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A goldfish.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

America's hyperbole habit is the worst thing ever

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COVID.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

The fundamentally irrational American response to COVID-19

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America.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

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Donald Trump and Boris Johnson.
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DOJ investigating pro-Trump 'fraudulent elector certifications' from Biden states
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DOJ investigating pro-Trump 'fraudulent elector certifications' from Biden states

Alex Jones says he pleaded the Fifth 'almost 100 times' during Jan. 6 testimony
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Alex Jones says he pleaded the Fifth 'almost 100 times' during Jan. 6 testimony

Boston hospital defends refusing heart transplant for patient who won't get COVID-19 vaccine
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Boston hospital defends refusing heart transplant for patient who won't get COVID-19 vaccine

NYPD officer dies days after being shot on duty
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NYPD officer dies days after being shot on duty

David Ortiz is lone player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
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David Ortiz is lone player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Daily Briefing

25 January 2022
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U.S. puts 8,500 troops on 'heightened alert' in Ukraine crisis
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U.S. puts 8,500 troops on 'heightened alert' in Ukraine crisis

Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID, delaying Times defamation trial
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Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID, delaying Times defamation trial

Judges grant prosecutor special grand jury to investigate Trump election efforts
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Judges grant prosecutor special grand jury to investigate Trump election efforts

U.S. stocks bounced back from early Monday plunge, but volatility continues
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U.S. stocks bounced back from early Monday plunge, but volatility continues

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The pointless timidity of the Jan. 6 committee
Liz Cheney and Newt Gingrich.
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The pointless timidity of the Jan. 6 committee

America the brittle
A FEMA worker.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

America the brittle

How Joe Biden will determine Republican foreign policy
President Biden.
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How Joe Biden will determine Republican foreign policy

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The daily gossip

25 January 2022
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Tiffany Haddish jokes about her DUI arrest
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Tiffany Haddish jokes about her DUI arrest

Disney responds after being put on blast by Peter Dinklage over 'Snow White' remake
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Disney responds after being put on blast by Peter Dinklage over 'Snow White' remake

The Rock cryptically teases he’s adapting a 'badass' video game
3.

The Rock cryptically teases he’s adapting a 'badass' video game

Damon Albarn addresses controversial comments about Taylor Swift at concert
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Damon Albarn addresses controversial comments about Taylor Swift at concert

Culture

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The Gilded Age.
Samuel Goldman

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Bernardine Evaristo recommends 6 books on being Black and British
Bernardine Evaristo.
Feature

Bernardine Evaristo recommends 6 books on being Black and British

The week's best photojournalism
Fire and horses.
Photos

The week's best photojournalism

The coronavirus vaccines are safer than aspirin or Tylenol
Death.
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The coronavirus vaccines are safer than aspirin or Tylenol

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2022's Most Anticipated

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15 TV shows to watch in 2022
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15 TV shows to watch in 2022

11 albums to stream and anticipate in early 2022
A record player.
Brigid Kennedy

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15 movies to watch in 2022
2022 movies.
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15 movies to watch in 2022

Business Briefing

25 January 2022
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U.S. stocks bounced back from early Monday plunge, but volatility continues
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U.S. stocks bounced back from early Monday plunge, but volatility continues

Ford stops taking orders for Maverick pickups, citing high demand
2.

Ford stops taking orders for Maverick pickups, citing high demand

Biden administration's free N95 masks begin arriving at pharmacies
3.

Biden administration's free N95 masks begin arriving at pharmacies

Fed leaders head into 2-day meeting expected to signal March rate hike
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Fed leaders head into 2-day meeting expected to signal March rate hike

Business & Tech

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Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bailout
Bobby Kotick.
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Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bailout

The weirdest economy in decades
The economy.
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The weirdest economy in decades

Inflation is now a real, serious threat to Biden
President Biden.
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Inflation is now a real, serious threat to Biden

3 cheers for the pig man
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