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Annie Decker is a writer for Fashion Digital-News, where she covers sports, education, and tech. She's also a huge fan of corgis and loves spending time with her two dogs, Boo and Buster.

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Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Living in a tent in rebel-held northwestern Syria, Rudaina al-Salim and her family struggle to find enough water for drinking and other basic needs such as cooking and washing. Their encampment north of the city of Idlib hasn’t seen any aid in six months. “We used to get food aid, hygiene items,” […]

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Zimbabwe authorities mix charm with force in an attempt to shore up the world’s newest currency

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The introduction of the world’s newest currency in April inspired a reggae artist to record a song praising the ZiG, or Zimbabwe Gold. The catchy tune, titled “Zig Mari,” received generous play on state television and radio. The musician, Ras Caleb, received a car and $2,000 — ironically paid in greenbacks, not

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G7 officials make progress but no final deal on money for Ukraine from frozen Russian assets

FRANKFURT, Germany — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies said they had moved toward agreement on a U.S. proposal to squeeze more money for Ukraine from Russian assets frozen in their countries. But the ministers left a final deal to be worked out ahead of a June summit of national leaders. “We

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Walmart ends credit card partnership with Capital One, but shoppers can still use their cards

FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, the logo for Walmart appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York. Walmart has ended a partnership with Capital One that made the banking company the exclusive issuer of Walmart’s consumer credit cards. The companies announced the change in a joint statement

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Luciano Benetton says he's stepping down as chairman of family-run brand as losses top $100 million

MILAN — Luciano Benetton, a co-founder of the apparel brand, announced he was stepping down as chairman in an interview published on Saturday with Milan daily Corriere della Sera. He blamed current management for losses of 100 million euros ($108.5 million) that he discovered last year. Benetton, 89, returned to the apparel brand as chairman

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South Africa's 4 big political parties begin final weekend of campaigning ahead of election

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s four main political parties began the final weekend of campaigning Saturday before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country’s most important change in three decades. Supporters of the long-governing African National Congress, which has been in the government ever since the end of white minority rule in 1994, gathered

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Record broken for most passengers screened at US airports, TSA says

ATLANTA — A record was broken ahead of the Memorial Day weekend for the number of airline travelers screened at U.S. airports, the Transportation Security Administration said Saturday. More than 2.9 million travelers were screened at U.S. airports on Friday, surpassing a previous record set last year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, according to the

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EcoFlow’s $200 PowerStream is so clever, you might buy a $4,000 solar generator

Portable solar generators are so useful that you increasingly see them at the beach, campground, job site, or anywhere without access to grid power. But they’re also an expensive luxury if shoved into storage as soon as you return home. EcoFlow’s $200-ish PowerStream box can help maximize the year-round usefulness of the company’s own solar

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