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5 things to know for September 20: Coronavirus, immigration, Canada, Afghanistan, UN

5 things to know for September 20: Coronavirus, immigration, Canada, Afghanistan, UN

What’s “stagflation?” It’s a period of high inflation and stagnant economic growth, and it can be a lose-lose situation for economic policy makers. Unfortunately, it looks like mild stagflation already may have hit the US. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get…MORE

Evergrande’s debt crisis is wreaking havoc on Hong Kong’s stock market
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Evergrande’s debt crisis is wreaking havoc on Hong Kong’s stock market

Evergrande’s debt crisis is continuing to unsettle investors in Asia and raising concerns about whether a potential default by the troubled Chinese conglomerate could spill over to other parts of the economy. Shares of Evergrande Group plummeted 10% in Hong Kong on Monday, hitting just 2.28 Hong Kong dollars ($0.29) per share. The stock has…MORE

‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment
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‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment

Nadene Caldwell doesn’t want to be called an underdog anymore. Life has changed for the midfielder since scoring the winning goal that catapulted her side to their first major tournament — the upcoming Women’s Euro 2022. It’s an incredible achievement for the Northern Ireland team, who, hampered by a round of injuries to key players,…MORE

See the harvest moon shine in the night sky tonight, 2 days before the autumnal equinox

See the harvest moon shine in the night sky tonight, 2 days before the autumnal equinox

As the fall season approaches and colder temperatures set in, there’s a silver lining to look up to — literally — as the harvest moon makes its debut on September 20, bringing plenty of bright moonlight. The full moon known as the harvest moon, as it traditionally gave farmers more time to harvest their summer-grown…MORE

The mysterious sex lives of dinosaurs

The mysterious sex lives of dinosaurs

Dinosaurs must have had sex to reproduce but how they did it — with their neck frills, armored plates and tails tipped with spikes — isn’t exactly clear. No fossil has revealed two dinosaurs caught in the act — the only known vertebrates to be unequivocally preserved mating are a pair of 47 million-year-old turtles…MORE

Autopsy will be conducted this week on remains found in Gabby Petito case
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Autopsy will be conducted this week on remains found in Gabby Petito case

The case of missing Gabby Petito took a tragic turn Sunday when police found human remains during their search for her — and officials are working to determine whether the discovery could answer questions regarding what happened to the 22-year-old. Teton County, Wyoming, Coroner Dr. Brent Blue told CNN an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday,…MORE

Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says
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Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

With the spread of the Delta variant and lagging vaccination rates, Covid-19 cases have strained many hospitals across the US — which one expert called unfair and unacceptable. Montana’s health care system is under that strain, including St. Peter’s Health in Helena, which is operating under crisis standards of care. “We are at the point…MORE

Toyota’s Tundra is going hybrid
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Toyota’s Tundra is going hybrid

Look out, Ford F-150: Another hybrid pickup truck is hitting the market. Toyota announced Sunday that its latest version of the Tundra pickup includes the option for a hybrid twin-turbo V6. The system, according to Toyota, will give the vehicle more power and torque. One thing the new Tundra full-size truck will not have is…MORE

Five memorable Emmy speech moments

Five memorable Emmy speech moments

Ah, live TV, how quickly you can turn us from bitter, grumbling shade factories to weeping messes. The Emmys was no exception. Say what you will about the repeat-filled winners, some of the honorees brought their acceptance speech A-game under a kind of extreme duress most of us can only imagine (a room of super…MORE

RuPaul makes Emmy history
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RuPaul makes Emmy history

It’s a night of ru-bilation for RuPaul. The legendary television figure, whose full name is RuPaul Charles, on Sunday night made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color in the show’s history with 11 wins. The previous record holder was cinematographer Donald A. Morgan, according to the Los Angeles Times. The latest award…MORE

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