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Starbucks has a new Frappuccino for the summer

Starbucks is ringing in summer with a Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino, its first new limited time flavor in more than three years. The new menu item taps into the trend of customers “turning to nostalgic flavors inspired by past experiences” including fairs and amusement parks, the chain said in a statement. The Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino blends strawberry…MORE

Biden administration is open to sharing coronavirus vaccines with North Korea

The Biden administration is open to sharing coronavirus vaccines and other humanitarian assistance to help North Korea combat the deadly pandemic, according to two sources familiar with internal discussions. Administration officials believe that the North Koreans won’t be ready to engage with the US until the threat from the pandemic has passed, which is one…MORE

Gnawed bones of 9 Neanderthals found in Italian cave in ‘extraordinary’ discovery

The discovery of the ancient remains of nine Neanderthals, a pack of hyenas and several elephants in the Guattari Cave near the Italian resort town of San Felice Circeo has astounded archaeologists, who have long suspected that a considerable population lived in the area. “It is an extraordinary discovery,” Dario Franceschini, Italy’s cultural minister, said…MORE

China has recorded its slowest population growth in decades, new census reveals

China’s population grew at its slowest rate in decades in the 10 years prior to 2020, according to census data released on Tuesday — a trend that could pose serious issues for the world’s second-largest economy. According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the population rose by 5.38% over the past decade — or 72…MORE

Businessman Glenn Youngkin captures GOP nomination for Virginia governor

Businessman Glenn Youngkin earned the Republican nomination for Virginia governor after his final opponent conceded the race while ballots were still being tabulated Monday night. A former executive at The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm, Youngkin pitched himself as a businessman and an outsider. He defeated six other nominees through ranked-choice ballots, which were…MORE

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