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The 2021 inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame are the American Girl dolls, the board game Risk, and sand.

https://www.museumofplay.org/press-rele ... announced/
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Showtime series: Yellowjackets - Christina Ricci & Juliette Lewis (girls soccer team flight crash in 1996 in Canadian wilderness - mixed with some of the players in present day 2021)
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Ten people have died from a stampede at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston

Illinois teenager Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges stemming from a confrontation during last summer's protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin

General Electric announced it would split into three companies focusing on the firm's healthcare, power, and aviation units.

A surge of illegal immigration attempts at the Belarus-Poland border left thousands stranded after Polish officials closed the crossing Tuesday.

College basketball 2021-22: Top-ranked Gonzaga, who fell to Baylor in last year's title game, begins the season as the favorite to win the championship.
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Delaying the Build Back Better vote in the House, minority leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, gave a eight hour and 32 minute speech, making his remarks the longest House floor speech in history.

decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, allow individuals to pool funds in exchange for ownership of an asset. ConstitutionDAO bid on a rare copy of the US Constitution, falling just short of the winning bid. Thirteen copies of the original 1787 print run of 500 copies of the Constitution are known to exist.

Los Angeles Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani wins American League MVP; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper wins his second National League MVP award

Cleveland Indians are now the Cleveland Guardians

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) commutes the death penalty for Julius Jones hours before execution due to DNA evidence
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I read much of this news from the 1440 Daily Digest:

US overdose deaths have more than doubled since 2015, largely fueled by the increasing prevalence of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid roughly 50 times more potent than heroin

Authors Jason Mott (for Hell of a Book, a surreal narrative of the author's promotional tour ) and Tiya Miles (for All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake) win National Book Awards for fiction and nonfiction, respectively.

Toronto Blue Jays' Robbie Ray and Milwaukee Brewers' Corbin Burnes win American League and National League Cy Young awards

The Staples Center, home to the L.A. Kings, L.A. Sparks, and the Grammys, will soon be called Crypto.com Arena.

Energy giant Dutch Royal Shell will consolidate, move its HQ from The Hague to London, and become just Shell

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) split into two companies (consumer products for one and drugs and medical devices for the other). Presumable, they won't both be named Johnson

the Great Resignation continued in September, and almost 24 million workers have left their jobs since April, with most going to new jobs. The September figure of 4.4 million was an all-time record.

Britney Spears conservatorship by her father ended after legal wrangling #freebritney
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2021 American Music Awards, a selection

Artist of the Year - BTS, also Favorite Pop Duo/Group and Song - "Butter"
Best New Artist - Olivia Rodrigo (of "Drivers Licence", "Good 4 U", SOUR)
Favorite Music Video - Lil Nas X, "MONTERO"

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift took Favorite Male/Female Pop Artist

In a "welp, this happened a couple months too late for the contestants" moment Dan + Shay took Favorite Country Duo/Group again

Complete list here:
https://www.avclub.com/bts-doja-cat-and ... 1848103450
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Couple Head of Government announcements from across the pond.

Merkle's replacement as Chancellor of Germany will be Olaf Scholz of the Social Democrats
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59399702
Almost two months after his Social Democrat party won federal elections, he will go into power with the Greens and business-friendly Free Democrats.
It also marks the end of 17 years of Christian Democratic Union leadership

Over in Sweden
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe ... gn=KARANGA
Magdalena Andersson has been approved by Sweden's parliament as the country's first ever female prime minister, after replacing Stefan Lofven as leader of the centre-left Social Democrats.
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At 10 minutes and 13 seconds, Taylor Swift’s extended version of “All Too Well” is now the longest-playing #1 hit of all time, replacing Don McLean’s “American Pie.” According to Billboard, McLean's song, which runs 8 minutes and 37 seconds, had held the distinction for nearly 50 years since hitting #1 in January 1972.

The day the music died, indeed.
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Sweden's first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, resigns after 7 hours:

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... n-81373977

That article doesn't nail down the 7 hours, but I think this one does:

https://www.di.se/ledare/regeringen-holl-i-sju-timmar/

I don't read Swedish, but the article says "Efter endast sju timmar som tillträdande statsminister" which Google translates as "after only 7 hours as prime minister."
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Somehow, this seems like big news:

Passing the buck: Dollar Tree raises prices to $1.25
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Travis McMichael; his father, Greg McMichael; and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan were convicted in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
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HBO Max movie: 8-Bit Christmas with kid wanting a Nintendo Entertainment System
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Legendary Broadway scribe Stephen Sondheim has died at age 91.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/26/thea ... -dead.html
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