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Firing back: Biden brings his battle with Republicans on the road after contentious State of the Union

President Joe Biden brought his State of the Union populist economic messaging to Wisconsin on Wednesday, firing back at Republicans and highlighting US manufacturing in a preview of an expected 2024 argument in the battleground state.

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Mack Lamoureux

2 Children Killed After Bus Driver Intentionally Hit Daycare: Canadian Police

Two children are dead and six more injured after a city bus driver intentionally drove his vehicle into a Quebec daycare, police say.  

The incident happened in Laval, a city just outside of Montreal, around 8:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning. The six injured children are not in critical condition. 

Police have arrested 51-year-old Pierre Ny St-Amand. According to CTV News, St-Amand already faces a myriad of charges for the incident including homicide and dangerous driving....

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Rebecca Kern

Hunter Biden’s laptop will be the star of the GOP’s Twitter hearings


House Oversight Republicans are bringing in former Twitter leaders to grill them about their roles in the Hunter Biden laptop incident, the first in a series of hearings on "government interference and social media bias."

While Republicans will likely beat up on the former Twitter executives for allegedly censoring conservative viewpoints, the GOP’s own framing suggests there's a bigger political goal at play: To spend some time throwing shade at President Joe Biden and his...

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Jordain Carney and Kyle Cheney

House GOP’s under-the-radar Hunter Biden problem: DOJ got there first


House Republicans are itching to investigate Hunter Biden. But they have a problem: The feds got there first.

Though their probes differ in focus and scope — Republicans are looking at possible conflicts of interest by the Biden family writ large while the Justice Department homes in on potential crimes by Hunter Biden — they’re treading on overlapping terrain. That’s an issue for the House GOP, because any DOJ indictment of Hunter Biden would effectively close off certain...

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Raja Abdulrahim and Muhammad Haj Kadour

Syrian Refugees Who Died in Turkey Earthquake Are Returned Home

Millions fled the war in Syria for the safety of neighboring Turkey. “We want them to be buried among their family,” said a man waiting for the body of a young relative coming from Turkey.

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Tiffany Hsu and Stuart A. Thompson

Disinformation Researchers Raise Alarms About A.I. Chatbots

Researchers used ChatGPT to produce clean, convincing text that repeated conspiracy theories and misleading narratives.

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Kevin Roose

Microsoft’s ChatGPT-Powered Bing Makes Search Interesting Again

Google has stiff competition now, after Microsoft integrated powerful A.I. technology into its search engine.

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Julian E. Barnes, Edward Wong and Helene Cooper

China Sends Spy Balloons Over Military Sites Worldwide, U.S. Officials Say

The balloons have some advantages over the satellites that orbit the earth in regular patterns. They fly closer to earth and can evade radar.

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Jonathan Weisman

Biden Breaks Ground on a Huge Project: Winning Back the White Working Class

In a State of the Union address that focused heavily on job creation, the president signaled the opening of a yearslong push to persuade white working-class voters to return to the Democratic fold.

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Paul Blest

Starbucks Asked a COVID-Positive Employee to Work, Then Fired Him for Tweeting About It

Starbucks fired a pro-union barista for “violating” the company’s social media policy, after he tweeted that he had been asked to come to work even after testing positive for COVID-19.

But in a filing last week, the National Labor Relations Board said Ben Scott had been fired illegally, in retaliation for attempting to organize his coworkers and for publicly discussing an issue of workplace safety. 

And in addition to saying the store retaliated against Scott, the NLRB charged that a...

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Alyson Krueger

Think Cold Plunges Seem Drastic? Try Doing It Every Day.

For some, completing the ritual on a regular basis has become one way — “that not too many people actually enjoy” — to weather winter.

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Elisabeth Rosenthal

How My Desire to Run Again Pushed Me to Walk

After recovering from a traumatic brain injury, a writer seeks to reclaim the mental transcendence that comes from running.

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Sarah Dougher

I Had My First Child at 45. Here’s What I Learned.

A little empathy goes a long way, and people are going to judge.

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Sophie Vershbow

Parallel Play Isn't Just for Kids

Why parallel play is good for grown-ups, too.

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Melinda Wenner Moyer

Are Gel Manicures Safe? What to Know About UV Light and Cancer Risk

New research shows that the UV light in nail lamps could be harmful to your health, but you may not need to cancel your next appointment.

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Dani Blum

What to Know About the Egg Shortage and Misinformation

They’re expensive, difficult to find and myths about them abound on social media. Here’s what to know.

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Daisuke Wakabayashi and Claire Fu

China’s Bid to Improve Food Production? Giant Towers of Pigs.

High-rise hog farms have sprung up nationwide as part of Beijing’s drive to enhance its agricultural competitiveness and reduce its dependence on imports.

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Catherine Porter and Aurelien Breeden

Élisabeth Borne, France’s Prime Minister, on Her Harrowing Story

The daughter of an Auschwitz survivor, Élisabeth Borne has avoided bringing her past into politics, even when it might be appropriate.

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Emmanuel Morgan

A Milestone for Black N.F.L. Hires, but Not on the Sidelines

Five Black presidents have been hired to lead N.F.L. teams, an influx some hope could provide a blueprint for diversifying leadership even as the league struggles to improve head coaching searches.

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Grammys 2023: Hip-Hop Wins, Beyoncé Wins (Sort of)

Does respect from music’s premier awards show still carry weight?

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