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THREAD: What are #TheFacebookPapers? The papers are redacted versions of disclosures made by whistleblower Frances Haugen to the SEC, alleging Facebook was prioritizing profits over safety and hiding its own research from investors and the public. apnews.com/hub/the-facebook-…
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Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe are suffering through a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths that experts attribute to public mistrust of government officials and misinformation circulating on social media. apne.ws/o3IaYqI
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The world's first-ever stamp will go up for auction later this year. The unused Penny Black is part of a document that's expected to sell for between 4 and 6 million pounds.
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Australia has advised its nationals traveling overseas to exercise a high degree of caution as it prepares to open its borders for the first time in 19 months. Initially only Australian permanent residents and citizens will be free to travel. apne.ws/W48RQ07
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Taiwan’s defense minister says the island must be prepared to defend itself and could not entirely depend on other countries to help if China were to attack, even as Taiwan’s president says she has faith the U.S. would defend it. apne.ws/nJcXAe5
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Career minor leaguer Jose Siri sparked a team whose biggest stars took a while to shine, sending the Houston Astros to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves that evened the Fall Classic at one game apiece. by @kristieap apne.ws/p0i2EYl
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New Zealand will gradually loosen its border quarantine system starting next month. The changes mean New Zealanders stranded abroad will find it easier to return home, but when tourists will be welcomed back is still undecided. apne.ws/hIxk0LH
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The United Nations is summoning an unusual “witness” to testify to the dangers of burning fossil fuels that stoke global warming: a dinosaur.
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A ransomware gang says it's hacked the National Rifle Association as a handful of what appear to be the organization's files have appeared online. The NRA says it does not comment on matters relating to its "physical or electronic security.” apne.ws/4fRqZpU
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"To sit down and tell my story... and now to see it come to life like this, I'm excited." Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant shares his enthusiasm to be a part of @AppleTVPlus' "Swagger."
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A jury has been seated in a civil trial to determine whether white nationalists who planned the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be held responsible for the violence that erupted. Opening statements are scheduled Thursday. apne.ws/YdHzdwz
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Dylan Arnold was all about the tricks as he recalls his favorite #Halloween memory.
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Democrats are eyeing a new tax on the wealthy as a way to help pay for President Biden's sweeping social services and climate change bill. A 5% surcharge would be collected on incomes above $10 million, with an additional 3% on incomes over $25 million. apne.ws/r36V49o
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Tens of millions of cloth masks that proved unpopular when they were produced by the Japanese government remain unused and are being stored at a cost of hundreds of millions of yen. The leftover masks are worth 11.5 billion yen ($97 million). apne.ws/49O84qm
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A federal appeals court has upheld a settlement between Brown University and athletes who had challenged the Ivy League school’s decision to drop several women’s varsity sports. apne.ws/YZfHhIP
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A study has determined that a cheap antidepressant reduces the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19. A course of treatment for the coronavirus would cost about $4. apne.ws/Dax0FUC
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