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Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case from Mississippi that could reverse the court's nearly half-century-old Roe v. Wade decision. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court considers whether to reverse Roe v. Wade

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Security providers that focus on digital communications started noticing an uptick in attacks on companies that manage digital phone call services this fall. Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Criminal hackers are now going after phone lines, too

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The 2021 Kennedy Center honorees: (left to right) opera star Justino Díaz, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, entertainer Bette Midler and Motown founder Berry Gordy. Scott Suchman/Kennedy Center hide caption

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Kennedy Center honors creative excellence in the arts at annual gala

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Sarah Gilbert, one of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is warning that the next pandemic may more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats. Steve Parsons/AP hide caption

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In October, Eric Trump, son of the former president, spoke to a conference filled with anti-vaccine activists. Screenshot by NPR/Bitchute hide caption

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Inside the growing alliance between anti-vaccine activists and pro-Trump Republicans

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Chris Cuomo was fired by CNN after an attorney arranged to share materials supporting accusations by a former colleague of Cuomo's at ABC News that he had sexually harassed her there. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for WarnerMedia hide caption

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Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is facing a backlash after posting a photo showing him and his family holding guns in front of a Christmas tree. He's seen here drawing a handgun from his pocket during a pro-gun rally in Frankfort on Jan. 31, 2020. Bryan Woolston/Getty Images hide caption

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Michigan-based Alexander & Hornung is recalling 234,391 pounds of fully cooked ham and pepperoni products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is asking customers to throw the products away or return them to their place of purchase. U.S. Department Of Agriculture Food Safety And Inspection Service hide caption

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Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness entrant Medina Spirit is bathed ahead of the Preakness Stakes on May 12, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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Norwegian Cruise Lines confirmed 10 cases among Norwegian Breakaway passengers and crew members on Saturday, and then seven more on Sunday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at Oxford High School, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges on Saturday. Oakland County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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Mourners grieve at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., on Wednesday, the day after a gunman opened fire at the school, killing four students and wounding seven other people. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Kieran Culkin says the cursing on Succession has affected his speech: "The F-word just slides out of me." Macall B. Polay/HBO hide caption

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Kieran Culkin is having fun with 'Succession' — and he hopes you are too

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Activists rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles last month, calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to concerns over China's human rights record. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This 1775 revolutionary-era rifle was Thomas Gavin's undoing. Courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution hide caption

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Thomas Gavin might be America's most prolific artifact thief — but the jig is up

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