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James "KG" Kagambi on Hillary Step on May 12, moments before summiting Mount Everest. He credits the sherpas with helping him and the other climbers stay safe on their journey to the peak. Amrit Ale @himalayanquests hide caption

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Meet the cool 62-year-old Kenyan on first all-Black team to summit Everest

"We wanted to show the world that people of color can do something like this," says James "KG" Kagambi. He's a great believer in lessons learned from the outdoors — and glad his achy knees made it.

Marcela Hernández, director of the Alma Llanera Academy, in 2022. "I admire my mom because, since she was a little girl, she has been alone and went to dance classes, she studied, graduated, studied journalism and now she has gone to several countries, many people know her and admire her very much," her daughter, Mariangel Tumay, said about about her. Juanita Escobar hide caption

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A story of dance and discipline amid a global pandemic in the Llanos

During a global pandemic in Orocué, Colombia, dance and adversity brought a group together.

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Jif peanut butter is being recalled for potential salmonella contamination

The J.M. Smucker Co. announced the recall on Friday. The Food and Drug Administration says current epidemiologic evidence points to a Lexington, Ky., facility as the likely cause of the outbreak.

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She joined DHS to fight disinformation. She says she was halted by... disinformation

Nina Jankowicz looks back at how exaggerations and falsehoods stoked so many doubts about the Disinformation Governance Board that DHS paused it after just three weeks.

She joined DHS to fight disinformation. She says she was halted by... disinformation

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How a Ukrainian teacher helped students escape Russia's invasion, and still graduate

As residents return to a liberated town near Kyiv, a teacher and her high school students recount what it took to survive the war.

How a Ukrainian teacher helped students escape Russia's invasion, and still graduate

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on May 19. The conservative Catholic archbishop of San Francisco said Friday that he would no longer allow Pelosi to receive Communion because of her support for abortion rights. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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An archbishop says Pelosi will be denied Communion because she supports abortion rights

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said he sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter expressing his concerns after she vowed to codify the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

A view of the business tower Lakhta Centre, the headquarters of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 27. Russia has halted natural gas exports to neighboring Finland. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Russia has cut off its natural gas exports to Finland in a symbolic move

The move came just days after the Nordic country announced it wanted to join NATO and marked a likely end to Finland's nearly 50 years of importing natural gas from Russia.

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Medieval people may have eaten more veggies than turkey legs

Comedian Adam Burke and Emma meet a knight in shining armor, get the latest gossip about the Medieval era and uncover a skeleton in the closet.

Medieval people may have eaten more veggies than turkey legs

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How goods made with forced labor end up in your local store

A new report from a nonprofit finds that goods imported from the Xinjiang region in China could be the result of policies that coerce the Uyghur ethnic minority into factory jobs.

How goods made with forced labor end up in your local American store

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