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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.
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Reunited dogs have a howlin’ good time in cute TikTok video
The past two years have been “ruff.” That’s why two dogs at a PetSmart Hotel in Ajax, Canada, couldn’t contain their excitement seeing each other for the first time in 18 months since the facility closed due to the pandemic. The adorable reunion has been viewed nearly one million times on TikTok.
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NFL power rankings after Week 13
Here is how the 32 NFL teams stand after Week 13 of the 2021 season.      
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Big Snake Found Behind Girl's Bedroom Pillows
The python was found slithering at the back of the girl's bed when snake catchers arrived.
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Travel restrictions continue around the globe due to Omicron variant
Fearing a spike in Covid-19 infections from the new Omicron variant, many countries are issuing travel restrictions. CNN's Bianca Nobilo reports.
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Bitcoin's self-proclaimed inventor wins Florida trial over stash worth $54 billion
A computer scientist who has claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin largely prevailed on Monday in a Florida jury trial over whether the estate of a former business partner deserved half of a bitcoin cache worth about $54 billion.
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Disagreeing with Trump, Vernon Jones says he's 'the only candidate' who can defeat Stacey Abrams in Georgia
Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones takes aim at former Sen. David Perdue, Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams
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Aligning anti-trafficking programs with UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals have pointed the way to stopping modern slavery in a community before it starts, writes Free the Slaves executive director Bukeni Waruzi.
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Dog Wrapped Up Like a Christmas Gift in Hilarious Viral Video
An adorable dog was filmed getting wrapped up like a Christmas present, and it is melting hearts online.
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At Design Miami, world-class designers presented a new luxury code
What luxury means -- and how it is created -- has been long scrutinized, but the events of the past two years have no doubt spurred new definitions.
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Opinion: Tony Oliva, Orestes 'Minnie' Miñoso finally get Hall of Fame vote they deserved
Tony Oliva lived to see the day he was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Fellow Cuban star Minnie Miñoso didn't. They will go in together.      
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BTS members launch personal Instagram accounts after vacation announcement
BTS fans, Christmas has come early -- members of the K-Pop band finally have personal Instagram accounts.
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Week 14 NFL power rankings: Top five unchanged, including No. 1 Packers, but Chargers and Washington among teams on rise
The top five teams in our power poll remain unchanged, but Bolts and Washington are closing in on top 10 while solidifying playoff positions.       
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Montana seeks to end protections for some grizzlies, allow hunting
The request comes after bear populations have expanded, spurring grizzly attacks on livestock and periodic maulings of people.
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Are Biden's policies inviting the next Pearl Harbor?
No one, least of all President Joe Biden, wants to see a crippling sneak attack on the U.S. But the president’s foreign policy has been so inept, the chances of that happening are rising.
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We Must Continue the Fight Against Jew-Hatred in Europe | Opinion
Where is the justice in this world when the bar is set higher for Jews than for other minorities?
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Pennsylvania's Constitutional Carry Law is Common Sense | Opinion
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to decide how the Second Amendment applies to people's ability to defend themselves outside the home, the debate in states like Pennsylvania matter.
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5 things to know for Dec. 7: Pandemic. Russia. Capitol riot. Congress. Immigration
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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Cagney & Lacey’s Sharon Gless: ‘I thought I was gay and hit on Rosie O’Donnell’
In her new memoir, “Apparently There Were Complaints” (out Dec. 7), Sharon Gless admits to hitting on Rosie O’Donnell after suddenly feeling “confused” about her own sexuality.
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Brent Venables' daughter helps him lay his fears aside about becoming a head coach
"You don't have to be scared," Brent Venables' daughter said. "You told us to dream big. Chase your dream." Maybe Venables already was living dream.       
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Biden’s Whac-A-Mole Covid problem
And President Joe Biden prepares for his call with Vladimir Putin.
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On This Day: 7 December 1967
John Lennon and George Harrison were on hand to open The Beatles' shop in London. (Dec. 7)      
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Biden-Dole bond speaks to a bygone Washington
The two former senators sparred but found ways to work together over nearly 24 years in the Senate together, and kept a warm relationship in the years after.
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How to Watch the 'People's Choice Awards' 2021 Online
The 47th People's Choice Awards, where the viewers choose the winners, will be simulcast live across two networks.
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Steve Bannon Wants Contempt Trial Delayed Until Just Before the Midterms
The DoJ believes it can wrap up proceedings against Bannon in a day in April, but the defense team argues more time is needed to prepare for the contempt case.
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Why Would Russia Invade Ukraine? Vladimir Putin Fixated on Former Soviet Republic
Policy analysts and think tanks have said Moscow is intent on regaining imperial control of Kyiv.
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Atlas 5 rocket launches two Space Force satellites
Two NASA payloads hitched a ride to orbit in a $1.14 billion Space Force mission.
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Man Beheads Pregnant Sister With a Sickle, Then Poses for a Selfie With Her Remains, Police Say
Navesh Chitrakar via ReutersA pregnant 19-year-old woman in India was allegedly decapitated with a sickle by her younger brother, who then posed for a selfie with her severed head along with their mother.The horrific murder—deemed an honor killing after the woman eloped with her fiance without her family’s consent—took place in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Sunday, according to the BBC. Both the young man, identified as Sanket Mote, and the pair’s mother, identified as Shobhabai Mote, have been arrested in connection with the murder of the woman, named Kirti Avinash Thore.“Kirti was preparing tea when Sanket attacked her from behind with a sickle while the mother caught her daughter’s legs,” Kailash Prajapati, Assistant Police Commissioner, SDPO Vaijapur told local media. “He beheaded her and brought the head outside the house. We suspect that the mother and son took a selfie with her head. We have sent the phone to the forensic lab to try and retrieve the photo. The duo then left on the bike.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Collapsed Miami Condo Units Are Still Listed For Sale
One man who lost family in the disaster told Newsweek the adverts "very painful and utterly disgusting."
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Secret Santa gifts under $25
Fox News found some of the best Secret Santa gifts around, all for under $25.
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Biden-Putin call: Analysts say US president may still have a chance to derail Ukraine invasion
With a massive build of Russian troops near Ukraine’s border, Russia’s Vladimir Putin is indicating a willingness to risk a devastating military conflict in his years-long bid to regain a sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.
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Joel Osteen Laughs Off Being Called a 'Piece of S***' In Viral Video
Preacher Joel Osteen laughed off an insult and quickly walked off after an interaction turned sour.
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Op-Ed: Your brain doesn't like uncertainty — and that will help you cope with COVID
The advent of the Omicron variant has reminded us we're in the thick of a health crisis. Here's how we can mentally adjust to this latest new normal.
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Harris to mark Maternal Health Day of Action at White House summit
Vice President Kamala Harris will mark the White House's first ever Maternal Health Day of Action on Tuesday when she hosts a summit with lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries and celebrities, a White House official said
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Powerlifter Karenjeet Kaur Bains 'found a love for being strong.' Now she wants to inspire more women to take up strength sports
Karenjeet Kaur Bains started her sporting life as a sprinter, but when she took up powerlifting at the age of 17 -- initially to get faster and more explosive for athletics -- her focus soon changed.
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'There's no one way to be Latina': Rachel Zegler does stardom her way with 'West Side Story'
Rachel Zegler was 16 when she played Maria in a community theater "West Side Story." Now she stars in Steven Spielberg's big-budget film adaptation.       
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Rachel Zegler reveals the advice Stephen Sondheim gave her during 'West Side Story'
Rachel Zegler chats with USA TODAY's Patrick Ryan about her role in Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" and her upcoming "Snow White" role.      
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Pearl Harbor 'led to a changed world.' 80 years later, a fading memory will be honored again.
The events at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, launched America's involvement in World War II and changed the course of a nation.      
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China's moon rover spotted a mysterious cube-shaped object and the internet is intrigued
China's Yutu 2 rover spotted the object on its 36th lunar day on the moon, and it will now go investigate what it is.       
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Most voters back abortion rights but are not swayed by threat to Roe, poll finds
Justices are expected to decide whether to scrap the half-century-old decision underpinning abortion rights and let states chose if they want to ban the procedure early in pregnancy.
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Editorial: Sentencing Aung San Suu Kyi to prison is just one more turn on Myanmar's spiral downward
It's outrageous that the military in power in Myanmar has now sentenced Suu Kyi to prison on absurd charges.
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latimes.com
Best of TV 2021: ‘Succession,’ ‘You,’ Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview and more
The best TV shows of the year proved there’s never been a better time to be “Inside” (with Bo Burnham) or discover untold LGBTQ stories.
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Op-Ed: Arresting reporters in L.A. sends a dangerous message to repressive governments
So far this year in the U.S., police have arrested or detained journalists 56 times, and nearly 40% of those cases were in Los Angeles County.
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Facing record labor shortages, trucking firms battle fiercely for drivers
Recruiters dangle fat pay increases and sign-on bonuses, but a big rig driver still gets little respect. It's a 'gold prison,' says one.
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White House, CNN promote Washington Post column claiming Biden is getting 'worse' media coverage than Trump
A piece written by columnist Dana Milbank went viral for arguing that media coverage should be far more positive for the 46th president.
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France elevated Josephine Baker to the Panthéon as a symbol of racial equality. Here’s the reality.
French racism was different than U.S. racism, but just as real.
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Letters to the Editor: How treating housing as an investment supercharges the homelessness crisis
Pumping investors' money into things like housing and pharmaceuticals drives up prices, benefiting the rich much more than residents and patients.
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How to build a safe fireplace and chimney
ASK THE BUILDER | Keep in mind there’s much more you need to know — and your contractor needs to know — about building fireplaces and chimneys. The actual firebox needs to be a very specific shape and size, or else it will smoke.
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Q&A: Gov. Newsom talks about his children's book to help those, like himself, with dyslexia
"Ben & Emma's Big Hit," which goes on sale Tuesday, parallels Newsom's experience with dyslexia.
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