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Danish-born Karina hitchhiked to Paris at the age of 17. Before long, she would establish herself as one of the most prominent actors in the French New Wave film scene of the 1960s.

The ad for the wedding planning site Zola shows two women kissing after saying "I do." Hallmark had been pressured to drop the spot by a group that said the ad promoted homosexuality.

The talks showed deep divisions, as small countries highly vulnerable to rising seas and powerful storms were at odds with wealthy, high-emitting countries like the United States.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew's decision to join the Republican ranks illustrates the challenging political calculus facing moderate Democrats who represent swing districts ahead of the impeachment vote.

Iowa is more than 90% white. But the state's demographics are slowly changing, and the 2020 campaigns have expanded their efforts to court Latino, Asian and black voters there.

Researchers are looking into a surprisingly simple technique that shows promise in easing certain kinds of chronic pain, including migraine headaches.

They're beneficiaries of incredibly generous severance laws. But those laws may soon change.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teenagers. Schools increasingly are seen as key to keeping them safe, but suicide prevention training for school staff across the U.S. is hit or miss.

The solar industry may be booming, but clean energy's financial perks still aren't reaching communities that need them most. Religious institutions are stepping up to bridge the gap.

The Health and Human Services Secretary tweeted a reminder: "If you decide that purchasing coverage through healthcare.gov is the right decision for you, make sure you select coverage by this Sunday."

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to expedite the beleaguered PG&E bankruptcy case in time for next year's wildfire season. But Newsom said the utility's plan "falls woefully short" of what is needed.

Monday's volcanic eruption killed at least 16 people, many of them tourists visiting White Island. Authorities have been trying to recover two more bodies, even under the threat of another eruption.

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Harvey Weinstein and his accusers who took him to civil court may have reached a settlement , but it doesn’t look much like justice.

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a landslide victory for the Conservatives yesterday, centered around his signature campaign promise.

What’s next for Brexit, Scotland, and lessons for the US after the British elections

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a landslide victory for the Conservatives yesterday, centered around his signature campaign promise.

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The Trump Administration is lifting a five-year ban on hydraulic fracking and oil drilling on more than a million acres of federal land across Central California, specifically in…

President Trump opens California land for oil drilling after a five-year ban

The Trump Administration is lifting a five-year ban on hydraulic fracking and oil drilling on more than a million acres of federal land across Central California, specifically in…

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Mexico City has 9 million people and 45 government-owned ambulances.

What it’s like running a private ambulance in Mexico City

Mexico City has 9 million people and 45 government-owned ambulances.

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Our critics review “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler as a jewelry store owner and a compulsive gambler; “A Hidden Life,” a historical film by Terrence Malick about an Austrian farmer…

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Harvey Weinstein and the women who brought a civil case against him have potentially reached a $25 million settlement.

A disappointing settlement for the women who brought civil claims against Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein and the women who brought a civil case against him have potentially reached a $25 million settlement.

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Harvey Weinstein just reached a tentative settlement with more than 30 women he allegedly harassed: $25 million split between the women and Weinstein’s legal defense.

Harvey Weinstein doesn’t have to pay a dime in a tentative settlement

Harvey Weinstein just reached a tentative settlement with more than 30 women he allegedly harassed: $25 million split between the women and Weinstein’s legal defense.

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Billionaire presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is going all-in on California, especially after Democratic Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the race.

What are Mike Bloomberg’s chances of winning over California voters?

Billionaire presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is going all-in on California, especially after Democratic Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the race.

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Former New York City Mayor and presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg spoke in Stockton on Wednesday, after getting Mayor Michael Tubbs’ endorsement.

With Harris out and Bloomberg making a big push in California, where does that leave the primary race?

Former New York City Mayor and presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg spoke in Stockton on Wednesday, after getting Mayor Michael Tubbs’ endorsement.

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