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  • HealthAssociated Press

    FACT FOCUS: Trump falsely claims babies can be seen to change 'radically' after vaccination

    In an excerpt of a recent conversation between former President Donald Trump and independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. posted online, Trump suggested vaccines given to children to protect them from disease are harmful. THE FACTS: There are no 38-disease shots.

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  • NewsAssociated Press

    Last summer Boston was afflicted by rain. This year, there's a heat emergency

    Last summer, Boston was afflicted by rain. This year, the city is baking, with Mayor Michelle Wu this week declaring a heat emergency. Neither scenario has been ideal for kayakers and paddleboarders on the Charles River, although more tend to opt for too much heat over too much moisture.

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  • NewsSky News

    Jay Slater: 'Traumatising' comments from amateur sleuths need to be stopped, says charity helping family

    The Jay Slater case attracted the most "vitriolic and hateful comments" from amateur sleuths and such online behaviour needs to be stopped, says the head of a charity helping his family. Matthew Searle, the chief executive of LBT Global, has told Sky News his organisation is planning to talk to Home Secretary Yvette Cooper in the coming weeks about how to tackle the "damaging and traumatising" conduct. The British overseas missing persons charity started helping Mr Slater's family about 12 day

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  • NewsAssociated Press

    Russia holds a UN meeting about global cooperation. US calls it 'hypocrisy' after Ukraine invasion

    Russia’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of holding the entire West “at gunpoint” and impeding international cooperation, a claim the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations denounced as “hypocrisy” by a country that invaded neighboring Ukraine. The finger-pointing came at Russia ’s showcase event during its presidency of the U.N. Security Council this month, and it chose the topic — “Multilateral cooperation for a more just, democratic and sustainable world order.”

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  • NewsFrance 24

    New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez found guilty of taking bribes, acting as foreign agent

    US Senator Bob Menendez was convicted of all charges at his corruption trial Tuesday, including having steered billions of dollars of US aid to Egypt in exchange for bribes and accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gold bars from three New Jersey businessmen. U.S. Senator Bob Menendez was convicted on Tuesday on all 16 criminal counts he faced including bribery at his corruption trial in Manhattan federal court, completing the once-powerful New Jersey Democrat's dramatic downfal

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  • NewsAssociated Press

    Tyson Foods heir pleads not guilty to charge of driving while intoxicated

    Tyson Foods heir and executive John R. Tyson has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated. Tyson entered the plea Monday in Fayetteville District Court in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a court spokeswoman said. Tyson is next due in court on Aug. 28.

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  • PoliticsBusiness Insider Video

    How billionaires swayed Trump to choose JD Vance as his vice president pick

    Ohio Sen. JD Vance once called Donald Trump "America's Hitler." Now, he's the GOP candidate for vice president. Here's how he did it.