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Rhian Wilkinson: Portland Thorns FC head coach resigns at players’ request following a ‘friendship’ with a player

CNN — Rhian Wilkinson has resigned as the head coach of the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) at the request of the players following her “friendship” with a player, she said Friday. “During my time as the Thorns coach, a player and I formed a friendship that turned into more …

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Takeoff: Houston police make arrest for rapper’s killing

CNN — One man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the killing of rapper Takeoff, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner announced at a news conference Friday. Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested on the east side of Houston, Texas, Thursday evening. Another man, Cameron Joshua, 22, was arrested last month and …

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Europe agrees to cap the price of Russian oil at $60 a barrel

London CNN Business — The European Union has reached a consensus on the price at which to cap Russian oil just days before its ban on most imports comes into force. News of the deal, which had needed approval from Holdout Poland, was confirmed on Twitter by the president of the European Commission, Ursula von …

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Biden to greet the Prince and Princess of Wales while in Boston

CNN — President Joe Biden will greet the Prince and Princess of Wales while in Boston for a fundraiser Friday, the White House said Wednesday. The royal couple is visiting Boston for the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony, an ambitious initiative founded by Prince William to help tackle some of the planet’s most pressing …

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The number of available jobs in the US fell in October

Minneapolis CNN Business — The number of job openings in the United States dropped in October, but the labor market still remains historically tight despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to cool demand and bring down inflation. There were 10.3 million available jobs last month, down from nearly 10.7 million in September, according to the latest …

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Jake Flint: Musician dies just hours after his wedding

CNN — Oklahoma musician Jake Flint died unexpectedly over the weekend, hours after getting married, his publicist Clif Doyal told CNN. He was 37. “Jake Flint was a true ambassador of the Oklahoma and Texas Red Dirt music scene,” Doyal said. “He was not only a prolific songwriter, recording artist, and in-demand live performer, but …

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United States Women’s National Team earns more money from men’s World Cup than its previous two women’s tournaments

CNN — The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) earned more money from its male equivalent reaching the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar than it did from winning its own tournaments in 2015 and 2019. As a result of the equal pay agreement forged earlier this year between the United …

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The US economy’s growth was stronger than expected in the third quarter

New York CNN Business — The US economy grew much faster than expected in the third quarter, according to the latest gross domestic product report, which showed GDP rose by an annualized rate of 2.9%. That’s an improvement from the initial government reading in October that showed 2.6% growth in economic activity, and better than …

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