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Susan Collins Says ‘No Doubt’ Trump Instigated Capitol Rioters

Topline Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Sunday said there is “no doubt” former President Donald Trump instigated the rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, making her one of just a handful of Republicans still willing to highlight Trump’s culpability in the incident. WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) leaves a…

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Ron Popeil, ‘Set It and Forget It’ Infomercial King, Dies at 86

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Megan Thee Stallion Defends Elena from ‘The Vampire Diaries’: ‘My B-tch Was Making People Change for the Better’

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‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Gargiulo Sentenced to Death

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‘Paris, 13th District’ Film Review: Episodic French Drama Has Hip Vibe But Falls Short

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‘Masked Singer’ Season 6 First Look: Costume Clues Include a Hamster, Magician and Banana Split (Exclusive Video)

Get ready to get guessing “The Masked Singer” concluded its fifth season at the end of May. With almost two months going by since then, the whosungit’s biggest fans are probably jonesing for some Season 6 content to start rolling out. Well, all you Maskies are in luck, because TheWrap has the first look at…

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Belarus Olympian safe in Tokyo hotel after refusing ‘forced’ flight home

media captionKrystsina Tsimanouskaya asked the International Olympic Committee for helpA Belarusian Olympian who refused her team's order to fly home early is safe after seeking protection from Japanese police, Games officials have said.Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, spent the night in a hotel at Tokyo's Haneda airport. She says she was forcibly taken to the airport…

‘Lenders won’t touch us

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Heatwave risk from plans to convert shops to homes

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Bipartisan infrastructure bill unveiled. Up next, a Senate vote

Washington After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Sunday night, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority.The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act clocked in at some 2,700 pages, and senators could begin amending…

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‘White Lotus’ Star Murray Bartlett Explains Episode 4’s Surprise Sex Cliffhanger

The White Lotus actor Murray Bartlett has addressed episode 4's cliffhanger, which features his character Armond caught 'rimming' one of his employees when Shane walks in on them.Bartlett recently sat down with our colleagues at Digital Spyto reflect on filming this scene."I think that there's ways to show intimacy, that you don't need to be…

Nice Guy Jake Lacy Is Embracing His Inner ‘Douchebag’ in The White Lotus

The following story contains some light spoilers and discussion of Episode 4 of HBO's The White Lotus with Jake Lacy, who plays the character Shane Patton. If you haven't seen the show or Episode 4 yet, you may want to stop reading before the last couple interview questions. For the last 10 years, Jake Lacy…

South American ‘Penis Snakes’ Have Been Discovered in Florida

Legless amphibians called caecilians, more commonly known as "rubber eels" and, more memorably, "penis snakes," have been discovered in South Florida.The slippery little creatures were first found in Tamiami Canal, not far from Miami International Airport, in 2019. A DNA test by the Florida Museum of Natural History has confirmed that they are in fact…

8 Wild Conspiracy Theories That’ll Make You Say ‘What?!’

You've heard about how the moon landing was fake, how JFK's assassination was an inside job, and that a group of reptilian elites rule the world. But have you heard the theory that explains why Disney decided to go with Frozen for the name of its hugely successful animated flick? Or about that secret entrance…

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Miles Robinson delivers USMNT game-winning Gold Cup goal in extra time (Video)

USA's forward Nicholas Gioacchini (R) points at USA's defender Miles Robinson (L) after Robinson scored the winning goal during the Concacaf Gold Cup football match final between Mexico and USA at the Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via…

USMNT wins Gold Cup 2021 against Mexico: 3 things we learned

USA team celebrates their win after the Concacaf Gold Cup football match final between Mexico and USA at the Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 1, 2021. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) The United States captured the Gold Cup against Mexico on Sunday…

USA vs. Spain Olympics basketball Semifinal prediction, odds, spread, line, over/under and betting info

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 31: Kevin Durant #7 of Team United States high-fives teammates Damian Lillard #6 of Team United States during the second half of a Men's Basketball Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 31, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo…

Technology

AI leaders talk intersectionality, microaggressions, and more at Transform Women in AI Breakfast

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. At VentureBeat’s third annual Women in AI Breakfast at Transform 2021, leaders in AI and machine learning across industries came together to discuss some of the most urgent questions in the tech sector today, including what responsible AI and engineering means, and the…

#1ReasonToBe: Tales of women game developers in emerging regions

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. The #1ReasonToBe panel has had a strong legacy at the Game Developers Conference. This year, it featured seven women from different parts of the world. They talked about why they’re game developers and how that came to pass at the recent online-only GDC.…

Nintendo and Sony are playing different games when it comes to TV advertising

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Nintendo flat-out dominated video game national TV advertising for the first half of 2021. But depending on your programming of choice, you may not have noticed. Overall, the industry drove 3.73 billion TV ad impressions, with an estimated $32.4 million spent, according to…

The new space race: Big takeaways for software and product innovators

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. This post was written by Scott Castle, VP & general manager of products at Sisense The new space race is grabbing headlines and driving public interest in the potential of space exploration. For tech innovators, it opens the doors to a world of…

4 conversations every company needs to be having about AI

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. As consumers, we’ve widely welcomed artificial intelligence and machine learning into our daily lives. “Smart” speakers, facial recognition on our phones, targeted ads we love to hate — these are just some of the AI-powered technologies all around us. But inside companies, where…

Entertainment

This is week is looking rather excellent for gaming deals so far. For starters, you can currently save £40 on the Seagate Xbox 1TB Storage Expansion SSD Card, now down to £179.99 instead of £219.99. Not only that, but Sony has released details on how you can expand your PS5s internal storage. This is currently…
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