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Copa America moves ahead despite backlash from fans and players

The Copa America, South America's premier football competition, due to kick off June 13 in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, is triggering a wave of strong reactions for a sporting event.

Monsoon season is not expected to bring much relief to the drought-stricken Southwest this year

Amid a worsening drought across the southwestern United States, residents are hoping for rain from the upcoming monsoon season. But there may not be much luck this year.

The woman who spent lockdown alone in the Arctic

The woman who spent lockdown alone in the Arctic (CNN) — For most of us, the pandemic has meant enforced solitude. But for others, it's been the chance to go searching for that solitude. And where better to do so than in the Arctic Circle?In fact, Valentina Miozzo went one step further. She moved to the far north of Norway -- within the Arctic Circle -- not just mid-pandemic, but just as the 24-hour polar nights were on the horizon. It was a baptism of fire, but one she took to. "December and January were two months of just darkness," she says. Miozzo, from the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna, had seen her life overturned by the pandemic. A nature and walking guide, who accompanied Italians on trips abroad, she blogged about sustainable travel in Italy on the side, running popular blog Viaggiare Libera. "Everything was concentrated on tourism," she says. "My life was always spent on the road -- I was away from home about six months a year."Until the pandemic hit. Like co..

Covid-19 vaccination rates still lag in key areas as US continues on path to reopening

The US is reopening far and wide just in time for the summer, a sign that millions are ready to get their life back.