Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for this breakthrough, which was instrumental in the rapid development of Covid-19 vaccines.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has chosen Laphonza Butler to fill Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat. Which political fundraising and advocacy organization does Butler lead?

Laphonza Butler, 44, is the President of Emily's List, an organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office. Butler is expected to be sworn in tomorrow, and will serve until California voters elect a successor in November 2024.

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As the civil fraud trial against former President Donald Trump begins in New York, what are the accusations leveled against him by the state attorney general?

The state attorney general accuses Trump of inflating the value of his assets, such as Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago, to secure favorable bank loans and lower insurance premiums. Trump's defense argues that his financials were legal and there was no intent to defraud or harm.

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In another trial that begins today, which founder of a popular cryptocurrency exchange is federally charged with fraud and money laundering?

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, is facing federal charges of fraud and money laundering. The trial is expected to reveal the risky and fraudulent practices that have fueled the growth of the cryptocurrency industry. Bankman-Fried allegedly used fraudulent means to siphon billions from customers for personal gain, contributing to the downfall of his exchange.

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Today, this sport kicks off its 2023 playoffs, with a new format that includes 6 teams from each league.

The MLB playoffs now include six teams each from the National League and American League (up from 5). The No. 3 seed faces the No. 6 seed, while the No. 4 seed faces the No. 5 seed in the Wild Card Series. The top seed in the American League is the Baltimore Orioles; the top seed in the National League is the Atlanta Braves.