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US debt ceiling deadline pushed back as talks continue

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said the government could run out of money to pay all its bills on June 5, leaving lawmakers a few more days of flexibility to deal with averting an unprecedented debt default. Yellen’s new estimate, released Friday afternoon, came as the White House and House Republicans hurried to finalize a deal on government spending that would raise the US borrowing limit and lift a huge cloud of uncertainty hanging over the country’s economy. paves the way for its removal. Yellen previously warned that a...
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Order of Oppression | Foreign Affairs

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year, many African countries declined to take a strong stand against Moscow. Seventeen African states refused to vote for a UN resolution condemning Russia, and most countries on the continent have maintained economic and trade ties with Moscow despite Western sanctions. In response, the United States and other Western countries have berated African leaders for failing to defend the “rules based” international order, framing African neutrality in the Ukrainian conflict as a betrayal of liberal principles. During a trip to Cameroon in July 2022,...
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Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds: The Way They Were

What was once Ryan Reynolds And Scarlett Johansson They were briefly married before eventually finding the love of their life. The Marvel actors began their romance in 2007 after they both came out of serious relationships. was engaged to reynolds Alanis Morissette– whom he had been dating since 2002 – but the two mutually annulled their wedding in 2007. black Dahlia co-star Josh Hartnett After dating for a year. black mother The actress’ romance with Reynolds began to heat up, and a year later the couple got engaged. In September...
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Mild autism on the rise much faster than more severe types

NEW YORK — As autism diagnoses become increasingly common, health officials have wondered how many American children have relatively mild symptoms and how many have severe symptoms, such as very low intelligence and the inability to speak. The first study of its kind, released Wednesday, shows that the rate of this type of “profound” autism is increasing, although more slowly than mild autism cases. “It’s very important to know how many people have profound autism so that we can properly prepare for their needs,” said Alison Singer, executive director of...
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Bebadubi Enlists Clairo For New Take On Her 'Glue Song' – Rolling Stone

bbdubi has admitted Clairo for a new look at his 2023 single “Glue Song”. “Claire’s a good friend because she brought me on her tour around the release of my debut album,” Babadobi said of the collaboration in a statement, referring to their 2019 tour. “He was super fun, he tried out a part on a verse for the Glu song and it sounds lovely. I’ve always been inspired by his tunes and it makes me so happy to finally have both of our voices together on a track This...
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Are screens stealing my childhood?

“As a 12-year-old, I’ve spent most of my life on screen, school and home, which sure can be fun. But I also struggle with depression, and sometimes I feel like I haven’t done enough ‘kid’ things. When I grow up, will I feel like I wasted my childhood? ,future me dear future, The ability to project oneself into the future, to think of the present as a phase in a very long life, is a sign of unusual maturity—though this discernment often comes with its own burdens. You are looking...
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Parrots teaching each other to make video calls are less lonely, research reveals birds

Pet parrots who are allowed to video call other birds show signs of feeling less isolated, according to scientists. The study, which involved giving the birds a tablet they could use to make video calls, found that they began to engage in more social behaviour, including preening, singing and playing. The birds were given the option of choosing a “mate” to call on a touchscreen tablet and the study showed that parrots that called other birds most often were the most popular choice. Dr Ileana Hirskyj-Douglas from the University of...
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Democrats criticize Gov. McMaster for comment hunting him with dogs

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, a Republican, faces demands from state Democrats to apologize for a remark he used during a Republican Party event over the weekend. McMaster said, “I look forward to the day when Democrats will be so rare, we’ll have to hunt them with dogs.” a state GOP conventionJoseph Bustos, a reporter for The State newspaper, Tweeted during the event. McMaster’s remarks immediately drew condemnation from South Carolina Democrats, who called on the Republican governor to apologize. Anderson County Democratic Party shared a petition online with a...
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Download: Recycling Batteries, and Augmented Reality Hit Store

this is today’s edition of download, Our weekday newsletter which provides your daily dose of what’s happening in the world of technology. Why your iPhone 17 may come with a recycled battery Lithium-ion batteries power most of our personal electronics today. Mining the metals that make up those batteries can mean a lot of pollution, as well as harmful conditions for workers. The good news is that a growing number of groups are working to recycle batteries – and some of those efforts are becoming mainstream, including Apple’s recent announcement...
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Final plea from one of Netflix's abandoned DVDs

i have seen democracy Decay, wars begin and end, convertible cargo pant-shorts rise and fall, and children are conceived away from me—while I pass unnoticed. As people looked at me, I caught them counting me, or snoring, or muttering to loved ones, “What are we looking at?” or “I’m sorry, but Kevin Costner is absurdly hot in this.” I’ve spent most of my life in a cold warehouse, patiently waiting to find love, but I’ve been everywhere. I have been raised by children. I spent two months in 2003 living...
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