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Sputnik News

Pentagon Agrees to Provide 25,000 Troops for Biden Inauguration

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Defense Department in a press release said that it will provide 25,000 troops in Washington DC to ensure security during next week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.


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Los Angeles Times

California unemployment fraud could top $9 billion, double previous estimate, expert warns

A security specialist warns that the cost of unemployment fraud in California could be much higher than the $4 billion that was previously reported.


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New York Times

Impeachment Briefing: Waiting to Transmit

Scheduling President Trump's trial "at a really precarious time."


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Breitbart

DOJ Official: No 'Direct Evidence' of Plot to Kidnap, Kill Lawmakers in Capitol Riot

Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said Friday that there is no "direct evidence" to suggest rioters planned to capture or assassinate lawmakers during last week's deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol.


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United Press International

President-elect Joe Biden outlines U.S. COVID-19 vaccine plan

President-elect Joe Biden on Friday detailed his plan to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines.


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USA Today

Coronavirus updates: Global death toll tops 2M; CDC warns UK variant could become ...

UK variant could become predominant strain in the US by March, CDC warns. Meanwhile, the world reached 2 million deaths Friday. Latest news.        


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Wall Street Journal

Vaccine Shortfall to Hit Europe, Canada as Pfizer Plant Is Upgraded

The European Union, Canada and some other countries will receive fewer doses next week of the Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech due to an upgrade at Pfizer’s European factory. The U.S. isn’t affected.


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Forbes

Holiday Sales Hit $876 Billion: By The Numbers

For the three month period of October through December, retail sales were up 4.9% over last year hitting almost $1.3 trillion.


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The Guardian

Nancy Pelosi: lawmakers could face prosecution for aiding Capitol attack – video

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said it is possible that members of Congress could face prosecution if found to have ‘aided and abetted’ the violent attack on the Capitol earlier this month that left five people deadNancy Pelosi says ...


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Al Jazeera

Smoking gun: US National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy

The National Rifle Association says it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to incorporate in Texas.


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CNN

Video shows cop leading mob away from Senate chamber where Pence was located

Vice President Mike Pence was closer than initially known to the violent mob at the US Capitol, according to new reporting from the Washington Post. New video from that day shows an alternate angle of rioters chasing Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman as he led them away from the ...


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The Guardian

Dustin Higgs to be 13th and final federal prisoner executed under Trump

Higgs, 48, scheduled to be executed on Friday in IndianaPodcast: Trump, the death penalty and America’s racist historyThe 13th and last federal inmate facing execution before Donald Trump leaves office was scheduled to be executed on Friday in Terre Haute, Indiana. Related: US executes ...


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Fox News

Dutch government resigns over child welfare scandal

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters.


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Salon

"WandaVision" is a bewitching, bizarre marriage between classic TV and Marvel superhero movies

The two-episode launch on Disney+ feels like a worthy bridge between the past and the MCU's future


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USA Today

Bus dangles from overpass in NYC

Authorities are investigating what caused a New York City bus to plunge off a bridge in dramatic fashion. Officials said the 55-year-old driver broke his jaw in the crash and refused a drug and alcohol test at the hospital. (Jan. 15)       


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Forbes

Bumble, The Online Dating App Where Women Make The First Move, Files To ...

One person notably absent from its prospectus: one of its original founders.


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CNN

WhatsApp delays new privacy policy as users flee to rival apps

WhatsApp is delaying updating its privacy policy following mass confusion over what data it shares with its parent company, Facebook.


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Fox News

North Korea likely 'had help from China' in developing new submarine-launched missile: Gordon Chang

North Korea's new submarine-launched ballistic missile was likely realized with help from Beijing, Gordon Chang told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Friday.


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NBC News

Biden announces Science and Technology Policy director, elevates position to Cabinet-level

President-elect Joe Biden will make his final Cabinet announcement on Saturday when he names his top science adviser and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.


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Business Insider

GOP senator from Oklahoma apologizes to his Black constituents for casting doubt on the ...

"I deeply regret my blindness to that perception, and for that I am sorry," Sen. James Lankford said of voter fraud claims in majority Black areas.


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New York Times

Mexico Frees a General, and Wounds Its Alliance With the U.S.

The Biden administration will need to rebuild drug-enforcement cooperation after Mexico exonerated Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, discounting U.S. evidence that he worked for a cartel.


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CNN

Watch rescuers make contact with woman trapped under quake rubble

Dozens of people were killed and hundreds more injured after a powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island.


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CNN

How some states are administering Covid-19 vaccines at twice the speed of others

One month after the first dose was administered in the United States, Covid-19 vaccinations lag far behind early promises from the federal government.


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New York Times

Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

One day after the election, Bobi Wine, the top rival to the incumbent president, sounded an alert from his home, saying, “We are under siege.”


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Forbes

Xiaomi Takes $11 Billion Sanction Hit, Chinese Financials Pre-Announce Positive Earnings, Week In Review

Asian equity markets saw a bout of profit taking accompanied by higher volumes as South Korea and India underperformed. The US Department of Defense added Xiaomi and eight other companies to the list of companies affiliated with the Chinese military. However, as of yet, the Office of Foreign...


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BBC

Covid in California: The state is struggling to contain the virus

California's poor residents are among those hardest hit by the pandemic.


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The Hill

DOJ: No charges will be filed in case over discarded Pennsylvania ballots

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Friday that it will not be pressing charges against a former temporary elections worker in Pennsylvania who threw out nine military ballots in the Keystone State before November's pres...


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Breitbart

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller Announces Troop Levels Down to 2,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan

Miller announced on Friday that United States troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan have now reached 2,500 in each country.


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The Guardian

Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving loses nearly $1m for Covid protocol violations

Irving’s forfeits salary for games missed during quarantineNets star was fined $50,000 for violating health protocolsKyrie Irving’s absence from the Brooklyn Nets has cost him nearly $1m.The NBA fined the point guard $50,000 on Friday for ...


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Forbes

Marc Lore, Who Engineered Walmart’s Digital Transformation, To Step Down

Marc Lore, the architect of Walmart Inc.’s digital ascent, is leaving at the end of January his role as president and CEO of U. S. e-commerce at the world’s largest retailer.


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Breitbart

Joe Biden Angry at Republicans: 'For God's Sake Wear a Mask'

President-elect Joe Biden scolded Republican members of Congress who did not wear masks during the riots on Capitol Hill last week. "What the hell's the matter with them?" Biden asked. "It's time to grow up."


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Forbes

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G First Look: No SD, Insane Zoom

The biggest takeaway from my last 24 hours with Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is that it feels like the ‘ultra’ phone Samsung should’ve released in 2020. Find out more about Samsung's latest flagship in this early first look.


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The Hill

Poll finds majority back charging Trump for inciting Capitol riot

A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 54 percent of Americans believe President Trump should be charged with inciting a riot for the mob that stormed the Capitol last week. A majority of pe...


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United Press International

Global COVID-19 deaths top 2M; Biden to expand on U.S. vaccine plan

Global deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 2 million Friday as the United States continues to face a surge in new cases and deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.


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Business Insider

Germany is worried about Russia's plans to pull out of an arms-control treaty that Trump ...

The Open Skies arms-control treaty regulates mutual air surveillance between NATO countries and Russia.


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Al Jazeera

US sanctions Cuban ministry for alleged human rights abuses

During his presidency, Donald Trump took a tough stance on Cuba, tightening restrictions on US travel and remittances.


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Breitbart

Joe Biden's $15 Minimum Wage Could Kill More than 1.3 Million Jobs

President-elect Joe Biden's proposal to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour could put more than 1.3 million Americans out of work.


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Fox News

American Airlines launches first health passport for international travelers flying to US

American Airlines says it's the first to roll out a digital health passport for international U.S. travelers.


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United Press International

President-elect Joe Biden gets pending @POTUS Twitter account, but not existing ...

President-elect Joe Biden has started a new transitional Twitter account to build followers going into his new administration, but he will have to build the official Twitter base from scratch.


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CNN

Already shunned from polite society, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner face new cold ...

When Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner shared their decision to pick up and move their family to Washington from New York four years ago, multiple sources who know the couple said the idea was the White House years would allow easy entree to their ambitious next steps: Kushner would become a powerful player in ...


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Wall Street Journal

Industrial Production in U.S. Rose a Solid 1.6% in December

U.S. industrial production increased solidly in December, providing a source of strength for the U.S. economy as consumer spending and employment gains slow.


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NBC News

Palm Beach County, Girl Scouts are latest organizations seeking to end leases with ...

Trump International Golf Club is the president’s go-to golf course whenever he stays at Mar-a-Lago.


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Sputnik News

Merkel Says Germany's Ruling CDU Party Continues Policies of Adenauer, Kohl

BERLIN (Sputnik) - The ruling Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) has been following the policy of protecting the interests of all German citizens, as practiced by the first post-WWII German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer as well as Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who oversaw ...


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Business Insider

US stocks slide as disappointing bank earnings prompt end-of-week sell-off

Weaker-than-expected quarterly reports from Citigroup and Wells Fargo led financials to drag on the S&P 500.


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NBC News

Texas realtor who took private jet is charged in Capitol riot

Jennifer Ryan faces charges of disorderly conduct and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry.


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CNN

It's chaos as older people struggle to get a Covid-19 vaccine. Here is what you can do

Nancy Wilkinson knows her way around the internet. Retired from a career in IT support, the 66-year-old was unphased by the hurdles her Decatur, Georgia, neighbors and friends faced as they struggled to schedule appointments for the Covid-19 vaccine.


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NBC News

America's vaccine rollout is riddled with data woes

One month into the vaccine rollout, some states have yet to publish data on who’s gotten shots.


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Business Insider

The best deals and sales happening on Amazon right now⁠⁠ - including a Breville Joule sous vide, iPad Air, Nintendo Switch ...

We've gathered all the best discounts currently available on Amazon, including deals on Nintendo Switch games, Braun electric razor, and Apple Watch.


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Voice of America

Erdogan Hopes for Positive Steps on F-35 Jet Program in Biden Term

The United States removed fellow NATO member Turkey from the F-35 program over Turkey's acquisition of S-400 missile defense systems from Moscow


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The Verge

WarnerMedia extends its 20 percent discount on HBO Max subscriptions

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A discount on HBO Max that was supposed to end today, January 15th, has been extended until March 1st, 2021. The fine print of the offer hasn’t changed: you can get six months of HBO Max for 20 percent off the normal total cost, which is usually $90 before tax. You’ll pay $70 with this deal (it’s like paying just under $12 per month instead of $15), ...


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The Verge

Apple reportedly planning big iMac redesign and half-sized Mac Pro

Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge In addition to revamped MacBook Pros that ditch the Touch Bar and resurrect MagSafe, Apple is also said to be planning to announce its long-awaited iMac redesign this year — and a pair of Mac Pro refreshes are on the roadmap, too. This is all according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who says the iMac ...


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Fox News

Olympic champion says she was assaulted by sports official

Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou of Greece has accused an unnamed sporting official of sexually assaulting her in 1998 during preparations for the Sydney Games.


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Fox News

Media members jump to mock GOP Sen. Tuberville based on misquote about Biden inauguration

Media members shared a wrongly transcribed quote Friday from Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., that made it seem like he wanted to delay the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden.


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CNBC

GM may expand Corvette lineup to include a crossover SUV

GM is weighing whether to expand its Corvette lineup – currently a two-seat sports car – to add its first-ever crossover SUV.


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Business Insider

Exxon slides 6% after SEC launches investigation into the oil giant's asset valuations

An Exxon employee alleges that the company overvalued a key oil and gas property in Texas' Permian Basin, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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CNN

Man who accidentally threw out a bitcoin fortune offers $70 million to search a landfill

A British man who accidentally threw a hard drive loaded with bitcoin into the trash has offered the local authority where he lives more than $70 million if it allows him to excavate a landfill site.


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NBC News

A pigeon pardon for bird named after Biden: Australia spares Joe after U.S. roots deemed fake

"The department has concluded that Joe the Pigeon is highly likely to be Australian and does not present a biosecurity risk."


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Business Insider

The best deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories right now - including $18 off 'Super Mario Maker ...

Nintendo's Switch is the fastest-selling console on the planet, and we're keeping track of the best deals on Switch bundles, games, and accessories.


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Voice of America

StartUP Africa, Health-Tech, S1, Ep5

StartUP Africa, Health-Tech, S1, Ep5


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Fox News

Uber hides ad featuring left-wing activist charged in Capitol riot

An Uber ad featuring the left-wing activist John Sullivan, who was arrested on federal charges Thursday in connection with last weeks’ Capitol riot, has been hidden on the ridesharing company’s YouTube channel.


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BBC

Trump's Christian supporters and the march on the Capitol

Christian supporters of President Trump were among the thousands who descended on Washington.


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Fox News

Capitol Police 'looking at' reports of members giving tours in days ...

Some Democratic members are calling for an investigation into allegations that certain Republican lawmakers hosted outings at the complex for people in town for Jan. 6 protests presidential election outcome.


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ABC News

Pence speaks at memorial service for Yeager in West Virginia

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a West Virginia memorial service as a hero, legend and friend who would go out of his way to help others


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Forbes

A Proven Formula For Successfully Reaching Your 2021 Goals

Process goals, together with performance goals, lead to outcome goals.


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Fox News

Charges dismissed against Philadelphia police inspector accused of ...

Charges against a Philadelphia police officer captured on video striking a student protester last summer were dismissed by a judge Friday.


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The Guardian

One in three Los Angeles residents has been infected with Covid, scientists say

County has seen 898% increase in cases since surge began in November, with 1,125% increase in deaths, official saysLos Angeles county scientists estimate that one in three residents in the county have been infected with Covid-19 at some point since ...


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Voice of America

Abbas Decrees First Palestinian Elections in 15 Years

Elections would pose a major risk for Abbas' Fatah party and for the Islamic militant group Hamas, which won a landslide victory in 2006


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Wall Street Journal

Mobile Game Company Playtika's Shares Rise 17% in Debut

Shares of mobile-game company Playtika Holding rose 17% in their market debut, fueled by growth in smartphone games and soaring demand for new share offerings.


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Business Insider

Misinformation vs. disinformation: What to know about each form of false information, and how ...

Both misinformation and disinformation involve the sharing of false or inaccurate information, with varying intents and purposes.


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Al Jazeera

Brazil airlifts emergency oxygen to Manaus amid COVID surge

Doctors use own vehicles to transport patients as residents seek oxygen tanks on the black market, local media reports.


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NBC News

Florida restaurant manager uses covert signals to rescue abused child, police say

An Orlando waitress noticed parents withholding food from a boy and asked if he needed help. Both parents were later charged with multiple child abuse counts.


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Salon

Tucker Carlson faces backlash after mocking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ...

"Fox's Tucker Carlson has moved on to mocking lawmakers for fears of a mob howling for blood on their corridors"


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New York Times

Josh Hawley is Being Targeted by a Super PAC Named "JOSH"

The group, JOSH — or “Just Oust Seditious Hacks” — was started by former staff members of the Democratic senator Mr. Hawley ousted.


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Business Insider

Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will vote next month on forming the first ...

Amazon has long been staunchly opposed to its workers unionizing, but employees in Alabama will vote on unionizing in a mail-in election next month.


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Huffington Post

Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military And Cops

Many who stormed the Capitol appeared to employ tactics, body armor, and technology similar to the police they battled.


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United Press International

Former Masters winner Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil

Federal police arrested two-time major championship winner Angel Cabrera on Friday in Brazil after he was wanted for alleged crimes he commited in Argentina.


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Voice of America

The Infodemic: Vaccines Didn't Spark COVID-19 Outbreak in Nursing Home

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.


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New York Times

Covid Death Toll Over 2 Million Worldwide

A year into the pandemic, the carnage is spreading faster than ever.


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Business Insider

How to make a background transparent in Photoshop in 2 ways

There are two ways to make a background transparent in Photoshop: using the "Remove Background" quick action or manually by using selection tools.


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The Hill

Charles Barkley: Athletes pay more in taxes, 'deserve some preferential ...

Basketball analyst and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said Thursday that professional athletes should receive preferential treatment when it comes to administering COVID-19 vaccines.On an episode of "Inside the...


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Business Insider

More drive-thru lanes, contactless payments, and deliveries - here are 14 ways the coronavirus could impact fast-food restaurants even after the ...

Chains like McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Chick-fil-A have announced changes to how they'll run their restaurants during and after the pandemic.


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NBC News

China's President Xi asks former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to help ...

Schultz said in 2019 that he was considering running for president as an independent, but later dropped the idea.


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CNBC

Capitol rioters came within a minute of reaching Pence, report says

The mob that invaded the Capitol nearly reached the Senate floor only about a minute after Pence left the chamber, The Washington Post reported.


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Forbes

Top 5 Picks Of Cult Beauty Brand YOPE’s Bestselling Products

Despite being a relatively young player in the beauty and lifestyle industry, YOPE has developed a cult following through offering a quality product at an affordable price range. The brand has remained constant in its focus on sustainability and planet conservation. Here are my top 5 YOPE picks.


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BuzzFeed

Bindi Irwin's Latest Pregnancy Photo Is A Tribute To Her Late ...

Why am I cryin' in the club?View Entire Post ›


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Fox News

Biden announces Anita Dunn as senior adviser, TJ Ducklo as deputy press ...

Former Obama White House communications director and senior adviser for President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign Anita Dunn is joining the White House as a senior advisor to the president.


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United Press International

Kentucky Derby picture heats up with weekend races in Louisiana, Florida

Three-year-olds eyeing the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks get a chance to make an impression this weekend at Fair Grounds in New Orleans and Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.


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CNN

Disneyland cancels its annual pass program

Repeat visits to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure haven't been possible since the theme parks closed at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. And now, the parks' annual pass program is officially coming to an end.


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Reason

42 People Now Face Federal Charges for the Capitol Riot

Plus: Happy birthday to Wikipedia, Airbnb's pandemic rebound, and more...


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Sputnik News

Biden to Name David Cohen as CIA Deputy Director

Cohen, who already served as the US intelligence agency's deputy director under Barack Obama, is one of dozens of former Obama administration officials being brought back in by the Biden team after being ousted by Donald Trump in 2017.


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