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Who Is Snowstorm on 'The Masked Singer'? Comedian Revealed Ahead of Finale

The Snowstorm costume has just missed out on 'The Masked Singer' season eight grand finale, but one of the judges had their prediction proved correct.
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14-year-old boy shot dead while walking with friend on Bronx street
The teenager and a friend were walking in Fordham Heights when two gunmen jumped out from behind a car, sources told The Post.
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Knicks keep finding ways to lose the tight games
Here is the problem with professional sports: The Knicks’ recent play simply hasn’t been good enough.
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Battle for Bakhmut Shows Russia 'Failed to Learn' From Losses: ISW
Russia could mount a six-month-long bloody battle with countless losses, all for a railroad and roadway hub.
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Joe and Jill Biden dine out with the Macrons at pricey DC restaurant
“Welcoming some friends to town,” a tweet read from the 80-year-old president’s Twitter account Wednesday that included a photo of the two power couples sitting at a table in the restaurant with a window view. 
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Victims' families urge love, kindness as University of Idaho campus mourns
Relatives of four slain University of Idaho classmates urged hundreds of students to raise their eyes from grief and focus on love and the future.
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Elon Musk Claims Neuralink Will Put Brain Chips in Humans in 6 Months
Jakub Porzycki / GettyNeuralink, the neurotech startup spearheaded by Chief Twit Elon Musk, held their much-ballyhooed and oft-delayed tech demo on Wednesday night—promising a lot while showing little in the way of progress towards their lofty promises.Musk was joined on stage by numerous Neuralink engineers and researchers to explain the technology they’ve been working on for the past few years. This included the N1 link, the company’s wireless brain-computer interface (BCI); and the R1, a robot that the company said would be able to implant an N1 in a human brain. The bot was present at the event conducting a simulated surgery on a dummy while presentations occurred.The team also announced that the N1 chip was capable of being wirelessly charged, which would be a massive improvement in most current BCI technology which typically requires the devices to be tethered.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Retired Atlantic City police officer kills ex-girlfriend in murder-suicide
“Erin left behind two beautiful children that are tasked with unthinkable decisions and expenses,” a GoFundMe post stated. 
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'Superficial' Mom Slammed for Slighting 'Poor' Nephew With Cheap Gift
"Christmas is not about how much other people can give you and you're punishing a child for the perceived flaws of his parents?" one commenter questioned.
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Closing arguments begin in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape trial
"In a word, he was powerful, and he held that power to prey on women, to silence women. He used that power without the consequences of his predatory behavior."
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Rose Bowl clears way for College Football Playoff expansion
Expanding the College Football Playoff is expected to bring in an extra $450 million in gross revenue over the final two years of the current contract.
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Mistrial declared after jurors deadlocked in Danny Masterson rape trial
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge declared a mistrial in the rape trial of actor Danny Masterson on Wednesday after jurors remained deadlocked, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
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Video shows woman being attacked in Mexico before being killed
A video circulating online shows a fight between a woman and Shanquella Robinson, the woman killed while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas with friends. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.
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Man Said Woman 'Just Wanted a Free Meal' After She Wouldn't Sleep With Him
"No one should feel pressured to sleep with someone for a meal," one user commented.
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11/30: Red and Blue
Democrats make final pushes in lame duck Congress; Prince William and Kate arrive in Boston
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UFC free fight: Sergei Pavlovich steamrolls Derrick Lewis in 55 seconds
Ahead of his pivotal clash with Tai Tuivasa, relive Sergei Pavlovich's finish of Derrick Lewis at UFC 277.      Related StoriesTai Tuivasa explains why he's not interested in fighting at UFC 284 in AustraliaAmanda Ribas: UFC on ESPN 42 matchup with Tracy Cortez 'is a fight of the smart fighters'Bryan Barberena thankful with UFC for big-name matchups: 'I'm a huge fan of all of these guys' - Enclosure 
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Yale University sued over discriminating against students with mental health disabilities
Students of Yale University sued the university Wednesday, accusing the school of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities.       
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Huge trade partner and 'systemic rival.' Europe has a China problem
Europe is becoming increasingly reliant on China for trade, and many of its top companies are eager to invest in the world's second biggest economy despite the disruption caused by Covid lockdowns.
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WATCH: Lion cubs orphaned during war in Ukraine arrive at Minnesota animal sanctuary
Lion cubs orphaned during the war in Ukraine have arrived safely at a Minnesota animal sanctuary that has pledged to give them a permanent home.
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As Elon Musk fights censorship, states take aim at Anthony Fauci, Big Tech
“What’s become clear in this lawsuit and in Dr. Fauci’s deposition,” he said Wednesday, “is that when Fauci speaks, Big Tech ­censors.”
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‘Love Is Blind’ star SK says he had casual relationships with other women amid cheating claims
“SK” and Ross called it quits earlier this month after two women accused him of cheating. The pair met while filming Season 3 of the hit Netflix series.
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Phil Mickelson’s LIV move helped make PGA Tour players tons of money
Phil Mickelson shook the PGA Tour tree. The result has been hundreds of millions of dollars the PGA Tour claimed it didn’t have being added to purses.
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Ohio drivers, police grab mystery cash dumped on highway, causing traffic jams
A mysterious flurry of money flew across an Ohio highway Tuesday afternoon and drivers caused traffic jams as they attempted to snatch as many bills as they could, WHIO TV reported.
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Wizards have no answers for Kevin Durant in loss to Nets
Kristaps Porzingis has 27 points and a career-high 19 rebounds but Washington could not stop the former MVP, who scored 39 to lead Brooklyn to a 113-107 win.
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The mesmerizing spectacle of a Sam Bankman-Fried interview
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried speaks virtually during his first public interview at the elite New York Times DealBook Summit in New York on Wednesday. | Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images “I’ve had a bad month,” said the former CEO of the fallen crypto exchange FTX, speaking at the DealBook Summit. Sam Bankman-Fried — the 30-year-old dethroned billionaire who fell from grace last month with the bankruptcy of his cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, and revelations of missing customer funds — was notably fidgety, hemmed and hawed over his answers, and seemed at times to martyr himself in much anticipated first public interview since his company, valued to be worth at least $32 billion, simply imploded. “I’ve had a bad month,” Bankman-Fried said at one point, an understatement that drew a burst of laughter from the audience at the New York Times’s DealBook Summit, an annual elite conclave of global corporate leaders, investors, politicians, and celebrities. The former wunderkind CEO, who had graced magazine covers, mingled with Washington power players, and funded philanthropic causes before the stunning collapse of his exchange, told the New York Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin that he was down to one last credit card and about $100,000 in a bank account. He also said that his lawyers didn’t think it was a good idea for him to be speaking. Bankman-Fried said he was being given the “classic advice — don’t say anything. Recede into a hole.” “I think I have a duty to talk to people,” he said. “I have a duty to explain what happened.” What happened was the astonishing collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange Bankman-Fried founded, sending shock waves through not only financial and crypto circles but political and philanthropic ones as well. The company, currently in bankruptcy proceedings, is being investigated by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the Wall Street Journal. At least $1 billion in FTX customer funds appears to be missing. Bankman-Fried, who had been seen as a rare billionaire serious about using his wealth to improve the world following a philosophy known as effective altruism, has now left philanthropic organizations to which he committed money grappling with funding gaps. FTX’s ruin has led to “crypto contagion” in the rest of the industry, ushering in widespread instability: BlockFi, a crypto lending company that FTX bailed out in July, also filed for bankruptcy this week, and the crypto exchange Kraken announced that it will lay off 30 percent of its workforce. (Disclosure: This August, Bankman-Fried’s philanthropic family foundation, Building a Stronger Future, awarded Vox’s Future Perfect a grant for a 2023 reporting project. That project is now on pause.) Bankman-Fried did not attend Wednesday’s event in person but was interviewed virtually from the Bahamas, where he’s been based since late 2021. When he came into view around 5 pm, his demeanor was subdued, compared with the fast-talking, frenetic energy he is known for during public appearances. In introducing Bankman-Fried, Sorkin pulled no punches: “The generous view is that you are a young man who made a series of terrible, terrible, very, very bad decisions. The less generous view is that you have committed a massive fraud.” Bankman-Fried’s answers seemed to push for the more generous read, but their vagueness failed to dispel the less kind perceptions the public holds. Bankman-Fried, who is well known for his unusual aesthetic — he loved to wear baggy shirts and shorts that communicated a kind of asceticism — wore a loose-fitting plain black T-shirt and sat in an unremarkable room with little more than a houseplant visible in a corner. At various points in the roughly hour-long Q&A, his body language was hunched, his head and gaze lowered as he answered a barrage of difficult questions from Sorkin, including where FTX customers’ money had gone, whether employees had used drugs, what he had told his Stanford law professor parents, and what he saw for his future. At one point, Sorkin referenced a letter he received from someone who accused the former billionaire of stealing about $2 million from him, asking why Bankman-Fried had “decided to steal my life savings.” Did Bankman-Fried think what he did was fraud? Bankman-Fried’s head hung as Sorkin read the letter. “I’m deeply sorry about what happened,” he said before quickly adding that, “to his knowledge,” FTX’s US platform was “fully solvent.” Moments earlier, he said, “I didn’t ever try to commit fraud on anyone.” Bankman-Fried appeared remarkably calm for a man some are comparing to Elizabeth Holmes and Bernie Madoff. He was repeatedly apologetic but maintained that he didn’t know the details of exactly what had happened and why — only that he had failed in his duty as the CEO of FTX, while emphasizing a lack of oversight and poor risk management. When Sorkin mentioned allegations that employees at FTX had used drugs, Bankman-Fried characterized himself as an innocent: “I had my first sip of alcohol after my 21st birthday,” he said, and said that FTX did not have wild parties, and that if there were parties, employees played board games. The DealBook Summit is a self-described space for “unguarded conversations about business, culture, and politics.” It’s set up as an elite gathering of people with the influence to shape the worlds of finance, business, and politics; a regular ticket has a $2,499 price tag. Among the panoply of famous names in attendance this year were Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. It has typically been a friendly stage for business leaders, and past interviewees include Elon Musk as well as venture capitalist and Republican megadonor Peter Thiel, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, and Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. Last year’s virtual summit, however, invited disgraced WeWork founder Adam Neumann for his first interview about two years after the corporate scandal that tarnished his reputation. Unlike Neumann, Bankman-Fried did not wait two years after his public immolation to do an interview, and it seems he isn’t loath to attract more attention. Since FTX’s collapse, and since allegations of fraud surfaced a few weeks ago, Bankman-Fried has been uncommonly talkative on Twitter and with journalists. He was bewilderingly candid in a Twitter DM interview with Vox journalist Kelsey Piper, pulling back the curtain on the kind of reputation-polishing that, as Bankman-Fried implies, all powerful people — including himself — engage in. In his DMs, the mask of his image as a thoughtful philanthropist and diplomatic crypto spokesperson slipped; he said bluntly, on the issue of crypto regulation, “fuck regulators” and espoused the view that the world cared more about who they perceived as “winners” than people who were actually ethical. Bankman-Fried attempted to clarify and soften some of the comments in that interview at the DealBook Summit, saying that he genuinely cared about important issues such as animal welfare and pandemic prevention. But he stood firm on the idea that “doing good” was often a PR game that companies played. “There’s a bunch of bullshit that regulated companies do,” he said. “It’s just a PR campaign masquerading as do-gooderism.” He acknowledged that he, too, had participated in such PR campaigns. “Yeah. We all did.” After Bankman-Fried’s Vox interview, the current CEO of FTX, John Ray III (who helped restructure Enron when it went bankrupt), released a terse reminder on Twitter that Bankman-Fried no longer spoke on behalf of the company. On Wednesday, however, Bankman-Fried had plenty to say about FTX. Sorkin pressed him on the specifics of what had happened and what he had known, asking him early about whether there had been a commingling of funds between FTX and the trading firm Bankman-Fried had founded, Alameda Research. Alameda has been accused of borrowing FTX customers’ funds. “I didn’t knowingly commingle funds,” Bankman-Fried replied. He said he realized belatedly that FTX client money and Alameda money had been tied together “substantially more” than he would have wanted it to be. As Bankman-Fried continued to repeat that he hadn’t been aware of the true financials of both companies, Sorkin was blunt: “But, Sam, I think the question is whether you were supposed to have access to these [customer] accounts to begin with.” Bankman-Fried avoided that question, insisting again that he had little involvement in Alameda. Bankman-Fried’s presence at the summit raised numerous questions: Does hearing from a disgraced business leader on such a large stage help the public get closer to the truth about what happened? Or does it hand back some control to a powerful person, allowing them to prune their public image and inject an exculpatory spin on the unfolding narrative of FTX and of Bankman-Fried himself? When asked whether he had been honest during the interview, Bankman-Fried’s answer was a perfect encapsulation of the vagueness and word-twisting he’d displayed during the interview. “I was as truthful as, you know, I am knowledgeable to be,” he said. And then, as if he was thinking better of the hedging, he added: “Yes, I was.”
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Jeffrey Epstein estate reaches $105 million settlement with US Virgin Islands
A nine-figure settlement between the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and the US Virgin Islands has been signed, according to the islands' attorney general.
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Idaho Student Killings: Local Police Clarify Prosecutor's Mixed Reports
Police continue hunting for a suspect in the investigation of four slain University of Idaho students.
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Aaron Rodgers says he would approach conversation of change to Jordan Love with 'open mind'
Aaron Rodgers knows the possibility is looming that he will step aside and watch Jordan Love finish out this 2022 Green Bay Packers season.      
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Students sue Yale University, alleging discrimination against students with mental health disabilities
Current students and an advocacy group are suing Yale University and its governing body, alleging "systemic discrimination against students with mental health disabilities," according to a lawsuit filed in Connecticut federal court Wednesday.
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Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving keep Nets rolling in win over Wizards
Fresh off a 45-point explosion, Kevin Durant merely poured in 39 points, helping the Nets outshoot their rebounding issues in a win over the Wizards.
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Gregg Berhalter has made USMNT a force to be reckoned with again
Gregg Berhalter, the 49-year-old, New Jerseyan who is the coach of the United States men’s national soccer team, has been in this position before.
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Federal appeals court keeps Biden student loan forgiveness plan on pause in latest ruling
The decision will likely be appealed to the Supreme Court, which is already considering another challenge to Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.       
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Families of three Americans who died of suspected CO poisoning in Mexico City suing Airbnb
Kandace Florence and Jordan Marshall, both 28, and Courtez Hall, 33, were found dead inside the vacation rental after they traveled to Mexico to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in October.
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McCarthy demands January 6 committee preserve all records and vows to hold hearings next year
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter to the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, on Wednesday demanding that it preserve all records and transcripts and vowing to hold hearings next year on the security failures that led to the US Capitol breach.
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Knicks’ upset bid falls short in loss to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks
This time, it wasn’t a superstar who did the Knicks in. This time, it was a member of the supporting cast who drove the stake through their heart.
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'River of blood': Foxconn employee describes violent protests in China
Video obtained by CNN shows violence in China at Foxconn, the world's largest iPhone factory. Workers are protesting unfair treatment, dirty living conditions, and chaotic Covid rules, as CNN's Selina Wang reports.
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Former Hunter Biden business partner snagged jobs in Trump, Biden administrations
A senior adviser at a business firm founded by the president’s embattled son Hunter Biden landed Commerce Department appointments under both the Trump and Biden administrations. 
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Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ called ‘racist’ for casting black actors as bullies
"Whoever thought making the Black man as the owner of a pilgrim amusement park is literally going to hell," one astonished viewer tweeted.
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Rose Bowl agrees to clear way for College Football Playoff expansion
Rose Bowl game organizers informed College Football Playoff officials they are willing to alter agreements, clearing the way for the CFP to expand to 12 teams.
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What to know about the Sparks' 2023 schedule
The Sparks' Curt Miller era will open on May 19 against the Phoenix Mercury, as the WNBA released its regular-season schedules Wednesday.
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Alex Hall speaks out on relationship with ‘Selling the OC’ co-star Tyler Stanaland
Hall, 33, and Stanaland, also 33, sparked romance rumors back in September after they were spotted getting cozy while at dinner with some friends.
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Rangers hang on against Senators to snap three-game skid
The Rangers built a lead and defended it as if their season depended on it in this game against the Senators.
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DOJ will hold accountable "those responsible for crimes" related to Jan. 6, AG says
A Washington, D.C., jury on Tuesday convicted Oath Keepers leaders Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs of seditious conspiracy.
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11/30: CBS News Prime Time
John Dickerson reports on the deal to avert a nationwide rail strike, why a top economist believes the U.S. will enter a recession in 2023, and New York City's plan to hospitalize more people deemed mentally ill.
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Sam Bankman-Fried Made Another Risky Bet That Didn’t Quite Go as Planned
It was just a live interview with the New York Times. What could go wrong?
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Mena Suvari says she struggles with postpartum depression 'every day' more than a year after giving birth
Mena Suvari opened up about her constant postpartum depression in a podcast episode that aired Wednesday, saying she struggles with it every day since giving birth in 2021.
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MMA Junkie's Fight of the Month for November: Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler meets the hype
With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best fights from November 2022.      Related StoriesMMA Junkie's 'Fight of the Month' for November: A lightweight war for the agesMMA Junkie's 'Fight of the Month' for November: UFC newcomers go to war 
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House committee receives Trump's federal tax returns. Here's what they could reveal
The House Ways and Means Committee now has six years of Donald Trump's federal tax returns. CNN's John Berman speaks with Trump biographer David Cay Johnston about what they could reveal about the former president.
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MSNBC's Katyal: Oath Keepers' Conviction 'Increasing Chances' Trump Prosecuted for January 6 Crimes
MSNBC legal analyst Neal Katyal said Wednesday on MSNBC's "The Beat" that the Oath Keepers' conviction for seditious conspiracy in connection with the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot increases the likelihood former President Donald Trump will be prosecuted.
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