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Girl Scouts call on cookie bakers to address child labour

Girl Scouts call on cookie bakers to address child labour

The Girl Scouts of the USA said Wednesday that child labour has no place in its iconic cookies and called on the two companies that bake them to act quickly to address any potential abuses linked to the palm oil in their supply chains.
Census Bureau to miss deadline, jeopardizing Trump plan

Census Bureau to miss deadline, jeopardizing Trump plan

The Census Bureau will miss a year-end deadline for handing in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats, a delay that could undermine President Donald Trump’s efforts to exclude people in the country illegally from the count if the figures ar

Officer in Breonna Taylor case fights move to fire him

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At least one Kentucky police officer connected to the fatal shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, is fighting a police move to terminate his employment.
Trebek's last new 'Jeopardy!' episodes airing with a tribute

Trebek's last new 'Jeopardy!' episodes airing with a tribute

LOS ANGELES — The final new “Jeopardy!” episodes hosted by Alex Trebek will air next week, with highlights that promise to be memorable.
Yemeni officials: Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110

Yemeni officials: Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110

SANAA, Yemen — A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed there, security officials said.
Iran allocates payment for downing Ukraine plane, but Ottawa says no offer yet

Iran allocates payment for downing Ukraine plane, but Ottawa says no offer yet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s cabinet has created a compensation fund to pay the families of the 176 victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by Iranian forces outside Tehran last January, the president announced Wednesday.
Sheriff: 4 dead in Houston domestic violence shooting

Sheriff: 4 dead in Houston domestic violence shooting

HOUSTON — Four people were killed at a Houston home Wednesday in what authorities said was likely a domestic violence shooting that included a man firing at police before turning a gun on himself.
Stocks hold on to modest gains, marking another Dow record

Stocks hold on to modest gains, marking another Dow record

Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street, keeping major indexes at or near record highs. The S&P 500 added 0.
Neymar representatives deny links to big Brazil party

Neymar representatives deny links to big Brazil party

SAO PAULO — Representatives for soccer superstar Neymar are trying to distance him from claims he has flouted pandemic warnings with a huge, multiday New Year's bash at or near his home in Brazil while on break from his French club team.
Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La. — The death of a newly elected U.S. representative from Louisiana of complications related to COVID-19 stunned the state's political circles Wednesday and became the latest brutal reminder of how dangerous the coronavirus can be.
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