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Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of state

Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of state

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as America’s top diplomat, tasked with carrying out President Joe Biden’s commitment to reverse the Trump administration’s “America First” doctrine that weakened international alliances.
Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail colour

Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail colour

WASHINGTON — Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail colour under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave.
Republican-controlled states advance bills to limit abortion

Republican-controlled states advance bills to limit abortion

HELENA, Mont. — Four new proposed abortion restrictions passed the state House Tuesday in Montana, one of several states where GOP gains are lending more momentum to prohibitions on the procedure.
Elliot Page and Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years

Elliot Page and Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years

NEW YORK — Actor Elliot Page and Emma Portner said Tuesday that they are divorcing after three years of marriage.
Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.
Russia, US exchange documents to extend nuclear pact

Russia, US exchange documents to extend nuclear pact

MOSCOW — Russia and the United States traded documents Tuesday to extend their last remaining nuclear arms control treaty days before it is due to expire, the Kremlin said. A Kremlin readout of a phone call between U.S.
With many hungry for content, Sundance market heats up

With many hungry for content, Sundance market heats up

Three years ago, filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West got a dream Sundance debut. They premiered their film “RBG” to a sold-out crowd with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only in attendance but seeing it for the first time.

Two CBS execs shelved pending diversity investigation

NEW YORK — CBS has placed two top executives on administrative leave as it investigates charges of a hostile work environment for women and minorities at news operations in some of its largest individual stations.
U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians

U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians

CAMEROON, Cameroon — U.S.
Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third governme
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