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How Bitcoin Uses Fossil Fuels As Elon Musk Says Tesla No Longer Accepting the Crypto
Critics of the digital currency say the energy-intensive process used to "mine" coins is bad for the environment.
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Target Pulls Trading Cards From All Stores After Gun Drawn in Parking Lot
The value of some types of trading cards has increased significantly over the course of the pandemic.
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NYPD cop shot three times in Brooklyn; suspect in custody
A uniformed NYPD cop was shot three times — including once in the bulletproof vest — while responding to a report of gunfire in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, sources said.
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Cat and Baby Deer Play Together in Footage Straight Out of a Disney Movie
A fluffy cat and a spotted fawn have formed the most unlikely and adorable of friendships, and luckily it was caught on camera for the whole world to see.
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U.S., Allies and Human Rights Groups Accuse China at U.N. of Massive Crimes Against Uyghurs
Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Barbara Woodward called the situation in Xinjiang 'one of the worst human rights crises of our time'
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How service dogs safeguard, deepen relationships and save us from ourselves
Trained service dogs can be life-changing -- and even lifesaving -- for the humans they serve by safeguarding them, helping their people develop deeper human connections, and even saving them from themselves.
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Corporal punishment is still common in American schools. Here's why it should be banned.
Incidents like the Florida case in which a school principal paddled a 6-year-old student still happen every day in classrooms across the country.      
usatoday.com
D.C.-area forecast: Pleasantly mild through the weekend with plenty of sun
We are looking at a stretch of really nice weather.
washingtonpost.com
'All Our Opportunity Was Taken Away': Sanctuary Family Slowly Restarts Life
The Thompsons, originally from Jamaica, spent 843 days living in churches in Philadelphia to avoid deportation. Now they are free, but reentry comes with new challenges.
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Second Glance: Antiques and such, May 16, 2021
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Biden Will Host Senate Republicans In Bid For Infrastructure Package
President Biden continues conversations with Republicans, but major hurdles persist over what items would be in an infrastructure measure, and how it might be paid for.
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These Adjustable Dumbbells Are Perfect for Any At-Home Workout
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/AmazonScouting Report: Keep your home gym free of clutter with one dumbbell that does the work of four.At the beginning of every year, I promise to make working out a priority. But when my gym closed early last year, I used it as an excuse to binge eat in front of the television instead. One season of Bridgerton and way too much ice cream later, I decided it was time to get off the couch and start looking for creative ways to keep up with my workout routine at home.Don't get me wrong; I'm not trying to get ripped, but I make a point to include some form of strength training in my workouts, and I've always favored free weights over bulky weight machines, especially at home. Not only do they help build muscle, but they allow you to move about more freely and incorporate dynamic exercises like walking lunges and squat presses that challenge balance and coordination.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Solving a Scotch Mystery
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Alamy/ShutterstockIf you’ve ever taken a tour of a distillery you’ll no doubt have heard the ethereal phrase: the angel’s share.It’s also been used as a name for restaurants, bars and hotels. It’s a bakery in west London and a massage parlor in Lyon, France. It’s a fragrance (with woody whisky notes), an extravagantly flowering bearded iris and an Irish racehorse. It’s a tune by jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson and a song by French crooner Philippe Lavil. It’s been used as a name for numerous brands of wines and spirits, and for one of the most famous spirits auctions in the world. Six twenty-first century books have used it as a title, from crime thrillers to erotic literature. It’s a Ken Loach film featuring a mythical cask of single malt Scotch and a gang of Glaswegian ne’er do wells, starring Scottish whisky expert Charlie Maclean.But for all its familiarity, have you ever wondered where the phrase the “angel’s share” originated?Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Deadly violence across Israel-Gaza border
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and Palestinian rocket fire toward Israel continued on Thursday as fighting between Jews and Arabs rages in Israeli cities. (May 13)      
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Debt Collectors Spending Big to Block a Crackdown
GettyBy David SirotaTwo months ago, debt collectors won a victory when congressional lawmakers allowed stimulus checks to be garnished by creditors and government agencies. Now, as the credit industry hits a jackpot during the pandemic, the leading lobby group for debt collectors has more than tripled the amount of cash it funnels to lawmakers as it campaigns to block upcoming Democratic legislation to protect millions of Americans from the repo man.At issue is a package of bills designed to restrict the $13 billion debt collection industry, as new Federal Reserve and Census Bureau reports show consumer and medical debt has skyrocketed during the pandemic.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Here’s How America Could Actually Vaccinate the World
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyIt’s not too late for the United States to become the world’s vaccine superpower, producing and exporting enough doses to protect entire countries against COVID-19.Under pressure to help countries such as India that are suffering devastating surges in infections and deaths, the Biden administration has begun to cut through some of the bureaucratic red tape standing in the way. But experts say the White House should be ruthless when it comes to zeroing out rules and regulations that prevent U.S. firms—and the government itself—from shipping more doses overseas.Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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How Americans Became Soccer’s Biggest Villains
Barrington Coombs - PA Images/GettyThe two most successful teams in British soccer history face off in Manchester on Thursday. Liverpool versus Manchester United is the biggest rivalry in the Premier League: With the two stadiums just 28 miles apart, each clash between the teams is anticipated for months, and this year was no different, except... they were really supposed to do it last week, until a massive, unprecedented protest caused the match to be postponed.There have been protests before, but this one was different because the crowd broke into the stadium and invaded the pitch. To a football fan, the pitch is the closest thing to a holy place.“It’s like the Pope's pulpit,” said Kevin Baxter, a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. So, Manchester United fans knew exactly what they were doing when about 200 of them broke into their beloved stadium, Old Trafford, last week and stormed the pitch. They broke barriers and climbed gates while one picked up and threw a camera tripod and others grabbed corner flags, causing the postponement of the much-hyped game against Liverpool, which was due to be played in an empty stadium because of COVID-19 restrictions. By the end, clashes between supporters and police resulted in one man arrested and six officers being injured.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Body-cam footage shows Capitol rioter celebrating as D.C. cop is beaten and Tasered: ‘I got one!’
Body camera footage from D.C. police Officer Michael Fanone shows him screaming in agony after a pro-Trump mob dragged him down the U.S. Capitol steps, beat him and Tasered him.
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Aaron Pierre on Enduring the Trauma—and the Triumph—of ‘The Underground Railroad’
Kyle Kaplan/Amazon StudiosThere is something about the way Barry Jenkins, who wrote and directed the films Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, frames a close-up. It’s a lingering, somewhat romantic gaze invigorated with a slight change in zoom. The actor stares directly through the camera, as if breaking the fourth wall. It makes you feel like you instantly know them.Whether it’s an extra who isn’t seen or heard from again or the protagonist whose journey we follow, Jenkins renders a sudden humanity in them. Especially in those dramas, which center around Black characters battling the demons hurled at them by an unjust society, there’s a poignance to that, one that is almost revolutionary: the marginalized whose stories are relegated to the background, whose humanity is rarely explored onscreen, instantly demanding your compassion, that you know their truths. That they aren’t only their pain.That’s what happens when Jenkins trains his camera on Aaron Pierre, not to mention the entire sprawling cast of the new Amazon drama series The Underground Railroad, launching Friday.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Will Caleb Kennedy Be Replaced on 'American Idol' After Dropping Out?
"American Idol" has seen another contestant drop out after Caleb Kennedy's announced he will no longer be part of Season 19. Here's what the show will do now that it is down a contestant.
newsweek.com
Frosty morning and record chill across the East
Jack Frost's spring break brings subfreezing conditions into the Ohio Valley and record temperatures to the deep South. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast.
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Mehdi Hasan and Ayman Mohyeldin Are Doing Something Radical for Cable TV: Presenting the Palestinian Side
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyBritish American television anchor Mehdi Hasan, who hosts an eponymous Sunday night program on MSNBC and a weeknight show on NBC’s streaming Peacock Network, has spent the past several days challenging the U.S.-media status quo by doing something practically unheard of on an American television outlet.So has Egyptian American journalist Ayman Mohyeldin, the anchor of a weekday afternoon show on MSNBC.Covering the increasingly lethal exchange of rockets and bombs between Hamas militants in Gaza and the Israeli Defense Force—which as of Wednesday night had killed an estimated 65 Palestinians, including 16 children, and seven Jewish Israelis, including a 5-year-old child—Hasan and Mohyeldin are devoting substantial airtime to the Palestinian point of view.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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The GOP’s New Heroes Are All Killers, Kooks, and Creeps
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThere is no civil war in the Republican Party—the Confederates won long ago.Instead, we are witnessing the end of a long molting process as the GOP slithers into its final form: a counter-majoritarian, fascist entity.Republicans are shedding their masks and hoods, spitting out their dog whistles and outright embracing the Big Lie and the violent insurrectionists, conspiracy theorists, and racists who make up the party’s base and, increasingly, its representatives in Congress.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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MAGA Moron Mo Brooks Proves Alabama Isn't Sending Their Best
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyDespite steep competition, the state of Alabama has given America some of its stupidest and nastiest Republican politicians.There’s Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, the hideous yet hapless Trumpist who mentored hatemonger Stephen Miller. Roy Banned-From-Some-Malls Moore. Coach-turned-Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who gave an interview where he said so many stupid things (misidentifying the three branches of government, saying the U.S. fought in WWII to “free Europe of Socialism”) that it crashed the website of the Alabama Daily News.But I submit to you that the stupidest, nastiest Alabama Republican of them all may be Rep. Mo Brooks. Yes, Mo (short for Morris and, unlike the leader of the real Stooges, this congressman and follower spells it without an “e”) says things like “racism is over” and “criticism of Jeff Sessions is part of a war on whites.” But then a lot of GOP House members say stupid, racist, appalling things.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Totally Preventable Death of a Brooklyn Icon
via FacebookDolores Perri was an 82-year-old paragon of seemingly ageless health: an effervescent pescatarian who exercised religiously, ran in a dozen marathons, and counseled others on nutrition when she was not helping her husband run the iconic model slot car track Buzz-a-Rama in Brooklyn.But like some in alternative health circles, she was a vaccine skeptic. She shared the views of her longtime mentor, Gary Null, a talk radio host and self-described alternative medicine expert. She believed, despite all evidence to the contrary, that vaccines long in use are toxic and that too little is known about the new ones developed for COVID-19.When her 57-year-old son, Frank, told her in March that he himself had been vaccinated, the lifelong Brooklyn resident had the opposite reaction most parents in the virus-ravaged borough would have.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Police in England charge 29 men with alleged years-long sexual exploitation of girl
Police in the United Kingdom have charged 29 men with the alleged years-long sexual exploitation of a girl in Northern England, the West Yorkshire Police said on Wednesday.
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Eid al-Fitr 2021, Eid Mubarak Greetings, Wishes and Images to Celebrate End of Ramadan
Eid al-Fitr can be celebrated for up to three days and most festivities involve food as well as visiting family and friends.
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Gas Shortage Update as Fuel Scramble Continues Across U.S. Despite Colonial Pipeline Resuming
Officials have urged people to stop hoarding fuel after a hack on the nation's largest fuel pipeline prompted panic buying.
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Homeless encampments account for 54% of fires LAFD responds to: reports
As the homeless crisis in Los Angeles continues to surge, the city is facing a growing number of fires at encampments, according to reports Wednesday.
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New York suspect allegedly attacks father, son after they accidentally sideswipe car: report
New York police are searching for a man who allegedly violently assaulted a father and son last weekend after the son accidentally sideswiped the suspect’s car while pulling out of a parking lot, according to reports.
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