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Why some fans say the Braves vs. Astros World Series is a matchup of good vs. evil

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

World Series action starts Tuesday night between the Astros and the Braves. The Astros have been in the series three of the past five years. The Braves haven't been there since 1999.

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Here's why the smell of pumpkin spice moves us, according to science

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The appeal of pumpkin spice has a lot to do with how we associate smells and flavors with fall — despite the fact that the flavoring doesn't contain any actual pumpkin.

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Ohio reverses course after its new license plates showed the Wright Flyer backwards

Monday, October 25, 2021

Ohio had to quickly revise its design after realizing the original showed a plane pushing a banner instead of pulling it. North Carolina, where the historic flight took place, weighed in, too.

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Top film school honors Halyna Hutchins with a scholarship for female cinematographers

Monday, October 25, 2021

The American Film Institute created a scholarship in honor of Halyna Hutchins, who was killed by a prop gun on the set of "Rust." The fund will support aspiring female cinematographers.

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Today is Purple Thursday. Here's what that means

Thursday, October 21, 2021

National and local organizations are encouraging people to raise awareness about domestic violence by flooding social media with pictures of themselves wearing purple.

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The world's largest movie theater chain is adding open captions at 240 U.S. locations

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The world's largest movie theater chain is adding onscreen captioning to 240 locations across the U.S. in an effort to make moviegoing more accessible.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wrote a letter to Congress calling for paid family leave

Thursday, October 21, 2021

As Democrats keep working towards a scaled-back spending bill, the Duchess of Sussex urged them not to "compromise or negotiate" over a national paid family leave program.

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2 blood pressure drugs recalled because of concern about cancer-causing ingredient

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lupin Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling certain dosages of irbesartan tablets and irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets distributed in 30- and 90-count bottles nationwide.

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Xbox mini fridges started as a meme. Now they're real, and all sold out

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Microsoft released the mini fridge for online preorder Tuesday after months of memes and anticipation. They fridges sold out almost immediately.

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San Francisco shut down its In-N-Out for not checking patrons' vaccination status

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

San Francisco's only In-N-Out location still hasn't reopened for indoor dining. The restaurant violated public health requirements by allowing customers to enter without showing proof of vaccination.

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A mental health nonprofit turned down donations from Jamie Lynn Spears' book sales

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The group This Is My Brave faced criticism from fans who see the actress as complicit in her sister Britney's conservatorship ordeal.

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This floppy 13-year-old pug can tell you what kind of day you're going to have

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Jonathan Graziano and his 13-year-old pug, Noodle, have won over TikTok for their near-daily games of "no bones," which predict the day's mood based on whether Noodle stands up or flops down in bed.

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Kanye West is now officially 'Ye'

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The change has been in the works since at least since 2018, when he released a studio album by that name. He has cited its biblical significance as "you," noting "So I'm you, I'm us, it's us."

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An Israeli scuba diver discovered a sword that likely belonged to a Crusader knight

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The amateur scuba diver stumbled upon a bunch of ancient artifacts near his local beach, including a large, 900-year-old iron sword encrusted with marine organisms.

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When this hedge fund buys local newspapers, democracy suffers

Monday, October 18, 2021

NPR's A Martínez talks to McKay Coppins of The Atlantic about how a hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, is buying and then gutting newspapers — and the implications for democracy.

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A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades

Friday, October 15, 2021

The Christchurch City Council will end its contract with Ian Brackenbury Channell, reportedly the world's only state-appointed wizard. The "Wizard of New Zealand" has had a long and unique career.

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La Niña is coming. Here's what that means for winter weather in the U.S.

Friday, October 15, 2021

The climate pattern known as La Niña generally brings winters that are drier and warmer than usual across the southern U.S. and cooler and wetter in the northern part of the country.

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A Missouri newspaper told the state about a security risk. Now it faces prosecution

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says it alerted officials to a security flaw on a state website. Gov. Mike Parson described it as a hack that be investigated and could cost taxpayers $50 million.

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This statue of Mary McLeod Bethune will soon make history at the U.S. Capitol

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The pioneering educator and civil rights activist will be the first Black person to have a state-commissioned statue in Statuary Hall. The statue was unveiled this week in her home state of Florida.

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Immerse yourself in nature with these 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year images

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The top two winners of the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were selected from more than 50,000 entries worldwide. They are a biologist from France and a 10-year-old from India.

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