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‘Squid Game’ is a huge hit. That may not be enough for Netflix

‘Squid Game’ is a huge hit. That may not be enough for Netflix

For much of this year, Netflix shares have trailed big tech rivals Facebook, Apple and Amazon. That’s no longer the case, in part because of the global mega-hit “Squid Game.” Netflix’s stock was in the red for 2021 as recently as August. Investors worried it may have lost its mojo as consumers flocked to newer…MORE

Democrats’ dilemma: How to keep health care expansion in their big spending bill
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Democrats’ dilemma: How to keep health care expansion in their big spending bill

For President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats, the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill was a chance to fulfill their longstanding dreams of expanding health care coverage. The proposed package includes broadening Medicare to provide dental, vision and hearing benefits, expanding Medicaid in the 12 states that refused to adopt the Affordable Care Act provision and…MORE

How these Latinx TikTok creators are filling a void and making history

How these Latinx TikTok creators are filling a void and making history

One of the greatest sources of anxiety for Alaina Castillo has been the letter R. Rolling Rs is at the heart of learning Spanish and one of its most challenging trills, especially for those unexposed to the language regularly as a young child. This is a lesson the 21-year-old singer spent years learning in and…MORE

The Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine offers good protection now. A booster shot will maximize that, experts say
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The Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine offers good protection now. A booster shot will maximize that, experts say

As more Covid-19 boosters are potentially set to become available, experts say those who received the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine are “awfully well protected,” but should still get another shot for maximum safety. “The Johnson & Johnson vaccine turns out not to be quite as effective as the Pfizer and Moderna. And people who…MORE

California couple’s home was destroyed Monday by a small plane crash that killed at least two people
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California couple’s home was destroyed Monday by a small plane crash that killed at least two people

A home bought in May by California newlyweds following their wedding was destroyed in October by a plane crash. Cody and Courtney Campbell told CNN that they finished renovating their home on Sunday. Then on Monday, a twin-engine Cessna crashed into the house in Santee, destroying the property and killing at least two people. Fortunately,…MORE

Tony Bennett has set a new Guinness World Record
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Tony Bennett has set a new Guinness World Record

One thing is for sure: Tony Bennett knows how to keep the music playing. The Grammy Award-winning singer just set a Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to release an album of new material. “Love for Sale,” a collaboration with Lady Gaga, was released on October 1, and at the time, Bennett was…MORE

Deputy killed in shooting outside Houston bar had just returned from paternity leave, official says
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Deputy killed in shooting outside Houston bar had just returned from paternity leave, official says

A Texas deputy who was fatally shot outside a Houston bar had just returned from paternity leave, an official said. Deputy Kareem Atkins, 30, leaves behind a wife and an infant who’s a few months old, said Constable Mark Herman of the Harris County Precinct 4. A gunman “came out of nowhere” and fired on…MORE

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