James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92. The James Randi Educational Foundation confirmed the death, saying simply that its founder succumbed to “age-related causes” More...

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Rudy Giuliani gives alleged Hunter Biden hard drive to Delaware authorities

Rudy Giuliani has provided an additional copy of a hard drive allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden to Delaware authorities, a state official said Wednesday, and it’s now in the hands of the FBI. The move from More...

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After Covid-19, some survivors experience ‘heart-wrenching’ hair loss

When Stacey Maravola’s hair started falling out in clumps two months after she tested positive for Covid-19, she was not initially concerned. “I washed my hair one day and I’m pulling handfuls upon handfuls. More...

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Soldiers open fire in Nigeria, drawing global attention to weekslong protests

Nigeria witnessed scenes of violence and chaos as protests calling for an end to police brutality continued overnight and into Wednesday, despite a 24-hour curfew and multiple eyewitness reports of soldiers More...

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Owners of California dive boat faulted for fire that killed 34

LOS ANGELES — One of the deadliest accidents in recent U.S. maritime history was the fault of owners of a Southern California dive boat whose lack of oversight resulted in a fire that swept through the vessel More...

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Trump abruptly ends ’60 Minutes’ interview, taunts CBS’ Lesley Stahl

President Donald Trump abruptly ended a taped interview at the White House with “60 Minutes” reporter Lesley Stahl on Tuesday then taunted the veteran CBS News journalist in tweets. “I am pleased More...

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Lawyers say they can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration

WASHINGTON — Lawyers appointed by a federal judge to identify migrant families who were separated by the Trump administration say they have yet to track down the parents of 545 children, and that approximately More...

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Marine commander in Europe and Africa under investigation for racial slur, relieved of duty

WASHINGTON — The commanding general of the Marine Corps Forces in Europe and Africa was relieved of command on Monday while he is under investigation for allegedly using a racial slur. The force’s commandant, More...

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Taiwan says it won’t be intimidated by China’s ‘hooligan’ diplomats

TAIPEI — Taiwan will not be intimidated by China‘s “hooligan” officials and will continue to celebrate its national day around the world, the government said on Tuesday, after Taiwan said More...

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Covid ‘challenge trial’ launched in U.K. will see healthy volunteers infected with virus

LONDON — British volunteers will be intentionally infected with Covid-19 as part of an experimental trial that could change scientists’ understanding of the virus. London is hosting the world’s first More...