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China Fumes As Europe Gets Closer to Taiwan

At least one parliamentarian claimed to have been privately threatened by Chinese diplomats ahead of Wednesday's vote to upgrade EU-Taiwan ties.
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U.S. to Diplomatically Boycott Beijing Olympics, China Promises 'Resolute Countermeasures'
The boycott does not extend to athletes, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki said competitors will have the country's "full support."
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Biden to speak with key European allies ahead of Putin call on Ukraine
President Biden is set to speak with key European allies to "coordinate his message" ahead of his private video conference call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, a senior administration official said, as the president plans to "make clear" that there will be "very real costs" should Russia choose to proceed with a potential invasion of Ukraine.
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Anti-Semitic graffiti found near Anne Frank memorial in Idaho: cops
Three tunnels near an Anne Frank memorial in Idaho were vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti during Hanukkah, police and city officials said.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Ship That Reported COVID Cases Made Stops in 3 Countries
The cruise ship stopped in Honduras, Mexico and Belize with the 10 infected passengers.
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Indonesia volcano erupts again as death toll rises
Aerial footage showed roofs jutting out of an ashen landscape, while on the ground, military officers, police and residents dug through mud with their hands to pull out victims.
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Dictionary.com's Word of the Year Might Be a Surprising Choice for Some, Site Says
"In the past few decades, the term has evolved to take on a more nuanced and specific meaning," the website's John Kelly said about the word "allyship."
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Over 100 Republican members of Congress send letter against Biden health care vax mandate
Republican Reps. Vern Buchanan of Florida and Larry Bucshon of Indiana called on CMS to scrap their plans pursuing the vaccine mandate for millions of health care workers in the US.
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With Trump's backing, ex-Georgia Sen. David Perdue will run against GOP Gov. Brian Kemp
Trump encouraged Perdue to challenge Kemp, who earned the former president's wrath by refusing to help him overturn last year's election.       
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Why we refer to the president as "Mr."
We often get asked about the way we identify the president…
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Adorable Video of Beaver Carrying Veggies Back to Its Home Has Internet in Stitches
"That's like me refusing to do a second trip to the car," commented one Redditor about the re-surfaced video.
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Prescribing abortion pills online or mailing them in Texas can now land you in jail
As the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas enacted a new law imposing criminal penalties for those who prescribe medication abortions via telehealth or the mail.
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Crypto exchange Bitmart says hackers took $150 million
Hackers stole approximately $150 million USD from crypto exchange platform Bitmart, impacting Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain blockchains.
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Devils on Horseback recipe brings the jalapeno heat: Try it for game day
Mike Haley, founder and owner of Belle’s Nashville Kitchen, shared his recipe for Devils on Horseback with Fox News.
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Disputed Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies after workout
Disputed Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit died Monday morning after a workout at Santa Anita Park, according to trainer Bob Baffert.      
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Citing 'ongoing genocide,' Biden announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics
The decision represents a major geopolitical snub and comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.      
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Khloe Kardashian says Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott are still dating after leaked article says otherwise
Khloe Kardashian responded to rumors that her sister Kylie Jenner is not actually dating Travis Scott.
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As NYC sets broad vaccine mandate for workers, federal vaccine rules remain blocked
By the end of the month, workers in New York City must be vaccinated against COVID-19, but nationwide, federal vaccine rules are on hold due to numerous legal challenges.
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Fists fly at CFL game as Toronto player takes a swing at fan
Emotions boiled over Sunday in Toronto after a Hamilton Tiger-Cats fan allegedly spit a mouthful of beer into the face of a Toronto Argonauts player, setting off a wild scene where an Argos player took a swing at a Hamilton fan.
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Damian Lillard was not pleased about report of Trail Blazers turmoil
Damian Lillard isn’t ignoring the noise amid reports of turmoil with the Trail Blazers. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the Portland point guard addressed a new report from The Athletic, which alleged that Lillard “has grown frustrated with the team’s play.” “These mfs love drama too damn much,” Lillard responded to a tweet that stated,...
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New fishing record category created in North Carolina after angler reels in 'exceptionally large' fish
Matthew Parr holds the first record in North Carolina for red hind fish.
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Treasury Wants to Regulate All-Cash Real Estate Deals to Crack Down on Money Laundering
Only 12 U.S. cities required title insurance companies to disclose peoples' identities making all-cash purchases of $300,000 homes through shell companies.
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NASA to launch latest mission to test laser communication in space
The mission, NASA says, will continue the agency's exploration of laser communications to support future missions to the moon and throughout the solar system.
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Jets continue to prove they have no identity or sense of purpose
The Jets fell to the Eagles 33-18 on Sunday to drop their record to 3-9 this season. Here are some thoughts and observations from the game.
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Justin Bieber Performs to Packed Crowd in Saudi Arabia Despite Activists' Calls to Cancel
Justin Bieber closed the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with a concert despite calls from activists to boycott the country for their human rights violations.
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2022 is when investors will finally return to value stocks. Really
Stop us if you've heard this before: Market strategists are predicting that 2022 will finally be the year when investors choose value stocks -— like banking, oil, consumer, industrial and healthcare companies — over Big Techs, such as Apple, Amazon and Facebook owner Meta.
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Disney Drops ‘FX On Hulu’ Branding
The move comes as Disney aims to establish brand consistency worldwide.
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Opinion: Buck O'Neil is finally a Hall of Famer. That it took so long is another racist stain on baseball.
Baseball righted an egregious wrong Sunday by inducting the late John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil into the Hall of Fame.      
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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies at Santa Anita
Kentucky Derby winning horse Medina Spirit died today at the Santa Anita racetrack in Southern California, according to the California Horse Racing Board.
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Who are Heisman Trophy favorites? Breaking down contenders before finalists are revealed
Alabama QB Bryce Young, Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson are among the favorites as Heisman Trophy finalists will be announced Monday night.       
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‘PEN15’ Added Humor and Heart to the Hardest Part of Growing Up
Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle created the understanding hug we've been craving.
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Malala Yousafzai meets with Blinken, calls on US to take action for Afghan women and girls
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai met Monday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and called on the United States to take action to ensure that Afghan girls and women are able to return to the classroom and the workplace in the wake of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.
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Justice Department sues Texas over Republican-approved redistricting maps
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday challenging legislative maps adopted by Texas Republicans in recent weeks.
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'It's a Wonderful Life' at 75 tribute: A tribute to supreme villain Mr. Potter
The 75th anniversary of "It's a Wonderful Life" is the perfect time to pay respects to the film's perfect villain, Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore).      
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Watch: 'It's a Wonderful Life' wrap party with Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter) is marvelous
Home movies of the wrap party for 1946's "It's a Wonderful Life" feature smiling Lionel Barrymore, evil Mr. Potter in the holiday classic (an extra from the 75th anniversary Blu-ray release).       
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Dancing Grannies Make First Return After Losing 4 Members in Waukesha Parade Crash
The Dancing Grannies marched arm-in-arm at the Franklin Christmas parade on Saturday to honor those who passed.
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White House announces US diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics
The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic representatives to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a protest against Chinese human rights abuses in Xinjiang, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Monday.
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Jussie Smollett testifies on his own behalf in trial over disputed hate crime
Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who faces six counts of felony disorderly conduct, took the stand Monday in a Chicago courthouse.
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Investing in crypto? What to know about the new tax reporting requirements
Thanks to new third-party reporting rules starting in 2023, it will be harder to remain anonymous when engaging in cryptocurrency and other digital asset transactions.
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All Private Employers in NYC Will Have to Require COVID-19 Vaccination by Dec. 27
NEW YORK — From multinational banks to corner grocery stores, all private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the mayor announced Monday, imposing one of the most aggressive vaccine rules in the nation. The move by Mayor Bill de Blasio comes as cases are climbing…
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Arizona AG slams Biden admin's 'clumsy, ham-fisted' distraction tactics on border crisis
Arizona and Texas is suing the Biden administration because they created a catastrophe at the border, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told “America's Newsroom” on Monday.
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David Perdue Running for Georgia Governor to Make Sure Stacey Abrams 'Never' Holds Office
Perdue's entry into the race intensifies the Republican primary in a state that flipped blue in last year's elections.
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Former GOP Sen. David Perdue announces bid for Georgia governor
Former Republican US Sen. David Perdue announced Monday that he will run for Georgia governor, setting up a bitter primary battle against incumbent Brian Kemp.
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Ford delays return to office for 30,000 workers because of Covid concerns
Ford Motor Co. is pushing its return-to-office date to March over concerns over new Covid-19 concerns, the company said Monday.
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California retailers plead with officials to crack down on brazen looting: Employees, shoppers 'traumatized'
California Retailers Association president Rachel Michelin joined 'America's Newsroom,' warning something needs to be done to stop 'brazen' smash-and-grab robberies.
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Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defense
CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett took the witness stand Monday at his trial where he is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it. The former actor from the TV show “Empire” will share his account of what happened in January 2019 in an attempt...
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Two new secret combat drones are in the works, Air Force secretary says
The disclosure is the strongest indication yet that the service is banking on autonomous weapon systems to give it an edge in the increasingly fierce military competition with China.
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British woman speaks out against Ghislaine Maxwell during trial
A British woman testified Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell pressured her into giving Jeffrey Epstein sexual massages when she was still a teenager, assuring her she would have “fun” with him.
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US announces diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in China over human rights
The U.S. on Monday announced a diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in China over human rights.
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