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Recent articles by Daniel:

Todd Akin, Whose Senate Bid Collapsed After a Rape Remark, Dies at 74

The former Republican representative from Missouri was widely criticized after saying in 2012 that women’s bodies could reject pregnancies that were the result of a sexual assault. → Read More

Hurricane Forecasters Aren’t Tweeting About Your Personal Life, They Swear

Kate was a “poorly organized depression.” The National Hurricane Center says it wasn’t personal. → Read More

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Marries His Longtime Partner, Marlon Reis

Mr. Polis is the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding. → Read More

Afghanistan Live Updates: Flights Resume at Kabul Airport After Deadly Attacks

After two blasts left scores dead, including 13 U.S. troops, evacuation flights have resumed. With four days remaining until an Aug. 31 deadline for the U.S. withdrawal, the window for airlifts is narrowing. → Read More

What is Shariah Law, And What Does it Mean for Afghan Women?

The Taliban have pledged that women will have rights “within the bounds of Islamic law.” What that means depends on who is interpreting it. → Read More

Flooding in China kills 21, as thousands escape to shelters.

Heavy rainfall, expected to continue through Friday night, brought flooding that drove more than 7,200 people into shelters and damaged property. → Read More

YouTube suspends Rand Paul for a week over a video disputing the effectiveness of masks.

On Twitter, Mr. Paul called his suspension “a badge of honor” and blamed “left-wing cretins at YouTube.” → Read More

Biting your own medal is one thing. A Japanese mayor learned you don’t bite someone else’s.

The mayor of Nagoya, Japan, apologized for a gesture that some called insulting and unhygienic amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Ron Popeil, Inventor and Ubiquitous Infomercial Pitchman, Dies at 86

Mr. Popeil became a well-known presence on TV, hawking products that people didn’t know they needed, including the Veg-O-Matic and the Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler. → Read More

After 15 Hours at Waffle House, a Fantasy Football Punishment Is Complete

A man who finished last in his fantasy football league had to spend 24 hours at a Waffle House restaurant. For every waffle he ate, his sentence was reduced by an hour. → Read More

Target Stops Selling Pokémon Cards, Citing Safety Concerns in Stores

The game, first released in 1996, has seen a resurgence in recent years. The pandemic sent demand for some cards into overdrive. → Read More

Should We Stash Our Masks for Cold and Flu Season?

Wearing a mask when you’re sick is common in East Asia, but there’s no tidy scientific consensus on how much it limits the spread of respiratory illnesses. → Read More

A Partial List of Mass Shootings in the United States in 2021

The shootings never stopped during the coronavirus pandemic, they just became less public, researchers say. → Read More

Yahoo Answers, a Haven for the Confused, Is Shutting Down

People used Yahoo Answers to ask weird questions, seek help and make jokes. But the service offered “real human reaction, for better or for worse,” one longtime observer said. → Read More

‘The Angriest Octopus’ Lashes at a Tourist on an Australian Beach

In a widely shared video, a lunging octopus in Australia earned a mild response from the man being targeted by an arm: “Oh, golly.” → Read More

Over 160 Confederate Symbols Were Removed in 2020, Group Says

The Southern Poverty Law Center said more “symbols of hate” were removed from public property last year after the death of George Floyd than in the previous four years combined. → Read More

‘I’m Not a Cat,’ Says Lawyer Having Zoom Difficulties

The video was immediately shared widely and brought joy to many. The lawyer, Rod Ponton, said he was happy people got a much-needed laugh. → Read More

A Pandemic Is Hard Enough. For Some, Being Single Has Made It Harder.

“One day I realized it had been three months since I had touched a human being,” one man said. → Read More

When Joe Biden Took the White House, He AlsoTook @WhiteHouse Twitter

The transition of official White House social media handles in 2020 was more complicated than four years ago. → Read More

‘Star Trek’ and Dr. Seuss Mash-Up Not Protected, Court Rules

The book, titled “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!”, hewed too closely to the original to be considered a parody under the “fair use” doctrine, a three-judge federal appeals panel declared. → Read More