• U.S.
    The Takeout

    Stranded day-drinkers discover that beer, air mattresses, and the Indian Ocean don’t mix

    On the other side of the world is a land where 22,000 miles of coastline kisses a vast expanse of seemingly infinite ocean. It is a land where the beer flows freely, which presumably helps people forget that giant spiders stalk them at every turn. I am talking, of course, about Australia, where last Saturday two men either didn’t notice or didn’t mind that the inflatable mattress they were day-drinking on was drifting out to sea.

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  • U.S.
    Yahoo Canada Style

    'This story needs to be told': Texas mom issues warning after toddler dies from swallowing button battery

    "This story needs to be told. It didn't have to happen."

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  • Celebrity
    MarketWatch

    I married ‘the life of the party,’ a Royal Ascot regular. But he takes his financial problems out on me — and calls me a ‘gold digger’

    THE MONEYIST Dear Quentin, I don’t know where to start. So I will start at the beginning. I met a man at a friend’s wedding a few years ago. He was charming in that British-man-in-America sort of way (Hugh Grant has a lot to answer for), he told jokes (perhaps too many jokes, in retrospect) and made me laugh (at first).

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  • U.S.
    The Takeout

    Florida fishermen wrangle 300-pound grouper, potentially incurring wrath of Poseidon [Updated]

    Update, March 2, 2021: The grouper has been eaten.

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  • Health
    Elle

    I Have the Same Cancer That Killed Beau Biden. It's Time for an 'Operation Warp Speed' to Cure Cancer

    I was diagnosed with the same aggressive cancer that killed Beau Biden. With this new President, it's time for the next 'Operation Warp Speed'—to push ahead on cancer research that's stalled out.

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  • Politics
    The Week

    The Trump administration reportedly quietly funded Operation Warp Speed with money set aside for hospitals

    By late summer last year, Operation Warp Speed accounts were running dry, so the Trump administration appears to have used a financial maneuver allowing Department of Health and Human Services officials to divert $10 billion from a fund meant to help hospitals and health care providers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Stat News reports. Congress granted the HHS permission to move pandemic-related money between accounts, though the agreement stipulated the agency had to give lawmakers a heads up. In this case, it appears the HHS siphoned the funds quietly, albeit with permission from its top lawyer. Other attorneys told Stat that the agency likely did have the wiggle room to carry out the action. Former Office of Management and Director Russ Vought defended the decision and said "we would do it again," telling Stat that not only did the administration have the authority, it was also "the right thing to do in order to move as quickly as possible because lives were on the line." Other Trump officials seemed to agree, per Stat, arguing that successful vaccines would reduce hospitalizations, making Warp Speed the more consequential outlet. It's still unclear whether the decision has resulted in less money for health care providers, as the Biden administration remains mum on the subject, Stat reports. Read more at Stat News. More stories from theweek.comWill COVID-19 wind up saving lives?John Boehner rips Ted Cruz as a 'reckless a--hole' on book's back coverArizona GOP lawyer tells Supreme Court the party needs certain voting restrictions to compete with Democrats

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    INSIDER Video

    A Brazilian entrepreneur is crafting bikinis out of tape to give customers perfect tan lines

    Erika Bronze is an unconventional tanning business in Brazil. People looking for the perfect tan flock to the rooftop spa to wear bikinis made from electrical tape. Founder Erika Martins pioneered the viral tanning method and has managed to keep the business going safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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