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'Greta': A young activist's moment, praised and criticized

Posted by Alexander Duganov on Thursday, September 26, 2019, In : Society 

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — She stepped onto the biggest of global stages to face the most diverse of audiences, and she made it count. "How dare you?" she kept saying to some of the world's most powerful people. "You are failing us," she told them.

Sometimes, a moment and a person align. For 16-year-old Greta Thunberg — whether you admire her or dislike her, and there are plenty of passionate partisans in both camps — Monday was that time.

Climate change is a diffuse topic. And in a society tr...


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Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

Posted by Alexander Duganov on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, In : Society 
SETH BORENSTEIN and DAVID KEYTON

If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat.

A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy.

What makes Norway and other northern European countries top the happiness list has a lot to do with a sense of community and broad social welfare support, according to experts and cheerful Norwegians, including one whose job it is to make people laugh.

"The answ...


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Russian pranksters call heads of WADA, U.S. anti-doping agency

Posted by Alexander Duganov on Saturday, July 23, 2016, In : Society 

Russian media published on Friday calls by two comedians to the heads of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) pretending to be Ukrainian Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov.

Pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov separately called WADA President Craig Reedie and USADA chief executive Travis Tygart, according to recordings published online by Sputnik, a Russian state-owned news agency.

Sputnik said the two callers "managed to trick" the two anti-doping...


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19-yr-old Florida man, first time player wins, $2M Powerball

Posted by Alexander Duganov on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Society 

Lottery officials say a 19-year-old central Florida man and first time lottery player used the numbers off someone else's unpurchased Powerball ticket to win $2 million.

Frederick Walker said there was already a completed play slip at the Sav-A-Ton in Lake Mary where he purchased his ticket and decided to try his hand using those numbers.

"When I heard about the billion dollar Powerball jackpot, I decided to try my luck and buy a ticket," Walker told the lottery.

He matched five numbers in Wedne...


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