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FBI identifies hostage-taker at Texas synagogue - CNN

The FBI on Sunday identified Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British national, as the man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in an hours-long standoff Saturday before a rescue team entered the building and killed the suspect.

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What we know about Times Square subway shove victim Michelle Go - New York Post

Michelle Alyssa Go was waiting on the southbound platform at the Times Square subway station when she was shoved onto the train tracks and struck by an R train, police said.

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Eagles-Buccaneers analysis: Jalen Hurts and Jalen Reagor took steps back as the Birds got bounced - The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Eagles ended their season with a 31-15 loss to the Buccaneers as they made too many mistakes to have a chance at the upset of the defending Super Bowl champions.

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Walmart is getting serious about the metaverse - The Verge

Walmart has filed several trademark applications that indicate the retailer’s move into the metaverse. The filings suggest Walmart’s potential plans to offer NFTs and a digital currency.

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A Quandary for New York Restaurants and Workers: What to Do About Omicron? - The New York Times

Without hard rules about employees who test positive, owners and workers are weighing safety against finances, and not always agreeing on the answer.

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Dozens of homes destroyed, hundreds displaced after tornado hits Southwest Florida - WESH 2 Orlando

"This came up quicker than anything I've ever seen," he said. "It happened so fast, it was unbelievable"

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University of Michigan president fired after probe into alleged affair with a subordinate - The Washington Post

The University of Michigan's board fired Mark S. Schlissel after it found evidence of interactions with a subordinate that were « inconsistent with promoting the dignity and reputation » of Michigan's public flagship.

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Novak Djokovic deported after losing Australia visa battle - BBC News - BBC News

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country.Judges rejected a challenge by the unvaccinated te...

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Tom Brady, Bucs streamline past Eagles, NFC divisional round awaits - Fox News

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one step closer to defending their Super Bowl title after dominating the Philadelphia Eagles 31-15 in Sunday’s wild-card game.

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Kyle MacLachlan, 62, and Jeff Goldblum, 69, walk Prada runway in Milan - Page Six

The actors looked like total professionals when they stormed the runway in Milan, Italy, wearing dapper black coats.

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Supply Chain Woes Could Worsen as China Imposes Covid Lockdowns - The New York Times

American manufacturers are worried that China’s zero-tolerance coronavirus policy could throw a wrench in the global conveyor belt for goods this year.

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Kelly Rizzo Declares Late Husband Bob Saget “The Most Incredible Man on Earth” - Hollywood Reporter

Kelly Rizzo took to Instagram on Saturday to pay tribute to her late husband Bob Saget shortly after he was laid to rest. “My sweet husband,” Rizzo, 42, began in a lengthy caption alongside a photograph of herself with Saget. “After much reflection this week,…

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‘Devastated’: 15 Fire Victims Are Mourned at Bronx Service - The New York Times

The leader of the Islamic Cultural Center upbraided elected officials, saying of the victims, “The conditions in which they lived in the Bronx caused their death.”

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'Scream 5' finally unseats 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' at the North American box-office - Fox Business

After a month at no. 1, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has finally been overtaken at the box office. Paramount Pictures' “Scream” reboot debuted with $30.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Safari 15 bug can leak your recent browsing activity and personal identifiers - The Verge

Browser fingerprinting and fraud detection service, FingerprintJS, has uncovered a bug in Safari 15 that could leak your browsing activity and personal information from your Google account.

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'America's Funniest Home Videos' to pay tribute to Bob Saget - CNN

"America's Funniest Home Videos," one of the shows that solidified Bob Saget as a fixture in the living rooms of many, is paying tribute to its former host on Sunday.

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Glenn Youngkin attempts to ban critical race theory on day one as Virginia governor - The Guardian

Newly elected Republican unveils sweeping conservative orders, including loosening public health mandates during the pandemic

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US Surgeon General Warns That Omicron Has Not Yet Peaked - The New York Times

As the fast-spreading variant has blanketed the country, known cases and hospitalizations have surged, and officials warn of tough weeks ahead.

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Jason Wolf: Josh Allen leads seven TD drives as Bills obliterate Patriots, destroy Death Star - Buffalo News

The two-time reigning AFC East champion Bills obliterated the No. 6-seeded Patriots, 47-17, on Saturday night at Highmark Stadium.

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Oldest remains of modern humans are much older than previously thought, researchers say - USA TODAY

Remains in Ethiopia were originally thought to be around 200,000 years ago. Scientists now say they are at least 230,000 years ago.

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Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in US, Canada - KSL.com

Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the United States depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete in the crowded streaming TV market.

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Farrah Abraham Arrested for Battery at Hollywood Nightclub - TMZ

Farrah Abraham was arrested Saturday night, after allegedly slapping a security guard at a club ... TMZ has learned.

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South Carolina winter, ice, snow updates from WYFF News 4 - WYFF4 Greenville

Ice and wind are the major concerns as a winter storm moves into the Carolinas overnight, WYFF News 4 Chief Meteorologist Chris Justus says.

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Samsung's 14-inch Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra may offer equally massive specs - Engadget

A leak appears to have revealed official snapshots of Samsung's 14-inch Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, plus the very high-end specs to match..

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Power outages, flight cancellations, thundersnow: Brutal snow, ice storm slams South - USA TODAY

The entire eastern United States was bracing for a winter storm on Sunday as a furious weather front approached.

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Josh Allen’s Bills Nearly Perfect in Dismantling the Patriots - The New York Times

Paced by Allen’s five touchdown passes, the Bills did not punt, attempt a field goal or turn the ball over against the rival Patriots.

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Novak Djokovic leaves Australia after court rejects visa challenge - CNN

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has lost a legal challenge against a decision revoking his visa for the second time and will leave Australia without contesting the Australian Open.

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MAGA hats and QAnon: Inside Trump’s first rally of 2022 - POLITICO

The former president hit all the notes in his rally in Arizona on Saturday. The question is: Is this a precursor to a reelection bid?

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Bills played first 'perfect' offensive game in NFL history in win over Patriots - Yahoo Sports

No team in NFL history has played a game in which they had no punts, no field goals, and no turnovers.

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Gov. Youngkin expresses optimism about the future of Virginia: 'Ready for a new way forward' - Fox News

Virginia’s newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Sunday discussed some of his first executive orders that he signed Saturday and expressed his optimism about the future of Virginia, saying Virginians are "ready for a new way forward."

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Box Office: ‘Scream’ Dethrones ‘Spider-Man’ With $35M Holiday Debut - Hollywood Reporter

Scream is winning the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with a projected four-day gross of $35 million, enough to dethrone Spider-Man: No Way Home. It’s also good enough to revive the classic slasher franchise for Paramount and Spy…

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'Corrupt' FBI should be 'eliminated' for statement on Texas synagogue hostage taker: Critics - Fox News

The FBI is being slammed for saying the Congregation Beth Israel hostage taker’s demands were “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”

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49ers news: A Powerful and Deep D-Line is the 49ers’ Postseason Edge - Niners Nation

If the Niners hope to get by the Cowboys or any other team, they’re going to have to count on the position group that they built to be their best.

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Are the 49ers the worst possible Wild Card matchup for the Cowboys? | Get Up - ESPN

Are the 49ers the worst possible Wild Card matchup for the Cowboys? | Get UpThe Get Up crew debate whether the likelihood the Dallas Cowboys can defeat the S...

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Walmart is quietly preparing to enter the metaverse - CNBC

Walmart appears to be venturing into the metaverse with plans to create its own cryptocurrency and collection of NFTs.

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After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that.

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Saturday Night Live: West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose hosts underwhelming episode - The Guardian

The Broadway star turned Golden Globe winner is an enthusiastic host but this week’s material is patchy at best

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Should Jerome Boger, not Walt Anderson, have handled the Raiders-Bengals pool report? - NBC Sports

The first game of the 2021 postseason included a mistake that would be unacceptable in the preseason. An erroneous whistle that killed a live play.It was clear, to anyone with functioning eyes and ears, that a whistle was blown before Bengals receiver Tyler B…

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Wordle! and Wardle team up to donate proceeds from an unrelated app’s popularity spike - The Verge

A developer created an iOS app called Wordle! five years ago, and it unexpectedly rose in popularity when the browser-based game of the same name, Wordle, took off. The developer of Wordle! has decided to donate proceeds from the app to Boost Oakland.

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Bob Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo posts emotional tribute after late comedian’s funeral - Page Six

Rizzo, who wed the “Full House” star in 2018, said that she was grateful for their years of relationship.

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Microsoft finds 'destructive' malware in Ukraine - CNN

Destructive malware capable of wiping data has appeared on dozens of computer systems at Ukrainian organizations, including government agencies, non-profits and technology organizations, Microsoft has warned.

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Two people drowned by abnormally high waves in Peru after Tonga volcano - Reuters

Two people drowned off a beach in northern Peru, the local civil defense authority reported on Sunday, after unusually high waves were recorded in several coastal areas following Saturday's eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga in the Pacific Ocean.

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U of Michigan president fired after employee relationship, 'inappropriate' emails surface - New York Post

The University of Michigan fired president Dr. Mark Schlissel for having a years-long affair with a subordinate, and sending “inappropriate” messages to her on his university email.

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Kanye West Thanks Travis Scott for Sending Him to Chicago's Birthday Party - TMZ

Kanye West was all smiles after attending his daughter Chicago's 4th birthday party, but there's some shade he's throwing in the process.

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Snow, ice blasts through South with powerful winter storm - Yahoo News

A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice was sweeping through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and...

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Chinese city Xi'an lifts some restrictions after lockdown - Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Xi’an has gradually begun lifting restrictions after over three weeks of lockdown, as authorities sought to stamp out a local outbreak before the Beijing Winter Olympic Games are due to start.

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The trials and tribulations of turning a real camera into a webcam - The Verge

If you want the lush bokeh and fine control that a mirrorless DSLR brings versus a $100 webcam snatched off Amazon, maybe don’t pick the Sony A7 III.

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After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that.

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New year brings more liberated Joe Biden | TheHill - The Hill

When President Biden pounded his hand on a podium this week and declared “I'm tired of being&nbsp...

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to explore options this offseason - NFL.com

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is under contract for two more years, but NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Wilson wants to explore other options this offseason.

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Dangerous ice storm, heavy snowfall and potential travel woes and power outages expected in the Southeast - CNN

A vicious winter storm will slice through parts of the Southeast Sunday, dropping freezing rain, ice and snow on cities and states that don't normally see much of the white stuff.

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Tsunami hits Tonga after volcanic eruption - DW (English)

A tsunami has flooded Tonga's capital after a large eruption from an undersea volcano. Other Pacific islands and the US have issued advisories and have cautioned residents to seek higher ground.

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As the Omicron surge continues, parents of young kids hunker down...again - CNN

While vaccines are available for kids ages 5 and up, parents with younger kids are still finding themselves living in fear of their kids getting Covid-19. As many of their families struggle through two years of isolation, here's what their parents told CNN.

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Djokovic boards plane bound for Dubai after court upholds visa cancellation - Reuters

Tennis star Novak Djokovic boarded a plane bound for Dubai on Sunday evening, a Reuters journalist said, after the Australian Federal Court upheld the government's cancellation of his visa in a drama over his decision not to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

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Citizen Scientists Discover Giant Jupiter-Like Planet in NASA TESS Data - SciTechDaily

Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Since 2010, the former U.S. naval officer has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — “citizen scientists” — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of exo…

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Rush for COVID-19 tests bogs down Hawaii’s case-reporting system - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The state’s electronic data collection system for COVID-19 cases has become overwhelmed by the number of test results that it is trying to process. As a result, state health officials say they will stop processing negative test results beginning today.

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Significant tsunami damage feared in Tonga, communications still cut - Reuters

Tsunami-hit Tonga remained largely uncontactable on Sunday with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had yet to come through.

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Europe's loud, rule-breaking unvaccinated minority are falling out of society - CNN

The increasingly vast divide between Europe's two populations means that "underground communities" of unvaccinated people have taken root.

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Russia Issues Subtle Threats More Far-Reaching Than a Ukraine Invasion - The New York Times

If the West fails to meet its security demands, Moscow could take measures like placing nuclear missiles close to the U.S. coastline, Russian officials have hinted.

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Typhoons, wildfires, missiles: Teen flies solo round world - Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — Avoid typhoon in the Philippines. Check. Steer clear of massive California wildfires. Check. Keep away from test missiles in North Korea. What? Wait.

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'SNL': Joe Biden blames omicron, inflation and everything else on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ - USA TODAY

Joe Biden, played by James Austin Johnson on "SNL," knows who's really to blame for the COVID surge, inflation and more issues facing Americans.

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Trump’s Covid and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally - The New York Times

The former president falsely claimed that white Americans were being denied the Covid-19 vaccine, among other inaccuracies.

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What the Bengals’ and Bills’ Wins Mean for Divisional Matchups - The New York Times

The No. 4-seeded Bengals beat the No. 5-seeded Raiders Saturday, Cincinnati’s first playoff win in 31 years, and the Bills vanquished the Patriots in the night game in Buffalo.

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Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dead at 88 - Fox News

Ralph Emery, 88, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said.

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Bills blast Patriots as QB Josh Allen throws five touchdowns in 47-17 rout - USA TODAY

Bills QB Josh Allen picks apart the Patriots for 308 yards and throws five touchdowns to lead Buffalo to a 47-17 rout in their AFC wild card game.

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Microsoft says it observed destructive malware in systems belonging to several Ukraine govt agencies - Reuters

Microsoft Corp <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/MSFT.O" target="_blank">(MSFT.O)</a> said in a blog post on Saturday it observed destructive malware in systems belonging to several Ukrainian government agencies and organisations that work closely wi…

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'Saturday Night Live' returns from winter break with its Joe Biden blaming the surge of Omicron on Spider-Man - CNN

"We're in the middle of a cold, dark winter," James Austin Johnson as President Joe Biden said kicking off this weekend's "Saturday Night Live." "This winter is so dark, Republicans don't think it should vote."

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Verdict expected soon in Novak Djokovic deportation hearing - CBS News

Federal Court Chief Justice James Allsop said he and two fellow judges hoped to reach a verdict later Sunday.

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Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow draws attention with his fashionable frames - ESPN

After delivering the Bengals first playoff win in 31 years, Burrow wore some fashionable eyewear in his postgame news conference, and the internet took notice.

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Mother of slain Burger King cashier Kristal Bayron-Nieves demands justice - New York Post

Kristal Bayron-Nieves, 19, was killed during a robbery while working the night shift last week.

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Statement by President Biden on the Hostage Situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas - The White House

Thanks to the courageous work of state, local and federal law enforcement, four Americans who were held hostage at a Texas synagogue will soon be home

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DirecTV loss could cripple rightwing One America News - Reuters

The largest satellite provider in the United States said late Friday it will drop One America News, a move that could financially cripple the rightwing TV network known for fueling conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

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NFL Playoff Bracket 2022: Updated Picture, Schedule After Saturday's Wild Card - Bleacher Report

The NFL 's Super Wild Card Weekend kicked off with quite a bang. The Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills picked up wins in an all-AFC evening of activity...

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Federal court expected to deliver verdict in Novak Djokovic's deportation case in Australia - ESPN

A court hearing for tennis star Novak Djokovic's appeal against deportation in Australia ended Sunday and a verdict was expected within hours.

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Trump kicks off midterm year still stuck on last election - POLITICO

The former president delivers Jan. 6 rebuttal in Arizona, home to ground zero in the “stop the steal” movement’s fraudulent push to find evidence that the 2020 election was rigged.

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Tonga volcano eruption caused ‘significant damage’, says Ardern - Al Jazeera English

New Zealand leader says volcanic eruption damaged Tonga’s capital, but there are no reports of deaths as of yet.

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‘Not professional’: Health violations force shutdown of COVID testing sites - FOX 31 Denver

Nearly a dozen COVID testing sites run by two different companies have been shut down by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser’s office until certain requirements are met.

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Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn requests the singer to call her and sort things out 'privately' - PINKVILLA

Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears share new statements on social media. Check out what the sisters have said about each other.

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Calvin Kattar Octagon Interview | UFC Vegas 46 - UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship

UFC featherweight Calvin Kattar emerged victorious from his Fight of the Night with Giga Chikadze in the UFC Vegas 46 main event on Saturday. Kattar won via ...

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Witnesses react to mass shooting at the WOW Hall - KEZI TV

Witnesses are sharing what they saw and heard the moments gunshots were fired at the WOW Hall Saturday night.

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Amid surging COVID infections, state will suspend reporting of negative cases - Hawaii News Now

Despite the soaring case loads, one key pandemic benchmark appears to be slowing: hospitalizations.

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40-year-old Asian woman killed in subway shove at Times Square - WBAL Baltimore

"These attacks have left Asian Americans across the city and across the country feeling vulnerable and they must stop,”

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Kazakhstan authorities raise death toll from unrest to 225 - The Guardian

Prosecutor says dead include security forces and ‘armed bandits’, with toll dramatically increased from previous figures