Receiving duplicate messages from RSS feeds

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I've been using Outlook 2010 as an RSS reader for years without any problems. However, several weeks ago, without making any change on my end that I'm aware of, I began to receive two of every message I received from several of my RSS feeds--but not all of them.

Do you have any idea what could have caused this, and how to remedy the situation?
Two things I am aware of that will create duplication - using the option that updated feeds are treated as new. This is in outlook's file, options, advanced. If you use exchange/ and two computers, the feed may be downloaded by both.
I'm afraid neither of those possibilities is at work here.

The problem has persisted even though I have the option you mentioned unchecked, and only one computer is involved.

Even though the two shouldn't be connected, I'll ask about a superficially related problem, in hopes that a solution to it will solve the original problem as well.

What could cause, and how can I remedy, the situation were I am also seeing a pair for each reminder that Outlook produces? The screen shot attached should clarify what I'm talking about.
Outlook 2010_all Reminder popups list each activity twice.png
And there aren't two copies of this event, in one or more calendars in the profile? That is the usual cause of this - i don't think I've ever seen duplicate reminders due to reminder corruption, but you can safely rebuild the reminder folder by closing outlook and restarting with the /cleanreminders switch.

Close Outlook. Press Windows key + R to open the Run command and type or paste

outlook.exe /cleanreminders

then press enter.

From Delete reminders that keep returning
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