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Vaccine co-creator: The next pandemic could be worse
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    1. Buffalo shooting

    2. Church shooting

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    'Do you believe Russia will invade?' CNN asks Ukrainian minister
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    3. Ukraine

    Marc Short, Chief of Staff to Vice President Mike Pence, takes a phone call as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks a meet and greet with NYPD officers and personnel at NYPD headquarters on September 19, 2019 in New York City.
    Top Pence aide cooperating with January 6 committee
    03:58 - Source: CNN

    4. Abortion

    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: A view of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening September 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress continues to work on a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown before a Friday deadline, a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, and a $3.5 trillion social safety net and spending package.(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Lawmakers approach deadline to avoid government shutdown
    01:44 - Source: CNN

    5.Elon Musk

    Former U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to speak at the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
    Signature Trump policy to restart thanks to court order
    03:13 - Source: CNN

    In the coming weeks, Ghana’s parliament is set to debate a draft bill – framed in the guise of “family values” – that seeks to introduce some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ laws on the African continent. The prospect of it passing is pushing the country’s LGBTQ community into the shadows. LGBTQ Ghanaians have been left asking how things got so bad, so quickly, and Western diplomats say they have been caught by surprise. But what one Ghanaian activist calls a “homophobe’s dream bill” has deep roots in Ghana’s religious community. It also found key inspiration from a US ultra-conservative group with Russian ties.


    Now, now, it’s not a competition. All the giant Jesus statues are equally impressive. 

    2021 was a good time to expand your social justice vocabulary

    New ‘Harry Potter’ reunion trailer is here

    Harry Potter and the Comfort Watch.”

    Instagram will now tell users when to take a break from using the app

    It could be a helpful reminder, or people could just keep scrolling anyway – just a a little guiltier afterward. 

    KFC is testing a new ‘Capitol City Mambo’ wing sauce in three regions

    Washington, DC, friends will recognize this one. The rest of you are in for a delicious ride. 

    DoorDash thinks speedy grocery delivery is the future

    And if you’ve ever had a sudden and intense hankering for one specific food and just can’t leave the house to get it, you’ll agree


    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 10: Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is walked in the barn by assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes after arriving at Pimlico Race Course for the upcoming Preakness Stakes on May 10, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
    2021 Kentucky Derby winner dies at track
    01:22 - Source: CNN


    That’s how many coal ash ponds are in the US, according to a CNN analysis of data compiled by Earthjustice. Coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal, is known to be toxic, and industrial facilities and utilities often store the waste in so-called “ponds,” ostensibly to keep it from endangering the surrounding environment. But experts worry that hundreds of these ponds could actually be contaminating groundwater and waterways, doing untold damage to humans and the environment.


    Secretary of State Antony Blinken, discussing the lack of diversity at the US State Department. Blinken just named retired Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as the department’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer.

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who announced yesterday that the Biden administration will engage in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. 


    Hawaii flooding continues for the western islands
    01:43 - Source: CNN

    Check your local forecast here>>>


    This mind-blowing Pokémon cross-stitch just keeps going and going! Phew, the dedication. (Click here to view.) 

    Every October, some 40 million red crabs on Christmas Island scuttle down to the shore to do a little crab canoodling and make some babies. It is, unsurprisingly, quite a sight. (Click here to view