Judge says Amazon won’t have to restore Parler web service

Amazon won’t be forced to restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app 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 […]

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Biden halts oil and gas leases on US land, water for 60 days

The Biden administration announced Thursday the suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters for 60 days as part a broad review of programs at the Department of Interior. The move follows President Joe Biden’s campaign pledge to halt new drilling on federal lands and end the leasing […]

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Congress poised for quick action on Biden’s Pentagon nominee

The Democratic-controlled House easily passed legislation required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns that his retirement occurred inside the seven-year window that safeguards civilian leadership of the military. Thursday’s 326-78 vote would grant a waiver that would exempt Austin from the seven-year rule. All signs […]

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Bernie Sanders spawns splash of memes with inaugural attire

Wearing mittens made out of recycled materials and a warm winter jacket, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a casual inauguration outfit — and vibe — that only he could. Many people quickly highlighted the 79-year-old independent Vermont senator’s look, and created endless memes, from Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, which he […]

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The Latest: Fauci vows full US engagement with WHO

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is signing 10 executive orders aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic, including one broadening the use of the Defense Production Act to expand vaccine production. Biden also signed an order Thursday mandating masks for travel, including in airports and planes, ships, trains, buses and public transportation, as well as one […]

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Asia Today: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles

Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have surged past 500,000 in a new bleak milestone with the government facing criticism for failing to immediately launch a vaccination program amid a global scramble for COVID-19 vaccines. The Department of Health reported 1,895 new infections Sunday, bringing confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 500,577, the second highest […]

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Italian PM Conte seeks to save his government from falling

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Monday acknowledged errors in fighting the unprecedented pandemic, but in a speech aimed at preserving his second mandate, he told lawmakers his government can “hold its head high.” Conte was fighting for his political life after he lost his coalition majority with the defection of Cabinet ministers belonging to former […]

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Fauci says 2 new vaccines could be ready for US approval within weeks, not months

Summary List Placement The US could have two more COVID-19 vaccines “within weeks, not months,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NBC News on Sunday.  Fauci predicted that drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson would submit their data to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “within a […]

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Pricey whiskies and cognacs are outshining cheaper booze as Americans drink at home. Here’s why distillers and analysts predict the category’s sales will continue to grow after the pandemic ends.

Summary List Placement The coronavirus pandemic and an ensuing recession has pushed Americans to buy more booze at their corner liquor shop. But ironically, many are reaching for top-quality spirits instead of trading down amid a tough economic climate. Sales of ultra-premium spirits, generally those that sell for $25 a bottle or more, rose more […]

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‘Dr. Doom’ economist Nouriel Roubini warns Biden’s presidency will suffer civil unrest and cyberattacks by Russia and China during his term

Summary List Placement Economist Nouriel Roubini expects Joe Biden’s presidency to face civil unrest and cyberattacks. Russia and China will launch cyberattacks against the US and spread false information, he said. He’s worried Donald Trump could execute military action in Iran, making things difficult for Biden. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Joe Biden’s […]

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A potential Trump memoir is being opposed by hundreds of editors, writers, and agents – who have signed an open letter against it

Summary List Placement Hundreds of authors, editors, and agents signed an open letter asking the world’s publishers to skip a post-presidency memoir from Donald Trump.  The letter, “No Book Deals for Traitors,” was created by novelist Barry Lyga, as The Los Angeles Times and Publisher’s Weekly reported. Lyga’s letter opposed any book from members of […]

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Former Trump campaign staffers helped organize the rally that led to the deadly Capitol riot, records show, despite the campaign’s repeated claims it wasn’t involved

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has repeatedly said it wasn’t involved in organizing the January 6 rally that led to the deadly storming of the Capitol.  But a review of the official paperwork by the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and ABC News, shows that former Trump campaign staffers helped secure the […]

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‘The Witcher’ by Henry Cavill scores high with the public despite reviews

Despite mixed reviews from critics, the Netflix series by Henry Cavill, The Witcher, scores big among the public in the United States. Earlier this month, Henry Cavill’s new Netflix show debuted and generated a mixed reaction from critics. The show currently has a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but has a 93% […]

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Do you want to start the new year? StarFlyer is giving away tickets

ORLANDO, Fla. – An attraction from International Drive hopes that you will start the new year with them. The Orlando StarFlyer organizes the New Year’s Eve party “The Soaring 20’s” on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. on January 1. The attraction, a 450-foot swing ride in Icon Park, promises a live DJ, food, […]

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Tottenham fans name the 13 transfer goals to replace Kieran Trippier as a right-back

After a summer that Kieran Trippier left Tottenham Hotspur to move to Atletico Madrid, fans urge Jose Mourinho to invest in a new right-back. It’s been two and a half years since Kyle Walker left Spurs for Manchester City. Serge Aurier was signed by Paris Saint-Germain as the successor to the England international. Kyle Walker-Peters […]

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