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Hope, trepidation as US Eagles face All Blacks in Washington

The US Eagles will host three-time world champion New Zealand on Saturday in a one-off rugby test at Washington's FedEx Field, accompanied by familiar feelings of hope and trepidation.
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GoFundMe removes page supporting Army sergeant who shot and killed armed Black Lives Matter protester
A United States Army Sergeant facing a murder charge after shooting a Black Lives Matter protester who approached his vehicle with an AK-47 had his GoFundMe page removed from the site by the company.
17-Year-Old Arrested Over Alleged Assault of Opponent After High School Basketball Game
"We emphasize the need for sportsmanship," said the executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association after the fight.
Terminal cases: Inside the world’s best airport hotels
Sometimes a canceled flight can be a blessing in disguise if it means a night in one of these five super-chic airport hotels.
Trail Blazers fire general manager Neil Olshey after toxic workplace probe
Olshey had violated the teams' code of conduct, the Trail Blazers said in a statement Friday.
Billionaires flock to Uber-like private jets to avoid climate shaming
Private jet charter companies say they are scrambling to meet demand even as commercial air traffic remains 20 percent below pre-pandemic levels.
Katherine Schwarzenegger shares what she’s getting Chris Pratt for Christmas
She also told us about the best holiday gift she's ever received, a sweet memento of her and Pratt's wedding day.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Harlem’ On Amazon Prime Video, Where Four Friends Figure Out Love And Life As In Their 30s
Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson and Shoniqua Shandai star in a new series from Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver.
John Schneider says he’s 'disgusted’ by Alec Baldwin’s ‘refusal to show any guilt’ following interview
On Thursday, Alec Baldwin spoke in depth for the first time about the Oct. 21 shooting on the set of his Western film “Rust” that resulted in cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ death.
US, European allies sound a pessimistic note as Iran nuclear talks break in Vienna
US and European officials sounded a pessimistic note Friday as the latest round of talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal concluded, saying that Tehran's maximalist demands and push to unwind previously agreed upon points are leaving them disappointed and concerned.
South African researchers find evidence people more easily reinfected with Omicron variant than with other variants
Researchers in South Africa reported Thursday they have found some evidence that people who had been infected once with coronavirus were more likely to be reinfected with the Omicron variant than with the Beta or Delta variants.
Appeals court weighs whether DOJ should substitute for Trump in defamation suit
An appeals court peppered DOJ attorneys Friday with questions over whether it's appropriate for the DOJ to defend Donald Trump against E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit.
D.C. expands effort to curb violence as students go to and from school
D.C. officials will hire around 215 community members to monitor children on their school commutes, in hope that it will prevent conflict from becoming violent.
U.S. Judge Keeps Trial for Former Lieutenant to Gadhafi on Hold Due to Libyan Elections
Khalifa Hifter, a presidential candidate, is facing three civil lawsuits alleging that he was responsible for the torture and deaths of political adversaries.
Ryan Rogers murder: Suspected killer's apparent YouTube page reveals troubled past
A disturbing and bizarre YouTube Channel attributed to Semmie Williams, the 39-year-old “homeless drifter” accused in the seemingly random stabbing death of 14-year-old Ryan Rogers of Palm Beach Gardens, appears to showcase the suspect’s severe paranoia and mental health issues.
Coronavirus FAQ: Help me with omicron vocab. What's immune evasion? Epistasis?
The emergence of this new variant of concern has brought a new vocabulary into daily news reports. We asked experts to help define the terms you're being bombarded with.
Why return-to-office headlines don't reflect the messy reality
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Fears children could freeze to death in world’s coldest town
Kids have been sent home from school over fears they could freeze to death after temperatures plunged to a bone-chilling minus 140°F.
CNN reporter: This detail was strange at shooting suspect's parents' hearing
Police are searching for the parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, James and Jennifer Crumbley. CNN reporter Shimon Prokupecz has the details.
The patterns of gun sales in the United States, visualized
Using FBI data, we created a visual of every day of gun sales since late 1998.
Joe Giudice and girlfriend Daniela Fittipaldi break up after 1 year of dating
Joe was married to "RHONJ" star Teresa Giudice for 20 years before their divorce was finalized in September 2020.
Will There Be a ‘Money Heist’ Season 6 on Netflix?
Is this the end? Or is it just the beginning?
Oregon vs. Utah prediction: Ducks a live underdog in Pac-12 title game
Oregon, a 3-point underdog, will cover against Utah in Friday night's Pac-12 title game.
Family of Georgia Tech student fatally shot by campus police settles lawsuit for $1 million dollars
Family of Georgia Tech student fatally shot by campus police settles lawsuit for $1 million dollars.
Trail Blazers President Neil Olshey Fired Amid Toxic Work Environment Allegations
"We are confident that these changes will help build a more positive and respectful working environment," the Trail Blazers said in a statement.
'The Five' on Biden's policy for Omicron variant
Omicron outbreak at Norway Christmas party is biggest outside South Africa, authorities say
At least 13 people in Oslo have been infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus following a corporate Christmas party described as a "superspreader event," and their numbers could rise to over 60 cases, authorities said on Friday.
'Your World' on Omicron variant, spending negotiations
"Your World" welcomed guests Rich Edison Kelly O'Grady Dr. Richard Besser Brian Brenberg, Katherine Timpf, Rep. Ro Khanna, Rep. Michael McCaul, Tom Bevan, Hitha Herrzog, Rachel Michelin
Tim McGraw, Sam Elliott & Faith Hill Take On The Wild West in Trailer For ‘Yellowstone’ Prequel ‘1883’
The Yellowstone prequel is almost here.
Manchin will vote with Senate GOPers to scrap Biden’s biz vax mandate
Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday that he would join all 50 Republicans in backing a resolution challenging President Biden's vaccine mandate for private business.
Michigan high school shooting: Prosecutor details chilling progression of events
The parents of Ethan Crumbley, the suspected shooter at Oxford High School in Michigan, have each been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Congress averts government shutdown as debt ceiling looms
Senate Republicans voted to pass a government funding measure after balking over the Biden administration's vaccine requirements for private companies, but Congress now faces a deadline to raise the debt ceiling. Politico Senate reporter Marianne Levine joins CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano with the details.
Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks faces charges in county that has long downplayed violent crimes, expert says
Milwaukee County, where Darrell Brooks allegedly plowed his car through a Christmas parade after posting low bail, downplays severe crimes, according to an expert.
Police claim to find knife used in fatal stabbing of Columbia grad student Davide Giri
A photo obtained by The Post shows the knife that cops say a gang member used to kill a Columbia University grad student and wound an Italian tourist in Upper Manhattan.
The 15 Best Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers
The holiday season is the season for reading. If you’re looking for book recommendations, TIME’s 100-must read books of 2021 has plenty to choose from. But we also have suggestions for the perfect gift to accompany that perfect book. From games to puzzles to subscription book boxes, these presents are wonderful ways to celebrate the…
Liberty University professor accused of sexually assaulting student
School officials said they are treating the case with 'utmost seriousness.'
Zoombombers Interrupt School Board Meeting With N-Word, Photo of George Floyd
The Enumclaw School District's Nov. 22 Zoom meeting was disturbed by two unidentified people using racial slurs and displaying a picture of George Floyd.
New York man arrested after allegedly stealing a school bus, crashing into cars
A man was arrested in Brooklyn on Thursday after he police said he stole a school bus, hit multiple vehicles and a building and fled officers.
Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland headlines UFC's Feb. 5 event
A key middleweight matchup is on tap for the first part of the UFC's 2022 calendar year.       Related StoriesJared Vanderaa vs. Azamat Murzakanov scrapped from UFC on ESPN 31Video: Rob Font, Jose Aldo make weight for UFC on ESPN 31UFC on ESPN 31 weigh-in results: Rob Font, Jose Aldo, 28 others hit marks in Las Vegas - Enclosure
Climate Change Is Making Albatross Couples Split Up
ReutersNot all relationships end in “happily ever after,” and birds are no exception. While more than 90 percent of bird species form monogamous couples, many of these will end in divorce.The reasons for splitting up are as varied in birds as they are in humans, and often revolve around things like poor compatibility or slacking off by one partner. However, new research has found a surprising cause of divorce: climate change.Like many seabirds, black-browed albatrosses form monogamous pairs that can last for the entirety of their 70-year lifespans. However, just under 4 percent of these couples will separate each year. Using data from 18 years of extensive observations, a team in the Falkland Islands have been digging into the reasons for divorce in birds of this species living there.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Photos: UFC on ESPN 31 official weigh-ins and faceoffs
Check out these photos of the fighters on the scale and their faceoffs ahead of UFC on ESPN 31 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Photos by John Morgan)       Related StoriesMMA Factory Paris: An inside lookStamp Fairtex def. Ritu Phogat at 'ONE Championship: Winter Warriors' – Best photosPhotos: Bellator 272 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs
Braves star Dansby Swanson engaged to USWNT’s Mallory Pugh
After winning a World Series ring last month, Dansby Swanson bought another special diamond to propose to girlfriend Mallory Pugh on Thursday.
Mom of Illinois State Student Found Dead in River Believes Son Was Murdered
Carmen Bolden Day, the mother of Jelani Day, also hired prominent lawyer Ben Crump to represent her family in the case.
Here’s every snow forecast made for D.C. for the upcoming winter
The sad news, if you like snow, is that there’s a near consensus for below average amounts.
Liberals supported soft-on-crime policies — now that crime has come to campus
Columbia University president Lee Bollinger calls the random stabbing murder of PhD student Davide Giri Thursday night “unspeakably sad and deeply shocking.” It’s sad, but it’s not shocking.
Over 50 infected with COVID after Christmas party in Norway in Omicron outbreak
At least 50 Christmas party-goers have been infected with Covid in Norway which may lead to be world’s biggest Omicron outbreak. Staff from renewable energy company Scatec reportedly attended the event on November 26 in Oslo. One person from the group has tested positive for the Omicron variant so far with more cases expected to...
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards' COVID-19 protocol violation 'pisses me off'
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians hasn't made any decisions on Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards' futures after protocol violation suspensions.
Michigan manhunt underway for school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley's parents after charges announced
Michigan authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for the parents of Oakland High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley.
Maryland announces first three cases of omicron variant in the greater Washington region
The third case case involves a vaccinated person with no known recent travel history. None of the three people are hospitalized, state officials said.