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Famous London music venue Koko, where Prince and Madonna have performed, to reopen after fire

Historic London music venue KOKO, where the likes of Madonna, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Coldplay have performed, will re-open next spring following a $100 million revamp.
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Bags filled with pot found at Brooklyn shooting that left one dead
A 46-year-old man was found shot in the stomach and a 30-year-old man shot in the leg were found by police, according to the NYPD.
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Rep. says Hochul left GOPers who voted for infrastructure out of spending talks
In a letter sent to governor Kathy. Hochul, Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) called it “baffling” that she would exclude GOP members and says she is prioritizing democratic districts over all of New York.
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Was love written in the stars for Lindsay Lohan, Bader Shammas?
Everyone’s favorite “Mean Girl” has found love and announced her engagement. Lindsay Lohan’s birth chart shows she’s on a lifelong journey to find herself.
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Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Abandoning 4-Month-Old That Isn't Hers at Walmart
Two women were arrested Friday in connection to the abandoning of an infant, including the child's mother, at an Alabama Walmart that occurred Thursday night.
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The Fox News–QAnon Rift That Maybe Revealed Tucker Carlson Asking Hunter Biden to Help His Son Get Into College
Attorney Lin Wood of "stolen eletion" fame made the claim against Carlson as part of a spiraling feud involving the Kyle Rittenhouse case.
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‘Seinfeld’ writer reveals true origin of Festivus: It was a ‘unique’ holiday
The iconic '90s sitcom gave fans the idea of "Festivus;" a secular holiday celebrated during the Christmas season that is mainly characterized by the raising of an aluminum pole.
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South Africa probing "sharp increase" in hospitalized children with COVID
Officials say the Omicron variant is driving a "steep rise" of cases across the country.
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Jurors shown Epstein’s massage table, ‘Twin Torpedo’ sex toy during Ghislaine Maxwell trial
A number of key pieces of evidence in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial were shown to jurors for the first time Friday — including a massage table and a “Twin Torpedo” sex toy.
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Collin Morikawa gets engaged to longtime girlfriend
Congratulations are in order for Collin Morikawa and Katherine Zhu.
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Trump Lawyers Tell Court U.S. Should Take His Place in Defamation Suit to Protect Presidency
Changing the defendant in E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit against Trump could cause the lawsuit to be dropped on technicalities.
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Eric Adams’ massive transition team has many Bloomberg, de Blasio aides
Mayor-elect Eric Adams announced a 750-person team to get him set for Jan. 1 -- with many staffers previously serving at City Hall under Bill de Blasio and Michael Bloomberg.
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Psaki says cities should mandate masks indoors if COVID rates remain high
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that cities should implement indoor mask mandates where the level of COVID-19 community transmission is "high."
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Lady Gaga win New York Film Critics Circle awards
The critics group picks Japanese drama "Drive My Car" as year's best film; Jane Campion wins best director for "The Power of the Dog."
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Far-Right Activist Says His Campaigning for Governor Should Count Toward Community Service
Ammon Bundy was ordered to pay more than $1,000 in fines and complete 40 hours of public service for trespassing and officer obstruction convictions.
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Inside a Sequencing Lab on the Front Lines of America’s Search for Omicron
More states are finding cases of the new variant. Tracking its spread, experts say, is key to understanding what threat it poses.
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New Zealand to try new COVID-19 system with Auckland reopening
Bars, restaurants and gyms reopened in Auckland on Friday as the last major parts of a lockdown that lasted more than 100 days ended.
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Dr. Siegel 'confident' Biden's in good health
Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel said he was "confident" that President Biden is in good health, despite recent concerns about the president’s raspy voice.
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Triller Triad Combat medical suspensions: One fighter out indefinitely
All fighters competing on the card were suspended by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, though many won't have to wait long.      Related StoriesTriad Combat: Live blog, results for Triller eventImpa Kasanganay among four fighters no longer on active UFC rosterOn the Doorstep: 5 fighters who could make UFC or Bellator with December wins 
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CBS News poll: How often do you remember your dreams?
Younger adults remember their dreams more often than older people.
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What to See on Stage During the Holiday Season
There is plenty of theater in New York again this season, and here is a look at someone of the more lighthearted fare.
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Chinese Developer Evergrande Says It Could Run Out of Money, Prompting Government Meetings
Evergrande's creditors expect to see a $260 million payment, but the company faces challenges coming up with the funds.
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Otters Lemmy and Lila frolic in their new zoo home
A pair of spotted-necked otters, native to Africa, are making themselves at home at the Oregon Zoo. Lemmy and Lila arrived at the zoo last month and are now exploring their new home in the zoo's African Rainforest habitat. (Dec. 3)      
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Maryland homeowners burned down their home while attempting to rid the house of snakes
What started as an attempt to get rid of pesky creatures ended with an entire house going up in flames.
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Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Jeffrey Epstein had nude photos, paintings of young women inside Palm Beach home
Jurors at the New York sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend and longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, were shown a law enforcement videotape of the interior of a Florida estate where prosecutors say she and the financier exploited underage victims when the pair lived there together.
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Hero pilots keep ‘out of control’ plane from crashing for 5 hours, saving 200 passengers
The terrifying incident happened in Russia when the Airbus A321 — with 201 onboard including 25 children — plunged into a sudden dive soon after takeoff.
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Man Gets Over 6 Years in Racially Motivated Attack on Black Man, His Fourth in 7 Years
"This defendant has attacked at least four people because they are Black," a DOJ attorney said.
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Ari Fleischer: Criminals making the ‘rational decision’ to make their money in crime
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer joined "America Reports" Friday to discuss what the Biden administration is doing to tackle the crime crisis.
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Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians wants NFL to check other teams for fake vaccine cards
Bruce Arians hopes the NFL is looking into other teams, too.
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Bernie Sanders Asks Biden to Prevent Medicare Premium Hike Tied to Pricey Alzheimer's Drug
The premium increase is so Medicare will have a reserve prepared if the program formally grants coverage for the drug Aduhelm, Medicare said.
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Nevada court sides with gunmakers in Las Vegas shooting lawsuit
Nevada's Supreme Court largely sided with gun manufacturers' argument that Nevada law immunizes them from civil actions unless the weapons malfunction.
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Second Grader Suspended After Allegedly Bringing Loaded Gun to Recess
The teacher confiscated the gun from the elementary school student after being alerted about it by another classmate.
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Allergic people have nearly 40% lower risk of getting COVID-19: study
People who suffer from allergic conditions have a much lower risk of testing positive for COVID-19, according to a new United Kingdom study.
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TikTok ‘catfish’ dumped when boyfriend learns she scammed him on first date
Now this is a catfish catastrophe.  A woman’s public breakup is sparking social media mayhem thanks to a viral video in which she admits to tricking her unsuspecting boyfriend into a two-year relationship by catfishing him on their first date.  “Thinking about the time my friends and I made a catfish account on Bumble because...
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Vaccine deadline looms as thousands of service members could face disciplinary action
All U.S. service members must be fully vaccinated by Monday. With 91% of all members vaccinated, the Marines have the lowest vaccination rate of all service branches. David Martin reports.
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December NHL power rankings
Where the NHL's 32 teams rank after two months of the 2021-22 season      
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Kyle Rittenhouse reveals his first meal after leaving prison
Kyle Rittenhouse appeared in a public Q&A hosted over Twitter Spaces on Friday and expounded upon his love of fast food and sweet-and-sour sauce.
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Henry Cejudo says Fight Ready helping Jon Jones: 'The team is built around him'
Henry Cejudo isn't sure if Jon Jones will call Fight Ready his permanent home, but he welcomes him anytime.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 31 weigh-in highlights, faceoffs and photo galleryUFC on ESPN 31 weigh-in highlights, faceoffs and photo gallery - EnclosureUFC on ESPN 31 predictions: Can ex-champ Jose Aldo upset Rob Font? 
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Plumber finds stash of envelopes with cash, checks at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston
A plumber doing work at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas discovered hundreds of envelopes of checks and cash hidden in a wall.      
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Fender Bender Leads to 21-Year-Old's Shooting Death in Suspected Road Rage Incident
"It appears to be road rage that escalated into a shooting that escalated into a homicide," said the Philadelphia police chief inspector on Thursday.
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Psaki abruptly switches topics from China to looting in briefing exchange
White House press secretary Jen Psaki abruptly changed the subject Friday when asked about President Biden's lack of pressure on China to be transparent about the origins of COVID-19.
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Don’t panic, most early Omicron cases are mild, WHO says
The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned people Friday not to panic over the Omicron variant of COVID-19 -- as early evidence shows many cases are mild or asymptomatic.
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Comments Split on Viral TikTok Poking Fun at People Who Post Their Spotify Wrapped
"It was impulsive and it happened quickly, but it's been hilarious to see the video resonate with other people," Max Barrett of Friday Beers told Newsweek.
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Obsessed Man Kills Co-Worker Who Refused to Date Him, Cops Say
YouTubeA Florida man who harbored a romantic obsession with a female co-worker now faces murder charges after he allegedly showed up at the woman’s home and stabbed her to death before ripping off his shirt and stabbing himself, authorities said.Delfina Pan, a 28-year-old aspiring designer, was found dead in Miami Beach on Monday night after her shift at the Kansas Bar and Grill where she worked with Agustin Lucas Mariani, the 20-year-old bartender now accused of second-degree murder in connection with her slaying.Responding officers arrived outside of Pan’s apartment at around 6:30 p.m. to find Mariani, bloodied from a self-inflicted stab wound to the torso, lying on top of his co-worker’s body, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Lamine Diack, disgraced onetime leader of international track body, dies at 88
He led the powerful IAAF but was linked to bribery scandals involving doping and the awarding of Olympic sites.
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Matt Feiler's return will give Chargers' O-line a boost vs. Bengals
Matt Feiler is set to return to the Los Angeles Chargers' offensive line Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals after sitting out last week's loss.
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Lamine Diack, disgraced onetime leader of international track body, dies at 88
He led the powerful IAAF but was linked to bribery scandals involving doping and the awarding of Olympic sites.
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Steve Forbes rips disappointing November jobs report: 'Government is the problem'
Forbes Media chairman argues the Biden administration's "artificial barriers" are preventing the economy from recovering after U.S. hiring stumbles in November.
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Meadows doubles down on debunked election fraud claims and whitewashes January 6 riot in new book
In a new memoir, Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows doubles down on the baseless claim the 2020 election was stolen and whitewashed the violent attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6, according to a copy of the book obtained by CNN.
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