Harry Hamlin’s Secret Sauce: On Playing Tom Brokaw, Fighting the Paparazzi, and His Legendary Bolognese

At the moment, Harry Hamlin is unexpectedly wet.
It was a bit of a drive-by soaking. He thought it would be nice on a sunny Los Angeles afternoon to take his phone interview outside in the yard of his and wife Lisa Rinna’s Italian villa-style mansion. You know the one—the gorgeous property with the lush garden where, in the most recent season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a dinner party left the cast drooling over Hamlin’s signature bolognese sauce, as well as to a notorious pair of “ugly leather pants.

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Wealthy Countries Are to Blame for the Omicron Variant’s Spread

On Monday, Joe Biden held a press conference to calm Americans concerned about the newly discovered omicron variant of Covid-19, which the World Health Organization recently described as a “variant of concern.” First sequenced in a lab in South Africa, omicron is the second strain, after the now-familiar delta, to cause alarm given its unique genetic profile. It’s the kind of mutation that’s incubated in places with particularly low vaccination rates.

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The Fight for Italian Reunification Inspired the International Left

On November 27, 1871, Italy’s King Vittorio Emanuele II gave an impassioned speech at the Italian parliament, finally ushering in the complete unification of his country. For centuries, the peninsula had been divided into a patchwork of regions, mostly dominated by the monarchies of Austria, France, and Spain. Napoleon had worked to change this arrangement after the French Revolution, but, after Habsburg diplomat Count Klemens von Metternich’s reversal of his reforms at the Council of Vienna in 1815, the three foreign dynasties largely regained their strongholds.

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What you need to know about the omicron variant

A new Covid-19 variant, now named the omicron variant, was detected in South Africa on Wednesday, prompting renewed concern about the pandemic, a major stock market drop, and the imposition of new international travel restrictions to stop the spread.
Though the variant’s existence was first reported by South Africa, it has also been found in Belgium, Botswana, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom, meaning the variant has already spread — though how far is unclear, as new cases continue cropping up around the world.

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Fauci Warns Omicron Could Already Be in U.S. as U.K., Germany, Italy Detect Cases

As much of the world was worried about the new COVID-19 variant, there are increasing hints that omicron may have already started spreading around the world. Britain, Germany, and Italy all said they detected cases of the new variant on Saturday as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned omicron could already be in the United States. Even though there are no confirmed cases of the new variant yet, Fauci said he “would not be surprised” to learn it had already arrived.

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JANET STREET-PORTER: BBC’s documentary on Royals shows it learned nothing since Bashir scandal

JANET STREET-PORTER: Amol Rajan’s mischief-making documentary on William and Harry may be another step in his unstoppable rise but the hurt it has caused the Royals shows the BBC has learned nothing since the Bashir interview scandal
By Janet Street-Porter For Mailonline
Published: 09:17 EST, 24 November 2021 | Updated: 09:17 EST, 24 November 2021

What did we learn from the BBC’s heavily promoted documentary The Princes and the Press?

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Biden just made one of the best decisions of his presidency

On Monday morning, President Biden made the most important hiring decision of his first term, at least so far as the economy is concerned: He announced that he would be reappointing Jerome “Jay” Powell as chair of the Federal Reserve. Lael Brainard, a fellow Fed board member widely rumored to be the runner-up for Powell’s job, would be tapped as his vice chair.
The Fed is perhaps the most underappreciated policymaking body in Washington.

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It really is time for a debate about taking weapons of war off the streets

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People, hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gage Skidmore

This article was first published by The Hartmann Report.
Expect the gun control debate in America to really get hot over the next 12 months as Beto O’Rourke runs for governor of Texas.

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It really is time for a debate about taking weapons of war off the streets

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People, hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gage Skidmore

This article was first published by The Hartmann Report.
Expect the gun control debate in America to really get hot over the next 12 months as Beto O’Rourke runs for governor of Texas.

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China’s Growth Model Is in Crisis

The ongoing crisis for Chinese property developer Evergrande has made the giant company the focal point of global concern. Creditors, investors, contractors, customers, and employees of Evergrande within and outside China have watched anxiously to see whether the Chinese government would decide that Evergrande was too big to fail. If Evergrande were to collapse, the repercussions for both the financial system and construction supply chains are impossible to predict.

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