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A letter up for auction shows that Catherine the Great was an early advocate of inoculation

A letter set to go up for sale on Wednesday by the auction house MacDougall's shows the urgency that the empress felt around protecting the general population against smallpox.
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From ‘The Afterparty’ To ‘Search Party’ To ‘Broad City,’ Anthony King Adds The Special Sauce To Your Favorite TV Comedies
He also gives a little bit of scoop on the highly anticipated Clone High revival.
Russia insists ‘we don’t want wars’ as it ponders Ukraine-NATO answer
Russian officials signaled at least a token interest in diplomacy to resolve the ongoing crisis with the West over Ukraine Friday, insisting that Moscow doesn't "want wars."
Nicki Minaj’s husband sued for allegedly punching security guard
The guard, Thomas Weidenmuller, filed a lawsuit against Minaj and Kenneth Petty, whom the rapper married in 2019, for damages including his medical bills.
Megan Fox shows off her thorny engagement ring and more star snaps
Megan Fox shows off her ring from Machine Gun Kelly, Madonna puts her butt on display and more...
Evangeline Lilly Under Fire After Attending Vaccine Mandate Protest
"I see that Evangeline Lilly is still LOST."
With All Eyes on Russia, China Warns U.S. of Full Blown Military Conflict Over Taiwan
"The Taiwan issue is the biggest tinderbox between China and the United States," said Qin Gang, China's ambassador to the U.S.
Scientists fear ‘killer lake’ in Africa could erupt, release poisonous gas cloud that could kill millions
Freshwater experts are warning that Lake Kivu, situated between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is harboring potentially explosive gases.
Marvel star Evangeline Lilly rallied against COVID vaccines, mandates
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke at the rally, sparking outrage for comparing vaccination requirements to the Holocaust.
'Pampered' Staffy Gets Full Pink Glitter Manicure From Owner: 'So Sassy'
Owner Chelsea McKinnon gives her dog various manicures, including Halloween and Christmas-themed designs.
Dangerous heavy snow and winds approaching hurricane intensity could knock out power and flood US coastal areas
In J.D. Vance’s primary, nonstop Trump-worship shows the perils of populism
How J.D. Vance's conversion to Trumpism is playing out in a race-to-the-bottom campaign.
Eighth Child Under 10 Dies of COVID in Virginia As Omicron Cases Surge in Kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics has reported a sharp increase in infections, with nearly 1,151,000 COVID-19 cases in children in the week to January 20.
Netflix 'Love and Leashes' Release Date, Cast Starring Seohyun, Trailer and S&M Plot
Two seemingly ordinary office workers embark on a "special" relationship in the upcoming new Korean romantic comedy film on Netflix.
U.S. on alert for potential cyberattack from Russia over Ukraine
Russia's growing threats stretch from Eastern Europe to power grids in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security issued a new warning about Moscow having the capability to carry out a range of cyberattacks against important websites and critical infrastructure. CBS News cybersecurity analyst Chris Krebs, former director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, joined CBS News with more.
How Brittany Matthews is fighting against champagne celebration backlash
Patrick Mahomes' fiancée Brittany Matthews is taking a positive approach after she was criticized for spraying champagne on Chiefs fans.
Long Beach man arrested in string of sexual batteries, more victims sought
Christopher Royal Star, 33, is suspected in at least eight sexual battery incidents that occurred between May and September of last year, police said.
Watch Live: Top Pentagon leaders hold briefing amid Russia-Ukraine crisis
The U.S. has put 8,500 U.S. troops from stateside bases on heightened alert to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe.
Facebook’s Crypto Failure Is a Red Flag for Its Metaverse Plans
Mark Zuckerberg has struggled to enter new growth areas without buying companies. That’s a problem.
Here's the way to exercise for better balance
One of the most important benefits of exercise is making you less susceptible to injury in your daily life. Improving your balance does that by reducing your odds of falling. Here's how to get started with balance training.
‘All of Us Are Dead’ Episode 1 Recap: Hamster Damned
All of Us Are Dead follows the unofficial mantra for Netflix programming: If you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you’ll like.
Joe Biden Ukraine Call Dispute Plays Into Vladimir Putin's Hands
Conflicting reports of the presidential call risk encouraging Russian aggression and undermining Western unity.
Person to Person: Norah O'Donnell interviews Brené Brown
"Person to Person" with Norah O'Donnell brings viewers the most intimate type of interview — going beyond the headlines through thoughtful conversation. In this episode, O'Donnell sits down with best-selling author Brené Brown about her new book, "Atlas of the Heart," which maps out the language people use to describe emotions. The two discuss vulnerability as a strength and why the ability to identify feelings can give someone power over their emotions.
Cases of 'stealth' omicron subvariant confirmed in Northeast states: reports
Two Northeast states reported cases of the omicron subvariant BA.2 this week.
Penn swimmer slams school's handling of Lia Thomas saga: 'They don't actually care about women at all'
A swimmer on the University of Pennsylvania women’s team says she feels the school’s decision to allow transgender swimmer Lia Thomas to compete has created an unfair balance within the sport that prioritizes Thomas’ rights over that of biological female student-athletes
World's oldest living aquarium fish acts like a 'puppy'
Methuselah is a 90-year-old Australian lungfish living in San Francisco and is considered to be the oldest living aquarium fish.
It’s time for Jimmy Garoppolo to join 49ers’ group of unexpected heroes
This San Francisco 49ers season that is at the doorstep of a championship began, improbably, with the fundamental thought that the starting quarterback had to be replaced.
Donald Trump Jr. Claims Reports Warning of Russian Cyberattacks Are Lies
President Joe Biden has warned that even if Russia does not invade Ukraine, it could resort to cyberattacks.
Officers shoot, kill man walking on interstate
Law enforcement officers fatally shoot man walking on a major interstate in Nashville during a length confrontation. (Jan. 28)
Security footage catches rapist carrying woman through city center before horrific assault
Harrowing footage released by police shows the fiend walking alongside her before he scooped her up.
Where the New First Cat Fits in the History of Presidential Pets
Breaking in news that mews: The Biden family announced Friday that they have a new pet cat. Hailing from a Pennsylvania farm, the tabby charmed First Lady Jill Biden by jumping onto a stage while she was giving a speech on the 2020 presidential election campaign trail. The Bidens have named her Willow, after Jill…
Former New York ICE official: Biden admin's claims on migrant flights 'couldn't be further from reality'
Thomas Feeley joins Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino on 'America's Newsroom' to discuss video footage of migrants released into the United States.
Cris Collinsworth goes shirtless – and viral – on his birthday
NBC broadcaster Cris Collinsworth had a good laugh while celebrating his 63rd birthday on Thursday.
Bye-bye Spotify? How to delete your Spotify account, and where to go next to stream music
Has the recent dustup between Spotify and Neil Young given you second thoughts about the music streaming service? Here's how to delete your account.
Internet Slams Woman Spending Thousands on Baby Clothes While Not Pregnant
The woman claimed her partner had been frustrated at her for spending so much money on a baby despite the fact that they're holding off due to their finances.
Doorbell cam captures boys saving dogs from burning Rhode Island home
Anthony Lombardi, 12, and Mario Comella, 13, were biking through their Coventry neighborhood on New Year’s Day when they heard the alarms and stopped to investigate.
Bridge given an overall 'poor' rating by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
The bridge that collapsed Friday had an "overall condition" rating of "poor," according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website that tracks bridges across the state.
Peyton List discovered these beauty essentials on the ‘Cobra Kai’ set
The actress shared her skincare and makeup must-haves — which also include an "amazing" natural deodorant and "pretty" tinted SPF — with Page Six Style.
Ukraine Tries to Ease Fears of Russian Invasion as 130,000 Troops Amass at Border
Russia conducted similar military exercises at the Ukrainian border last spring. Ukrainian officials said they haven't seen anything different this time.
NBA subjects fans attending Clippers-Wizards game to video message from Chinese ambassador
On Tuesday, fans in Washington attending the Wizards vs. Clippers matchup were treated to a warm greeting from a Chinese government official leading up to tipoff.
15 romantic and fun at-home date night ideas for Valentine’s Day 2022
Stay at home but spice things up for Valentine's Day 2022.
New on VOD: ‘Clean,’ ‘The Requin,’ ‘A Taste of Hunger,’ + More
Don't miss Adrien Brody as he enters the "hit man with a heart of gold" action genre this week.
Mayor Eric Adams delivers eulogy for fallen NYPD cop Jason Rivera
Mayor Eric Adams sought to comfort a grieving Big Apple, a grieving police force and a grieving family during his eulogy for slain Officer Jason Rivera at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
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President Biden vows to nominate first Black woman to Supreme Court; Questions after Wisconsin man says his wife was killed in accident
What to Know About BA.2, a New Omicron Variant
Four states have reported BA.2, an Omicron variant. But the World Health Organization is not calling it a variant of concern
'Star Wars' Fans Want Bryce Dallas Howard to Direct a Movie
The "Jurassic World" star previously directed two episodes of "The Mandalorian."
The US is starting to make a manufacturing comeback. Here's how to sustain it
It's important to enact legislation to put historic levels of funding behind strengthening our supply chains, accelerating research and development in critical technologies, rebuilding manufacturing capabilities across America, and driving greater equity in STEM research and education.
Stephen Breyer's 'Strategic Retirement' Could Save Supreme Court Seat from GOP
President Biden has said he will nominate a Black woman to fill the vacancy Breyer will leave on the Court.
United launches pilot academy to address staffing shortage
Next year, airlines expect to have a shortage of more than 12,000 pilots.