Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban
Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Facebook parent Meta says it will restore former President Donald Trump’s personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection

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China cites US debt issue to deflect pressure on Africa debt
China cites US debt issue to deflect pressure on Africa debt

The Chinese government says the U.S. should stop pressuring it on debt relief for Zambia and focus on averting a government default at home with possible repercussions for the global economy

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Challenge for Tunisian democracy: Getting voters to show up
Challenge for Tunisian democracy: Getting voters to show up

Tunisia was once the Arab world’s hope for a new era of democracy

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House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile
House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat

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US sweetens pot to study siting for spent nuke fuel storage
US sweetens pot to study siting for spent nuke fuel storage

The U.S. government is offering more money to find a solution for storing or disposing of spent nuclear fuel from the nation's commercial nuclear power plants

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Couture season ends with clubbing, celebrity and glamour
Couture season ends with clubbing, celebrity and glamour

The experimentalism and audacity of 1980s club kids inspired Valentino in one of the last high-octane shows of this Paris Fashion Week couture season

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Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday
Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he's looking forward to discussing with President Joe Biden a “reasonable and responsible way that we can lift the debt ceiling” when the two meet Wednesday at the White House

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Japan launches whale meat vending machines to promote sales
Japan launches whale meat vending machines to promote sales

A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its controversial products, has found a new way to cultivate clientele: whale meat vending machines

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Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida
Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

Ten Filipino men who worked for a major offshore oil industry employer under federally granted visas claim in a federal lawsuit they were treated like prisoners at a company bunkhouse and that some of them were abandoned there when Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021

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House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile
House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

For the second time this month, House Republicans have advanced a measure to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat

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Japan launches whale meat vending machines to promote sales
Japan launches whale meat vending machines to promote sales

A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its controversial products, has found a new way to cultivate clientele: whale meat vending machines

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Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet
Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet

For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point

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Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday
Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he's looking forward to discussing with President Joe Biden a “reasonable and responsible way that we can lift the debt ceiling” when the two meet Wednesday at the White House

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