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How Reservation Dogs Became More than Just Must-See Television in Its Second Season

While brainstorming funny scenes for the second season of his FX comedy series Reservation Dogs, Sterlin Harjo turned to the memory of his grandmother’s deathbed. It’s not that Harjo was callous about her death—far from it. He had sat by the ailing matriarch for a week with his extended family before she died, 11 years

A Dispute Over License Plates Is a Reminder of Deep, Ongoing Kosovo-Serbia Tensions

A Kosovo government measure set to take effect on Monday would have required Serbs living in northern Kosovo to apply for local license plates, replacing their Serbian ones. But ahead of its implementation, protests and gunfire broke out on Sunday evening—pushing Kosovo authorities to delay the measure. (Serbia has long had a similar rule for

US Sues Idaho Over Abortion Law, Citing Need to Treat ‘Women Suffering Medical Emergencies’

(WASHINGTON)—The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that challenges Idaho’s restrictive abortion law, arguing that it conflicts with a federal law requiring doctors to provide pregnant women medically necessary treatment that could include abortion. The federal government brought the suit seeking to invalidate the state’s “criminal prohibition on providing abortions as applied to women

Why Extreme Heat Is So Bad for the Human Body

Blistering temperatures aren’t just uncomfortable. They can quickly escalate to become life-threatening: According to data from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers, more than 700 people nationwide died from heat-related causes annually from 2004 to 2018. Some research suggests that the death toll will rise in the coming years as climate change makes

‘Justice Has Been Delivered’: Biden Hails Ayman al-Zawahiri Killing as Sign of America’s Resolve

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the elusive leader of al-Qaeda who played a key role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and took over the transnational terrorist franchise following Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011, was killed in a U.S. drone strike Sunday morning in Kabul. The operation, which was years in the making and launched by the

Al-Qaida Leader Ayman al-Zawahri Reportedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan

(WASHINGTON) — A CIA drone strike has killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghanistan, according to five people familiar with the matter. Current and former officials began hearing Sunday afternoon that al-Zawahri had been killed in a drone strike, but the administration delayed releasing the information until his death could be confirmed, according to one

Why Beyoncé and Lizzo Changed the Same Lyric on Their New Albums

In the last six weeks, two superstars have changed—or promised to change—lyrics in their songs after disability advocates criticized them as ableist. First, in June, Lizzo re-recorded a lyric in “GRLLLS,” the second single off her album Special, then shared her reasoning online, with some lauding her actions as an example of responsible allyship. Then

Man Who Stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 with Gun Gets 87 Months in Prison

WASHINGTON — A Texas man convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol with a holstered handgun helmet and body armor was sentenced on Monday to 87 months — more than seven years — in prison, the longest sentence imposed so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. Prosecutors said Guy Reffitt told fellow members of the

Critical Race Theory’s Merchants of Doubt

Protests over George Floyd’s 2020 murder were the largest civil rights demonstrations in American history. The brutal footage of officer Derek Chauvin’s suffocating knee on George Floyd’s neck led many white Americans to, at least briefly, acknowledge the reality of structural racism in policing. In response, corporations questioned their diversity policies, “defund the police” became

Former Philippine Leader Fidel Ramos, Who Helped Oust Dictator Marcos, Passes Away

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine President Fidel Valdez Ramos, a U.S.-trained ex-general who saw action in the Korean and Vietnam wars and played a key role in a 1986 pro-democracy uprising that ousted a dictator, has died. He was 94. Ramos’s family announced his death with profound sadness but did not provide other details in

Nancy Pelosi Confirms Trip to Asia—But Makes No Mention of Taiwan

BEIJNG — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed Sunday she will visit four Asian countries this week but made no mention of a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing, which claims the island democracy as its own territory. Pelosi said in a statement she is leading

Drone Explosion Hits Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Headquarters

KYIV, Ukraine — A drone-borne explosive device detonated Sunday at the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, injuring six people, officials said. The explosion at the headquarters in the city of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 caused cancellation of observances of Russia’s Navy Day holiday. The Black Sea

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UK economy shrinks between April and June

By Noor NanjiBusiness reporter, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesThe UK economy shrank between April and June as experts forecast a gloomy outlook with recession on the horizon.The economy contracted by 0.1% in the second quarter of the year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.This was partly due to Covid schemes like Test and Trace

UK heatwave: South East Water hosepipe ban comes into force

By Andre Rhoden-Paul & Jasmine AnderssonBBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesAn official drought has been declared as low-water levels and tinder-dry conditions continue across the UK.Eight parts of England, including Devon, Kent, East Anglia and Lincolnshire are affected. The move is expected to trigger stricter controls on water use and five water companies have already announced

Will there be a hosepipe ban in my area?

By Charley Adams & Christy CooneyBBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, People will not be allowed to use hosepipes to water plants during the temporary banYorkshire Water is the latest water company to announce a hosepipe ban because of the unusually dry weather.Hosepipe bans are already in place across large parts of southern England, and

‘We have to win every game’ – Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag on his football philosophy

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag sits down with Football Focus' Dion Dublin to talk about his football philosophy and expectations this season. Watch the full interview on Football Focus at 12:00 BST on Saturday, 13 August on BBC One, iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app Everything Manchester United - go straight to