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WATCH: Octopuses Punch Fish, Sometimes For No Apparent Reason

Researchers discovered that an octopus might punch a fish when both are hunting. Although some of the thrown punches can be explained, others remain a mystery.

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How Worried Should We Be About The New U.K. Coronavirus Variant?

Mathematical modeling suggests that the mutations in this variant make the virus more transmissible. What does that mean for preventive measures — and the new vaccines?

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At The Vatican, A Christmas Eve Mass Shaped By The Pandemic

Only a hundred or so people attended the service, and they wore masks and socially distanced. The Mass began two hours early so all could make it home before Italy's virus curfew.

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'Balloon Boy' Parents Pardoned By Colorado Governor For 2009 Hoax

The incident captured the attention of many as authorities sought to save the boy, thought to be stuck in an airborne weather balloon. Later, authorities called the situation a hoax.

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California Is 1st State To Hit 2 Million Cases, And Hospitals Are Out Of ICU Beds

Coronavirus cases in the state have skyrocketed over the last two months, and the ICU capacity is now zero in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley.

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Man Charged With Killing Journalist Daniel Pearl Ordered Released By Pakistan Court

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh's murder conviction was overturned in April and he was ordered released for time served for kidnapping Pearl. He has remained in detention pending appeals.

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How The Rockets-Thunder Delay Could Foreshadow Challenges To This NBA Season

The NBA postponed the Wednesday game after three Rockets players had positive or inconclusive coronavirus tests and four others were in quarantine. It left the team without enough players to play.

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The Worst Of COVID Should Be Over For One Hard-Hit Brazilian City. But It's Not

The jungle metropolis of Manaus had a terrible pandemic spring. A study estimates 76% of residents were exposed to the coronavirus. Researchers thought there couldn't be another surge. And yet...

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Correctional Facilities Are COVID-19 Hot Spots. Why Don't They Get Vaccine Priority?

Prisons, jails and detention centers have much higher coronavirus case and fatality rates than the general public. But attitudes toward inmates mean bank tellers may get vaccinated before they do.

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'All Is Not Calm': Congress Scrambles After Trump Blasts COVID-19 Relief Package

Democrats and Republicans separately took the president up on two of his suggestions: increasing direct payments to Americans and decreasing foreign aid. Each party blocked the other's measure.

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For Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me... Hand Sanitizer, Because It's 2020

All year, cleaning products have been flying off the shelves — now, they're flying straight into Christmas stockings and wrapping paper.

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U.K. And EU Agree To Last-Minute Brexit Trade Deal

The agreement comes a week before the Brexit transition period ends. The pact averts a worst-case divorce that would have hurt the EU economy but damaged the British economy even more.

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