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One popular Wikipedia article highlighted and summarized each day.

    Ellen Barkin

    Ellen Barkin

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 207,878 views on Friday, 20 May 2022 our article of the day is Ellen Barkin.

    Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress and a producer. Her breakthrough role was in the 1982 film Diner, and in the following years, she had starring roles in films such as Tender Mercies (1983), Eddie and the Cruisers (1983), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), The Big Easy (1986), Johnny Handsome, and Sea of Love (both 1989).

    In 1991, for her leading role in the film Switch, Barkin received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Her subsequent film credits include: Man Trouble, Into the West (both 1992), This Boy's Life (1993), Bad Company, Wild Bill (both 1995), The Fan (1996), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000), Palindromes (2004), Trust the Man (2005), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Brooklyn's Finest (2009), and The Cobbler (2014).

    In 1998, Barkin received a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the television film Before Women Had Wings. In 2011, she received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway theatre debut in The Normal Heart. From 2016 until 2019, she played the leading role of Janine "Smurf" Cody on the TNT drama series Animal Kingdom. From 2012 until 2013, she played the leading role of Jane Forrest on the NBC sitcom The New Normal.

    Her producing credits include the films Letters to Juliet, Shit Year (both 2010), and Another Happy Day (2011).

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:19 UTC on Saturday, 21 May 2022.

    For the full current version of the article, see Ellen Barkin on Wikipedia.

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    This has been Kimberly Standard. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

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    Monkeypox

    Monkeypox

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    With 212,057 views on Thursday, 19 May 2022 our article of the day is Monkeypox.

    Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV) that can occur in certain animals, including humans. Symptoms begin with fever, headache, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes, and feeling tired. This is followed by a rash that forms blisters and crusts over. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is around 10 days. The duration of symptoms is typically two to four weeks. Monkeypox may be spread from handling bushmeat, an animal bite or scratch, body fluids, contaminated objects, or close contact with an infected person. The virus is believed to normally circulate among certain rodents in Africa. Diagnosis can be confirmed by testing a lesion for the virus's DNA. The disease can appear similar to chickenpox. The smallpox vaccine can prevent infection with 85% effectiveness. In 2019, a monkeypox vaccine, Jynneos, was approved for adults in the United States. The current standard for treatment is Tecovirimat, an antiviral that is specifically intended to treat infections with orthopoxviruses such as smallpox and monkeypox. It is approved for the treatment of monkeypox in the European Union and the United States of America. Cidofovir or brincidofovir may also be useful. In Africa, reports of the risk of death, if untreated, are as high as 10% to 11% in The Central African clade of moneypox. The disease mostly occurs in Central and West Africa. It was first identified in 1958 among laboratory monkeys in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first cases in humans were found in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An outbreak that occurred in the United States in 2003 was traced to a pet store where rodents imported from Ghana were sold. The first cases of widespread community transmission of monkeypox outside of Africa occurred in an outbreak in the United Kingdom in May 2022, which is currently ongoing.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:25 UTC on Friday, 20 May 2022.

    For the full current version of the article, see Monkeypox on Wikipedia.

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    This has been Olivia Neural. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

    • 2 min
    Madison Cawthorn

    Madison Cawthorn

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    With 254,375 views on Wednesday, 18 May 2022 our article of the day is Madison Cawthorn.

    David Madison Cawthorn (born August 1, 1995) is an American politician who has served as the U. S. representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district since 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he is the first member of Congress born in the 1990s and the third-youngest in U. S. history. He describes himself as a Christian and a constitutional conservative. After working as a staffer for Republican Representative Mark Meadows, Cawthorn was elected to succeed the departing Meadows in 2020. His tenure was marked by various controversies, including allegations of insider trading, improper payments, and a leaked sexual video. Cawthorn lost his re-election bid when he was defeated in the 2022 Republican primary by Chuck Edwards.





    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:05 UTC on Thursday, 19 May 2022.

    For the full current version of the article, see Madison Cawthorn on Wikipedia.

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    This has been Emma Neural. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

    • 1 min
    Cleopatra

    Cleopatra

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    With 134,756 views on Tuesday, 17 May 2022 our article of the day is Cleopatra.

    Cleopatra VII Philopator (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; 69 BC – 10 August 30 BC) was Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt from 51 to 30 BC, and its last active ruler. A member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great. After the death of Cleopatra, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, marking the end of the second to last Hellenistic state and the age that had lasted since the reign of Alexander (336–323 BC). Her native language was Koine Greek, and she was the only Ptolemaic ruler to learn the Egyptian language. In 58 BC, Cleopatra presumably accompanied her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes, during his exile to Rome after a revolt in Egypt (a Roman client state) allowed his rival daughter Berenice IV to claim his throne. Berenice was killed in 55 BC when Ptolemy returned to Egypt with Roman military assistance. When he died in 51 BC, the joint reign of Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XIII began, but a falling-out between them led to open civil war. After losing the 48 BC Battle of Pharsalus in Greece against his rival Julius Caesar (a Roman dictator and consul) in Caesar's Civil War, the Roman statesman Pompey fled to Egypt. Pompey had been a political ally of Ptolemy XII, but Ptolemy XIII, at the urging of his court eunuchs, had Pompey ambushed and killed before Caesar arrived and occupied Alexandria. Caesar then attempted to reconcile the rival Ptolemaic siblings, but Ptolemy's chief adviser, Potheinos, viewed Caesar's terms as favoring Cleopatra, so his forces besieged her and Caesar at the palace. Shortly after the siege was lifted by reinforcements, Ptolemy XIII died in the 47 BC Battle of the Nile; Cleopatra's half-sister Arsinoe IV was eventually exiled to Ephesus for her role in carrying out the siege. Caesar declared Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XIV joint rulers but maintained a private affair with Cleopatra that produced a son, Caesarion. Cleopatra traveled to Rome as a client queen in 46 and 44 BC, where she stayed at Caesar's villa. After the assassinations of Caesar and (on her orders) Ptolemy XIV in 44 BC, she named Caesarion co-ruler as Ptolemy XV.

    In the Liberators' civil war of 43–42 BC, Cleopatra sided with the Roman Second Triumvirate formed by Caesar's grandnephew and heir Octavian, Mark Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. After their meeting at Tarsos in 41 BC, the queen had an affair with Antony. He carried out the execution of Arsinoe at her request, and became increasingly reliant on Cleopatra for both funding and military aid during his invasions of the Parthian Empire and the Kingdom of Armenia. The Donations of Alexandria declared their children Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene II, and Ptolemy Philadelphus rulers over various erstwhile territories under Antony's triumviral authority. This event, their marriage, and Antony's divorce of Octavian's sister Octavia Minor led to the final war of the Roman Republic. Octavian engaged in a war of propaganda, forced Antony's allies in the Roman Senate to flee Rome in 32 BC, and declared war on Cleopatra. After defeating Antony and Cleopatra's naval fleet at the 31 BC Battle of Actium, Octavian's forces invaded Egypt in 30 BC and defeated Antony, leading to Antony's suicide. When Cleopatra learned that Octavian planned to bring her to his Roman triumphal procession, she killed herself by poisoning, contrary to the popular belief that she was bitten by an asp.

    Cleopatra's legacy survives in ancient and modern works of art. Roman historiography and Latin poetry produced a generally critical view of the queen that pervaded later Medieval and Renaissance literature. In the visual arts, her ancient depictions include Roman busts, paintings, and

    • 5 min
    2022 Buffalo shooting

    2022 Buffalo shooting

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    With 278,620 views on Monday, 16 May 2022 our article of the day is 2022 Buffalo shooting.

    On May 14, 2022, a mass shooting occurred in Buffalo, New York, at a Tops Friendly Markets store, a supermarket in the Kingsley neighborhood on the eastern side of the city. Ten people were killed, and three others were injured; 11 of the victims were black. The shooter livestreamed the attack on Twitch. The accused, identified as 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder.

    Gendron is reported to have written a manifesto, describing himself as a white supremacist and voicing support for the "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory. The attack has been described as an act of domestic terrorism, and the incident is being investigated as racially motivated.





    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:16 UTC on Tuesday, 17 May 2022.

    For the full current version of the article, see 2022 Buffalo shooting on Wikipedia.

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    This has been Russell Standard. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

    • 1 min
    Andrew Symonds

    Andrew Symonds

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 575,558 views on Sunday, 15 May 2022 our article of the day is Andrew Symonds.

    Andrew Symonds (9 June 1975 – 14 May 2022) was an Australian international cricketer, who played all three formats as a batting all-rounder. He was an important member of two World Cup winning squads. Symonds played as a right-handed, middle order batsman and alternated between medium pace and off-spin bowling. He was also notable for his exceptional fielding skills.

    After mid-2008, Symonds spent significant time out of the team, due to disciplinary reasons, including alcohol. In June 2009, he was sent home from the 2009 World Twenty20, his third suspension, expulsion or exclusion from selection in the space of a year. His central contract was then withdrawn, and many cricket analysts speculated that the Australian administrators would no longer tolerate him, and that Symonds might announce his retirement. Symonds eventually retired from all forms of cricket in February 2012, to concentrate on his family life. Symonds died in a single-vehicle car crash in Townsville, Queensland, on 14 May 2022.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:38 UTC on Monday, 16 May 2022.

    For the full current version of the article, see Andrew Symonds on Wikipedia.

    This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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    This has been Joey Standard. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

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