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Aaron Rodgers’ possible return, a new Trump interview: 5 things to know this weekend

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Aaron Rodgers’ possible return, a new Trump interview: 5 things to know this weekend

Packers coach hopeful of Aaron Rodgers’ return Sunday

The Green Bay Packers remain optimistic they will have franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers back on the field Sunday when they host the Seattle Seahawks. But they will not know for sure about the status of Rodgers’ return from the COVID-19 reserve list until Saturday, which marks the end of the required 10-day quarantine window for unvaccinated players. Packers coach Matt LaFleur said he is confident in the 14-year veteran’s readiness despite a lack of practice time.

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Why NFL punishment for Aaron Rodgers’ COVID-19 violation was so soft

Sports Seriously: Many were stunned to see Aaron Rodgers receive a light fine breaking COVID-19 protocols, but Mike Jones and Jarrett Bell explain how the NFL and players union agreed on the number over a year ago.

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Trump talks ‘Death to Mike Pence’ chants in interview

An interview of Donald Trump by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl airing Sunday features the former president talking about the “Hang Mike Pence” chants that accompanied the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. In an excerpt of the interview shared Friday, when asked about the chants, Trump defended the rioters — and repeated his false claims about voting in the 2020 election. He claimed that the crowd was “very upset” and “it is common sense, you’re supposed protect — how can I, if you know that a vote has been fraudulent, right? How can you pass on fraudulent vote to Congress?” The interview will air on ABC News Sunday.

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Graphic new video shows rioters looking for Pence

Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial have unveiled never-before-seen video video showing the mob of rioters breaking into the Capitol and searching menacingly for former Vice President Mike Pence while they chanted, “Hang Mike Pence!” (Feb. 10)

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Snow for Northeastern US, Appalachians?

Following a soggy Friday in much of the East, the first snowflakes of the season could fly in portions of the region by the weekend and into early next week as colder air rushes in, the National Weather Service said. AccuWeather forecasters predict that an active storm track and a prolonged blast cold air in East will give many opportunities to see their first snow of season in the Appalachians, mid Atlantic and Northeast. Some snowflakes could reach New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City as early as Sunday or into Monday.

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Storm system dumps snow across West, including Montana, Nevada, Calif.

From Montana to Nevada, snow fell in the western U.S. from Oct. 10-11, creating some very early winter wonderlands.

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Taylor Swift to make ‘SNL’ appearance as musical guest

Swifties are talking about Jake Gyllenhaal once again with Friday’s release of the re-recorded album “Red (Taylor’s Version)” and the short film “All Too Well,” which Taylor Swift wrote and directed herself. Fans will have plenty to talk about with Swift, the pop star who will perform as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The show dropped a promo for Saturday’s episode earlier this week, featuring Swift and host Jonathan Majors (“The Harder They Fall”). Aidy Bryant, Bowen Yang and Swift joked that they would each sing. Swift replied, “I will also do music, if I have the time.”

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‘All Too Well’ has Taylor Swift fans talking Jake Gyllenhaal again

Taylor Swift headlines New Music Friday with the re-recording of her fourth LP, “Red.” It also features a new Ed Sheeran collaboration.

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Adele to perform new songs, speak with Oprah

On Sunday, Grammy-award winning superstar Adele will perform more of her new music as part of the “Adele One Night Only” television special. CBS revealed her setlist from the event, which includes a blend of her previous hits along with the new ones fans can expect when her new album, “30,” is released. Oprah will be interviewed in her rose garden during the two-hour special. The program was filmed the weekend of Oct. 24 at Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory. Adele’s new album will be released in November. 19.

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How Adele’s ‘Easy on Me’ video calls back to ‘Hello’

Adele’s first new music in almost six years is here. “Easy on Me” is the lead single from the LP “30,” and reaction is already coming in.

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Aaron Rodgers’ possible return, a new Trump interview: 5 things to know this weekend