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Xi Jinping wants ‘common prosperity’ in China. That’s going to mean government crackdowns.

The recent release of Xi’s August speech on this topic now offers a closer look.
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Facebook Parent Meta Removes China-Based Network Pushing COVID-19 Misinformation
Meta said it removed a China-based network of more than 500 Facebook accounts
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NYC Could See About 1,100 Corrections Officers Suspended After Failure to Get COVID Shot
Mayor Bill de Blasio expects that as workers start to miss paychecks and exemptions are denied, more will be fully vaccinated.
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Trump Believes Harry Will 'Regret' Life With Meghan Markle
The former president accused the Duchess of Sussex of using Prince Harry and acting inappropriately in calling U.S. senators to push for paid family leave.
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Federal Reserve Can't Be Sure Inflation Will Ease in 2022, Prices 'Higher' Than Expected
Jerome Powell told a House committee Wednesday it's not possible to be sure when inflation will improve, but the pandemic fading would make it more likely.
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Listen to Episode 9 of the ‘Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast’
Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discuss the NFL's ratings dominance, the futures of Troy Aikman, Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels.
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Holiday gift out of stock? Heineken to offer free beer "IOU"
Consumers who can show that supply-chain snarls are foiling their gift giving have a chance to win free suds.
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Opinion: WTA shows what leadership is in standing up to China and supporting Peng Shuai
The WTA suspended its tournaments in China after being rebuffed in efforts to talk with Peng Shuai, who accused a top Chinese official of assault.       
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Science proves Roe v. Wade wrong. Humanity doesn't start at 20 weeks: Lila Rose
Why should the Supreme Court rule that life at 15 weeks is not a life worth saving, but life at 20 weeks is?       
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Brian Laundrie's parents seen hiking in Myakkahatchee Creek park following son's death
Deceased fugitive Brian Laundrie's parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, were seen walking in the park where their son's remains were found on Nov. 30.
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Katie Curran O’Malley, retired judge and former first lady, launches bid for Maryland attorney general
If she is elected — in addition to becoming the first woman to hold the office — O’Malley and her father would be the first father-daughter duo to serve in the position.
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AOC slams 'Ku Klux Klan caucus' within the House GOP
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday alleged that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is working with what she described as his “Ku Klux Klan caucus” to enable violent threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and other women of color in Congress.
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Dolly Parton talks being a ‘boss’ and working with ‘vampires’: ‘I kick ass’
She may be famous for workin’ 9 to 5, but Dolly Parton is making sure her employees are putting in the hard yards too. The country music icon — who boasts an array of businesses, ranging from the Dollywood theme park to the brand new “Scent From Above” fragrance — spoke out about being a...
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Biden marks World AIDS Day by renewing support for worldwide goal of ending the epidemic by 2030
In his first year in office, Biden has reinstated the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.
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Thieves Break Into Bay Area Restaurant to Host Party, Steal Equipment, Owners Claim
A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police said that while the owners reported the incident as a burglary, police found "no evidence of forced entry."
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Ethan Crumbley, his parents had school meeting over ‘behavior’ just hours before attack
Accused Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley was hauled into the school with his parents over his “behavior in the classroom” just hours before the deadly rampage. After first being talked to by school officials on Monday, Crumbley and his parents were hauled into the school Tuesday to meet with administrators, a short time before...
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USC's new hire Lincoln Riley needs a house. What's on the market for a top football coach?
Norman, Okla., real estate is much different from Southern California's. What can Lincoln Riley, USC's new coach, buy on a multimillion-dollar budget?
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Dow drops 900 points on news of first Omicron case in U.S.
Early stock market rally went thud Wednesday after CDC confirmed a California individual tested positive for the strain.
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Tom Brady makes appearance on FaceTime call with HS basketball team that misdialed Sean Murphy-Bunting
A Michigan high school basketball team was organizing team practices when someone accidentally included a wrong number in the group text. What happened next is something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.
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Survivors of severe COVID-19 may have an increased risk of dying over the next 12 months, study suggests
Patients who had severe COVID-19 may be twice at risk of dying over the following year, compared to patients who had a mild or moderate case, or individuals not infected by novel coronavirus, according to a new study.
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Washington Spirit trades Tegan McGrady to expansion San Diego Wave
McGrady, a Stanford graduate and former U.S. youth national team defender, was the seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft.
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Washington Spirit trades Tegan McGrady to expansion San Diego Wave
McGrady, a Stanford graduate and former U.S. youth national team defender, was the seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft.
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Heat center Bam Adebayo needs thumb surgery, will miss weeks
Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and is likely out until at least mid-January.
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WATCH: You can stay in the famed “Home Alone” house this holiday season
The McAllister mansion could be yours for a night, thanks to the new Airbnb listing.
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Marcell Ozuna was choking wife as cops burst in, police video shows
The Braves outfielder was arrested on May 29 in Sandy Springs, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, and charged with two counts of domestic battery.
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Christian television network founder and preacher Marcus Lamb, who discouraged vaccinations, dies after being hospitalized for Covid-19
Prominent Christian televangelist and anti-vaccine advocate Marcus Lamb died after being hospitalized with Covid-19, his family announced Tuesday.
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Gisele Bündchen pumps the breaks on Tom Brady’s Michigan plan for son
With Michigan football’s win over Ohio State on Saturday, former Wolverine Tom Brady started fantasizing about his family’s potential future. Tom Brady after Super Bowl 2021 with daughter Vivian (left), son Jack (top left), wife Gisele Bündchen (top right), and son Benjamin (right). The Buccaneers quarterback, who was at the University of Michigan from 1995...
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Bring joy to your loved ones with a delicious gift from Harry & David this holiday season
Throughout the holidays, the memories you make with the people you love most are ones that will last forever. Memories made during big celebrations, family dinners and other special gatherings are made that much sweeter when filled with all the delicious treats that come with the start of the holiday and winter season. From decadent chocolates, to flavorful fruits and gorgeous charcuterie spreads, Harry & David gourmet gifts offers all the treats you could possibly need to sweeten all the memories you'll be making this holiday season.
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1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt dies at 66
LaMarr Hoyt, who won the 1983 AL Cy Young Award with the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 66.
foxnews.com
Government shutdown looms: Here's what we know about where things stand
Any serious objection to a funding measure in either chamber of Congress will delay passage, forcing a shutdown.       
usatoday.com
Microsoft shareholders vote to force company to better report sexual harassment data
Microsoft Corp. shareholders voted to force the company to more transparently address sexual harassment claims via independent investigations and public reporting.
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‘Girls Trip’ Tracy Oliver: ‘The studio didn’t know if it would succeed’
"Girls Trip" writer Tracy Oliver talks about that movie's success and how it changed her career, the sequel, and impacted her new Amazon series "Harlem."
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Jussie Smollett Initially Uncooperative, Upset Camera Didn't Record Attack: Detective
Smollett reported in January 2019 that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago, but prosecutors allege he staged the assault.
newsweek.com
Fake Biologist Behind Post Claiming U.S. Scientists Told to Blame COVID on China: Facebook
Wilson Edwards regularly posted that U.S. officials were using "enormous pressure and even intimidation" to get scientists to blame China for COVID-19.
newsweek.com
CNN's Toobin slammed for his own personal life after saying Wednesday was 'disaster' for abortion supporters
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came under fire over his personal life after posting a tweet warning that Wednesday’s Supreme Court arguments over Roe v. Wade were a “disaster” for abortion supporters.
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Harris condemns Russian test of anti-satellite weapon at Biden administration's first space council meeting
Leaders from all corners of the US government condemned Russia's recent test of an anti-satellite weapon on Wednesday at the inaugural meeting of the National Space Council under the Biden administration, calling for accelerating the development of rules and norms in space.
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Fantasy football rankings for Week 13: Vikings' offensive recipe changes with no Dalvin Cook
Several top running backs are dealing with injuries this week, forcing fantasy managers to explore other options.       
usatoday.com
TikTok Trend Garners Newfound Attention After Police Involvement
Police are worried that community members might mistake the prank for a home invasion and "cause harm and fatalities."
newsweek.com
Maxwell accuser cries on stand when asked about $2.9M Epstein payout
The first alleged victim to testify against Ghislaine Maxwell at her sex-trafficking trial cried Wednesday when she was asked about receiving $2.9 million from a Jeffrey Esptein victim compensation fund.
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Stacey Abrams announces candidacy in Georgia governor's race
Stacey Abrams, who rose to national prominence in 2018, hopes to give Democrats a long-awaited victory in the key battleground state.
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Sandra Bullock says 2014 home invasion left her with severe PTSD
The intruder was eventually arrested at Bullock's home while she was there. She said on "Red Table Talk" that she hasn’t “been alone since the day” of the invasion. 
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Connecticut university asks physical therapy professor applicants to advocate for 'anti-racist policies'
The University of Connecticut is asking applicants for an assistant therapy professor position to consider contributing to the dismantling of "structural racism" and advocating for "anti-racist policies."
foxnews.com
Army-Navy at Meadowlands, with 20th anniversary of 9-11
As coaches and players from Army and Navy walked into MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, the backdrop was the skyline of New York City.
foxnews.com
Biden and Harris pare Hanukkah down with late menorah lighting
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were scheduled to hold a menorah lighting ceremony at the White House Wednesday evening -- four days after the holiday began.
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PM Update: Scattered showers tonight ahead of a warmer Thursday
Very little rain falls, where it does. We're in the 60s tomorrow.
washingtonpost.com
Northern Ireland collective wins the prestigious Turner Prize for art
A collective from Belfast won the prestigious U.K. prize. Prize organizers said the work tackles "urgent social and political issues affecting Northern Ireland with humor, seriousness and beauty."
npr.org
Comedian Kathy Griffin revels in being 'cancer free' and 'uncanceled'
On Tuesday's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' Kathy Griffin said her cancer was gone and she celebrated being 'an actress again' after her 2017 Trump photo scandal.
latimes.com
Powerball Drawing For 12/01/21, Wednesday Jackpot is $264 Million
Wednesday night's 12/01/21 Powerball jackpot is worth $264 million, with a cash-value option worth $186.7 million.
newsweek.com
Elizabeth Holmes testifies she reached out to Rupert Murdoch to try to kill a damning Wall Street Journal story
When Elizabeth Holmes got wind that then-Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou was working on a damning expose that would publish in October 2015 about her blood testing startup Theranos, she went straight to the top in an effort to get the story killed.
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