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Rosie Brennan of the United States competes in a Tour de Ski, women's 10-kilometer freestyle, interval start cross-country ski event, in Dobbiaco (Toblach), Italy, on Jan. 5, 2021. She is planning to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics next month. Alessandro Trovati/AP hide caption

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Could the world become too warm to hold Winter Olympics?

If nations don't address high greenhouse gas emissions, by the 2080s, all but one of the 21 cities that previously hosted the Winter Games wouldn't be able to do so again, a new study has found.

Could the world become too warm to hold Winter Olympics?

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Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was censured for siding with Senate Republicans to protect the filibuster, effectively dooming the passage of major voting rights legislation. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Arizona Democrats have censured Kyrsten Sinema over her pro-filibuster vote

The symbolic action comes as Sinema has come under criticism from progressive groups in Arizona after she voted to uphold the filibuster in the Senate.

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How colleges are dealing with high COVID case counts on campus

Despite the omicron surge, college students are starting the spring semester on campus – and administrators are bracing for the worst.

How colleges are dealing with high COVID case counts on campus

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Mrs. Doubtfire is one of the Broadway shows that reopened but then had to shut down for a while after cases of COVID spread among cast and crew. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images hide caption

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Omicron hampers Broadway. Fewer tourists are there for just a score of shows

Tickets may be easier and cheaper to get for the plays that are still open. Some producers reopened until the virus raced through the cast and crew. Future productions are hard to see on the horizon.

Omicron hampers Broadway. Fewer tourists are there for just a score of shows

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks about the COVID-19 situation while visiting New Plymouth on Thursday. New Zealand is among the few remaining countries to have avoided any outbreaks of the omicron variant — but Ardern said the nation would tighten restrictions as soon as one was detected. Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP hide caption

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New Zealand adds new restrictions and Ardern delays her wedding as omicron spreads

After nine cases were detected in the region, the country will impose gathering size limits and other measures. Until this month, New Zealand had avoided any outbreaks of the omicron variant.

Tarawa atoll, Kiribati, is pictured in 2004. The Pacific island nations of Kiribati and Samoa have announced rare COVID-19 lockdowns after dozens of international travelers tested positive for the virus. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Kiribati and Samoa implement rare lockdowns after travelers test positive

Dozens of travelers from Fiji tested positive in Kiribati, prompting the island nation to implement its first lockdown. Samoa's order followed a cluster of cases in airline passengers from Australia.

Crates holding live monkeys are collected next to the trailer they were being transported in along state Route 54 at the intersection with Interstate 80 near Danville, Pa., Friday, after a pickup pulling the trailer carrying the monkeys was hit by a dump truck. Several monkeys were on the loose at the time of the photo. Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP hide caption

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All 100 lab monkeys have been accounted for after several escape a truck crash

A pickup pulling a trailer carrying live monkeys in Pennsylvania on Friday was hit by a dump truck, setting several of the animals loose. The last of the monkeys were located the next day.

Joe Rogan, the comedian, TV commentator and podcaster, reacts during an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in May 2020. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images hide caption

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What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem

More than a thousand health professionals are calling on Spotify to crack down on COVID-19 falsehoods aired on the podcast of the company's most popular host.

What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem

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Demonstrators gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, a case about a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, on December 01, 2021. Experts believe a ruling on this case could undermine or overturn Roe v. Wade. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans are divided on abortion. The Supreme Court may not wait for minds to change

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Public opinion remains bitterly divided on the issue, but an imminent Supreme Court decision could overturn or dramatically undercut Roe v. Wade.

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New Yorkers want gun violence to end. A controversial police unit returns to help

New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, says the unit will help curb gun violence and will be run differently than the original, which was ruled unconstitutional.

New Yorkers want gun violence to end. A controversial police unit returns to help

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Sen. Barbara Blackmon, D-Canton, speaks at the well in the Mississippi Senate Chamber in Jackson on Thursday. Blackmon was among the Black lawmakers who walked out of the Senate Chamber in protest on Friday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Black Mississippi senators walk out in protest over critical race theory ban

The lawmakers withheld their votes as the state Senate passed a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory. The education superintendent has said it is not being taught in schools.

European carriers are urging the European Union to alter so-called "use it or lose it" regulations forcing airlines to continue flying empty or near-empty flights. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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A teen's solo transatlantic flight calls attention to wasteful 'ghost flights'

Kai Forsyth relished being the only passenger on a flight from London to Orlando. But his solo trip highlights the wastefulness of near-empty flights that environmentalists are trying to ban.

Architect Clive Wilkinson's design for the famed Googleplex set a high bar for other Silicon Valley companies eager to keep employees at home in the office. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Architect behind Googleplex now says it's 'dangerous' to work at such a posh office

Clive Wilkinson says it's really not a good thing for employees to work at a place that has catered meals, private parks, massage tables and a laundromat ... because why would you ever leave?

Architect behind Googleplex now says it's 'dangerous' to work at such a posh office

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Three Sharon Hill police officers have been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment after firing their weapons into a crowd of people leaving a high school football game outside of Philadelphia, killing Fanta Bility and injuring three people. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Town votes to fire 3 officers involved in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl

The three officers in the Philadelphia suburb of Sharon Hill, who fired their weapons at a car amid crowds of people, face manslaughter charges in the killing of Fanta Bility.

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