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Some Rich People Are Counting Their Antibodies ‘Like Calories’

Medical concierge services are offering coronavirus antibody tests as a perk, despite caveats about their usefulness.
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Tensions between mainland China and Taiwan spark debate inside Biden amin
As the alliance between the US and Taiwan grows stronger, Beijing is becoming more agitated. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
Bret Baier presses Transportation Secretary Buttigieg on supply chain woes
"Special Report" host Pete Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended President Biden's plan to solve supply chain disruptions in time for holiday shopping.
Clutch homers from Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa power Astros past Red Sox in Game 1 of ALCS
Jose Altuve tied it with a two-run homer in the sixth and Carlos Correa put the Astros ahead for good in the ALCS opener with a seventh inning blast.
Carlos Correa's monster home run lifts Astros to win in ALCS Game 1
Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve came up in the clutch for the Houston Astros in their 5-4 victory Friday night over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Clinton "doing fine" and will be out of hospital soon
President Joe Biden says Bill Clinton is doing fine and will be released soon from a Southern California hospital where he is being treated for an infection
Pentagon offers payment to Afghanistan family's survivors after botched US airstrike
The Pentagon has offered condolence payments to the surviving family members of the 10 innocent civilians, including seven children, who were accidentally killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan in late August.
Two of Africa's Covid experts are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?
Two of Africa's Covid experts are clearing out their desks and counting the hours as they prepare to take up new roles offered to them overseas.
Two of Africa's Covid experts are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?
Two of Africa's Covid experts are clearing out their desks and counting the hours as they prepare to take up new roles offered to them overseas.
Epstein Bragged About Gift From Woody Allen Before Raping Russian Model, Lawsuit Says
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyA new accuser has filed a class-action lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, claiming the late sex-trafficker raped and assaulted her numerous times from 2017 through 2019—including at his homes in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the months leading up to his arrest—after interviewing her on Skype and promising to aid her career.The woman, a Russian national referred to as Jane Doe, also claims Epstein gave her a tour of his Palm Beach mansion and showed off a broken guitar, a gift he claimed was from his longtime friend, the disgraced director Woody Allen.Doe’s complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court on Thursday, also names Epstein’s veteran executive assistant Lesley Groff as a defendant. Groff helped to facilitate Epstein's sex ring, the suit claims, by “purchasing plane tickets, sending money, making appointments, and sending various communications from New York.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Oman ready to savor 'one in a million' opportunity as host of cricket's T20 World Cup
Think of cricket-playing nations and the likes of India, Australia and England might come to mind. Not so much Oman, a country nestled on the corner of the Arabian Peninsula with limited history when it comes to red or white-ball versions of the game.
Oman ready to savor 'one in a million' opportunity as host of cricket's T20 World Cup
Think of cricket-playing nations and the likes of India, Australia and England might come to mind. Not so much Oman, a country nestled on the corner of the Arabian Peninsula with limited history when it comes to red or white-ball versions of the game.
Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend keeps borrowing money, and she feels mostly alone
Her boyfriend is having money issues but also isn't “bringing the non-monetary equivalent to the relationship.”
Ask Amy: Baby shower brings on infantile behavior
Grandma-to-be goes through with shower after mom-to-be asks her to reschedule.
Hints From Heloise: Dishwashers can clean more than dishes
Cleaning brushes and sponges are among the many other uses for dishwashers.
Miss Manners: Illness takes patient’s hair, leaves nosy questions
Reader wants a response that will discourage further talk of changed appearance.
It’s Time to Get Personal, and Nasty, With Vaccine Resistors
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/Photos Getty ImagesPlenty of highly-produced primetime segments attempting to hammer home the ugly reality of COVID-19 have aired over the past year and a half. Plenty of public officials have pleaded, and reasoned and asked nicely. We’ve heard from people who, through no fault of their own, have suffered COVID-related catastrophe due to the actions of others. We’ve heard from people who, completely because of their own negligence, have suffered the effects of COVID and wish they could undo it. There is a vaccine for the disease widely available, at no cost to anybody living in this country who chooses to get it. And yet, the pandemic persists. Perhaps it’s time for some new public messaging.We can—and should—go further. It’s time for public health vaccine messaging to focus less on what getting jabbed means for society, and more on what not getting vaccinated can mean for individuals. In other words, it’s time to get disgusting. Anti-smoking campaigns and anti-drug campaigns have used upsetting medical descriptions and imagery in public service announcements. Why not go there with COVID?On the Reddit forum r/nursing, there are no reporters in full hair and makeup standing with a hospital in the background; the real horror of COVID is in clear, grotesque focus. Nurses trade stories of COVID patients with maggots in their sinus cavities, of something called “COVID poop,” which apparently causes sores for some patients on ventilators, of unvaccinated COVID-positive pregnant women who go into labor prematurely while intubated and die before they meet their infants, who now have to spend time in the NICU for a completely preventable reason.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Justin Turner sees no contest between ‘burden’ of playing in New York and LA
ATLANTA — Justin Turner has spent the past decade-plus of his career playing exclusively for teams in New York and Los Angeles, and from his vantage point it’s no contest which market is tougher. The veteran infielder, set to play Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday for the Dodgers against the Braves, noted the...
Making a Movie Is Hard. Making One in Space Is Insane.
Audrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via ReutersOn October 5, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft flew into space with three people onboard, and docked with the International Space Station a few hours later. The crew’s mission: principal photography on the first fictional feature film shot in space.That’s right—the point of this trip was not to enable new scientific research or a cutting edge demo of new technologies, as astronauts normally do in space. Along with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, the Russian crew included movie director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild. The latter two will spend a total of 12 days aboard ISS gathering footage for The Challenge, a movie about a surgeon sent to the space station to treat a cosmonaut in orbit. It’s the first time in history scenes are being shot for a feature film in space. And it certainly won’t be the last time. The entertainment industry has finally made it to space, and it plans to stay—despite all the challenges to space travel.The technological and economic barriers to reaching orbit are so staggering that even 60 years after Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to leave Earth, space has largely remained the domain of government-run space agencies. For decades, the only people going up into space were astronauts and cosmonauts who spent years training at state-of-the-art facilities run by institutions like NASA. Occasionally an extremely wealthy guy would buy his way onto a short mission.Read more at The Daily Beast.
The Hague Is So Much More Than a Destination for War Criminals
Tom Lau/GettyThis is the latest installment of It's Still a Big World, our twice-a-month series on underrated destinations.The wind was clocking in at around 20 miles per hour, so the bungee tower at the end of the pier was closed. It was a Tuesday in August in Scheveningen, a seaside district of the Hague, and the North Sea waves were so unruly that even the surfers had called it quits. I probably should have felt relief over this (my mother certainly did when I told her), but the self-imposed risk of jumping off a 200-foot tower seemed like a welcome reprieve from 18 months of pandemic-inspired fear.Plus, I liked the idea of doing something exotic in the Hague, the third-largest city in the Netherlands, known largely for its powerful judicial institutions—the International Criminal Court and the U.N.’s International Court of Justice. It’s also still home to Parliament and the Dutch royal family, although, thanks to the whims of various counts, princes, kings, and politicians, as well as a couple of occupations and the Eighty Years’ War, Amsterdam became the official capital city in 1983.Read more at The Daily Beast.
The Rolling Stones Will No Longer Play ‘Brown Sugar.’ And It’s About Damn Time.
Kevin Mazur/GettyThis month, British rock icons The Rolling Stones—sans the late, great Charlie Watts—head out to stadiums across the United States for their No Filter tour where, ironically, they’ll be self-censoring one of their biggest hits.In a new Los Angeles Times interview with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the two were asked why the song “Brown Sugar,” which depicts chattel slavery—specifically, the systemic rape of Black women and girls—was noticeably absent from their setlist.“You picked up on that, huh?” Richards said. “I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment, I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this shit. But I’m hoping that we’ll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith calls email leaks 'disrespectful and unacceptable'
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith on Friday called on the league to release all emails from the workplace misconduct investigation into the Washington Football Team after the latest revelation showed a cozy relationship between a former executive and a top lawyer.
How Mae West’s Play ‘Sex’ Scandalized Broadway—and Landed Her in Jail
Irving Lippman/John Kobal Foundation/Getty ImagesOn April 19, 1927, actress Mae West pulled up to Welfare Island, now known as Roosevelt Island, in the back of a limo. She was sharply dressed down to her silk underwear and carrying a bouquet of white roses. When she stepped out of the limo, she smiled for the waiting photographers…and then checked into the women’s prison to begin serving a 10-day sentence.As this performance showed—as her entire life and career would show—Mae West had no regrets. She was a pioneer, pushing the boundaries of the roles women were allowed to play both onscreen and off and refusing to apologize if her behavior shocked or offended.She was, after all, the actress who would quip in the 1933 film I’m No Angel, “When I’m good I’m very good. But when I’m bad, I’m better.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Meet The Tomahawk-Toting QAnoner Terrorizing School Boards
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via TwitterThe audience at a meeting last month of the Ankeny, Iowa, school board exploded over the prospect of the board reinstating a mask mandate, with parents shouting at board members who supported the mask rule.“We know where you live!” one parent yelled at the school board members. “We’re going to stalk you!”The scene, which ended with the board voting to reimpose the mask rule, looked like so many other school board meetings across the country this year over coronavirus restrictions. But the Ankeny school board has become a larger flashpoint in the fight over mask mandates in schools, thanks in large part to a leather-clad, tomahawk-toting QAnon personality named Scott McKay.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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16-year-old boy struck in face with bullet, killed in Lower East Side shooting
An unidentified gunman opened fire on a group of people and killed a 16-year-old boy, who was struck in the face, on the Lower East Side Friday night.
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Kahleah Copper is good as gold as Sky take 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals
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Biden says former Sen. Chris Dodd would never ‘disrespect the waitress’
President Biden raised eyebrows Friday when he praised former Senator Chris Dodd and inadvertently referenced an episode of alleged sexual assault involving Dodd and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
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Canucks score twice in shootout, beat Flyers 5-4
With a raucous Philly crowd against them, and a third-period collapse still raw, the Vancouver Canucks pulled themselves together and believed the best was still ahead.
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Heroic Indiana Firefighter Prevents Person from Jumping off Highway Overpass
A heroic Indiana firefighter prevented a suicidal person from jumping from a highway overpass on October 12.
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Hughes scores 2, lifts Devils past Blackhawks in OT
Jack Hughes scored his second goal of the game less than a minute into overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 after blowing a late two-goal lead on Friday night.
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Cardinals coach Kingsbury, 2 others to miss Sunday vs Browns
Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury, quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen will miss the Cardinals' game Sunday at Cleveland after testing positive for COVID-19.
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No. 25 Clemson struggles on offense yet again but holds off Syracuse to improve to 4-2
Clemson had a rough offensive day once again but the Tigers held on for a 17-14 win as Syracuse missed a late 48-yard field goal.       
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Dodgers' Scherzer planned NLCS Game 1 starter against Braves
Max Scherzer is lined up to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers' first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win.
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U.S. pledges to pay relatives of innocent Afghans killed in drone strike
The State Department is trying to relocate the some of the family members to the United States. Ten people, including seven children, were killed in the blast.
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Upsets send Fritz, Basilashvili to semis at Indian Wells
Taylor Fritz beat No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in front of a hometown crowd, scoring the biggest win of his young career.
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Seahawks put Russell Wilson, Chris Carson on injured reserve
The Seattle Seahawks placed quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Chris Carson on injured reserve Friday, a move that will keep both players out until at least mid-November.
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Tennessee Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Allegedly Setting Girlfriend Ablaze
A Tennessee man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire when she tried to break up with him.
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South Carolina awards Staley 7-year, $22.4 million contract
It certainly was a big day for Dawn Staley. South Carolina's national championship coach thought it was just as important for women's basketball and gender equity.
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FDA panel recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine booster; Retired FBI boss finds new career driving a school bus.
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CNN contributor hits own network's 'dishonest' coverage of Joe Rogan's ivermectin use: Complete 'horses---'
CNN political commentator Mary Katharine Ham sided with podcast giant Joe Rogan, who accused her employer of “lying” about his use of ivermectin during his bout with the coronavirus.
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Jack Hughes’ OT goal propels Devils past Blackhawks
Jack Hughes scored his second goal of the game less than a minute into overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 after blowing a late two-goal lead on Friday night at Prudential Center in Newark.
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Julius Randle’s buzzer beater lifts Knicks over Wizards to cap perfect preseason
Julius Randle connected on an 18-foot buzzer beater from the right side to lift the Knicks to a 115-113 victory over the Wizards on Friday night.
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Chile: Indigenous Group Using High-Caliber Weapons Against Police
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency in the country's south on Tuesday after militant members of the Mapuche indigenous group used "heavy caliber weapons" to attack local police, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported Wednesday.
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Walter Kirn: Mainstream view of Middle America has become 'simplistic and hostile'
Novelist Walter Kirn joined Fox Nation's “Tucker Carlson Today” for a discussion on the state of community relations in an increasingly divided America.
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Bradley Beal exits with a knee contusion as Wizards close preseason with a late collapse
Washington's star guard left the game after just nine minutes Friday at Madison Square Garden, plus other takeaways.
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Vanity Fair critic accuses Netflix of 'gaslighting us' on Dave Chappelle's 'transphobic' special
Vanity Fair TV critic Sonia Saraiya is accusing Netflix of "gaslighting" the public amid the uproar over Dave Chappelle's new stand-up special.
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Texas Senate passes bill requiring students to play on sports teams corresponding with biological sex
The Texas Senate passed legislation Friday that requires students to compete on school sports teams that correspond with the biological sex listed on their birth certificate.
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Lakers staying quiet about who will start with the Big Three
The Lakers open the season Tuesday night at home but so far there's no word on who will start with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.
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Dodgers say either Max Scherzer will start Game 1 of NLCS or it will be a bullpen game
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said either Max Scherzer will start Game 1 of the NLCS or the team will go with a bullpen game at Atlanta on Saturday.
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