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Chipotle is selling cilantro-infused soap — but it’s already sold out

Cilantro recently added a cilantro-infused soap from their brand store, instigating the age-old argument over the soap-like taste of the culinary herb.
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Zombies Are Humans Without Consciousness
The zombie was first a victim of a voodoo spell, then a reanimated body, and finally a thought experiment to consider when something is conscious.
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Mayor Adams on rising gun crime in New York
New York Mayor Eric Adams urged city residents to remain steadfast and not to "surrender to violence" after a New York City police officer was killed in a shooting in a Harlem apartment. (Jan. 22)      
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Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler retires after 19 years with team
The Steelers will have a new defensive coordinator in 2022 after Keith Butler, a longtime assistant coach, announced his retirement from the NFL.       
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Lakers star Anthony Davis will be a game-time decision to play Sunday
Lakers star Anthony Davis (sprained left knee ligament) has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday's game in Miami and will be a game-time decision.
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NYC schools Chancellor David Banks clears way for new DOE team
Schools Chancellor David Banks has begun clearing out the executives under his predecessors and replacing them with his own team.
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Today in History for January 23rd
Highlights of Today in History: Accord reached in Vietnam; North Korea seizes the U.S.S. Pueblo; Roots airs; Bob Keeshan dies; Johnny Carson dies.      
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Roger Stone Rips 'Despicable' Trump Ally Jason Miller, Accuses Him of 'Lying'
That followed podcaster Joe Rogan accusing Gettr, the alternative to Twitter headed by Miller, of inflating follower counts.
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AP Top Stories January 22 P
Here's the latest for Saturday, January 22: NYPD officer killed, 2nd critical in Harlem shooting; Ukraine says batch of US military aid has arrived; Wildfire along California's Big Sur forces evacuations; Former circus performer rescues neglected tigers.      
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Elections Official Accused of Murdering Her Tenant
Norwalk Police DepartmentA Connecticut government official gunned down her tenant this week over a rent payment dispute, police say.Ellen Wink, 61, was arrested Thursday after she allegedly shot and killed a tenant in her building, 54-year-old Kurt Lametta. Police say it was Wink herself who called the police about the shooting at her Norwalk building, where they arrived to find Lametta suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Wink—a local landlord and the city’s deputy Republican registrar of voters—allegedly copped to the shooting, telling them that Lametta was chronically behind on his rent, according to documents obtained by local news station ABC7,Read more at The Daily Beast.
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WATCH: Snow covers much of North Carolina
North Carolina turned into a winter wonderland, with most of the state seeing up to four inches of snow.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger 'fine' following four-car crash in LA
The crash sent a woman to the hospital with minor injuries.
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WATCH: Skiers enjoy aurora borealis in Finland
A dazzling light show from the aurora borealis stretched across the darkened sky in Finland.
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Even NFL Hall of Fame coaches struggled through learning curves
Even some the very best had to scuffle. Almost all had perfectly good reasons for being so bad: expansion teams, or teams with expansion-level talent.
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Regina King’s son Ian Alexander Jr.’s haunting last tweets
"You know that episode of SpongeBob where they go inside his brain and it’s a bunch of mini spongebobs just losing their s--t…..yea that one really hits home," Ian tweeted.
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Scientists think 2020 lockdowns may have caused less lightning
The lockdowns kept people off the streets and planes on the ground, reducing the overall level of air pollution.
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NJ toddler buys over $1,700 worth of goods online from Walmart
A 22-month-old child in New Jersey, using his mom's cellphone and accessing her online Walmart account, bought an array of furniture for the family — leaving his parents more than surprised.
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Britain Says Moscow Is Plotting to Install a Pro-Russian Leader in Ukraine
In a highly unusual public statement, backed by U.S. officials, London named the putative head of a potential puppet government but few other details.
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High-capacity drum magazine used in Harlem shooting similar to weapon of war: experts
The so-called “drum” magazine allows a Glock to hold an additional 40 rounds to the firearm's usual 10. NY prohibits their use unless you are active law enforcement or military.
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Toddler has $1,700-furniture-shopping spree while playing with mom’s phone
A 22-month-old New Jersey toddler wracked up a whopping $1,700 in online purchases while playing with his mom's phone.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Rosario Dawson in Disney+ Series ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’
The Lucasfilm show will also feature Hayden Christensen.
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Domestic incidents are highly dangerous for police officers, experts say
The two New York police officers who were shot, one of them fatally, inside a Harlem apartment on Friday were responding to a domestic disturbance call, one of the most dangerous circumstances for police, experts say.
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Guns, Catfishing and Subterfuge: Is This the Most Bonkers Sheriff’s Race in America?
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty/Mellinger for Sheriff Facebook/West Virginia Regional JailIt was 2019, and a contentious, mudslinging election for Jackson County, West Virginia sheriff was underway. In the blue corner, a Jackson County deputy named Ross Mellinger. In the red corner, GOP contender Noel Braley, an Army veteran and retired cop who had served as a deputy in nearby Kanawha County for two decades. The Nov. 2020 election was still more than a year off.That July, the FBI began looking into alleged civil rights violations by Mellinger. The investigation stemmed from a pair of civil suits filed against him: Mellinger stood accused of knocking out a suspect’s teeth with the butt of a shotgun, in one. In the second, he was accused of brutalizing a woman being evicted from her apartment, then tasing and concussing a male friend who was helping her move.In both cases, Braley had referred the plaintiffs to a lawyer he knew. Although somewhat unseemly, the tangled web of interests did not constitute any illegality by Braley, according to the FBI. But a local police informant who lived in the next county over, Kevin Comer, hated Braley for some reason and would stop at nothing to ensure he didn’t get elected, according to the feds.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Democrats double down on eliminating filibuster, court packing on Roe v. Wade anniversary
Democrats marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by warning the landmark Supreme Court decision could be overturned and urging the Senate to immediately cement the right to an abortion into federal law.
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Acosta digs in on the most 'egregious' efforts to further election lie
CNN's Jim Acosta tackles GOP efforts to sow doubt in the 2020 election results and curb voting access after the John Lewis Voting Rights Act was blocked.
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Virginia Woman Charged for Threatening to Take Guns to School Over Mask Mandate
Amelia King later apologized and said she never intended to make a threat but the school board still said it would increase security in schools.
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New York COVID positivity rate stays below 10%, Gov. Hochul says
"We are below 10% positivity rate for the second day in a row. This is extraordinary progress," Gov. Hochul said Saturday.
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Adele tears up talking to fans who showed up for postponed Las Vegas show
"I love you too, I'm so sorry and I can't wait to meet you, alright," the singer tearfully told fans who were supposed to see her perform.
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Bulls G Alex Caruso sidelined by broken wrist after Grayson Allen foul
Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso will have surgery next week to repair his broken right wrist after he was taken down by Grayson Allen during the third quarter of Friday night's 94-90 loss at Milwaukee.
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Texas Department of Public Safety officer dies in border incident
A Texas Department of Public Safety officer has died after a “tragic accident” happened while conducting “tactical operations” near the United States and Mexico border on Friday.
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LAUSD to require students to wear non-cloth face masks starting Monday
Starting Monday, students in L.A. Unified School District must wear non-cloth masks with a nose wire.
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‘Ozark’ Season 4 Episode 6 Recap: Take the Money and Run
Simply put, there’s no way this ends well.
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Mother Leads Police Investigating Child Abuse Call on High-Speed Chase, Nearly Hits Trooper
She drove the wrong way on an interstate and hit 100 mph after police responded to a call from her daughter.
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A new Bill Cosby docuseries nearly drove its director to quit. The struggle paid off
W. Kamau Bell's "We Need to Talk About Cosby" is a compelling, complicated wrestling match with the legacy of the cultural icon and alleged rapist.
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‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’ Doc Eviscerates ‘America’s Dad’: A ‘Rapist’ Who ‘Had a TV Show Once’
SundanceAt the beginning of the new documentary series We Need to Talk About Cosby, director W. Kamau Bell asks what should be a simple question: “Who is Bill Cosby now?” Few of his interview subjects are able to answer it.They all sigh. Heavily sigh. One subject makes a point to label hers: “deep Black-girl sigh.” One person just says, “Fuck,” a one-word answer to the unanswerable.But there are a few who manage to form a response. “He is known as America’s dad.” “Or a quote unquote monster.” “The juxtaposition is just bananas.” “He was someone to believe in and someone to trust.” “He wasn’t the nice person everyone thought he was.” “An example of the complexity of humanity.” Then things get a bit more blunt. “He was a rapist who had a really big TV show once.” High-profile attorney Gloria Allred is quick and direct: “I look forward to seeing Bill Cosby again,” she says. “In a court of law.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Hawai'i HC June Jones turns down program's offer to return
Hawai’i is still on the look for its next head football coach, as June Jones turned down the school’s offer Friday.
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Boris Johnson faces crucial week in battle to remain UK prime minister amid 'Partygate' scandal
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, fighting for his political life over revelations about his role in parties during strict lockdown, faces one of the most crucial weeks of his time in office -- and one that will likely decide whether he remains in 10 Downing Street, or is forced to step down.
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I caught my husband watching racy videos of other women — from our balcony
A woman is igniting TikTok after sharing a video of her husband scrolling through kinky dancers on his phone -- while watching from her second-floor balcony. 
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Rep. Cuellar, staff took sponsored trips to Azerbaijan coordinated by convicted businessman
Records show that Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar and his staff took multiple sponsored trips to the country of Azerbaijan in recent years as he finds himself reportedly entangled in a federal probe investigating ties between U.S. businessmen and the former soviet Republic.
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PBA head Pat Lynch calls for public to attend funeral of fallen NYPD cop Jason Rivera
Rivera was killed Friday and his partner, Wilbert Mora, gravely injured when they were gunned down inside a Harlem apartment.
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Chargers chairman Dean Spanos sued by two nephews
Chargers chairman Dean Spanos is being sued by two of his nephews who allege that he secretly diverted money from the family trust that owns the team.
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Chamber of Commerce Cheers Biden's Expansion of American Job Outsourcing for Amazon, BlackRock, Facebook
The United States Chamber of Commerce is cheering on President Joe Biden's expansion of a visa pipeline set to deliver more foreign competition against American professionals while cutting costs for the nation's largest multinational corporations.
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Airbnb reports that more people are traveling while working remotely – including its own CEO
To prove it's possible to work from just about anywhere, Airbnb's CEO plans to live and work from Airbnbs over the next several months.      
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Texas Trooper on Border Duty Dies from Injuries in Vehicle Crash
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper died as a result of critical injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident. The rollover crash occurred just north of Eagle Pass on Friday evening. The trooper was airlifted to a San Antonio hospital for advanced medical care where he later succumbed to his injuries.
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My best friend is stealing my baby name for her son — and she’s not even pregnant!
A woman told her friend the baby name she plans for her son only for the friend to say she would name her son the same thing.
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US policy is fueling Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis
Afghans line up as the UN World Food Program (WFP) distributes a critical monthly food ration to 400 families south of Kabul in Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan, on January 17, 2022. | Scott Peterson/Getty Images Isolating the Taliban is pushing millions of Afghans into poverty and starvation. More than five months after the fall of Kabul, the Afghan economy is on the brink of collapse, leaving millions of people at risk of extreme poverty or starvation. One major culprit: the US decision to halt aid to the country and freeze billions in Afghan government funds. The scope of the humanitarian crisis facing Afghanistan is massive: According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, “virtually every man, woman and child in Afghanistan could face acute poverty” without massive investment from the international community and a concerted effort to rebuild the nation’s economy. Guterres spoke to reporters regarding the scale of the crisis during last week’s launch of the UN’s funding drive for Afghanistan — the largest-ever fundraising appeal for a single country. The organization is requesting more than $5 billion in aid to help the Afghan people, both inside the country and in refugee camps in bordering nations like Uzbekistan and Pakistan. Prior to the fall of Kabul in August 2021, the Afghan economy relied heavily on foreign aid; after the Taliban takeover, that influx of cash ceased. Under Taliban rule, unemployment is rampant and banks operate intermittently, with people able to withdraw no more than $100 in a month. On top of that, the US froze much of the $9.4 billion in Afghan currency reserves in Afghanistan’s central bank in August — a move which has functionally cut the country off from many foreign banks and left the Central Bank of Afghanistan unable to access its reserves and shore up the country’s cash flow. Now, much of the country is facing poverty and starvation: In December, the World Food Program (WFP) found that 98 percent of Afghans aren’t getting enough to eat, and Guterres warned this month that “we are in a race against time to help the Afghan people.” The UN made the largest ever humanitarian appeal for a single country.The money will go directly into the pockets of “nurses and health officials in the field in #Afghanistan ” so that these services can continue, not as support for State structures. https://t.co/itdxTbTIgc pic.twitter.com/ulFggdLuys— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) January 11, 2022 Specifically, Afghanistan’s economic collapse means many people, including some members of the Taliban, can’t afford to buy food. In the aftermath of the US withdrawal, many Afghans working as interpreters, aid workers, prosecutors, professors, and journalists suddenly lost their positions and their incomes, and many have been forced into hiding, further hampering their ability to provide even the most basic necessities — blankets, food, fuel, and medicine — for their families. Freezing temperatures are also forcing families to make the critical choice between food to sustain their families and fuel to keep them warm in the bitter winter months. “Everywhere we go, we find thousands more people who need help,” said Babar Baloch, a spokesman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, told the Washington Post earlier this month. “They haven’t been driven from their homes, but they have lost their jobs, they have no savings, and their life systems are in collapse. They are not on our lists, but they come and wait outside the distribution sites, saying, ‘What about us?’” “Everything is connected. The government has collapsed, people have no salaries, and the economy has gone to zero,” Shahwali Khan, a vendor in Kabul, told the Post. “People can’t afford to buy now, and we can’t afford to sell.” US policy is helping drive Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis Many of Afghanistan’s current problems are intimately connected to the US withdrawal from the country last year, and the Taliban’s ensuing takeover of the central government. Since then, US sanctions and an abrupt end to international aid have wrecked Afghanistan’s economy and sent it spiraling into crisis. The US and the UN have made some concessions to allow humanitarian aid to operate outside the auspices of the Taliban; the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) granted some licenses to aid groups to operate in Afghanistan without running afoul of of financial restrictions on certain individuals and institutions in the country. But, as experts have said, it’s not nearly enough to bring the Afghan people anywhere close to the needed aid, and regardless of the OFAC licenses, the Afghan banking system is still essentially held hostage by US sanctions against the Taliban. “Sanctions are intended to have a chilling effect, in that sanctions will always go beyond the face of the text,” Adam Weinstein, a research fellow with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, told the Intercept in December. Banks and businesses don’t want to risk dealing in places or sectors with economic restrictions from the US, for fear that they’ll violate a prohibition and be subject to sanctions themselves, Weinstein explained. To that end, more than 40 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a letter to President Joe Biden last month, urging him to release the frozen currency reserves, which belong to the Central Bank of Afghanistan and the Afghan people. “No increase in food and medical aid can compensate for the macroeconomic harm of soaring prices of basic commodities, a banking collapse, a balance-of-payments crisis, a freeze on civil servants’ salaries, and other severe consequences that are rippling throughout Afghan society, harming the most vulnerable,” the letter warns. So far, however, no policy shift has been forthcoming. As of earlier this month, the US has pledged an additional $308 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan,but the Afghan central bank reserves remain frozen. While some aid is getting to Afghans via the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the WFP, those organizations often have stringent requirements regarding who qualifies for aid. In a nation on the brink, many who are in desperate need don’t qualify for aid because they don’t fit the program’s focus area or because they’re not poor enough. And while Afghanistan’s current crisis isn’t wholly caused by external factors — even without sanctions by the US and its allies, the Taliban’s inability to manage the bureaucracy of government would have created issues, as would the pandemic and a severe drought that began in June last year — US actions do play a substantial role. The chilling effect of sanctions is keeping businesses and banks from actually engaging with the economy. As House Democrats pointed out in their letter last month, relatively simple steps — like issuing letters to international businesses assuring them that they are not violating US sanctions — could help alleviate the crisis and shore up the Afghan private sector, but Treasury has yet to do so. “Restoring a minimally functioning public sector and stopping Afghanistan’s economic free-fall will require lifting restrictions on ordinary business and easing the prohibition on assistance to or through the government,” Laurel Miller, director of the International Crisis Group’s Asia program, wrote in a New York Times op-ed this month. “Without that, there’s little hope that humanitarian aid can be more than a palliative.” Humanitarian aid, at least on a large, international scale, doesn’t seem to be forthcoming, either; the UN’s Financial Tracking Service shows less than $29 million of the $4.4 billion needed to keep Afghanistan from disaster has been funded so far. In the meantime, however, the Taliban will hold talks this coming week with Western nations, including Norway, Britain, the US, Italy, France, and Germany,about humanitarian aid. The talks should not be seen as a legitimization of Taliban rule, Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt stressed to AFP on Friday, “but we must talk to the de facto authorities in the country. We cannot allow the political situation to lead to an even worse humanitarian disaster.” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths echoed that sentiment in his initial call for donations last week, saying that unless the Afghan economy can recover and begin to provide for people, the crisis will only worsen. Without aid, Griffiths said, “next year we’ll be asking for $10 billion.”
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UFC books Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa again, set for April 23
A key matchup in the UFC women's flyweight division is back on the books after a failed first attempt.       Related StoriesUFC books Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa again, set for April 23 - EnclosureUFC 270 'Embedded,' No. 6: 'Nice bling bling'Angela Hill's impersonation of Detroit Urban Survival Training guy will have you laughing 
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Poll: Americans Give Sour Ratings to Congressional Leaders
The favorability ratings for all U.S. congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are underwater, an Economist/YouGov survey released this week found.
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My daughter uninvited me from her wedding because I joked about her being jealous of her sister
A concerned mom explained that her oldest daughter had banned her from her wedding because she accused her of being jealous of her sister and said she "may as well make her wedding dress green."
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