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'Best Actors' List Has No Meryl, No Streep

A list of the 21st century's top actors, without Meryl Streep? "There are few better ways to court the internet's ire," reports the New York Times . But the paper's two top film critics did just that: Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott assembled their list of the 25 best movie...

Fans return to the EPL as Chelsea, Man U enjoy…

Soccer fans have been allowed into games in England’s top division for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March

Woman drives 28 hours to save piglet with…

Woman drives 28 hours to save baby pig with deformed legs

10 Stealthy Facts About Ninjas (International…

10 Stealthy Facts About Ninjas. In honor of International Ninja Day, here are ten facts about the mysterious warriors. 1. Ninjas were known for their skills in guerrilla warfare, assassination, sabotage, espionage and infiltration. 2. Though secretive, ninjas adhered to a strict hierarchy that eventually evolved into larger territorial guilds. 3. Ninjas were heroes to the lower classes in Japan, often recruited by those unable to afford the services of the upper-class samurai. 4. Because they didn't carry large swords, Ninjas often used whatever was available as a weapon. 5. Employing secrecy as a means of survival, ninjas also encouraged exaggerated tales of their exploits to incite intimidation. 6. Ninjas wearing all black is a modern day conception. They did their best to blend in to their surroundings. 7. Part of ninja training included in-depth knowledge of various forms of medicines, including a mysterious "black medicine" used to stop bleeding. 8. Ninjas used little "smoke bombs" of ash contained in an eggshell to create confusion or misdirect their enemies. 9. Female ninjas were common. They often used hair pins and nail attachments as weapons. 10. Ninjas would often carry crickets, using their chirps to cover the sounds of their movements

Black Panther Star Derided for Posting Anti-Vax…

Black Panther star Letitia Wright didn't make many friends on Twitter this week when she posted an anti-vax video that Don Cheadle called "hot garbage," Variety reports. The 27-year-old actor tweeted the video of Tomi Arayomi, a leader at the Light London Church, calling COVID-19 vaccines into doubt. Arayomi also...

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Over 10m Americans Are Jobless, But WH Econ…

Joseph LaVorgna is the chief economist at the National Economic Council, and is an economic adviser to the Trump administration. And according to Business Insider, LaVorgna on Friday said he felt there was no rush to release a second coronavirus stimulus package. LaVorgna said that despite a disappointing Friday jobs report, he doesn't 'believe the recovery at the moment is in jeopardy.' On Friday, the jobs report that said 10.7 million Americans were unemployed in November. Congress is considering a $908 billion stimulus proposal after months of negotiations. It does not include a $1,200 direct payment.

Residents brave the snow and wind in Massachusetts

Kelley Square was coated in a layer of snow and slush as a snow storm brought accumulation to Worcester, Massachusetts, on Dec. 5.

Cicada

Trailer for 'Cicada' starring Sheldon D. Brown, Matthew Fifer, Cobie Smulders, Scott Adsit, Michael Potts

Army Suspects Foul Play in Fort Bragg Killings

The Army suspects that a drug deal gone wrong led to the killings earlier this week of a master sergeant and an Army veteran, an official tells CBS News . The bodies of Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II, 37, and Timothy Dumas, 44, were found Wednesday in a training area...

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Calls for 'Martial Law' Spark Outrage

Michael Flynn and a nominee to become a top Pentagon official are under fire for urging President Trump to overturn the 2020 election results by declaring martial law, CNN reports. They claim without evidence that Trump won in "landslide fashion" and Joe Biden's victory was fraudulent. "I don't know who...

St. Nicholas visits Czech children while adapting…

The coronavirus pandemic has made life difficult for a lot of people in the Czech Republic, and that includes Saint Nicholas

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Jeff Bezos shares video of Blue Origin's lunar…

Jeff Bezos shares video of Blue Origin's lunar landing engine

This Day in History: The Washington Monument Is…

This Day in History: , The Washington Monument Is Completed. December 6, 1884. The Washington Monument stood as the tallest man-made structure in the world at the time. A monument to honor the nation's first president, George Washington, had been a focus of Congress since 1783. The Washington Monument Society began raising funds for the structure in 1832. Though fundraising efforts had fallen well short of the the $1 million budget, construction of Robert Mills' design began on July 4, 1848. . Construction was halted in the mid- 1850s and did not begin again until 1876. Once completed, the 555-foot-tall monument utilized more than 35,000 marble and granite bricks. Today, 800,000 people visit the monument yearly

First Alzheimer's Blood Test Goes on Sale

It's here: The first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease is now on sale in the US. It hasn't actually been approved by the FDA; the AP reports it's instead being sold under "more general rules for commercial labs." Even so, it could fill a huge gap in the...

Not Waving But Drowning? Why Trump Called Georgia…

President Donald Trump called Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday morning. According to Business Insider, Trump asked Gov. Kemp to convince the state legislature to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's November election win. During the call, Trump also requested that the governor mandate an audit of absentee ballot signatures. Trump's call came on the same day that he will arrive in Georgia to stump for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Earlier this week, Trump said that he was 'ashamed' to have endorsed Kemp in his successful 2018 gubernatorial campaign. Kemp has already stated that he will not ask state legislators to come back to Atlanta for a special session.

World's largest helitanker drops water on Bond…

A CH-47 Chinook, the world's largest helitanker, was deployed to drop water and fire suppressant on the Bond Fire in Orange County, California, on Dec. 4. The tanker can carry up to 3,000 gallons of water or suppressant.

Heks

Trailer for 'Heks' starring Coco Lloyd, Mari Molefe van Heerden, Mary-Anne Barlow, Christopher Jaftha, Hungani Ndlovu

Iffy on Masks? Bill Nye Offers 'Hilarious…

Anyone still unclear about the importance of face masks may want to check out a new clip from Bill Nye the Science Guy. In Friday's viral TikTok video—which was shared online by comedian Christopher Titus , among others—the 65-year-old scientist offers his insight into how and why masks work,...

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WH Abruptly Fires DoD Advisers, Installs Trump…

Less than a month after President Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper , the White House conducted an abrupt mass firing Friday of nine members of a Pentagon advisory board, putting in their place Trump allies. Per Politico , the removed members of the Defense Business Board received a terse email from...

The Latest: Trump presses Ga. gov. to overturn…

President Donald Trump has fruitlessly pressed Georgia’s governor to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in that state

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