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#MeToo, ‘Mary Magdalene’ focus on women’s stories in Bible as Easter nears

(RNS) — It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead.
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Qualcomm’s joint venture with Chinese province to shut down: The Information

A joint venture between U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc and China’s Guizhou province will shut down by the end of the month, The Information reported on Friday, citing employees at the venture.


Pride for Argentina pair after FIFA eNations Cup journey


North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.


Some U.S. lawmakers will see less-redacted version of Mueller report next week

Some U.S. lawmakers will be able to read a less-redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report beginning next week, the Justice Department said in a letter on Thursday to the chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees.


Uber’s self-driving unit valued at $7.25 billion in new investment

Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering.


Mueller report gives Democrats political ammunition but they are split on how to use it

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election provided extensive details on President Donald Trump’s efforts to thwart the probe, giving Democrats plenty of political ammunition against the Republican but no consensus on how to use it.


Lower dose of Pfizer-Lilly painkiller misses main goals in late stage study

A lower dose of non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co failed to meet main goals in a late-stage study in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, the companies said on Thursday.


MLB notebook: A’s sign Davis through 2021

Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis signed a contract extension Thursday that covers the 2020 and ’21 seasons for a reported total of $33.5 million. Davis was scheduled to become a free agent in November.


Fukushima owner to allow overseas staff to work on disaster cleanup

Tokyo Electric Power plans to allow overseas workers coming to Japan under a new visa program to work on the cleanup of its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station north of Tokyo, a spokeswoman said on Friday.