The Secret to This Glazed Holiday Ham? Root Beer.

Using a little soda in your ham glaze is an old art, but boiling your ham in two liters of soda may be a more recent practice. The first two-liter bottle wasn’t invented until the early 1970s, when Pepsi came out with one. This must have paved the way for boiling your ham in soda, …

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Pantone unveils Color of the Year for 2022

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN While many of us will spend the final days of 2021 reflecting on its whirlwind events, global color authority Pantone has already been busy looking ahead — to decide on the shade that will best encapsulate 2022. On Wednesday it unveiled Very Peri, a periwinkle hue that the company says …

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Jury in Jussie Smollett Trial Begins Deliberations

The jury tasked with deciding whether Jussie Smollett falsely told the police that he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic assault began deliberations on Wednesday and started to grapple with the two differing narratives of what happened on a freezing Chicago night in 2019. Prosecutors have accused Mr. Smollett of orchestrating the …

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Mounting evidence highlights the importance of Covid-19 boosters

The finding was not surprising to Dr. Leana Wen, emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. “The data from Pfizer out this morning are not surprising. Actually, this is what we have been anticipating all along, that there’s good news and …

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The F.D.A. authorizes AstraZeneca drug to protect people with immune problems.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized the first drug for widespread use in preventing Covid in Americans with weakened immune systems who have not been adequately protected by vaccines. The antibody treatment, which was developed by AstraZeneca and will be sold under the brand name Evusheld, is engineered to be “long-acting,” meaning the …

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Four Takeaways From the 8th Day of Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial

The jury in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial heard from four government witnesses on Wednesday, including one of Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime pilots and the ex-boyfriend of one of Mr. Epstein’s accusers. One more woman who alleges Ms. Maxwell groomed her for abuse by Mr. Epstein is expected to testify before the government rests its case this …

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Barcelona dumped out of Champions League group stage

The Catalan club gave itself too much to do in the final group stage match, needing to better Benfica‘s result against Dynamo Kiev in the other Group E game. While the Portuguese side strolled to a 2-0 win, Barcelona looked second-best to a dominant Bayern Munich that had already qualified for the next round. Barcelona …

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