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U.S. 'beginning' internal discussions about renewing North American trade pact
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For anyone with lingering night terrors from the last renegotiation of NAFTA, the notion of reopening the pact might evoke that classic line from a horror sequel: It's baaaaa-aaaack. But this time is different, says the U.S. envoy to Canada. On his second anniversary in Ottawa, David Cohen says he's heartened by the constructive mood.

Hundreds of thousands wounded and dead in Ukraine as war grinds on, intelligence suggests
A woman stands in cemetery with many Ukrainian flags flying in the breeze.

With no end in sight after more than 21 months of war, the number of people killed or wounded in the Russian invasion of Ukraine is in the hundreds of thousands, intelligence estimates suggest.

French juvenile court convicts 6 over roles in teacher's beheading
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A French juvenile court on Friday convicted six teenagers for their roles in the beheading of a teacher by an Islamist extremist that shocked the country.

Russian athletes eligible to compete in neutral colours at Paris Olympics
A red towel displays the Olympics rings and a Russian emblem.

Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics, the IOC said Friday, in a decision that removed the option of a blanket ban over the invasion of Ukraine.

Crowds line Dublin streets for funeral procession of Pogues singer Shane MacGowan
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Crowds gathered in Dublin for the funeral procession of the Pogues singer Shane MacGowan. MacGowan, who was 65, was diagnosed with viral encephalitis last year.

Texas attorney general threatens doctors with prosecution after court rules woman can get emergency abortion
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday threatened to prosecute any doctors involved in providing an emergency abortion to a woman, hours after she won a court order allowing her to obtain one for medical necessity.

Canadians win gold, silver medals at World Cup ski cross event in France
A women's ski cross racer skis down a hill with her hands in front of her hips.

Canadians Jared Schmidt and Britt Phelan captured gold and silver, respectively, from the World Cup ski cross stop in Val Thorens, France, on Friday.

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Still haven't filed your taxes? Here's what you need to know
So far this tax season, the IRS has received more than 90 million income tax returns for 2022.
Retail spending fell in March as consumers pull back
Spending at US retailers fell in March as consumers pulled back amid recessionary fears fueled by the banking crisis.
Silicon Valley Bank collapse renews calls to address disparities impacting entrepreneurs of color
When customers at Silicon Valley Bank rushed to withdraw billions of dollars last month, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton stepped in to help some of the founders of color who panicked about losing access to payroll funds.
Not only is Lake Powell's water level plummeting because of drought, its total capacity is shrinking, too
Lake Powell, the second-largest human-made reservoir in the US, has lost nearly 7% of its potential storage capacity since 1963, when Glen Canyon Dam was built, a new report shows.
These were the best and worst places for air quality in 2021, new report shows
Air pollution spiked to unhealthy levels around the world in 2021, according to a new report.
Big-box stores could help slash emissions and save millions by putting solar panels on roofs. Why aren't more of them doing it?
As the US attempts to wean itself off its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and shift to cleaner energy sources, many experts are eyeing a promising solution: your neighborhood big-box stores and shopping malls.
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Israel-Gaza: The status quo is smashed. The future is messy and dangerous
Even when the war between Israel and Hamas ends, there is no easy future, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen says.
France's Emmanuel Macron buffeted from all sides in row over secularism
France's president is denounced by all sides after lighting a Hanukkah candle at the Elysée Palace.
Ryan O'Neal dead at 82: Heartthrob actor with turbulent personal life
The former soap actor who starred in one of Hollywood's biggest weepies has died at the age of 82.
Doctor Who: Yasmin Finney on fandom, family and online trolls
The 20-year-old stars as a trans character in the new series after her breakout role in Heartstopper.
'I couldn't handle the shame': Teachers' dread at Ofsted reports
Head teachers talk frankly about the mental health impact that Ofsted inspections have had on them.
Laura Kuenssberg: Ukraine in 'mortal danger' without aid, Olena Zelenska warns
Ukraine's first lady tells Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg that continued Western support is life or death.
South Africa's Tyla sparks culture war over racial identity
The term "coloured" is a slur in the US, but for millions of South Africans it is part of their identity.
Whamageddon: DJ sorry for playing Last Christmas by Wham!
Matt Facer apologises for potentially eliminating 7,000 from a game in which players avoid the song.
Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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U.S. support for Israeli government increasingly strained as Arab states demand cease-fire

U.S. officials have acknowledged a 'gap' between what Israel has agreed to do to protect civilians and the rising death toll in Gaza.

California holds the key to GOP power in the House. McCarthy's retirement makes everything harder

Will the Bakersfield representative's absence lead to more trouble for his embattled allies?

Bills coach Sean McDermott cited 9/11 hijackers as an example of teamwork. Now he regrets it

Bills coach Sean McDermott said his players were supportive after he apologized for referencing the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during training camp in 2019.

Move over Ronaldo, Messi. Jon Rahm is highest paid athlete in 2023 after joining LIV Golf

Jon Rahm jumped from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf for an estimated $400 million to $600 million. He's made more money than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in 2023.

'Oppenheimer' picked up for 2024 distribution in sensitive territory: Japan

After making nearly $1 billion at the global box office, 'Oppenheimer' will be released in Japan, the only nation to have an atom bomb dropped on it.

Nine months after scandal, publishers are still sorting out a plagiarism mess

Ghostwriter Kristin Loberg and many of her clients have apologized for misusing authors' words without attribution. But publishing firms have been largely quiet.

UNLV cancels finals as shooting upends semester and campus grapples with traumatic stress

For students at UNLV, the shooting this week has upended the final, critical days of the fall semester.

Calmes: Republicans' blocking aid to Ukraine is next-level cynicism

To the delight of Vladimir Putin, further U.S. support for Ukraine is in real doubt for the first time since Russia invaded 21 months ago.

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When India Was a Human Rights Leader
The country was once a rights pioneer that helped shape the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which turns 75 on Dec. 10.
Michigan Teen Gets Life in Prison for Oxford High School Attack
A judge sentenced a Michigan teen to life in prison for killing four students at Oxford High School.
Breaking Down Taylor Swift’s 2023 Impact By the Numbers
The past year has seen Swift reach new and often unprecedented levels of success, by both traditional and novel measures.
COP28 Is a Business Bonanza. Should It Be?
COP28 participants are having to grapple with the question of whether, and how, corporations fit into the annual climate talks. 
University of Pennsylvania Loses $100 Million Donation After School President’s Remarks in Congress
The University of Pennsylvania has lost $100 million in funding after the school’s president testified about antisemitism on college campuses during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday. 
Hanukkah and the Miracle of Resistance
This Hanukkah, human solidarity must be front and center, writes Stefanie Fox.
The White House’s Latest Move to Rein in Drug Prices
Drug companies use tax-payer money to develop drugs and sell them at high prices. The White House says it’s going to make this stop.
FDA Approves First CRISPR Treatment in U.S.
Two new therapies—one which uses the gene-editing technology—treat sickle cell anemia.

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