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F.T.C. Sues to Block Nvidia’s Takeover of Arm - The New York Times

The proposed deal would give Nvidia control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on.

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Parolee Aariel Maynor Arrested In Connection With Jacqueline Avant Killing After Shooting Himself In The Foot - CBS Los Angeles

Police say they’ve made an arrest in the murder of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music executive Clarence Avant, who was shot to death during a home invasion at the couple’s Beverly Hills home.

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Omicron Variant in New York: What We Know About the 5 Cases - NBC New York

There are now 5 cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in New York, mostly in New York City, the governor said Thursday.

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'73?!' -- NBA stars chimed in after the Memphis Grizzlies notched biggest blowout win in NBA history - ESPN

The Grizzlies dropped 152 points en route to the biggest blowout win in NBA history -- and the basketball world noticed.

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Biden details strategies to combat delta, omicron variants - The Washington Post

White House plan includes booster shots and stricter travel rules, but experts say testing measures must go further.

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Memphis Grizzlies set NBA record after beating Oklahoma City Thunder by 73 points - ESPN

The Grizzlies broke the NBA record for margin of victory on Thursday after beating the Thunder by 73 points.

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Alec Baldwin Says He Is Not Responsible for Fatal Shooting on ‘Rust’ - The New York Times

In an emotional interview with ABC News, the actor asserted, ‘Someone put a live bullet in a gun.’

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With Omicron, officials push COVID testing during holidays - latimes.com

Confirmation of the variant in the nation's most populous county came as officials urged residents to get tested for the coronavirus more frequently when it makes sense to do so — particularly during the holiday season.

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Biden blasted for reviving Trump's Remain in Mexico policy - BBC News

Activists warn restoring 'Remain in Mexico' at the border will result in "torture, rape, and death".

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Arizona nurse who sexually assaulted incapacitated patient sentenced to 10 years - NBC News

A former Arizona nurse who sexually assaulted an incapacitated patient at a long-term care facility where she later gave birth was sentenced to 10 years.

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Abortion battles intensify in the states ahead of court ruling expected to undermine Roe v. Wade - The Washington Post

Normally low-profile state legislative races and less prominent gubernatorial contests suddenly hold the potential to become national flash points in the polarizing debate, while state legislative activity will become more significant in shaping abortion laws.

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In Biden's Plan for Free Rapid Tests, Legwork Will Be Required - The New York Times

Some nations make Covid tests available at little to no cost for consumers. The U.S. plan for home testing includes submitting receipts to private insurers.

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U.S. Senate passes bill to avert government shutdown, sends to Biden for signature - Reuters

The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fund the government through mid-February, averting the risk of a shutdown after overcoming a bid by some Republicans to delay the vote in a protest against vaccine mandates.

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Senate Approves Spending Bill Averting Government Shutdown - The Wall Street Journal

Fight over vaccine rules threatened to slow progress on legislation, which passed House earlier in the day and now goes to Biden

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'We're feeling optimistic,' Tentative deal reached between Kellogg and negotiating team - KETV Omaha

If 1,400 American workers approve the deal, they could be back inside the plant as soon as next week.

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Didi of China Moves to Delist From New York Stock Exchange - The New York Times

The ride-hailing giant made an abrupt shift as officials in Washington and Beijing have grown increasingly skeptical of Chinese corporate access to Wall Street’s money.

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Biden appears to misremember 1973 meeting with Israeli leader - New York Post

Biden touted a supposed wartime meeting with former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir during a time when he was in law school and the former PM had not yet been elected.

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Rob Manfred can't use MLB's same old playbook to solve lockout - New York Post

If he’ll never be Mr. Popularity, Manfred can boost his public image by making more proposals and pointing fewer fingers.

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Jussie Smollett’s attorney alleges star prosecution witness sought $2M from actor - Chicago Sun-Times

A defense lawyer said Abimbola Osundairo, who Smollett allegedly recruited for the 2019 attack, asked for the huge payout in exchange for him telling police the actor didn’t plan the hoax.

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Biden requirement for testing 24 hours before international flights to start Monday - Fox News

President Biden's planned requirement for incoming international travelers to have a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of departing will begin Monday

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Alec Baldwin says he assumed gun in movie set shooting was safe - Reuters

Alec Baldwin on Thursday denied responsibility for the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of his Western movie "Rust," saying he would have killed himself if he believed it was his fault.

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One in 44 U.S. children diagnosed with autism, new data suggests - NBC News

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages.

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Source: Antonio Brown's Fake Vaccine Card Listed Citrus County - Sports Illustrated

The star receiver and his two teammates attempted to use cards purported to be from Citrus County. The league has cleared the Buccaneers of any wrongdoing.

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Coronavirus: Google again delays return to offices after emergence of omicron - The Mercury News

Google had intended to bring in workers three days per week under a hybrid model mixing office and remote employment starting Jan. 10, but security chief Chris Rackow said in an email to employees …

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Paper Mario Trailer - Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo

It’s a paper caper! Paper Mario, originally released for the Nintendo 64 system, will become available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members on...

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Metal Planet Appears to Be Lightest World Around Another Star Ever Found - The New York Times

Astronomers call it a “super-Mercury” and think it holds clues to how planets form close in to their stars.

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NFL Suspends Antonio Brown Over Fake Vaccination Card - The New York Times

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver and two other players had fake vaccination cards in violation of the Covid-19 protocols established by the league and its players’ union.

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The November Jobs Report Is Crucial. Watch the Labor Force Participation Rate. - Barron's

It's the last labor-market reading before the Federal Reserve's December meeting, and could influence the pace of the central bank's tapering.

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CNN sees ratings spike for Chris Cuomo's show – after his suspension - New York Post

The anemic ratings for Chris Cuomo’s CNN show shot up — after he disappeared on suspension.

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United States FTC Files Lawsuit to Block NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition - AnandTech

In the biggest roadblock yet to NVIDIA’s proposed acquisition of Arm, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this afternoon that the...

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Battlefield 2042, and Some Players Aren't Happy About It - IGN Daily Fix - IGN

On today's IGN The Fix: Games, Battlefield 2042's latest update has, possibly inadvertently, revealed some upcoming skins for the game - and many players don...

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Data suggests 1 in 44 US children are affected by autism - Fox News

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest that more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Brought Strict Rules to Epstein Home, Ex-Employee Says - The New York Times

Testifying at Ms. Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial, a former manager of Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida estate said she instructed: “Never look at his eyes.”

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Cramer says stocks are 'still badly oversold' even after Wall Street's big rally - CNBC

CNBC's Jim Cramer said Thursday that trying to get into the mindset of the stock market "can be hard to fathom," especially with Wall Street's recent volatility.

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Germany Announces Restrictions on Unvaccinated People - The New York Times

The country is trying to fight a monthlong surge in infections that has been breaking daily case records.

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Behind the Scenes of Brian Kelly's First Day as Head Coach - LSUsports

The first 36 hours and behind the scenes look of Brian Kelly's tenure as the head coach of the LSU Football program. SUBSCRIBE for more content and keep up w...

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New US travel rules: What you need to know about the changes prompted by Omicron - CNN

Just when we thought travel rules were stabilizing, along comes the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Read this Q&A for the latest updates on new US travel rules.

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Six different Covid vaccines are safe and effective when used as boosters, UK study finds - CNBC

The peer-reviewed phase 2 trial analyzed the safety and efficacy of seven vaccines when administered as booster shots.

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Arrest made in Jacqueline Avant slaying after suspect shoots himself in foot - New York Post

Aariel Maynor, 29, was found in the backyard of a different Beverly Hills residence with the wound shortly after he allegedly killed Jacqueline Avant.

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Most Covid Vaccines Will Work as Boosters, Study Suggests - The New York Times

In a comparison of seven different brands, researchers found that most shots give a strong boost, even in mix-and-match combinations.

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Battlefield 2042 mad about Santa Claus skin, DICE responds - Polygon

Battlefield 2042’s holiday-themed cosmetics, including a Santa Claus/Father Christmas skin, are upsetting players, leading DICE to respond.

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New York officials confirm 5 cases of omicron Covid variant in NYC metro area - CNBC

One omicron case was discovered in Long Island and four in the boroughs that make up New York City: two in Queens, one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan.

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21 states poised to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned - NPR

So-called "trigger laws" in 12 states would automatically enact an abortion ban if Roe is overturned. In nine others, bans that were blocked by courts or have long been unenforced could take effect.

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Google delays mandatory return to office beyond Jan. 10 - Reuters

Alphabet Inc's <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/GOOGL.O" target="_blank">(GOOGL.O)</a> Google said on Thursday it is indefinitely pushing back its January return-to-office plan globally amid growing concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavir…

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Biden claims to have served as a 'liaison' during Six-Day War despite still being in law school at the time - Fox News

President Biden claimed to have met with former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to serve as a liaison during the Six-Day War despite still being in law school at the time.

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Stock market news live updates: Stock futures extend gains after S&P 500's best day in seven weeks - Yahoo Finance

Stock futures opened higher Thursday evening to hold gains after a recovery rally, with an initial wave of concern over the economic impacts of the Omicron...

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Eddie Mekka, 'Laverne & Shirley' actor, dies at 69 - NBC News

"Laverne & Shirley" actor Eddie Mekka, famous for his role as Carmine Ragusa, has died at 69. He passed away at his home in California, his brother told NBC News.

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Government Shutdown Still Looms as House Passes Spending Bill - The New York Times

Even as the House voted to fund the government through mid-February, Senate Republicans were still threatening to force a shutdown over vaccine mandates.

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Jacqueline Avant murder suspect arrested in Beverly Hills slaying - Fox News

A parolee with a long criminal history has been arrested in the killing of Jacqueline Avant, a local philanthropist and wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant in the couple's Beverly Hills, California, home during a burglary, authorities said Thursd…

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Eddie Mekka, Carmine on 'Laverne & Shirley,' dead at 69 - CNN

Eddie Mekka, who found fame playing Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa, on the hit series "Laverne & Shirley," died Saturday at his home in Newhall, California, according to his official Facebook account.

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Updates: Watch SpaceX launch Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida - Florida Today

Watch live as SpaceX at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station targets 6:12 p.m. ET Thursday for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and Starlink satellites.

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Investigators reveal concerns about behavior of Michigan high school shooting suspect leading up to the tragedy - CNN

Two teachers separately reported concerning behavior from sophomore Ethan Crumbley starting the day before the deadly Michigan high school shooting he's accused of -- prompting two meetings with him, including one with his parents just hours before the killin…

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Germany Requires Vaccines for Store and Restaurant Customers - The New York Times

Facing a huge coronavirus surge, Chancellor Angela Merkel, her successor, Olaf Scholz, and state governors agreed on tough new restrictions on people who have not been inoculated.

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Mother of girl, 9, found stuffed in a duffle bag in an Oregon forest, charged with murder, officials say - NBC News

Oregon police said Shawna Browning, 29, was charged with aggravated murder in 2020's death of her 9-year-old daughter whose body was found in a duffel bag.

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Second U.S. case of omicron variant is found in Minnesota - NBC News

Omicron Covid variant in the U.S.: A second case has been detected in Minnesota. The omicron variant of the coronavirus was first discovered in southern Africa.

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Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown, S Mike Edwards, along with FA John Franklin, suspended for COVID-19 violations - NFL.com

Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown, S Mike Edwards and free-agent WR John Franklin have been suspended three games for violating NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols.

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Google may debut its own smartwatch in 2022 - Engadget

Google is reportedly prepping its first self-branded smartwatch for a 2022 launch.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown suspended 3 games for COVID-19 violation - ESPN

Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown was among three players who have been suspended three games for violating the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols.

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UN lockdown: NYPD take man with gun into custody following hours-long negotiations - Fox News

The man who held a loaded shotgun below his chin outside the United Nations headquarters Thursday as NYPD officers negotiated with him for hours until he finally surrendered wanted papers and other documents delivered to the intergovernmental organization, po…

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Kellogg and its cereal workers union reach a tentative deal to end 2-month strike - NPR

The strike was one of several recent labor actions in the U.S. Workers everywhere from John Deere to McDonald's to the mining company Warrior Met Coal have walked off the job this year.

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Biden is looking at blowout growth even as Covid clouds the outlook again - Politico

Republicans are seeking to capitalize on the anxiety over higher prices, saying that they're largely driven by Biden's big-spending plans.

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Biden says he doesn't want lockdowns and won't expand vaccine mandates to fight Covid this winter - CNBC

President Joe Biden said on Thursday his plan to fight Covid during the winter doesn't include shutdowns or lockdowns.

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Why did Merkel's military farewell include a song made famous by punk rocker Nina Hagen? - The Washington Post

Merkel isn’t saying. But Nina Hagen’s 1974 East German song goes back to Merkel’s upbringing in a divided Germany.

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Google is making its first in-house smartwatch that could launch in 2022 - The Verge

Google is finally making its own in-house smartwatch that’s set to launch in 2022, according to a new report from Insider. It’s unclear if it’ll be called the Pixel Watch, but that’s a distinct possibility.

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Hochul Urges Anime NYC Conference Attendees to Get Tested Due to Omicron - The New York Times

“This is not cause for alarm,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “It was foreseen ever since it was first reported out of South Africa, that we knew it would come to New York State at some point.”

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Dow Jones Rallies; Mitch McConnell Makes This Shutdown Pledge; Warren Buffett Stock Rockets - Investor's Business Daily

The Dow Jones rallied as Boeing stock took off. Mitch McConnell made a government shutdown pledge. A Warren Buffett stock vaulted higher.

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Psaki calls VP staff exodus 'natural,' says top aides may want 'to sleep more' - New York Post

Psaki denied that there’s a house-cleaning underway amid abysmal polling for Harris or mass disgruntlement among her staff after a trio of staff departures.

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Astronomers find a new planet that's mostly made of iron - NPR

NASA's TESS telescope finds a small, iron-rich planet which could help explain the origins of Mercury, the innermost planet in our solar system

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Michigan Shooting Suspect Faces Murder and Terrorism Charges - The New York Times

A 15-year-old accused of killing four of his classmates and wounding seven other people had described wanting to attack the school in cellphone videos and a journal, the authorities said.

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'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant - Associated Press

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in the Midwest and New England.

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NFL to air first public service announcement on responsible betting during Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints game - ESPN.co.uk

The NFL will air its first public service announcement on sports betting during the Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints game Thursday night.

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New data suggests 1 in 44 US children affected by autism - Associated Press

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fou…

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NYPD is negotiating with man armed with a shotgun outside the United Nations; staff not in danger - CNN

United Nations officials say the New York Police Department continues to "negotiate with an individual armed with a shotgun" outside the UN, but that no staff or associates are in danger.

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Battlefield Franchise Undergoes Major Shake-Up - GameSpot

EA announces a restructuring of its development teams as it looks to grow Battlefield.

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Ride hailing app Grab makes $40bn market debut - BBC News

Shares start trading in ride-hailing firm Grab which has used a shell company for its flotation.

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Week 13 NFL game picks: Cowboys stomp depleted Saints on Thursday Night Football; Bills edge Patriots - NFL.com

Can the Cowboys snap a losing streak Thursday night in New Orleans? Will the Patriots or Bills prevail in a battle for first place in the AFC East? Gregg Rosenthal makes his picks for every NFL game in Week 13.

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Baseball owners lock players out after their bargaining agreement expires - NPR

Major League Baseball owners and players failed to reach a deal on a new work agreement, triggering a lockout — the owners' version of a strike.

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Surgeon fined $3,000 for amputating patient's wrong leg - CNN

An Austrian court has fined a surgeon 2,700 euros ($3,050) for mistakenly amputating the wrong leg of a patient.

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Germany locks down unvaccinated people, as leaders plan to make shots compulsory - CNN

Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months.

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A ferocious marine reptile with gnarly teeth for crushing prey was discovered in Colombia - CNN

This marine ichthyosaur species was misclassified for decades before a group of scientists took another look a fossil of this ferocious creature.

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Russia Ukraine: Lavrov warns of return to military confrontation nightmare - BBC News

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov floats the idea of a new European security pact to prevent Nato expansion.