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The Cause of the Derailed Amtrak Train Remains Unclear

Five were still hospitalized on Sunday following the crash in Montana that killed three passengers.
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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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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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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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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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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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This viral paper towel hack will double your roll and blow your mind
A TikTok gone viral is the simplest way to double the life of your paper towel roll.
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The big pandemic lesson is the one we’ve not fully learned
People's choices are key to human vulnerability.
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Alec Baldwin fired shot that resulted in death of crew member; Afghan evacuees begin resettlement in United States
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Najin, one of the world's last northern white rhinos, retires from breeding
Hopes that mankind can save the northern white rhino from extinction appeared more remote than ever this week, after scientists announced they will retire one of the last two living white rhinos from a breeding program.
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One of the world's last northern white rhinos retires from breeding
Hopes that mankind can save the northern white rhino from extinction appeared more remote than ever this week, after scientists announced they will retire one of the last two living northern white rhinos from a breeding program.
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5 Shows to Watch If You Like 'Only Murders in the Building'
"Only Murders in the Building" will be back for Season 2, but here's a list of shows to watch while you wait for Mabel, Charles and Oliver to return.
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Playing with LeBron James and Anthony Davis is Russell Westbrook's biggest career challenge
Russell Westbrook was either the first or second option on his previous teams. That won't be the case with the Lakers.       
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Wuhan Coronavirus Research Coverup Allegations Prompt NIH to Give EcoHealth an Ultimatum
The NIH demand's is the latest development in the controversy surrounding EcoHealth Alliance, the U.S. research group involved in coronavirus experiments.
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How Vox built a YouTube channel with 10 million subscribers
Hint: We had help. When Vox launched a dedicated YouTube program seven years ago, it was a team of two, aiming to create a new type of explainer video for the internet. It’s now grown to 31 talented producers, animators, and story editors, who have produced over 1,335 videos, racked up 2.6 billion views, and helped launch shows like Glad You Asked on YouTube Originals, Explained on Netflix, and Level Playing Field on HBO. Vox videos are now watched in over 240 countries by students, educators, and policymakers and have helped bring clarity to everyday questions and the big challenges of the day. This week, the YouTube channel reached a massive milestone: We officially hit 10 million subscribers on the channel. To celebrate, we asked VP of Creative Development Joe Posner, Senior Producer Joss Fong, Editorial Director Mona Lalwani, and Managing Producer Valerie Lapinski to explain how we built it, the impact of the Vox video program, and where we’re going. What has it been like to see Vox video grow over time? Joe Posner, VP, Creative Development: It’s been such a great adventure. When we started, most newsrooms were making work that was like cable news; some others were making short, character-driven documentaries that might be the kind of thing you’d see at a film festival. We, instead, were most inspired by and aiming for the kinds of things we loved most on YouTube, but making the most of the motion design and animation skills we all had and the journalistic institution we were a part of. There was, and still is, just a really special culture of collaboration and good-spirited competition on the team. I’m almost constantly in awe of what my teammates make, and it’s their opinions I’m most nervous to hear when I’ve made something new — as the team grew, our standards grew higher, too. Joss Fong, Senior Producer: In those early days, I truly never imagined that we’d have such a big, impressive team. We were just trying to figure out what a good internet video looked like. We hired people who seemed flexible and eager to learn, and from the very start, everyone who joined the team has shaped what a “Vox video” is, whether through their unique interests or their unique skills. Mona Lalwani, Editorial Director: Our team has grown consistently, in both size and ability, and our channel reflects that growth. It’s been energizing for me to see our coverage, and our global viewership, expand over the years. Vox established a unique voice and visual format around US politics and policy in the first couple of years, and since then we’ve intentionally pushed our scope and abilities to cover international stories. We care deeply about global affairs, and I hope that we can continue to push ourselves to do more on that front. What do you see as the driving mission of Vox Video? Has it changed over time? Valerie Lapinski, Managing Producer: Our official mission has always been “Explain the News,” but I feel that the unspoken agreement we’ve always had with our video audience is “We answer the questions you never knew you had.” We try to home in on questions that are floating around about big issues, but we also take a lot of joy in covering the little mysteries about the world around us, and that extends to our coverage on culture, history, science, design, and everything in between. I think our commitment to covering things like international affairs has deepened over time, but our major goal of empowering people with understanding remains consistent. Lalwani: Our mission is to provide a better understanding of the world around us. That could be a news event, an overlooked chapter in history, the most feared song in jazz, or a mystery behind a photograph. We’re fully driven by our curiosity, and I’m glad that our ability to ask the right, and sometimes completely bizarre, questions hasn’t diminished over time. While our core mission hasn’t changed, our execution continues to evolve. We’re always looking for new ways to deliver explanations, and I think that’s the force that pushes us forward. What kind of an impact have Vox videos had? Are there any examples you’re most proud of? Lalwani: We’ve seen our videos reach far corners of the world, and it’s been very rewarding to receive feedback about our videos providing clarity during chaos. Through protests and the pandemic, we’ve seen evidence of our work informing large and diverse audiences. We were really surprised to see stranded travelers watching our Hong Kong protests explainer projected on a screen at an airport in Hong Kong. And more recently, when I was in India during the deadly second wave of Covid, I was shocked to see our video on vaccine efficacy go viral on WhatsApp. Our work had unexpectedly cut through the clutter of misinformation on the messaging app. Lapinski: A recent impact that I’m so, so proud of is our coverage of the Covid-19 virus and the vaccine science. The international reach our videos have gotten is tremendous. We had health departments and organizations from all over the world asking to use and adapt our videos, from Italy to the Philippines. One of our freelancers spotted a Vox vaccine video being played at a vaccination site in Taiwan. To be helpful and relevant at such important moments is incredibly rewarding. Posner: I married a public school teacher, which might be why one of my favorite pieces of feedback is from teachers, telling us they use our videos to help them do their work. It happens all the time. I met a math teacher on the sidewalk the other day, and she mentioned she used one of our new videos in class just the previous week. I think it was Maddie Marshall’s “How the rich avoid paying taxes.” But it happens for all types of topics, both for videos on our YouTube and elsewhere. Netflix released a bunch of the episodes of our Explained series on YouTube last year as schools were closing from the pandemic, for the same reason. We’ve also had some real-world impact — one of my proudest moments as a video creator came a week after we released the “Misclassified” episode of Level Playing Field, where the lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board announced new policy that cited the show. We were one of many things it cited, but the policy clearly was — at least in part — inspired by the show’s story. Vox has become incredibly well-known for its explainer video format. How do you feel about that legacy? Fong: Our explainer video format mixing narration, archive, and informative graphics is truly a potent form of communication (and a fairly efficient production style that tolerates social distancing quite well). We have seen that plenty of other news organizations and independent video creators have adopted the format over the years, so I do feel the urge to keep innovating. That’s the biggest challenge: trying something new when you’re already well-known for a particular style and voice. What’s coming next? What are you most excited for? Lalwani: Honestly, I’m excited to be here every day. The team constantly surprises us with their story ideas and visual skills, and that keeps our work and our channel interesting — and unpredictable. On any given day, we could be working on a video about the climate crisis, bird calls, taxes, or fluffy tennis balls. So the plan is to continue to be a creative space where our journalism isn’t limited to hard news. We’ll keep polishing the range of explainers that we’re known for, but we’re also excited about finding new visual ways to provide explanations. As a team, we’re always having conversations about pushing our journalistic voice and visual identity in new directions, and I can’t wait for our viewers to see that evolution in the coming year. Lapinski: I’m really excited for our team to go back out into the world to shoot and report as Covid wanes and it becomes safer (crosses fingers). There’s so much energy right now around “What do we do next?” We’re great at explainers and have expanded to so many new outlets — what else can we do to push our creativity and leadership in the video space? I don’t want to reveal too many plans, but there are several things coming in 2022 that I’m excited for. We also have a new newsletter where you can stay up to date with all the new series and projects we have launching. Sign up here.
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Brian Laundrie was 'grieving' when he vanished, days before Gabby Petito found dead: lawyer
More than a month before authorities found the decomposed remains of Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie in a swamp near his home, he slipped away from his parents’ house and vanished.
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How the supply chain crisis is hurting Facebook, Google and Snapchat
The escalating supply chain crisis isn’t just hurting manufacturers and retailers that sell goods off the shelf — it’s bleeding into the tech world.
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Internet Backs Woman Who Refuses to Wake Up at 5 A.M. to Cook Husband Breakfast
Reddit users came to the woman's defense saying this ask was too much and the husband should make his own food.
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Dear Care and Feeding: We Caught My Husband’s Teen Sneaking Sleeping Pills. Do We Have to Tell Her Mom?
Parenting advice on asshole babies, stolen pills, and complicated coparenting.
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How you’ll know when Covid-19 has gone from “pandemic” to “endemic”
Experts say it is unrealistic to think Covid-19 will be totally eradicated. | Getty Images It’s more subjective than you might think. You’ve probably heard it by now: Covid-19 is not going away. The broad consensus among experts is that it’s not realistic to think we’re going to totally eradicate this virus. We will, however, see it move out of the pandemic phase and into the endemic phase. That means the virus will keep circulating in parts of the global population for years, but its prevalence and impactwill come down to relatively manageable levels, so it becomes more like the flu than a world-stopping disease. For now, “we have to remember that we are still in a pandemic with this virus,” said Jen Kates, director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “We’re not yet at a point where we’re living with endemic Covid. When we get to that point some of this will be much easier, but we’re not there.” So, how will we know when we are there? Is there some clear threshold or some magical metricthat will tell us, objectively and undeniably? Yes and no. For an infectious disease to be classed in the endemic phase, the rate of infections has to more or less stabilize across years (though occasional increases, say, in the winter, are expected). “A disease is endemic if the reproductive number is stably at one. That means one infected person, on average, infects one other person,” explained Boston University epidemiologist Eleanor Murray. “Right now, we are nowhere near that. Each person who’s infected is infecting more than one person.” That’s largely due to the hyper-contagious delta variant and the fact that most of the global population doesn’t yet have immunity — whether through vaccination or infection — so susceptibility is still high. (For a while, there had been hope that the arrival of vaccines would mean we could reach herd immunity — that is, when enough of a population has gained immunity to confer protection to everyone. But those hopes have been dashed as we’ve failed to vaccinate enough people and more contagious variants have circulated widely.) But getting the virus’s reproductive number down to one is just “the bare minimum” for earning the endemic classification, Murray said. There are other factors that come into play, too — and assessing these factors is a more subjective business. In general, a virus becomes endemic when we — health experts, governmental bodies, and the public —collectively decide that we’re okay with accepting the level of impact the virus has. And obviously, that’s a tricky thing: People will differ as to what constitutes an acceptable level. The multiple factors that determine when a disease is endemic The worst outcome from becoming infected with a virus is obviously death. The flu, for example, kills between 12,000 and 52,000 Americans each year, according to CDC estimates. Is that figure “acceptable” or too high? “The way I think about it, even with influenza, that’s too much,” Joshua Petrie, an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, told me. But as a society, we’ve implicitly decided that we will accept that level of mortality rather than taking measures to lower it by, say, wearing masks in winter or mandating flu vaccines. Similarly, with Covid-19, people will disagree about what constitutes an “acceptable” level of mortality. “I am not prepared to say what the appropriate benchmark is yet, but it certainly is much, much lower than where we are, and much closer to where the flu is,” Kates said. Because pandemics don’t end by a disease just fading away, & pandemics don’t end with everyone able to completely forget about the disease.Pandemics end when we decide how much death and disease we’re satisfied with. I dont know about you, but for me—this is too much death. pic.twitter.com/yRGoZ2euEd— Dr Ellie Murray, ScD (@EpiEllie) October 1, 2021 Mortality isn’t the only type of impact we need to take seriously. Covid-19 can lead to long-haul symptoms in a minority of cases — estimates range from 10 to 30 percent in unvaccinated people, with a small number of vaccinated people also affected. The symptoms, like brain fog, memory loss, and fatigue, are sometimes so debilitating that the condition is recognized as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The reasons why some people get “long Covid” and others recover quickly are still not well understood, and the path to effective treatments for long-haulers is uncertain. In determining endemicity, Murray said she’d look at the availability of treatments for long-haulers as well as treatments for people in the early stages of the disease (Merck’s pill molnupiravir, which the pharma giant said cuts hospitalizations in half for at-risk patients, looks like it’ll be helpful in this regard). She’d also consider other factors like ICU and hospital bed capacity, supply-chain issues, and whether the use of medications for Covid-19 is detracting from the supply of those medications for other chronic conditions that they’d normally be treating. “What you want is to get to a stage where you don’t have to worry about disruption because of Covid,” Murray told me. “The pandemic is over when the crises stop — not just when we get to a certain level of death.” Again, though, determining when something stops being a crisis can be a bit subjective. There’s one imminent development that makes Murray hopeful about the pandemic phase winding down in the US by 2022: Vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds are expected to be approved within weeks. “I think once we have vaccines for all ages, I’m a lot more hopeful about the control situation in the US,” she said. Vaccinating school-going kids is crucial both because it’ll protect them and because it’ll limit spread in the community. Will we get an official declaration saying the state of emergency is over? In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. Soon after, the US government declared a national emergency. Then, one by one, states followed suit. As we move toward endemicity, we can expect to watch this process happen in reverse, experts told me. First, we’ll likely see individual states declaring an end to the emergency (some states already have). This will be staggered. Some areas, notably those with high vaccination rates, will reach a reasonable approximation of endemicity sooner than others. On a national level, “the CDC may pull back our state of emergency in the US if cases remain low at some point in the future,” said Tara Smith, an epidemiologist at Kent State University. “But we still have a long way to go in controlling the virus around the globe,” she added. “A pandemic by nature is global, and while we’re doing better in the US and other wealthy countries, vaccine availability in many low- and middle-income countries has been atrocious.” The WHO will eventually declare an end to the global pandemic, just like it’s done in the past for, say, the H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic. You just shouldn’t expect to hear the WHO’s declaration anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t move forward with your life in the meantime. If you live in the US, “it’s certainly possible” your region will be reasonably classed as being in the endemic phase in 2022, Petrie said. When the time comes, your state health department and local officials will likely make an announcement, based partly on the virus’s objective reproductive number and partly on the more subjective criteria above. And until then? Rather than thinking of endemicity as an on-off switch next year, plan to think of it as a dimmer switch, Petrie told me. He plans to keep an eye on the CDC’s county data tracker to monitor local transmission levels. When his county is no longer in the red zone, he’ll start to feel more comfortable doing more public activities. We all have different levels of risk tolerance, so, for a while yet, we’ll be making our own subjective choices about which thresholds feel safe enough. “As we’re transitioning to a more endemic level,” he said, “I think adjusting your behavior based on what’s happening locally makes a lot of sense.” A version of this story was initially published in the Future Perfect newsletter. Sign up here to subscribe!
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Kim Kardashian is all business on her birthday and more star snaps
Kim Kardashian turns 41 in style, Paris Hilton gets political and more...
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Issa Rae on nine-figure deal: "Someone's betting on me"
Actress Issa Rae sat down with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King to reflect on the fifth and final season of her hit show "Insecure."
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Severe storms with tornadoes threaten the central US this weekend
As the country transitions from the heat of summer to the cold of winter, the clash between seasons will trigger severe storms, including tornadoes, this weekend in the central United States.
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Female Ex-Afghan Parliament Member Says U.S. Should Be 'Accountable' for Taliban Takeover
"As a superpower, the United States has a major responsibility and should be held accountable," Fawzia Koofi said.
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Alec Baldwin breaks silence on film set shooting
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Indiana woman charged with murder in dating app threesome gone wrong
Two people are dead after a threesome set up by an Indiana woman on a dating app turned horribly violent.
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Alec Baldwin comments on Halyna Hutchins shooting
Alec Baldwin says he is “heartbroken” as he breaks his silence following the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of his latest film. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours....
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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 was over 90% effective
A panel of the FDA's vaccine advisers will be discussing the data on Tuesday.
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Photos: UFC Fight Night 196 official weigh-ins and faceoffs
Check out these photos of the fighters on the scale, as well as their faceoffs, at the official UFC Fight Night 196 weigh-ins. (Photos by John Morgan)       Related StoriesPhotos: Bellator 269 official weigh-ins and faceoffsDana White's Contender Series 44: Best photos from Las VegasBellator 269: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson photo shoots in Moscow 
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Alec Baldwin calls fatal movie set shooting a "tragic accident"
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins​ was killed in Thursday's shooting and director Joel Souza was wounded, authorities said.
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Haitian gang boss threatens missionaries, Alec Baldwin discharged prop gun: 5 Things Podcast
The group includes children and a baby. Plus, the CDC signs off on mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines on the 5 Things Podcast.       
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Utah School District Routinely Ignored Racism, Gave Black Students Harsher Punishments: DOJ
Davis School District officials said they're taking the DOJ's findings "very seriously" and that they do not " reflect the values of this community."
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Alec Baldwin says he's 'fully cooperating with police' after fatal shooting on 'Rust' set
Alec Baldwin has made his first public statement since a fatal shooting on the set of his new film on Thursday.
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Alec Baldwin 'fully cooperating with police' after fatal shooting on 'Rust' set
Alec Baldwin has broken his silence in the wake of a fatal shooting on the set of his new film.
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'There are no words to convey my shock and sadness': Film star breaks his silence in the wake of crew member's death
Alec Baldwin has broken his silence in the wake of a fatal shooting on the set of his new film.
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With Brian Laundrie's Death Confirmed—Will Secret Gabby Petito Bodycam Video Be Released?
Clips from a third police camera showing Laundrie and Petito after a reported altercation in August are still being withheld, authorities have confirmed.
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High school girls' volleyball: Southern Section playoff results and updated pairings
High school girls' volleyball: Southern Section playoff results and updated pairings
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Biden pleads for progressive patience in CNN town hall
Don’t give up on me, I’ll deliver on your priorities later, he tells people.
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What’s Allowed on Trump’s New ‘TRUTH’ Social Media Platform—And What Isn’t
Including a clause prohibiting users from "excessive use of capital letters"
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Biden sows confusion about defending Taiwan from China
It's something President Biden once derided when George W. Bush did it. The big question is whether it's deliberate.
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Elephant Kills Suspected Poacher in Renowned South African Park
Park officials said it is dangerous to hunt illegally in the area, warning that "criminals stand to lose their lives and freedom."
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Virtual Reali-Tea Ep. 4: A ‘Pump Rules’ split, a ‘RHONJ’ engagement and even more Bravo drama from the week
A #RHONJ engagement, #PumpRules breakup, and even more Bravo drama from this week — all on Virtual Reali-Tea!
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