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Located in northeastern France, Alsace is a region filled with a rich and complex history, often serving as a cultural crossroads between France and Germany. This unique status is reflected in its hearty cuisine, charming villages and distinctive traditions. One such tradition is the Schlupfkapp, a bright headdress that was once a hallmark of Alsatian women's attire. Literally translating to "slip cap" in German, the Schluffcap is anything but subtle – a voluminous bow that has taken over both fashion and social identity in the region.
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Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television. Journey through a vibrant landscape where storytelling was king, characters were larger than life, and nostalgia was the order of the day. In the age of disco balls, bell bottoms and polyester fashion, television was not just a box in the corner of the room – it was a gateway to laughter, drama and cultural change. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate timeless classics that defined an era. From the laugh-out-loud fun of The Jeffersons to the outrageous antics of Three's Company, the 1970s gifted us with shows that tickle our funny bones and warm our hearts. But it wasn't all about the laughs; Groundbreaking plays pushed the boundaries of storytelling, reflecting the pulse of a changing society. So, grab your popcorn, sit in your favorite chair, and let's relive the magic of the 1970s – the era that continues to mesmerize and charm audiences, reminding us that some things truly are timeless.
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There are over 100 million buildings in the world, a number that is absolutely staggering when you try to wrap your head around it. Before settling down and building structures, people were nomadic for thousands of years – that was, of course, 1.8 million years ago. Mostly, these buildings were simple structures consisting of four walls and a roof. Over time, people learned better techniques and began creating more elaborate structures, similar to the ones we are examining today. From that time to the present day, people have built many remarkable man-made structures. Some are grand homes while others have been used as seats of government as well as for other purposes. Let's take a look at some of these notable man-made structures.
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Kyle Marisa Roth, 36, a famous TikTok personality famed for her explosive celebrity gossip and Hollywood exposés, has been confirmed dead by her family.

Roth, who carved a niche for herself by sharing insider information, blind items, and uncovering scandals within the entertainment industry, was known for her fearless approach and had amassed a considerable following.

Her family announced her untimely demise on Monday with heartrending posts across various social media platforms.

“My daughter Kyle has passed away. She touched some of your lives personally and some of your lives via her immense life on another platform. Kyle loved and lived fiercely,” Jacquie Cohen Roth, Kyle’s mother, wrote on LinkedIn, hinting that more information regarding her death would be revealed in the coming days.

In an interview with NBC News, Roth said, “My message as her mother is TikTok, the toxicity, the mean spiritedness of what Kyle has faced, what so many people have faced and try to deal with because of that toxic space. I just want people to live their lives with the brightness of Kyle and her beautiful soul and spirit.”

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Bills advancing in multiple states could see 'thousands' of America's favorite candies, snacks and sodas banned in their current form.

Last October California approved a historic 'Skittles ban' that outlawed four food additives linked to cancer and fertility issues.

Now, New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois have advanced similar measures, targeting a total of 13 additives that are already banned in some European countries over alleged health risks.

New Jersey and Missouri are also considering the bans. If passed, they would force companies to change their recipes or face legal action.

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Former Trump attorney Bill Brennan recently expressed worry about people who already have a political opinion on former President Donald Trump getting on the jury in his hush money criminal trial in Manhattan.

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday, in which he weighed in how Trump can get a fair trial, Brennan pointed to the difficulty ahead of Trump’s legal team as they try to remove those with prejudices against the former president from becoming jurors on the case to avoid bias.

“Well, I’ll tell ya Jake, when we were doing it, and Judge Merchan is a very serious man, he’s very smart,” he stated. “He’s extremely courteous. I mean, I’m not getting into people’s biases or prejudice, I’m not qualified to do that. I can tell you having spent several weeks with the man, he’s a gentleman and he gave us as much time as we needed.”

Recalling a 2022 tax fraud case against the Trump Organization, in which he represented the company, he pointed to how a potential juror, who said she hates Trump but claimed she could be fair, was not booted out of the jury selection process.

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The Supreme Court heard oral argument Tuesday in a criminal appeal challenging the Biden administration’s use of a catch-all provision in a federal statute focused on the destruction of evidence to charge hundreds of J6 defendants with a 20-year felony. Over the course of the hour-long argument, the government made clear its view that the federal statute at issue, 18 U.S.C. 1512(c)(2), had an expansive reach — other than when Antifa burns a courthouse, a member of Congress pulls a fire alarm, or mostly peaceful protesters delay court or congressional proceedings.

Anyone paying the slightest attention to the Biden administration’s prosecution of J6 protesters and its slap-on-the-wrist coddling of other protesters knows there’s a double standard in play. But the justices’ questioning of the Biden administration during Tuesday’s oral argument in Fischer v. United States forced the government to attempt to justify that disparate treatment.

“[T]here have been many violent protests that have interfered with proceedings,” Justice Thomas opened the questioning of Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar. “Has the government applied this provision to other protests in the past?” the justice queried. 

After sidestepping the question, Prelogar replied that she couldn’t give an example of Section 1512(c)(2) being enforced “in a situation where people have violently stormed a building in order to prevent an official proceeding,” because nothing like Jan. 6, 2021, had ever happened before.

Justice Gorsuch then posed several more hypotheticals: “Would a sit-in that disrupts a trial or access to a federal courthouse qualify? Would a heckler in today’s audience qualify, or at the State of the Union address? Would pulling a fire alarm before a vote qualify for 20 years in federal prison?”

Prelogar responded in the negative, saying none of those events would likely qualify because, in the Biden administration’s view, Section 1512(c)(2) does not reach “conduct that has only a minimal effect on official proceedings.” 


The text of Section 1512(c), however, does not exempt de minimis interference with official proceedings.

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