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Brazilian Samba Great Elza Soares Dead At 91
Samba singer Elza Soares, often referred to as the Brazilian Tina Turner, died aged 91 in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, her press office said.Soares' unmistakable raspy voice made her one of the most popular and famous singers in Brazil, featuring on her more than 30 records released over the course of a six-decade career."It is with great sadness an
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Martha Stewart Explains Why She Dumped Anthony Hopkins During ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Appearance
Martha Stewart had allowed her imagination to get the best of her and it lead to her break up with Anthony Hopkins, the famed television personality and businesswoman said in a Thursday appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”Stewart, 80, admitted she ended her relationship with Hopkins, 84, due to his role as ​​cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Han
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Amazon Is Opening Its First Ever Virtually Advanced, In-Person Fashion Clothing Store, Twitter Reacts
Amazon announced on Thursday that it will be opening Amazon Style, its first-ever in-person store inside a mall, which will be dedicated to fashion and clothing.The store opening at Americana at Brand, a mall in Glendale, California, is expected to take on a new concept of clothing shopping by allowing customers to personalize their experience virt
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What Is Havana Syndrome? CIA Says It Is Likely Not A Foreign Attack
The Central Intelligence Agency on Thursday reported that a foreign power is probably not mounting a global attack aimed at U.S. officials in the years-long series of the mysterious illnesses known as "Havana Syndrome."A senior CIA official said it was "unlikely that a foreign actor, including Russia, is conducting a sustained, worldwide campaign,
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US Charges Belarus Officials With Air Piracy Over Ryanair Flight Diversion
The US Justice department charged four Belarus officials with air piracy Thursday for last year's forced diversion of a Ryanair flight in order to arrest a dissident on board.Two top officials of the state air navigation authority and two security officials were accused of conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy for allegedly taking part in a fake bom
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US Inflation Spike Also Due To Generous Pandemic Stimulus
President Joe Biden blames global supply snarls for the wave of price increases hitting US consumers and businesses, but the trillions of dollars injected into the economy during the pandemic also share responsibility.The Covid-19 crisis disrupted manufacturing worldwide and caused shipping snags, creating global shortages of key materials that com
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Netflix Growth In Recent Quarter Slightly Misses Mark
Netflix on Thursday reported falling short of estimates on new subscribers, and predicted slower growth in 2022 as fierce competition and the pandemic weigh heavy despite hits like "Squid Game" and "Money Heist."The streaming service ended the year with 221.8 million subscribers, just below target, after booming during coronavirus lockdowns that ke
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Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter After Crashing Tesla On Autopilot
A man who killed two people driving his 2016 Model S Tesla in Dec. 2019 is likely the first person to be charged with vehicular manslaughter while using an automated driving system.Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, collided with a Honda Civic in Gardena, California after running through a red light, killing Gilberto Alcazar Lopez and Maria Guadalupe Niev
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UN Adopts Resolution Against Holocaust Denial
The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a non-binding resolution calling on all member states to fight against Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, especially on social media.The Israeli-proposed text was developed with the help of Germany and co-sponsored by several dozen of the 193 states that make up the United Nations.Iran, however, expresse
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More Cost Hikes In 2022? Florida Orange Juice Prices Will Rise Due To Disease, Poor Weather Conditions
Oranges in Florida are reaping the effects of inefficient weather conditions along with a destructive disease, which will also directly affect consumers' pockets. The disease outbreak and weather will cause a major decrease in the citrus yield for 2022, according to growers in Florida and the Department of Agriculture. This will cause a noticeable
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Packers vs. 49ers 2022 Predictions: Spread, Over/Under, Prop Bet Picks For Playoff Game
The Green Bay Packers host the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round of the 2022 NFL playoffs, featuring the biggest point spread of the weekend. San Francisco upset the Dallas Cowboys on Wild-Card Weekend, while Green Bay earned a bye with the best record in the league.
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Peloton Stock: Shares Plummet Further As Company Announces It Will Cease Bike Production
The long slump of Peloton (PTON) Interactive Inc. has continued into 2022. According to a report by CNBC, the exercise equipment company will cease production of its bikes as consumer demand diminishes. 
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Hackers Steal Data On 515,000 People From Red Cross, Hurting Humanitarian Efforts
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that it was the victim of a cyberattack on Thursday after hackers made off with sensitive data on half a million people in its systems. Much of this data belonged to people and families it has been working to aid in conflict zones worldwide. 
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American Airlines Pilot Turns Flight Around After Customer Refused To Wear Mask
An American Airlines flight from Miami to London was turned around on Wednesday after a passenger refused to wear their mask in accordance with the COVID-19 policy.
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US Charges 2nd Man In Haitian President's Murder
The US Justice Department charged a Haitian-Chilean man Thursday with conspiracy to commit murder for his role in the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise last July.The charges were unveiled in federal court in Miami against Rodolphe Jaar, 49, after he was arrested in the Dominican Republic and transferred Monday to the United States. A
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Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Deal -- Is The Cash Well Spent?
Microsoft spent nearly half of its cash chest to buy Activision Blizzard, expanding its presence in interactive entertainment content and services. The deal tops the 2016 Dell-EMC merger by about $2 billion.Corporations can spend their cash in different ways to enhance shareholder value, like share buybacks, which reduce the number of shares in cir
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IS Attacks Syria Prison, Freeing Jihadists: Monitor
The Islamic State group attacked a Kurdish-run jail in northeast Syria on Thursday, freeing fellow jihadists, a war monitor reported without specifying how many escaped. Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces confirmed the rare attack in a statement but did not mention any prisoners fleeing.According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human
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Amazon To Open Los Angeles Clothing Store, In First
Amazon's online commerce empire is taking another step into the real world with plans announced Thursday to open a shop in Los Angeles that would be its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store.An Amazon Style store to launch later this year is to let customers use the retailer's app to scan QR codes of garments, chose from sizes and colors, then hav
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US Lawmakers Advance Big Tech Competition Bill
A US Senate panel endorsed legislation Thursday that would block tech giants from prioritizing their products over those of smaller rivals, a potentially major reform that will face a tough fight in Congress.Partisan deadlock has doomed a series of previous bills aimed at cracking down on problems ranging from privacy to business competition for th
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Banks In This Country Are Asking Employees To Return To Offices
After Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the United Kingdom will ease its COVID  protocols, major banks such as Goldman Sachs and HSBC have asked their employees to return to offices.The U.K. was the first country to regulate international travel as concerns over the Omicron variant were high. In December, the government enforced its Plan
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