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S&P 500 gives up earlier gain and is flat as Nvidia warning hits tech stocks - CNBC
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Nearly 500 US flights canceled and nearly 2,000 delayed on Monday - CNN
AMD Ryzen 5000 “PRO” AM4 Desktop CPUs Spotted: Ryzen 9 PRO 5945, Ryzen 7 PRO 5845, Ryzen 5 PRO 5645 - Wccftech
UN chief calls latest Russian attack on nuclear plant 'suicidal'; Zaporizhzhia set for vote on joining Russia - CNBC
Stocks rise on Monday, but gains are limited as Nvidia warning hits chip stocks - CNBC
Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley leaving Boston Red Sox booth after 2022, his 50th season in MLB - ESPN
Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron returning for 19th season - ESPN
Oil edges up as strong economic data feeds hopes for demand - Reuters
Dollar vs Yuan: US lawmakers add urgency to digital dollar as rivals loom - Markets Insider
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Travis McMichael gets 2nd life sentence for federal hate crime conviction in Ahmaud Arbery's killing - CNN
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Stocks climb after U.S. jobs report selloff - Reuters
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Biden Appeared to Overstate the Role of Al Qaeda's Leader - The New York Times
Bruins Sign David Krejci To One-Year Contract -
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Axios Agrees to Sell Itself to Cox Enterprises for $525 Million - The New York Times
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Biden says he's 'not worried' about China's increased aggression toward Taiwan following Pelosi's visit - CNBC
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Pete Davidson sends a message with his shirt after Kim Kardashian breakup - Page Six
Roger E. Mosley, 'Magnum, P.I.' star, dies at 83 after a car crash - CNN
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Amid global alarm, Ukraine, Russia trade blame for nuclear plant attacks - Reuters
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Oct 3, 2021, 6:48 pm
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May 19, 2021, 7:59 am
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