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Miss Crimea fined by Russia for singing patriotic Ukrainian song
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Ukrainian Troops Likely Within Striking Distance of Key Road: U.K.
Britain's Ministry of Defense said Moscow will fear that Kyiv's forces are close to Luhansk, the region annexed last week.
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Dolly Parton pays tribute to her longtime ‘sister, friend’ Loretta Lynn
The pair have been close pals for decades.
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Matt Carpenter has shot to be on Yankees’ postseason roster
Matt Carpenter’s chances of being on the Yankees’ postseason roster are looking better.
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Remembering country music star Loretta Lynn
The Post takes a look at the illustrious career of Grammy award-winning country singer Loretta Lynn.
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Who is Eugene Yu? Konnech CEO Arrested Over Alleged Data Theft
Yu, the founder and CEO of an elections technology company targeted by election deniers, was arrested on suspicion of stealing data on poll workers.
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Boyfriend's Reaction to Seeing Girlfriend After 4 Months Sparks Suspicion
Over seven million people have watched the reunion, one user commented: "He looks so worried and guilty."
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Clarence Thomas Faces Calls to Recuse Himself from Trump Mar-a-Lago Case
The associate justice "will hear a case that potentially implicates the January 6 insurrection plot that his wife may have participated in," tweeted one lawyer.
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Missing out on playing in World Cup is 'worth sacrificing for one strand of Iranian women's hair'
Don Riddell takes a look at the Iranian athletes who are speaking out for women in Iran following the protests in the country over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
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Jeff McNeil to get car from Francisco Lindor if he wins batting title
Francisco Lindor plans to pay up if his double-play partner leads the National League in hitting.
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Asteroid smacked by NASA spacecraft now has a debris trail more than 6,000 miles long
The debris trail of an asteroid hit by a NASA spacecraft is a comet-like tail consisting of dust and other material spewed from the impact crater.
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'Spotted It?': Rare Polka-Dot Zebra Wows Internet in Resurfaced Image
"Just a simple mutation caused it. It is moderately rare," biology professor Tim Caro told Newsweek.
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Putin signs laws annexing 4 Ukrainian regions
Earlier this week, both houses of the Russian parliament ratified treaties making the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions part of Russia.
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Ron Jon’s Record Is ‘Target-Rich’ for Dems—and Yet He’s Winning
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyWhen Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R) announced in January that despite promising to retire after his second term, he’d run for a third for the sake of the nation, party strategists wasted no time in dubbing him the most vulnerable Republican Senate incumbent this cycle.But with just five weeks left until the midterm elections, Johnson is inching ahead in the polls against Democratic nominee Mandela Barnes, the state’s lieutenant governor and a rising star on the left. As the clock runs out on Democrats’ chance to seize a seat that seemed well within their reach, some are scratching their heads on what sort of political Kevlar Johnson’s got on.After all, with a far-right record like Johnson’s, and in a swing state like Wisconsin, operatives believed there’d be so much for Democrats to work with—but with those political blessings comes a curse.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Inside the FBI’s File on ‘Leftist’ Marilyn Monroe
Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily Beast/Getty and FBIMarilyn Monroe wasn’t just a bombshell known for her “ditzy blonde” persona and her tumultuous love life. She was also, for 10 years, a possible subversive person with communist ties, according to the FBI, which kept tabs on the actress and her whereabouts with the help of secret informants, press reports, and anonymous letters sent to agents.This was the era of McCarthyism. The Soviet Union was expanding into Eastern Europe, heightening the Cold War tension between the U.S. and the USSR. Anyone suspected of harboring communist sympathies was vulnerable to falling under the watchful eye of the FBI and the House Committee on Un-American Activities, charged with rooting out Soviet spies in the U.S.The federal government finally released the FBI papers related to Monroe in 2012, in response to a FOIA request by the Associated Press. Timestamps on the documents start around 1955, the year she began dating suspected commie and playwright Arthur Miller.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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What Will It Take for the GOP to Condemn Trump’s Death Threats?
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyIn 2016, when Donald Trump bragged that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and he wouldn’t lose voters, few Republican leaders assumed he was talking about targeting them. Well, the MAGA chickens have finally come home to roost. They’re super-sized, waving Confederate flags, doing one-finger Q salutes, and armed with AR-15s.Fast forward to 2022, the twice-impeached vulgarian posted over the weekend what any reasonable person would read as death threats against Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Not to be outdone, he also hurled ugly racist insults against McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who had been Trump’s first Secretary of Transportation.McConnell, apparently, offended the perpetually aggrieved Trump by working with Democrats to keep the government funded and open. Trump accused McConnell—known as the Senate’s “Grim Reaper” for being an avowed obstructionist—of “approving all of these Trillions of Dollars worth of Democrat-sponsored Bills.” For this, and other perceived acts of insufficient loyalty, Trump wrote that McConnell “has a DEATH WISH,” and advised him to “immediately seek help and advice from his China-loving wife, Coco Chow.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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GOP Prays Scandals Don’t Matter in Herschel Walker Race
Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily Beast/GettyA day after The Daily Beast revealed that Herschel Walker had gotten a girlfriend pregnant in 2009 and paid for her abortion—which sparked his son Christian to publicly slam his father—Republicans were still bracing for the full fallout of the bombshells on one of the country’s most pivotal Senate races.Operatives and observers spent Tuesday alternately dismissing the impact of the story, spinning it as a positive for Walker, or simply accepting the chaos that had engulfed the Georgia battleground and wondering whether it would define the final month of the contest.“I don’t think people motivated to vote in this race give two [poop emoji] about the candidates,” one Georgia Republican texted The Daily Beast.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘Movie Magic’: An Oral History of the ‘Pitch Perfect’ Riff-Off, 10 Years Later
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Universal/EverettIt’s hard to remember what life was like before Pitch Perfect. Since it opened in theaters 10 years ago, on Oct. 5, 2012, pop culture has never been the same: From adding “aca” in front of everything to the blinding popularity of the “Cups” song, the musical comedy has had quite the impact on society.But it took time for Pitch Perfect to get there. During its opening weekend, the movie made just over $5 million. That’s not quite what we would call a strong start. However, thanks to word of mouth promotion, good reviews, and social media hype, by the end of its run, the film grossed over $115 million worldwide. Against a budget of $17 million, it was a major success—one that spawned two sequels and a devoted fan base.Pitch Perfect was actually an adaptation of a non-fiction book: Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. Written by Kay Cannon (30 Rock) and directed by Jason Moore in his feature film directorial debut, the film follows sarcastic college freshman/aspiring music producer Beca (Anna Kendrick). Early into the semester, she reluctantly joins an a cappella group on campus: the Barden Bellas. Despite the group’s ups and downs, the Bellas end up finding victory and life-long friendship along their way to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (the ICAAs).Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Herschel Walker’s Next Problem Is His Son Christian’s Fury
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyHerschel Walker already faced an uphill battle to become a U.S. senator after The Daily Beast reported he paid for a girlfriend’s abortion. But now it appears Walker is embroiled in another fight: one with his own son.Christian Walker, a conservative with a substantial social media following—particularly on TikTok—has taken aim at his father, whom he accused of violence and said abandoned his children from multiple women.“Herschel’s problem is that his son has such a way with words,” Will Sommer tells co-host Kelly Weill in this episode of The Daily Beast’s Fever Dreams podcast, referring to Christian’s impassioned online reaction to his father’s denials of the abortion allegations.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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What the Cuban Missile Crisis Can Teach the U.S. About How to Deal With Russia and Ukraine
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyThis month marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The parallels with the current confrontation between the United States and Russia are striking.For a few weeks in October and November of 1962, the U.S. and the Soviet Union teetered on the brink of a global thermonuclear war. In some ways, the situation now is even worse.Even in the fall of 1962, the KGB wasn’t helping the Cuban military sink American ships and assassinate American generals and openly bragging about it to reporters for Pravda—like American intelligence recently bragged about those operations in aid of Ukraine to The New York Times.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Putin signs laws annexing four Ukrainian regions despite battlefield losses
Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian regions was carried out in defiance of international law and in spite of setbacks on the battlefield.
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Survivors recount horror of Indonesia stadium tragedy as officials say locked exits contributed to crush
Fans attempting to escape the chaos that erupted at Indonesia's Kanjuruhan Stadium last Saturday became trapped after security failed to open multiple exit gates, according to the national football association, contributing to the crowd crush in which at least 131 people died.
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This solar-powered electric car cleans carbon from the air as it drives
Built by students at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, the Zem prototype captures carbon while driving.
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A Michigan judge drops felony charges against 7 people in Flint water scandal
The dismissal for 7 people was significant but not a surprise after the Michigan Supreme Court earlier said a different judge acting as a one-person grand jury had no authority to issue indictments.
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OPEC+ is expected to cut oil production as it seeks to boost the price
Wednesday's meeting of the 24 OPEC+ oil-producing countries comes when much of the world is battling soaring energy costs. A cut in oil production is backed by Saudi Arabia and could benefit Russia.
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Pandemic stress may have had a lasting impact on our personalities
A study finds small but meaningful declines in personality traits that help us navigate social situations, trust others, think creatively, and act responsibly. Young people were especially affected.
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'Pro-religion?' Conservative Supreme Court abandons long-standing religious liberty principles.
Supreme Court decisions feed common myth that our country is, or should be, a 'Christian nation.' Don't tear down the wall between church and state.       
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State tramples our First Amendment rights as Christian artists. We're fighting back.
Colorado officials believe they have the right to tell us what to communicate as artists. And if we don't agree with the state's views? Coercion.      
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'The US is very individualistic, and I wanted community': What is rematriating?
A growing number of US Latinos seeking a connection to their culture are returning to Latin American countries where they or their parents were born.      
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First date rules for women | Under the Covers with Danica Daniel
It’s been 27 years since the self-help book “The Rules” first rocked the dating world. Decades later, NYC author Eli Rallo is offering up her own list of 16 rules for a successful first date. She suggests pregaming with one-and-a-half drinks beforehand to calm your nerves. Cheers to that. The Post’s Danica Daniel has cherry-picked...
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