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Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones tests positive for COVID after NYC gala
Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, just one day after attending a star-studded gala hosted by the Robin Hood Foundation.
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‘Squid Game’ costume sparks run on Vans white slip-on shoes
White slip-on shoes are becoming a hot commodity thanks to the wildly popular South Korean survival drama "Squid Game," with sneaker maker VF Corp reporting a small increase in demand.
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Alec Baldwin being ‘very supportive,’ Halyna Hutchins’ husband says
The husband of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed when Alec Baldwin accidentally fired a prop gun on set, told The Post the actor was being “very supportive.”
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Lyft releases sex assault data showing 360 rapes during three-year span
Lyft tallied 10 deaths and more than 4,100 reports of sexual assault – including hundreds of rapes — during rides on its ride-hailing app in a three-year period, company officials said.
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Did Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd end their years-long feud?
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" stars buried the hatchet over dinner where Dodd was seen telling Gunvalson that she would help her find love.
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Free community college expected to be cut from spending bill
President Joe Biden’s long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan
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Stop Shopping
Lately, news stories about the supply chain tend to start in similar ways. The reader is dropped into an American container port, maybe in Long Beach, California, or Savannah, Georgia, full to bursting with trailer-size steel boxes loaded with toilet paper and exercise bikes and future Christmas presents. Some of the containers have gone untouched for weeks or months, waiting for their contents to be trucked to distribution centers. On the horizon, dozens of additional vessels are anchored and idle, waiting for their turn in the port. More ships keep arriving. Everyone involved—sailors, longshoremen, customs clerks, truckers—works as fast and hard as they possibly can. It’s not fast or hard enough.The supply chain, as you know, is having a bad time. That’s been true since the pandemic began. Shortages in consumer goods have persisted far beyond analysts’ initial expectations, then beyond their subsequent revisions. At the moment, for most types of goods, shelves aren’t exactly bare yet. For the relatively well-off Americans accustomed to the astonishing abundance of big-box retail and grocery stores and the near-instant gratification of online shopping, it’s more a matter of having to settle for your third-favorite brand of Greek yogurt or wait six weeks for back-ordered jeans. But what’s already a genuine crisis for people who work in the global supply chain could very well turn into one for all of us; the manufacturing and distribution of necessities such as food and medicine require many of the same resources as the consumer economy’s various conveniences and diversions.What news stories generally don’t show you is where all of this stuff is going. At least anecdotally, much of it seems to be headed directly into the overflowing package room in my apartment building. As Slate’s Jordan Weissmann recently pointed out, it’s not as though the volume of goods getting through this mess and to retailers has slowed to a trickle; imports last month were actually at an all-time high, eclipsing the same period in 2019 by 17 percent. Rather, Americans are buying an extraordinary amount of stuff. Especially in the past six months, the system has been rocked by explosive demand.When you dig down into the numbers of just how much people are purchasing, the way that the supply-chain crisis gets talked about starts to feel a little uncanny. As the holidays approach, many people have begun to worry that shortages will worsen, not just for kids’ toys and other popular gifts, but for holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, and even food—the things that make the end of the year special. Despite those concerns, few seem willing to acknowledge that the record amount of stuff being brought into the country isn’t merely disappearing off store shelves. We know where it’s going, and we know who’s buying it all up. They—and maybe you—could simply knock it off.I’m not proposing that you or anyone else boycott commerce on a conceptual level. That would be impossible, and it would ignore how human life in this country works. It would also be the sort of killjoy self-righteous proposal that doesn’t gain much traction. Shopping is fun—novelty and possibility are fun—and it’s often how people access the tools and materials to do things that bring them genuine comfort or joy, which everyone needs. But even a quick glance at America’s credit-card statements begins to explain the mess we’re in. A lot of people buy things for the sake of it, stuff they don’t need or even particularly want and in many cases won’t use, as a salve for boredom or anxiety or insecurity. On the whole, consumer expenditures, which encompass both necessity spending (rent, gas, groceries) and discretionary spending (whatever you ordered from an Instagram ad after three glasses of happy-hour wine last Friday), account for about 70 percent of the country’s economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that spending is not distributed equally. In a typical year, the most affluent 20 percent of people account for nearly 40 percent of the country’s consumer spending, and this wealthier group’s purchases are disproportionately discretionary. Through the course of the pandemic, the situation has become even more lopsided. The affluent group spent much of 2020 working from home, largely insulated from mass unemployment and socking away the lion’s share of what Bloomberg Economics estimates as $2.3 trillion in extra cash that this group’s members might have otherwise spent on vacations or restaurant meals. Population-wide gains in spending power largely haven’t accrued to people with the most quality of life to gain from buying a few more things—they’ve gone to people for whom shopping is already a way of life. After taking a dive in the first months of a pandemic, spending from this group began to rebound relatively quickly as fears of white-collar layoffs dissipated and people began sprucing up their houses and yards and wardrobes. Since this summer, the group’s shopping has escalated further, even as spending among people with lower incomes has fallen off. The relatively well-off have returned to stores with money burning a hole in their pockets, gobbling up designer handbags, fine champagne, new cars, teeth whitening, and pretty much anything else you can think of. The problem with the explosion of this kind of discretionary shopping is that the same logistical resources that make this spike possible are also needed in other parts of the economy. The goods necessary to make school lunches—a vitally important civic function—might not be available for reasons that have nothing to do with how much food is theoretically available. Experienced workers and truck space and loading docks and time itself are not limitless resources. In a system asked to function beyond its capacity, if the distributor of hundred-dollar throw pillows can pay more for access to trucking capacity than a local food distributor that serves schools, then their pillows go on the truck.Currently, these resources get allocated according to little other than profit. Thinking about how necessary something is in the lives of everyday Americans, or how helpful its replenishment would be to people in genuine need, is the kind of resource triage that generally happens only after a natural disaster, and sometimes not even then. Somewhere along the line, powerful people in both business and government decided that the weaknesses that have caused the near-collapse of the supply chain are things Americans should just live with. For example, even before the pandemic, many truckers looked for work elsewhere instead of hauling goods out of container ports, because port trucking is particularly brutal and poorly compensated work. Instead of directly addressing this type of obvious problem in how goods are moved, America’s government and media so often have simply pleaded with Americans to spend more money—to create jobs, to revitalize the economy, to save the country.It’s no surprise we’ve obliged. Shopping has been marketed as a civic responsibility in America for more than a century. According to Tim Kasser, a psychologist and professor emeritus at Knox College who has spent decades studying materialism, the word citizen has slowly come to be replaced by the word consumer in newspapers and books. “It’s become more and more a sort of a default, to think of people as consumers instead of the myriad other roles that they play,” he told me. That’s also how people are socialized to think of themselves. For Americans, shopping isn’t just an activity about collecting the resources necessary for safe, happy lives. Over time, it’s become an expression of personal identity, a form of entertainment, and a way in which some believe they can effectively participate in politics—people rush to buy from or boycott companies on the basis of their public stances on social issues, and brands have begun to run extensive get-out-the-vote campaigns among their customers.Kasser points out that a person’s propensity toward materialism—which his research defines as “a set of values and goals focused on wealth, possessions, image, and status”—tends to increase when they’re feeling threatened, insecure, or unsure of themselves. Research has shown that society-level threats can reproduce that effect at population scale. The pandemic threw people out of their normal routines; it severed people from the habits, settings, and relationships that undergird their self-conceptions; it made people fear for their lives. Of course those with resources responded by getting back to shopping for things they don’t need as quickly and voraciously as they could. The structure of American consumerism ensures that buying more of whatever sounds good in the moment is the primary way most people are able to cope with uncertainty. “The logic of the system requires people to come to believe that what’s important in life is to make a lot of money and to buy a lot of stuff,” Kasser told me. Once you do, “it’s very difficult to change your beliefs.”Difficult—but not impossible. The shock of the pandemic can create at least one opportunity, Kasser said. It provides a relatively rare opening for people, shaken out of the day-to-day inertia of existence, to reevaluate their lives and their values en masse. Kessler has found that an honest appraisal of those things generally leads people to less materialism and more investment in their families and communities. In recent months, many people have already done these reappraisals in their professional lives, as my colleague Derek Thompson has chronicled, quitting jobs in enormous numbers in pursuit of better wages or improved quality of life.If you’re currently stewing in consumer hell, frustrated at shipping times and fearful of what holiday shopping will look like, it might be time to take a step back. You can stop. Not stop buying things entirely—you have to keep being a person, of course, and no one will begrudge you things that bring you joy, or begrudge your kids their Christmas presents. Some people will need to buy more or order more or get more deliveries than others, because the circumstances of their lives genuinely require it. But if you find yourself idly filling online shopping carts with mediocre sweaters or new golf equipment you won’t use until next spring anyway, you can just close the tab.As America slogs through its protracted supply-chain woes, we can be honest with ourselves about what the need to constantly shop has done to the country and our own lives. Big-box retail (not to mention Amazon) was made possible by deregulating trucking and sending manufacturing overseas, which keeps the cost of consumer goods low but has replaced millions of opportunities for good, stable employment with customer-service jobs so crappy that workers are doing everything in their power to find another way to make a living. And the personal insult added to that societal injury? As a coping mechanism for the existential problems of American life, all that spending almost certainly doesn’t even make you happy. Abundant research has shown that it doesn’t really make anyone happy, especially around the holidays.As it stands, America’s central organizing principle is thoughtless consumption, acquiring things for yourself and letting everyone else pick over what you left behind on the shelves. You can decide you don’t like that. You can decide that people—your family, your friends, the people in your community, the port truckers and Amazon warehouse workers running themselves ragged—are more important to you than another box of miscellaneous stuff. You can take a bit of pressure, however tiny, off a system so overburdened that it threatens to grind everyone in it to dust. American shopping is a runaway train, gliding smooth and frictionless down the tracks toward God knows what over the horizon. Your brakes are small, but you can throw them whenever you want.
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Wisconsin audit finds elections are 'safe and secure'
A highly anticipated nonpartisan audit of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin did not identify any widespread fraud in the battleground state, which a key Republican legislative leader says shows that the state's elections are “safe and secure.”
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U.S. Counterintelligence Center Warns China Could Gain Edge With Developments in AI Tech
Beijing could one day be dominant in health care and leave the U.S. dependent on China, Edward You of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center said.
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Housing is the economy's Energizer bunny: It keeps going and going
The housing market is showing no significant signs of slowing, despite some concerns that prices may be close to peaking as mortgage rates climb.
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Doctor on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation for booster shots
Millions more Americans can get COVID-19 booster shots after the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration approved extra doses of the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, joins CBSN to discuss mixing and matching vaccines and getting children inoculated.
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Could holiday travel be affected by airlines' employee vaccine mandate? What travelers need to know.
The CEO of United says holiday travel trouble looms because of issues over vaccine mandates. The CEOs at American and Southwest strongly disagree.       
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Movies on TV this week: 'Frankenstein' (1931) and 'Young Frankenstein (1974) on TCM
Movies on TV this week: October 24: 'Frankenstein' (1931) and 'Young Frankenstein (1974) on TCM; 'The Exorcist' on AMC; 'Rosemary's Baby' on Encore
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Emma Watson surprises fans with sustainable crop top look at 'surreal' meeting with Al Gore
Emma Watson opted for a sustainable and custom Emilia Wickstead look while meeting Al Gore at a climate event Tuesday.       
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Explosion at Russian gunpowder workshop kills 17 -- report
A deadly explosion at an ammunition disposal plant in Russia's western Ryazan province on Friday killed at least 17 people, Russia's official news agency TASS reported.
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Alec Baldwin’s fatal movie set accident recalls triple ‘Twilight Zone’ tragedy that led to criminal charges
The fatal shooting Thursday by Baldwin came nearly 40 years after actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, aged 6 and 7, were crushed by a helicopter while making the "Twilight Zone."
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House investigators target the money trail behind January 6 rally
The House select committee is setting its sights on the financing behind events and people associated with January 6, CNN has learned, including money that funded pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rallies that preceded the attack on the Capitol that day, in an effort to determine whether any election law violations or financial crimes took place.
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Democrats Stare Into the Abyss
Since mid-summer, Democrats have been trapped in a downward spiral of declining approval ratings for President Joe Biden, rising public anxiety about the country’s direction, and widening internal divisions over the party’s legislative agenda. The next few weeks will likely determine whether they have bottomed out and can begin to regain momentum before next year’s midterm elections.Roughly since the rise of the Delta variant sent COVID-19 caseloads soaring again, the White House and congressional Democrats have faced a debilitating slog of dashed hopes and diminished expectations. Weeks of negotiation over the party’s massive economic-development and social-safety-net bill have mostly continued that story, with Democratic groups lamenting the loss of programs that are being lopped off to meet the objections primarily of two centrist Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona—the same duo whose resistance to changing the Senate filibuster rule has so far stymied the party’s hopes of passing legislation establishing a nationwide floor for voting rights. Amid all of these reversals, anxiety is rising among Democrats about whether they can hold the governorship in next month’s election in Virginia—a state Biden carried last year by 10 points.But after months of steady retreat, Biden and congressional Democrats are currently engaged in intense negotiations that will decide whether (and in what form) they can pass their sweeping economic and safety-net bill. And after a Republican filibuster on Wednesday blocked the Democrats’ latest proposal to combat the voting-rights restrictions proliferating in red states, the party now squarely faces the choice that many activists consider an even more existential decision: whether it will reform the filibuster to pass that legislation.[Read: The Democrats’ last best shot to kill the filibuster]On both fronts, these deliberations provide the party a chance to finally begin posting legislative victories on significant priorities. For all that may be eliminated from the economic bill, which the party is seeking to pass under the reconciliation process that preempts a GOP filibuster, it could still encompass the biggest increase in both public investment and the social safety net since the 1960s, pumping money into programs for kids, health care, economic development, and climate change.“The process has certainly been challenging, and we’ll still have far more to do to achieve economic and racial justice,” says Sharon Parrott, the president of the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “But I think [this package] will be a very important set of significant policy advances that will be game-changing in a lot of ways.”Passing the reconciliation bill would also clear the way for passage of the extensive bipartisan infrastructure package approved earlier this year in the Senate. And once reconciliation and infrastructure are completed, many hope Biden and other party leaders can intensify pressure on Manchin and Sinema to find some way to exempt voting-rights legislation from the filibuster.“The fact that reconciliation has stretched this long has definitely been harmful to the efforts to move Manchin and Sinema on voting rights and the filibuster,” says Eli Zupnick, a spokesperson for the liberal advocacy group Fix Our Senate. “My theory, and I think everyone’s theory throughout … is that once [the White House] got through reconciliation, they felt they could expend political capital with Manchin and Sinema in a way that they could not with reconciliation hanging out there.”Democrats could still fall from this tightrope. Progressives could demand the inclusion of too many programs, even in truncated form, to realistically meet the spending ceiling Manchin and Sinema have set. Sinema’s resistance to higher tax rates, in turn, could make it impossible for the party to fund even a more modest version of its plans. And even if Democrats can solve the Rubik’s Cube of the reconciliation bill, nothing may move Manchin and Sinema from their defense of the filibuster, which on voting rights, as I’ve written, illogically gives Senate Republicans a veto on whether Washington responds to the restrictions that their Republican colleagues in the states are passing.Moreover, the evidence of history is that legislative success in a president’s first year doesn’t guarantee electoral success in the midterm elections of his second year. Voter assessments of current conditions, on the economy and the country’s overall direction, have seemed to matter more. But while legislative success hasn’t been sufficient to ensure successful midterm contests, it may still be necessary to avoid the worst: The collapse of a party’s agenda can disillusion its core voters and send a signal of disarray to swing voters.[David A. Graham: The Democrats’ greatest delusion]A wide range of strategists from across the party’s ideological spectrum have escalated their calls in recent days for the party to arrive at a budget deal—almost any deal. Simon Rosenberg, the president of NDN, a Democratic research and advocacy group, has argued for weeks that Democrats need to conclude the legislative wrangling so they can shift their focus back to the public’s top priority: containing the coronavirus pandemic and undoing the economic damage associated with it.On Wednesday, the centrist group Third Way and the liberal polling organization Data for Progress held an unusual joint press conference to encourage Democrats to reach an agreement. “There are enormous substantive reasons why it’s important for individual components of this package to be included, but politically, what will matter most for Democrats is that the bills are done,” Sean McElwee, a co-founder and the executive director of Data for Progress, said during the event. “The sooner we can get these bills finalized … the sooner we can demonstrate, to both our base and the independents, that we are unified as a party and able to get things done. That’s why there is real urgency around getting this across the finish line.”One reason for that urgency is the Virginia governor’s race on November 2. Democrats have been unnerved by former Governor Terry McAuliffe’s inability to establish a safe advantage over the Republican Glenn Youngkin in the race to succeed Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, who is term-limited.A Youngkin victory would actually fit the state’s long tradition of pushing back against the president’s party: The party out of the White House has won every Virginia governor’s race since 1977 with just one exception—McAuliffe’s 2013 victory, the year after Barack Obama’s reelection. But given the state’s blue tilt since then, a McAuliffe loss would still rattle Democrats, particularly because evidence suggests that Biden’s sagging popularity is exerting an undertow on the governor: A Monmouth University poll released Wednesday found that a 52 percent majority of registered voters in the state now disapprove of Biden’s performance, and just over four-fifths of those disapprovers are backing Youngkin. McAuliffe is winning an even higher percentage of those who approve of Biden, but just 43 percent of voters express such positive views of him, the poll found. (A Fox News poll in Virginia last week showed Biden’s approval at 50 percent and McAuliffe narrowly leading.) McAuliffe has publicly pleaded for congressional Democrats to finish their work, particularly on the infrastructure bill.Reaching agreement on the reconciliation bill (and the infrastructure package whose passage it would trigger) would hardly solve all of the Democrats’ problems. Economic unease, particularly over inflation, is rising, which some Democrats believe is the key reason Biden’s approval rating hasn’t recovered in most surveys (or has even continued falling) as the Delta wave has started to recede. No matter what happens on reconciliation, a long list of party priorities that passed the House appear doomed by the Senate filibuster, including immigration and police reform, LGBTQ equality, and gun control. And the final reconciliation bill, coming in at a price tag far below the original goal of $3.5 trillion, will inevitably be conspicuous for what it leaves out, including free community college and provisions pushing utilities to shift toward clean-energy sources. Depending on how talks with the unpredictable Sinema pan out, Biden could even be forced to retrench (or eliminate) a plan the party has discussed for 20 years to allow Medicare to negotiate lower prescription-drug prices. Sinema’s resistance could also force Biden to accept little or no progress at reversing the reductions in corporate- and income-tax rates approved by Donald Trump and the Republican Congress—tax cuts that every Democrat in both chambers (including Sinema) voted against. Those would all be bitter pills for much of the party to swallow.Voting rights, which is now proceeding on a completely separate path, may offer Democrats their best chance to heal those bruises and unite the party heading into 2022.[Read: The Democrats’ dead end on voting rights]For many party activists and strategists, the fate of the voting-rights bill is even more consequential than what happens to the reconciliation budget package. Amid all the red-state measures restricting access to the ballot and increasing Republican leverage over election administration, if Democrats cannot secure voting rights, “I think it would be a failed Congress,” Zupnick says, in a widely shared view. “It would be seen as the biggest missed opportunity and biggest political mistake in a generation at least. If they don’t take steps now to protect our democracy, the window could shut and there may not be another chance. This cannot be seen as a successful Congress no matter how strong the reconciliation bill is if they do not do something on democracy protection.”For months, activists have complained that Biden and the White House have focused far more on passing the reconciliation bill than on passing the voting-rights legislation—an imbalance apparent in the president’s priorities this week on the former even as the GOP blocked the party’s latest version of the latter. Biden, at a CNN town hall last night, said explicitly that he intended to complete his reconciliation bill before fully focusing on the voting-rights legislation—opening the door, for the first time, to supporting an exemption from the filibuster if necessary to pass it.But the party’s best chance to solve both of these problems may be to link them. It’s possible to imagine a grand bargain in which House and Senate progressives would accept the smaller reconciliation bill that Manchin and Sinema are demanding in return for them creating some exemption from the filibuster for voting rights.Manchin and Sinema, as some Democrats told me this week, may feel they already have enough leverage on both fronts that they don’t need to make any deals. But while Manchin is essentially immune to intra-party pressure in West Virginia, agreeing to advance the voting-rights bill would surely represent Sinema’s best opportunity to undo (or at least soften) the animus she’s generated among Democratic activists in Washington, D.C., and Arizona with her actions on issues such as the minimum wage and the reconciliation bill.“It may be time for Dems to start thinking even more out of the box, given our thin majorities and struggles to get our agenda passed,” Rosenberg told me when I ran the idea of a grand bargain by him. “The endgame on reconciliation is going to be very hard, and perhaps something like this may be just the thing to get us to a good and smart final deal.”In his floor speech after the latest GOP filibuster blocked the Democrats’ voting-rights bill, on Wednesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer noted that the Lincoln-era congressional Republican majorities passed the major Reconstruction civil-rights laws—including the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments—on an entirely party-line basis, without a single vote from House or Senate Democrats (who were defending their allies in the former Confederate states.) “To the patriots after the Civil War, this wasn’t partisan—it was patriotic, and American democracy is better off today because the patriots in this chamber at that time were undeterred by minority obstruction,” Schumer insisted. A grand bargain among Democrats that simultaneously resolves their disputes over the spending bill and voting rights may be their best chance to uphold that tradition today—and reverse their own fading fortunes before 2022.
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GOP congressman ends floor speech with 'Let's go, Brandon'
Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., took to the House floor on Thursday where he blasted President Biden’s Build Back Better economic agenda as being unable to “pass a straight-face test.”
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Sam Neill Brings Grizzled Gravitas to ‘Invasion’
Let the new Apple TV+ series be a reminder that Sam Neill is, and always has been, one of the all-time greats.
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Ben Simmons told 76ers he’s not ‘prepared mentally’ to play
The Sixers' disgruntled point guard met with head coach Doc Rivers, center Joel Embiid and the rest of team on Friday.
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Alec Baldwin Tweets About The “Tragic Accident” Resulting In Death Of Halyna Hutchins: “My Heart Is Broken”
"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident," Baldwin wrote in a tweet.
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A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art
An African American historical museum in Virginia is throwing its hat in the mix to turn what was once a daunting reminder of the country's Confederate past and in recent years, violence, into a public display of art.
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Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids Over 90 Percent Effective, Similar Side Effects as With Teens
Rollout of the vaccine for young children could begin as soon as November, pending the approval from regulators like the FDA and the CDC.
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Trump Attorney Who Wrote Memo About Overturning Biden Win Now Calls Idea 'Crazy'
"The memo was designed to outline every single possible scenario that had been floated, so that we could talk about it." Attorney John Eastman said.
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Joe Biden pummeled by critics for claim about visiting border: 'Easy one to fact-check'
Critics pummeled President Joe Biden Thursday after he claimed he hadn't had time to visit the Southern U.S. border amid the ongoing migrant crisis taking place there.
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The first woman will be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Here's why she earned it.
Tracy Sormanti, who died last year, had directed Patriots cheerleading for 27 years. She will inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on Saturday.       
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Video of Blind Man Marrying Woman in Tactile Dress So He Could Feel Her Beauty Goes Viral
"It was so beautiful to me," said Ferraro to Newsweek. "I could picture her in my head perfectly.'
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Are you a Scorpio? Here’s everything you need to know about your zodiac sign
The gift of an actualized Scorpio is being able to show others that there is a way through the dark and that what awaits you on the other side can be better than anything you may have shed to get there.
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Exclusive--Ortiz: Democrats' Reckless Spending Would Turn Stagflation Problem into Crisis
Stagflation is coming. By many metrics, it's already here. Small businesses and ordinary Americans are paying the price. Democrats reckless spending, including their pending deal on the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, would turn this stagflation problem into a crisis.
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Enormous Owl Finally Photographed After Eluding Ecologists for 150 Years
Shelley's Eagle Owl, though to be the biggest owl in Africa's rainforests, is notoriously hard to spot and sightings are often unconfirmed.
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Luxembourg to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis
Luxembourg is set to become the first European nation to legalize the growing and use of cannabis, the government announced in a statement on Friday.
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‘Gang’s All Here’ Podcast Episode 78: Can Jets Finally Beat The Patriots? feat. Ty Johnson
Can Gang Green win their first game in Foxborough since the playoffs in 2011?
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Alec Baldwin Addresses Shooting Incident: 'No Words to Convey My Shock and Sadness'
The actor released a statement about the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
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Jason Momoa admits he was ‘scared’ by ‘Dune’ more than any other film
"Dune" fans went wild for his bulging muscles and signature smirk.
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American Trapped in Afghanistan Pleads to Biden: 'I Am Begging You to Get Us Home'
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife.
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Arch Manning avoids social media as recruitment heats up: 'I don't really feel like dealing with all of that'
Arch Manning is a highly sought-after high school quarterback recruit from the class of 2023, and he’s coming down to the very end of his recruiting trips to some of the best college programs.
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Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies
The Ethiopian government launched an airstrike Friday on the capital of the northern Tigray region, and residents in a city in the neighboring Amhara region said people there were taking flight from intensifying fighting.
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Battle intensifies in Ethiopia's Tigray region
The Ethiopian government launched an airstrike Friday on the capital of the northern Tigray region, and residents in a city in the neighboring Amhara region said people there were taking flight from intensifying fighting.
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Alec Baldwin says he's cooperating with investigation of fatal shooting on 'Rust' set
'Rust' star and producer Alec Baldwin, who fired a weapon that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, addresses the incident Friday via Twitter.
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Luxembourg to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis
Luxembourg is set to become the first European nation to legalize the growing and use of cannabis, the government announced in a statement on Friday.
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Jerome Powell says supply chain pressures will last ‘likely well into next year.’
The Federal Reserve chair acknowledged that supply chain snarls that are pushing prices higher may last longer than policymakers had bargained for.
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Poland’s Attacks on Rule of Law Leave Europe at Odds With Itself
E.U. leaders are facing an increasingly urgent question: What to do with a member that repeatedly violates a core principle, but refuses to leave the club?
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Why Democrats are in such a rush to get their social safety net bill passed
Washington often can’t agree on anything until the last minute. So what deadline is suddenly moving Democrats to find a way forward?
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Why Democrats are in such a rush to get their social safety net bill passed
Washington often can’t agree on anything until the last minute. So what deadline is suddenly moving Democrats to find a way forward?
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Clare Crawley details ‘painful’ breakup with Dale Moss
The "Bachelorette" star explained that their split was made even harder with the public watching their every move, saying that things felt "icky."
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National Park Service contacts man seen hitting baseball into Grand Canyon
The National Park Service said it made contact with a man who was spotted hitting a baseball into the Grand Canyon. 
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Kamaru Usman: Leon Edwards didn't get next title shot because he 'sh*t the bed' against Nate Diaz
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman thinks Leon Edwards only has himself to blame for not being next in line for a title shot.       Related StoriesKamaru Usman: Leon Edwards didn't get next title shot because he 'sh*t the bed' against Nate Diaz - EnclosureVideo: Paulo Costa ends drama, makes light heavyweight for UFC Fight Night 196'Rumble' Johnson rips Paulo Costa's UFC weight cut disaster: 'Even I didn't make up excuses' 
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