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Amazon and Apple are the most valuable brands in the world — but these Chinese companies are catching up

Amazon and Apple are the world’s most valuable brands, but watch out — these Chinese e-commerce leaders are slowly but surely rising in the ranks. Tech giants Amazon AMZN, -0.94%, Apple AAPL, +1.41%, Google GOOGL, +1.42% and Microsoft MSFT, +1.23% lead this year’s list of Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands by Kantar BrandZ, a …

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Iran’s Incoming Leader Pledges Not to Negotiate With Biden, U.S. | World Report

Iran’s newly elected hard-line leader on Monday appeared to crush hopes for new forms of engagement with the West – a troubling sign for the contentious regional power despite what U.S. officials and analysts see as some new sources of optimism for rapprochement. Judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, who won last week’s election with record-low turnout, …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg still rules the world of political kitsch, but who’s next?

WASHINGTON — From Boston to Austin; Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been the undisputed queen of the totebag for left-leaning Americans looking to show their support for women’s empowerment or opposition to former President Donald Trump. But Trump is now out of office and as independent bookstores, boutiques and cafes are …

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Mississippi State sets College World Series strikeout mark in win over Texas

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Mississippi State’s pitchers kept the Horns down on Sunday. Mississippi State blazed out to as good of a College World Series start as possible with a 2-1 win over No. 2 Texas at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Mississippi State pitchers Will Bednar and Landon Sims combined to …

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Texas baseball opens College World Series against Mississippi State

OMAHA, Neb. (KXAN) — Texas baseball is in what it likes to consider its second home of Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series. The Longhorns are making their record 37th appearance in the CWS — more than any other program in NCAA history. Fans gather for Texas baseball team’s send-off to College World Series …

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Have Gates Foundation efforts to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 helped — or hindered?

As a dangerous new virus began spreading around the globe in early 2020, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation turned to a tried-and-true playbook. It’s an approach that has worked well for the Seattle philanthropic giant for more than two decades, ever since it set out to boost childhood vaccinations in the developing world. Back …

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World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is June 19; virtual spoken word contest and vouchers giveaway scheduled

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWWL) — The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (‘NHLBI’) and Sickle Cell Disease Association is recognizing World Sickle Cell Awareness Day on June 19, to bring awareness to the blood disorder that affects more than 100,000 Americans today. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. …

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