Iran’s 2024 Presidential Election: What to Know

Iran’s election for its next president will take place a year early, on June 28, after President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash last month. The vote will usher the Islamic republic into new leadership amid domestic discontent, voter apathy and regional turmoil. While the country’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has the final say […]

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PSG reportedly still owes millions to Kylian Mbappe for unpaid wages and bonuses

A new and troubling report that involves Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain just dropped and the Ligue 1 club apparently owes the player about $110 million. French journal L’Equipe reports that the player hasn’t been paid a dime of his salary since the month of April. As a protocol measure, Mbappe’s legal team decided to

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Countdown of NFL’s offseason power rankings and 2024 season preview

Our Frank Schwab counts down his NFL power rankings, grades each team’s offseason, solicits fantasy football advice and previews what the 2024 season might have in store for each team. We’ll reach our No. 1 team on July 31, one day before the Hall of Fame Game kicks off the preseason when the Chicago Bears

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Official Death Toll From Hajj Pilgrimage Climbs Into the Hundreds

During the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, one of the most important events on the Muslim calendar, at least 450 people died under a scorching sun as they prayed at sacred sites around the holy city of Mecca. Amid maximum temperatures that ranged from 108 Fahrenheit and 120, according to preliminary data, and throngs

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Israel says it struck a missile launch site in a Gaza ‘humanitarian zone.’

The Israeli military said on Friday that it had struck a missile launch site belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group that had been embedded in a shelter for displaced people in a “humanitarian zone” of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. The claim could not be independently verified, but armed groups have used Gazans

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Former Bears RB Darren Lewis dies from cancer at age 55

Former Bears running back Darren Lewis died after a battle with cancer, Texas A&M announced Friday. He was 55. Lewis was a two-time All-American running back for the Aggies and the all-time leading rusher in both A&M and Southwest Conference history. Nicknamed Tank, his career total of 5,012 rushing yards broke the old SWC record

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New ‘Detective Work’ on Butterfly Declines Reveals a Prime Suspect

What’s driving ominous declines in insects? While a growing body of research shows decreases in many insect populations, it has been hard for scientists to disentangle the possible causes. Are insects suffering from habitat loss as natural areas are plowed and paved? Is climate change doing them in? What about pesticides? The latest insight comes

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49ers sign receiver Pearsall to four-year rookie NFL contract

49ers sign receiver Pearsall to four-year rookie NFL contract originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area The 49ers have one less wide receiver to sign after first-round draft pick Ricky Pearsall put pen to paper on his four-year rookie contract. The team officially announced the signing Friday morning. The 49ers’ entire eight-player rookie class has

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U.S. restrictions put key Russian air bases out of firing range, officials say

KHARKIV, Ukraine — A new U.S. policy allowing Ukraine to fire certain American weapons at Russian territory has led to a reduction in some Russian attacks but still restricts the range enough that it prevents Ukraine from hitting key airfields, two Ukrainian officials said. Those airfields are used by Russian jets that drop the deadly

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