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Cartoonist Charles Schulz poses with a sketch of Snoopy in his office in Santa Rosa, Calif. Schulz, who died shortly after his retirement in 2000, would have turned 100 on Nov. 26. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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'Peanuts' still brings comfort and joy, 100 years after Charles Schulz's birth

While Schulz stipulated that the strip would end with him, his iconic characters live on. His widow, Jeannie Schulz, says people still get comfort from the comic because "it talks about humanity."

Two anti-riot police officers wave the Iranian flags during a street celebration after Iran defeated Wales in Qatar's World Cup, at Sadeghieh Sq. in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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U.S. soccer federation changes Iran's flag to show solidarity with protesters there

The organization is displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying it supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' soccer match.

Brothers Ian, Jahxiel and Isaac Rodríguez run the bases at the damaged baseball park in their neighborhood, Lajas Arriba, in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Erika P. Rodríguez for NPR hide caption

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A small town ballfield took years to repair after Hurricane Maria. Then Fiona came.

After repairs were completed this summer, a restored ballfield in one of Puerto Rico's poorest towns had become a symbol of progress in the face of tragedy. Hurricane Fiona dealt a setback.

The Treasury Department is allowing Chevron to resume "limited" energy production in Venezuela after years of sanctions that have dramatically curtailed oil and gas profits that have flowed to President Nicolás Maduro's government. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume

The U.S. Treasury Department is allowing Chevron to resume "limited" energy production in Venezuela after years of sanctions have curbed oil and gas profits flowing to President Maduro's government.

Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, celebrates at the end of the World Cup group C soccer match between Argentina and Mexico, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on Saturday. Argentina won 2-0. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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Lionel Messi's goal revives Argentina's World Cup hopes

Messi drove a low shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner in the 64th minute. He ran toward Argentina's fans with his arms outstretched before getting mobbed by his jubilant teammates.

Rescuers stand next to a bus carried away after heavy rainfall triggered landslides that collapsed buildings and left as many as 12 people missing, in Casamicciola, on the southern Italian island of Ischia, Italy, on Saturday. Salvatore Laporta/AP hide caption

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A landslide on an Italian island leaves 1 dead, up to 12 missing and 100 stranded

Heavy rainfall triggered landslides early Saturday on the southern Italian island of Ischia. It cut a muddy swath through a port town, collapsing buildings and sweeping cars into the sea.

Ukrainians walk through the unlit streets of the capital Kyiv on Thursday, a day after Russian airstrikes knocked out electricity, heating and water to much of the country. With Russian troops faring poorly on the battlefield, Russia has launched a widespread bombing campaign directed at civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia destroys and Ukraine repairs in a battle to survive the winter

Ukraine is still recovering from the latest Russian airstrikes. Ukraine's air defenses have proved more resilient than expected. But can it cope this winter with an onslaught on the electricity grid?

Russia strikes, Ukraine repairs, in a battle to survive the winter

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Pakistan's former prime minister and opposition leader, Imran Khan, addresses to his supporters during a rally, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Saturday. Khan said Saturday his party was quitting the country's regional and national assemblies. Anjum Naveed/AP hide caption

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Imran Khan says his party will quit all assemblies in Pakistan

The former prime minister was ousted in a no-confidence vote in parliament in April. He is now in the opposition and has been demanding early elections.

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