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JERUSALEM — The bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian American journalist shot in the occupied West Bank in May, was most likely fired from Israeli military lines but was too damaged to say for sure, the State Department said on Monday.The damage to the bullet made it difficult to draw a definitive conclusion about the gun it was fired from, according to a State Department statement. But shots fired from the position of the Israel Defense Forces were “likely responsible for the death,” it added.U.S. officials “found no reason to believe that this was intentional but rather the…

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Klaus Sperber was born on Jan. 24, 1944, in Immenstadt, Germany. He was raised by his mother, Bettina, who worked odd jobs. A fling with a soldier, whom Klaus never met, resulted in his birth. When he was a child, he and his mother moved to the city of Essen, about 400 miles away. Opera music was often playing in their house, and it set Klaus on his path.“The first time I heard an opera singer on the radio I said, ‘My God, I want to sing just like that,’” he said in interview footage that is included in the…

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In the sequence, Elvis (Austin Butler) is giving one of his first performances in front of an audience while Col. Tom Parker (Tom Hanks), the man who would become his manager, watches on.While historically Elvis’s first big introduction was said to be at Sun Records, performing for its owner, Sam Phillips, the film takes a different route.The director Baz Luhrmann wanted that moment to take place in front of a crowd, showcasing all of the pieces that came together when the rocker performed.“Elvis wasn’t just about what he sang,” Luhrmann said, narrating the scene. “It was as much about how…

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Pickled green beans are multi-purpose; an appetizer, side dish, or snack that everyone loves (no canning required)! Brined in vinegar, garlic, pickling spices, and sprigs of dill, green beans are a light and refreshing snack that are delicious on its own or they can be added to all kinds of drinks, appetizers, and platters! Best served cold and crunchy! Perfectly Pickled Green Beans AKA ‘Dilly Beans’, this pickled green beans recipe is a quick and easy version that doesn’t use a pressure canning process.These beans have a tangy zesty and fresh flavor.Simply make them and store them in the refrigerator…

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“Yallah, yallah, yallah! Woooo!”I was visiting the pyramids of Giza, Egypt, in the company of Mark Lehner, a renowned Egyptologist, when suddenly a series of voices erupted and echoed throughout the site. Our small group turned to face the commotion, wondering what had happened — and if anything was wrong.Instead, we saw the cheery faces of an approaching group of men running barefoot through the sand, some of them with bags and other equipment in tow. Their faces were sweaty under the sun, and their loads heavy, but their frequent whoops gave the scene a sense of celebration.As it turns…

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Roseann Renouf, 77, has grown tired of the current generation of coronavirus shots. Having “never been one for a lot of vaccination,” she decided to forgo the latest round of boosters after watching vaccinated friends contract Covid-19, even though the doses offer a critical extra layer of protection.“It’s just taking another same booster,” Ms. Renouf, a retired nurse anesthetist from Fort Worth, said. “They haven’t done anything different with them to cover new variants.”But her gripe about the Covid vaccines may soon be settled. American regulators committed last week to updating the 2020 vaccine recipes for this fall’s booster campaign…

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Bitcoin (BTC) is for everyone: toddlers, kids, hard rockers and even racing pigs. At the “Bitcoin Adventure” held in Avon Valley, near Bristol, Bitcoiners and hobbyists shared their knowledge, quips and personal journeys down the Bitcoin rabbit hole despite the predictably wet United Kingdom weather. Better still, Bitcoin’s “toxic maximalism” was MIA. pic.twitter.com/7IOtpYuSDh— The Bitcoin Adventure (@TheBTCAdventure) July 3, 2022 A world-first for a Bitcoin meetup, the “Adventure” took place at a wildlife park. So while some of the U.K.’s household name Bitcoiners headlined the main stage, the 250 attendees who bought tickets, (payment in BTC, naturally) could also play with…

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Ukraine’s dwindling hopes in Luhansk ProvinceLysychansk, the last major city held by Ukraine in the eastern province of Luhansk, has fallen, giving Moscow a victory in its campaign to capture the Donbas, a mineral-rich region bordering Russia. Pressure is now redoubling on the U.S. and its allies to get the more powerful weapons they have promised Ukraine to the front.Lysychansk had held out for a week after Russia seized control of Sievierodonetsk, its twin city across the river. But as Russia inundated Lysychansk with artillery fire and strangled its supply lines, building on months of bombardment and weeks of ferocious…

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I’ve noticed that sneakers with dresses are becoming a thing. But I can’t figure out how to match them up. Long dresses with flat sneakers or platforms? What about colors? Can I finally ditch my dressy flats for good? — Yael, Bronx, New YorkGiven that Serena Williams wore sneakers with her Versace gown at the Met Gala a few years ago, and since then we’ve had two years of social isolation and comfort dressing, it’s fair to say that at this point sneakers with everything, everywhere is a thing — for pretty much everybody.Let’s be honest: It’s hard to return…

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Taron Egerton channeled a pop god in the Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” winning raves — and a Golden Globe — for his portrayal of how a shy piano prodigy blossomed into an international superstar.But in his latest role, as a convicted drug dealer in the new Apple TV+ drama “Black Bird,” he had no outlandish sunglasses or feather boas to cast off when shooting wrapped each day. For “Black Bird,” which is based on a true story, he had to cast off something darker: the confessions of Larry Hall, a man convicted in connection with one girl’s death who was…

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