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Italy Takes Action Against TikTok Following Girl’s Death
  • 22 January 2021
Italy’s data protection authority said it was imposing an immediate block on TikTok’s access to...
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Guard in DC Forced to Sleep in Garages, Sparking Outcry
  • 22 January 2021
Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to...
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FILE - This Aug. 19, 2015, file photo, shows a monarch butterfly in Vista, Calif. The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted to a new record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from the millions of monarchs that in 1980s clustered in trees from Marin County to San Diego County. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Monarch Butterfly Population Moves Closer to Extinction
  • 22 January 2021
The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to...
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Did Florida Man Kidnap People, ‘Forcing Them To Play Yahtzee’?
  • 22 January 2021
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary in 2016.
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Did Biden Violate His Own Mask Mandate?
  • 22 January 2021
This argument appears to be based on a willful misunderstanding of Biden's new mask policy. 
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Was Journalist Conned Into Quitting Her Job for Fake Harvard Position?
  • 22 January 2021
Reportedly, an elaborate “phishing attack” duped a famous reporter into quitting her job to accept...
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$1B Mega Millions Prize a Result of Long Odds, Slow Sales
  • 22 January 2021
The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump Impeachment to Go to Senate on Monday, Launching Trial
  • 22 January 2021
Trump is the first president to be twice impeached and the first to face a...
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Was Karl Rove ‘Offended’ by Biden’s Inauguration Speech?
  • 22 January 2021
In his speech, U.S. President Joe Biden denounced racism and white supremacy.
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Hank Aaron, Baseball’s One-Time Home Run King, Dies at 86
  • 22 January 2021
Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth...
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