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5 Killed in Fire at World’s Largest Vaccine Manufacturer
- (PUNE, India) — At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Murlidhar Mohol, mayor of Pune city in southern Maharashtra state, said five bodies were found in the rubble after the flames were ...

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McConnell Bids to Put Off Trump’s Impeachment Trial for Weeks
- Mitch McConnell walks to his office at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to delay triggering an impeachment trial for Donald Trump until next month, a timetable that may cool some of the bipartisan outrage that erupted over the former president’s stoking of the mob that stormed the Capitol two weeks ago. McConnell laid out his proposal Thursday as ...

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BUSINESS   TECHNOLOGY  
An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat
- The big tech platforms are facing a challenge unlike any other as Australia moves to make them pay for news. SYDNEY, Australia — In a major escalation, Google threatened on Friday to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government approved legislation that would force tech companies to pay for journalism shared on their platforms. Facebook, which appeared with Google at an Australian Senate ...

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POLITICS  
Amazon doesn't have to restore Parler online, judge says
- Amazon won't be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app, which is favored by followers of former President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said she wasn't dismissing Parler's "substantive underlying claims" against Amazon, but said it had fallen short in demonstrating the ...

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The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds
- Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Friday! The first of the Biden presidency. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. ...

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WORLD   POLITICS  
Climate Change Once Again Appears On White House Website
- Any mention of climate change was scrubbed from the site the day Trump moved into the White House. Climate change vanished as a relevant governmental issue almost the instant Donald Trump became president when all mention of it was scrubbed from his administration’s website . But its reality was once again recognized on the site Wednesday with a somber acknowledgment of the problem and a vow from President Joe ...

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POLITICS  
Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at center stage
- After surviving nearly a year of darts and undermining comments from former President Donald Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci is back WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. In truth, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away. But after enduring nearly a year of darts and undermining comments from former President Donald Trump , Fauci now speaks with the authority of the White House again. ...

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POLITICS  
Review of Trump ban marks major turning point for Facebook
- Facebook's decision to ask its new independent Oversight Board to review the company's of former President Trump is likely to set a critical precedent for how the social media giant handles political speech from world leaders. What they're saying: "I very much hope and can expect … that they will uphold our decision," Facebook's VP of global affairs Nick Clegg tells Axios. The board has 90 days to determine ...

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Amazon's Seattle HQ Becomes a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Jan. 24
- The clinic will be open to all Washingtonians who qualify for immunization. Amazon is turning its Seattle headquarters into a COVID-19 vaccination site. Beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, the so-called Doppler office building will host a pop-up clinic, open to all Washingtonians who qualify for immunization under the state's phased rollout. Led by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, the clinic aims to vaccinate 2,000 people ...

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Senate to vote on confirmation of Biden defense secretary pick Lloyd Austin
- (CNN) The Senate will hold a confirmation vote on Friday for President Joe Biden's defense secretary pick retired Gen. Lloyd Austin . Austin, who retired in 2016 and would be the first African American to run the department, had to be granted a waiver from a law requiring a defense secretary to wait seven years after active-duty service before taking the job. The House approved the waiver Thursday afternoon, ...

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WORLD   POLITICS  
Biden to seek 5-year extension of last nuclear arms pact with Russia
- The Trump admin. refused to extend after it failed to win Russian concessions. The Biden administration is working to extend the last nuclear arms control pact between the U.S. and Russia for five years, the White House announced Thursday, seeking to stave off a nuclear arms race with Moscow even as President Joe Biden promises to be tougher than his predecessor Donald Trump . The decision to extend the pact , ...

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MEDICINE   SCIENCE  
Why the Mutated Coronavirus Variants Are So Worrisome
- Viruses mutate all the time, including the novel coronavirus that’s caused the global Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the changes have no apparent effect. But recent variants that have emerged in the U.K., South Africa and Brazil are causing particular concern. They don’t appear to be any more virulent than earlier strains, but studies suggest they are more contagious. An increase in infections has led to a surge in ...

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Senate Democrats File Ethics Complaint Against Cruz, Hawley
- A group of Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint Thursday against Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Jan. 6 certification of the presidential election results that coincided with the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. By objecting to the certification, Cruz, and Hawley, "lent legitimacy" to the violent mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol, the letter sent to ...

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'Basically Trying to Overturn the Senate Election': McConnell Delaying Democratic Takeover in Effort to Preserve Filibuster
- "McConnell is already abusing the filibuster to block the constitution of the new majority. Nuking the filibuster is the appropriate response." In an early effort keep the GOP in a position to cripple President Joe Biden's agenda, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is threatening to block a must-pass organizing resolution that establishes the rules for the new session and sets committee assignments if Democrats ...

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National Guardsmen Moved Back Into Capitol From Parking Lot After Bipartisan Outrage
- , who had been forced to use locations such as a parking garage after being stopped from using the U.S. Capitol as a rest area, have been allowed to return following outrage from lawmakers. Politico first reported on Thursday that guardsmen previously seen resting within the Capitol building had been asked to leave the complex. Photos showed some resting on the floor of a parking garage. Thousands of National ...

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POLITICS  
Biden’s US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat
- GENEVA — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support for an agency that the Trump administration had pulled back from. Dr. Anthony Fauci’s quick commitment to the WHO — whose response to the pandemic has been ...

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I'm going on a debt strike. The Biden administration must cancel student debt
- Americans owe $1.7tn in student debt. Even before the pandemic, a million people defaulted on their loans every year I’m on strike. This is not a typical strike. I’m not on a picket line, holding a sign while withholding my labor, showing a sense of united strength with my colleagues to win changes at work and in our lives. No, a different kind of strike. A debt strike. I’m still uniting with others to ...

Source: theguardian.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Report: Apple to make a plain old VR headset before its fancy AR glasses
- For years, we’ve been hearing rumors Apple is working on some kind of fanciful AR glasses — the futuristic kind that might look like regular old lenses. And while those are apparently still on the way, the company is reportedly settling for a more boring “mostly virtual reality” device to start , according to a report by Bloomberg . Apple is planning to launch the headset, codenamed N301, as soon as 2022. ...

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POLITICS  
Lawyer for the 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the Capitol riot, saying her client 'took the president's bait'
- The lawyer of the woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the January 6 riot. Riley June Williams "took the president's bait," Lori Ulrich told a Thursday court hearing. Trump had told supporters to "fight like hell" moments before a mob stormed the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . The lawyer for the woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during ...

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Biden to sign executive orders expanding aid to low-income Americans
- (CNN) President Joe Biden is expected to sign two more executive orders on Friday -- one focused on expanding assistance to Americans in need and the other on raising the minimum wage to $15 for the federal workforce -- as he continues his swift efforts to overturn his predecessor's policies . The first executive order seeks to provide help to those who are struggling to buy food, missed out on stimulus checks or ...

Source: cnn.com
Tokyo Olympics: Japan denies it has agreed to abandon 2020 Games
- Japan is privately admitting that the Tokyo Olympics are doomed, but is still publicly insisting they'll go ahead. Japan is privately admitting that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are doomed, but is still publicly insisting they'll go ahead. The Times of London reported late Thursday that the government had privately agreed that holding the Games amid the coronavirus pandemic was "too difficult." However, on Friday, Japan ...

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Intel avoids outsourcing embrace, investigates hack of results
- (Reuters) - The incoming chief executive of Intel Corp said on Thursday that most of the company’s 2023 products will be made in Intel factories but he sketched a dual-track future in which it will lean more heavily on outside factories. The lack of a strong embrace of outsourcing from new CEO Pat Gelsinger drove shares down 4.7% after hours. Shares rose 6.5% during regular trade, when the results were released ...

Source: reuters.com
WORLD  
EU leaders ‘discourage’ travel, eye stricter curbs
- EU leaders warn tougher restrictions on movement could come within days if efforts to curtail the pandemic fall short. European Union leaders have “strongly discouraged” Europeans from non-essential travel and warned tougher restrictions on trips could come within days if ongoing efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic fall short. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference on ...

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US   MARKETS  
Today's mortgage and refinance rates: January 22, 2021
- Mortgage and refinance rates have gone up a little since last Friday, but in general, they're still at all-time lows. If your finances are in a good place, it may be a good time to apply for a mortgage. But to lock in a historically low rate over the entire life of your mortgage, you'll want to get a fixed-rate mortgage, not an adjustable-rate mortgage . Darrin English, Senior Community Development Loan Officer at ...

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BUSINESS  
Alphabet is shutting down Loon, its ambitious internet balloon venture
- Hong Kong (CNN Business) A futuristic project by Google's ( GOOGL ) parent company Alphabet to provide internet from high flying balloons has burst. Loon, the Alphabet subsidiary that used giant balloons to beam internet to people in remote areas around the world, has announced that it is winding down its operations. It was formerly part of X, Alphabet's innovative "moonshot" factory. In a Medium post announcing ...

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MEDICINE  
What is Monoclonal Antibody Therapy? Eli Lilly Says Treatment Prevents COVID Infection
- American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly has said its monoclonal antibody therapy helped to prevent COVID-19 infections in a clinical trial. But what does monoclonal antibody therapy involve? Antibodies are proteins that the immune system produces to fight viruses, like SARS-CoV-2—which causes COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are produced in a lab but they function in much the same way as the ones found in the ...

Source: newsweek.com
POLITICS  
Biden administration suspends new oil, gas drilling permits on federal land
- Move could be the first step in an eventual goal to ban all leases and permits to drill on federal land BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration announced Thursday a 60-day suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters as officials moved quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment. The suspension, part of a broad review of programs at the ...

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MEDICINE  
Personalized skin cancer vaccine demonstrates long-term effectiveness
- New research published in the journal Nature is outlining the long-term efficacy of a novel type of cancer vaccine. The research followed eight skin cancer patients and discovered the experimental treatment offers durable and persistent immune responses to cancer cells up to four years later. The type of personalized cancer vaccine being studied in the new research focuses on neoantigens, mutated molecules found ...

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American Airlines launches wine delivery service in wake of onboard restrictions of alcohol
- American Airlines's plan for its unopened wine product as the coronavirus pandemic limits the sale of alcohol aboard flights is staving off a case of sour grapes. After alcohol sales were suspended during flights to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the air travel corporation was left with thousands of bottles in unused product. It was then that the Texas-based company came up with a solution in launching ...

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US  
A very good dog waited outside a hospital for her sick owner for 6 days after following his ambulance
- A dog waited outside the hospital for six days while her owner was getting treatment in Turkey. Boncuk came back every day even after family members tried to take her home. Hospital staff fed her, and she was reunited with her owner when he was discharged. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . A dog in Turkey followed an ambulance to the hospital where her owner was taken, and waited outside for almost a week ...

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Kamala Harris to move temporarily to Blair House
- Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, will temporarily move to Blair House, which is near the White House, before moving to the vice president's residence at the Naval Observatory, according to an aide for Harris. Seven vice presidents have called Number One Observatory Circle their home while in office, beginning with Vice President Walter Mondale. The house located at the ...

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Biden calls for LGBT+ protections in executive order
- LGBT+ advocates celebrated the move as a step towards a more tolerant and equal society On his first day in office, President Joe Biden issued a sweeping executive order making clear that gay and transgender people are protected against discrimination in the workplace, schools , health care, and other realms of American life. The executive order outlines a broad interpretation of last year's landmark Supreme Court ...

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Maryland Representative Andy Harris said to have tried to bring gun onto House floor
- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a report that Maryland Representative Andy Harris attempted to bring a gun into the House chamber Thursday. "The USCP is investigating the matter," officials confirmed to CBS Baltimore . According to a story in HuffPost, Harris, a Republican, set off metal detectors while trying to enter, then a security guard spotted the concealed gun using a metal detector wand. House members ...

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Texas doctor accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine to give to his family and friends
- A Houston area health department doctor is accused by prosecutors of stealing nine doses of coronavirus vaccine from a damaged vial and administering them to family and friends. But Hasan Gokal insists he did nothing wrong and was only trying to ensure the vaccine was not wasted, his attorney said Thursday. Authorities allege that Gokal, who worked for Harris County Public Health, stole a vial of the Moderna ...

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Florida "Monkey Whisperer" charged with illegally selling primates
- A Florida man who went by the nickname "the Monkey Whisperer" has been charged in federal court with illegally transporting and selling primates, including a species considered endangered, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, 57, of Parrish, was charged with conspiracy, trafficking and submitting a false record in violation of the Lacey Act, a federal law involving the illegal trade ...

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Cesar Chavez's son happy dad's bust is in Biden Oval Office
- Paul Chavez didn’t know where a sculpture of his father, the late Latino American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, would end up in the White House WASHINGTON -- Paul Chavez had no idea where a sculpture of his father, Latino American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, would end up in the White House. He agreed just this week to lend the bronze bust to President Joe Biden and hustled to get it ...

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Where to buy N95, KN95 face masks to upgrade your coronavirus protection
- When the coronavirus first arrived in the U.S., N95 mask supply couldn’t meet demand so people began making their own cloth face coverings and buying less-protective options so the higher-grade masks could be preserved for those in medical and emergency fields. But now that time has passed and suppliers increased production, superior masks are more widely available. And with new, more contagious variants of the ...

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QAnon Could Splinter into 'Violent Offshoots' After Trump Exit: 'Humiliation Fuels Rage'
- There are fears that followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory may be pushed into more violence as some of the most ardent believers realize they have been had and one of the movement's most important figures appears to call it quits. The inauguration of President Joe Biden was seen as the last throw of the dice for many supporters whose faith in QAnon had been severely tested down the years. It didn't matter that ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Track all of Biden's executive orders and actions as president
- President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders on his first day in office. He revoked Trump's ban on travel from majority-Muslim countries and required masks in federal buildings. Track Biden's executive actions in the interactive graphic below. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . President Joe Biden exercised his power on his first day in office with a series of executive orders, already ...

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Jackpot winner in $730 million Powerball sold in Maryland
- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single winning ticket for the $730 million Powerball jackpot has been sold in Maryland. The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night was the fifth-largest ever. The drawing was only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million. Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22. It was ...

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POLITICS  
Proud Boys organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol
- Biggs had organized a 2019 rally in Portland, Oregon, in which more than 1,000 far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators faced off. Members of the Proud Boys, including organizer Joe Biggs, third from right, march across the Hawthorne Bridge during an "End Domestic Terrorism" rally in Portland, Ore. | Noah Berger/AP Photo ORLANDO, Fla. —Two Florida men, including a self-described organizer for ...

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US   POLITICS  
Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control
- Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president’s agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges. In a first vote, the Senate confirmed Biden’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines. Senators worked into the evening and ...

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SCIENCE  
Researchers Say They've Found the Ancient Dens of Giant Carnivorous Worms
- Twenty million years ago, the shores of northern Taiwan were sandstone sediments at the bottom of the sea, where 6-foot-long worms lurked in their burrows, waiting for unsuspecting prey to pass overhead. Now, a team of geoscientists have chronicled 319 trace fossils of those carnivorous marine worms, whose dens fossilized in the Miocene muck. “In the beginning, we were firmly convinced it was a very fancy shrimp ...

Source: gizmodo.com
POLITICS  
Ted Cruz claims Joe Biden is 'more interested' in Paris than Pittsburgh, weeks after attempting to overturn Pennsylvania's election results
- Sen. Ted Cruz criticized President Biden with a comparison that may have missed the mark. He said Biden rejoining the Paris climate agreement showed he cared more for Paris than Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is in fact doing well on climate targets, though Cruz did recently challenge its election results. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off Joe Biden's nascent presidency ...

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US   POLITICS  
The new POTUS follows 12 government accounts on Twitter — and Chrissy Teigen
- President Biden and his social media team took over the official @POTUS Twitter account Wednesday. Soon after, the account dutifully followed the first lady, the vice president, the White House domestic policy adviser and nine other official accounts. It also followed cookbook author, model and social media titan Chrissy Teigen. The seemingly random choice came after Teigen, who has 13.6 million followers, posted ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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‘Mayor Pete’ Poised for Promotion to Transportation Secretary
- The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, could soon lead the beleaguered Department of Transportation as it faces challenges from a changing climate and a still-raging pandemic. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, testifies Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at a Senate confirmation hearing on his nomination by President Joe Biden to serve as transportation secretary. (Image via Courthouse News) ...

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(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. has locked the official account for the Chinese Embassy to the U.S. after a post that defended the Beijing government’s policies in the western region of Xinjiang, where critics say China is engaged in the forced ...
- The tweet, which said Uighur women were no longer “baby-making machines,” was originally shared on Jan. 7, but wasn’t removed by Twitter until more than 24 hours later. It has been replaced by a label saying, “This tweet is no longer available.” Even though Twitter hides tweets that violate its rules, it still requires the account owner to manually delete the post in order to regain access to the account. ...

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US  
READ: Full transcript of Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem ‘The Hill We Climb
- Alexa Mencia , Nexstar Media Wire WASHINGTON ( NewsNation Now ) — In a day revolving around an oath of office, the spoken words of a young American poet earned the spotlight this inauguration. Amanda Gorman recited her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the swearing-in ceremony of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Wednesday. The 22-year-old used her words to embolden Americans to confront grief, to ...

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POLITICS  
Work on Keystone XL pipeline suspended as Biden is expected to revoke permit
- The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline said Wednesday it has suspended work on the pipeline in anticipation of incoming President Joe Biden revoking its permit. Mr. Biden's Day One plans included moving to revoke a presidential permit for the pipeline . The 1,700-mile pipeline would carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South ...

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‘Have a good life’: Trump leaves for Florida in low-key farewell
- PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump's final act as the 45th president of the United States was announced as his official government motorcade rolled through the palm-lined streets of South Florida one last time: a full pardon for Albert Pirro, the ex-husband of Trump loyalist and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. Trump had decided Wednesday morning to grant a final gift of clemency after issuing 143 other pardons in an ...

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US   BUSINESS  
Instacart cuts nearly 1,900 in-store jobs
- Instacart is laying off nearly 1,900 of its part-time employees who assemble customer orders at grocery stores, including a 10-person union at a Kroger-owned store in Skokie, Illinois, as first reported and the company confirmed to Axios. The big picture: Instacart is cutting positions that come with employment status and related benefits — an anomaly within the gig economy and even Instacart's own business, ...

Source: axios.com
US   POLITICS  
White House: Biden confident in FBI head, will retain him
- President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI Director Chris Wray and plans to keep him in the job, the White House press secretary said Thursday. FBI directors are given 10-year terms, meaning leadership of the bureau is generally unaffected by changes in presidential administrations. But Biden's spokeswoman, Jen Psaki was notably noncommittal when asked at her first briefing Wednesday whether Biden had confidence in ...

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WORLD  
Islamic State group claims responsibility for deadly twin bombing in Baghdad
- Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people in Iraq's first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of Islamic State. claimed early on Friday that two of its men blew themselves up in Tayaran Square in the centre of , according to a statement posted on the group's Telegram ...

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US  
Military helicopter crash kills 3 in training exercise in NY
- MENDON, N.Y. (AP) — Three National Guard members on a training flight were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a farmer's field in western New York. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m. in Mendon, New York, a rural town south of Rochester, officials said. The circumstances were under investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration said it would ...

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WORLD   POLITICS  
Biden admin condemns 'unproductive and cynical' Chinese sanctions against Trump officials
- © Greg Nash President Biden’s administration condemned China’s Inauguration Day sanctions against former Trump officials, calling them “unproductive and cynical.” Emily Horne, Biden’s National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson, called China’s move to sanction officials from the former administration “seemingly an attempt to play to partisan divides,” according to Reuters . “Americans of both ...

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TECHNOLOGY  
Raspberry Pi Foundation debuts $4 Arm-based Pico chip
- The Raspberry Pi Foundation today detailed an internally developed microcontroller chip for "internet of things" projects that will become available to customers starting at a mere $4. Dubbed Pico, the chip will also ship as part of partner-made circuit boards that will add on extra components such as flash storage and sensors. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a U.K.-based nonprofit launched in 2009 to promote ...

Source: siliconangle.com
Earliest form of money found and it's a bunch of rings and axes
- Objects from the early Bronze Age in Europe may represent the oldest form of currency. Got change for an axe? Thousands of years ago, people used bronze objects such as neck rings, axe blades and "ribs" (curved, flattened rods) as a type of prehistoric currency, making them the oldest known form of money in the world. Archaeologists recently analyzed more than 5,000 of these ancient metal artifacts dating to the ...

Source: livescience.com
POLITICS  
World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden
- MEXICO CITY — World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new US President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed. Many expressed hope Biden would right US democracy two weeks after rioters stormed the Capitol, shaking the faith of those fighting for democracy in their ...

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IBM Sales Decline Across All Units, Sending Shares Tumbling
- International Business Machines Corp. reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts’ estimates, signaling Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna’s turnaround plan will take more time to pan out. Sales fell 6.5% to $20.4 billion in the three months ended Dec. 31, the Armonk, New York-based company said Thursday in a statement. That was below the $20.75 billion analysts had forecast, on average, and marked the ...

Source: bloomberg.com
US   POLITICS  
Former presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton praise peaceful transfer of power in joint video
- Obama, Bush and Clinton release video praising peaceful transfers of power, as Trump skips inauguration Standing in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery alongside his two predecessors in the White House, former president Barack Obama noted that inaugurations are central to American democracy. “Inaugurations signal a tradition of a peaceful transfer of power that is over two centuries old,” ...

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Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris' Stepdaughter, Wore Natural Curls At Inauguration
- Seventeen picks products that we think you'll love the most. We may earn commission from the links on this page. Twitter is Obsessed With Kamala Harris' Stepdaughter Ella Emhoff's Natural Curls At Inauguration "Ella Emhoff’s curls made me tear up. Never have Jewish curls like hers been represented in the White House." While President Biden and Vice President Harris were busy making history , the rest of the ...

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US   POLITICS  
Trump's children and former staffers to get Secret Service protection at taxpayers' expense: report
- The ex-president's order of Secret Service protection for his adult children and top loyalists will cost millions Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, and president Donald Trump and attend an event on women's empowerment during the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. As one of Donald Trump's final abuses of the office of the presidency, he extended Secret Service Protection beyond himself and his wife Melania ...

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US   POLITICS  
Biden appoints U.S. consumer watchdog veteran as acting director after Trump appointee resigns
- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House announced President Joe Biden would appoint Dave Uejio to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on an acting basis after its director, Kathy Kraninger, resigned at the new administration’s request. Uejio, whose appointment was announced late Wednesday, will run the watchdog agency pending Senate confirmation of Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra as ...

Source: reuters.com
US   POLITICS  
How Joe Biden's Oval Office decor is different from Donald Trump's
- The 46th president is paying homage to historic figures like Franklin D. Roosevelt, César Chávez and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his decor choices. Joe Biden has only been president for a day, but he's already put his stamp on the Oval Office. Photos of the office of the newly inaugurated 46th president show an Oval Office centered around a large painting of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well an ...

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US   POLITICS  
Senate confirms Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence
- Senate confirms Biden's first Cabinet nominee The Senate voted to confirm Avril Haines to be Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday evening, making her the first of President Biden's Cabinet nominees to be confirmed. Haines was approved by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 84 to 10. The Senate adjourned for the night after confirming Haines, and will reconvene at 12 p.m. on Thursday. "Avril Haines was ...

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US   POLITICS  
Biden said the letter Trump left him in the Oval Office was 'very generous' but that he needs to talk to Trump before making its contents public
- Biden said Trump left him a "very generous" letter, but would not release its contents yet. Departing presidents traditionally leave their successor a letter in the Oval Office Resolute Desk. Biden began his term issuing a stream of executive orders, many overturning Trump's policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . President Joe Biden has said that a letter left to him by former President ...

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US   POLITICS  
Freshman GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden
- Alleges abuse of power by Biden from his time as vice president Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Georgia conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Thursday made good on her promise to file articles of impeachment against President Biden . The freshman Republican, who has supported QANON conspiracy theories and criticized the 25,000 National Guard deployed to Washington ...

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US   POLITICS  
Why did Army repeatedly deny that Michael Flynn’s brother was involved in Capitol riot response?
- “HE WAS NOT IN ANY OF THE MEETINGS!” one official insisted — before Charles Flynn admitted he was in a key meeting Former General Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s recently pardoned national security adviser, speaks during a protest of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election outside the Supreme Court on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters who refuse to accept that ...

Source: salon.com
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Unknown man in uniform seen keeping vigil at Beau Biden's grave during inauguration
- As President Biden was sworn into office on Wednesday, an unidentified man in uniform was seen keeping a silent vigil at the Delaware gravesite of Biden's late son Beau Biden. Patricia Talorico, a writer for the Delaware News Journal, took a now-viral photograph more than 110 miles away from the nation’s capital as Biden took the oath of office on a family Bible used by his son . Poignant moment: While Joe Biden ...

Source: thehill.com
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Anthony Fauci Gives First Briefing of Biden White House - There Was No Trump Vaccine Rollout Plan
- I Swear Dr. Fauci Looked 20 Years Younger Today It's a good thing, too, as we learn more about what a mess the Biden team has inherited. If you missed Dr. Anthony Fauci's appearance at a White House press conference on Thursday afternoon, you missed some great television. I swear the man looked 20 years younger. He answered questions at length, in detail, with a smile on his face that you could see from the banks ...

Source: esquire.com
US   POLITICS  
Army Corps of Engineers halts border wall construction after Biden’s executive order
- The Army Corps of Engineers halted construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday following President Joe Biden’s executive order , which ended the national emergency declaration that former President Donald Trump had used to justify the project. The wall “is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to homeland security,” Biden said in the executive order, which was issued ...

Source: miamiherald.com
A phishing campaign's collateral damage: Stolen passwords were publicly searchable
- A phishing campaign that targeted multiple industrial sectors in 2020 was messier than the average cybercrime operation. The perpetrators stole more than a thousand sets of credentials from corporate employees and then accidentally exposed that data on the public internet, according to a blog post from cybersecurity firm Check Point. The attackers made a "simple mistake in their attack chain," the researchers said, ...

Source: cyberscoop.com
US   MARKETS  
Housing Starts Ends 2020 Strong
- Total housing starts posted a 5.8 percent increase in December (1.67 million units) compared to an upwardly revised November estimate of 1.58 million units according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. Relative to December 2019, total starts are 5.2 percent above the annual pace of 1.59 million units. Single-family starts posted a monthly increase of 12.0 percent to a strong seasonally ...

Source: eyeonhousing.org
Eagles hiring Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as head coach; can he fix Carson Wentz?
- The Eagles are hiring Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their new head coach. ESPN first reported on Thursday afternoon that Sirianni, 39, will replace the fired Doug Pederson. A league source confirmed the report. The Eagles have not announced the hiring as of yet. Sirianni has ties working with all different types of NFL quarterbacks, something that no doubt interested the Eagles, who were ...

Source: thedailyjournal.com
US   POLITICS  
Portland police arrest protesters who damaged ICE, buildings
- Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Portland said late Wednesday that officers have arrested a number of people after protesters damaged a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility and the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon. The Portland Police Bureau said it had made a number of arrests after about 150 people, some wearing gas masks and helmets and carrying shields, pepper ball guns, batons, tasers and ...

Source: upi.com
China: Trapped Miner Dies as Rescuers Try to Save 21 Others
- BEIJING — A worker trapped in a Chinese gold mine for more than a week has died as rescuers try to clear debris and improve ventilation to save 21 others also stuck deep below ground, state media reported Thursday. Rescuers have been in contact with 11 workers trapped in one chamber and have delivered food, medicine and other supplies to them. State media said one of them had suffered a head injury in the initial ...

Source: time.com
Samsung’s exciting new OLED screens are coming to laptops this year
- Samsung announced it would manufacture large quantities of 14-inch 90Hz OLED displays that will be just as good as 120Hz LCD screens. Several mysterious "global IT companies" will release new laptops with OLED screens this year, the company said. Samsung is rumored to launch new Galaxy Book Pro notebooks of its own, which are expected to be high-end devices that could support OLED screen tech. Samsung teased OLED ...

Source: bgr.com
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Meet Jen Psaki, Biden's press secretary who's pledged to bring 'truth' back to White House press briefings
- Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki held her first briefing hours after the January 20 inauguration. She promised reporters that she would bring "truth and transparency back to the briefing room." Psaki is a veteran political communicator with experience at the White House and State Department. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . President Joe Biden's White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, is a ...

Source: businessinsider.com
MEDICINE   SCIENCE  
Common pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night's sleep
- Just like us, many insects need a decent night's sleep to function properly, but this might not be possible if they have been exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides, the most common form of insecticide used worldwide, suggests research by academics. Just like us, many insects need a decent night's sleep to function properly, but this might not be possible if they have been exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides, the ...

Source: sciencedaily.com
FIFA unites with UEFA to warn clubs against Super League
- GENEVA – As UEFA prepares a final proposal to change the Champions League format in 2024, the governing body of European soccer joined FIFA on Thursday in warning clubs against breaking away to run their own competition. Players who take part in a Super League-type competition – likely limited to storied clubs – would be banned from representing their countries at the World Cup, FIFA and its six continental ...

Source: usatoday.com
US   POLITICS  
Biden appoints Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chair
- President Joe Biden has appointed Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to lead the Federal Communications Commission until an official chair is confirmed. Rosenworcel is the second woman to lead the agency as acting chair. Rosenworcel was first nominated to the FCC by President Barack Obama and served from May 2012 to January 2017. She was later confirmed for an additional term in August 2017 where she ...

Source: theverge.com
US  
Florida adds 12,873 COVID cases and 161 deaths as Broward, Palm Beach hit milestones
- Florida’s Department of Health on Thursday confirmed 12,873 additional cases of COVID-19 to bring the state’s known total to 1,613,884. Also, 161 resident deaths were announced, bringing the resident death toll to 24,739. Two new non-resident deaths were also announced, bringing the non-resident toll to 389. The total death count for the state is 25,128, the fourth highest in the country after New York, ...

Source: miamiherald.com
US   HEALTH  
Butternut Squash Products Recalled in 12 States for Possible Listeria Contamination
- Including squash noodles. A dozen products containing butternut squash have been recalled by Lancaster Farms, LLC, because they may contain listeria , a type of bacteria that can cause a serious infection. The recalled products include several varieties of butternut squash noodles, precut squash chunks, and vegetable medleys that were sold in retail locations in 12 states, according to a press release posted to the ...

Source: self.com
POLITICS  
Childhood Friend Turned in Capitol Rioter Charged With Pinning Officer With Riot Shield
- Patrick Edward McCaughey III, a Connecticut man charged with assaulting a police officer at the riot at the Capitol, was arrested on Tuesday after a childhood friend helped federal law enforcement track him down. Two weeks after the deadly riot at the Capitol, more than 90 people have been arrested and most of them face federal charges. Federal law enforcement has committed to continuing the search until all ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Trump’s many pardons a boon for well-connected fraudsters
- The former president's final batch of more than 140 pardons and sentence commutations benefited an ignominious list of defendants. WASHINGTON — A former congressman who pocketed millions of dollars in bribes from defense contractors. A Republican fundraiser who was paid handsome sums to illicitly lobby a presidential administration. An influential voice in conservative circles accused of duping donors who ...

Source: pressherald.com