Month: November 2020

Wisconsin governor certifies state’s electoral votes for Biden

“Today I carried out my duty to certify the November 3rd election, and as required by state and federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,” Evers, a Democrat, said in a statement. “I want to thank our clerks, election administrators, …

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Chef David Chang won $1 million. He’s giving it all to restaurants workers

And the chef decided to give it all to a good cause — he’s donating the entire $1 million prize to restaurant workers who have been impacted by the pandemic. In the nail-biting final moments of the episode Sunday, host Jimmy Kimmel watched as the Momofuku founder struggled over the last question. “No (celebrity) has …

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Resurfaced photo shows Biden press sec Jen Psaki wearing hammer and sickle hat with Russian official

Resurfaced photo shows Biden press sec Jen Psaki wearing hammer and sickle hat with Russian official

Jen Psaki, who was named to serve as President-elect Biden’s White House press secretary, is facing fresh scrutiny over a photo that shows her wearing a Russian hat that bears the communist hammer-and-sickle logo. Psaki, who served in former President Obama’s State Department, was gifted the pink shapka, or fur hat, by her then-counterpart, spokesperson Maria Zakharova, in Russia. A …

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FA accuses Kick It Out’s Troy Townsend of ‘serious inaccuracies’ in Anton Ferdinand’s racism documentary

FA accuses Kick It Out’s Troy Townsend of ‘serious inaccuracies’ in Anton Ferdinand’s racism documentary

The FA has rejected what it calls “substantial and serious inaccuracies” put forward by Kick It Out’s head of development Troy Townsend in a documentary about Anton Ferdinand‘s high-profile racism case against John Terry. In the programme, Townsend tells Ferdinand that rules prevent Kick It Out from speaking to an alleged victim while the case …

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China took weeks to diagnose new Covid cases and underreported numbers, leaked documents show

An unprecedented leak of internal Chinese documents reveals how the country mishandled the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The documents – from Hubei province, the site of the world’s first known outbreak – show China announced misleading numbers of new cases and deaths, was hampered by an average three-week delay in diagnosing new cases, …

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Philip Green's Arcadia Group collapses into administration

Philip Green’s Arcadia Group collapses into administration

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has collapsed into administration, putting 13,000 jobs at risk as the retail tycoon’s high street career ends in failure. The owner of household names including Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Burton appointed administrators from Deloitte on Monday. No immediate redundancies were made as a result of the …

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Mysterious monolith in Utah was illegally installed on public lands, officials say

Mysterious monolith in Utah was illegally installed on public lands, officials say

Officials say that the mysterious monolith in a remote Utah desert was illegally installed on public lands. The monolith became a viral sensation after its recent discovery, sparking speculation about what it was and how it got here. The Utah Bureau of Land Management has confirmed that the strange structure was removed by an unknown …

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Oregon mink farm confirms presence of coronavirus

Oregon mink farm confirms presence of coronavirus

U.S. agencies have confirmed cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 at a mink farm in Oregon. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Service Laboratory tested 10 samples submitted by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), all of which came back positive for SARS-CoV-2. The ODA submitted the samples after the farmer reported symptoms. The farm also …

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Supreme Court conservatives hint at ducking ruling on legality of Trump plan to cut undocumented immigrants from Census

In over an hour of telephonic arguments, the justices seemed extremely skeptical that in the waning days of the Trump administration, the government has the time to fulfill its stated goal, with Justice Samuel Alito saying it would be a “monumental task” to complete such a count by December 31. Several states, led by New …

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NBC apologizes for Selena Gomez kidney transplant joke on ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot

The joke referencing Gomez’s health issues is made on Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” reboot, during its sixth episode. “I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber’s mom. God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it,” one student says. In another scene, graffiti on …

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France’s ruling party promises change in controversial proposed security law

“It is because we are resolved to protect our police forces and to do so without ambiguity, but also to remove doubts and misunderstandings […] that we are therefore going to propose a complete new wording of Article 24,” Christophe Castaner, the leader of Macron’s La Republique En Marche! party in parliament, told a press …

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Air Force improves 'human performance' metrics in Special Warfare training

Air Force improves ‘human performance’ metrics in Special Warfare training

Rescuing hostages under enemy fire, jumping out of planes into “hot” combat zones, rappelling from helicopters down into rough seas or conducting high-risk clandestine reconnaissance missions in enemy territory … are all missions Air Force Special Warfare forces are expected to perform. The idea is of course to not merely “perform” a mission of this kind …

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Hurricane season ends historic as predicted by experts back in April

2020 has been undoubtedly a crazy year — with the Covid-19 pandemic, murder hornets, and some of the largest wildfires in recorded history. It seems understandable that hurricane season would also be memorable. This season was forecast to be a busy season. Two of the most well-known and respected entities that forecast their predictions for …

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