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The Best Turntable

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The Best Touchscreen Winter Gloves

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The Gifts We Want to Give in 2020

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House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

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The Best Lap Desk

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HBO Max Streaming Will Premiere All 2021 Warner Bros. Movies

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From Crowded Camps to a Remote Island: Rohingya Refugees Move Again

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Yes, Many of Us Are Stress-Eating and Gaining Weight in the Pandemic

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Wirecutter’s 5 Most Popular Picks in November 2020

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2,596 Trades in One Term: Inside Senator Perdue’s Stock Portfolio

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Watch a Chinese Spacecraft Launch from the Moon and Start Its Trip Back to Earth

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Google Researcher Says She Was Fired over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I

Timnit Gebru, one of the few Black women in her field, had voiced exasperation over the company’s response to efforts to increase minority hiring. | Continue reading


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Betsy Wade, First Woman to Edit News at The Times, Dies at 91

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Communities across the country are starting to roll out at-home saliva test kits

Communities across the country are starting to roll out at-home saliva test kits. Health officials say they could be a game-changer in detecting and slowing the spread of the virus. | Continue reading


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The Best Knife Sharpener

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The Best Wine Glasses

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The Best Nespresso Machine (But It’s Not for Everyone)

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The Best Humidifier for a Baby

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Facebook says it will remove coronavirus vaccine misinformation

The step goes beyond what the social network previously did on vaccine falsehoods by taking down the false claims entirely. | Continue reading


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The Best Label Maker

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The Best Budget Digital Piano for Beginners

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Opinion | Find Your Place in the Vaccine Line

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True Pandemic Toll in the U.S. Reaches 345,000

Since coronavirus struck, more people have died than usual in every state of the country, with 18 states seeing deaths above normal peaking in the last two months, according to a New York Times analysis. | Continue reading


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Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Hits Record Daily Death Toll, With Worse Likely to Come

Dr. Fauci said that British regulators had not scrutinized vaccine data as carefully as their American counterparts. More than 100,000 people were hospitalized for Covid-19, while total cases surpassed 14 million. | Continue reading


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Treat Yourself With These 7 Deals

2020 has given you every reason to treat yourself to things you need and want. With these deals, you can do it for less. | Continue reading


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The Best Period Underwear

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Marc Benioff Sets His Sights on Microsoft

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Chinatown: Travel in Time Through a New York Gem

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U.S. Hits Record Daily Death Toll, with Worse Likely to Come

With cases in the U.S. blowing past the spring peak, more than 100,000 people were hospitalized for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Experts warn that the nation could be facing the most difficult time in its public health history. | Continue reading


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Cyberattacks Discovered on Vaccine Distribution Operations

IBM has found that companies and governments have been targeted by unknown attackers, prompting a warning from the Homeland Security Department. | Continue reading


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It’s surprisingly easy to clean up battery discharge, and you probably already own everything you need to do it. | Continue reading


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U.S. to Limit Service Animals on Planes to Dogs Only

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Businesses OutLasting Pandemics and Difficult Times

A mochi seller in Kyoto, and many of Japan’s other centuries-old businesses, have endured by putting tradition and stability over profit and growth. | Continue reading


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