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‘Deadly serious’: Pelosi goes to war with GOP over Jan. 6

“They wanted to kill her. They were hunting her,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) said. “I don’t think this is a political calculation at all. You’re talking about the greatest assault on our democracy in over 100 years.” Pelosi huddled with the panel’s seven Democrats and sole GOP member, Rep. Liz Cheney, in her office on …

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Australia once reveled in being the ‘lucky country’ on Covid-19. Now weary Aussies ‘feel like prisoners’

“My darling,” it says. “How are you? Are you enjoying school? Do you have friends? Your brother is one year old now. I hope you can come and see me in Australia one day. I love you and think of you often — from ‘Nana in Australia.’” “Nana in Australia” is the pixelated face on …

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Brad Pitt loses previously awarded time with kids amid custody case shake up

Brad Pitt has reportedly lost previously awarded time with his and Angelina Jolie‘s children after their private judge was disqualified from their divorce case on Friday. In May, the 57-year-old Fury star was awarded more time with five of the former couple’s six children by Judge John Ouderkirk. Maddox Jolie-Pitt, who is 19, is not …

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Norwegian Women’s Handball Team Fined for Not Wearing Bikini Bottoms

A spokeswoman for the International Handball Federation, Jessica Rockstroh, told The New York Times earlier this week that she did not know the reason for the uniform rules, adding, “We’re looking into it internally.” She also said her organization’s focus at the moment was on the Olympics, not uniforms, and that Norway was the only country that had officially …

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Lebanon signs deal to sell Iraqi fuel in move to ease crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon signed a deal Saturday to broker Iraqi fuel sales in hopes of alleviating a crippling financial and energy crisis in the small Mediterranean country, Lebanese and Iraqi media reported. The deal allows Beirut to resell 1 million tons of heavy fuel oil from Iraq — fuel that Lebanon cannot use in …

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Tokyo Olympics: The 12 best photos from the opening ceremony

TOKYO —  Dozens of men and women run across the field in a darkened stadium, keeping their distance from one another. They symbolize all the athletes who have trained in solitude during the pandemic. The Japanese flag comes into view, borne by a small group of young people and healthcare workers. The national anthem is sung …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ Will Return To London Next Month – Deadline

UPDATE, July 23 The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cinderella will restart performances in London next month following what proved to be a temporary halt rather than the “closure” initially suggested by the composer. In a Tweet this morning, the production said, “We are pleased to announce that performances of Cinderella will return on Wednesday 18th …

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Lebanon’s people line up in ‘queues of humiliation’

BEIRUT —  Fill ’er up? Be ready to wait in line at least an hour — assuming the gas station is open, that is. Need medication? Something as basic as aspirin could set you on a daylong hunt from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even a grocery run is an ever-accelerating race against ballooning prices and a failing …

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Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood samples taken from 450 people in Hungary at least two weeks after their …