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Flights were quarantined, Trump's approval rating is down, thirst for beer brought us cereal and more

• Sep 14, 2018 at 10:47 AM

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BUZZFEED: Multiple International Flights Were Quarantined In The US. Here's What Happened.

Health officials are concerned about more serious respiratory viruses, such as MERS-CoV, and quarantined the planes as a cautionary measure.

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THE GUARDIAN: Dianne Feinstein alerts authorities to secret Brett Kavanaugh letter

Source briefed on the contents of letter told the Guardian it details an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman when the pair were 17-years-old.

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POLITICO: The biggest threat to the GOP majority no one’s talking about

A glut of GOP retirements has House Republicans defending a record number of open seats this fall — further fueling the odds of a Democratic takeover.

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FIVETHIRTYEIGHT: Trump's approval rating is down. Mueller's is up. Is there a connection?

The president's poll numbers, although historically low, have remained relatively steady, giving rise to the idea that nothing can move opinions of Trump. That was never really true. And a drop in Trump’s approval ratings in recent weeks is further evidence of that.

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ONE COOL THING: How a thirst for beer brought us cereal, not the other way around

We all know beer begets cereal in practice—who among us can say they have never tucked into a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch after a night at the bar? But new research suggests that beer may have begotten cereals in the early days of agriculture, too.

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