Top Democrat calls on Biden administration to fire the Trump-era head of federal prisons, citing inmate abuse and the death of Jeffrey Epstein

A November 2021 investigation by the AP described the federal Bureau of Prisons as a "hotbed of abuse, graft and corruption."AP Photo/Gerry Broome Sen. Dick Durbin described a "series of stunning failures" at the Bureau of Prisons. He cited failings that enabled Jeffrey Epstein to die by suicide. Durbin reiterated a call for the Biden administration to fire Director Michael Carvajal. A top-ranking Democrat in the Senate on Thursday called on the Biden administration to fire the head of federa...
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President Biden: My winter plan fights COVID with testing and vaccines and without lockdowns

We can and we must come together as a nation to fight this virus, to protect one another, to protect our economic recovery.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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California has 50 times more monarch butterflies than last year — a puzzling blip in their path to extinction

Butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California, on November 10, 2021.Nic Coury/AP Photo Monarch butterflies migrating to California made a promising rebound from the edge of extinction. California counted fewer than 2,000 monarchs in 2020. So far this year, there are more than 100,000. The mysterious boom may be a blip in the monarch's decline, but buys time to save them from extinction. Tens of thousands of monarch butterflies are flocking to the Cal...
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Having severe COVID-19 doubled the chance of dying within a year in a new study — the risk was even higher for young people

A COVID-19 patient recovering at home in Brooklyn, New York, on November 21, 2020.Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images A new study tracked nearly 180 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Florida for up to a year. Adults with severe COVID-19 were twice as likely as uninfected people to die within a year. Persistent inflammation may continue to jeopardize patients' health. Nearly 180 people left the University of Florida health system alive after being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 duri...
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Antonio Brown among three NFL players suspended after they 'misrepresented' COVID-19 vaccine status

The league did not specifically reveal how the players, who were represented by the NFL Players Association, circumvented the protocols.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Dallas Cowboys take advantage of interception-prone Taysom Hill to defeat New Orleans Saints

The Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints played a mostly close game Thursday night that was ultimately decided by four Taysom Hill interceptions.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Hawaii under blizzard warning as 12 inches of snow and winds up to 100 mph expected

From Friday until Sunday, the Big Island of Hawaii is under a blizzard warning. A foot of snow and winds up to 100 mph are expected.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Listen to "Artuditu," a Mexican pop song about Star Wars from 1978

From 1978, Lazaro Salazar's Star Warsploitation single "Artuditu." And no, that robot on the album cover is absolutely not the droid you were looking for. The song appeared on an LP with the same name.
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Play Townscaper in the browser

Oskar Stålberg's Townscaper is one of the most relaxing and well-polished city-building toys of all time. And now you can play it in the browser, free of charge. Oh. What's this?A free Townscaper web demo, playable straight in the browser: — Read the rest
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Succession Star Sarah Snook Replaces Elisabeth Moss In Fertility Thriller Run Rabbit Run

Australian horror film "Run Rabbit Run" has gained Emmy-nominated Australian star Sarah Snook ("Succession") for its lead role, replacing Elisabeth Moss ("Invisible Man") who departed the project due to scheduling reasons. Snook stars in the uterine-centric film by filmmaker Daina Reid ("The Handmaid's Tale"), which is penned by author Hannah Kent ("Burial Rites") from an original idea developed with Carver Films. Pre-production begins this month in Victoria and South Australia.Snook has entrenc...
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Ana De Armas To Reteam With Chris Evans In Ghosted After Scarlett Johansson Exits

You know what they say: when one door closes, an even better one opens right up. After achieving blockbuster star power in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson were meant to reunite once more in Apple's "Ghosted," described at the time as "a high-concept romantic action adventure in the vein of 'Romancing the Stone.'" Today, however, brings the news that Johansson has had to step away from her role in the film due to scheduling conflicts. That's not a terribly surpri...
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Real-life scientists prove that Thanos's snap couldn't have happened

Remember Avengers: Infinity War? I know you saw it. And how Thanos put on the Infinity Gauntlet and then snapped his fingers and then wiped out half of all life in the universe? Yeah, well get this: that couldn't have actually happened in real life! — Read the rest
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Real Estate

The real estate industry is dominated by powerhouse women entrepreneurs. Women are likely to enter real estate not only because of their interest in the field and the flexibility the industry provides, but also because of their strong desire to help families and work with people. The pandemic has been difficult on women’s careers. In April 2020, the share of women aged 25 – 54 in the labor force who were working dropped to the lowest level seen since March 1984. The strides women made through th...
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Hellboy And Umbrella Academy Publisher Dark Horse Comics Looking For A Buyer

Another major media buyout may be in the cards, this time for one of the most notable comic book publishers not named Marvel or DC. It looks like Dark Horse Comics, the publisher of "Hellboy" among many other titles, may be looking for a buyer, which could be quite attractive to a studio or streaming service looking to get in on the comic book adaptation game. Which is to say, virtually every studio or streaming service around.According to a recent report from Bloomberg, the publisher "is workin...
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Unomoralez makes outstanding Pixel Art

There's a treasure trove of awesome pixel art to be found on unomoralez :: supernature!.  Uno Maralez makes pixel art reminiscent of vintage Mac Paint art, as well as moving image loops that are a blast to look through. I'd love to own a zine or book of this artwork. — Read the rest
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Twisted Sister un-ruins Mariah Carey's Christmas earworm

Christmas is ruined! Just kidding, YouTuber There I Ruined It never seems to actually ruin anything with their musical mashups. Case in point, here's a mélange of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" and Mariah Carey's holiday earworm, "All I Want For Christmas." — Read the rest
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A massage table and a photo of sex toys from Jeffrey Epstein's estate were displayed for jurors during Ghislaine Maxwell's trial

A massage table is displayed in court during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking, in a courtroom sketch in New York City, US, December 3, 2021.REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of sex crimes, including the sexual abuse of minors with Jeffrey Epstein. Police said they found a massage table and sex toys at Epstein's Palm Beach estate during an investigation. Maxwell could face a prison sentence of u...
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Spider-Man: No Way Home Posters Highlight The Returning Villains

Fans ended up embracing Tom Holland's casting as Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in record time, a choice that gave the classic Marvel hero a much more youthful energy that had been missing from the character throughout previous iterations. That said, it's probably safe to say that the real stars of the show in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" are the cast of villains who will be smashing through the confining walls of their own continuities to cause all sorts of multiversal trouble for t...
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The labor shortage is reportedly creating longer COVID-19 vaccine wait times at CVS and Walgreens

High demand for booster shots and COVID-19 vaccines are leading to long lines at CVS and Walgreens, The Wall Street Journal reports.Joe Raedle/Getty Images Patients in some states are waiting weeks to get a COVID vaccine at CVS and Walgreens, per WSJ. The Omicron variant and new vaccine rules for kids is creating higher demand for jabs. Retail pharmacies in states like Connecticut and Kentucky are facing staff shortages. As demand for vaccines and booster shots increases, retail pharmacies ar...
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Opinion: Notre Dame's Marcus Freeman 'represents progress and hope' as Black coaches still often ignored

This is the significance of Notre Dame hiring Marcus Freeman as its football coach. For once, a qualified Black coach got a job he usually doesn't.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Rittenhouse Rye would like you to please stop associating it with Kyle Rittenhouse

In the aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, fans of the young gun-toter have reportedly been celebrating his freedom with shots of Rittenhouse Rye — one of my personal go-to whiskeys! This practice has already reached a point where it's become a bit of a PR crisis for Heaven Hill Brands, which owns Rittenhouse Rye. — Read the rest
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Headliners Week of 11/28 – 12/4

News Catch Up on This Week's Biggest Stories document.createElement('video'); RISMedia Vice President of Online Editorial Beth McGuire delivers this week's Headliners, a video recap of the week's top stories in real estate. ...
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Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story Trailer: Because The World Needed A Tiger King Spin-Off, Apparently

Remember the beginning of the pandemic when we were all mesmerized/entertained/horrified by the Netflix series "Tiger King?" Remember when everyone was saying "Cool cats and kittens," and you had to watch the show just to figure out all the memes? Even a second season of "Tiger King" wasn't enough to get all the info out there on this insane story. Today Netflix has announced a "Tiger King" spin-off titled, "Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story," complete with a trailer. It certainly explains why he ...
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Facebook sold ads that compared vaccines to the Holocaust and said 'Make Hanging Traitors Great Again'

A man looks at a computer screen with a Facebook logo in Warsaw, Poland on February 21, 2021Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook made $780,000 selling ads with violent and anti-vaccine messages, CNN's Donnie O'Sullivan reported. It boosted at least four ads for shirts that compared vaccines to the Holocaust. The pages running the ads have fewer than 10,000 followers, but the ads reached around 1 million people each. Facebook sold ads for t-shirts and sweaters with slogans t...
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Bond set at combined $1M for parents of Michigan school shooting suspect after overnight arrest

James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teen charged in the Oxford High School shooting, pleaded not guilty to all charges.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson commissioned data on masks but didn't release it after it showed they were effective: report

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers the State of the State address in Jefferson City in January 2021.AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office asked the state health department to analyze data on mask effectiveness, according to the Missouri Independent and the Documenting COVID-19 project.  According to emails obtained using the state Sunshine Law, the analysis    But the governor's office never publicly released the, the report said. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson...
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Gorgeous footage of the rarely seen Giant Phantom Jellyfish

In November, an underwater robot operated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute captured this footage of a glorious Giant Phantom Jellyfish off the coast of California, more than 3,200 feet down in the ocean. The Phantom Jelly has only been encountered by scientist around 100 times since the first specimen was collected in 1899. — Read the rest
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Biden warns Putin he will make it 'very, very difficult' to attack Ukraine after US intelligence says Russia is planning military offensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images President Joe Biden said he would make it "very, very difficult' for Russia to attack Ukraine. US intelligence warned Russia is planning an offensive attack with as many as 175,000 troops next year, The Washington Post reported. Russia, meanwhile, has demanded Ukraine remain out of NATO. President Joe Biden on Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against taking military a...
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Legal experts recommend Alec Baldwin STFU

The Los Angeles Times shares a report of lawyers baffled by Alec Baldwin's decision to hold an interview over the death of Halyna Hutchins. LA Times: But the decision to speak on national television during an active criminal investigation, and amid two civil lawsuits, was a highly risky tactic that could compound problems for Baldwin, according to several legal and public relations experts who spoke to The Times. — Read the rest
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You can still shop Coach Cyber Monday deals and snag extra holiday discounts

You can still get mega sales on Coach purses after Cyber Monday 2021. Shop the best deals from Coach, Coach Outlet, Nordstrom and more.       [Author: Reviewed]
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