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The World's 9 Most Expensive Listings Currently on the Market

These fantastical homes range from a 64,000-acre Texas ranch to an oceanside estate in the south of France Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

All schools in Ontario to shut and go to online learning

All schools in Canada's most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fueled by...

Central American nations deploy troops to reduce migration
Central American nations deploy troops to reduce migration

The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort...

Scandal-plagued Florida politician Joel Greenberg reportedly tried to leverage his relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz to get a pardon from Trump
Scandal-plagued Florida politician Joel Greenberg reportedly tried to leverage his relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz to get a pardon from Trump

Greenberg, who is facing 33 federal charges for crimes including sex trafficking of a minor, could be key in the DOJ's reported probe into Gaetz.

Taliban not ready to meet Afghan govt in Turkey as US wants
Taliban not ready to meet Afghan govt in Turkey as US wants

A Taliban spokesman said Monday the religious militia won't attend a peace conference tentatively planned for later this week in Turkey, putting U.S. efforts...

Psaki says Biden
Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized the president's social media use

President Joe Biden "spends his time working on behalf of the American people," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.

Coroner identifies 3 young children killed in Los Angeles
Coroner identifies 3 young children killed in Los Angeles

Authorities have identified the three young children who were killed in a gruesome slaying in Los Angeles over the weekend. The autopsies of 3-year-old...

Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line
Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line

One of the worst droughts in memory in a massive agricultural region straddling the California-Oregon border could mean steep cuts to irrigation water for...

14 Ways to Do Memphis Without Doing Memphis
14 Ways to Do Memphis Without Doing Memphis

You don't have to commit to full-on maximalism to make a statement Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

EXPLAINER: Judge lets jury decide Floyd
EXPLAINER: Judge lets jury decide Floyd's remark about drugs

The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd said Monday that he'll leave it up to the jury to sort out...

Minnesota prohibits dangling items like air fresheners from rearview mirrors, which Daunte Wright
Minnesota prohibits dangling items like air fresheners from rearview mirrors, which Daunte Wright's family says was a factor in the traffic stop that killed him

The ACLU says the law has been used by the police for so-called "pretext" stops, which it says disproportionately target Black drivers.

Judge denies Chauvin defense
Judge denies Chauvin defense's motion to sequester the jury after police shot a 20-year-old Black man at a traffic stop nearby

Judge Peter Cahill said sequestering the jury following the protests could lead jurors to believe there is a new threat to their safety.

Indonesia satisfied with effectiveness of Chinese vaccine
Indonesia satisfied with effectiveness of Chinese vaccine

Indonesia said Monday that it is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine it is using, after the acknowledgement by China's top...

Norwegian Cruise Line lost $4 billion last year. Their CEO
Norwegian Cruise Line lost $4 billion last year. Their CEO's pay doubled.

The tourism industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and cruise lines are no exception. In fact, they appeared particularly vulnerable to...

Ousted Myanmar ambassador ordered to leave London residence by military regime
Ousted Myanmar ambassador ordered to leave London residence by military regime

The ousted Myanmar ambassador to the UK has been ordered by the country's military junta to leave his London residence or face prosecution by the new regime....

Minn. mom describes talking to son before shooting
Minn. mom describes talking to son before shooting

The mother of a Black man who was fatally shot by police in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop said she spoke to her son just before his death...

Comfort eating is a myth, scientists find
Comfort eating is a myth, scientists find

"Comfort eating" is a myth, according to a study which found no link between stress and binge eating. The groundbreaking discovery promises to overturn...

Queen to throw herself back into royal duties after just two weeks in mourning
Queen to throw herself back into royal duties after just two weeks in mourning

The Queen will resume her full workload, including next month's State Opening of Parliament, after just two weeks in mourning, it emerged on Monday. Her...

Pakistan police arrest radical Islamist party head in Lahore
Pakistan police arrest radical Islamist party head in Lahore

Pakistan police Monday arrested the leader of a radical Islamist political party a day after he threatened the government with protests if it did not expel...

Myanmar
Myanmar's military is charging families $85 to retrieve the bodies of relatives killed by its own forces

The country has been embroiled in unrest since a February 1 coup. At least 82 people were killed in Bago, Myanmar, on Friday alone.

Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal
Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion. Microsoft will pay $56 per share...

Prince Harry may have to wear suit instead of military uniform to Prince Philip
Prince Harry may have to wear suit instead of military uniform to Prince Philip's funeral

The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral will be the first occasion that marks Prince Harry's change of status within the Royal family. The Queen stripped the Duke...

Biden
Biden's dog Major is reportedly getting 'additional training' to help him adjust to the White House after biting people twice

Major, a three-year-old rescue dog, has been involved in two separate incidents in the White House during Biden's presidency.

Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest
Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest

Tear gas is fired and an overnight curfew imposed amid anger at the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.

Raúl Castro is slated to step down from the Communist Party. Is Cuba in for a change?
Raúl Castro is slated to step down from the Communist Party. Is Cuba in for a change?

For the first time in over five decades, a leader without the last name Castro is expected to take the helm of Cuba's ruling party as officials try to usher ...

Georgia sheriff: 3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead, 1 held
Georgia sheriff: 3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead, 1 held

Three officers were shot in a police chase that ended early Monday with one suspect killed and another in custody, authorities said. A Georgia State Patrol ...

A former Minneapolis police officer said Derek Chauvin violated protocol kneeling on George Floyd
A former Minneapolis police officer said Derek Chauvin violated protocol kneeling on George Floyd's neck, but he doesn't think the officer committed a crime

The former officer, who spoke to Insider on condition of anonymity, said he believes Floyd died of a drug overdose.

CEOs plot next moves against restrictive voting laws after historic Zoom summit
CEOs plot next moves against restrictive voting laws after historic Zoom summit

Top CEOs plan to get dramatically tougher on state legislators over proposed new restrictions on voting.Driving the news: After a weekend Zoom summit, the...

Police officer who pepper-sprayed US Army soldier fired
Police officer who pepper-sprayed US Army soldier fired

The black army lieutenant filed a lawsuit against two policemen in Virginia after a traffic stop turned violent.

Altered photos of Cambodian torture victims stir controversy
Altered photos of Cambodian torture victims stir controversy

Cambodians on Monday continued to condemn an Irish photo restorer for altering photographs of victims of their country's 1970s genocide to show them smiling,...

A former Minneapolis police officer said he quit days before the Derek Chauvin trial because he thinks protesters will
A former Minneapolis police officer said he quit days before the Derek Chauvin trial because he thinks protesters will 'burn the city down' no matter the case's outcome

The former sergeant told Insider that he believed there would be rioting at the close of Chauvin's murder trial and that he feared getting killed.

Biden hasn
Biden hasn't actually lifted Trump's historically low refugee cap yet, advocates note

President Biden signed an executive order Feb. 4 revoking the historically low cap on refugees and other related restrictions put in place by his predecessor...

Mom: Minnesota Cops Killed Son After Stopping Him on an Air-Freshener Violation
Mom: Minnesota Cops Killed Son After Stopping Him on an Air-Freshener Violation

Nick Pfosi via ReutersPolice in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center fatally shot a Black 20-year-old man during a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon...

As Democrats gain, some Republicans tout Trump ties in North Texas congressional race
As Democrats gain, some Republicans tout Trump ties in North Texas congressional race

He's not a candidate, but his name keeps popping up in a North Texas congressional race: Donald Trump.

Traffic clogs Fort Worth
Traffic clogs Fort Worth's suburbs. How council candidates would fix the congestion

Far north Fort Worth residents know the scenario well: a two lane road surrounded by thousands of homes and shopping centers that rapidly gets clogged with...

The Virginia police officer who was filmed pepper-spraying a uniformed Black Army officer after holding him at gunpoint has been fired
The Virginia police officer who was filmed pepper-spraying a uniformed Black Army officer after holding him at gunpoint has been fired

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia has also ordered an independent investigation into the traffic stop involving Lt. Caron Nazario.

Chilly weather doesn
Chilly weather doesn't dampen UK joy at lockdown easing

People across Britain flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other "non-essential" items as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant...

A federal judge was killed in a hit-and-run by a woman with the last name Snape who later yelled that she was Harry Potter, police say
A federal judge was killed in a hit-and-run by a woman with the last name Snape who later yelled that she was Harry Potter, police say

Police said Nastasia Snape, 23, killed Judge Sandra Feuerstein and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday.

China encourages citizens to report critics via new
China encourages citizens to report critics via new 'snitch hotline' ahead of 100th birthday

China's cyber regulator is encouraging people to snitch on each other for online speech critical of the ruling Communist Party or its official historical...

White Evangelicals
White Evangelicals' Unchristian Attacks on Raphael Warnock Attacks Say It All

Elijah Nouvelage/GettyIt would be charitable to call the white religious right's continuous attacks on Rev. Raphael Warnock, beginning from the moment he...

SNL
SNL's 'Weekend Update' jokes it's nice to 'see women pay for an hour with Matt Gaetz,' hears out the Titanic's iceberg

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) may have only briefly figured in the cold open of this week's Saturday Night Live, but he was the lead story on "Weekend Update...

'They were good people.' Friend remembers husband, wife, daughter killed in SC tornado

The hearts of those who knew the Brelands are still healing a year later.

Gaetzgate is getting closer to Tallahassee and there are new odds on gambling reform
Gaetzgate is getting closer to Tallahassee and there are new odds on gambling reform

It's Monday, April 12. Florida legislators are working on massive policy shifts -on everything from education, and sales taxes to voting laws and state...

China launched a tip line so citizens can report internet users who insult the Communist party online
China launched a tip line so citizens can report internet users who insult the Communist party online

China's cyber regulator encouraged people to report fellow internet users who "distort" the Communist Party's history and "attack its leadership."

A 24-year-old student in Seoul died after a
A 24-year-old student in Seoul died after a 'ghost surgeon' illegally performed jawline-altering surgery on him

Ghost surgery is illegal, but, as CNN found, the laws around it are weak - and the practice offers clinics a way to maximize their profits.

European Council president Charles Michel faces calls to resign over sexist
European Council president Charles Michel faces calls to resign over sexist 'Sofagate' incident

Women's organisations have called on Charles Michel to resign after the European Council president apologised for the "sofagate" incident that embarrassed...

For Mexico
For Mexico's president, the future isn't renewable energy - it's coal

Mexico once embraced renewable energies. Now President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is doubling down on dirty fossil fuels such as coal.

Derek Chauvin trial live: Week 3 expected to begin with more medical testimony about George Floyd death, autopsy
Derek Chauvin trial live: Week 3 expected to begin with more medical testimony about George Floyd death, autopsy

Week 3 of testimony at the Derek Chauvin trial will start with another medical expert. Jurors have heard from 35 witnesses called by the prosecution.

Duke of Edinburgh would
Duke of Edinburgh would 'dissect sermons over lunch' says Archbishop of York

The Duke of Edinburgh would "dissect sermons over lunch", the Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell has said. Discussing the Duke's "questioning faith" the...

Fed chair: As world evolves,
Fed chair: As world evolves, 'cyber risk' becomes greater threat

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the chances of another global financial crisis like the one that hit in 2008 is "very, very low." Instead, he...


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