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The cornerstone climate policy in Democrats' sweeping spending plan may be cut from the final deal after facing pushback from Sen. Manchin, sources say

The Clean Electricity Performance Program, the cornerstone climate policy in Democrats' massive social safety net package, will likely be dropped from the final budget deal after pushback from Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, three congressional sources told CNN.

Mashable

How to use a VPN to watch Netflix

If you’ve ever tried to watch Netflix while connected to a VPN, there’s a chance you’ve run into this message.

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Due to licensing and copyright issues, certain shows and movies are restricted to certain countries. No single country has access to the entire Netflix catalog at once, so a lot of people now use VPNs to spoof their locations. The problem is that Netflix is notorious for logging IP addresses known to...

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If You Like All 8 Of The Most Controversial Halloween Candies, Your Taste Buds Are Weird AF

I can confidently bet you don't like all 8 candies...

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Kingsbury tests positive, to miss Browns game

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday's road game against the Cleveland Browns, the team announced.

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Sharon LaFraniere, Noah Weiland and Carl Zimmer

F.D.A. Panel Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

But many panel members said J. & J. recipients might also benefit from the option of a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster, an action that an F.D.A. official said was possible.

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Glenn Thrush

Funding Fight Threatens Plan to Pump Billions Into Affordable Housing

A federal voucher program is at risk of being sharply scaled back as the White House seeks to slash its social policy package to appease two centrist senators.

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Coral Davenport

Key to Biden's Climate Agenda Like to Be Cut Because of Manchin

The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.

BuzzFeed - Latest

71 Hilarious Twitter Jokes That Got Over 200K Likes And Have Helped Me Get Through This Year So Far

"Y’all be scared to double text. Not me. Ding ding, tis I again."

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17 Times "Dance Moms" Immediately Made Me Say, "Right To Jail"

I can't believe bankruptcy fraud is the ONLY reason why Abby Lee Miller served any jail time.

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34 Things To Help With Stained Toilets, Stinky Breath, And Other Somewhat Embarrassing Needs

"Nobody's gonna know" —you as you add wart-removing bandages to your cart

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Coral Davenport

Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition

The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.

The Verge

Mitchell Clark

US Treasury says ransomware payouts in 2021 could top entire past decade

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The ransomware business is booming this year and could be bringing in billions for some of its top players, according to a report released by the US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN (via The Record). The report analyzed the massive growth in ransomware payments in the first half of 2021 by looking at suspicious activity reports from financial institutions and was even able to estimate how much some hacking groups were...

The Verge

Sean Hollister

A year later, Apple’s MagSafe continues to underwhelm

Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge

One year ago yesterday, I wrote how MagSafe could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 12. I believed it, too. It looked like Apple had cracked the code to effortlessly accessorize the iPhone and even add modular new capabilities. The company showed its pricey new MagSafe cases and wallets seemingly snapping into place, plus faster wireless charging. The future looked bright.

But if you became an early adopter like me, you might have wound up...

The Verge

Jay Peters

After seeing new leaked photos of the Pixel 6, I think I finally get the phone’s unusual design

The Pixel 6’s distinctive look is easy to spot at a distance. | Image: Evan Blass on Twitter

We’re just a few days away from Google’s October 19th launch event for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but if you want an early look at what to expect, you might want to check out this big thread of leaked images from prolific leaker Evan Blass. The thread includes what appear to be official renders of both phones, images of cases, and some photos of people using the phones — and it’s...

Mashable

Steven Crowder suspended from YouTube for hate speech. The story he was pushing is fake.

Conservative YouTuber Steven Crowder is once again waging war with YouTube.

On Wednesday night, the internet personality announced on his Twitter account that his channel had received a "hard strike" for a segment YouTube says targets the transgender community. This means that Crowder is suspended from uploading new content or livestreaming on YouTube for one week.

Tweet may have been deleted

"??Wow… this is terrifying," tweeted Crowder. "We covered SPECIFIC, documented instances of...

ESPN.com

Who's going to the World Series? Our LCS predictions

There are just four teams left in the MLB playoffs. Here's who we think is headed to the World Series -- and what we've gotten right (and wrong) so far.

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