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The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

Often dismissed by political pundits as disaffected and disorganized, low-income voters played a key role in Donald Trump's defeat in the presidential election, according to a new study.
High turnout among low-income voters in the 2020 election -- especially in battleground states -- helped deliver victories for Joe Biden and Democrats in the Senate and House, concluded the study ...

Actor Alec Baldwin discharged a "prop firearm" Thursday on a movie set south of Santa Fe, killing the director of photography for the film he was working on and wounding its director, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said. ... The director of photography for the feature film Rust, Halyna Hutchins, 42, died at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, and director Joel Souza, 48, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he was receiving emergency care, the sheriff's office said.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first African American to serve in the post, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19, his family announced in a statement. The family said the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had been fully vaccinated and was receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Medical Center. read more

Dozens of researchers tell Nature they have received death threats, or threats of physical or sexual violence. read more

Hedge-fund mogul John Paulson, who was behind the "the greatest trade ever" -- in 2007, he personally made $4 billion on his short of subprime mortgages -- thinks cryptocurrencies are a bubble that will prove to be "worthless." Michael Burry, the quirky hedge-fund manager made famous in The Big Short movie (played by Christian Bale), complains that no one is paying attention to crypto's leverage. For months, he has been suggesting that bitcoin is on the precipice of collapse.

A Reddit channel called r/HermanCainAward is filled with stories of people who mocked Covid-19 vaccines before eventually dying from the disease. read more

It's not always clear what the public wants. But a new poll shows strong support for taxing the rich to pay for Democrats' Build Back Better Act. read more

The wealthiest 10% of Americans own a record 89% of all U.S. stocks -- The wealthiest 10% of Americans now own 89% of all U.S. stocks, a record high that highlights the stock market's role in increasing wealth inequality.

Y: The Last Man's long path to the screen wound up being longer than its life on-screen. Showrunner Eliza Clark and star Amber Tamblyn took to Twitter on Sunday to announce that the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's beloved comics will not return for a second season on FX on Hulu.

Former President Donald Trump's support among Republican voters continues to grow; a new poll has found that 78% of Republicans say they want to see Trump run in the 2024 presidential election. read more


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