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US intelligence community ‘struggled’ to brief Trump, CIA study says

US intelligence community ‘struggled’ to brief Trump, CIA study says

The US intelligence community “struggled” to brief President-elect Donald Trump in 2016, achieving “only limited success” in educating and developing a relationship with the incoming president, according to a newly released unclassified history of the transition period published by the CIA’s in-house academic center. Although Trump spent substantial time with briefers on a routine basis…MORE

Fenway Sports Group acquires NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins

Fenway Sports Group acquires NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins

Fenway Sports Group (FSG), which owns Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League team Liverpool, has reached an agreement to acquire controlling interest of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins. FSG made the announcement on Monday and said as part of the transaction, Hockey Hall of Famer, Mario Lemieux, along with Ron…MORE

Joy Behar faces backlash for Thanksgiving coming out advice

Joy Behar faces backlash for Thanksgiving coming out advice

Joy Behar offered up some life advice that was not well received by some. During a recent episode of “The View,” the comic weighed in on a conversation about talking politics over Thanksgiving dinner. Behar suggested that gay people who haven’t come out to their families yet do so. “I’d like to suggest to everybody…MORE

How a once struggling deaf football team rode a historic season to a championship game
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How a once struggling deaf football team rode a historic season to a championship game

Founded 68 years ago, the Cubs, the football team of the California School for the Deaf Riverside, had never reached a championship game. “I mean, the team stunk, quite honestly,” Jordy Valencia, the team’s 6-foot-2 starting wide receiver told CNN. “CSDR were often viewed as kind of a laughingstock, right, we’re always gonna have these…MORE

Stocks mostly rebound after Omicron plunge
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Stocks mostly rebound after Omicron plunge

Stocks attempted a comeback Monday, bouncing back from the steep selloff at the end of last week, when investors feared the Omicron Covid variant could disrupt the global economic rebound. Reports of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus brought back memories of last summer when the fast-spreading Delta variant put a dent in the…MORE

Covid vaccine makers’ stocks soar on Omicron variant concerns
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Covid vaccine makers’ stocks soar on Omicron variant concerns

Fears about the Omicron variant of Covid-19 rattled the world’s financial markets Friday and early Monday morning. But shares of the major coronavirus vaccine makers were getting a boost from the latest pandemic jitters. Moderna soared more than 20% during Black Friday’s abbreviated session of trading on Wall Street and were up another 8% Monday,…MORE

Ballon d’Or 2021: Who will be crowned the best players in men’s and women’s football?
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Who will be crowned the best players in men’s and women’s football?

The world’s best footballers will be recognized at the annual Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday. Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah are among the favorites to be crowned the best men’s player, while Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso headline the women’s nominees. However, the scheduling of the awards in the middle…MORE

Elliot Page posts impressive six pack on Instagram
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Elliot Page posts impressive six pack on Instagram

We see you thirst trapping, Elliot Page! The actor, who uses the pronouns his/they, posted a shirtless selfie Sunday showing off a burgeoning six pack. “Oh good my new phone works,” the caption reads. Last year the “Juno” star shared that they are transgender and identify as non-binary. “Non-binary” is a term used to describe…MORE

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