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An attempted robbery at a Wells Fargo has turned into a hostage situation in Minnesota

CNN - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 01:21
There is an active hostage situation stemming from an attempted bank robbery at a Wells Fargo in St. Cloud, Minnesota, according to the bank and law enforcement officials.
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Rag 'n' Bone Man talks about his struggles with fame

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 01:07
Singer-songwriter Rag 'n' Bone Man says he wanted his friends to rescue him from red carpets.
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Disability and domestic abuse: 'No-one knows what is happening behind those walls'

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 01:04
As cases of domestic abuse rise during lockdown, disabled victims can face particular challenges to escape their abusers.
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Biden strikes a blow for fairness in sharing vaccine knowledge

CNN - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:59
This week, the Biden administration took the unprecedented step of supporting a waiver of intellectual property protections on Covid-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic. Katherine Tai, the United States Trade Representative (USTR), said in a statement: "This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The Administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service of ending this pandemic, supports the waiver of those protections for Covid-19 vaccines."
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New 'Stranger Things' season 4 teaser is Eleven-out-of-ten creepy

CNN - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:48
It appears as though Eleven's dark past will have some light shed on it in the upcoming season of "Stranger Things."
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Holiday costs to jump this summer, warns travel boss

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:45
Travel will be more expensive as airlines can't afford to bring many planes back into service.
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Covid-19 vaccines: Why some African states have leftover doses

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:41
African countries struggled to get vaccines, but now several of them have thousands of expired doses.
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Eurovision's noisy fans are back despite Dutch pandemic

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:35
It's Europe's most popular cultural event and the Netherlands will host it despite battling a third Covid wave.
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Covid: Concern increases over India variant in UK

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:35
Public health experts want the version B.1.617.2 to be made a "variant of concern", the BBC has been told.
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Opinion: I'm a proud progressive who thinks Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney and George W. Bush are true patriots

CNN - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:33
I am a proud progressive Texas Democrat in the tradition of the late Gov. Ann Richards and my predecessors, Reps. Barbara Jordan and Mickey Leland. And yet Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking Republican in the House, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, and President George W. Bush, the last Republican president to amass a popular vote majority, have my undying respect for the manner in which they have stood steadfast in defense of the US Constitution and their principles -- even in the face of brutal and unwarranted attacks by their own party.
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Taiwan: Judo class puts a seven-year-old in a coma

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:26
The incident in Taiwan shows a tendency to allow child abuse in the name of discipline, experts say.
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Taking an invention from idea to the marketplace

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:20
Lockdown spurred many people to invent new products, but how did they get to market?
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Roma 3-2 Man Utd (5-8 on aggregate): 'Faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer close to being rewarded'

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:19
It would seem automatic for Manchester United to reward manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a new contract after taking them to the Europa League final, says Simon Stone.
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Rare fish set for return to River Severn breeding grounds

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:16
One of the UK's rarest fish is set to benefit from a conservation project to unlock the River Severn.
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It's time to break out of our rooms -- and travel

CNN - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:16
With the pandemic easing in the US, there's a pent-up wish to break out of the rooms we've occupied for the past 14 months or so. Now, much of Europe -- long a primary destination for American travelers -- beckons, with the European Union's announcement that it's opening its doors this summer to Americans who have been vaccinated. So many of us, during lockdown, have fantasized about going abroad again.
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Plastic bag charge to double to 10p in all shops

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:15
The price rise for single-use bags will be extended to all businesses in England from 21 May.
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Peloton recall to cost company $165 million in lost sales

CNN - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:11
Peloton is estimating its treadmill recall will cost the company about $165 million in lost revenue during the the current quarter, and result in a $16 million hit to its profits.
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US sends reinforcements for Afghan withdrawal

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:10
Joe Biden has set the withdrawal deadline for 11 September, but it comes amid escalating violence.
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The volunteers answering Covid SOS calls from India's sick and dying

CNN - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:08
Srinivas B.V. barely sleeps at night. His phone rings 24 hours a day with cries of help from Indians begging for oxygen supplies, ventilators, hospital beds -- whatever he can provide.
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Arsenal 'devastated' by Europa League exit but where does club go now?

BBC - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:04
BBC Sport gathers reaction from the manager, players, pundits and more to gauge the mood after a disastrous night for Arsenal - and asks where the club goes from here.
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