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- An FDA advisory committee is gathering today to decide whether to authorize Merck's take-at-home COVID-19 pill.
- Rihanna and Prince Charles were among the attendees at an overnight ceremony marking the end of Queen Elizabeth's role as Barbados' head of state, and the official beginning of the island's status as a republic.
- The New York Times visited the sole abortion clinic operating in Mississippi (it's staffed by a rotating cast of out-of-state doctors).
- CNN is now investigating Chris Cuomo's role in helping former Gov. Andrew Cuomo through his sexual misconduct scandal after the younger Cuomo's newly-released deposition with the New York AG's office revealed that he used his media connections to get info on one of the accusers.
- A firm that "develops real estate in the metaverse" just paid a record $4.3 million for virtual "land" in the digital world called Sandbox...whatever that means.
- Maybe semi-related, New York Magazine has your Normie's Guide To Becoming A Crypto Person.
- "The saga of millennial culture cannot be told without him": Doreen St. Felix, who profiled Virgil Abloh for the New Yorker in 2019, wrote a really sharp piece about the late designer's impact on fashion and music (and everything).
- On the Dax Shepard podcast, Bradley Cooper told a story of being held up at knifepoint on a subway platform in 2019.
- "It's like Storage Wars," explained one entrepreneur who's in the business of buying stranded shipping containers without exactly knowing what's in them.
- And finally, who's that doggy in the mirror?
Early Addition: The Time Bradley Cooper Got Held Up At Knifepoint On A Subway Platform
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