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The 6 best spring cleaning products for kitchen and laundry appliances in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List PlacementExpecting fresh, clean clothes from a smelly washer, or sparkling plates from a dishwasher crusted with hard water minerals is a fool's errand. All you'll get is frustration and disappointment. Luckily, there are easy-to-use products available that can restore appliances back to their prime. Many use natural ingredients and are not toxic to the environment or your lungs. Just a seasonal cleaning will usually remove build-up and flush away odors, allowing the appliances to do their jobs well. Of course, if your household has some big messes, you may need to clean the appliances more often. Along with my own housekeeping, I've tested cleaning products for decades as a home economist for companies and publications. I'm always looking for

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We Tried The Viral Onion-Cutting Hack To Save You Some Tears

I can’t tell you if this is scientifically accurate, but: I’m pretty sure I’m genetically predisposed to be extra-sensitive to onion-cutting. I can barely look at an onion without sniffling, and even if my knife is the sharpest knife in the world and I move at lightning speed, I always end up with stinging eyes and tears running down my face. And, it runs in my family — my brother and father have the exact same reaction. Because of this, I have been a long time user of onion goggles (or just regular swimming goggles, depending on my mood), but when TikTok told me there could be another way to cut onions and not cry uncontrollably — well, it felt like my destiny to test it out. When scrolling through the #onionhack hashtag on TikTok, you’ll find two camps of true onion-hack believers. Ti

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Former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid charged with DUI

Britt Reid, the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, has been charged with DIU and could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison if he’s convicted. | APProsecutors said Reid’s blood alcohol content shortly after the Feb. 4 crash was 0.113, above the legal limit of 0.08. He also was driving about 84 mph in a 65 mph zone. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured. The Jackson County prosecutor’s office said Reid’s blood alcohol content shortly after the Feb. 4 crash was 0.113, above the legal limit of 0.08. He also was driving about 84 mph in a 65 mph zone seconds before his truck crashed into two cars stopped on an e

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Blake Bailey’s Philip Roth biography explores the novelist’s complicated relationships

In its 800 pages, Blake Bailey’s “Philip Roth: The Biography” provides a solid defense of the author as a literary giant in postwar America. The man won nearly every literary award except for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Bailey, who has previously written the biographies of other literary titans — John Cheever, Richard Yates, Charles Jackson — looks at Roth without providing the usual leeway the novelist gave himself in his fiction. Given that Bailey had Roth’s approval and unique access to his unseen archives, we now see how and why Roth hid behind the thin veil of his writing. The 31 novels, of course, already exist, but now readers can finally know Roth in relation to the people that shaped his life and work — especially the relationships that motivated his more controversial writing.

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Politics

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a cornerstone of the post-World War II order. Austin arrived in Berlin against the backdrop of a newly emerging crisis with Iran, which on Monday blamed Israel for a recent attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility. Israel has not confirmed or denied involvement, but the attack nonetheless imperils ongoing talks in Europe over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal. Also at stake in Austin's visit is the future direction of U.S. defense commitments in Europe at a time of growing concern about Russian military intervention on NATO

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Ex-deputy gets 7 years for marijuana-warehouse robbery

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced Monday, April 12, to seven years in federal prison for staging a fake drug raid of a warehouse and stealing more than a half-ton of marijuana and cash. Marc Antrim, 43, of South El Monte was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release after getting out of prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Antrim pleaded guilty two years ago to five felonies, including conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and deprivation of rights under color of law. He also agreed to forfeit a Mercedes-Benz sedan, and cash and money orders taken in the October 2018 robbery. Pretending to be law enforcement agents conducting an early morning raid, the armed robbers escaped with more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana and...

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Daily News top 5 City Section football rankings, April 12

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The Daily News will be separately rank local Los Angeles City Section football teams during the course of the four-week spring season, which concludes April 30. 1. Birmingham Charter (1-2): The Patriots are defending City Section Open Division champions, it will take a lot to beat them. Birmingham beat Canoga Park 55-3 last week. Next up: at Granada Hills Charter, Friday, 7 p.m. 2. Reseda (1-0): The Regents went on the road and beat Crenshaw 22-14. Quarterback Kameran Charles is the key offensively. Next up: at San Fernando, Friday, 7 p.m. 3. Granada Hills Charter (1-0): The Highlanders have a knowledgeable coach in Bucky Brooks and a sound running game. Granada Hills won its opener against Clevelan...

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This map shows the highest-paying job in every state, excluding doctors

Summary List PlacementDoctors earn a lot of money across the board, but other professions can also pay well. Medical doctors of various specializations are the highest-paying job in many US states, including Washington, Colorado, and Maine. Insider took a look at the highest-paying job in each state and DC outside of the medical field.  For our analysis, we looked at occupations for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported at least 1,000 employees in the state with the highest average salary in 2020, the most recent year that data is available. The data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program (previously the Occupational Employment Statistics program) and excludes several professions for medical doctors and dentists.  To get a sen

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World

DoE awards flogged on eBay as Prince Philip ‘merch’ takes off after his death

RIP t-shirts, decorative pillows and signed Christmas cards are among the Prince Philip ‘merch’ being flogged on eBay this week (Pictures: eBay)Duke of Edinburgh badges, signed Christmas cards and a pamphlet from the special remembrance service at Canterbury Cathedral are just some of the wacky ‘memorabilia’ being sold on eBay following Prince Philip’s death last week.  Specially made ‘RIP’ t-shirts, cushions and mugs carrying the Duke’s face have also been put up on the auctioning site over the past few days – along with the ‘special editions’ of the national newspapers, going for upwards of £10 each.  Some are even selling what they claim to be personal letters sent from the monarch, who passed away peacefully at the age of 99 last week.  Topping the list is a five-pound platinu

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The global chip shortage is set to drag on. 4 experts predict how long it could last and how it could affect markets (TSMC, AAPL)

Summary List PlacementSemiconductors are some of the most critical components for the technology the underpins much of modern life.  Smartphones, PCs, electric vehicles, and even your fancy new refrigerator all use the chips to operate.  When the supply of these vital products falls, it can become a big issue. Over the last year, the semiconductor shortage has caused car companies to halt production, made getting graphics cards for PCs headache, and it's led companies like Apple to face significant supply constraints in its rollout of new products. Semiconductors are so important that they can even create national security issues when drones, fighter jets, and other critical military components are affected. That's one of the reasons why President Biden met with 20 top executives on Mon...

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for Manchester United, insists Rio Ferdinand

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is valued at around £80m (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand believes Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a ‘fantastic’ signing this summer should the Red Devils fail to land Erling Haaland or Harry Kane. Calvert-Lewin, 24, has enjoyed his finest season to date with the Toffees and is the club’s leading scorer with 19 goals in 32 appearances his term. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign a new centre forward this summer, regardless of whether the club manage to convince Edinson Cavani to stay for a further 12 months. United are interested in Dortmund superstar Haaland and England skipper Kane but both players are valued at around £150million and there’s plenty of interest in the duo. ...

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Business

US budget deficit jumps to record $1.7 trillion this year

The U.S. government's budget deficit surged to an all-time high of $1.7 trillion for the first six months of this budget year, nearly double the previous record, as another round of economic-support checks added billions of dollars to spending last month. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit for the first half of the budget year — from October through March — was up from a shortfall of $743.5 billion for the same period a year ago. The deficit has been driven higher by trillions of dollars in support Congress has passed in successive economic rescue packages since the pandemic struck in early March 2020. The latest round came in a $1.9 trillion measure that President Joe Biden pushed through Congress last month. Biden's package included indivi...

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Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader. “We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting and there’s no reason why Americans should wait.” He said the country hasn’t made big investments to stay ahead of global competitors, and it needs to step up its game. Biden made an appearance at the meeting between administration officials and company leaders held to discuss developing a stronger U.S. computer chip supply chain. The meeting c

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Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader. “We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting and there’s no reason why Americans should wait.” He said the country hasn’t made big investments to stay ahead of global competitors, and it needs to step up its game. Biden made an appearance at the meeting between administration officials and company leaders held to discuss developing a stronger U.S. computer chip supply chain. The meeting c

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Did Prince Andrew Really Just Use Prince Philip’s Death to Sneak Back on TV?

Duncan McGlynn/Getty ImagesThe shamelessness of Britain’s Prince Andrew really does take some beating. He has suggested that a photograph of him with his arm around a teenage sex trafficking victim was faked because he has “chubby fingers.” He said that same woman’s description of him pouring with sweat at a nightclub must be a lie because, he cannot sweat (he can). He ascribed his week-long 2010 visit to Jeffrey Epstein to his extreme sense of honor. Don’t even mention his love of pizza. Incredibly, Andrew now appears to be using his father’s death to crawl out from under the rock of royal exile to which his brother Charles, who has long struggled with him, banished him after the disastrous November 2019 Newsnight interview in which those, and many other questionable claims, including th...

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