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She was named Miss America in 1958. Now she’s auctioning her treasured crown to benefit teachers.

The starting price for Marilyn Van Derbur's crown is $20,000. She said she's selling it because she was awed by the dedication of teachers during the pandemic.
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GOP lawmaker defends her record from Marjorie Taylor Greene attack after criticizing Boebert
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked fellow House Republican Nancy Mace on Tuesday, after Mace condemned inflammatory and anti-Muslim comments made by Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert.
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MI6 Warns China 'Miscalculation,' 'Overconfidence' Could Lead to War With U.K., Allies
MI6 Chief Richard Moore said China, Russia, Iran and international terrorism were the U.K.'s "big four" security issues, with China taking the No. 1 spot.
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Another video shows Lauren Boebert suggesting Ilhan Omar was terrorist
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado suggested to a crowd for in September that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, whom she called "black-hearted" and "evil," was a terrorist.
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Michigan representative's office broken into and vandalized
A suburban Detroit office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell has been broken into and ransacked, with memorabilia belonging to her late husband and longtime Congressman John Dingell damaged.
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The 8 best breathable face masks for safely working out in
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 at the gym, at the park or even on a run with these masks made for working out.
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University of Oxford on omicron: No proof COVID-19 vaccines won't prevent against severe disease
The University of Oxford said Tuesday there was no evidence that current COVID-19 vaccines would not continue to protect against severe disease from the omicron variant.
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Twitter Tightens Privacy Policies to Block Sharing Media of Private Users Without Consent
The newly updated policy bans the sharing of videos or photos without private users' permission.
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Everyone Expects the Supreme Court to Uphold or Overturn Roe. But There’s Another Option.
The escape hatch from this abortion battle that terrifies conservatives.
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How Old-Style Buy Now, Pay Later Became Trendy ‘BNPL’: QuickTake
Millennials and Gen Zers have an addictive new way to buy stuff that would look familiar to their great-grandparents. “Buy now, pay later” is a type of consumer credit that really got going in the 19th century when Singer sewing machines were sold for a “dollar down, dollar a week.” But the modern fintech twist in “BNPL” is that it’s aimed at people making impulse purchases of fashion or jewelry or electronics rather than sofas or refrigerators. It’s delivered through apps that are wildly popula
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Ansel Elgort hits ‘West Side Story’ premiere with girlfriend amid split rumors
A source told Page Six in September that the actor and Komyshan, who met in high school, “are together but not" and that “It’s complicated."
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Taliban Killed, Kidnapped Over 100 Ex-Police, Intel Officers Despite Amnesty Offer: Report
"The pattern of killings has sown terror throughout Afghanistan, as no one associated with the former government can feel secure," the report said.
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Rachel Bush shares sweet video tribute to Bills safety Jordan Poyer
Rachel Bush is Jordan Poyer’s biggest fan. The wife of the Bills’ star safety shared a video tribute to Poyer on Instagram, a day after he opened up about his battle with alcoholism in a raw documentary. “When you already know the pick is coming
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US officially pulls Colombian rebels FARC off foreign terror group list
The announcement came on the fifth anniversary of an agreement negotiated by FARC and Colombia’s government meant to end more than 50 years of fighting.
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Ghislaine Maxwell is 'dangerous predator' who 'served up' minors for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, prosecutors say
The 59-year-old British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is a “dangerous predator” who recruited and “served up” minor girls for deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein to abuse for a decade, prosecutors argued Monday during the first day of the long-awaited federal sex trafficking trial in Manhattan, New York.
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Picture perfect? This streaming studio is $60 off for Cyber Monday
Make sure you look your best when you're online with this discounted ring light and tripod bundle. 
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FedEx Worker Reveals Black Friday Fall-Out With Truck Stuffed With Parcels
"Please shop in person," wrote the driver, showing the boxed stacked on top of each other in the back of his vehicle.
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Hervé Le Tellier’s ‘The Anomaly’ has already sold a million copies in France. It should take off here, too.
With its elegant mix of science fiction and metaphysical mystery, Le Tellier’s thriller rests somewhere between “Lost” and “Manifest.”
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Nancy Mace Hits Back at Marjorie Taylor Greene Over 'Racist' Defense for Lauren Boebert
The spat between the Republican lawmakers comes just one day after Congresswomen Lauren Boebert and Ilhan Omar connected over the phone to discuss an apology for Boebert's anti-Muslim comments.
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Chiefs heiress Gracie Hunt competes in Miss USA 2021
Monday night's Miss USA competition wasn't without NFL royalty.
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Overruling abortion rights could have much broader implications on Americans’ liberty
This fight is about preserving individual dignity.
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Overruling abortion rights could have much broader implications on Americans’ liberty
This fight is about preserving individual dignity.
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Kristen Stewart's trajectory to Oscar hopeful
Once she left the 'Twilight' franchise behind, Kristen Stewart gained respect.
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Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks received $1G bail despite red-flag rating, court docs show
When deputies walked Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks in front of a Milwaukee judge on Nov. 5 after he allegedly ran over his ex with the same SUV used in the deadly Christmas parade attack weeks later, a pretrial investigator had already raised flags about a serious potential to commit more crimes if let out on bail.
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From 'Hairspray' to 'Rent,' these are the best and worst live TV musicals (take note, 'Annie')
Live TV musicals are terrible more than they are great. Will NBC have success with "Annie" this year?       
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Jury selection starts in manslaughter trial of ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright
The veteran cop -- who resigned two days after the shooting that sparked protests in the city of Brooklyn Center -- has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter.
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See the Coolest New Buildings From Japanese Architects
Nacasa & Partners Inc. Courtesy of TaschenTo say that contemporary Japanese architecture is cool would be an understatement—it might just be the world’s coolest. The face of the country’s building designs is Tadao Ando, one of the world’s most sought after starchitects. A total of seven of its architects have won the Pritzker and its architects’ designs, both at home and abroad, remain some of the most cutting edge, creative, and beautiful globally. It’s no surprise, then, that Taschen’s sleek new survey, Contemporary Japanese Architecture, is our latest selection for Just Booked, our series on exciting new travel-related coffee table books.Edited by Philip Jodidio, the extra large tome hops around Japan and around the globe, from France to the U.S. to China, to introduce readers to some of the more spectacular recent buildings from Japanese architects. There’s the Mount Fuji World Heritage Center by Sigeru Ban, with its mesmerizing wood lattice inverted cone that graces the book’s cover or the totally unexpected Mosaic Tile Museum from Terunobu Fujimori that looks like a giant earthwork with an almost giggle-inducing fringe of pine trees running along its edges.The book opens with a history lesson on Japan’s architectural evolution, going from 200 years of isolation to dominance by Western architecture to breaking free from its influence in the 20th century. From work to work there’s an abundance of what one now associates with the Japanese aesthetic—solid concrete forms, light woods, and spaces free from business. While some of the works are impossibly stylish like Go Hasegawa’s lakeside villa that looks like a Bond villain lair, there are also those that stymie one’s effort to categorize, like Ryue Nishizawa’s alien-spaceship-crash-site Teshima Art Museum. And for pure fun, don’t miss Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP’s Ribbon Chapel.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Tim Scott, Marco Rubio, Ashley Hinson and Young Kim team up to build more diverse GOP from ground up
Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Tim Scott and Reps. Ashley Hinson, Young Kim, join forces to help the GOP recruit more diverse and female candidates at the state legislative level.
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Owlet baby socks discontinued after FDA warning. Parents argue device offers 'peace of mind.'
Owlet's Smart Socks, which are baby monitoring socks programmed to track a baby's sleep patterns, have halted sales after a warning letter from FDA.      
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Federal Government to Run Out of Money in Three Days amid Legislative Pileup 
The federal government will run out of money in three days while a legislative pileup has continued to plague Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who failed on Monday to pass a routine defense bill to clear legislative calendar days to pass the $1.9 trillion reconciliation package. 
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CIF condemns hazing after Mater Dei lawsuit stokes player safety concerns
CIF issues statement condemning hazing, but adds it can't intervene after a lawsuit was filed by a former Mater Dei player alleging mistreatment.
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Atlanta voters face a mayoral election
Atlanta voters are deciding Tuesday's mayoral runoff between one candidate who is comfortable as a lone wolf and another who has acquired a bunch of new friends.
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NFL week 13 power rankings: Packers return to No. 1 spot
USA TODAY Sports' Mackenzie Salmon breaks down the latest NFL power rankings.       
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Kim Potter Trial Live Updates: Attorneys Question Potential Jurors
Attorneys continue to question potential jurors in the manslaughter trial of former police officer Kim Potter. Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest.
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Education as a weapon in the war against modern slavery
Ashlie Bryant, co-founder of 3Strands Global Foundation, explains the importance of education and employment in the fight against human trafficking.
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Rihanna Named Barbados National Hero in One of Nation's First Acts as Republic
The singer and business mogul received the honor of "the right excellent," a title that has been given out only 10 other times.
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1 in 3 people working at Australia's parliament are sexually harassed, a report finds
A new report details the stunning culture of sexual harassment and bullying in Australia's parliamentary offices. It comes after another wave of #MeToo protests rocked the country in March.
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Jimmy Kimmel talks about hair burning Thanksgiving
Jimmy Kimmel talked about his "mildly frightening" Thanksgiving on his show Monday, telling his viewers that, well, he burned off his body hair and hairline while trying to light an outdoor pizza oven.
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Allegedly Drunk Woman Denied Boarding, Cuffed After Airport 'Meltdown' in Viral Videos
"She's the reason why half of the American workforce has called it quits," one commenter said of the woman's actions toward airline employees.
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BMW XM Coming to Market as First Standalone M Model Since the 1980s
BMW is using hybrid technology to create a new XM SUV that will go on sale in late 2022.
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Internet Slams Man Who Banned Girlfriend's Teenage Son From Locking His Door in Viral Post
The sixteen-year-old's mom was criticized for taking her boyfriend's side after sharing details of the story on Reddit.
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Trump's former chief of staff reaches deal for initial cooperation with Jan. 6 investigators
Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot and is providing records and agreeing to appear for an initial interview, CNN exclusively has learned.
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Rep. Debbie Dingell's Michigan office vandalized, window smashed
The Democratic congresswoman said no one was hurt but she believes someone broke in and smashed things on Monday.       
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Denmark confirms 4 Omicron variant cases
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Giant 50lb Dog Turns to 'Liquid' to Squeeze Under Gate in Incredible Footage
A pet owner was surprised to find out that her 50-pound dog was actually "30 percent liquid canine," enabling her to squeeze through a small opening in a gate.
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Greece Will Impose Monthly 'Health Fee' to Unvaccinated Adults Over 60 as Cases Surge
Greece's prime minister cited mounting infections and vaccination rates lower than other countries as reasons for the move.
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Bowl projections: Michigan, Oklahoma State join College Football Playoff field
After big victories, Michigan and Oklahoma State join the playoff in this week's bowl projections, while Alabama and Ohio State fall out.      
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Congress stares down slew of deadlines with return to Washington
After returning to Washington after a Thanksgiving recess, lawmakers must now address a slew of self-imposed deadlines.
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Exes Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk spend Thanksgiving weekend together
"They looked very happy," an eyewitness, who saw the exes taking their daughter to "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, told us. "Everybody was smiling and giggling."
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