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Famed medieval Bayeux Tapestry goes online – every thread

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PARIS — The world-famous medieval Bayeux Tapestry may be off-limits to visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic, but its keepers have put a digital...

Court won’t delay extradition of 2 nabbed in Ghosn’s escape

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BOSTON — A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to put on hold the extradition of two men wanted by Japan on accusations that they...

Indiana logs 1,233 new COVID-19 infections and 24 deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials said Sunday that 24 more people in the state have died from COVID-19 as they announced 1,233 new infections....

Michigan man killed when cannon used at baby shower explodes

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GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 26-year-old Michigan man was killed in an explosion that occurred during a baby shower, according to Gaines Township authorities....

Michelle Obama to team up with puppets for a kids’ food show

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NEW YORK — Michelle Obama is launching a Netflix children’s food show with a pair of puppets “to bring a bit of light and...

IAEA: Iran has started producing uranium metal

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BERLIN — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday its inspectors have confirmed that Iran has begun the production of uranium metal —...

DOJ: Anti-government ‘boogaloo’ members charged in Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two supporters of the anti-government, pro-gun “boogaloo” movement were arrested Thursday in Kentucky, federal authorities announced. ...

Algeria orders investigation into student police abuse claim

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ALGIERS, Algeria — In an unprecedent move, the prosecutor's office in the Algerian capital has ordered a preliminary investigation into torture and sexual abuse...

UN urges foreign fighters and mercenaries to leave Libya

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council called the establishment of a transitional government in Libya “an important milestone” Tuesday and urged all countries...

GOP’s Tenney, who won House seat by 109 votes, is sworn in

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Republican Claudia Tenney of New York was sworn in Thursday as a member of Congress, reclaiming a seat she lost two years ago and...