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Netflix buys rights to Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s stories
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Netflix buys rights to Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s stories

Netflix says it has acquired the rights to Roald Dahl’s stories and plans to create a “unique universe” of products based on them. The streaming giant said Wednesday it had acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC), which manages the rights to the late British author’s works. Netflix said in a press release that the…MORE

‘No one would be spared’: Debt default would set off dire consequences
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‘No one would be spared’: Debt default would set off dire consequences

The fight over raising the nation’s borrowing limit underscores a reality for Democrats as they are in the midst of their highest stakes moment for President Joe Biden’s sweeping legislative agenda: thrusting a potential default into the mix may have devastating consequences. A mild recession, according to analysts, would likely be the best-case scenario in…MORE

Covid vaccines are on the way for younger children. Here’s why they’re different
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Covid vaccines are on the way for younger children. Here’s why they’re different

Vaccine maker Pfizer said Monday tests have shown its Covid-19 vaccine works well in children ages 5 to 11. It’s now discussing these findings with the US Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA commissioner who is also on the board of Pfizer who may not have direct knowledge but who…MORE

Russia urged to pump more gas to Europe as energy prices soar
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Russia urged to pump more gas to Europe as energy prices soar

The International Energy Agency has called on Russia to supply more natural gas to Europe to help alleviate soaring energy prices. The Paris-based group said in a statement that while Russia is fulfilling its long-term contracts to European customers, exports are down from their 2019 level. Russia is the European Union’s largest supplier of natural…MORE

Cristiano Ronaldo set to overtake Lionel Messi as highest-paid footballer this season
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Cristiano Ronaldo set to overtake Lionel Messi as highest-paid footballer this season

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leapfrog long-term rival Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes. Following his move back to Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is forecast to earn $125 million before taxes this season — with $70 million coming from his salary and bonuses alone. Messi, meanwhile, is…MORE

US to send additional 500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to foreign nations in 2022
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US to send additional 500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to foreign nations in 2022

The United States is set to significantly increase the amount of Covid-19 vaccines it will ship to foreign nations beginning in 2022 in an effort to end the pandemic worldwide, the White House announced Wednesday. As part of a virtual Covid-19 summit on the margins of the UN General Assembly, President Joe Biden will announce…MORE

Fewer than one-third of Americans want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, new polling finds
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Fewer than one-third of Americans want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, new polling finds

Fewer than one-third of Americans want to see the Roe v. Wade decision overturned, according to a set of three polls released over the past week, with key elements of Texas’ restrictive new abortion law also garnering relatively little support in the polls. In a Marquette Law School survey released Wednesday, just 20% of the…MORE