Handbag designer receives 18-month jail time for illegal crocodile bags

Fashion designer Nancy Gonzalez was sentenced to 18 months in jail for not following U.S. wildlife laws. In a Miami ...

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Are Americans feeling like they get enough sleep?

A recent survey by Gallup revealed that 57% of Americans want more sleep to feel better. Americans have a strong ...

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Crowds picnic to see Tokyo’s cherry blossoms

This spring, a lot of tourists visited Tokyo to enjoy Japan’s famed cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms, known as “sakura” in ...

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Hollywood celebrities to join business and political leaders at Global Citizen NOW summit to fight poverty

The organization Global Citizen has invited a diverse group of political, business, and philanthropic leaders to discuss world problems in ...

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Micro-apartments return to the U.S. because of increasing need for affordable housing

Barbara Peraza-Garcia and her family live in a micro-apartment in Seattle. They have a 180-square-foot (17-square-meter) room that serves as ...

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India’s richest man brings a famous singer and 1,200 guests to a pre-wedding celebration

The richest person in Asia, Mukesh Ambani, held a three-day early celebration for his son’s wedding. Ambani invited billionaires from ...

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FDA warns against smartwatches and rings that claim to measure blood sugar

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that smartwatches and rings claiming to measure blood sugar levels could be ...

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Artificial intelligence, real emotion. People are looking for romance with the perfect bot

Paradot is a new AI app that claims to help users feel “cared for, understood, and loved.” Just like other ...

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Man arrested near Taylor Swift’s NYC house

A man was arrested near Taylor Swift’s house in Tribeca, New York City. On January 20, police received a report ...

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Real-life ‘Ratatouille’ restaurant opens again

The Tour d’Argent, a legendary restaurant in Paris, has reopened. It is known for its 320,000-bottle wine cellar, its popular ...

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Survey: YouTube is teens’ most used social media website

About one in six American teens, aged 13 to 17, said that they use YouTube and TikTok “almost constantly.” YouTube ...

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Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is the first tour to earn over $1 billion, Pollstar says

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has become the first tour to reach the billion-dollar mark. This is based on Pollstar’s year-end ...

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States recycle and donate food to address climate change and hunger

The United States is looking for solutions to food waste. Many states consider food waste a huge problem because 63 ...

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Artists ask U.S. to manage AI use

Country singers, romance novelists, video game artists, and voice actors are requesting the U.S. government to regulate AI. This is ...

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Spain’s royals honor Asturias prize winners, including Meryl Streep and Haruki Murakami

Meryl Streep, an American actor, received Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Arts Award on October 20. The award was given ...

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Ethiopian coffee shops find fans far from home

Yared Markos grew up in Ethiopia, and he would often start his days with coffee. In fact, it is common ...

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A new Chanel exhibition opens at London’s V&A Museum

A major new exhibition dedicated to the life and works of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel has just opened at London’s V&A ...

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Kamala Harris hosts a 50th anniversary party for hip-hop

US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a party that celebrated hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. The celebration featured appearances by some hip-hop ...

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Fancy clothing made from paper by Australian pensioner

In the world of fashion, a 69-year-old Australian woman is attracting a lot of people’s attention. Stephanie Reynolds has been ...

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More travelers enjoy glamping, despite high costs

Camping is one of the cheapest ways to travel. A new kind of camping, called glamping, is becoming popular. Glamping ...

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The US has tons of excess food. Upcycling turns would-be trash into ice cream

Tyler Malek is the head ice cream maker at a restaurant named Salt & Straw Ice Cream in Portland, Oregon. ...

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Netflix making live-action ‘One Piece’ from popular manga

Hit Japanese manga One Piece is coming to Netflix as a live-action series. Released by Shonen Jump, One Piece is ...

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Starbucks Italy adds unique menu items

Starbucks stores in Italy have added a surprising twist to their coffee: olive oil. Coffee drinkers in Milan can now ...

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California beach restricts use of balloons

The Laguna Beach City Council decided to ban balloons. The decision was made to reduce the risk of wildfires and ...

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Gyms that survived pandemic steadily return to normal

COVID-19 has affected a lot of businesses badly, including gyms and fitness centers. In the United States, 25% of gyms ...

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Designers look to nature for new decor materials

At first glance, Designer Nina Edwards Anker’s chandeliers look like antiques. But if you look closely, you will see that ...

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Spain experimenting with free public transportation campaign

Spain is experimenting with a new public transportation campaign to address rising fuel costs. Until the end of the year, ...

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Las Vegas chapels ordered to stop Elvis-themed weddings

A licensing company has ordered several Las Vegas wedding chapels to stop offering Elvis-themed weddings. Authentic Brands Group says that ...

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Scientists say world must increase variety of foods commonly eaten

Scientists at London’s Royal Botanic Garden have created a list of plants that could become regular foods by 2050. They ...

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Ukrainian family in UK may go home to be with pets

After traveling by car from Ukraine to the UK, one family may go back to Kyiv in order to be ...

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Health professionals sharing surprising message on social media

Many dietitians are using TikTok and other social media to share a surprising message: Stop dieting! In order to lose ...

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TV streaming service working on two new “Sherlock Holmes” shows

TV streaming service HBO Max is reportedly working on two new spin-off shows that will be set in the world ...

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Woman finds $3 million email in spam folder

A Michigan woman checked her spam folder and discovered that she had won $3 million (about ¥363 million) from the ...

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Scientists name tree after Hollywood actor

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have named a tree after actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Uvariopsis dicaprio is a small ...

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Community helps couple get married after wedding planner scam

Thanks to help from their community, a British couple’s special day was saved. Jason and Nicky Asquith-Thorpe said that they ...

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ABBA releases new album after almost 40 years

On November 5, Swedish pop group ABBA released a new 10-track studio album. The quartet surprised fans by announcing the ...

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Airport in Qatar named world’s best airport

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar, has been crowned the “World’s Best Airport” for 2021 by The World ...

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Warner Bros. to release Lord of the Rings anime movie

Warner Bros. Animation is working with New Line Cinema to produce a Lord of the Rings (LOTR) anime movie. Entitled ...

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Man who lived alone on island leaves after 32 years

A man who lived alone on an island has finally left after 32 years. In 1989, Mauro Morandi stumbled upon ...

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Turkmenistan celebrates new holiday for national dog

Turkmenistan has a new holiday dedicated to its national dog breed, the Alabai. The Alabai is one of the world’s ...

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Trash collector creates videos to remind people to keep Paris clean

Ludovic Franceschet [FRAHN-seh-shey], a 45-year-old French street sweeper, is using the social media platform TikTok to encourage people to keep ...

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Italian houses for sale for only 1 euro

Troina, a historic village in Sicily, Italy, is auctioning off houses for €1 (about ¥128). The town is also giving ...

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Brothers write 270-page book about pizza

British brothers Thom and James Elliot have written a 270-page book devoted entirely to pizza. The idea for the book ...

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Social media users report injury caused by smartphones

According to some social media users, a new condition called “smartphone pinky” is changing the shape of their little finger. ...

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Burger King wants a Michelin star

Burger King says that its new burger deserves a Michelin [MISH-uh-lin] star. In an online marketing campaign, the fast-food chain ...

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Visitors not happy about Harry Potter castle’s new rules

Alnwick [AN-ik] Castle, which was used to film the first two Harry Potter movies, has announced that its security team ...

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Actress sends wedding invitation to person that she doesn’t know

Hollywood actress Jenny Slate accidentally sent a wedding invitation to a person that she had never met before. Instead of ...

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Drive-in theaters become popular again

Drive-in theaters in the United States are making a comeback after the coronavirus caused cinemas to close. Because of strict ...

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World traveler finally gets home

British national Jazz Turner finally returned home after she was stranded overseas due to the coronavirus. She had spent 18 ...

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Scientists use unique butter to make cakes and cookies

Scientists from Ghent University in Belgium did a cooking experiment with insects. In place of cow’s milk, they used insect ...

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New airport in Berlin to open after long delay

The Brandenburg Airport in Berlin, Germany, is set to finally open on October 31 after years of construction. Locals have ...

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European city may ban new restaurants to decrease tourist numbers

The local government of Dubrovnik [DOO-brawv-nik], Croatia, may prohibit restaurants from adding tables and chairs outside for five years. Dubrovnik ...

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Family rents out house after experiencing ghost activity

Aaron and Erin Clark bought a 109-year-old house in Jefferson, Missouri. A month after moving in, the family started to ...

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Fedex offers new passport service

FedEx is collaborating with RushMyPassport, a US passport service agency, to deliver new passports in just one day. The new ...

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Hawaii announces plan to improve popular beach

The government of Hawaii announced a $13 million plan to improve Waikiki Beach, one of the island’s most popular attractions. ...

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McDonald’s introduces new type of Happy Meal

Popular fast-food restaurant McDonald’s introduced a vegan Happy Meal in its Swedish branches. Called the McFalafel, the new menu item ...

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