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Top 10 News Stories of 2021

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Top 10 News Stories of 2021

Top 10 News Stories of 2021

Top 10 News Stories, of 2021.

Top 10 News Stories, of 2021.

10, Ellen DeGeneres Falls From Grace.

Reports of a toxic working environment led to the end of her long-running and popular daytime talk show.

9, Backlash Over Dave Chappelle's Transphobic Comments .

Chappelle's Netflix show, 'The Closer,' received backlash for transphobic comments.

8, Kyle Rittenhouse Is Found Not Guilty.

Rittenhouse killed two BLM protestors with his assault-style rifle during skirmishes in Kenosha, WI.

He was acquitted of all charges.

7, The Travis Scott Astroworld Tragedy.

Ten people were killed as a result of a crowd surge during the popular music festival.

6, Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over 'Black Widow'.

The suit highlighted the new landscape of the entertainment industry brought about by streaming platforms and the pandemic.

5, Death On the Set of 'Rust'.

Alec Baldwin handled the prop gun that killed the film's cinematographer and injured the director.

4, COVID-19 Variants.

The Delta and new Omicron variants were reminders for the world that the pandemic continues.

3, Britney Spears Is Freed From Conservatorship.

After decades under a conservatorship overseen by her father, the icon was finally set free.

2, Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty.

The Minnesota police officer was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

1, The Jan.

6 Insurrection.

Video and images of thousands of Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol stunned the world


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"Somebody getting their ass whipped sends a message out to other people," Hart said in praising security's response to the incident that occurred at Chappelle's Hollywood Bowl show earlier this week.

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US On Track to Break, Over 100 Temperature Records, Amid Heatwave. NBC reports that much of the United States will experience its eleventh day in a row of record heat on May 17. . Highs between 15 and 25 degrees above average have been forecast with temperatures reaching the mid-90s to low-100s across the Southern Plains. Highs between 15 and 25 degrees above average have been forecast with temperatures reaching the mid-90s to low-100s across the Southern Plains. Dallas, Amarillo, San Antonio and Roswell are all set to break record high temperatures this week. Dallas, Amarillo, San Antonio and Roswell are all set to break record high temperatures this week. As the heat wave spreads east, record highs are expected across the Southeast in cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida. As the heat wave spreads east, record highs are expected across the Southeast in cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida. According to NBC, over 100 new daily record highs could be tallied across the United States by the end of the week. The current heatwave, combined with low humidity and high winds, fueled the Calf Canyon Fire in New Mexico. As of May 16, the fire had already burned 280,000 acres, making it the state's largest wildfire in over 30 years. NBC reports that the heat is also fueling strong storms across the country, increasing the risk of severe storms. . NBC reports that the heat is also fueling strong storms across the country, increasing the risk of severe storms. . On May 18, strong storms have been forecast for the western high plains and the Ohio River Valley. On May 19, the Upper Midwest faces an increased risk of severe storms that could include strong wind, hail and isolated tornadoes. . On May 19, the Upper Midwest faces an increased risk of severe storms that could include strong wind, hail and isolated tornadoes. . The severe storm system threatens 8 million people from Des Moines, Iowa, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. . The severe storm system threatens 8 million people from Des Moines, Iowa, to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Top Imports and Exports in the United States

Top Imports, and Exports, in the United States. 'Forbes' recently highlighted a number of infographics released by OnDeck showing each state's most common import and export. . Petroleum is the top import for 12 states, including Montana, Minnesota and Colorado. New York imports $21.9 billion worth of precious metals every year, making it the most valuable import of any state. New York imports $21.9 billion worth of precious metals every year, making it the most valuable import of any state. Aircraft are the most common export, topping the list of 14 states that include Arizona, Georgia and Oklahoma. . Texas has the most valuable export with $43.5 billion of finished petroleum products. . 'Forbes' points out that the top import in Texas is also petroleum as the state has a huge capacity for refining. . Overall, petroleum is the number one import in the United States, taking up 24% of all imports. Vehicles and medicine are the second and third highest import with each taking up 12% of the total number of imports. . Vehicles and medicine are the second and third highest import with each taking up 12% of the total number of imports. . Aircraft overwhelmingly take the top slot for exports with a massive 28% share of the total number. Again, vehicles and medicine come in second and third, each with an 8% share of total exports. . Again, vehicles and medicine come in second and third, each with an 8% share of total exports. . South Dakota's top import is "cow meat," as the state exports beef cattle which are processed and then sent back into the state. . Meanwhile, Nebraska processes much of that meat from South Dakota and its number one export is "cow meat."

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This Day in History: , Prince Dies. April 21, 2016. The iconic musician, 57, was found dead at his estate, Paisley Park, in Minnesota. Prince had overdosed on fentanyl. His death was ruled accidental. Over the span of four decades, Prince transcended genre and created more than 30 albums, his first in 1978 for Warner Bros. Prince often played all of the instruments on the album himself. He was charismatic and electrifying on stage. His 1984 album 'Purple Rain' sold 13 million copies. It was number one on the 'Billboard' 200 chart for 24 consecutive weeks. He won seven Grammy awards. His final album was released in 2015, just months before his death. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent, President Obama, via History.com

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Avian Flu, Outbreak Leads to, Rising Egg Prices. ABC reports that consumers can expect eggs to be the latest grocery store product to surge in price amid a nationwide outbreak of bird flu. ABC reports that consumers can expect eggs to be the latest grocery store product to surge in price amid a nationwide outbreak of bird flu. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 21 states have confirmed cases of avian influenza. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 21 states have confirmed cases of avian influenza. The USDA states that over 17 million birds have already died as a result of the outbreak. . As a result, prices are expected to spike as the nation heads into the Easter and Passover season. . Hormel Foods, the parent company of Jennie-O Turkey Store, addressed the predicted impact on the nation's supply of poultry. Jennie-O Turkey Store has been preparing for this situation and took extensive precautions to protect the health of the turkeys in its supply chain, Statement from Jennie-O Turkey Store, via ABC. Jennie-O Turkey Store will continue to work with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, as well as poultry industry associations on this issue, Statement from Jennie-O Turkey Store, via ABC. Jennie-O Turkey Store will continue to work with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, as well as poultry industry associations on this issue, Statement from Jennie-O Turkey Store, via ABC. USDA and the National Turkey Federation are monitoring and responding to the situation and remind consumers that HPAI does not pose a food safety concern, Statement from Jennie-O Turkey Store, via ABC. USDA and the National Turkey Federation are monitoring and responding to the situation and remind consumers that HPAI does not pose a food safety concern, Statement from Jennie-O Turkey Store, via ABC. ABC reports that eggs now average $2.88 per dozen, already up 52% since the first case of avian flu was confirmed in February. . According to ABC, despite rising prices, industry analysts are not concerned about shortages as many grocers have purchased extra stock in preparation for spring holidays.

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George Floyd George Floyd African-American man murdered by a police officer (1973–2020)

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Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021

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Elon Musk Says He 'Will Vote Republican,' , Can 'No Longer Support' Democrats. Musk made the statements via Twitter on May 18. In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. , Elon Musk, via Twitter. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican, Elon Musk, via Twitter. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold, Elon Musk, via Twitter. Tesla stocks fell by nearly seven percent after the statements were published. Musk's tweets come about a week after he stated he would reverse Twitter's ban of former President Donald Trump if his deal to purchase the platform is finalized. The billionaire has also criticized Twitter for being biased to the "far-left.". The headquarters for the company is based in CA, a state that is often considered a model for progressive politics in the U.S. CA is also the largest market for Tesla cars. Musk recently moved the Tesla headquarters to TX, which is known for its conservative politics. . Many Twitter users seemed to mock the news that Musk would vote Republican. Poor Elon might only be the 2nd or 3rd richest man in the world now, Twitter user. Poor Elon. No liberals are going to buy his cars anymore, when there's so many nicer options, Twitter user. The Tesla CEO's mother hit back at the tweets, referring to them as "nasty comments" and "troll or bot" accounts. Musk's $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter has stalled in recent days

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Senate Unanimously Confirms Bridget Brink As New US Ambassador to Ukraine [Video]

Senate Unanimously Confirms Bridget Brink As New US Ambassador to Ukraine

Senate Unanimously , Confirms Bridget Brink As, New US Ambassador to Ukraine. Politico reports that the career Foreign Service officer, who is currently the U.S. ambassador to Slovakia, was confirmed on the evening of May 18. Politico reports that the career Foreign Service officer, who is currently the U.S. ambassador to Slovakia, was confirmed on the evening of May 18. Her appointment as ambassador to Ukraine follows a three-year period in which there has been no American envoy in Kyiv. Her appointment as ambassador to Ukraine follows a three-year period in which there has been no American envoy in Kyiv. Marie Yovanovitch, the previous ambassador to Ukraine, was removed from her post by President Donald Trump in 2019. Marie Yovanovitch, the previous ambassador to Ukraine, was removed from her post by President Donald Trump in 2019. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke about the urgency of having an accomplished diplomat such as Brink in Ukraine amid Russia's invasion. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke about the urgency of having an accomplished diplomat such as Brink in Ukraine amid Russia's invasion. To have an ambassador there at this critical time as the United States continues to help the Ukrainian people … is a wonderful thing, is a good thing, and will help advance the cause of peace, security and freedom, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via statement, as reported by Politico. To have an ambassador there at this critical time as the United States continues to help the Ukrainian people … is a wonderful thing, is a good thing, and will help advance the cause of peace, security and freedom, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via statement, as reported by Politico. I have every confidence she will be an outstanding ambassador, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via statement, as reported by Politico. Politico reports that the U.S. has also formally reopened its embassy in the war-torn country. . Brink, who speaks Russian, was previously the deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Brink, who speaks Russian, was previously the deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. She has also worked with U.S. embassies in Uzbekistan, Georgia, Cyprus and Serbia

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If Trump Wins 2024 Election, Fauci Says He’s Leaving the White House [Video]

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If Trump Wins 2024 Election, , Fauci Says He’s Leaving the White House. Fox News reports that in a recent interview with CNN, . Fauci was asked if he would remain the White House's chief medical adviser should former President Donald Trump be appointed to office again in 2024. Fauci was asked if he would remain the White House's chief medical adviser should former President Donald Trump be appointed to office again in 2024. He reportedly laughed and said "no.". If you look at the history of what the response was during the administration, I think, you know, at best, you can say it wasn’t optimal. And I think just, history will speak for itself about that, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via interview with CNN, as reported by Fox News. Trump and Fauci repeatedly butted heads amid the government's fight against COVID. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, these people. Every time he goes on TV, there's a bomb, but there's a bigger bomb if you fire him, Donald Trump, via an October 2020 campaign conference call, as reported by Fox News. While Trump has not publicly announced a 2024 presidential bid. he's been hosting rallies across America and teasing he'll throw his hat into the ring once more. he's been hosting rallies across America and teasing he'll throw his hat into the ring once more. While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the beginning of the year, . he alluded to running for office by referencing the Democratic Party's slim chances of victory. They're going to find out the hard way starting Nov. 8 and even more so starting November 2024, Donald Trump, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, via Fox News

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