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NYC’s murder surge is on the pols, not the pandemic — and they must act

New York City is just one more Grubhub deliveryman, one more Times Square pedestrian, one more subway commuter or one more teenage boy away from a grim milestone: surpassing last year’s murder total, after a record-high increase in 2020.  Last year, many Wise People said, “Don’t worry.” Murder was up because of the pandemic, don’t...
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How a Centrist Is Completely Rethinking How to Get Independents to Vote for Democrats
“You need to win right-of-center districts to hold the House.”
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The Pittsburgh Steelers Are in a Very Bad Place
Do they even have a plan to get out?
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Donald Trump Taunts Stacey Abrams Over Georgia Run: 'I'll Beat Her Again'
If Abrams is successful in 2022, she will become the first Black governor of Georgia and the first Black woman to serve as a governor in the United States.
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Video of Joe Biden Claiming He Never Thinks About Donald Trump Goes Viral
Joe Biden closed his latest speech with a dig at Donald Trump that has gone viral with over 200,000 views.
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Grab goes public in biggest Wall Street debut by a Southeast Asian company
Grab, the Southeast Asian unicorn, is finally having its day on Wall Street. The Singaporean startup is listing on Nasdaq through a record-breaking SPAC deal.
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It's December and it hasn't snowed in Denver yet. That's never been recorded
It's been 224 consecutive days since it snowed a measurable amount in Denver, and since snowfall records began in 1882, Denver has never entered December without measurable snow.
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Donald Trump Boasts January 6 Rally Was 'Largest Crowd' He's Ever Spoken To
The former president told Nigel Farage in an interview that "nobody ever talks" about the size of the crowd that contained those who went on to storm Capitol.
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Toddler's Bond Since Birth With Husky Melts Hearts Online
The adorable montage captured the friendship between 3-year-old Parker and his pet husky, prompting internet users to share their own childhood memories.
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IOC to Meet China's Peng Shuai Before Olympics Amid Global Pressure
International demands for proof that the tennis star is safe, led by the Women's Tennis Association, led to another video call between the IOC and Peng Shuai on Wednesday.
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New apartments with high-end amenities coming to Chevy Chase, Md.
TOWN SQUARE | Planned building amenities include a roof terrace, a lobby that connects the two buildings, co-working spaces, a clubroom, an entertainment kitchen, a pet spa and a wellness studio with an indoor weight and cardio center and an outdoor fitness patio.
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Art collective claims 2021 Turner Prize with Irish pub installation
Known for using contemporary art and activism to explore social issues, Array Collective claimed the prestigious Turner Prize after transforming a gallery space into an Irish pub.
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How South African scientists discovered Omicron and set off a global chain reaction
In the early days of November, laboratory technicians at Lancet Laboratories in Pretoria, South Africa, found unusual features in samples they were testing for the coronavirus.
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Teen Accidentally Shoots Sister Dead With Gun He Made, Police Say
The 13-year-old from Douglas County, Georgia, was allegedly making and selling semi-machineguns. He is charged with killing his 14-year-old sister.
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Rory McIlroy defends players' right to play in Saudi Arabia tournament
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has defended players' rights to compete in the Saudi International next year.
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Peng Shuai 'reconfirms' she is safe and well in second call with IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a second call with Peng Shuai on Wednesday and said that the Chinese tennis star "reconfirmed" that she was safe and well given the "difficult situation" she is in, the sporting organization said Thursday.
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Meghan Markle Scores Sensational and Final Victory Over MailOnline
Dia Dipasupil/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle scored a stunning—and final—victory in her long running legal action against the publishers of the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline today, after a judge dismissed an appeal by publishers Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) against her.Meghan was suing ANL for invasion of privacy and violating her copyright after ANL published extensive sections of a “deeply personal” hand-written letter she sent to her estranged father Thomas Markle shortly after her wedding to Prince Harry.Earlier this year, a senior judge, who is highly experienced in media law, granted Meghan a so-called “summary judgment.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Duanesburg NY stabbings leave at least 2 dead: reports
At least two people were dead Wednesday night after reports of stabbings in a home in Duanesburg, New York, about 25 miles northwest of Albany, the state capital.
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Belarus KGB created fake accounts to criticize Poland during border crisis, says Facebook parent company
The accounts, since removed, posted about Polish border guards allegedly violating migrants’ rights, Meta said.
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UK newspaper loses appeal in case against Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
A UK court has upheld a ruling in favor of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as part of her litigation against a newspaper publisher which reproduced parts of a private letter she sent to her father Thomas Markle in August 2018.
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Biden will outline new steps to combat Covid through winter months
The White House is set to announce a slew of new actions Thursday aimed at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and protecting Americans from the Delta and newly discovered Omicron variants.
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Biden to announce health insurers must cover 100% of cost of at-home COVID tests
President Biden is set to announce that health insurers must cover 100% of the cost of in-home COVID-19 tests as part of his winter plan to combat the pandemic.
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Omicron's emergence demands global vaccination, which requires U.S. leadership
What was feared in the absence of widespread COVID-19 vaccination is precisely what's happened. Omicron is a call to vaccinate the world.       
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Meghan Markle Wins Tabloid Privacy Case Even After Private Messages Exposed
Meghan Markle has finally won her privacy lawsuit over a letter to her father—ending a two year saga in which she was forced into an embarrassing apology.
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Record warmth from coast to coast
Unusual warmth for December covers almost all of the Lower 48 with some locations breaking daily, monthly, and even meteorological winter temperature records. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri tells us when December will return.
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As omicron fears grow, COVID-19 once again spoils Biden's plan to push his legislative agenda
Fears over the omicron variant are overshadowing Biden's plans for December, which includes passing a key social and climate spending package       
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With omicron already in California, here's what US labs are doing to track cases and stop its spread
Public health experts acknowledge the U.S. genomic sequencing efforts of coronavirus lagged behind other nations in the pandemic's early months.       
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The brightest comet of the year, Leonard, is approaching Earth. Here's how to see it.
A comet that hasn't been near Earth in over 70,000 years can be seen now all the way until Christmas. Here's how to see it before it's gone forever.       
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Pet names trends inspired by TV and pandemic
Rover trends expert Kate Jaffe explains how the pandemic influenced how people name their beloved cats and dogs: from "Dr Fauci" to "Siri" and "Zoom." (Dec. 2)      
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Trump intervenes in Ohio Senate primary — for himself
The former president was upset about ads in the race featuring anti-Trump comments a candidate made in 2016.
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'Gossip Girl' Episode 10 and 11 Recap: Cancellations and Cameos
Gossip Girl Part 2 has dropped the last 3 episodes in the series and as the series draws to a close, it's almost impossible to tell who will come out of the battle with GG unscathed.
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Majority of vaccinated adults say they'll get a booster, KFF poll finds
Demand for booster shots has increased dramatically over the past month, but nearly one in five fully vaccinated adults say that they "probably" or "definitely" won't get a booster, despite recommendations from the CDC.
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D.C.-area forecast: Delightful warmth today before a cooler, but still mild weekend
Our drier-than-normal pattern remains intact all weekend.
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After Michigan Killings, Questions Are Raised About Shooter Drills
Oxford High School held repeated trainings on how to handle a gunman in school. But some critics are questioning their purpose.
nytimes.com
Biden picks less strict COVID travel rules than feared, makes insurance cover rapid tests
President Biden on Thursday will announce a COVID-19 "winter plan" that imposes new international travel rules and mandates that health insurance companies pay for rapid tests.
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Americans with private health insurance to be reimbursed for at-home tests
International travelers will now be required to undergo stricter COVID-19 testing, President Biden is announcing Thursday.
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Anjanette Young Was Handcuffed, Naked. Will She See Justice?
“My life has been completely turned upside down,” Anjanette Young said. “I can’t sleep at night.”
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Biden to promote new COVID plan that includes free tests, travel rules and booster campaign
President Biden is expected to promote a plan for combatting COVID as the omicron variant is found in the U.S. and a poll shows rising frustration.       
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Phasing out coal plants worldwide won’t be easy. These four approaches could help.
More than 40 countries say they’ll phase out coal-fired power plants in the next 20 years.
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Column One: A drama professor told students they got their feelings hurt too easily. They decided to fight back
Can a university force out a professor for failing to follow emerging norms on race, identity and harm?
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Donald Trump Should Declare Martial Law, Michael Flynn Retweeted from His Now-Banned Account
In this daily series, Newsweek explores the steps that led to the January 6 Capitol Riot.
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The WTA stands up in decency, while the rest of sports bows to China’s tyranny
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D.C. street closures planned Thursday for National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony
D.C. police said certain streets will be closed to traffic from about 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Who Stars in the Voice Cast of 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean'?
The sixth part of the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" franchise was released on Netflix on Wednesday, December 1, adapting the manga's "Stone Ocean" arc.
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Soros-backed Loudoun prosecutor defending parents against school board faces potential disqualification
Loudoun County, Virginia, Commonwealth's Attorney Buta Biberaj said she does not plan to recuse herself from the legal battle to remove School Board Chair Brenda Sheridan, despite the fact that a judge disqualified Biberaj from a similar case against a former school board member and despite Biberaj's alleged involvement in some of the claims against Sheridan.
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Travel to Singapore during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go
If you're planning a trip to Singapore, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the global coronavirus pandemic.
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Investigators reveal concerns about behavior of Michigan high school shooting suspect leading up to the tragedy
The timeline of events leading up to a deadly high school shooting Tuesday in Michigan reveals there were concerns about the teen suspect's behavior before the tragedy that left four dead and seven injured.
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Michigan school shooting: Teen suspect's parents met with school officials just hours before killing spree
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