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Trump pardons Flynn despite guilty plea in Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, ending a yearslong prosecution in the Russia investigation that saw Flynn twice plead guilty to lying to the FBI and then reverse himself before the Justice Department stepped in to dismiss his case. “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” Trump tweeted. “Congratulations to ...
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Supreme Court rules against NY coronavirus restrictions
WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday temporarily barred New York from enforcing certain attendance limits at houses of worship in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The court’s action could push New York to reevaluate those restrictions. But the court’s action also won’t have any immediate impact since the two groups that sued as a result of the restrictions, the Roman Catholic ...
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10-foot python removed from under car hood in Florida
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-foot Burmese python was removed from under the hood of a car in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a tweet Thursday that the snake was coiled up inside the engine compartment of a Ford Mustang in Dania Beach, which is adjacent to Fort Lauderdale. “Our officers responded and safely captured and removed the approximately 10-foot invasive snake,” the tweet said. ...
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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus
CLEVELAND — A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The man walked in Sunday, ordered the beer and asked for the check, which came to $7.02, Nighttown owner Brendan Ring wrote on Facebook. Ring said the man wished him well and told him to share the tip with the four employees who were working brunch service. As the man walked out, Ring wrote, he looked down at th ...
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Taylor Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she’s re-recording music
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she’s busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday’s awards show, the pop star said “the reason I’m not there tonight is I’m actually re-recording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it. So it’s been amazi ...
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3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper
LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. The results are based on interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca. No hospitaliza ...
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  Story 333 -   Sunday November 22, 2020
U.S. Passes 12 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
Cases of COVID-19 are rising at an alarming rate in nearly every state as the nation approaches Thanksgiving. The cumulative case count passed 12 million on Saturday, six days after the previous million mark was crossed, which was six days after the previous million. On Friday alone, there were more than 195,000 new confirmed cases and 1,878 deaths reported, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 255,000 people have d ...
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Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
There have been more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 54,000 people have died, government figures show. However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus and other measures suggest the number of deaths is higher. Note: Total case numbers in some areas may have dropped between 15 and 16 Nov. This is due to Public Health England reallocating some ...
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  Story 331 -   Saturday November 21, 2020
Analysis: With silence, GOP enables Trump’s risky endgame
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are engaged in a risky but calculated bet that once President Donald Trump has exhausted his legal challenges to the election, he will come to grips with his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. But the opposite is happening. As one Trump court case after another falls by the wayside, Trump is doubling down on efforts to disrupt the election outcome. Rather than accept the reality of the vote, the pre ...
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  Story 330 -   Saturday November 21, 2020
EXPLAINER: Trump’s election challenges falling flat in court
While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges. Trump’s campaign has failed to make any real headway in court without proof of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn’t exist. Over the course of a single day this week, Trump and his Republican allies dropped or lost cases seeking to block the certification of electi ...
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CDC pleads with Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel
NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. The Thanksgiving warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as the White House coronavirus task force held a briefing for the first time in months and Vice President Mike Pence concluded it ...
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Republican Outcry Over Trump’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Plan Grows
THE TOP REPUBLICAN ON the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday added to growing condemnation within the party of reports that President Donald Trump plans to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq and Afghanistan in the waning days of his presidency. "Increased military pressure brought the Taliban to the table," Rep. Mac Thornberry told reporters Tuesday, "and pretty much everybody agreed that further reductions would be conditions based. "In ...
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Covid-19 cases are on the rise in all 50 states
Coronavirus cases have increased in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam over the past 14 days, the latest NBC News data showed Tuesday. And in a dozen of those states — Vermont, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Pennsylvania and New York — infections have spiked in the last two weeks, meaning there has been a 100 percent or more increase in confirmed cases over ...
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Amid Pandemic, Belgrade Street Kids Find Comfort at Refuge
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In a small, brightly-colored backstreet house in Belgrade a teenage girl is drying her hair, while two others eat lunch in the kitchen. A group of boys are having their temperatures checked at the entrance as a precaution against coronavirus. It's another busy day for Svratiste, or Roadhouse, Belgrade's first daily drop-in center for street kids that for years has been a rare oasis of warmth and comfort for the Serbian ...
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US troops in Afghanistan: Allies and Republicans alarmed at withdrawal plan
The US is to withdraw 2,500 troops from both countries by mid-January, the US Department of Defense confirmed. President Donald Trump has long called for troops to come home and has criticised US interventions abroad. The head of Nato warned of a "very high price". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the plan "a mistake". Mr McConnell - usually a staunch defender of Mr Trump - also warned the president against making "any earth ...
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Temperature concerns could slow the rollout of new coronavirus vaccines
oday’s dramatic news that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine might work as well as one made by Pfizer and BioNTech means the world could have two powerful weapons to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the next hot vaccine topic is, well, heat. Both vaccines use a novel technology—strands of messenger RNA (mRNA), held within lipid particles—that is vulnerable to degradation at room temperature and requires doses to be frozen for transportation, then thawed ...
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  Story 323 -   Tuesday November 17, 2020
New lockdowns and restrictions sweep across the country as Covid-19 cases continue to rise
The wave of Covid-19 infections sweeping across the United States was followed Monday by a spate of new lockdowns and calls to reimpose restrictions after a week when more than a million new cases were reported. With two promising vaccines still months away from the start of widespread distribution and President Donald Trump slowing the transition by refusing to concede his apparent election loss to Joe Biden, mayors and governors were batteni ...
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After Trump, Europe aims to show Biden it can fight for itself
EU foreign and defence ministers meeting by teleconference on Thursday and Friday will receive the bloc’s first annual report on joint defence capabilities, expected to serve as the basis for a French-led, post-Brexit, post-Trump effort to turn the EU into a stand-alone military power. President-elect Joe Biden will halt his predecessor’s confrontational rhetoric towards allies, but he is not going to alter the underlying U.S. message that Eur ...
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  Story 321 -   Monday November 16, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden hopes to halt border wall construction
WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reverse numerous immigration and border security policies when he is sworn in, including halting the construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall.

“Within 100 days, I am going to send to United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people,” Biden said during a presidential debate.

Since then, Biden says he plans to res ...
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  Story 320 -   Monday November 16, 2020
What effect does covid-19  have on your body?
COVID-19 gets worse day by day, spreading over America, causing unbearable problems, separating families, canceling sports events, closing schools, damaging the stock market and virtually ending travel by aircraft. The effects of covid-19 on the body is horrible and deadly:

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