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Florida woman sues Kraft Heinz over 3.5 minute Velveeta mac and cheese

CNN — The label on a cup of Velveeta’s microwaveable mac and cheese says the meal only takes three and a half minutes to prepare. But a Florida woman says this is false – and she’s suing the manufacturer for $5 million. Amanda Ramirez, of Hialeah, has filed a proposed $5 million class action lawsuit …

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Iran faces USA in winner-takes-all match to advance to World Cup knockout stages

CNN — The knockout stage has already arrived for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the World Cup – nothing less than a win on Tuesday will suffice when it takes on Iran in a winner-takes-all match. Whichever team wins will reach the round-of-16 at Qatar 2022, and for the USMNT, even a …

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Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez sends warning to Lionel Messi

CNN — Mexican boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez has sent a warning to Lionel Messi, who was accused of disrespecting Mexico. “Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our shirt and flag????” Alvarez tweetedapparently in reference to a video showing Messi celebrating with his teammates in the changing room. As the Argentine takes off his …

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Iran threatened the families of the World Cup soccer team, according to a security source

CNN — The families of Iran’s World Cup soccer team have been threatened with imprisonment and torture if the players fail to “behave” ahead of the match against the USA on Tuesday, a source involved in the security of the games said. Following the refusal of Iranian players to sing the nation’s national anthem in …

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Lawsuit alleges investor Leon Black raped a woman inside Jeffrey Epstein’s home

New York CNN Business — Billionaire investor Leon Black has been sued by a woman alleging he is “brutal[ly]raped her at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in spring 2002. Cheri Pierson names both Black — the co-founder and former CEO of private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management — and the estate of the late Epstein as …

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Flu season continues to intensify in the US, and holiday gatherings could make it worse

CNN — Americans gathered for Thanksgiving last week amid a flu season that’s worse than any has been in More than a decade ago, experts continue to urge caution as multiple respiratory viruses spread at high levels nationwide. A growing number of US states — now 33 — are experiencing “high” or “very high” respiratory …

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Portugal vs. Uruguay: Pitch invader with rainbow flag interrupts World Cup match

CNN — The World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay was briefly interrupted by a pitch invader waving a rainbow flag on the field at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Monday. The FIFA global television feed avoided showing the pitch invader, but the individual could be seen running on the field trailing the flag as …

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