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Cracking under pressure: Inside the race to fix France's nuclear plants

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PARIS — Behind layers of security and a thick concrete wall, a team of welders work in shifts to fix the crippled Penly nuclear plant in northern France. Sweating under protective gear, they’re replacing cracked pipes in the emergency cooling system which protects against a reactor meltdown.

Each weld takes at least three days to complete, ...Read more

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Lessons from shuttle Columbia disaster could stave off next tragedy

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ORLANDO, Fla. — “Never again” is the phrase echoed among NASA leaders recalling the last major tragedy in the space program that occurred 20 years ago this week, when Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, never making its way back home to Florida.

But with more spacecraft, more players and farther-flung ...Read more

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Peru's president blasts Congress's refusal to expedite elections

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Peru’s fragile government blasted Friday night’s decision by Congress not to bring forward presidential elections as political turmoil in the Andean nation continues into its eighth week.

In a series of tweets, the office of President Dina Boluarte urged lawmakers to prioritize “the interests of Peru” and put aside political interests....Read more

Two air force aircraft collide mid-air in central India

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Two Indian air force fighter aircraft collided mid-air in central India killing one pilot, a government statement said.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident that took place Saturday near the city of Gwalior, the air force said in the statement, adding that the aircraft were on routine training mission. One of the three pilots involved,...Read more

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Massachusetts father who lost his three children says he forgives his wife, is 'completely lost' without his kids

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BOSTON — The father of three young Duxbury children who died, allegedly at their hands of their own mother, has surfaced to say that he is “completely lost without” his children and has forgiven his wife.

“I want to ask all of you that you find it deep within yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I have,” Patrick Clancy wrote toward the ...Read more

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Rahul Gandhi walks 2,000 miles to challenge Modi in 2024 election

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After more than 100 days walking nearly the entire length of India, Rahul Gandhi, scion of the nation’s most famous political dynasty, stood before a shivering crowd in rural Himachal Pradesh as a cheer went up.

Bearded and clad in a white t-shirt, Gandhi bore none of the vestiges of wealth or elitism that have smudged his family’s name in ...Read more

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Alhambra prepares for Lunar New Year Festival and 'healing' after mass shooting

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LOS ANGELES — Alhambra officials hope to "start the healing" by moving forward with the city's annual Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, a week after the event was canceled following a mass shooting in neighboring Monterey Park that left 11 dead.

Organizers said they struggled with whether to hold the celebration, as the community mourned ...Read more

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NYPD cold case detective closes decades-old investigation into Harlem double-murder with DNA

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New York Police Department Detective Ryan Glas was a 10-year-old kid when a sickly Harlem mom and her special needs daughter were strangled inside their home in 1994.

The cold case investigator, now 39, helped close the long-dormant homicide probe last week with the arrest of murder suspect Larry Atkinson, indicted for the unsolved double ...Read more

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Minnesota activists renew call for reform after Memphis police killing

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MINNEAPOLIS — Local groups and activists renewed calls Saturday for police reform in Minnesota, reeling anew after seeing video released by the Memphis Police Department that showed officers tasing and beating a 29-year-old Black man to death.

At a new conference held just minutes from the site where where former Minneapolis police officer ...Read more

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US general sees China war risk for 2025 in memo cited by NBC

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An Air Force general said in an internal memo that the U.S. and China risk going to war in two years and told officers under his command to prepare, including with target practice, NBC News reported.

Gen. Mike Minihan, head of the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, said he has a gut feeling that the fight will happen in 2025, while saying he ...Read more

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LA shooting that left 3 dead, 4 wounded was not random, police say

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LOS ANGELES — At least three people were killed and four wounded Saturday morning in a shooting in an upscale neighborhood in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles, authorities said.

Three people were killed inside a vehicle on the street and four were wounded outside, a law enforcement source told the Los Angeles Times. All three killed ...Read more

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Experts say 'missteps' were likely in how school addressed special needs of Richneck student

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When first grade teacher Abigail Zwerner was shot by her 6-year-old student in the middle of a lesson on Jan. 6, it left the Newport News community — and the nation — in shock.

In the wake of that shooting at Richneck Elementary, much has been said about the heightened student behavior problems Newport News schools have experienced in the ...Read more

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Straphanger shot during clash on NYC train hours after Hochul and Adams tout subway crime reduction

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NEW YORK — An argument on a Manhattan subway train took a violent turn when one of the straphangers pulled a gun and shot the other rider twice, according to the New York Police Department.

The shooting comes just hours after New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul took a victory lap Friday, touting that crime in the city’s ...Read more

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Memphis police disband crime-fighting unit whose members are accused of fatally beating Tyre Nichols

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The Memphis police unit whose members are charged with beating Tyre Nichols to death was dissolved Saturday.

“In the process of listening intently to the family of Tyre Nichols, community leaders, and the uninvolved officers who have done quality work in their assignments, it is in the best interest of all to permanently deactivate the ...Read more

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Sharpton asks for peaceful protests in Tyre Nichols' death; crowd gathers Saturday night in NYC

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NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton called Saturday for more protests over Tyre Nichols’ death — and urged that they be peaceful, saying that violent protests will only “help the police get away with what they did.”

“What (the police) want to do is see violence and say, ‘This is why the police have to do what they did. You see how out...Read more

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Emhoff calls for fighting anti-Jewish tropes on Auschwitz visit

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Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff’s emotional visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau marked something of a triumph for Jewish Americans: one of their own representing the U.S. at the epicenter of the Nazi genocide that tried — but failed — to wipe out their people.

But Emhoff’s six-day visit to Europe is also highlighting a painful reality. Poland, ...Read more

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At least 3 dead, 4 wounded in shooting in upscale Benedict Canyon area of LA

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LOS ANGELES — At least three people were killed and four wounded Saturday morning in a shooting in an upscale neighborhood in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles, authorities said.

Three people were killed inside a vehicle on the street and four were wounded outside, a law enforcement source told the Los Angeles Times. The suspect or ...Read more

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Man who drove Tesla off cliff with family inside released from hospital and booked into jail

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The man who authorities allege may have intentionally driven a Tesla carrying his wife and two young children off a 250-foot oceanside cliff south of Pacifica earlier this month — a crash first responders called a “miracle” after everyone survived — has been released from the hospital and taken to jail, according to ...Read more

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Protests set to continue for 2nd day in NYC, US over Tyre Nichols traffic stop video

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NEW YORK — Demonstrators and activists on Saturday were gearing up to again march on behalf of Tyre Nichols, one day after authorities released video of the brutal traffic stop that culminated in his death.

In New York, rallies were scheduled across the five boroughs, including a march in Washington Square Park that kicks off at 5 p.m. Social...Read more

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2 Tennessee deputies suspended after Tyre Nichols bodycam footage released

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Two more Tennessee law enforcement officers were relieved of duty after the release of graphic video that showed authorities pulling over and violently beating Tyre Nichols, who died three days later.

The suspension of the Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies comes after five officers from the Memphis, Tennessee, police department were terminated...Read more