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Female soldiers can let their hair down and wear a little nail color under new rules being OK'd by the Army. Service members - particularly women - have long complained about too-rigid limits on grooming and hairstyles.

President Joe Biden has ordered the Justice Department to end its reliance on private prisons. It's among several steps taken by the new administration aimed at combating racial injustice.

Walgreens has tapped Starbucks executive Roz Brewer as its new CEO, making her the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company.

Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disney parks' rides, is getting a 21st century remodel. The update follows criticism of the ride for its racist depiction of Indigenous people.

Tens of thousands of farmers who stormed the historic Red Fort on India’s Republic Day are again camped outside the capital after the most volatile day of their two-month standoff left one protester dead and more than 80 police officers injured.

Indonesia’s most active volcano has erupted with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing down its slopes. An Indonesian official says the eruption set off Mount Merapi’s longest lava flow since the volcano’s danger level was raised in November.

A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges.

BREAKING: Six nongovernmental organizations launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks.

Thousands of health workers lined up across Nepal to get the coronavirus vaccine as the Himalayan nation began a three-month vaccination campaign.


JOE BIDEN DEFEATS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP The Associated Press declares Joe Biden the winner of a grueling campaign for the American presidency. He will lead a polarized nation through a historic collision of health, economic and social crises. #APracecall 

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BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.

BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones wins election as U.S. senator from Alabama. @AP  race call at 10:23 p.m. EST. #AlabamaElection  #APracecall