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The world's tallest nation is getting shorter

The Netherlands has long been the world's tallest nation -- but its people are getting shorter, according to Dutch researchers.
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Letters to the Editor — Oct. 16, 2021
The true collusion that exists in our country is comprised of Democratic left-wingers, Big Tech, mainstream media, social media and well-to-do Hollywood and academic snobs, coupled with spine­less politicians who remain silent for fear of cancellation.
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Off-duty FDNY firefighter arrested for DWI after crash into parked car
Yusbin Diaz was driving at 2:30 a.m. Saturday and allegedly crashed into a parked car while drunk, per police. Diaz has been charged with DWI for the incident. 
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Casey Martin has right leg amputated due to rare circulatory disease
Casey Martin, the Oregon golf coach who successfully sued the PGA Tour for the right to use a cart because of a rare circulatory disease, had his right leg amputated in what he told Golf Digest was always going to be “my destiny.”
Tom Coughlin toughing out severe injury helped inspire Giants to Super Bowl
Tom Coughlin was going to finish the damn game, even though his left leg was begging him to quit. The Giants, coached by Coughlin, were playing the Jets on Christmas Eve, 2011, after Rex Ryan had literally pronounced his team as New York’s finest and had figuratively announced his intentions to run Coughlin out of...
Countries in Asia are placing orders for a new drug to treat coronavirus. Poorer nations could miss out again
During the global scramble to secure vaccines, many countries in Asia-Pacific were slow off the mark. This time, they're not making the same mistake.
Nets’ Steve Nash already trying to lower expectations
The Nets may be considered the preseason favorite despite the potential season-long absence of Kyrie Irving, but they enter the year very much a work in progress.
David Bell, Purdue shock No. 2 Iowa at Kinnick Stadium
It was a tale of two weeks for Iowa.
Galaxy must make an abrupt U-turn to avoid sinking below playoff qualification line
The Galaxy hope to end an extended slump and regain the form that enabled them to win seven of their first 10 matches this season. An MLS playoff berth is on the line.
Rams plan to give running backs Darrell Henderson and Sony Michel equal billing again
The Rams hope to continue to diversify their offense by having Darrell Henderson and Sony Michel share the load against the banged-up New York Giants.
Georgia’s defense actually gave up two touchdowns — not that it mattered
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Biden leans more on Obama with White House under pressure from multiple crises
President Biden appears to be relying more on his former boss as the White House comes under increased pressure to improve the nation's economy and outlook on the future of the Democratic Party.
Series of asteroids bigger than Egypt's pyramids is passing by Earth
One 525-foot-wide asteroid that passed Earth on Friday was only discovered last month.
Robert Durst Is on a Ventilator After Contracting COVID-19
The 78-year-old New York real estate heir was sentenced life in prison without a chance of parole for the murder of Susan Berman in December 2000.
No. 1 Georgia steamrolls No. 11 Kentucky in latest proof it is college football's best team
It was the biggest game of the weekend, but No. 1 Georgia dominated No. 11 Kentucky to again show why it is the best team in college football.
China reportedly tested nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August
China reportedly tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target.
Adam Fox’s strong start may lead to big Rangers extension
The Rangers’ 2021-22 season has just begun, but Adam Fox has picked up right where he left off from his Norris Trophy-winning 2020-21 campaign and is inching closer to a massive contract extension.
Diverted planes, delays at Reagan National Airport after American Airlines plane blows tires
Reagan National Airport shut down 2 of its 3 runways after an American Airlines plane, operated by Republic Airways, blew its tires upon landing.
Georgina Bloomberg ‘pregames’ ahead of Jennifer Gates’ wedding
Georgia Bloomberg was caught drinking what looked like a beer as she was driven Saturday to the wedding of her fellow equestrian pals Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar.
Los Angeles County wants Vanessa Bryant and others to take a psychiatric exam ahead of trial
Los Angeles County wants to compel the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and others involved in a lawsuit over leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed him, their daughter and seven others to take psychiatric exams before the case goes to trial, court filings show.
Yankees’ coaching shakeup may give insight into Aaron Boone hold up
The Yankees certainly won’t turn their backs on their analytically driven process, and they might even reinforce it.
Kaillie Humphries left Canada to escape alleged abuse. It might cost her an Olympics.
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Purdue leaves no doubt in shocking upset of No. 2 Iowa behind Aidan O'Connell, David Bell
Purdue continued its history of upsetting highly ranked teams with its defeat of No. 2 Iowa behind the play of Aidan O'Connell and David Bell.       
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Officer at D.C. jail receives minor injuries after being struck by inmate
A spokeswoman said the officer was transported to the hospital Saturday.
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‘You’ Season 3 Episode 9 Recap: “Red Flag”
In which we make our case for You being ... wait for it ... a comedy?!?
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9 Rare Types of Moon to Look Out For (and What They Mean)
Blood moon, supermoon, strawberry moon and the ring of fire: all impressive names, but what exactly do they mean?
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Joe Manchin's objections to a clean energy program threaten Biden's climate promises
The key climate element of President Biden's $3.5 trillion budget proposal appears to be in jeopardy, threatening environmental goals and global credibility.
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Ted Cruz Slams Firing of Doctors, Nurses in Pandemic Due to 'Authoritarian' Vaccine Mandate
Health-care staff across the country have been suspended or fired for not complying with a vaccine mandate issued by President Joe Biden last month.
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Louisville retiring former Heisman Trophy winner and Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's No. 8
Lamar Jackson's No. 8 will join Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas' No. 16 as the only retired jerseys by the Louisville football team.       
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Native American Group Calls on Fox News to Fire Hosts Over ‘Racist’ Comments
Fox NewsA Native American organization is calling on Fox News to fire hosts Jesse Watters and Rachel Campos-Duffy over a segment in which they tied Native Americans’ struggles to “government dependency” and “alcoholism.”IllumiNative, which describes itself as a Native-led non-profit “dedicated to battling toxic misconceptions of Native Americans,” issued a statement from its founder and executive director Crystal Echo Hawk on the hosts’ “abhorrent statements.”“We are enraged. On Wednesday, Fox News hosts Jesse Watters, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and former Congressman Sean Duffy spewed outrageously false and harmful statements about Native Americans - while on national television,” Echo Hawk said.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Former President Clinton expects to be discharged from Orange County hospital on Sunday
Clinton, 75, was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday after feeling fatigued.
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Marlow: 'A Semi-Responsible Media' Would Constantly Press Buttigieg for any 'Reasonable Explanation' for Economic Problems
On Saturday's edition of Newsmax TV's "The Count," Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption, said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was absurdly "indignant" that people thinking someone in charge of running a government agency shouldn't be taking two months off during a crisis.
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President Clinton is expected to be discharged Sunday, spokesperson says
Former President Bill Clinton will remain at University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California, for at least one more night, and is expected to be discharged Sunday, his spokesperson Angel Ureña said in a statement Saturday on Twitter.
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Kevin Plawecki’s time with Mets, swing tweak helping him thrive with Red Sox
A Red Sox-Braves World Series would be a Fall Classic of reunions.
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Gov. Hochul’s drug-war surrender will be the death of NY neighborhoods
Gov. Hochul last week signed into law a bill backed by Democrats that decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes by addicts to inject drugs.
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Official Wizard of New Zealand fired by city council after more than 2 decades
The Christchurch city council is ending its contract with the official Wizard of New Zealand, who had made about $260,000 over more than two decades.       
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Former president Bill Clinton expected to leave hospital Sunday after treatment for infection
Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday for sepsis, an infection of the bloodstream, CNN's Sanjay Gupta reported after interviews with Clinton's doctors.
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‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: “It’s Not Just for Dog S***”
For someone desperately trying to outrun charges of vehicular manslaughter, Alison spends entirely too much time peering into her Jeep's rear view mirror. Watch the road, homegirl!
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Bill Clinton expected to be discharged from hospital on Sunday
"President Clinton has continued to make excellent progress over the last 24 hours," spokesperson Angel Ureña said​ Saturday.
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US Commission on Civil Rights members blast AG Garland for memo on parents protesting school boards
Four out of the eight members of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights have penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, chastising him for his recent memo regarding parents who protest school boards.
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Report: Cori Bush Defends Defund Police Push While Spending $130,000 on Personal Security, Including Cops
Rep. Cori Bush has continued to call for defunding the police even as reports show she has spent almost $130,000 on personal security.
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N.Y. health officials investigating cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases
As of Saturday, one person has died from Legionnaires, two are hospitalized and seven have been released from the hospital.
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Bystanders Doing Nothing While Woman Raped on Train 'Speaks to Where We Are in Society': Police
"Somebody should have done something...who would allow something like that to take place?" asked Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt.
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COVID-19 positivity rate in New York stays below 3 percent
New York's statewide COVID-19 positivity rate remains below 3 percent while it sits at 1.29 percent in New York City, the latest date from the state show.
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Ex-Sparks star Candace Parker fires up hometown fans as Sky close in on WNBA title
Former Sparks star Candace Parker joined the Sky during the offseason with the goal of bringing home a championship. She is one win away from a title and has Chicago roaring.
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Tim Tebow on Alabama: ‘You awoke a sleeping giant’
Alabama might have slipped to No. 5 in the AP Poll with the upset loss to No. 21 Texas A&M last Saturday, but that doesn’t mean Tim Tebow is jumping off the Crimson Tide’s bandwagon.
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Nearly Quarter of Republicans Still Think Trump 'Likely' to Be Reinstated in 2021: Poll
Even though the U.S. Constitution doesn't provide a mechanism for the "reinstatement" of a president, 22 percent of Republican voters still think Trump's likely to be reinstated before the year ends.
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“We’re done”: Immigration advocates stage walk-out on Biden administration
Frustration at the administration's continuation of Trump-era immigration policies is bubbling over.
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Good Counsel’s two-QB dilemma works itself out in a shutout at Gonzaga
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