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Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Thursday strongly rejected accusations that it snubbed Ursula von der Leyen — one of the European Union’s most powerful executives — because of her gender after a protocol gaffe during a meeting at the Turkish presidential

Man who was wrongly imprisoned for 44 years gets $750,000

DURHAM, N.C. — A man who served nearly 44 years in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit has received compensation from the state of North Carolina. Ronnie Long told The Charlotte Observer that it's not nearly enough. Long received $750,000.
Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

BELFAST, Ireland — Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other.
Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway but a winner may not be determined until Friday.
OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive.
7th man arrested in sex abuse case at youth detention centre

7th man arrested in sex abuse case at youth detention centre

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Native Americans: Move Boston Marathon from Oct. 11 holiday

Native Americans: Move Boston Marathon from Oct. 11 holiday

BOSTON — Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling on the organizers of the Boston Marathon to move the already rescheduled date for the storied race because it now conflicts with a day meant to commemorate the contributions of Indigenous people.
Reigning Mrs. World arrested over onstage melee in Sri Lanka

Reigning Mrs. World arrested over onstage melee in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs. World for pulling the crown off the head of the winner of a Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant and allegedly causing injuries. She was later released on bail.
Kemi Alabi wins First Book Award from poets academy

Kemi Alabi wins First Book Award from poets academy

NEW YORK — A Chicago-based writer and activist has received the First Book Award from the Academy of American Poets. Kemi Alabi's “Against Heaven” is scheduled for publication in Spring 2022.
March of the Living honours medical workers battling COVID-19

March of the Living honours medical workers battling COVID-19

JERUSALEM — Like so many mothers, Raul Artal’s insisted that her son was going to be a doctor. But there was a history — and heroism — behind her ambitions for him.
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