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'Reassuringly retro': It may not be formal, but Joe Biden isn't giving up his favorite sunglasses at official functions
Joe Biden's shades are such a part of his political persona that, in a break with presidential protocol, he is donning them for White House events.       
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Smoke rises from chemical plant fire in Paris suburb
Smoke rises into the sky at a chemical plant in Bezons, France outside of Paris on May 13. Fire crews shut off gas in the area. @Relaxxx_JR via Storyful      
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McGregor 'sad' about Halston backlash
Ewan McGregor says he's upset that the family of Halston have expressed reservations about him playing the late fashion designer in director Daniel Minahan's new Netflix series. (May 13)      
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'Stop the Spending Spree': Fiscal conservatives mobilize to block Biden's jobs and families plans
Can Americans for Prosperity generate the kind of opposition to President Joe Biden's big spending bills that roiled lawmakers' districts during the health care debate?       
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From NASA to YouTube: Mark Rober's mission to take on porch pirates, squirrels and science
Former NASA engineer Mark Rober is having a blast by taking on porch pirates with glitter and smelly spray. He and his glitterbombs are a YouTube hit.      
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Corporal punishment is still common in American schools. Here's why it should be banned.
Incidents like the Florida case in which a school principal paddled a 6-year-old student still happen every day in classrooms across the country.      
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A key Biden judicial nominee is poised for confirmation. Here's why that may matter for the Supreme Court.
Senate Republicans are taking a cautious approach to President Biden's judicial nominees, even though one of them may be bound for the Supreme Court.       
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Deadly violence across Israel-Gaza border
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and Palestinian rocket fire toward Israel continued on Thursday as fighting between Jews and Arabs rages in Israeli cities. (May 13)      
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CDC recommends Pfizer's vaccine for kids as young as 12; additional cases of blood clots linked to J&J vaccine: Live COVID-19 updates
Children as young as 12 can expect to start getting Pfizer's vaccine Thursday in many states, calls for Olympic cancellation and more COVID updates,       
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How can you compare the 9/11 attacks and the Jan. 6 insurrection? That's crazy, right?
The Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump is like throwing gasoline on a fire. It guarantees further violence.       
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What Elise Stefanik's rise says about the new GOP: Trump rules. Ideology? Fugetaboutit.
Losing presidential candidates typically fade away. Not Trump, the force behind Cheney's fall and Stefanik's rise, launching a new face of the GOP.      
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Apple and Google totally control what you do on your smartphones. We need fair rules.
Their stranglehold on the app market and smartphones means customers are losing money and choices. We must make sure third-party apps can compete.       
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With Liz Cheney removed as House GOP chair, what's next?
The first order of business will be to replace Cheney, and it looks like Rep. Elise Stefanik will step into that role.       
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Conservation rescues pandemic-hit oyster farmers
Pandemic-hit oyster farmers are rescued by a program that buys and deploys surplus stock onto depleted shellfish reefs to provide habitat for fish, protect shorelines from erosion and filter out pollutants and excess nutrients from the water. (May 13)      
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Reparations urged at colleges for slavery, racism
Students and community activists from New England to the Deep South are demanding their colleges take more ambitious steps to atone for past sins amid the nation's latest racial reckoning. (May 13)      
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Colo. program aims to combat increased drag racing
Denver police are shifting gears to tackle the problem of increased street racing during the pandemic through a renewed push for their "Take it to the Track" event, which provides a safe, controlled venue for those who have the need for speed. (May 13)      
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Nurses vaccinate isolated residents in their homes
Health officials in California and other states are ramping up efforts to find and vaccinate isolated residents who want the COVID-19 vaccine but have difficulty leaving their homes because of physical disability or other health issues. (May 11)      
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Five worst games on 2021 NFL schedule: Avert your eyes from these duds
Everyone knows the marquee matchups that await the NFL in 2021. But there are several games that even diehards will have a difficult time watching.      
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'I don't care that I'm overpaying': Houses are selling over asking price. Here's how to win a real estate bidding war.
The real estate market continued to break historic records in April, as home prices rose 21% YoY and the median home-sale price soared to $348,500.      
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LA Lakers unveil 2019-20 NBA championship banner while LeBron James and Anthony Davis nurse injuries
With about 4,000 fans in attendance, LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers unveil their 2019-20 NBA championship banner at Staples Center.       
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UFC Fight Night 188 poster released for Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt
Check out the poster for UFC Fight Night 188: Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt.       Related StoriesUFC Fight Night 188 poster released for Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt - EnclosureNot wanting to dwell on skid, Rogerio Bontorin glad he got quick turnaround at UFC 262Not wanting to dwell on skid, Rogerio Bontorin glad he got quick turnaround at UFC 262 - Enclosure 
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NFL schedule overreactions: Tom Brady's return to New England will be tense
SportsPulse: We now know the 'when'. Mackenzie Salmon overreacts to the biggest storylines from the NFL's schedule release.      
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Colonial Pipeline shutdown: Expect fuel shortages to go away by Memorial Day, expert says
Colonial Pipeline will likely resume over the next two days, but consumers may have to wait longer in line, experts say.       
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2021 NFL schedule
The complete schedule for the 2021 NFL season has been revealed. Check out the week-by-week slate for all 18 weeks of the season.      
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Today in History for May 13th
Highlights of this day in history: Pope John Paul II shot; English colonists arrive at what becomes Jamestown; Winston Churchill gives his first speech as British prime minister; The U.S. declares war on Mexico; Singer Stevie Wonder born. (May 13)      
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Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises booked for UFC Fight Night on July 17
Islam Makhachev will look to extend his winning streak to eight against Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night in July.       Related StoriesIslam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises booked for UFC Fight Night on July 17 - EnclosurePaulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier booked as UFC Fight Night headliner on Aug. 21 - EnclosureDerek Brunson vs. Darren Till headlines UFC Fight Night on Aug. 14 - Enclosure 
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NFL schedule release winners, losers: Who got toughest breaks on 2021 slate?
The 2021 NFL schedule is out, and some teams might be more thankful than others for how their regular-season slate was sequenced.      
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Ellen DeGeneres on why her talk show will end in 2022: 'My instinct told me it's time'
The daytime talk star, who just surpassed 3,000 episodes, explains why she's ending her show in Thursday's monologue, accented by her signature humor.       
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Opinion: Tom Brady, Buccaneers dealt favorable schedule for Super Bowl repeat bid
The Buccaneers' bid for a Super Bowl repeat might have gotten a little bit easier on Wednesday with a favorable setup for their 2021 schedule.       
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Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till headlines UFC Fight Night on Aug. 14
Derek Brunson and Darren Till have been going at it online for weeks, and now they'll have the chance to go at it in the octagon.       Related StoriesPaulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier booked as UFC Fight Night headliner on Aug. 21Not wanting to dwell on skid, Rogerio Bontorin glad he got quick turnaround at UFC 262Not wanting to dwell on skid, Rogerio Bontorin glad he got quick turnaround at UFC 262 - Enclosure 
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