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In TV Ratings, Trump vs. Biden Was No Match for Trump vs. Clinton   37%

The rise of streaming and familiar characters may have cut into the record viewership of four years ago. Fox News led all networks in audience size, Nielsen said.

Major Berlin film fest acknowledges its founders alarming hidden Nazi past   25%

The Berlinale, one of Europe's top cinema showcases, says that Alfred Bauer, who ran the festival for its first 25 years, was a high-ranking Nazi propagandist during WWII

Bayern Munich win German Super Cup for fifth title in 2020   1%

Bayern Munich claimed their fifth title of the year on Wednesday as a late Joshua Kimmich goal sealed their 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund to land the German Super Cup.

Duffield deaths: Man jailed for murdering wife and new partner   -5%

Helen Hancock and Martin Griffiths were killed in the early hours of New Year's Day.

From the Archives, 1990: Patrick White, author and stirrer, dies at 78   8%

Thirty years ago, Patrick White – the first Australian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature – died in his Centennial Park home.

World Series quest begins despite the lack of playoff atmosphere at Dodger Stadium   3%

The Dodgers are excited to begin the road to their first World Series in 32 years, even without fans in a weirdly quiet stadium against a mediocre opponent.

Tour de France team under investigation for suspected doping, two in custody  

French police detained two people on Monday as part of an investigation into suspected doping at this year’s Tour de France in the Arkea-Samsic team, prosecutors announced.

The Celtics Have a Bright Future and a Low Ceiling?   -1%

Boston has several young stars and a trio of first-round draft picks, but strong competition may blunt their hopes of bouncing back next season from this year’s disappointment.

The ultra-Orthodox teen trying to save Jerusalem's homeless youth every night   -12%

She’s only 18 herself, but for the past two years Tova Safranai has been devoting her life to helping youths living on the streets of Jerusalem

The rise of fashion rental   16%

Owning clothes is so last year. Rental platforms have been the industry’s 2020 success story

Cast your mind back to this time last year, pre-pandemic, when a £39.99 polka-dot dress from Zara was the only viral fashion phenomenon getting all the headlines. In retrospect, it’s fair to say that its arrival, and swift departure from the shop floor, was probably when must-have-but-will-probably-wear-once culture reached its divisive peak; lauded by fast fashion conglomerates, lambasted by the eco-conscious.

Was it really necessary for everyone to own the same dress, asked the critics. What pleasure lies in wearing exactly the same thing as at least three other women in the office? Why don’t people just buy it and, you know, share it?

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Canadian Olympian Katerine Savard shines in Cannes-selected Nadia, Butterfly  

Shot last year in Montreal and Tokyo, the film essentially creates an alternative Summer Games and examines Nadia’s last race and the days that follow.

On the precipice: How the cratering economy became a second public health crisis   -33%

Recovery could take years, with the nation's most vulnerable enduring the worst of it.

Kuwait's ruling Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah dies aged 91  

The Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled the oil-rich Gulf country for 14 years, has died at the age of 91, state officials announced on Tuesday.
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Share your spring garden with others   15%

Is your garden a bright spot in a tough year? Send us in your pictures

What $2tn in possible corrupt activity reveals about Kleptopia | Tom Burgis   -4%

The FinCEN files include more than 2,000 leaked suspicious activity reports that banks had filed to the US Treasury. They show how kleptocrats hoard secrecy

Five years ago, in the bar of a war correspondents’ club in London, I met a man who had stolen the secrets of a Swiss bank.

Related: FBI warns ‘foreign actors’ likely to spread misinformation on election results

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25 years after UN womens meeting, equality remains distant   -15%

The world’s nations came together 25 years ago to chart a new course for half the world’s population to gain the rights, power and status of the other half

Photo Exclusive: Hidden From The Nazis, Murdered Jewish Artist's Trove Of Paintings Discovered In Prague House  

Two years after an art treasure with a harrowing backstory was uncovered in the walls of a Prague house, the holder has gone public with the historic scale of the discovery.

Historic Spengler Cup cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic  

The Spengler Cup has been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual hockey tournament in Switzerland for the Canadian national men's hockey team and European club teams was scheduled for Dec. 26 to 31.

Yom Kippur: How safe are Germany's synagogues?   5%

Jewish communities in Germany are observing Yom Kippur, nearly a year since the attack on a synagogue in Halle. The attack came as no surprise to Germany's Jews. What has changed since then?

Vaccines alone wont be enough to fight Covid-19, Novartis CEO says   20%

Vaccines alone won’t be enough to fight Covid-19, Novartis AG Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan said. Treatments will also play a crucial role.Significant supplies of highly effective vaccines probably won’t be available until the end of next year, according to Narasimhan, who headed development for Novartis’s former vaccines unit before it was sold to GlaxoSmithKline Plc five years ago.Even once such a vaccine is on the market, he said, it probably won’t protect everyone – as is the case…

The Health 202: The coronavirus pandemic has hurt Medicare's hospital program  

Now it's four years away from insolvency, even as Democrats seek to expand it.

Bahrains economy shrank by 8.9 pct in Q2 amid coronavirus  

Bahrain’s economy contracted by 8.9 percent year on year in the second quarter, government data showed on Sunday, as the Gulf state suffered from restriction measures to contain the novel

India's September factory activity grew at fastest pace in over 8 years   31%

Signs of recovery are welcome news for Asia’s third-largest economy, which is widely expected to mark its first full-year contraction since 1979 this year. The pandemic is spreading in India at the fastest pace in the world.

Unredacted FBI Document Sheds New Light on White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement   -2%

A 2006 intelligence assessment reveals that officials had concerns about the infiltration of police departments for years but failed to warn the public.

The post Unredacted FBI Document Sheds New Light on White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement appeared first on The Intercept.

Ethiopian, Yemeni or Ashkenazi? Traditions behind Rosh Hashanah breads   -20%

Whether you like dipping a bit of challah into a bowl of honey or go for the Sephradi bolo, the meaning behind round baked goods connects Jewish communities worldwide on the New Year

After eight years, Eduardo Elsztain loses control of indebted IDB group  

Court rejects offer to delay naming trustee to liquidate holding company, ending Argentine’s eight years of control

In historic first, Israel's national baseball team qualifies for Olympics   -3%

The blue and white will be competing against five other teams in Tokyo next year

French actor Michael Lonsdale dies aged 89   3%

Michael Lonsdale, an enigmatic giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died Monday at 89, his agent said.

California fires: Go behind the scenes of incredible photos captured by Times staffers   -60%

Times photographers Kent Nishimura and Brian van der Brug talk about shooting wildfires in a year when the blazes seem more destructive than ever.

Far-right groups, feeling support from Trump, find fertile recruiting ground in the Northwest   32%

The unrest roiling Portland, Ore., and other cities this year has been a powerful recruiting tool for organizations like the Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer and the Three Percenters. But not everyone who supports them is draped in camo and AR-15s.

Native Americans honor Lolita the orca 50 years after capture: 'She was taken'  

For years, the nation has tried to bring Lolita, also known as Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut, back to her family from the Miami Seaquarium

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Who says vegan latkes arent delectable?   37%

Starring leeks, yams, buckwheat and chard – recipes for vegan pancakes that are great on Hanukkah and all year long

Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman gets nearly seven years in jail in NXIVM sex slave case   50%

A wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded with his initials, was sentenced Wednesday to almost seven years in prison in the federal conspiracy case.Seagram’s liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman was taken into custody to begin her 81-month sentence immediately after her appearance in federal court in Brooklyn.Bronfman, 41, admitted in a guilty plea last year that she…

German students defy coronavirusto study abroad  

Thousands of German students head abroad every year — but university experience and exchange programs have altered beyond recognition in the pandemic. With term starting, DW spoke to students who chose to stay overseas.

Mogul behind K-pop band BTS is now a billionaire thanks to IPO   6%

After blowing up the charts with Dynamite, the first English song from South Korean boy band BTS, Big Hit Entertainment Co. is having another moment.This time, it’s with an initial public offering that is giving the company a market value of about US$4 billion. The country’s largest listing in years took just hours for underwriters to find buyers for the available stock and priced on Monday at the top end of a marketed range.That is even after Covid-19 forced BTS to cancel its world tour, and…

A year of free subway rides for a man who chased down and captured train derailment suspect   14%

After chasing down and capturing a suspect allegedly responsible for derailing a subway train, one man gets a year of free rides, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Wednesday.

Maritime life around the coast of Britain   50%

The winning pictures from this year's Shipwrecked Mariners' Society photography competition.

Germany tells UK to 'stop playing games' on Brexit  

Germany has told Britain that its threat to break international law when it leaves the Customs Union next year is unacceptable. Europe Minister Michael Roth said time was running out.

Why a Vintage 'Aladdin' Shirt Sold for $6,000and Why It Won't Be The Last   50%

The Genie shirt is just the latest and most bonkers example from a 90s nostalgia vintage market that has been heating up for years.

Artist Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million   35%

Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.