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These award-winning photos are guaranteed to make you laugh

These award-winning photos are guaranteed to make you laugh

Focusing on gratitude has helped me through this year. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to say that I’m so thankful for all of you in this feel-good edition of Wonder Theory. Thank you for joining us on our exploratory adventures through the wonders of space and science. Thank you for taking the…MORE

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration
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LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration

LeBron James’ celebration in the recent overtime victory against the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward a fine from the NBA. The $15,000 punishment was handed to James “for making an obscene gesture on the playing court,” said the NBA in a statement on Friday. ‘The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in…MORE

At least 30 people loot a Best Buy in Minnesota on Black Friday

At least 30 people loot a Best Buy in Minnesota on Black Friday

At least 30 people entered a Best Buy store in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Black Friday and stole electronics, according to a Burnsville Police statement obtained by CNN affiliate WCCO. No one was injured and no weapons were drawn during the incident that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the city approximately 15 miles south of…MORE

Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski spent Thanksgiving together
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Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski spent Thanksgiving together

Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski had a Thanksgiving Day filled with brotherly love. The author of “The Tucci Cookbook” and host of CNN’s “Searching for Italy” is married to literary agent Felicity Blunt, while Krasinski’s wife is actress Emily Blunt. They’re brothers-in-law married to the British siblings. “Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours,” Tucci…MORE

Christina Applegate shares a message on her 50th birthday after MS diagnosis

Christina Applegate shares a message on her 50th birthday after MS diagnosis

Christina Applegate is marking a milestone birthday after revealing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in August. Applegate celebrated her 50th birthday on Thanksgiving Day with a message for her fans on Twitter. “Yup. I turned 50 today. And I have MS. It’s been a hard one,” she wrote. “Sending so much love to all of you…MORE

The new Omicron variant is a pandemic gut check
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The new Omicron variant is a pandemic gut check

The emergence of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant feels like a pandemic gut check. Scientists have long known that the world would see emerging coronavirus variants. Viruses mutate constantly. But when South Africa’s health minister announced Thursday the discovery of the B.1.1.529 variant, which appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of the country,…MORE

Arsenal win piles pressure on Newcastle United and new head coach Eddie Howe
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Arsenal win piles pressure on Newcastle United and new head coach Eddie Howe

After playing 13 Premier League games, Newcastle United still haven’t won a match, the club’s latest setback coming in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Arsenal. The loss ensured Newcastle stay bottom of the table on six points, five points behind fourth from bottom Leeds United. Saturday’s match was the first time Newcastle’s new head coach Eddie…MORE

Craft beer might get even more expensive
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Craft beer might get even more expensive

Your next can of craft beer might be a lot more expensive. Ball Corp., one of the world’s largest suppliers of aluminum cans, is sending shockwaves throughout the craft beer world after lifting the minimum number of cans certain producers must order and saying it will raise prices. Ball said it will now require that…MORE

These major chains boomed as small retailers had to close up shop
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These major chains boomed as small retailers had to close up shop

Many Americans are shopping small Saturday to support mom-and-pop clothing, toy, furniture, sporting goods, hardware and electronics’ stores. But this year’s Small Business Saturday promotion is unlikely to change the fortunes of independent shops in America, which have diverged dramatically from their larger rivals. Small retailers have been squeezed out throughout the pandemic and are…MORE

Even in Nantucket, Biden can’t escape the harsh reality of the pandemic
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Even in Nantucket, Biden can’t escape the harsh reality of the pandemic

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden descended on the island of Nantucket this week looking to preserve the sense of normalcy that the nation was so looking forward to over this holiday season. The President and first lady brought a brood of children, grandchildren and their significant others to their island Thanksgiving getaway…MORE

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