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In March 2021, staff at a Walgreens pharmacy in Monroe, North Carolina inadvertently injected some individuals with saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Did a Walgreens in NC Inadvertently Inject Saline Instead of COVID-19 Vaccines?
  • 19 April 2021
Saline, or sodium chloride solution, is used to dilute some COVID-19 vaccines before injection.
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Fries, Food
Is There a ‘BTS Meal’ at McDonald’s?
  • 19 April 2021
The Korean pop boy band BTS bagged seven Guinness World Records in 2020.
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Bear, Mammal, Wildlife
Are ‘Pizzly Bears,’ a Polar-Grizzly Mix, Real?
  • 19 April 2021
We will also accept the name "grolar bear."
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Flare, Light, Nature
Did a Florida Woman Catch a Velociraptor on Camera?
  • 19 April 2021
Cue "Jurassic Park" theme.
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image of stephen broderick suspect in austin shooting
Ex-Texas Deputy Arrested in Austin Shooting
  • 19 April 2021
Stephen Broderick was arrested about 20 miles away from the scene of the weekend attack.
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, file photo, Mark Wahlberg, executive producer of the HBO series "Entourage," and his mother Alma pose at the HBO party after the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Alma Wahlberg, the mother of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series "Wahlburgers", has died, her sons said on social media Sunday, April 18, 2021. She was 78. "My angel. Rest in peace," Mark Wahlberg tweeted. (AP Photo/Lisa Rose, File)
Alma Wahlberg, Mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, Dies at 78
  • 19 April 2021
The Boston-born mother of nine became a household name thanks to her appearances on the...
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This image released by Focus Features shows Elizabeth McGovern, left, as Lady Grantham and Hugh Bonneville, as Lord Grantham, in "Downton Abbey". The original principal cast of “Downton Abbey” are returning for a second film that will arrive in theaters December 22 this year, Focus Features announced Monday. “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes has written the screenplay, and Simon Curtis is directing. (Jaap Buitendijk/Focus Features via AP)
‘Downton Abbey’ Cast Returns for Sequel Opening in December
  • 19 April 2021
The original principal cast of “Downton Abbey” are returning for a second film that will...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen as sundown in Washington. The Supreme Court says it will not hear a case out of Pennsylvania related to the 2020 election, a case that had lingered while similar election challenges had already been rejected by the justices. The high court directed a lower court to dismiss the case as moot. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Supreme Court Rejects Lingering 2020 Election Challenge Case
  • 19 April 2021
The high court directed a lower court to dismiss the case as moot.
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In this image from NASA, NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity hovers above the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP)
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Takes Flight, 1st for Another Planet
  • 19 April 2021
It was a brief hop — just 39 seconds — but accomplished all the major...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young unaccompanied migrants, from ages 3 to 9, watch television inside a playpen at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas. For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United States. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool, File)
New Migrant Facilities Crop Up to Ease Crowding, Again
  • 18 April 2021
For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic...
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