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Maori may have discovered Antarctica 1,300 years before Westerners, study saysFor decades, historians and scientists believed Antarctica was discovered by Europeans and Americans. But according to a new study, it may have been New Zealand's indigenous Maori people who first laid eyes on the icy landscape.1
Alleged US Capitol rioter who heckled police for 'protecting pedophiles' served jail time for statutory rape of 14-year-old girlA Trump supporter accused of storming the US Capitol and heckling police officers for "protecting pedophiles" previously served jail time after being convicted in the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl, according to court records reviewed by CNN and lawyers involved in the cases.3
US investigates second suspected case of mystery 'syndrome' near White HouseTwo White House officials were struck by a mysterious illness late last year -- including one who was passing through a gate onto the property -- newly revealed details that come as investigators are still struggling to determine who or what is behind these strange incidents.3
US supports vaccine patent waiver proposal at World Trade OrganizationThe Biden administration, in a major decision Wednesday, said it would support easing patent rules on Covid-19 vaccines after intense internal debate and strong pushback from American drugmakers, potentially expanding the global supply and narrowing the vaccination gap between rich and poor nations.1
Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visitRepublican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post, was just the latest of several hostile confrontations the Georgia congresswoman has had with her Democratic colleagues, but her interactions with the New York Democrat predate Greene's election to Congress in 2020.8
Microsoft is retiring its default font, and it wants your help choosing a new oneMicrosoft is changing its default font for the first time in nearly 15 years, and it wants your help selecting the new one. And no, you can't vote for the goofy options like Comic Sans, Wingdings or — heaven forbid — Papyrus.1
Opinion: Who pays the price for climate crisisAs we mark International Women's Day, a top priority must be to apply a gender lens to one of the Biden administration's key issues: climate change, write Melanne Verveer and Jessica Smith of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security. Verveer and Smith lay out four steps the administration should take to treat climate change as what it is: a threat mutilpier for vulnerable women who, if empowered, could lead the charge for change.