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  1. Andrew Left

    A pair of professional investment firms that placed big bets that money-losing video game retailer GameStop's stock will crash have admitted defeat in the David vs. Goliath battle that has seen retail investors on Reddit drive shares to record high after record high — forcing billions of dollars in losses to Wall Street firms along the way.

  2. MICHIGAN-WHITMER/

    One of six men charged in connection with an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy, admitting that the group discussed an incredible scheme to snatch her at her lakeside vacation home and destroy a bridge to slow down police.

  3. Russia Navalny

    Police on Wednesday searched the Moscow apartment of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, another residence where his wife is living and offices of his anti-corruption organization.

  4. INDIA-FARMERS/PROTESTS

    Leaders of a protest movement sought Wednesday to distance themselves from a day of violence when thousands of farmers stormed India's historic Red Fort, the most dramatic moment in two months of demonstrations that have grown into a major challenge of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

  5. Britain Vaccine Police

    A suspicious package at an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine plant has been "made safe" and production schedules of the shots have not been affected, the company Wockhardt UK said on Wednesday.