There are only 80 songs in history that have been certified diamond — here they all are

The Weeknd, Katy Perry, and Cardi B each have three diamond-certified songs.Kevin Mazur/John Shearer/Getty Images The RIAA gives diamond certifications to songs that have gone platinum 10 times. “Timber” by Pitbull and “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons are the most recent songs to receive the honor. Listen to the complete playlist on Insider’s Spotify. 1. “Something …

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Can Ukraine Win?

HIMARS I reached this judgement only in part because Moscow had apparently not achieved its immediate objectives when they enjoyed the advantage of surprise on 24 February. I was cautious about how the clash of arms would play out as I assumed that the Russians would soon learn to adjust to Ukrainian tactics and capabilities. …

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Can Phoenix, the hottest city in America, survive climate change?

PHOENIX — On the downtown streets in America’s hottest city the temperature has hit 109 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s 1 o’clock in the afternoon in late June and the sidewalks are mostly empty, but an elderly woman carrying an umbrella passes by walking her terrier, the dog’s tiny feet fitted with leather moccasins to protect them …

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I Was One Of The Most Famous Pop Stars In The World. No One Knew The Secret Pain I Hid.

The year is 1997, and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell is interviewing me about the smash hit “I Want You.” It’s a song Rosie helped make a Billboard Top 5 hit, having played what she affectionately nicknamed “The Chica Cherry Cola Song” incessantly during her show’s intro segment for months prior to us even landing …

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The growing list of people Donald Trump hired who eventually soured on him

In the opening public hearings of the select committee investigating the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol, the most damning evidence that former President Donald Trump conspired to overturn a lawful election has come from the people Trump himself appointed or hired. Former Trump Attorney General William Barr, for instance, told the …

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Russia-Ukraine latest news: Russia ‘suffering huge losses’ as Ukraine fights back in Donbas

Hundreds of civilians hiding in Donbas chemical plant Watch: Our correspondents reveal their heartache after 100 days of war Five ways the war in Ukraine has reshaped the world Russian artist sketches 100 victims of Ukraine war Listen to the latest episode of our daily Ukraine podcast The Russian army is “suffering huge losses” as …

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As natural gas expands in Gulf, residents fear rising damage

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (AP) — The front lawn of Lydia Larce’s home is strewn with debris: Remnants of cabinets and chunks of pink shower marble lie between dumpsters. She lives in a FEMA trailer out back, her home in shambles more than a year after Hurricane Laura tore through Lake Charles. Larce, like many in …

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Two Professors Found What Creates a Mass Shooter. Will Politicians Pay Attention?

Each time a high-profile mass shooting happens in America, a grieving and incredulous nation scrambles for answers. Who was this criminal and how could he (usually) have committed such a horrendous and inhumane act? A few details emerge about the individual’s troubled life and then everyone moves on. Three years ago, Jillian Peterson, an associate …

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‘Nobody saw it coming.’ How 3 influential Northern Ky. Republicans lost on primary day.

In one night, Northern Kentucky’s delegation to the state house changed dramatically. Three influential House committee chairs – Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations Committee Chair Adam Koenig, Judicial Committee Chair C. Ed Massey and Transportation Committee Chair Sal Santoro – were all voted out in primaries against challengers running to their right. “Nobody saw that …

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Meet the ‘Hermettes’: A Secret Society of Women Who Prefer to Be Left Alone

Xintian Wang Floating around her “cave” in her indigo linen robe, Risa Mickenberg burns sandalwood incense. Her unruly silver hair stands in stark contrast to the sanctity of her ritual. Computers and phones are nowhere to be seen. The only sound that can be heard is the buzzing of the radiator. Several phone-shaped hunks of …

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