Dr. Ruth was trained as a sniper by the Israeli military.
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Even amidst the seemingly never-ending parade of '80s paraphernalia, some properties have been forgotten—like the transformative charms of the Popples.
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Time, money, and effort are being wasted and the world will be a worse place for it. Here are some ways scientists have been hit by the shutdown.
Memorable protagonists who shall remain nameless.