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Teenager found dead on hotel bed by staff near Stansted Airport

A teenager was found dead in a hotel room close to Stansted Airport. The body of Lewis Calmus was discovered by a member of the management staff at the Skyline

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Bears sign Manti Te’o to practice squad

The Bears signed veteran linebacker Manti Te’o to their practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. He takes the roster spot of kicker Kai Forbath, whom the Rams signed to their

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Study of chess player performance over many years suggests brain peaks at age 35

A trio of researchers from Institut Polytechnique Paris, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat München, and Erasmus University has found evidence suggesting that cognitive abilities in humans peak at age 35 and begin to decline

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JPMorgan is taking on Square with a new card reader

Square and PayPal are disrupting the commercial banking industry. Now, the United States’ largest bank is fighting back. On Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) released a card payment provider, QuickAccept, as

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TikTok partners with John Lennon estate to bring classic songs to creators

TikTok and the John Lennon estate (alongside Universal Music) are marking the late singer’s 80th birthday by partnering to give creators access to several of his most popular songs. “Instant

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Pundit suspended after ‘performing sex act on Zoom call’ thinking camera was off

A pundit has been suspended after reportedly performing a sex act on a work Zoom call – thinking his camera was switched off. Legal commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended

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Raiders signing David Irving

Free agent defensive lineman David Irving is getting a second (third?) chance in the NFL. Irving, who has not played since 2018, is signing with the Raiders, Aaron Wilson of

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New method allows more targeted measurement of thyroid hormone action in tissue

Patients with thyroid dysfunction are routinely treated with drugs to regulate the hormone imbalance. The effect of these drugs is clinically evaluated by means of blood tests. A team led

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Some Americans are just tuning into the election now. Here’s the news they really need

With the 2020 election well underway and less than two weeks until the votes are counted, this reminder for reporters is simple but essential: Some Americans are plugging in to

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The Good Lord Bird is a timely reminder that Americans aren’t usually fans of progress

At a time when American politicians and media personalities speak glibly of patriotism and freedom, it’s easy to forget that very few people who dedicated themselves to advancing those causes

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