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Just Ordered a Sofa? You May Be Waiting AwhileKept at home due to the pandemic and spurred by recent stimulus checks, Americans have increasingly invested in sprucing up their homes, including by purchasing new furniture. But that rush on sofas, beds, and coffee tables has caused a backlog, leaving some consumers waiting for months to receive their shipments....
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In Sperm Donor 'Case Without Precedent,' a $10.7M DealA Canadian fertility doctor who lost his medical license in 2019 after being accused of impregnating multiple women with the wrong sperm—sometimes his own—has now agreed to fork over millions in a "groundbreaking" settlement. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the $10.7 million offer from Norman Barwin was...
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Taliban Slaying of Online Comic Sparks Anger, ApprehensionThe Taliban's killing of a Kandahar police officer, better known as a goofy comic who posted his bits on social media, has drawn condemnation across Afghanistan. Nazar Mohammad Khasha, also known as Khasha Zwan, was dragged from his home and shot to death last week, the Washington Post reports. The...
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Australia Brings in Military to Enforce Sydney LockdownIn Australia's biggest city, the fight against a COVID outbreak that spread from an unmasked airport limo driver is not going well. The five-week Sydney lockdown was recently extended for another month and with case numbers remaining stubbornly high, the military is being called in to enforce restrictions, CNN reports....
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Inside Newborn's Large Tummy: Parts of a TwinA baby girl born in Israel this month is doing well after surgery to remove what is thought to be at least one embryo from her stomach, likely from a twin she absorbed. When the child's mother arrived at Ashdod's Assuta Medical Center to give birth, "we got the impression...
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Billionaire Accused of 'Provoking Trouble' Gets 18 YearsIt's been nearly nine months since Sun Dawu was arrested, and on Wednesday, the Chinese billionaire pig farmer heard his fate: 18 years behind bars, as well as a nearly $500,000 fine. Sun's crimes, per a Chinese court: "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," a charge the Guardian and BBC...
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Israel Rolls Out World First: COVID Booster ShotsIsrael on Thursday became the first nation to approve COVID booster shots for parts of its population, reports Haaretz . Starting Sunday, anyone in the country older than 60 who received their initial vaccination at least five months ago can get another dose from Pfizer, the nation's main vaccine supplier, per...
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Given Cash to Broaden Their Cultural Horizons, French Don'tJuliette Sega is operating within the rules for spending the $350 the French government is giving every 18-year-old when she buys comic books, if not the aspirations. "It's a really good initiative," said Juliette Sega, who lives in southeastern France. "I'm a steady consumer of novels and manga, and it...
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Researchers See Signs of New Nuclear Missile Silos in ChinaFor the second time this summer, satellite images seem to show a field of silos under construction that could launch nuclear missiles. Researchers from the Federation of American Scientists spotted the construction in the western province of Xinjiang, the BBC reports. They saw sites for 14 silos, just under two...
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As Reporter Was Shot, 2 Suspicious Men Filmed HimThe killers of renowned crime reporter Peter R. de Vries may have wanted their own report on the crime, investigators in the Netherlands say. Police say two men seen on surveillance footage followed the 64-year-old from a studio to his car, took out their phones before he was shot on...
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He Agreed to Sell His Home to Save Old Tree. Now, a SnagToronto's fight to save a majestic tree older than Canada has been stalled by the city's rising property prices. The red oak that stands in the backyard of a home in the city is believed to be 250 to 300 years old, and the city plans to demolish the home...
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Man in Suit, Tie Carries Out 'Daring' Paris Jewel HeistJean-Claude Van Damme's first credited film role was a brief appearance in a movie about a jewel heist. Life seemed to imitate art Tuesday in Paris, where a jewel heist was carried out while would-be witnesses at an adjacent cafe happened to be distracted by Van Damme, who was visiting...
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