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‘What’s up, babe?’ How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wooed Tom Brady

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On the first day of the free agent negotiating period – it started at noon on Monday, 16 March –Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht sat in his office at One Buc Place and phoned Brady’s longtime agent Don...

What’s actually in Biden’s Build Back Better bill? And how would it affect you?

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In much of the press coverage of the fight over Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill, politicians, pundits and media talking heads often focus on its $3.5tn price tag. But all the attention to the top-line figure ignore...

Nets’ Kyrie Irving says refusal to get vaccinated is about ‘what’s best for me’

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Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he didn’t want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship with the Brooklyn Nets, but was doing “what’s best for me” by refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Nets decided ...

‘Trump costumes are not popular’: what’s big for Halloween 2021

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The year 2020 was an odd one for playing dress-up. Still in the throes of the pandemic and under the shadow of the last US presidency, the bestselling fancy-dress costumes last Halloween included outfits that referenc...

What’s in a name? Phil McCann lightens the nation’s mood

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A BBC reporter called Phil McCann delighted social media users on Saturday after he was sent to cover the UK’s petrol shortage. Reporting from a BP petrol station in Stockport, which had run out of petrol, people were...

What’s love got to do with it? Marrying for money might be on the way back

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Humans have been getting married for a long time, but at least some of their motivations for doing so have changed over time. The romantics among you will take heart from new research that analyses changing “mate pref...

‘I worry what’s going to happen’: how Covid has made airline work risky and exhausting in the US

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From mass furloughs, voluntary job losses and retirements, to understaffing problems and a surge in cases of harassment and assaults by unruly passengers, workers at airports and airlines continue to bear the brunt of...

Fetish fashion! What’s behind Kim Kardashian’s wild new look?

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Name: Fashionable fetish wear. Appearance: Chic bondage apparel, probably in black. Age: Since Monday, at least. Because? Well, take a look at the picture. Bloody hell, is that a dementor, or a ringwraith? Or just a ...

What’s next for American foreign policy?

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The 20th anniversary of 9/11 and its fallout was always going to be a moment of deep soul searching about what has been lost and learned. But the retrospective, until a few weeks ago, risked having a historical, even ...

How does someone in Texas get an abortion now and what’s next?

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The vast majority of people in Texas can effectively no longer access an abortion in the state after it banned the procedure except in the earliest weeks of pregnancy often before most know they are pregnant. In a 5-...

What’s the most important part of a song: melody or lyrics?

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In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle it Everyone has a favourite misheard lyric they can tell you. I had a schoolfrie...

The revolt against liberalism: what’s driving Poland and Hungary’s nativist turn? – podcast

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For the hardline conservatives ruling Poland and Hungary, the transition from communism to liberal democracy was a mirage. They fervently believe a more decisive break with the past is needed to achieve national liber...

“Covid or Brexit, what’s worse?” English coastal towns struggle with staff shortages

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For Lynton, a small village perched on a picturesque hill overlooking the north Devon coast, this year’s summer tourist season has been exceptional. Holidaymakers from all over the UK have descended in huge numbers, a...

What’s it like living with a phenomenal memory and can it be learned?

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“17 April 2001?” I ask Krystyna Glowacki, 24, over Zoom. “That was a Tuesday,” she shoots back after less than half a beat. It was. Hottest temperature ever recorded in Oman? I’ve barely finished the question before ...

Minneapolis celebrates Sunisa Lee’s return: ‘Her win shows what’s possible’

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The chants of “Suni! Suni! Suni!” rang out in the Minneapolis-St Paul international airport terminal as soon as their new golden star, Olympic champion gymnast Sunisa Lee, stepped foot off her plane, home from Japan. ...

What’s in the bipartisan infrastructure bill and what’s left out – visual explainer

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A bipartisan group of US senators have proposed billions of dollars of new spending on roads, public transit, affordable high-speed internet and clean drinking water, among other things. This latest bill, called the I...

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