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Colin Powell's legacy has been defined by two very different wars in Iraq

Powell was hailed as a hero for a swift and speedy U.S. victory in the Gulf in 1991. But his reputation suffered from his flawed presentation in advance of the second Iraq war 12 years later.

The writer Carmen Mola, pseudonym of the writers Jorge Diaz, Agustin Martinez and Antonio Mercero, winner of the 70th edition of the Planeta Novel Prize, gives a press conference after the award ceremony, at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, on 15 October 2021, in Barcelona, Catalonia. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images hide caption

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Carmen Mola was a popular Spanish novelist. Three male writers made her up

Antonio Mercero, Agustín Martínez and Jorge Díaz not only created a series of highly successful novels in Mora's name, but also invented the author herself.

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As Jane Goodall grieves climate change, she finds hope in young people's advocacy

The world-renowned primatologist explains how small acts to protect the planet can spiral upwards. She has a new book, co-authored by Douglas Abrams, called The Book of Hope.

As Jane Goodall grieves climate change, she finds hope in young people's advocacy

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Fiona Hill says Trump put a spotlight on what needs fixing. Start listening

While she might not dish as much dirt as other Trump-era memoirists, the former senior National Security official writes movingly about Trump and about polarization and other threats to American democracy.

Fiona Hill's new Trump-era memoir is less about Trump than it is about us

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ESPN's Allison Williams explains why she's giving up her job over a vaccine mandate

In an Instagram video, college football and basketball reporter Allison Williams said, "I cannot put a paycheck over principle." She cited medical reasons for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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High schoolers are training to drive 18-wheelers amid a shortage of truck drivers

The trucking industry is short 68,000 drivers. By 2028, industry officials fear the number could jump to more than 100,000. A California high school allows seniors to learn trucking skills.

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She barely made it out of Kabul. Now she's welcoming Afghans with a familiar meal.

A restaurant in Washington, D.C., is offering donated welcome meals of traditional food to newly arriving Afghans. The chef cooking those meals knows what it's like to leave home and family behind.

She barely made it out of Kabul. Now she's welcoming Afghans with a familiar meal.

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Decades before Trump's election lies, McCarthy's anti-communist fever gripped the GOP

The former president threatens that GOP leaders must match their priorities to his or face a mass defection by the party's most reliable voters. It's without precedent, but there is a parallel.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group says it suffered a ransomware attack and has had data stolen

The broadcast giant, which is known for pushing a conservative viewpoint, did not immediately say how many of its TV stations were directly affected.

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Meet the man behind Moderna's COVID vaccine

In the field of bio-tech, it can take 10 years and millions of dollars to see if an experimental idea might turn into a life-saving treatment — if it ever does. Noubar Afeyan fully understood those risks when he co-founded Moderna in 2010.

Moderna and Flagship Pioneering: Noubar Afeyan

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Applying for health insurance doesn't have to be confusing. Here's a handy glossary

Picking health insurance takes a lot of work. It's not a one-size-fits-all type of situation, and there are a lot of confusing terms that come up every year. You also need to consider your general health and finances.

Applying for health insurance doesn't have to be confusing. Here's a handy glossary

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Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang, notorious for brazen kidnappings and killings took the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, after a trip to visit the orphanage. Odelyn Joseph/AP hide caption

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The U.S. and Haiti are seeking the release of 17 missionaries snatched by a gang

Authorities seek the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend. On Monday, unions and other organizations launched a strike to protest worsening security.

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