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Antony Blinken · Washington
Suspected Chinese "spy balloon" flying over the United States- U.S. officials
The government has been monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been hovering over the northern U.S. for the past few days, and they have discussed shooting it out of the sky, according to two U.S. officials and a senior defense official. See the Story
55% Center coverage: 274 sources
Europe · London
Oil giant Shell posts highest-ever annual profit of $40 billion
British oil giant Shell on Thursday posted its highest-ever annual profit, bolstered by soaring fossil fuel prices and robust demand since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year.See the Story
53% Center coverage: 86 sources
Ursula Von Der Leyen · Kyiv
Von Der Leyen Leads High-Level EU Delegation To Kyiv Ahead Of Summit
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and a team of 15 commissioners are in Kyiv for the first-ever joint meeting with Ukraine's government, a day before a European Union-Ukraine summit in the Ukrainian capital. See the Story
47% Center coverage: 47 sources
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US & Canada · Cincinnati
Bengals' Mixon charged, reportedly for pointing gun at woman
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been charged in a warrant with a misdemeanor count of aggravated menacing. WCPO-TV, which obtained a copy of the warrant, reported that Mixon was accused of pointing a gun at a woman. The incident occurred on Jan. 21, the day before the Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills.See the Story
46% Center coverage: 26 sources
Damian Lillard · Oklahoma City
Joel Embiid, Damian Lillard, Ja Morant lead NBA All-Star reserve class
The reserves for the Feb. 19 All-Star Game in Salt Lake City were announced Thursday night. The reserves are selected by the 30 NBA head coaches, who each cast ballots for seven players from their own conference. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks are the captains.See the Story
72% Center coverage: 18 sources
Tom Brady · Tampa
Tom Brady's plate remains full after retirement announcement
Brady announced Wednesday that he's retiring for good. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback already has numerous commercial endorsements. He also has an extensive business portfolio that includes the TB12 health and fitness company. There's been no official word on when Brady might begin working for FOX Sports.See the Story
56% Center coverage: 9 sources
US & Canada · Mobile
NFL prospects safeguarded from inappropriate team questions
The NFL has taken a major step to reinforce boundaries when interviewing players. The league warned teams in a memo last January they could be forced to forfeit a draft pick between the first and fourth round and be fined a minimum of $150,000 for out-of-bounds questions. There have been isolated reports in recent years of inappropriate questions being asked of draft prospects.See the Story
50% Left coverage: 10 sources
Pope Francis · Congo
Pope urges Congo youth to reject corruption
Pope Francis leads Congo's young people in a rousing denunciation of political corruption. The Argentine pope often uses his foreign trips to denounce corruption. Francis is in Congo and South Sudan for a six-day trip. He is hoping to bring comfort and encouragement to two countries.See the Story
50% Center coverage: 4 sources
Busy college football recruiting period called 'total chaos'
The first Wednesday of February used to be the biggest day on the calendar for college football recruiting. Now it's an afterthought. Whether that's a good thing remains up for debate. There's a movement afoot to alter the recruiting calendar…See the Story
Coverage: 5 sources