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IntelCenter/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is a double-edged sword for President Joe Biden, both bolstering his claim that counterterrorism operations need not rely on U.S. boots on the ground while casting doubt on his claim that Afghanistan would never again become a safe haven […]

Stephen Frink/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The species scientists know least about are at an even higher risk of extinction because researchers are unable to tailor conservation efforts to their needs, according to researchers. More than 4,300 species whose extinction risk cannot be assessed due to a lack of ecological data are likely at risk […]

Leon Klein/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials. The Russian military has since launched a full-scale […]

Leon Klein/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials. The Russian military has since launched a full-scale […]

JEREMIE RICHARD/AFP via Getty Images (REYKJAVIK, Iceland) — An Icelandic volcano has come back to life after a series of nearby earthquakes rumbled it awake, the Icelandic Met Office reported Wednesday. On Wednesday morning a 4.6 earthquake was recorded on the eastern side of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, prompting further concerns of volcanic action. An hour […]

ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — When Sepideh Rashno appeared last month on Iranian state television to apologize to another woman for refusing to wear a hijab in pubic, longtime observers of Iran’s government viewed her actions as a “forced confession.” A viral video posted days earlier appeared to show Rashno in public without […]

Debarchan Chatterjee/NurPhoto via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Risk management strategies for floods and drought may not reduce the effects of unprecedented extreme weather events as they become more frequent due to climate change, researchers are warning. In the past, even with effective risk management efforts that reduced global vulnerability to floods and drought, the […]

Handout/Getty Images (TAIPEI, Taiwan) — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she and other members of a congressional delegation “came to Taiwan to make unequivocally clear we will not abandon our commitment” to the self-governing island. Pelosi and her delegation landed in Taipei on Tuesday night despite repeated warnings […]

Courtesy Carol Barnes (WASHINGTON) — More than six months after Texas father David Barnes was arrested by Russian authorities, his family is calling on officials in Washington to do more to try to facilitate his release. “David’s a very caring and empathetic person,” his sister, Carol Barnes, told ABC News. “Every minute of every day, […]

When times are tough, credit card debt may be inevitable if you’re learning to manage credit or are forced to make risky financial decisions due to hardships. For Lydia Senn and her husband, who are Alabama residents, this was their reality during the Great Recession in 2008 after she lost her job and he took […]


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