A telecom cable sags

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A Wall Street Journal investigation found that cables from major telecom companies, like AT&T and Verizon, have left behind this potentially hazardous material, historically found in paint and pipes.

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Megan Rapinoe announced her retirement from this sport, where her elite performance earned her the Ballon d’Or, Golden Boot, and Golden Ball.

38-year-old Megan Rapinoe will retire from professional soccer after this season. She is an Olympic gold medalist, two-time World Cup winner, and has represented the U.S. internationally 199 times. She’ll play in her third consecutive World Cup later this month. Off the field, Rapinoe has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, racial inequality, voter rights, and gender and pay equity.

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Biden has started his European tour, landing first in the UK and planning a stop in Lithuania. Which international organization's summit, set to discuss Ukraine's membership, is he scheduled to attend?

The NATO summit in Lithuania is a key part of President Biden's Europe trip. A key discussion topic will be Ukraine's potential membership in the alliance. He will also be meeting with King Charles to discuss how to aid developing countries most affected by climate change and with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

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Last week, Taylor Swift released a re-recorded version of one of her old albums, “Speak Now” as “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” What 2019 legal issue triggered these re-recordings?

In 2019, Taylor Swift's old record label, Big Machine Records, was sold to Scooter Braun, giving him control over her master recordings. This meant that anyone who wanted to use Swift's old songs had to get Braun's permission and pay a licensing fee. Swift chose to reclaim control by re-recording her entire catalog, allowing her to own the rights to the new master recordings.

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Hotel prices have skyrocketed for April 7-9, 2024 along a narrow path from South Texas to Maine. A Hilton in Texarkana, Texas, is charging $743/night, a Comfort Inn in Plattsburgh, NY is charging $559/night. Why?

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks the sun's light by passing between it and Earth. They happen every 18 months globally, but are less frequent in the U.S. The next one is on April 8, 2024, and will be most visible from South Texas to Maine, causing hotel pricesto surge. The last visible one in the Lower 48 states was in 2017, and the next one won't be until 2044.