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US Customs officials seize nearly 4,000 bongs at DC airport
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US Customs officials seize nearly 4,000 bongs at DC airport

US Customs and Border Protection officials seized a shipment of almost 4,000 bongs at Washington Dulles International Airport, the agency said. The $56,000 shipment arrived from China on October 2 manifested as “gravity pipes,” the CBP said in a release Wednesday. CBP import specialists “confirmed that the glass bongs violated U.S. laws on the importation…MORE

Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members
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Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members

A moderate House Republican is firing off a warning shot at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as he caters to his right flank in a quest for the speaker’s gavel. “He’s taking the middle of the conference for granted,” the GOP lawmaker told CNN, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal conference…MORE

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration
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LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration

LeBron James’ celebration of Thursday’s overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward with a fine from the NBA. The $15,000 punishment was handed to James “for making an obscene gesture on the playing court,” said the NBA in a statement on Friday. ‘The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in…MORE

These award-winning photos are guaranteed to make you laugh

These award-winning photos are guaranteed to make you laugh

Focusing on gratitude has helped me through this year. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to say that I’m so thankful for all of you in this feel-good edition of Wonder Theory. Thank you for joining us on our exploratory adventures through the wonders of space and science. Thank you for taking the…MORE

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration
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LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration

LeBron James’ celebration in the recent overtime victory against the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward a fine from the NBA. The $15,000 punishment was handed to James “for making an obscene gesture on the playing court,” said the NBA in a statement on Friday. ‘The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in…MORE

At least 30 people burglarize a Best Buy in Minnesota on Black Friday
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At least 30 people burglarize a Best Buy in Minnesota on Black Friday

At least 30 people entered a Best Buy store in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Black Friday and stole electronics, according to a Burnsville Police statement obtained by CNN affiliate WCCO. No one was injured and no weapons were drawn during the incident that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the city, approximately 15 miles south of…MORE

Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski spent Thanksgiving together
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Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski spent Thanksgiving together

Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski had a Thanksgiving Day filled with brotherly love. The author of “The Tucci Cookbook” and host of CNN’s “Searching for Italy” is married to literary agent Felicity Blunt, while Krasinski’s wife is actress Emily Blunt. They’re brothers-in-law married to the British siblings. “Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours,” Tucci…MORE

The new Omicron variant is a pandemic gut check
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The new Omicron variant is a pandemic gut check

The emergence of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant feels like a pandemic gut check. Scientists have long known that the world would see emerging coronavirus variants. Viruses mutate constantly. But when South Africa’s health minister announced Thursday the discovery of the B.1.1.529 variant, which appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of the country,…MORE

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