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World Feb 17Ethiopia under state of emergency after prime minister resigns
The declaration would allow Ethiopian security forces to crack down on demonstrations, ban some publications from distributing material, and establish a special court for people who break those rules.
Nation Feb 11‘It’s pervasive, it’s every day’ — How a history of sexism in the airline industry echoes today
Flight attendants are often targets of sexual assault and harassment, but the airline industry has few standardized rules in place to protect their employees.
World Feb 04Greeks protest Macedonia’s name as leaders try to end decades-long dispute
More than 100,000 protesters met in Athens to demonstrate against a possible plan by Greece's government to accept the name "Macedonia" for the neighboring former Yugoslavian country.
World Feb 03Italian gunman targets immigrants in drive-by shootings
A gunman shot six African immigrants from his vehicle on Saturday during a 2-hour rampage in the central Italian city of Macerata before he was arrested by police.
World Jan 28Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at 91
The billionaire began his business at the age of 17, eventually turning home-assembled products into the largest furniture retailer.
World Jan 27Car bomb kills at least 95 in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber who hid explosives inside an ambulance killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul on Saturday after detonating the device near a police checkpoint.
Nation Jan 06John Young, NASA’s longest serving astronaut, dies at 87
Young was a vanguard of NASA's space program in a career that spanned more than four decades during which he walked on the moon, commanded the first space shuttle flight and became the only astronaut to enter space as part…
Nation Dec 23Thomas fire becomes the largest in California’s history
A southern California wildfire that has burned hundreds of thousands of acres outside Los Angeles over the last three weeks is the largest in the state's history, fire officials said Friday.
Politics Dec 17CDC director says there are ‘no banned words’ at the agency
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said in a series of Tweets on Sunday said there are "no banned words," while emphasizing the agency's commitment to data-driven science.
Nation Dec 16Anita Hill to lead Hollywood commission on sexual harassment
A coalition of powerful Hollywood and media figures on Friday formed a commission meant to address the avalanche of sexual misconduct claims in the entertainment industry that have emerged in recent months.