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 2021-01-28 09:47 

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WHO team studying COVID-19's Wuhan origins exits quarantine...

A team of experts with the World Health Organization on Thursday completed their two-week quarantine in the central Chinese city of Wuhan where they are to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-01-28 08:15 

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Social media influencer charged with scheme to suppress 2016 presidential vote...

Federal prosecutors have charged a far-right social media influencer of conspiring with others to spread disinformation online during the 2016 presidential election with the intention to prevent people from voting....

 2021-01-28 08:05 

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Retired doctors, nurses to be approved to give COVID-19 vaccine...

Retired doctors and nurses are being called to the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus vaccination effort, the White House COVID-19 Response team announced....

 2021-01-28 08:00 

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Ralph Fiennes enjoyed hard labor of 'The Dig'...

Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan star in "The Dig," the true story of Basil Brown (Fiennes) excavating the estate of Edith Pretty (Mulligan). The actors discuss getting their hands dirty for the Netflix film....

 2021-01-28 08:00 

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On This Day, Jan. 28: Challenger explodes after takeoff...

On Jan. 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members....

 2021-01-28 08:00 

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Famous birthdays for Jan. 28: Elijah Wood, Alan Alda...

Actor Elijah Wood turns 40 and actor Alan Alda turns 85, among the famous birthdays for Jan. 28....

 2021-01-28 07:20 

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Three alleged members of Oath Keepers charged in Capitol siege...

Federal prosecutors have indicted three alleged members of the far-right Oath Keepers group on charges of storming the Capitol building earlier this month with intent to obstruct Congress....

 2021-01-28 06:05 

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Pandemic has greatly slowed pace of cancer research...

A new study indicates that during the first wave of the pandemic last spring, the number of newly launched cancer treatment studies cratered by 60%....

 2021-01-28 06:04 

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Man charged with murder, assault in Portland hit-and-run rampage...

A district attorney in Oregon has charged a 64-year-old man with murder, accusing him of driving his car into several people, including a grandmother who died in the vehicular attack....

 2021-01-28 05:15 

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Israeli commander says U.S. return to Iran nuclear deal would be 'wrong'...

A top Israeli military official says it's not a good idea for the United States to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, and added that Israel's military is drawing up new contingency plans to deal with Tehran....

 2021-01-28 05:01 

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Blinken to review Houthi rebels terrorism designation over aid concerns...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said the Biden administration is taking " a very urgent and close look" at the Trump administration's designation of Iran-backed Houthi rebels as terrorists....

 2021-01-28 04:53 

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Jim Rutherford resigns as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager...

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford abruptly resigned Wednesday, citing personal reasons....

 2021-01-28 04:18 

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Texans to hire Ravens' David Culley as next head coach...

The Houston Texans are hiring Baltimore Ravens assistant David Culley to be their next head coach....

 2021-01-28 04:07 

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Vinny Guadagnino gets the boot on 'Masked Dancer'...

"Jersey Shore" alum Vinny Guadagnino -- dressed as a shark -- was eliminated from "The Masked Dancer" on Fox Wednesday night....

 2021-01-28 04:01 

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Russian police raid Navalny's homes, offices...

Police in Russia on Wednesday raided the home and offices of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny as well as those of his allies, some of whom have been detained, associates of the staunch Putin critic said....

 2021-01-28 04:01 

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Russian police raid Navalny's home, offices...

Police in Russia on Wednesday raided the home and offices of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny as well as those of his allies, some of whom have been detained, associates of the staunch Putin critic said....

 2021-01-28 03:57 

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Capitol Police union condemns leadership for failing to notify officers of riot threat...

Capitol Police Labor Committee Chair Gus Papathanasiou said Wednesday it was "unconscionable" that leadership was aware of the threat of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol and failed to properly inform officers....

 2021-01-28 03:11 

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Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald agrees to 10-year contract...

Northwestern Wildcats head football coach Pat Fitzgerald has agreed to a new 10-year contract that will keep him at the school through the 2030 season....

 2021-01-28 02:42 

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Seahawks release OL Chad Wheeler after domestic violence arrest...

The Seattle Seahawks released offensive lineman Chad Wheeler on Wednesday following his arrest on suspicion of felony assault-domestic violence....

 2021-01-28 01:52 

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VA nominee Denis McDonough: Guiding veterans through pandemic will be top priority...

Denis McDonough, President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, said if confirmed he will make "getting our veterans through this pandemic" a top priority....

 2021-01-28 01:19 

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Dylan McDermott lands role in new 'Law & Order' spinoff...

Dylan McDermott announced on Instagram Wednesday that he has joined the cast of the upcoming procedural "Law & Order: Organized Crime."...

 2021-01-28 00:44 

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Ex-Cowboys, Raiders TE Jason Witten to retire from NFL...

Former Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jason Witten is retiring from the NFL after 17 seasons....

 2021-01-28 00:17 

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Scientists keep 'Doomsday Clock' at 100 seconds to midnight...

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists kept its "Doomsday Clock" at 100 seconds to midnight, describing the COVID-19 pandemic as a "wakeup call" that governments are unprepared to handle grave threats facing the world....

 2021-01-28 00:04 

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Indonesia's Mount Merapi produces thunderous eruption...

Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia, erupted Wednesday, sending a river of lava down its slopes and causing searing gas clouds to billow 10,000 feet into the sky....

 2021-01-28 00:01 

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NASA prepares most sophisticated Mars rover for 'dangerous' landing...

NASA will spend the next three weeks preparing its biggest and most sophisticated Mars rover yet, Perseverance, to make a dangerous seven-minute landing Feb. 18 on the Red Planet....

 2021-01-27 23:55 

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AARP to honor George Clooney with career achievement award...

AARP the Magazine announced Wednesday that it plans to present "The Midnight Sky" actor and director George Clooney with its Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award....

 2021-01-27 23:53 

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Mel Brooks pays tribute to 'insanely talented' Cloris Leachman...

Filmmaker Mel Brooks took to Twitter Wednesday to honor his late friend and collaborator Cloris Leachman....

 2021-01-27 23:49 

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Walgreens names former Starbucks executive, Rosalind Brewer, as new CEO...

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Wednesday appointed Rosalind Brewer, the former chief operating officer of Starbucks, as its new chief executive officer....

 2021-01-27 22:45 

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Malmstrom AFB opens its Innovation Lab...

Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., opened its Innovation Lab, a part of its Wing1Werx hub using personnel ideas for improvement, on Wednesday....

 2021-01-27 22:45 

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Cloris Leachman, star of 'Mary Tyler Moore,' 'Young Frankenstein' dies at 94...

Television and film actress Cloris Leachman has died of natural causes in California, her manager announced Wednesday. She was 94....

 2021-01-27 22:38 

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Lunar cycle can influence circadian rhythms of humans, study says...

New research suggests human sleep patterns are synced to the lunar cycle, based on a study of indigenous groups in Argentina and college students in Seattle....

 2021-01-27 22:25 

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Man discovers $2M lottery jackpot hours after crashing car...

A North Carolina man who started off his day with a car accident said his luck turned around when he won a $2 million lottery jackpot later in the same day....

 2021-01-27 22:25 

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Hormonal IUD effective option for emergency contraception, study finds...

Hormonal intrauterine devices are just as effective as their copper and plastic counterparts at providing emergency contraception and preventing unwanted pregnancies, according to a study published Wednesday by NEJM....

 2021-01-27 22:09 

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U.S. markets fall amid negative Fed outlook, GameStop speculation...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its worst day since October and the S&P 500 erased its gains for the year amid pessimism from the Federal Reserve and concern over speculative trading of GameStop and AMC stock....

 2021-01-27 21:57 

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New York man's class ring found after 11 years...

A New York man who lost his high school class ring during a walk in the park was reunited with the ring 11 years later, thanks to the daughter of the man who found it....

 2021-01-27 21:50 

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Homeland security warns of domestic extremism threat...

The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism advisory bulletin Wednesday warning of a heightened threat throughout the United States inspired by an attack at the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago....

 2021-01-27 21:07 

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Sirius XM says its newest satellite has malfunctioned...

Sirius XM's newest satellite isn't working properly and may be the subject of a $225 million insurance claim, the company said Wednesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission....

 2021-01-27 21:07 

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Sirius XM says its newest satellite has malfunctioned...

Sirius XM's newest satellite isn't working properly and may be the subject of a $225 million insurance claim, the company said Wednesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission....

 2021-01-27 21:02 

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SSgt. James Moriaty, killed in Jordan in 2016, to receive Silver Star...

SSgt. James F. Moriarty, who died in 2016 in a Jordan gun battle, will receive the Silver Star medal on Wednesday, the U.S. Special Operations Command said....

 2021-01-27 21:02 

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SSgt. James Moriarty, killed in Jordan in 2016, to receive Silver Star...

SSgt. James F. Moriarty, who died in 2016 in a Jordan gun battle, will receive the Silver Star medal on Wednesday, the U.S. Special Operations Command said....

 2021-01-27 20:57 

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Firefighters attempting goose rescue in Michigan find hunting decoy...

Firefighters in Michigan said an attempted goose rescue on a frozen river turned out to be the proverbial wild goose chase when the suspected injured bird turned out to be a hunting decoy....

 2021-01-27 20:50 

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Drugmakers jointly study combo antibody treatment for mild COVID-19...

Drugmakers Lilly, Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday announced plans to conduct a clinical trial to evaluate a combination of two drugs in people with mild to moderate COVID-19....

 2021-01-27 20:49 

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Air Force finishes structural upgrades to 247 F-22s, extending life their lifespan...

Structural modification to the F-22 Raptor added flying serviceability of the fighter plane by an estimated 8,000 hours, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, announced....

 2021-01-27 20:40 

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Tornado causes damage at Tallahassee Airport...

A severe thunderstorm spun up a tornado that struck the Tallahassee International Airport in Florida just before noon on Wednesday, causing damage and forcing the airport to be shut down temporarily....

 2021-01-27 20:10 

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iHeartRadio announces Living Black! event with Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage...

iHeartRadio announced on Wednesday Living Black!, a special event that celebrates Black History Month and will feature performances from Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage and more....

 2021-01-27 19:49 

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Michigan man pleads guilty to plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

One of several men accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year over her pandemic-related orders pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping conspiracy....

 2021-01-27 19:30 

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UConn postpones 2 games after playing one with COVID-19-positive referee...

The University of Connecticut men's basketball team has postponed its next two games after the Huskies shared the court with a referee who was positive for COVID-19, the school said Wednesday....

 2021-01-27 19:25 

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Selena Gomez teases new Spanish track 'Baila Conmigo' with Rauw Alejandro and Tainy...

Selena Gomez teased on Instagram her next Spanish-language track, titled "Baila Conmigo."...

 2021-01-27 19:21 

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BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin contracted to improve F-35 radio countermeasures...

U.S. Navy contracts of $81.3 million to BAE Systems and $64.1 million to Lockheed Martin were announced for F-35 electronic warfare system upgrades....

 2021-01-27 19:15 

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NATO's Jen Stoltenberg calls for greater global outlook in facing challenges...

NATO must take a global approach and work more closely with Asia-Pacific region democracies, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday....

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