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In elections across the country, candidates of color made history Tuesday night

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

In Boston, New York, Pittsburgh and Dearborn, Mich., a majority of voters embraced minority candidates. Here's a rundown of some of the most high-profile wins.

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Someone desecrated a Torah at a George Washington University fraternity

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

It's unclear who caused damage to Tau Kappa Epsilon's house, reportedly pouring detergent on the sacred Jewish text. Washington, D.C., police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

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NASA is looking for a framework to better help you understand its deep space finds

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

A scientific discovery about extraterrestrial life can provide new insight, but it can be misunderstood or exaggerated into something else when it reaches the public. NASA is hoping to change that.

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Shanghai Disneyland is shut down, and 30,000 people are tested, after one COVID case

Monday, November 01, 2021

On Sunday, people weren't allowed to leave the park due to contact tracing after a woman tested positive for COVID-19 after her visit. It's the latest in China's strict measures to fight the disease.

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'Vax cards,' 'vax sites,' 'fully vaxxed': 'Vax' is Oxford's 2021 word of the year

Monday, November 01, 2021

If last year was marked by the emergence of COVID-19 on a global scale, this one has been all about the new solution to end the pandemic: the vaccines.

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The FDA is probing whether the Moderna vaccine can cause a rare side effect in teens

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Moderna says the FDA is looking into reports of a rare side effect — myocarditis, or the inflammation of the heart muscle — in those who've gotten the shot.

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The video game platform Roblox says it's back online after outage

Sunday, October 31, 2021

The California company said it was back online on Sunday evening after a multiday outage.

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Ado Campeol, the man known as the 'father of tiramisu,' has died

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Although his restaurant has been credited as the birthplace of the popular Italian dessert, it was actually Campeol's wife and one of Le Beccherie's chefs that apparently invented it.

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The U.S. issues the first passport with a nonbinary gender 'X' option

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

After a lawsuit, the Biden administration promised this year that it would make the documents more inclusive for people who identify as nonbinary, intersex or gender-nonconforming.

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Josh Cavallo becomes one of the few professional men's footballers to come out as gay

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Adelaide United midfielder announced that he was gay in a video posted to the team's Twitter account Tuesday.

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1 in 4 American Jews say they experienced antisemitism in the last year

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

A new report from American Jewish Committee also found that, out of fear of antisemitism, 39% of American Jews changed their behavior, such as by not wearing items that would identify them as Jewish.

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New York and New Jersey declare emergencies as heavy rain soaks the region

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The National Weather Service predicts as much as 6 inches of rain, with flash flooding possible in urban settings just weeks after Hurricane Ida pummeled the area.

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A man spent $57,789 in coronavirus relief aid on a Pokemon card, the feds say

Monday, October 25, 2021

Authorities didn't say which Pokemon card Vinath Oudomsine allegedly bought with the federal funds, but rare Pokemon cards have sold for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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The Russian hacker group behind the SolarWinds attack is at it again, Microsoft says

Monday, October 25, 2021

According to Microsoft, the group is targeting technology companies that resell and provide cloud services and has been using phishing and password spray to gain entry to targeted networks.

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The fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins is prompting calls to ban real guns from sets

Sunday, October 24, 2021

It isn't the first gun death on a set, but Hutchins' shooting has refocused attention on the safe use of firearms by the entertainment world and raised the question of whether they should be banned.

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Julie Green, who painted plates with the last meals of death row inmates, has died

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The ongoing project, entitled The Last Supper, featured prisoner's final meal requests, from a stuffed-crust meat lover's pizza to an apple pie to a Coke.

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Vienna museums' social media posts got rejected for nudity, so they're on OnlyFans

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Vienna Tourist Board is taking posts of nude and partially nude artwork found in the city's museums to a subscription service after content was removed from other social media sites.

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The U.S. is ready to roll out the COVID vaccine once it's approved for kids age 5-11

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The White House says the U.S. has enough doses for the country's 28 million kids age 5 to 11 and has laid out a plan to get them inoculated as soon as the vaccine is authorized for the age group.

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Here's why Zillow won't be buying any more homes to renovate and resell this year

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Supply and labor shortages, and a backlog of work already underway, are to blame, the company says. But it will complete purchases that are already under contract in its program to flip properties.

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The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week, but it might not be much of a show

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

This year's Orionid shower coincides with a full moon, whose bright glow will make it hard for us here on Earth to see the meteors.

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