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Zoroastrians confront depletion of their ancient faith

Zoroastrians confront depletion of their ancient faith

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the world’s present-day religions, Zoroastrianism, founded more than 3,000 years ago, is one of the most ancient and historically influential. Yet even though its adherents maintain vibrant communities on four continents, they acknowledge their numbers are dauntingly small — perhaps 125,000 worldwide. Starting Friday, about 1,200 attendees from 16 countries …

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Miles Bridges' wife posts photos of her apparent injuries on social media after Charlotte Hornets forward is arrested in Los Angeles

Miles Bridges’ wife posts photos of her apparent injuries on social media after Charlotte Hornets forward is arrested in Los Angeles

CNN — Mychelle Johnson, wife of Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, posted a series of photographs showing what appear to be injured to her face and body on Instagram and a hospital discharge document, two days after her husband was arrested and charged with a felony in Los Angeles . Johnson described injuries she says …

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Navy finds series of failures led to fuel leak at Hawaii military facility that sickened families

Navy finds series of failures led to fuel leak at Hawaii military facility that sickened families

CNN — A series of failures led to a fuel leak at a Hawaii military facility that sickened families who relied on a nearby well for their water, the Navy found after an investigation into the problems at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The leak and the ensuing damage to the environment and …

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USC and UCLA to join Big Ten conference, shaking up college sports landscape

USC and UCLA to join Big Ten conference, shaking up college sports landscape

CNN — In a seismic shift to the collegiate sports landscape, the two Southern California powerhouse universities – UCLA and USC – said Thursday they are leaving the Pac-12 Conference for the Big Ten Conference at the start of the 2024-25 season. Both universities announced their intentions to swap conferences in separate statements on Thursday. …

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McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives. The rejuvenation of the Democratic reconciliation package, central to President Joe Biden’s agenda is far from certain. But with some signs …

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US boosting military presence in Europe amid Russia threat

US boosting military presence in Europe amid Russia threat

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the US will significantly expand its military presence in Europe, the latest example of how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reshaped plans for the continent’s security and prompted a reinvestment in NATO. Among the changes will be a permanent US garrison in Poland, for the first time …

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Environmental groups sue Biden administration to halt its largest onshore drilling lease sale

Environmental groups sue Biden administration to halt its largest onshore drilling lease sale

CNN — As President Joe Biden’s administration prepares to hold its first onshore oil and gas drilling lease sales, environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit to attempt to stop the largest of these sales, in Wyoming. It’s the second lawsuit in a week to challenge the administration on its drilling plans. The suit comes …

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How to tell if the bear market is bottoming, according to the pros

How to tell if the bear market is bottoming, according to the pros

After the worst first-half for US stocks in decades, a major rebound last week prompted some optimism that the worst of the sell-off may be behind us — but not everyone’s convinced . It’s perhaps unsurprising that market watchers are reluctant to call the bottom on the brutal selloff, but there’s one indicator that many …

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Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

DETROIT– The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal, saying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws. It’s an astonishing defeat for Attorney General Dana Nessel, who took office in …

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NATO outlines climate strategy amid Russia's war in Ukraine

NATO outlines climate strategy amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

A naval exercise led by US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and executed by the NATO Naval Striking and Support Forces, in the Baltic Sea on June 6, 2022. Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine is almost certain to eclipse other security concerns at NATO’s Madrid summit this weekend. Jonathan Nackstrand | dpa | Getty Images The super-polluting military …

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