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Biden issues slew of pandemic initiatives to improve vaccine distribution, expand testing and reopen schools - CNN

President Joe Biden's first full day in office Thursday will focus on getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control, rolling out his national strategy that includes several executive actions related to vaccinations and testing in hopes of moving the federal res…

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Facebook is referring Trump ban to its 'Supreme Court' which cannot be overruled by Zuckerberg or execs - CNBC

Facebook on Thursday announced that it will refer its decision to indefinitely suspend the account of former President Donald Trump to its Oversight Board.

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For flight attendants, getting people to wear masks is now one of the hardest parts of the job - CNN

In the absence of federal mask regulations, many flight attendants feel there is often little they can do to ensure compliance -- or protect themselves against backlash and aggression.

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That's all folks: Samsung Galaxy Note series is no more, say two well-known insiders - PhoneArena

Although the Note series appears to have been discontinued, we may still see one more Note handset.

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FBI arrests Wixom man accused of hockey stick assault at U.S. Capitol storming - The Detroit News

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says there is probable cause to believe a Wixom man entered the U.S. Capitol and allegedly assaulted individuals with a hockey stick

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'Bachelorette' Clare Crawley 'crushed' by Dale Moss breakup - Page Six

“Speaking for myself, my intentions with this relationship have always been very clear, so the truth is I am crushed,” Crawley said on Instagram.

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Giant worm's undersea lair discovered by fossil hunters in Taiwan - The Guardian

Scientists believe 2-metre-long burrow once housed predator that ambushed passing sea creatures

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In a Slight to E.U., U.K. Says Not All Ambassadors Are Equal - The New York Times

Just weeks into its official break from the bloc, Britain is refusing to grant the bloc’s ambassador the same status as other top diplomats.

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Dolly Parton's brother Randy dead at 67: 'He will always be in our hearts' - Fox News

Randy Parton, a musician and brother of country singer Dolly Parton, died after a battle with cancer. He was 67.

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Biden to keep Wray on as FBI director - POLITICO

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was non-committal about keeping Wray in that post in her first briefing of the administration Wednesday.

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Stephen A. and Max react to the Nets falling to the Cavs in Kyrie Irving's return | First Take - ESPN

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss their concerns for the Nets following Collin Sexton scoring 42 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 147-135 win...

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Unemployment Claims Stay Stubbornly High As Biden Takes Office - NPR

New claims for state unemployment benefits dipped last week but remained high, showcasing the economic challenges facing President Biden.

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‘Bridgerton’ Renewed By Netflix; Season 2 Subject & Start Of Production Confirmed - Deadline

The “exciting news” about Bridgerton that Netflix teased on Tuesday became a reality this morning with the long-expected second-season renewal. In the style of Shondaland’s Regency-era period drama series, created by Chris Van Dusen, the pickup was announced …

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Conor McGregor: If Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘is continuing to dodge’ commitment to fight again, title should be st… - MMA Fighting

Conor McGregor advocates for Khabib Nurmagomedov to either return and face him or surrender the UFC lightweight title so the division can move on without him.

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How a 'Hamilton' song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment - CNN

You wouldn't know it from her commanding delivery at the inauguration, but up until a few years ago, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman struggled to overcome speech impediment.

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Ohio provider suspended for mishandling, spoiling Covid vaccine doses - NBC News

The SpecialtyRx provider in Columbus, Ohio improperly refrigerated and spoiled hundreds of doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.

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Why Dale really dumped Clare, plus more celeb love news | Gallery - Wonderwall

Here's why Dale Moss dumped his fiancée, 'The Bachelorette' star Clare Crawley, plus more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates ICYMI!

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Aaron Rodgers' future a 'beautiful mystery' as Packers prepare for NFC Championship - Fox News

Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers is an underlying storyline heading into the NFC Championship on Sunday.

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Stocks tick higher as Biden executive orders roll in - Fox Business

U.S. equity markets were modestly higher Thursday morning after President Biden signed a series of executive orders in the first hours of his presidency.

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President Biden's executive order officially ends Trump's Muslim travel ban. Here's what's next - USA TODAY

President Joe Biden overturned Donald Trump's 2017 ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries and outlined plans for what will replace it.

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Chrissy Teigen lost a tooth in a Fruit Roll-Up at the inauguration - CNN

Good news and bad news for Chrissy Teigen. President Biden followed her on Twitter but she also lost a tooth.

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Scientists find black holes could reach 'stupendously large' sizes - Phys.org

A recent study suggests the possible existence of 'stupendously large black holes' or SLABS, even larger than the supermassive black holes already observed in the centers of galaxies.

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Jobless claims show modest decline as Congress works on more stimulus - CNBC

Jobless claims for the week ended Jan. 16 totaled 900,000, the Labor Department reported, slightly better than the Wall Street estimate of 925,000.

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New CDC director says Covid vaccine won't be in every pharmacy by late February - NBC News

The new director of the CDC Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday the Covid-19 vaccine would not be widely available by late February.

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At least 32 killed as first suicide bombing in nearly 2 years rocks Baghdad - CNN

Twin suicide bombs rocked a busy market in central Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 32 people and injuring 110 others, according to officials and state media.

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England's third lockdown sees 'no evidence of decline' in Covid rates, study says - CNBC

The findings of the preprint report come shortly after the U.K. recorded another all-time high of coronavirus deaths.

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Tom Cotton: Antifa rioters won't stop because Joe Biden is president - Fox News

Sen. Tom Cotton said Wednesday that renewed Antifa riots in Portland and Seattle - following the inauguration of President Joe Biden - prove the point he made over the summer that force is needed to maintain law and order.

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Lilly Antibody Drug Prevents Covid-19 in Nursing Homes, Study Finds - The Wall Street Journal

Drugmaker plans to ask U.S. health regulators to expand bamlanivimab’s use to protect nursing-home residents and staff from Covid-19

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Amazon offers to help Biden administration with COVID vaccine distribution - USA TODAY

Amazon is offering help to President Biden with rollout of the COVID vaccine, while seeking to get employees inoculated as soon as possible.

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European Central Bank says it 'stands ready' to act as Covid infections continue to rise - CNBC

The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged Thursday, as euro nations continue to struggle with surging Covid-19 infections and lockdowns.

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California mom describes allergic reaction to Moderna vaccine - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

Allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are rare and one San Diego woman ended up being one of the unlucky ones. She said she won’t hesitate to get her second dose next month.

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Newspapers around the world react to Biden's inauguration - CNN

The culmination of Joe Biden's journey to the Oval Office was seen far beyond Washington DC on Thursday, with images of his inauguration splashed across the front pages of newspapers around the world.

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Oregon's Democratic Party offices vandalized amid post-inauguration protests - NBC News

Protesters in Portland and Seattle smashed windows and graffitied buildings on Wednesday, including Oregon's Democratic Party headquarters and ICE offices.

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday - CNBC

U.S. stock futures rose Thursday after the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs as President Joe Biden took office.

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Keys to win, game-breakers for Buccaneers-Packers, Bills-Chiefs - NFL conference championship game plans - ESPN

How will all four teams game-plan for this weekend? We show how each can get an advantage, plus pick game-breakers and point out pivotal matchups to watch.

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It’s not just the US where Galaxy S21 doesn’t get MST for Samsung Pay - SamMobile

It was revealed earlier this week that the Galaxy S21 series is missing Samsung Pay's MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) functionality ...

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Apple’s first VR headset reportedly includes a fabric design, a fan, and expensive price tag - The Verge

Apple’s first VR headset might be an expensive and niche device. A new report claims the headset may arrive in 2022 with a fabric design, a fan, and an expensive price tag.

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Let's project all 14 seeds in next season's NFL playoffs: Why the Bucs and Packers will be back - ESPN

Tampa Bay and Green Bay have the roster to compete again. Other playoff teams from 2020 aren't so lucky. And could the Jags win the AFC South?

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Takeaways From Biden's Presidential Inauguration Day - NPR

After a chaotic four years, Biden is calling for calm. A new tone was set, but a return to the same old partisan bickering won't solve the problem of millions fed a daily diet of false information.

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Apple may be bringing MagSafe back to MacBooks. Here's why it's a terrible idea - CNET

It breaks my heart to say this, but I'm hoping rumors of the MagSafe's return aren't true.

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Work on Keystone XL pipeline suspended as Biden is expected to revoke permit - CBS News

The Obama administration rejected the pipeline, but President Trump revived it and has been a strong supporter.

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Jennifer Lopez addresses the nation in Spanish during inauguration performance - CBS News

In a medley of political songs, Lopez slipped in her own song and also took a moment to say something in Spanish. Here's what she said.

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China says it is a 'victim' after Twitter locks embassy account - CNN

China says that it is a "victim" of misinformation after Twitter restricted the account of the Chinese embassy in the United States.

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Tom Holland improvised in Spider-Man audition with Robert Downey Jr. - Insider - INSIDER

Tom Holland's agent told him that Marvel likes its actors to stick to the script, but that went out the window once Robert Downey Jr. started riffing.

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President Biden takes office, moving quickly to implement agenda - CBS News

"There's no time to start like today," the new president told reporters, hours after his inauguration.

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Linux has been ported to run on Apple’s M1 Macs - The Verge

Linux has now been successfully ported to run on Apple’s M1 Macs. Corellium, makers of a virtual iPhone, has released a tutorial for getting Ubuntu running on an M1 Mac.

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President Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel - WCVB Boston

On his second day in office, President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks — including a requirement that they be worn for travel.

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Fire hits building at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccines - The Associated Press

PUNE, India (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, but production of COVID-19 vaccine will not be...

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ASUS, MSI & ASRock Z590 Motherboard Prices Detailed – Over $1000 US For Flagship Products - Wccftech

Various motherboard manufacturers and retailers have started providing pricing information for their Z590 motherboard lineups. ASUS & MSI confirmed the prices for several boards a while back but we also got a word from ASRock on their recently revealed Z5…

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Grocers Have A Strategy To Get Their Workers Vaccinated Against COVID-19: Pay Them - NPR

Grocers from Aldi to Trader Joe's are pitching financial incentives to their employees to encourage them to get vaccinated.

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Stock futures add to records on stimulus hopes - Fox Business

A slew of earnings and economic reports may shape the direction of the trading day

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There was one winning ticket in $730 million Powerball lottery - CNN

There is a winner to the historic Powerball lottery this morning, worth $731.1 million.

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Democrats weigh their stimulus options: Go big or go fast - POLITICO

Biden, Pelosi and Schumer have a tough decision to make on their legislative strategy.

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CDC forecasts up to 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in the next few weeks - CNN

The United States could face as many as 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in less than a month, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Winning $730M Powerball ticket sold in Maryland - New York Post

DES MOINES, Iowa — There has been a jackpot winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months.  Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players had another shot at a …

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Collin Sexton changing narrative, becoming cornerstone of Cleveland Cavaliers’ rebuild: ‘He’s not a regular N - cleveland.com

But on a court that featured some of the NBA’s brightest stars -- Harden, Irving and Kevin Durant – no one shined brighter than third-year guard Collin Sexton.

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Samsung Display is mass-producing 90Hz OLED screens for laptops - The Verge

Samsung Display has announced plans to mass-produce the world’s first 90Hz OLED screens designed for laptops. Manufacturing will begin in March in “very large quantities,” and “several” laptop manufacturers are said to be planning models for this year.

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China to test Lunar New Year travelers for COVID-19; Shanghai reports new cases - Yahoo News

China plans to impose strict COVID testing requirements during the Lunar New Year holiday season, when tens of millions of people are expected to travel, as ...

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New CDC director Rochelle Walensky extends eviction moratorium due to COVID-19 until at least March 31 - KABC-TV

Citing a coronavirus-fueled "housing affordability crisis," the CDC announced it is extending the eviction moratorium through the end of March.

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Biden inaugural: Abrupt pivot to civility in post-Trump era - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington couldn’t turn the page quickly enough from Donald Trump to President Joe Biden. Trump's voice faded from the capital he had animated and antagonized since 2017...

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Tom Hanks Leads Procession of Stars, Former Presidents and Fireworks to Close Inauguration Day - Hollywood Reporter

The live special featured appearances by Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry, among others.

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Kyrie Irving talks first game back from absence, playing with James Harden | NBA on ESPN - ESPN

At a postgame press conference, Kyrie Irving talks about Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, his first game back from his absence and his first game playi...

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Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education' - Associated Press

President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an...

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'Just move on': Republicans grapple with post-Trump future - The Associated Press

For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty...

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Bob Dylan Sued Over Co-Writer's Claim to Song Catalog Sale: What It Means - Billboard

The widow of Jacques Levy, who co-wrote seven songs on Bob Dylan’s 1976 album Desire, filed a lawsuit over Dylan’s catalog sale to Universal Music Group.

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Vaccinating Californians 65 and older could take until June, likely delaying rollout to other groups - KTLA Los Angeles

Vaccinating Californians 65 and over could take until June to complete, the state’s epidemiologist said Wednesday, raising new concerns about when other groups will be eligible for the vaccine and underscoring the rapidly dwindling COVID-19 vaccine stockpiles…

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Packers' investment in pass-rushers could provide ultimate reward vs. Bucs - Packers Wire

The Green Bay Packers’ massive investment in pass-rushers has an opportunity to provide the ultimate reward against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Collin Sexton and Kyrie Irving Both Laugh After Last Minute Foul Call Leads To Overtime - Bleacher Report

Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets successfully overturned this wild foul call that ultimately forced the first of two overtimes. Subscribe: https://www.yout...

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California says it’s safe to use huge lot of Moderna vaccines paused after allergic reactions - San Francisco Chronicle

<p>California said health care providers could continue to administer a batch of hundreds of thousands of doses of coronavirus vaccine that it had put on pause after a cluster of allergic reactions last week.</p>

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Star-studded concert marks Joe Biden's inauguration - BBC News

Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry all play the Celebrating America concert.

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‘Katy Perry came and delivered’: Singer closes inauguration concert with explosive fireworks display - The Independent

The pop singer performed her seminal 2010 hit 'Firework" in a red, white, and blue gown as the newly inaugurated President and Vice President looked on

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Biden fires Trump-appointed labor board general counsel who refused to resign - The Washington Post

The fracas began earlier Wednesday when the Biden administration asked now-former general counsel Peter Robb to resign, a White House official said, a precedent-breaking move.

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Seattle protesters oppose Biden and police, vandalize buildings, cause other damage: reports - Fox News

Rioters gathered in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, causing damage to the city following the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

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'Celebrating America': Top moments from Biden's presidential inauguration special - NBC News

"Celebrating America," a 90-minute special that aired across several networks Wednesday night, brought together a mix of A-list talent and average Americans.

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Pac-12 to split with commissioner Larry Scott in June as search begins for replacement - CBS Sports

The conference will be launching a search for a new commissioner after more than a decade with Scott at the helm

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Leftist protesters wreak havoc in Portland, vandalize Oregon's Dem headquarters - New York Post

Leftist protesters wreaked havoc on the streets of Portland Wednesday evening, smashing windows at the state’s Democratic Party headquarters while chanting anti-cop slogans, according to poli…

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Biden's @POTUS Twitter Account Followed Chrissy Teigen After Trump Blocked Her For Years - BuzzFeed News

Of the 12 people @POTUS was following on inauguration night, most of them were White House accounts — and Teigen after she made an appeal on Twitter.

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Former presidents send Biden bipartisan message of support - POLITICO

The video statement from Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton reflected the new president’s campaign motif of unity through a divisive era.

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Watch Katy Perry Close Biden Inauguration Celebration With Fireworks - Pitchfork

She sang “Firework” as Biden, Kamala Harris, and their families watched the grand finale

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Paleontologists finally have their first good look at a dinosaur butthole - CNET

For the first time ever, scientists take a closer look at the dinosaur's cloaca that was used to expel waste and, potentially, attract a mate.

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The Players Behind Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License': See the Full Credits - Billboard

Olivia Rodrigo's “Drivers License” easily topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Explore songwriters, producers, engineers and the team behind the track.

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Three soldiers killed in helicopter crash in New York - NBC News

Three soldiers were killed after the helicopter they were in crashed during a training mission in New York state south of Rochester Wednesday, officials said.

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GOP senators warn McConnell could face backlash if he votes to convict Trump - CNN

A faction of Senate Republicans has a warning for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Stick with former President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial.