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Although many allege his term in office is over as of today (February 7) , Haitian president Jovenel Moise claims that attempts to oust him amount to an "attempted coup".

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in SB LV. Tom Brady wins his 7th Super Bowl and 5th Super Bowl MVP.

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Mary Wilson of the Supremes has died suddenly at her home in Las Vegas. She appeared on Dancing with the Stars and published her fourth book in 2019. Diana Ross and Cindy Birdsong, who replaced co-founding member Florence Ballard in 1967, are still alive. Ballard died in 1976 at the age of 32.

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Pearl Milling Company is the new name of the brand formerly known as Aunt Jemima

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/business ... index.html


Normally I wouldn't think an item like this would belong here, but with the cultural significance this and a few others hold, I can see it crop up with the clue giving the new name and asking what it used to be.

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Larry Flynt has died at the age of 78. The controversial founder and publisher of Hustler magazine, Flynt was portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt.

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Europe's oldest person, a 117-year-old nun in France, has survived coronavirus infection (without ever having had any symptoms, other than a little fatigue). She's one of the few people old enough to have been infected with both the coronavirus and the 1918 influenza (although she didn't get the 1918 flu, she says).

https://www.wral.com/europes-oldest-per ... /19519363/

She is the oldest confirmed survivor of COVID-19.

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Jazz fusion pioneer Chick Corea has passed away at the age of 79. The keyboardist and composer made nearly 90 albums as a band leader or co-leader. Corea racked up 22 Grammy Awards (and a total of 63 nominations) and three Latin Grammys. He was named a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master in 2006.

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Little businessy here, Kraft has sold the Planters brand to Hormel. Hormel also owns Skippy...maybe they can finally end the Baby Teen Peanut saga once and for all...

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/business ... index.html
Kraft is selling Planters to Hormel...in a $3.35 billion deal.

The sale, which is expected to close this year, will give Hormel ownership of most products included in the Planters brand, including mixed nuts, trail mix, Corn Nuts, Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls. Planters brought in about $1 billion in sales in 2020.
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The Senate fails to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Seven Republicans voted guilty, making the final tally 57-43, ten votes short of the number needed to convict.

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Michael McDowell wins the Daytona 500. He becomes the 8th person to have his first Cup Series win be the Daytona 500. He's also the 3rd person in 5 years to lead only the final lap (and not more than a few hundred feet of that). His win comes in his 358th race, which is the 2nd longest drought ever (Michael Waltrip -- 463).

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Rush Limbaugh passed away this morning from lung cancer. America’s Anchorman was 70 and had done his radio talk show since 1988.

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Just going to copy/paste...

New Mars rover to add to the deck. Perseverance

https://gizmodo.com/here-are-the-first- ... 1846300579
All six wheels of NASA’s Perseverance are firmly and safely on the Martian surface, following a successful landing of the rover in Jezero crater today.
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Perseverance, also known as “Percy,” is now the fifth rover to reach the Martian surface, the others being Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, the latter of which is still in operation today (another probe, the stationary InSight Lander, is also studying the planet).
It landed using the same skycrane "seven minutes of terror" method that Curiosity used
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Daft Punk has hung up their helmets
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Novak Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam. He steamrolled over Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.

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Johnblue wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:01 pm
Novak Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam. He steamrolled over Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.
He's nipping right at Federer and Nadal's heels. They both have 20.

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Johnblue wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:01 pm
Novak Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam. He steamrolled over Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.
Perhaps it should be mentioned that the tournament that he won is the 2021 Australian Open... somewhat obvious given the date but with all the COVID cancellations/postponements etc I had to look it up to be sure!

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Aaron Rodgers, of future Jeopardy guest host fame (AND NOTHING ELSE), is engaged to Shailene Woodley of the Divergent series.
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My old nemesis, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, has died at age 101.
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I'll put it here since I just learned about it 2021 doing the 2/24 NYT mini puzzle.

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