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They refused to pay rent and stole the fridge. Landlords deal with pandemic squatters

Some landlords got hurt by squatters who took advantage of eviction bans during the pandemic. Now they can't get any help from a massive $47 billion federal rental assistance program.
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Sylvester Stallone Addresses QAnon Followers' Frenzy Over 'Q' Hat: 'Relax'
QAnon followers believed Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone had sent a coded message via his Instagram post.
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McDonald's Customer Pulls Gun on Employee During Drive-Thru Altercation
Arthur Walker, 45, threatened the worker who was dealing with a build-up of traffic outside a McDonald's branch, a court was told.
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Cruise disembarks in New Orleans with at least 17 COVID cases
At least one of the infections on the Norwegian Breakaway was a crew member suspected of having the new Omicron variant.
Bob Dole, longtime GOP senator and presidential candidate, dead at 98
Stricter travel rules begin as US cases climb; J&J vaccine works well as mix-and-match booster, study says: COVID-19 updates
International travelers arriving to the U.S. face stricter rules. Study says Johnson & Johnson vaccine serves as an effective booster. Live updates.
Can a Tiny AI Group Stand Up to Google?
Scientist Timnit Gebru has set up an AI research group one year after getting fired from Google, but she and others are fighting an uphill battle.
How Judit Polgár became the best female chess player in history
Judit Polgár is widely regarded as the greatest female chess player in history. In 1991, aged 15 years and four months, she became, at that time, the youngest grandmaster ever.
Volcano rescue workers dig through thick layers of hot ash in Indonesia after Mount Semeru erupts
Rescue workers in Indonesia continued to dig through thick layers of hot ash and debris Monday to find survivors of a volcanic eruption that left more than a dozen people dead and thousands displaced in the country's East Java province, even as the volcano continued to erupt ash.
Kennedy Center Honors 2021: Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy earn epic tributes
Stars including Stevie Wonder and Brandi Carlile paid homage to 2021 Kennedy Center Honors inductees Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy and more.
These dogs with jobs are the new calendar stars of 2022
Photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek plays up the secret lifestyles of canines in his new calendar "Doggystyle."
Hawaii flood threat, Minnesota snow, and cold temperatures for the northern Continental US
Hawaii's flood threat continues as snow and very cold temperatures are in place for much of the northern Continental US. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest.
Covid-19 live updates: U.S. cases top 100,000 daily as delta remains dominant
With coronavirus cases rising, tighter rules for international travelers' entry into the United States went into effect Monday.
COVID-19 Live Updates: Omicron cases in U.S. 'likely to rise' as variant found in dozens of countries
The CDC is warning that Omicron cases are "likely to rise" across the U.S. as the variant spreads to over a dozen states and over 40
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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison Following Military Coup
Human rights watchers say the charges against Aung San Suu Kyi are a thinly veiled justification for keeping the popular pro-democracy leader behind bars.
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Hawaii faces 'catastrophic flooding' from storms until Tuesday, National Weather Service warns
The Hawaiian Islands could experience "catastrophic flooding" from a storm system lasting until Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
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Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years
A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday.
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Gardner Minshew shares sweet moment with dad after helping Eagles to win
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Gardner Minshew led the team to a win over the New York Jets on Sunday in his first start with the team since they acquired him in the middle of the season.
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Steelers' Mike Tomlin: 'Funny' Ben Roethlisberger retirement rumor was story over weekend
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was bemused after picking up the victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday amid rumors about Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement swirled over the weekend.
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The ‘Halo Infinite’ campaign is the closest to perfection in 20 years
Finally, a Halo experience that remembers the player is not meant to look into Master Chief’s eyes; we are meant to look through them.
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The ‘Halo Infinite’ campaign is the closest to perfection in 20 years
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Canceling Investors Won’t Fix the London Market
A proposal to phase out income funds so companies feel free to invest is both radical and insufficient at the same time.
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Logan Ryan offers to be Giants' QB as team's situation gets murkier: 'I’m going to put it out there'
The New York Giants’ quarterback situation appeared to be more clouded after Sunday’s 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
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Satellite imagery indicates Russian military activity on Ukraine border
Satellite imagery indicates that Russian forces have gathered on the Ukraine border ahead of a planned a video call between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.
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Americans in these states could receive extra stimulus checks of $2,000 if they return to work
Americans in some states could be in line to receive an extra stimulus check worth up to $2,000 if they return to the workplace.
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South Africa battles Omicron variant, amid hesitancy and complacency
South Africans are now bracing for what they fear will be another hard lockdown, with many pandemic-weary businesses expressing little appetite for the crippling economic consequences of potential new restrictions.
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China may be eyeing its first military base on the Atlantic Ocean: report
China appears to be eyeing its first permanent military base on the shores of Africa's Atlantic coast and Washington – not keen on the idea--as already started a diplomatic effort to put the kibosh on any plans, a report said.
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China may be eyeing its first military base on the Atlantic Ocean: report
China appears to be eyeing its first permanent military base on the shores of Africa's Atlantic coast, and Washington – not keen on the idea – has already started a diplomatic effort to put the kibosh on any plans, a report said.
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Astroworld was Bharti Shahani’s first music festival. She never returned home: ‘We have lost everything’
Bharti Shahani, 22, is among the 10 young people who lost their lives after attending what was supposed to be an evening of dancing and singing after a year and a half of halted music events because of the pandemic.
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Michigan school shooting suspect and his parents isolated in the same facility and under suicide watch, sheriff says
Following Tuesday's deadly school shooting in Oxford, Michigan, and subsequent manhunt and arrest of the suspected shooter's parents, authorities said the three are being housed at the same facility and monitored under suicide watch.
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Myanmar sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison, more verdicts expected
The verdicts come in what is seen as a sham trial to silence a flawed, but popular democracy leader amid growing chaos in the Southeast Asian nation.
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China wants to return to 'zero-Covid.' But cases have been above zero for seven weeks
As the world grapples with the new Omicron coronavirus variant, China is determined as ever to eliminate Covid-19 within its borders -- but it hasn't been able to achieve that ambitious goal for the past seven weeks.
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Didi’s Brief U.S. Foray Is Ending. What Happens Next?
Didi Global Inc. says it plans to delist from the New York Stock Exchange, barely five months after its initial public offering drew the wrath of Beijing. The Chinese ride-hailing giant said it plans to list in Hong Kong instead, allowing existing shareholders to convert their holdings in the company. There are challenges ahead -- for Didi, its shareholders and other Chinese companies looking to go public.
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Bank Executive Bonuses Feed a Bull Market in Bragging Rights
Bosses want some pay inflation, but it’s luck more than skill behind the boom in profits.
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Man with ‘wooden daggers’ threatens woman on NYC subway
The suspect spewed derogatory comments at the 46-year-old victim and made the threats aboard a 4 train.
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Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi gets 4 years in prison for incitement, violating COVID-19 restrictions
Aung San Suu Kyi, the 76-year-old former leader of Burma who was ousted earlier this year during a military coup, was sentenced Monday to four years in prison on charges of incitement and violating COVID-19 restrictions, reports said.
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Kamala Harris described as a ‘bully’ and ‘soul destroying’ boss
Vice President Kamala Harris is described as a “bully” in a new report that brands her as the “common denominator” behind a recent exodus of high-level staffers.
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Mom upset over way her three-year-old smuggled her pet to school
When Lauren Scanlan got a call from the pre-school her 3-year-old attends, she never expected to be told the child had smuggled in the family pet.
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Evergrande shares plummet after debt warning
Shares of Evergrande are plummeting in Hong Kong after the debt-laden developer warned it may not have enough funds to meet its financial obligations.
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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison
A court in Myanmar has sentenced deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison, according to a military spokesperson, in the first verdict against the Nobel Peace Prize winner since the military seized power in February.
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Singapore Wants to Lead on Crypto, Not K-Pop Pensions
A coin to take care of BTS may be a bit too much for the central bank, which has for the first time acknowledged digital assets as an “emerging vulnerability.”
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What to watch on Monday: ‘Landscapers’ premieres on HBO
Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 | “A Very Boy Band Holiday” broadcasts on ABC.
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Artist didn’t know Ethan Crumbley’s parents stayed in studio
Andrzej Sikora had a “friendly relationship” with James and Jennifer Crumbley, but was clueless to the charges brought against them.
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Armed robbers break into Palisades home during holiday party
Two armed robbers broke into a residence and stripped guests of jewelry, phones and a watch, according to the homeowners.
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One dead in Oregon plane crash
One person was killed after a plane crashed into a parking lot in Oregon on Sunday night, a report said.
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Power play success providing Islanders hope they can turn things around
The Islanders sounded the right notes after Sunday’s game about seeing things starting to fall into place, and to their credit, did play well in the loss. 
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Opinion: In their moment of need, Steelers make strides toward rediscovering identity
Trailing the rival Ravens in the fourth quarter, the Steelers keyed a crucial comeback with a formula that could serve them well the rest of the year.      
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Gerard Gallant: Maintaining leads key to Rangers’ late-game success
The Rangers have won six of their last seven one-goal games and are 7-1-3 on the season in matchups decided by a single tally.
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Desus & Mero Roast Elon Musk’s Wild New ‘Richard Spencer’ Hairdo
ShowtimeThis past week, World’s Richest Man Elon Musk debuted a new hairstyle that sits somewhere between Gary Oldman’s Zorg from The Fifth Element and neo-Nazi Richard Spencer.“Oh, damn! Elon Musk said, ‘Yo, let me go get the Richard Spencer,’” exclaimed Mero on Sunday night’s edition of Desus & Mero.Not to be outdone, his co-host, Desus, added, “He spent all his Dogecoin on one toupee. He got too much money—he can get better hair than that!”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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