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U.S. men's success in the World Cup brings a windfall to the women's team

Players on the U.S. women's national team have long cheered on their male counterparts. Thanks to the historic equal pay deal signed earlier this year, they have millions more reasons: The two squads are evenly splitting the World Cup prize money they earn.

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Previewing the World Cup's round of 16: Who's in, who's out and storylines to watch

This year's World Cup has already been a soccer spectacle: Steamrolls, upsets, dramatic goals, penalty kicks, pelvic contusions, tears of joy, tears of devastation, mere millimeters of shoulder and soccer ball making all the difference between elimination and ecstasy.

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A man who burned a cross to intimidate his Black neighbors pleads guilty to hate crime

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi man who burned a cross in his front yard to intimidate his Black neighbors pleaded guilty to a hate crime in federal court, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Axel Cox, 24, of Gulfport, was charged with violating the Fair Housing Act over the December 2020 incident, according to court records.

A man has been charged with murdering Migos rapper Takeoff

Updated December 2, 2022 at 3:57 PM ET

HOUSTON — Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of rapper Takeoff, who they said was a "innocent bystander" to gunfire last month outside a bowling alley in Houston.

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Twitter's former safety chief warns Musk is moving fast and "breaking things"

Elon Musk's rapid changes at Twitter are risking the safety of its most vulnerable users around the world, including human rights activists, free speech advocates and marginalized people in autocratic countries, according to the social network's former head of trust and safety.

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With one dose, new drug may cure sleeping sickness. Could it also wipe it out?

In 2004, when physician Dr. Wilfried Mutombo began treating patients diagnosed with sleeping sickness, the available treatments were themselves horrific and sometimes deadly.

"The widely available treatment then was an arsenic-based drug, and it was toxic. It could kill up to 5% of patients," he says. "I lost two of my patients. They were young, and that was a very bad experience.

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London says no to a big Chinese Embassy, in a blow to Beijing ties

LONDON — Local officials in London overwhelmingly rejected plans for a massive, new Chinese Embassy on Thursday.

The decision over the long-planned project is a bitter setback for the Chinese government, which currently operates its embassy out of a townhouse in central London. It also comes as a once-promising "golden era" in relations between the two countries has deteriorated in recent years.

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A rare recording of a musical by an 18-year-old Stephen Sondheim surfaces

A rare recording of a show Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim wrote and performed —in college — has been discovered hidden in a bookshelf in Milwaukee.

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Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

WASHINGTON — America's newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China.


How and why Pantone picked 'Viva Magenta' as its 2023 color of the year

It's official: 2023 is the year of magenta. That's according to the Pantone Color Institute, the authoritative consultancy that's christened an "it color" every year for more than two decades.

Its latest pick is none other than Viva Magenta 18-750, which it describes as "a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength."