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Calling all vaccinators: Closing the next gap in Covid supply and demand
- Beating back Covid right now comes down to balancing supply and demand. With hopes pinned to vaccines, demand has far outstripped the supply of doses. But, as an increasing number of vaccine vials are shipped in coming weeks, the concern about shortages may well shift to human capital: the vaccinators themselves. "We need to mobilize more medical units to get more shots in people's arms," Jeff Zients, coordinator ...

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BUSINESS   TECHNOLOGY  
Facebook says it will lift Australian news ban soon
- Social media site struck a deal with the government that would make digital giants pay for journalism Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism. Ticker Security Last Change Change % FB FACEBOOK INC. 265.86 +5.53 +2.12% The social media ...

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SCIENCE  
This gorgeous 360-degree video from NASA’s Mars lander will take your breath away
- NASA successfully landed its Perseverance rover on Mars last week, and the rover is already sending back some truly stunning images and video from its brief time on the planet. In a new 360-degree video published to YouTube, we get to see the entire landing site, and you can pan and zoom to your heart’s content. The rover mission will last for years, and now that NASA has given the robot a clean bill of health ...

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US  
The Paycheck Protection Program is now more accessible — but it’s still flawed
- The latest changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, briefly explained. The Paycheck Protection Program — a forgivable loan effort designed to help small businesses cover costs during the Covid-19 pandemic — is now more accessible than ever, though it still doesn’t meet the needs of many firms. The White House announced a new set of changes on Monday that aim to prioritize the smallest businesses and to ...

Source: vox.com
US   POLITICS  
Romney, Cotton pushing $10 minimum wage with E-Verify requirement
- Republican plan would raise minimum wage to $10 but only if businesses are required to ensure worker legality WASHINGTON – Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton are proposing to raise the federal minimum wage to $10, but only if businesses are required to use the internet-based E-Verify system designed to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers. Although the measure which was unveiled Tuesday ...

Source: usatoday.com
US   POLITICS  
Ex-officials blame intelligence failure, red tape for botched response to Capitol attack
- Washington — Top security officials who were responsible for protecting the Capitol during the January 6 attack on the complex faced lawmakers for the first time on Tuesday, revealing new details about the intelligence leading up to the assault and the frenzy to respond as the chaos unfolded. Four officials, three of whom resigned in the days following the assault, appeared before the Senate Rules Committee and ...

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US   POLITICS  
Trump Attacks Supreme Court for Allowing Probe Into His Tax Returns
- O n Monday, the Supreme Court allowed a New York prosecutor to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns, marking a fatal blow for his legal effort to block an accelerating criminal investigation into his business dealings. In turn, the former president lashed out at and attacked the justices, including the three nominated to the bench by him, who rebuffed his attempt to block the probe without comment. “This ...

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Denver plane engine fire consistent with metal fatigue, investigators say
- Since the incident, some operators have temporarily grounded some Boeing planes. Metal fatigue may have caused an engine explosion during a United Airlines flight over Denver on Saturday, investigators say. and debris rained down on a residential area below. -777 aircraft, which was bound for Honolulu, but nobody was hurt and the plane landed safely. United Airlines, Egyptair and operators in Japan and South Korea, ...

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POLITICS  
Judge says wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ to stay in jail
- Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, appeared by video conference for an initial court appearance before a federal magistrate judge in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON —A federal judge has ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to remain temporarily jailed after she was arrested and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plotting his ...

Source: chicago.suntimes.com
US   POLITICS  
A Defense of Neera Tanden’s Tweets (but Not of Neera Tanden)
- I am not a fan of Neera Tanden—the head of the Center for American Progress (CAP), and President Joe Biden’s nominee for direction of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)—and to the best of my knowledge, the feeling is mutual. This doesn’t make me special. Ask any number of leftist writers who spend a lot of time on Twitter about Tanden, and they’ll tell you the same stories: how she announced plans ...

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US   POLITICS  
Why Clarence Thomas' Trump-like dissent in election case matters
- Thomas used a dissent to effectively play the role of partisan pundit, taking aim at voting by mail. One congressman called his reasoning "absurd." After his election defeat, Donald Trump and his unfortunate legal team filed all kinds of lawsuits, and in the process, racked up an embarrassing record of defeats. The litigation had no practical effect; the Republican still lost; and President Joe Biden was ...

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Fried Calls Limbaugh a Bigot, Says She’s ‘Not There Yet’ in Running Against DeSantis
- CNN Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried assertion Conservative Radio Show host Rush Limbaugh John Berman Commissioner Fried restated that “the American flag should not be used and cannot be used as a political profit by Governor DeSantis,” adding that Gov. DeSantis “bending over backwards to honor a radio host who spent his entire career talking hate speech and talking bigotry and division and conspiracy ...

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Shailene Woodley confirms that she and Aaron Rodgers are engaged
- (CNN) Shailene Woodley has confirmed that she and football star Aaron Rodgers are indeed engaged. The actress addressed the news during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night. "Yes, we are engaged," Woodley said. "We are engaged. But for us, it's not new news, you know, so it's kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it and we're like, 'Yeah, we've been engaged for a while.'" . ...

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US  
Baker administration calls for Mass. elementary students to be in school five days a week in April, with older students to follow
- Governor Charlie Baker and state education officials on Tuesday called for elementary school students to return to in-person learning five days a week in April, with older students to follow, a move that will likely ignite passions across the state. About 80 percent of Massachusetts school districts are offering students some form of in-person learning currently, either hybrid or fully in person, Baker said during ...

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US  
Dominion Voting Systems sues MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for $1.3 billion
- Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit Monday against the founder and CEO of Minnesota-based MyPillow, saying that Mike Lindell falsely accused the compan y of rigging the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit , filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, alleges that Lindell ignored repeated warnings from Dominion, a voting technology company that has filed similar lawsuits ...

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Guess Which Animal Is in Australia's Oldest Rock Painting, Dating Back 17,000 Years
- In Western Australia's northeast Kimberley region, on Balanggarra Country, a two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo spans the sloping ceiling of a rock shelter above the Drysdale River. In a paper published today in Nature Human Behaviour , we date the artwork as being between 17,500 and 17,100 years old - making it Australia's oldest known in-situ rock painting. We used a pioneering radiocarbon dating technique on ...

Source: sciencealert.com
US   POLITICS  
Georgia Republican Perdue won't run for US Senate in 2022
- ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue said Tuesday that he will not run in 2022 to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Senate, eight days after the defeated Republican filed campaign paperwork that could have opened the way for him to run against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. “I am confident that whoever wins the Republican primary next year will defeat the Democrat candidate in the general election for ...

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US  
Matt James addresses 'Bachelor' racism controversy
- (CNN) Matt James , the star of ABC's "The Bachelor," is breaking his silence on the controversy that has enveloped this season of the series. James, who is the show's first Black lead bachelor, addressed Chris Harrison's announcement that he would step aside as the host of the franchise for an undetermined length of time following controversial remarks he made that reignited conversation about the reality ...

Source: cnn.com
WORLD   POLITICS  
Malaysian court halts Myanmar deportation after outcry
- Lumut (Malaysia) (AFP) A Malaysian court ordered a temporary halt to a controversial plan to deport 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland Tuesday weeks after a coup, following a last-ditch legal challenge. The migrants, including members of vulnerable minorities, had already been taken in buses and trucks to a military base on Malaysia's west coast to be loaded onto waiting Myanmar navy ships. The United States ...

Source: france24.com
US   POLITICS  
Biden HHS nominee to highlight experience as GOP gears up for fight
- Xavier Becerra will appear at nomination hearings Tuesday and Wednesday. As the coronavirus pandemic reaches a new 500,000 death milestone , a political battle is brewing over who will take the helm of the Department of Health and Human Services. President Joe Biden's HHS nominee, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, will appear before two Senate committees on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s expected to be a ...

Source: abcnews.go.com
US   POLITICS  
Coronavirus Stimulus Checks: How Delaying Paying Your Taxes Could Help You Get More
- Here's why you might not want to file your taxes right away. Filing taxes early is always good, if you are expecting a refund, so that you can get it sooner rather than later. This year, however, some taxpayers may gain by delaying their tax filing . Specifically, delaying taxes this year could make some taxpayers eligible for more cash in the third round of coronavirus stimulus checks. Income Limit Determines Your ...

Source: entrepreneur.com
Chick-fil-A is still the chicken sandwich king among people ordering delivery
- Chick-fil-A is the most popular delivery choice among chicken sandwich sellers. The chain had a 45% market share in December, with Popeyes in a distant second. The crowded chicken sandwich world continues to grow as more brands introduce menu items. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories . In the ongoing chicken sandwich wars, Chick-fil-A is easily the delivery winner with 45% of the market share. ...

Source: businessinsider.com
US  
Man killed by exploding device for his child's gender-reveal party in New York
- An expectant father was killed when a device he was building for a gender-reveal party exploded, police in New York said Monday. Christopher Pekny, 28, was assembling a device for his child's gender-reveal party in the Catskills town of Liberty when it exploded just before noon Sunday, state police said. Pekny was killed by the blast and his 27-year-old brother, Michael Pekny, was injured, police said. He was ...

Source: cbsnews.com
Cherokee Nation chief to Jeep: Stop using tribe’s name
- Is it time for Jeep to put a new name on its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs? The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation thinks so. “I’m sure this comes from a place that is well-intended, but it does not honor us by having our name plastered on the side of a car,” Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, told Car and Driver for a story this weekend. Hoskin told the Free Press he responded ...

Source: chicagotribune.com
US   POLITICS  
Biden commemorates 500,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID-19
- Hours after the U.S. crossed the threshold of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 , President Biden commemorated the lives lost over the past year on Monday night. No other country has lost more lives to the yearlong pandemic than the U.S. "Today, we mark a truly grim, heartbreaking milestone," he said in a brief speech at the White House. "500,071 dead. That's more Americans who died in one year in this pandemic than in ...

Source: cbsnews.com
Global freshwater fish populations at risk of extinction, study finds
- World’s Forgotten Fishes report lists pollution, overfishing and climate change as dangers Freshwater fish are under threat, with as many as a third of global populations in danger of extinction, according to an assessment. Populations of migratory freshwater fish have plummeted by 76% since 1970, and large fish – those weighing more than 30kg – have been all but wiped out in most rivers. The global ...

Source: theguardian.com
WORLD  
Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda after Italian ambassador killed
- Luca Attanasio died of his wounds after a World Food Programme convoy came under fire near the eastern city of Goma. Rwandan Hutu rebels denied allegations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and instead accused the armies of the DRC and Rwanda of responsibility. An Italian Carabinieri unit, meanwhile, was expected in DRC on Tuesday to investigate. Luca ...

Source: aljazeera.com
POLITICS  
Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Former Saudi Oil Minister, Dies at 90
- As Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister, he was architect of the Arab world’s drive to control its own energy resources in the 1970s. Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister and architect of the Arab world’s drive to control its own energy resources in the 1970s and its subsequent ability to affect oil production, fuel prices and international affairs, died on Monday at a hospital in London. ...

Source: nytimes.com
US  
Remember the Vicious Elizabeth Warren vs. Joe Biden Fight Over Student Debt? It's Back
- A sharp exchange over student debt. Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden participate in a Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire on February 7, 2020. President Joe Biden may not be a particularly ideological politician, but one of the few things he seems to absolutely believe in is debt. In particular, student debt. On the campaign trail he appeared to suggest otherwise, repeatedly ...

Source: newsweek.com
US   MARKETS  
Macy’s closes out a terrible 2020, sees 2021 as ‘a recovery and rebuilding year
- NEW YORK — Macy’s fourth-quarter profit plunged 52% and sales slid nearly 19%. In the context of a year spent under the weight of a pandemic, that was seen as a pretty good ending to 2020 for the besieged department store. Shares rose more than 3% before the opening bell Tuesday with Macy’s predicting sales of up to $20.75 billion this year, far exceeding the roughly $17 billion that Wall Street had been ...

Source: chicagotribune.com
US   MARKETS  
Home prices climb by fastest pace in 7 years
- Prices posted their biggest increase on record for the November to December period U.S. home prices rose in December at their fastest pace in nearly seven years, boosted by record-low mortgage rates and an undersupply of housing as city dwellers continued to flee to the socially distant suburbs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Home prices rose 10.4% year over year in December, according to the national Case-Shiller ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
US  
A 139-year-old house was rolled to a new San Francisco address
- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After 139 years at 807 Franklin St. in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian has a new address. The green home with large windows and a brown front door was loaded onto giant dollies and moved Sunday to a location six blocks away. Onlookers lined the sidewalks to snap photos as the structure rolled — at a top speed of 1 mph — to 635 Fulton St. The house’s journey has been in the planning ...

Source: realestate.boston.com
US   POLITICS  
Trump’s tax returns are ‘one piece of the puzzle.’ Prosecutors are getting more
- When New York prosecutors finally get to examine the federal tax returns of former President Donald Trump, they will discover a veritable how-to guide for getting rich while losing millions of dollars and paying little to no income taxes. Whether they find evidence of crimes, however, will also depend on other information not found in the actual returns. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the ...

Source: bostonglobe.com
Marriott appoints Tony Capuano as new CEO
- Marriott International has named Anthony “Tony” Capuano its new chief executive, the Bethesda-based hotel giant announced Tuesday. The leadership change — which includes the appointment of Stephanie Linnartz as president — comes eight days after the death of former chief executive, Arne Sorenson . Capuano and Linnartz had been overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations since early February, when ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation VR for PS5
- A new VR controller is also in development, but the hardware won't launch this year. (Photo by David Dvořáček on Unsplash) It's been over four years since Sony launched PlayStation VR for the PS4, but today we got the first details of its replacement, targeted specifically at PS5 owners. Writing on the PlayStation.Blog , Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management said, "Today I'm ...

Source: pcmag.com
POLITICS  
Biden to detail 'roadmap' for partnership with Canada in meeting with Trudeau
- President Biden on Tuesday plans to lay out an initiative to govern bilateral relations with Canada moving forward during his first bilateral meeting as president. Biden is set to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau via video due to the coronavirus pandemic. The two will meet virtually for 45 minutes, joined by their closest aides, before expanding the meeting to include Cabinet officials. "We’re trying to ...

Source: thehill.com
POLITICS  
Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel
- One of the world’s better known fans of mystery novels is Hillary Rodham Clinton NEW YORK -- One of the world's better known fans of mystery novels, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now writing one. Clinton is teaming up with her friend, the novelist Louise Penny, on “State of Terror,” which has a plot that might occur to someone of Clinton's background: A “novice” secretary of state, working in the ...

Source: abcnews.go.com
US  
A double-lung transplant recipient got covid-19 from her donor, report finds. She died two months later.
- Three days after a woman received a double-lung transplant at a Michigan hospital last fall, she became seriously ill. She had difficulty breathing and a high fever, and her lung scans showed pneumonia — all symptoms of a severe case of covid-19. When a nasal swab test for the virus came back negative, the woman’s doctor, Daniel Kaul, was not convinced she did not have the coronavirus . So, Kaul dug deeper. He ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US   POLITICS  
Biden to travel to Houston on Friday to survey storm damage
- WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Houston on Friday to meet with officials following the winter storms that killed more than 35 people and left millions without power and water. While in Texas, the president will “discuss the winter storm relief efforts, progress toward recovery and the incredible resilience shown by the people of Houston and Texas,” said White House ...

Source: nbcnews.com
Schools must give students standardized tests this year, Biden administration says
- States will need to administer annual standardized achievement exams to students in 2021, but they can modify or delay the tests, the U.S. Department of Education said Monday. In a letter to state education leaders , acting Assistant Education Secretary Ian Rosenblum wrote that the Biden administration will not consider "blanket waivers of assessments" this year. Under federal law, states must administer annual ...

Source: usatoday.com
POLITICS  
Prince Philip to stay in hospital for several more days
- Duke of Edinburgh, being treated for an infection, is not expected to leave for several days, says palace The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to spend several more days in hospital, where he is being treated for an infection, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII’s hospital in central London a week ago as a “precautionary” measure for “observation and rest” after ...

Source: theguardian.com
Seattle Mariners president resigns after making disparaging comments about players
- Seattle Mariners President and CEO Kevin Mather has resigned, chairman and managing partner John Stanton announced Monday. Mather's resignation comes after a speech he gave earlier this month, in which he made disparaging remarks about two club members' English-speaking abilities, spoke openly about manipulating multiple prospects' service time and called the team's longtime third baseman "overpaid," was posted ...

Source: cbsnews.com
MEDICINE  
Not to be sniffed at: Agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell
- A year into the coronavirus pandemic, doctors are striving to better understand and treat patients who lose their sense of smell NICE, France -- The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit, eh?” he asked as he rummaged around her nasal passages, the discomfort causing tears to well in her eyes and roll down ...

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US   POLITICS  
Meghan McCain complains that she, 'co-host of The View,' can't get COVID-19 vaccine
- Meghan McCain, like many other Americans, doesn't know when she'll be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine. McCain took her complaints to live television and later found her name trending on Twitter again as social media users took her to task for what they characterized as an entitled mindset. On "The View" Monday morning, McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said she was "frustrated" with ...

Source: azcentral.com
US  
Independent report details how police and EMS mishandled Elijah McClain's fatal arrest
- An independent investigation into the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain after an August 2019 arrest by Aurora, Colorado, officers describes how the situation was mishandled and recommends the city reassess its use of force policies and overhaul its internal review process. The investigative panel wasn't tasked with concluding whether the officers committed crimes or violated policies, but rather to investigate ...

Source: cbsnews.com
BUSINESS  
Apple regains first place in global smartphone sales after 5 years
- The Cupertino-based company defeated Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2020. Apple took the reign from Samsung in the worldwide sale of smartphones . In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Cupertino, California-based company regained first place in this marker after five years of being below the South Korean company and others in the market. According to research and consulting firm Gartner , the launch of the iPhone ...

Source: entrepreneur.com
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Google adds dark mode to Google Maps, scheduling to Messages and more
- In total, six apps are being updated by Google, each gaining useful features. Google Google on Tuesday announced it's updating several of Android's core apps, adding new features and capabilities. The full list of apps and services that are being updated include Password Checkup , Google Maps, Messages, TalkBack, Android Auto, and Google Assistant. Google said the updates are rolling out, which means you could see ...

Source: zdnet.com
US   POLITICS  
California stimulus package includes checks for illegal immigrants
- In total, 5.7 million payments will be made out to low-income Californians California lawmakers on Monday approved $600 stimulus checks for state residents, including immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to reports. Gov. Gavin Newsom's office passed the provision for stimulus checks on Monday as part of the state's new $7.6 billion COVID-19 relief package and said he would sign it into law on ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
US   MARKETS  
Fed chief Jerome Powell says U.S. economic recovery is "far from complete
- Washington — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers on Tuesday that the coronavirus -battered economy remains hobbled, suggesting that the central bank will keep interest rates low. "The economic recovery remains uneven and far from complete, and the path ahead is highly uncertain," Powell said in written testimony to the Senate Banking Committee. Powell's comments are in contrast to the increasing ...

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US  
"Painted by a madman": Mysterious message on "The Scream" was written by Edvard Munch himself, experts reveal
- Barely visible in the top left-hand corner of one of the world's most famous paintings are the words, "Could only have been painted by a madman!" For years, curators and art historians have wondered who wrote it. After decades of debate, experts confirmed this week that the artist himself, Edvard Munch, is responsible for the inscription on his most famous work, "The Scream." According to The National Museum of ...

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US  
Relative of British queen jailed for sex assault at castle
- A relative of Queen Elizabeth II has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman at his ancestral castle in Scotland LONDON -- A relative of Queen Elizabeth II was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman at his ancestral castle in Scotland . Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore, had admitted assaulting the woman in a bedroom at Glamis Castle in February ...

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US   POLITICS  
CFPB Sues Libre by Nexus, Claiming Company Offers Predatory Bonds to Vulnerable Immigrants
- In many cases, it’d be cheaper for immigrants to pay a nonrefundable bond to ICE than to bother with Libre’s bond services. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a lawsuit against Libre by Nexus, claiming the company forces immigrants to buy expensive bonds. CNBC notes that the lawsuit was filed by the CFPB on Monday. The agency is joined in its suit by the attorneys general of ...

Source: legalreader.com
Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force
- Protesters have gathered in Myanmar's biggest city despite the ruling junta's threat to use lethal force if people join a general strike opposing the military's takeover YANGON, Myanmar -- Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military's takeover three weeks ago. More than 1,000 ...

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US   POLITICS  
New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Legalization, Sales Expected This Summer
- On Monday, New Jersey’s Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that legalizes adult-use marijuana possession and licenses retail marijuana sales. “The enactment of these laws is long overdue,” said NORML State Policies Manager Carly Wolf — who emphasized that state and local police have made over 6,000 arrests for marijuana-related violations in the months since New Jersey voters overwhelmingly ...

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Best face mask for work in 2021
- Our editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, ZDNet may earn a commission. Best face mask for work in 2021 Here is a selection of face masks and face coverings that are professional-looking to wear and are best suited for the workplace. 3M N95 respirators 85-packs limited to Amazon Business users View Now at Amazon Custom Ink Design your own face masks $9 at Custom Ink ...

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DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Netflix launches its new Downloads for you feature
- Welcome! Sign in Welcome! Log into your account Password recovery Recover your password A password will be e-mailed to you. Tech Streaming Netflix launches its new Downloads for you feature Barış Selman - Facebook Twitter Pinterest ReddIt Linkedin Telegram WhatsApp More than two years ago, smart downloads came to Netflix, a feature that until now was limited to downloading the chapters of the series you were ...

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US  
75-year-old man shoved to ground at Buffalo protest files lawsuit against city, police
- Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after his head struck the pavement. The 75-year-old man shoved to the ground by Buffalo, New York, police during a George Floyd protest has filed a lawsuit against the mayor and the city as well as the police commissioner, deputy commissioner and several officers. According to the lawsuit, Martin Gugino was seriously injured on June 4, suffering a fractured skull after his ...

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TECHNOLOGY  
Microsoft Word will soon try to guess what you are typing
- Microsoft rolls out the equivalent to Google's Smart Compose for Word documents. Microsoft has upped its game with Word on Windows 10 text predictions, bringing something like Google's Smart Compose predictive text in search and Docs to Word documents. "Text Predictions in Word for Windows helps users write more efficiently by predicting text quickly, timely and accurately," Microsoft said in an update to its ...

Source: zdnet.com
US  
The Best ‘Bachelor’ Recap You’ll Ever Read: Hometown Head Injuries
- Hometowns are hereeeeee, and boy, has it been a journey. Is it just me, or has watching Matt whittle down his group of ladies to the final four felt a little like surviving a middle school locker room during the height of puberty? Michelle and those arms definitely look like the type who could give me a wedgie, and Rachael has a face that says “I would start a rumor about you using super jumbo tampons.” But, ...

Source: betches.com
SCIENCE  
Earth Microbes Can Survive on the Surface of Mars, Study Suggests
- Microbes took a balloon to the stratosphere, where some of them proved resilient to Mars-like conditions. Last week, NASA landed its Perseverance rover on Mars, kicking off a new mission that will hunt for signs of microbial life that might have thrived in the wetter, warmer conditions on the red planet billions of years ago. Finding tiny Martian fossils would be one of the most spectacular breakthroughs in ...

Source: vice.com
US  
‘Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want’: How Texas Repeatedly Failed to Protect Its Power Grid Against Extreme Weather
- Texas regulators and lawmakers knew about the grid’s vulnerabilities for years, but time and again they furthered the interests of large electricity providers. This story first appeared at ProPublica and the Texas Tribune . ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox . In January 2014, power plants owned by ...

Source: talkingpointsmemo.com
US   POLITICS  
New Jersey officially legalizes recreational marijuana
- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Monday three bills to legalize and regulate marijuana in the state, following years of failed attempts by the legislature. Why it matters: The bills will enact a ballot question that voters overwhelmingly approved last year, allowing people older than 21 to legally carry of marijuana. The bills also allow for the sale of marijuana at state-licensed dispensaries. New Jersey is the ...

Source: axios.com
US   POLITICS  
Garland vows at confirmation hearing to keep politics out of DOJ while drawing bipartisan praise
- Garland was praised by Republicans and Democrats alike in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, where he faced questions about the politically charged investigations that await him if confirmed to lead the Justice Department, including a federal probe into Biden's son Hunter Biden and whether the DOJ should wade into former President Donald Trump's role in the riot. Garland, who led the ...

Source: edition.cnn.com
US   POLITICS  
Virginia lawmakers on Monday gave their final approval to legislation that will abolish capital punishment in the state.
- Why it matters: The measure now heads to Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who has said he will sign it into law. Once signed, Virginia will become the first southern state and the 23rd state nationwide to end capital punishment. Democrats, who control of the state's legislature, pushed for the repeal. The big picture: Virginia has executed a higher percentage of its death row prisoners than any other state, according to the ...

Source: axios.com
TECHNOLOGY  
WhatsApp Will Stop Working if You Don't Accept Its New Privacy Policies
- As of May 15, WhatsApp users will have to accept the update of their privacy policy or delete their account. A few days ago, WhatsApp announced that it will allow its users to review the new privacy policies "at their own pace ." While lengthening the deadline to accept the update helped calm the wave of complaints, the app will stop working for users who reject the measures. Controversy broke out last January over ...

Source: entrepreneur.com
US   POLITICS  
Texas Democrats blame pandemic for 2020 electoral disappointment
- Texas Democrats placed a substantial amount of blame on the coronavirus pandemic for their losses in last year's general election, saying their inability to do in-person outreach severely hampered their efforts, according to a post-election report obtained by The Hill. The report, released Monday, also faulted Democrats falling behind in both voter registration and turnout. "We were beaten in the turnout battle ...

Source: thehill.com