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    ‘The Boys’ Spinoff Put On Fast-Track Development At Amazon Following Mothership’s Record Season 2 Launch

    Amazon's superhero series The Boys is getting a spinoff set in superhero college. The project, written by The Boys executive producer Craig Rosenberg, had been in the works for awhile. It is being fast-tracked in light of the success of the original series' second season which marked the most-watched global launch of an Amazon Original […]

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    LA Times

    2020 Polls: Biden strong in red states; Collins struggling at home

    New polling reveals the Biden campaign's strength in red states and Sen. Susan Collins' imperiled reelection prospects in Maine. Meanwhile, Democrats and Republicans are split over when and how to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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    Eat This, Not That!

    The One McDonald's Order from the 1990s You Know You Miss

    If you were a kid in America in the '90s, there's a good chance you had a McDonald's Happy Meal at least once in your life. And it was even better if you had a McFlurry or an apple pie to finish off the meal once you were done with your McNuggets.But if you've gone to the Golden Arches recently and noticed that the apple pie just wasn't the same, you aren't imagining things. McDonald's changed its apple pie recipe in 2018 to make the dessert a bit healthier, much to fans' chagrin. (And, really, the McDonald's apple pie still isn't a healthy choice.) Here's what's different about the apple pie from the days you had it in your youth.And for more, don't miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback. The original McDonald's apple pie was deep-friedThe McDonald's apple pie dates back to 1968 when it debuted on the fast-food chain's menu in all its deep-fried glory.The current iteration of the McDonald's apple pie, meanwhile, is baked. It's better for you (although still not good for you), but plenty of fans want the older recipe back.RELATED: Sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox! How is the new apple pie "healthier?"McDonald's current apple pie recipe doesn't feature high fructose corn syrup, and you won't find any preservatives or artificial colors, either. But don't be fooled: The baked apple pie still includes sugar and palm oil among its ingredients, and each serving contains 15 grams of sugar, along with a whopping six grams of saturated fat. You won't find this treat winning any nutrition awards—you'd be better off with our homemade Best-Ever Apple Pie Recipe.And if you just can't get behind the new apple pie recipe, there's a silver lining: McDonald's offers other pies seasonally, like the custard-filled holiday pie and the baked pumpkin pie. Plus, Popeyes offers a crispy, cinnamon-coated apple pie—it won our fast-food pie taste test!RELATED: Your ultimate restaurant and supermarket survival guide is here!Gone are the days of the old apple pie recipe, along with those Happy Meal graham cookies shaped like the McDonaldland cartoon characters. But you can always order these Secret Menu Options at McDonald's if you want to spice up your fast-food order.And for more, check out these 108 most popular sodas ranked by how toxic they are.

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    Associated Press

    Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

    The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned suddenly Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. The Vatican provided no details on why Pope Francis accepted Becciu's resignation in a statement late Thursday. In the one-sentence announcement, the Holy See said only that Francis had accepted Becciu's resignation as prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints “and his rights connected to the cardinalate."

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    The Wrap

    ‘Cake Boss’ Star Buddy Valastro’s Dominant Hand Is Impaled in Home Bowling Accident

    Celebrity baker and “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro is facing an “uphill battle” after his dominant right hand was impaled with a metal rod in an accident while bowling with his family at their home.Valastro was rushed to a nearby hospital in New Jersey, where he had the first of two surgeries. The second took place in Manhattan and was performed by renowned surgeon Dr. Michelle Carlson, according to People. A representative for the reality star said in a statement that it’s going to be “an uphill battle” going forward and that he will need “prolonged recovery a therapy” due to the fact it’s his dominant hand.Valastro shared a photo from his hospital room on Wednesday.View this post on Instagram I was involved in a terrible accident a few days ago… 😔 What do you think of my new accessory? recoveryjourney positivevibes ironfist cakeboss buddyvalastroA post shared by Buddy Valastro (@buddyvalastro) on Sep 23, 2020 at 8:13am PDTThe accident took place at the family’s New Jersey home, where they were bowling in their personal alley. “There was a malfunction with the bowling pinsetter, a common fix in the past, but it turned into a terrible accident,” the rep said.“After trying to release the bowling pin from the cage mechanism, his right hand became lodged and compressed inside the unit. Unable to remove his hand, he can see a 1-1/2” metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger,” the rep said.After several minutes passed, Valastro’s two sons, 16-year-old Buddy Jr and 13-year-old Marco, used a saw to “to cut through the metal rod and relieve his father from the machine.”“Cake Boss” became a smash hit on TLC in 2009 and followed Valastro’s adventures and creations at the family bakery, Carlo’s Bakery. The show moved to sister network Discovery Family in 2019. Valastro has also appeared in numerous other food reality shows, including “Next Great Baker” and “Buddy vs. Duff,” which began airing new episodes in March.TheWrap has reached out to the Food Network for comment.Read original story ‘Cake Boss’ Star Buddy Valastro’s Dominant Hand Is Impaled in Home Bowling Accident At TheWrap

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