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The coronavirus death toll is approaching the 1918 flu pandemic — with some key caveats

The death toll from the influenza pandemic was estimated at 675,000. We're at 666,000. Here are the similarities and differences.
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Woman ends up half-naked on floor after epic ‘Dirty Dancing’ fail
Nobody puts baby on the ground in just her underwear.
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White House minimizes supply chain crisis as ‘tragedy of the treadmill’
Psaki said the administration is working to alleviate the bottleneck at the ports and to get manufacturing sites up and running again.
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What to buy from the Nordstrom holiday gift guide
Save some time and shop the best apparel, home goods and beauty buys straight from Nordstrom's holiday gift guide.
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Doctor Says Half-Dozen Unvaccinated COVID Patients Have Had Miscarriage or Stillbirth
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Why Biden won’t tell you where the record number of illegal immigrants in the US are going
The New York Post confirmed this week what the Biden administration is quietly ushering in near-record numbers of illegal immigrants, even as it claims to be enforcing the border.
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Travis Barker proposed to Kourtney Kardashian with engagement ring estimated at $1M valuation
Travis Barker proposed to the Poosh founder during a romantic beach dinner date on Sunday, popping the question with an enormous diamond ring.
Netflix Walkout Organizers Recruit Celebrities, Prepare List of Demands for Ted Sarandos
Angelica Ross, Jonathan Von Ness, and Jameela Jamil are among the celebrities who have teamed up with walkout organizers.
Maryland loses WR Jeshaun Jones and LB Durell Nchami to season-ending injuries
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Kelly Bensimon claims she made Bethenny Frankel feel ‘insecure’
The "Real Housewives of New York City" alum claimed that her friendship with Frankel was doomed from the start, even before she joined Season 2.
Unvaccinated L.A. city employees could get until mid-December to get their shots
City workers who aren't vaccinated for COVID-19 or declared they'll seek an exemption can have more time to get the shots under L.A. officials' plan.
Philadelphia train passengers who witnessed rape held up phones during attack, but did not call 911: cops
The passengers who did nothing while a homeless man raped a woman on a commuter train outside Philadelphia may have also recorded the vile attack on their cellphones instead of calling for help, authorities said.
Aaron Boone — ‘part of the solution, not a problem’ — will return as Yankees manager
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Tom Cotton: Biden admin trying to hide the consequences of disastrous open border policies
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told 'America Reports' Tuesday that the Biden administration is attempting to 'hide the consequences' of the presidents' open border poly because they know it is a 'political disaster.'
The pandemic intensified hunger in the D.C. region. Now, there’s a push to end it for good.
Local governments are strategizing ways to keep up food distribution and expand food access long-term as federal aid programs wind down.
127 Washington State Patrol Employees Out of Job Over Vaccine Mandate
Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste thanked the employees that stayed with the agency following the state's vaccine mandate deadline.
FDA approval of COVID booster shots could potentially help immunocompromised Americans
The Food and Drug Administration is reportedly close to approving "mixing and matching" COVID booster shots. CBS News' Skyler Henry reports that people could soon get a different shot than the one they originally received and Dr. Theodore Strange, chair of medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City, joined CBSN to discuss what this means, especially for immunocompromised Americans.
Nets vs. Bucks Live Stream: How To Watch The Bucks-Nets Game Live on TNT
It's an Eastern Conference Semifinals rematch as the Nets and Bucks meet on TNT.
Facebook to pay $14 million to settle claims it discriminated against US workers
Facebook will have to pay more than $14 million to settle a case that alleged US workers were denied employment because it reserved jobs for foreign workers with temporary visas in 2018 and 2019, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Browns' Mayfield expects to play despite shoulder injury
Baker Mayfield wants to tough it out.
Zillow is pressing pause on its program that buys homes, citing industry shortages
The company won't sign any new contracts to purchase homes for renovation and resale through the end of 2021. But it will complete purchases that are already under contract.
Thomas Markle says he doesn’t want to have to sue Meghan, Harry to see grandkids
"People have suggested in California I could sue to see my grandkids. But I think if I did that I'd be doing the same thing Meghan and Harry are doing."
How Jordyn Woods helped Karl-Anthony Towns with losing 8 relatives to COVID
"I leaned on her because she's one of the only people who actually know how I was feeling," Towns said of Woods, who lost her dad to cancer in 2017.
Why large age gaps in marriages are declining
A while ago, my friend told me a 30-year-old friend of ours was engaged to marry a 50-year-old.
After upset of record-setting Loopy Godinez, Luana Carolina wants a full camp
Take a look inside Luana Carolina's win over Loopy Godinez at UFC Fight Night 195 in Las Vegas.      Related StoriesEven Danny Roberts was confused by that 30-27 score against Ramazan EmeevBruno Silva was focused on a finish after third low blow from Andrew SanchezManon Fiorot not happy she couldn't finish Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Fight Night 195
The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth
It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly a decade away, the 3-point line was a couple generations away. Buildings were smaller. So were the players. And it wasn’t even called the National Basketball Association.
'Upsetting and disturbing': Katie Couric on Matt Lauer revelations
Katie Couric returned to "Today" promoting her new memoir, "Going There." She discussed her relationship with former co-anchor Matt Lauer, who was fired after complaints of "inappropriate sexual behavior."
L.A. City Council president seeks to suspend Ridley-Thomas following indictment
L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez introduces a motion to suspend Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was indicted last week on bribery charges.
Terrifying 'Invasion' in new sci-fi series
Shamier Anderson is part of an international cast in the Apple TV+ show about the global reaction to an extraterrestrial invasion. David Daniel has a look.
Katie Couric denies sabotaging female reporters, but says it's 'hard to be generous'
Journalist Katie Couric returned to NBC's "Today," where she spent 15 years as a morning anchor, to respond Tuesday to controversies surrounding her new memoir, such as how she didn't trust some of her fellow female journalists.
Homeland Security secretary tests positive for Covid-19
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is vaccinated, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday morning, according to department spokesperson Marsha Espinosa.
Gal Gadot reveals shocking Joss Whedon behavior on ‘Justice League’ set
Gal Gadot has broken her silence about controversial director Joss Whedon, alleging the "Justice League" set was anything but wonderful.
The Bigger Reason Washington State Fired Its Vaccine-Refusing Football Coach
Other coaches around the sport, of all backgrounds and politics, understood what he didn’t.
The full moon in October 2021 brings a fiery, primal push for Aries
Full moons have a habit of intensifying emotions and illuminating that which has been hidden and is in dire need of addressing. Time to get what you want, Aries.
Razer's Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds are great — and not just for gamers
Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer is practically synonymous with its RGB lighting-enabled keyboards and mice, and now it's leveraging the tech to literally illuminate its latest Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds. The Bluetooth buds are the company's third attempt to crack the surface of the saturated market, but they're the first to incorporate its signature Chroma RGB tech.
After social media sites banned Vienna museums for nude artwork, they turned to OnlyFans
Facebook, Instagram and TikTok recently blocked posts from Vienna museums with nude artwork, causing them to transition their art posts to OnlyFans.
Red Sox fans troll Alex Rodriguez with J.Lo chants during chaotic Fox broadcast
It's been seven months since Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez called off their two-year engagement, but the former Yankee still can't escape being trolled by fans about the breakup.
Google to debut new Pixel 6 smartphones, subscription service
Google on Tuesday announced the newest iteration of its smartphone — Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro — which will be powered by the company’s first chip called Tensor. The technology giant, owned by Alphabet, also launched Pixel Pass, a subscription service starting at $45 per month for US customers that will include the Pixel...
Brian Laundrie search: Parents mum on son's Sept. 1 homecoming as they step out on long day of errands
Chris and Roberta Laundrie ventured out Tuesday for a series of early morning errands before returning to their Florida home – exactly one month after an FBI-led search found their son’s former fiancée dead in Wyoming.
Major League Baseball Will Cover Housing Costs for Minor Leaguers. Advocates Say It’s a Start, But Far From Enough
Many minor league players make notoriously little money. Having housing covered could ease significant stress
Facebook admits to letting users share information on human smuggling
The admission came after Arizona AG Mark Brnovich wrote to Mark Zuckerberg about reports that human smugglers and drug cartels are using the platform "to advertise their services."
Selena Gomez debuts new bob haircut
Look at her now: the pop star unveiled a brand-new 'do on TikTok Monday, swapping her long, loose brunette waves for a short, sleek bob.
Door allegedly broken by Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi a 'special guest' at Chicago Sky's victory rally
The Chicago Sky is celebrating its first WNBA title on Tuesday after defeating the Phoenix Mercury. And they brought a special guest.
An NYC Commission Voted to Remove a City Hall Statue of Thomas Jefferson. Where It’s Going Remains Unclear
(NEW YORK) — An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from New York’s City Council chamber by the end of the year, a little-known city commission voted Monday, but it’s unclear where it will go. Some members of the 51-member New York City Council have called for years for the statue to be…
Facebook to pay $14M to settle claims of discrimination against US workers
Facebook has agreed to pay more than $14 million to settle Trump-era claims that it discriminated against American workers when filling lucrative jobs, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
More than 20 people safely escape after plane crashes outside Houston
No major injuries were reported when a Boston-bound plane carrying more than 20 people struck a fence and erupted in flames while taking off at Houston Executive Airport on Tuesday morning, officials said.
Boone returns on 3-year contract, Yankees demand success
Aaron Boone will be back with the New York Yankees next year, their first manager since Miller Huggins in 1922 to return for a fifth season after failing to win a title during his first four.
Katie Couric admits she was wrong to ‘protect’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The concession came in an interview with the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie.
Wanted: 80,000 truck drivers to help fix the supply chain
The trucking industry is short 80,000 drivers, a record high, Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Association, tells CNN.