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Covid-19 vaccines: What's happening to unused jabs?
- While some countries are scrambling to get their hands on vaccines, others are left wondering what to do with jabs they've ordered but can no longer use, following concerns over safety. Several countries have restricted use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZ) and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines for younger age groups because of a very small risk of rare blood clots. Denmark has stopped giving out AZ altogether, ...

Source: bbc.com
Stop using Peloton treadmills if you have children or pets, US officials warn
- There have been dozens of reports of children and animals being pulled underneath the Tread+ machine and becoming trapped. US regulators have warned people to stop using a Peloton treadmill if they have children or pets. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says it has received dozens of reports of children and animals being pulled underneath the Tread+ machine and becoming trapped. has died, and others have ...

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POLITICS  
U.S. officials pledge Biden will raise cap on refugees, but old goal unlikely
- White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan delivers remarks during a press briefing inside the White House in Washington, U.S., February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo U.S. officials said Sunday that President Joe Biden is committed to raising the cap on refugee admissions this year, currently set at 15,000, but indicated it was unlikely he will go as high as the administration's initial goal of ...

Source: reuters.com
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at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said.
- Details about the weapons' make, model and caliber won't be released until the investigation is complete, said Genae Cook, a spokesperson for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Authorities said Hole shot and killed eight people, four of them from the city's Sikh community, at the FedEx facility late Thursday before killing himself. after his mother called police to say her son might commit “suicide ...

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George Floyd killing: protests flare as Americans await verdict in Chauvin trial
- Outcome is expected to resonate nationwide, particularly in cities that have seen continuing demonstrations over police violence Protests against police killings flared across the US this weekend, from Minneapolis to Chicago to Portland, as Americans wait for a verdict in the trial of the white police officer charged with murdering George Floyd last year. Closing arguments are expected in the Derek Chauvin trial on ...

Source: theguardian.com
European Super League announced - with 12 football clubs, including six from England
- The new league has already been criticised by politicians, former players, and other football bodies. Twelve of Europe's leading football clubs have agreed to establish a Super League, despite widespread criticism of the plans. A statement from the new competition said: "AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and ...

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SCIENCE   TECHNOLOGY  
Nasa's Ingenuity Mars helicopter set for first flight
- By Rebecca Morelle Science correspondent, BBC News Nasa is set to make history as it attempts to launch a helicopter from the surface of Mars. If successful, it would be the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. The demonstration should see the Mars-copter - called Ingenuity - rise to about 3m, hover for roughly 30 seconds, swivel and then land. But with never-tried-before technology and challenging ...

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WORLD  
China and US pledge climate change commitment
- China and the US say they are committed to working together and with other countries on tackling climate change. It comes after several meetings between Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua and his US counterpart John Kerry in Shanghai last week. They both agreed on further specific actions to reduce emissions, a joint statement on Sunday confirmed. US President Joe Biden is holding a virtual climate summit this week, ...

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Prince Philip funeral: photos from a royal tribute amid a pandemic
- Philip, who died on April 9, two months shy of his 100th birthday, was honored at Windsor Castle in a service that was steeped in military and royal tradition but also pared down and infused with his own personality. WINDSOR, England — As military bands played and a procession of royals escorted his coffin to the church, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honored his lifetime of ...

Source: chicago.suntimes.com
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Former police detective remains at large, armed after killing three in Texas, police say
- Police have lifted a shelter in place order but have told the surrounding to 'remain vigilant.' AUSTIN, Texas — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff’s deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn’t known if the suspect was still in the city. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said those who live near where the shooting happened late ...

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DOJ Sues Trump Ally Roger Stone for Nearly $2 Million in Unpaid Taxes
- The United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Friday afternoon alleging longtime GOP operative and political “dirty trickster” Roger Stone owes nearly $2 million in unpaid federal income tax. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Fort Lauderdale, the civil lawsuit seeks from Stone and his wife, Nydia Stone, “nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest, and ...

Source: truthout.org
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Kenosha Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Injured—Suspect Remains At Large
- A shooting at a Wisconsin bar has left three people dead and two others wounded, while the suspect remains at large, police said. Deputies and detectives responded to the Somers House Tavern in the village of Somers in Kenosha County at 12.42 a.m. on Sunday, Sgt. David Wright, the public information officer for the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, said in a news release. Three people were killed, while two ...

Source: newsweek.com
As mask mandates end, Oregon bucks trend with permanent rule
- As states around the country lift COVID-19 restrictions, Oregon is poised to go the opposite direction—and many residents are fuming about it. A top health official is considering indefinitely extending rules requiring masks and social distancing in all businesses in the state. The proposal would keep the rules in place until they are "no longer necessary to address the effects of the pandemic in the workplace." ...

Source: medicalxpress.com
Police vow not to detain journalists covering Daunte Wright protests
- The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) has vowed to no longer arrest, threaten or use physical force against reporters covering the Duante Wright protests in Brooklyn Center after a number of journalists said they were harassed by law enforcement last week amid the demonstrations. The law enforcement agency said in a statement this weekend that officers are “prohibited from arresting, threatening to arrest, or ...

Source: thehill.com
Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving
- Authorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into flames, Houston television station KPRC 2 reported . The cause of the crash, which happened at about 9PM local time in Spring, Texas (near Houston), is under investigation. According to KHOU in Houston, first responders had to use 30,000 gallons of water over four hours to put out the ...

Source: theverge.com
US warns of consequences if jailed Kremlin critic Navalny dies
- US national security adviser says Alexey Navalny’s safety is the Russian government’s responsibility. President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the United States government has told Russia “there will be consequences” if Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny dies in prison. “We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their ...

Source: aljazeera.com
Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo
- CAIRO — A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years. Four train wagons ran off the railway at the city of Banha in Qalyubia province, just outside Cairo, the railway authority said in a statement. Videos on social media showed wagons overturned and passengers escaping to ...

Source: pbs.org
US   POLITICS  
Marjorie Taylor Greene does U-turn on ‘America First’ caucus after GOP blowback
- Related video: Marjorie Taylor Greene goes on bizarre rant about climate change Marjorie Taylor Greene does U-turn on ‘America First’ caucus after GOP blowback Rep. Greene accused the media of ‘false narratives’ and focusing on race to ‘divide the American people with hate through identity politics’ Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has called off plans to launch her "America First Caucus" after she ...

Source: independent.co.uk
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Key moments at Derek Chauvin’s trial in George Floyd’s death
- The three weeks of testimony at a former Minneapolis police officer’s trial in the death of were filled with indelible moments, ranging from witnesses breaking down as they relived what they saw to a clinical account by one expert pinpointing on video the instant he believes Floyd died. , 45, is on trial for murder and manslaughter after pinning Floyd to the pavement last May for what prosecutors said was 9 1/2 ...

Source: apnews.com
Mark and Donnie Wahlberg pay tribute to their mom Alma, who died at 78
- The matriarch of the Wahlberg family was beloved by fans of her sons and their show "Wahlbergers." The Wahlberg family is mourning the loss of their matriarch, Alma Wahlberg, who passed away at age 78. Her sons Mark and Donnie Wahlberg broke the news on Sunday via social media, each sharing their own posts to pay tribute to their mother. Mark posted a photo of his mom on and Twitter with the brief, touching ...

Source: today.com
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Pig’s head left at former home of Chauvin defense witness
- SANTA ROSA, Calif. Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said. Blood was also smeared on the house in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco, that once belonged to Barry Brodd, a retired police officer who was on the stand in the Minneapolis murder trial last week, according to a police ...

Source: miamiherald.com
US   POLITICS  
George W. Bush calls on Congress to stop 'harsh rhetoric' on immigration reform
- April 18 (UPI) -- Former President George W. Bush on Sunday called on Congress to set aside "harsh rhetoric" surrounding U.S. immigration. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning , the Republican 43rd president urged lawmakers to work together to pass bipartisan legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. "I do want to say to Congress, please put aside all of the harsh rhetoric about ...

Source: upi.com
POLITICS  
President Joe Biden played golf for the first time as president on Saturday, his 87th day in office.
- By contrast, former President Donald Trump first played golf 15 days into his tenure in 2017. During his time as president, Trump played golf nearly 300 times, according to a tracker. See more stories on Insider's business page Saturday marked the first time President Joe Biden played golf while in office. It was his 87th day as president. Former President Donald Trump, in contrast, played golf on his 15th day in ...

Source: businessinsider.com
US   POLITICS  
Dr. Fauci responds to uptick in gun violence in the US: 'How can you say that's not a public health issue?'
- Dr. Fauci spoke on the rise in gun violence in the United States this year, calling it "horrifying." "How can you say that's not a public health issue?" Fauci said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. Fauci's remarks following a rise in mass shootings across the country. See more stories on Insider's business page . Dr. Anthony Fauci called the uptick in mass shootings "horrifying" when asked on CNN's "State of ...

Source: businessinsider.com
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Prosecutor on leave for failing to "fully present the facts" after shooting of 13-year-old boy
- Cook County prosecutor James Murphy was placed on administrative leave Friday after he implied in court that 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who was shot and killed by a police officer in March, was armed when he was shot, the and Chicago Sun-Times report . Why it matters: Videos of the shooting show that Toledo, who was Latino, dropped what appears to be a weapon and put his hands in the air a moment before before he was ...

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Miami Grand Prix added to 2022 Formula One calendar
- Paris (AFP) The Miami Grand Prix will join the Formula One calendar from the 2022 season, organisers said on Sunday, in a 10-year deal that adds a second American race to the championship after the United States GP in Austin. In a statement F1 said that the race, which does not yet have a scheduled date, will take place at a new track round the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens north of the Florida city. "We are ...

Source: france24.com
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Chris Cuomo Said Police Reform Won't Happen Until White Kids Killed
- Chris Cuomo said police reform won't happen until 'white people's kids start getting killed' Chris Cuomo discussed police violence on "Cuomo Prime Time" on Saturday night. He said reform will only happen when "white people's kids start getting killed." Cuomo's words sparked mixed reactions. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . CNN host Chris Cuomo said police reform won't happen in the United States until ...

Source: insider.com
Charles Geschke: Adobe co-founder who helped develop the PDF dies
- Charles Geschke, the co-founder of the software company Adobe who helped develop the Portable Document Format, or PDF, has died at the age of 81. Geschke set up Adobe in 1982, giving the world the ubiquitous PDF software, among many other audio-visual innovations. He made headlines 10 years later when he was kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom before being released unhurt after a four-day ordeal. Geschke died ...

Source: bbc.com
WORLD  
Italy's Salvini sent to trial on migrant kidnapping charge
- Leader of Italy's far-right League party Matteo Salvini speaks to the media after consultations between President Sergio Mattarella and political parties to try to find the basis for a new government, in Rome, Italy, January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi/File Photo Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's right-wing League party, must stand trial on charges of kidnapping over his decision to prevent more than 100 migrants ...

Source: reuters.com
Scott Rudin apologizes for pain his behavior may have caused, promises to step aside
- The producer's statement comes just weeks after allegations of workplace abuse were revealed. Scott Rudin announced on Saturday that he will be stepping back from his recent productions following the allegations of workplace violence and abuse made against him earlier this month. “After a period of reflection, I’ve made the decision to step back from active participation on our Broadway productions, effective ...

Source: today.com
COVID: More than three million people have died of coronavirus
- The number of lives lost to the pandemic is almost equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine, or Caracas, Venezuela. The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped a staggering three million, with cases more than 140 million, amid repeated setbacks in the vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number of lives lost as of Saturday, as compiled by Johns ...

Source: aljazeera.com
POLITICS  
Prince Philip's funeral: William and Harry leave chapel together after ceremony
- It is the first time the Duke of Sussex has been seen publicly with the Royal Family since his bombshell interview with Oprah. Prince Harry was seen talking with his brother William as he left St George's Chapel following the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. The pair were seen leaving the service at Windsor Castle together along with the Duchess of Cambridge. There has been limited contact between the brothers since ...

Source: news.sky.com
SCIENCE  
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins returns safely to Earth after six months in space
- NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, 42, safely returned to Earth on Saturday after living aboard the International Space Station for six months, according to NASA . Rubins, along with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and Sergey Ryzhikov, arrived southeast of the town Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, in a parachute landing at 10:55 a.m. local time. The crew served as Expedition 63-64 and began their mission on October 14 ...

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