the best group stage campaigns at this World Cup by holding 2018 runners-up Croatia to a 0-0 draw, shocking European power house Belgium 2-0, and tr

mask 0514 05dec22 The United States has reported a whopping 40 percent increase in coronavirus test positivity in the last two weeks. In states such as Arizona, Utah, South Dakota and Missouri, test positivity rates are above 20 percent.

usairtravel 120522 The U.S. Department of Transportation's latest Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) shows there was a 15.6 percent decrease in air travel service complaints from August to September. However, complaints are more than 380 percent above pre-pandemic levels in September 2019. The Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data is compiled for the month of September and 3rd quarter 2022 fo

newyork singapore 120222 New York and Singapore rank as the world's most expensive cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey. New York tops the rankings for the first time, while Singapore is back in the top position for the eighth time in ten years.

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