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Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward …

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Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its huge gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope …

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Queen to attend UK Jubilee celebrations, but snubs for Andrew and Harry

Queen to attend UK Jubilee celebrations, but snubs for Andrew and Harry

LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth plans to attend major celebrations to mark her 70 years on the British throne next month, Buckingham Palace said on Friday, but two out-of-favor royals, Princes Andrew and Harry, will be excluded from one traditional event. The 96-year-old, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, marked seven decades as queen in February, …

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Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (Reuters) – The man accused of tackling comedian Dave Chappelle to the stage floor during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles was charged on Wednesday with felony assault with a deadly weapon. The attack on Chappelle, 48, occurred Tuesday night during a sold-out appearance by the Emmy-winning entertainer …

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Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been thrown into lockdown. Egg-laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks as some US and European farmers temporarily keep flocks inside during lethal outbreaks of bird flu, according to egg …

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First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

April 24 (Reuters) – The first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) departed the orbiting outpost on Sunday to begin a descent back to Earth, capping a two-week science mission hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the four-man team from the Houston-based …

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The case for testing Pfizer's Paxlovid for treating long COVID

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid for treating long COVID

Two long COVID patients recover after Paxlovid treatment Side effects, safety issues need to be studied CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – Reports of two patients who found relief from long COVID after taking Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral Paxlovid, including a researcher who tested it on herself, provide intriguing evidence for clinical trials to help those …

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Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated;  COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated; COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 18 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings …

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