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    This guy is president. I could get used to it. PS his tweets are boring, and that's wonderful. NY Times: Prosecute Trump? Biden Is Wary, but His Voters Are Eager Urging unity, the president-elect has tried to focus on his policy plans. But many of those who elected him are still fixated on his predecessor: “He’s a crook and he needs to pay.” Interviews with two dozen Biden voters across the country found near unanimity that it was important for the Senate, the Justice Department and state prosecutors to aggressively pursue Mr. Trump, his family members and top aides — holding them accountable well beyond the impeachment charge against the president for inciting the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The consensus cut across differences of ideology, income, race and sex. “He’s a crook and he needs to pay for the crimes he’s done,” said Teresa Steele, a Republican in Denton...
    LONDON — Britain’s main doctors’ organization says it is concerned about the U.K.’s decision to give people a second dose of coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by manufacturers and the World Health Organization. The U.K., which has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people a first dose of the vaccine as quickly as possible. So far almost 5.5 million people have received a first dose of either a vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech or one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. AstraZeneca has said it believes a dose of its vaccine offers protection after 12 weeks, but Pfizer says it has not tested the efficacy of its jab after such a long gap. The British Medical Association urged England’s chief medical officer to “urgently review” the policy for the Pfizer vaccine. It...
    The Venezuelan Government maintains strict control over the entry of citizens from Brazil through the state of Bolívar (south), as a measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19said the governor of that border region, Justo Noguera, in an interview broadcast on the Venezuelan State Television channel on Friday. « Before the new strain of Covid-19, which is highly aggressive, we are supervising that no one enters through areas that are not authorized and that everyone passes through the control area, « said Noguera. The governor indicated that they have the support of the officials of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), who are in charge of maintaining control at the service posts. In addition, he assured that the cases of Covid-19 in Bolívar they remain low and he called on citizens to maintain biosecurity measures to avoid contagion. Since March 2020, in Bolívar...
    The National Vaccination Plan began Monday in this country of 212 million inhabitants, several weeks after the United States or Europe. The day before, the Brazilian regulator Anvisa had given its authorization for the CoronaVac vaccine from the Chinese laboratory Sinovac, of which six million doses were already available, and that of the British laboratory AstraZeneca / Oxford, of which two million doses finally arrived on Friday from the India after delays. On Friday, a new authorization for 4.8 million doses of CoronaVac was issued for the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo, associated with Sinovac. The two vaccines are currently reserved for priority populations. Once the first stocks are exhausted, the supply will depend on the import of products for the on-site manufacture of CoronaVac and British vaccine. However, as of Tuesday, professionals sounded the alarm in the face of delivery delays while the epidemic is flaring again, with...
    Person in Michigan wins Mega Millions $1 billion jackpot, 2nd-largest total ever Senate leaders agree on impeachment trial delay, giving Biden breathing room Parents in this state pay the most for childcare © kate_sept2004 kids and dad Child care costs were already high pre-coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve only gotten more expensive. The COVID-19 crisis is costing center-based child care providers an extra 41% annually per child — $14,117, up from $9,977 pre-pandemic. The spike in costs for these care providers impacts households with children younger than 5 especially hard. To find the full extent of that impact, LendingTree researchers used Center for American Progress data on costs for center-based child care providers and data from Child Care Aware of America on household child care costs to quantify the effect on households.Key findings Indiana households with children younger than 5 put 20% of their income — on average — toward...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Laurie Cardoza-Moore from Proclaiming Justice to the Nations to the newsmakers line to discuss and celebrate that PJTN has been relieved of their hate status from the Southern Poverty Law Center after five years turmoil. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line now by our good friend Laurie Cardoza-Moore. She’s the founder and president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations. This is a group that educates, advocates, and moves to activate Christians, Jews, and all people of conscience in building a global community of action and prayer. In support of Jews and Israel Laurie, welcome back. You have some news for us. Good morning. Moore: Good morning Michael....
    Acting Attorney Gneral Jeffrey Rosen came within moments of being kicked out so Trump could turn the DOJ against the election Donald Trump driving a crowd into a violent attack on the Capitol may be the defining image that will remain in the minds of most Americans. But that assault on Jan. 6 wasn’t the only coup Trump planned. After his ridiculous legal ploys had all floundered; after his attempts to strong arm governors and secretaries of state had failed; after he had wined and dined state legislators in an attempt to prevent the certification of votes … Trump had another scheme. The New York Times reports that Trump worked with Department of Justice lawyer Jeffrey Clark on a plan that would have removed acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, then Trump and Clark would use the DOJ to order Georgia legislators to reverse the outcome of the election in that state while blocking...
    (CNN)At first, it seemed like a classic celebrity romance.Zheng Shuang, 29, was one of China's most popular actresses after shooting to fame a decade ago. Zhang Heng, 30, was a talented producer for a variety show. In 2018, the pair went public with a set of couple selfies, and often appeared affectionately in the spotlight afterward -- even co-starring in a popular reality series.So fans were shocked when Zhang took to China's Twitter-like platform Weibo earlier this month to claim he has been stranded in the United States for more than a year, left alone to "take care of and protect two young and innocent lives." The couple was believed to have split while the two surrogate mothers they hired were pregnant with their kids, with Zheng accused of abandoning the babies.Actress Zheng Shuang and her boyfriend Zhang Heng in Shanghai, China, on June 19, 2019.A Chinese media outlet subsequently...
    EFE Agency López Obrador and Biden hold first conversation as heads of state Mexico, Jan 22 (EFE) .- The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, held his first conversation as heads of state this Friday with the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, in which they discussed issues such as migration, the covid-19 pandemic and development cooperation.
    In one of the final acts of the Trump administration, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Tuesday that China’s policies against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region constitute a genocide. A State Department press release condemned the Chinese government and its ruling Chinese Communist Party for restrictions on religious freedom, arbitrary detention and use of forced labor and torture. The U.S. is the first country in the world to formally declare China is committing a genocide. These acts are an affront to the Chinese people and to civilized nations everywhere. The People’s Republic of China and the CCP must be held to account. — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 19, 2021 Sophia Richardson, the China director of Human Rights Watch, said the move does not trigger any immediate legal repercussions, although an official designation of genocide from the U.S. government is a consequential move. “Does...
    ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Minnesota officials are weighing more permanent plans for increased security at the state capitol grounds in light of protests and violent threats that they say have underscored the importance of enhancing procedures to ensure a safe space for lawmakers, staff and the public after the pandemic recedes. The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security on Friday convened to begin discussing future options. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan asked public safety leaders and state lawmakers to bring forth ideas for policy and budget proposals in the coming weeks for the legislature to consider. Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said there were 117 protests or rallies at the capitol in 2020, which is about one every three days. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has tracked 88 potential threats since June 2020 and there was a warning of potential violence just within the last two weeks that triggered an...
    Three Kentucky grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case have called for state Attorney General Daniel Cameron to be impeached, claiming he 'misrepresented their findings' in the months-long investigation into her fatal shooting.  The three jurors, who were not named, filed a petition with the state House of Representatives on Friday renewing allegations raised by members of the panel who spoke out against the controversial grand jury ruling in September.   Cameron, a black Republican, was the special prosecutor who led the state investigation of the three Louisville cops involved in the fatal shooting of Taylor during a botched drug raid last year. He was widely criticized over a grand jury ruling that did not charge any of the officers in the black woman's death. The shooting had sparked protests in Louisville alongside national protests over racial injustice and police misconduct.  Three Kentucky grand jurors on Friday filed a...
    Family of 12-year-old boy swept out to sea in California offers $50,000 reward California to investigate L.A. County Sheriffs Department Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft A slam dunk if you need a balance transfer Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © Prostock-Studio/istockphoto Retirement Gap The financial obstacles faced by women in America are no small challenge. As has been reported by the media time and again, the gender pay gap in this country continues to be a significant reality. Women today make, on average, 85% of what their male counterparts do,...
    The Golden State Killer. REUTERS/Fred Greaves There's something about true crime that pulls us in, as popular docuseries like "Night Stalker" show. For every true crime fan out there, we picked the most notorious crime that occurred in every state. The crimes range from murder to disappearances to hate crimes. Some of the slides contain content that may be upsetting for some readers. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Something about crime fascinates people — whether it be a morbid interest in the macabre, a genuine attempt to make sense of what happened, or an obsession with trying to piece together a cold case. The following 50 felonies are some of the most captivating crimes ever committed, having gripped people the world over — some for as long as 80 years. Some are solved, while others remain a mystery. Here are some of the most well-known crimes that...
    California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing tough questions after it emerged that the state is relying on a secret mathematical model to determine regional lockdown orders. Since early December, California has used projected regional ICU capacity as the metric used to assign lockdown tiers, issuing stay-at-home orders if capacity falls below 15 percent. But state health officials are now saying their model is too complicated to share with the public. The bizarre situation came to light when the state suddenly lifted lockdown rules in the Greater Sacramento region last week, despite an current ICU capacity of less than 10 percent. The state's COVID-19 data dashboard said on Friday that the 13-county Greater Sacramento region's ICU capacity is currently at 9 percent, but that a four-week projection of future capacity is 'at or above threshold', without explaining why.  Newsom, a Democrat, has long said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven...
    BIGFOOT hunters can soon get a license to hunt the ape-like folklore legend if an Oklahoma official can pass legislation officially declaring the start of "Bigfoot Season." Oklahoma State Representative Justin Humphrey wants tourists and big-game hunters alike to come to the state to hunt the mythical creature - and bring much-needed tourism dollars to the cash-strapped state. 6Bigfoot Hunting Season may officially become a season in Oklahoma 6Oklahoma State Representative Justin Humphrey wants people to get hunting licenses to hunt the beastCredit: Getty Images - Getty Humphrey introduced a bill announcing the official start of a "Bigfoot Hunting Season" in the state. His southeast Oklahomadistrict includes the heavily forested Ouachita Mountains, which plays host to an annual Bigfoot festival. He says the marketing ploy could help the state make bank on issuing state hunting licenses. "Tourism is one of the biggest attractions we have in my House district,"...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The latest session of the Maryland General Assembly kicked off last week with a number of changes due to COVID-19. While the virus and recovery efforts are front of mind for lawmakers, they will also be tasked with voting on Gov. Larry Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget and reviewing hundreds of other bills on topics ranging from policing reforms following multiple high-profile deaths of Black people by police officers in 2020 to decriminalizing marijuana and changing the state song. RELATED COVERAGE: Maryland General Assembly Session Begins With Changes Due To COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Would Allow Alcohol Carry-Out, Delivery To Continue In Maryland After COVID-19 Pandemic Ends Gov. Larry Hogan Announces $1B COVID-19 RELIEF Act, Includes $750 Income Tax Credit For Maryland Families Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal Includes COVID-19 Relief, $7.5B For Schools Here are some of the bills we’re...
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    GOP-controlled legislatures in several states introduced legislation this week to make voting harder. The efforts to make it harder to vote have begun in earnest as GOP-controlled state legislatures convene across the country and introduce legislation to make voter registration and voting by mail more difficult. Republicans began calling for such measures to be implemented in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, making baseless claims of voter fraud to explain away Trump's defeat and saying that tackling all that fraud required new voter restrictions. But now that newly elected state lawmakers have been sworn in and legislative sessions have begun, Republicans are introducing and debating concrete legislation that would make it harder to vote.
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    She flew on a private jet to the Capitol riot. Now she is asking for donations to cover her legal fees. Biden’s LGBTQ rights executive order and the transphobic backlash, explained Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft A slam dunk if you need a balance transfer Ad Microsoft ...
    Unscripted Producers Name Top COVID-Friendly Platforms Gold prices settle lower, but tally their largest weekly gain since mid-December Staff revolt brewing at the Toledo Blade after decision to end Ohio State and Michigan beat coverage This morning, Toledo Blade sports writer Nick Piotrowicz took to Twitter to publicly share his growing frustrations with his employer. His tweets only tell a portion of the growing rift of distrust, low morale, and friction between the Blade’s sports department, editor Scott McNeish, and the higher ups who have signed off on controversial decisions,  fueling what has been called a quickly decaying, untenable situation. © Provided by Awful Announcing © Provided by Awful Announcing Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 12.18.18 PM Tensions have been building for quite awhile. In December of 2018, well respected sports editor Jeff Svoboda left the Blade to take a job with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Per sources, the Blade...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With Illinois set to move to the next phase of its vaccination plan next week, Gov. JB Pritzker said he’s encouraged that the Biden administration is seeking to ramp up production and distribution of vaccines. Pritzker said, just days since President Joe Biden took office, he’s seen a noticeable change in the federal government’s response to the pandemic. “So far it appears that addressing COVID is his administration’s top priority. Hour by hour, his team is seemingly unraveling the mess the previous administration left behind, and focusing on improving vaccine supply and administration,” Pritzker said. In particular, the governor pointed to Biden’s proposal for a $20 billion national program to establish community vaccination centers across the country, and deploy mobile units to remote areas, and Pritzker urged Congress to quickly approve that plan. “Forty-eight hours into this new president’s term and 11 months into this pandemic, it...
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    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Oklahoma State says its home men’s basketball game against Oklahoma, originally scheduled for Jan. 16 in Stillwater, has been reset for Feb. 25. The game was postponed because of a positive COVID-19 test within the Oklahoma State program, according to Oklahoma State officials. The teams also are scheduled to meet Feb. 27 in Norman. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Central African Republic on Thursday declared a state of emergency for 15 days in the country, while two-thirds are under the control of armed groups. On Thursday, the UN envoy to the Central African Republic, Mankeur Ndiaye, called on the Security Council for a “substantial increase” of the 12,000 peacekeepers deployed within the Minusca (UN Mission in the Central African Republic). The state of emergency “allows the authorities to make arrests without necessarily going through the public prosecutor”, specified the presidency of the Republic. A week before the first round, on December 27, presidential and legislative elections, six of the country’s most powerful armed groups – sometimes ex-enemies – joined forces to form the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC). They launched an offensive against President Touadéra, who was running for a second term, after the electoral commission had excluded ex-President Bozizé from the competition, who some of...
    The governor of Florida (USA), Ron DeSantis, highlighted on Wednesday the strong impulse of the state in the vaccination of people over 65 years of age against Covid-19, which leaves 11,914 new cases and reaches above 1 , 6 million infections since the start of the pandemic. Miami World – DNA Cuba DeSantis, who since the beginning of the health emergency has put Florida’s seniors first, posted on his Twitter account the results of the SeniorFirst vaccination campaign, which his state leads. “In Florida, we are putting #SeniorsFirst and seeing results. Almost 65% of all our vaccinations to date have been for people over 65, more than in any other state in the nation, “he said. Florida was the first US state to vaccinate more than 500,000 people 65 and older, and is one of only three states to vaccinate more than a million people. According to health authorities,...
    According to the latest report from the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health Surveillance (RKI), Germany has more than 50,000 deaths linked to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Over 2 million positive cases A total of 50,642 patients succumbed to Covid-19, since the start of the pandemic in Germany. This latest report was identified and disseminated on Friday by the health watch institute Robert Koch (RKI), who also said that 859 people have died in the past 24 hours in the country. Moreover, theGermany identified 17,862 new contaminations in coronavirus, in one day, bringing the total of proven infections to 2,106,262 since the onset of the disease in March, including 1,780,200 cured over the same period. Declining incidence rate The institute RKI also said the seven-day incidence rate stands at 115.3 cases per 100,000 people nationwide. A decrease is thus noted, because Thursday, this proportion was 119.0 cases....
    "Roseanne" revolves around the working-class Conners family in Illinois. ABC/Adam Rose Using Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, awards won, and cultural impact, we've determined the most famous TV show set in every state. Some are old classics, like the Bob Newhart sitcom "Newhart" or "Mary Tyler Moore." Others are brand-new, like "Stranger Things." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Some TV shows, like "Breaking Bad," really play up the location in which they are set — everyone knows where they were filmed. Others, like "Roseanne," could technically be anywhere. However, every single US state has been home to an iconic TV show — from Indiana being the site of "Stranger Things" to Pennsylvania being home of "The Office." We looked at how many awards any given show has won or was nominated for using IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, as well as its cultural impact in today's world to determine...
    A news host reports on former President Donald Trump during a broadcast on RT, formerly known as Russia Today, a state-funded TV network. Misha Friedman/Getty Images The storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which was Christmas Eve for Eastern Orthodox Christians, was a perfect holiday gift for Russian politicians and state-controlled Russian media. While President Vladimir Putin has remained silent so far, reaction from political leaders was instantaneous, and the topic has dominated Russian news coverage ever since. Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that while the siege is “an internal affair,” it’s important to point out that the “electoral system of the U.S. is archaic.” Konstantin Koschev, head of the International Affairs Committee of the Federal Council, the upper chamber of Russian Parliament, proclaimed “the end of the celebration of democracy.” Russian media have been eager to take up these points. For...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One of the victims in the upstate New York chopper crash that claimed the lives of three National Guard troops has been identified. Pilot Christian Koch was among those killed Wednesday when a Blackhawk medical evacuation helicopter crashed in Monroe County. He had been a pilot with the New York State Police since 2016. He was honored by the Red Cross of Western New York for his role in the June 2020 rescue of an 11-year-old boy, in which the boy hoisted more than 100 feet from a gorge and taken for medical care. More: 3 National Guard Members Killed In Helicopter Crash In New York Koch leaves behind a wife and four children. U.S. Army aviation safety investigators are leading the investigation into the crash. More From CBS New York: Exclusive: Woman Brutally Attacked At Harlem Liquor Store Says Suspect Tried To Bite Her Eye...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference Friday morning providing updates on the State’s response to COVID-19. Whitmer announced the state would allow indoor dining to resume in Michigan starting Feb. 1. The new order will last three weeks, until Sunday, Feb. 21. Here’s more about the new order: indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements concessions at casinos movie theaters and stadiums personal services requiring mask removal and non-residential gatherings of up to 10 people from two households Restaurants and bars will be allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity with up to 100 people. Tables must be six feet apart with no more than six people per table. Outdoor tents with four sides are permitted under these same rules. Bars and restaurants must close by 10 p.m. Additionally, contact information must be collected from diners for contact tracing purposes. “The pause...
    Parents, coaches and athletes recently held rallies throughout California to pressure policymakers to permit high school sports to start. Football coaches across the state have formed their own lobbying group. And now two Orange County private schools were warned about sanctions after playing a football game last weekend although all Southern California counties are in the purple, or most restrictive, tier in the state’s reopening system. The debate to reopen California high school sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic has placed physicians in the middle of inflamed passions as they balance how to help shape policy that placates families while keeping communities safe. “It’s pretty vicious,” said Dr. Nirav Pandya, director of the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Taking “youth sports away has increased parental anxiety to push for sports.” Proponents of playing make fervent arguments citing...
    The Minister of Health, Alba Vergés, has claimed the State tools to decree home confinement if necessary and if advised by the technicians, although it has indicated that this should not be the “main objective” of the Government, for the costs that it entails. In a telematic press conference, Vergés has come out this Friday to the passage of the call of former Catalan president Quim Torra de raise a house lockdown to stop the third wave of the pandemic. Vergés has emphasized that the Government does not have the powers for this type of action and that has already claimed them from the State. In any case, when asked if the Government would apply home confinement if it had the powers, Vergés answered that it would “when the technicians said what to do to control the pandemic. “ But he has pointed out that home confinement “should not be...
    INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — The lines were long Thursday at the Forum in Inglewood, one of five Los Angeles County COVID-19 vaccinations super sites, as residents 65 and over joined the group of people eligible to get the vaccine. “I called right away and got right on the list,” said vaccine recipient Jerry Tresnan. Another recipient, Sarah Noddings said, “I’m really excited to be here. A little nervous, got to admit that.” “I’m 66 and I don’t want to have covid basically,” said Bob Korda, who waited in line. RELATED: ‘So Much Frustration’: Local Healthcare Worker Struggling To Get Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine But projections from the state’s top health officials are bringing new urgency as L.A. County seniors, especially those who are high risk, scramble to get vaccinated. During a state vaccine advisory committee meeting, Dr. Erica Pan said it could take four to five months to complete vaccinations...
    The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● New York City, NY Mayor: Campaign finance reports covering July 12 to Jan. 11 are in, and former Citigroup executive Raymond McGuire attracted plenty of attention by hauling in $5 million in three months, with $3.7 million on-hand. However, while McGuire brought in the most donations during this time of any of the Democratic candidates competing in the June instant-runoff primary, the New York Times' Jeffrey Mays notes that McGuire's strong fundraising will actually help some of his opponents. McGuire is the one contender who isn't taking part in the city's public finance program, which normally limits participants from spending more than $7.3 million for the primary and the same...
    Last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping reportedly made China’s wealthiest man Jack Ma disappear. Here at home, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the president of the United States disappear. Both of these moves were shows of strength. And the parallels between them should shake every American to their core.  Silicon Valley tech giants like Twitter and Facebook are now, undisputedly, the most powerful companies in the history of the world. The Dutch East India Company wielded a private militia, but it still couldn’t control what people said and read. As of today, President Trump will have access to neither the nuclear codes nor a Twitter account. But our new class of unelected corporate monarchs now controls whether and how Americans can hear any democratically elected president in the future.  JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: FREE SPEECH, THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND OUR MODERN TECH-FILLED WORLD This is the power of the 21st-century Leviathan, far more...
    Miami : Today is Friday, January 22 and these are the main news of the day: 1.- The Florida Surgeon General ordered that the centers that administer the coronavirus vaccine must ensure that the people who receive it are residents of the state. The interested party must show government-issued identification, driver’s license, rental agreement, title deed or utility bill in their name. 2.- The Broward Health Department is included in the new state system for obtaining vaccination appointments. Seniors 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers can call 1-866-201-6313 to request an appointment. Those who receive the first dose through this new system will be asked to schedule the second appointment in the same way. 3.- Two alleged criminals were arrested, accused of robbing a house in Hialeah, from which they would have stolen about $ 20,000 in jewelry. They were identified as Maikel Díaz and Yacel Ramos....
    The Conversation Spain Charles Dickens wrote about the diphtheria crisis of 1856 (and it all sounds very familiar) Charles Dickens in his study in Gads Hill Place, England. Engraving by Samuel Hollyer, 1875. Shutterstock / Everett CollectionA strange and dreadful disease is causing deaths around the world. Doctors are divided and it is difficult to establish an accurate picture of what is happening. The authorities try to avoid panic, trips have been interrupted and there is fake news everywhere. This was all happening in August 1856 when Charles Dickens took up his pen to write a letter to Sir Joseph Olliffe, a doctor at the British Embassy in Paris. I recently discovered this letter in the course of my research on the abundant vital correspondence of the great writer. In the letter, Dickens thanked the doctor for alerting him to the diphtheria outbreak that had occurred in Boulogne-sur-Mer, on the...
    (CNN)For Caroline Brant, attempting to get a vaccine appointment for her in-laws in Pennsylvania felt like trying to "win a seat at the big show.""Except in Pennsylvania, there's no show yet," she told CNN. "Just spinning sites."The 48-year-old, who lives in Collegeville, is referring to the confusion over websites where those eligible for the vaccine can sign up for a coveted slot to receive one. Study finds 60% of Americans dont know where or when to get a Covid-19 vaccineAt the moment, in most states, those eligible include health care workers and seniors. But many of the nation's 50 million seniors, including Brant's in-laws, have been struggling to figure out how to navigate the various websites that provide information about the vaccine or allow people to sign up."My in-laws did not ask for my help but I could tell right away that it was a logistical nightmare," Brant said. "None...
    The Wisconsin Badgers need to show up and show out Saturday against Ohio State. My beloved Badgers are currently 12-3, we’re coming off two very solid wins over Rutgers and Northwestern and the Buckeyes represent a very tough challenge. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) As a fan of college basketball in general, these brutal B1G conference games are what we all love to see.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin Basketball (@badgermbb) Ohio State is a damn good basketball team this season. Anyone who thinks they’re going to roll over is an idiot. Make no mistake about it, folks. The Buckeyes are going to show up in Madison intent on beating us by any means necessary. That’s the kind of challenge I want. That’s the kind of competitor I want to see.   View this post...
    (CNN)A fire in a Washington State town has forced residents to flee the area due to the threat of a potential explosion.Local police and fire agencies are on the scene of a commercial structure fire at Washington Potato Company in Warden, Washington, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office. There is a "risk of ammonia tank explosion," the sheriff's office said. Warden is located about 90 miles southwest of Spokane. The population of the town is approximately 2,800, according to a recent Census Bureau estimate. It is unclear at this time the exact number of residents ordered to evacuate. Authorities have issued a Level 3 evacuation, which means "GO NOW" for "All areas west of Road U-SE and south of SR170, Warden," a tweet from the sheriff's office said. Read More"Law enforcement officers will go door-to-door to notify persons in the Level 3 area," the message said. Officials said there...
    EU heads of state and government discussed further restrictions on internal borders. The Commission advocates the introduction of dark red areas in travel recommendations. ATfter having been agitated in recent days, the specter of new restrictions on the EU’s internal borders materialized on Thursday evening after a video conference by EU heads of state and government. But despite the more contagious covid variants, which have reshuffled the cards, the 27 seem to want to avoid disruptions. Or at least the European Commission.
    Golden State Warriors (8-7, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (11-4, second in the Western Conference) Salt Lake City; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Utah hosts Golden State trying to prolong its four-game home winning streak. The Jazz have gone 7-2 against Western Conference opponents. Utah ranks second in the Western Conference at limiting opponent scoring, allowing just 106 points while holding opponents to 44.1% shooting. The Warriors are 5-3 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State ranks ninth in the league with 26.1 assists per game led by Draymond Green averaging 6.9. The Jazz and Warriors square off Saturday for the first time this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz with 3.5 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 24.3 points while shooting 40.8% from beyond the arc. Rudy Gobert is averaging 13.6 rebounds and 10.3 points per game over the last 10 games for Utah. James...
    BERLIN — More than 50,000 people have died after contracting the coronavirus in Germany, a number that has risen swiftly over recent weeks even as infection figures are finally beginning to fall. The country’s disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said Friday that another 859 deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 50,642. Germany had a relatively small number of deaths in the pandemic’s first phase, but that has changed this winter. Hundreds of deaths, sometimes more than 1,000, have been reported daily in the country of 83 million people. Germany hit the 40,000 mark on Jan. 10. Among other European countries, the U.K., Italy, France and Spain, all of which have smaller populations, still have higher death tolls. And Germany, which is currently in a lockdown, is now seeing infections drop after they peaked in December. The...
              Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed TN. (R) State Representative Jerry Sexton to the studio to discuss his background and agenda for the special and legislative sessions in the General Assembly. Leahy: We are joined in studio now by our good friend And State Representative Jerry Sexton from Bean Station. Good morning Jerry. Sexton: Good morning, Michael. Thank you for having me. It’s a pleasure to be here. Leahy: Well, we’re delighted to have you in here. We’ve been friends for a long time. We’ve been allies on a number of very important political issues. Sexton: Yes we have. Leahy: You were a leader in the opposition to the gas tax in 2017. But it’s 2021...
    (CNN)On Wednesday, Kamala Harris became the 49th vice president of the United States, the first woman, first Black and first South Asian person to hold that office. Since Harris announced her presidential bid in early 2019, she was met with pushback and reservations from progressives in the country due to her law enforcement record. People on the right view her as leftist. Some on the left see her as not progressive enough. She is, on some levels, a work in progress and, no doubt, will fall short of some people's expectations. But as her biographer, I'm here to tell you there's much more to Kamala Harris than meets the eye. When she became California attorney general at the start of 2011, Kamala Harris made clear that she had big plans for herself. Harris announced that former US secretaries of state Warren Christopher and George Shultz would co-chair the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled plans for a new state-of-the-art bus terminal in Midtown. “It will have greater capacity. It will have acres of green space, environmentally friendly. It’s going to take all the buses off the streets,” Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said. The new transit complex would be a multi-billion dollar project with some funding from the federal government. 2021 marks our centennial year & we’re advancing our agency’s mission to keep the region moving with plans for a whole new Midtown Bus Terminal! Well transform this outdated facility into a 21st century transit hub & source of community pride, not scorn. https://t.co/RgHk9pvWEE pic.twitter.com/aGri4X3xiy — Port Authority of NY & NJ. Wear a Face Covering. (@PANYNJ) January 22, 2021 It would accommodate electric buses and open by the year 2030. Prior to the pandemic, 260,000 people passed...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Oakland residents are bursting with pride over native daughter Kamala Harris' ascension to the vice presidency.Fashion line Oaklandish is joining the celebration, printing up t-shirts sporting the phrase, "Oakland in the house," with an image of the White House on them. Last chance to order our ‘Oakland in the House’ men’s and women’s tees! Deadline for online orders is midnight tonight (ships in 7-10 business days)! https://t.co/DPobgA2pHd pic.twitter.com/sS03NFEDHd— Oaklandish (@Oaklandish) January 21, 2021Only a limited number with this design are being made, and the deadline to order one is midnight tonight.RELATED: East Bay woman creates Kamala Harris 'Inauguration Breakfast Boxes' to celebrate VP-elect's Oakland rootsAnd speaking of Oakland garb, the Warriors happened to unveil their new "Oakland" jerseys on the day Harris was sworn in.Of course, It wasn't lost on Oaklanders that the Dubs played their most complete game of the season last night in the...
    For years, adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory waited for the day when Donald Trump would make mass arrests, military tribunals and executions of his Satan-worshiping enemies who sacrificed children. Keeping the faith is not proving easy now that Joe Biden assumed the presidency and the apocalyptic reckoning with prominent Democrats and Trump’s long-awaited enemies of the deep state, the state within the state, has not occurred. Some QAnon supporters were convinced that Biden’s victory was wishful thinking and that Trump would continue in the presidency for a second term. Others take comfort in thinking that Trump will be the one pulling the strings during Biden’s tenure. There are also those who believe that Biden’s inauguration was a computer-generated spectacle or that Biden himself is the mysterious “Q”, supposedly someone from the government who throws enigmatic clues about the conspiracy. In many, Trump’s departure sowed all...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — California spent nearly $19 million for a week’s worth of high security around the state Capitol and other locations because of fears of civil unrest surrounding the inauguration of President Joe Biden, officials said citing preliminary estimates Thursday. National Guard troops began standing down Thursday, but “state and local law enforcement will maintain a heightened posture over the coming days,” said Brian Ferguson, a spokesman for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Temporary fencing installed around the Capitol will stay up at least for the rest of the week. Just one supporter of departing President Donald Trump was present as Biden took his oath of office Wednesday, a man wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat who would only identify himself as “Joe” from Brentwood in the San Francisco Bay Area. “I thanked all the police for coming out for me,” Joe said. “I think...
    INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — The lines were long Thursday at the Forum in Inglewood, one of five Los Angeles County COVID-19 vaccinations super sites, as residents 65 and over joined the group of people eligible to get the vaccine. “I called right away and got right on the list,” said vaccine recipient Jerry Tresnan. Another recipient, Sarah Noddings said, “I’m really excited to be here. A little nervous got to admit that.” “I’m 66 and I don’t want to have covid basically,” said Bob Korda who waited in line. But projections from the state’s top health officials are bringing new urgency as L.A. County seniors, especially those who are high risk, scramble to get vaccinated. During a state vaccine advisory committee meeting, Dr. Erica Pan said it could take four to five months to complete vaccinations for those 65 and older with the current allocations from the federal government. “We don’t...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — While Pennsylvania’s plans to expand coronavirus vaccine availability are coming off the drawing board, the distribution network is clicking on all cylinders in West Virginia. The state is leading the nation in the percentage of vaccines administered. At the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, a group of people 80 years of age and older are being vaccinated after a year of isolation and worry. Residents like Dolores Ledergerber are relieved this day has come. “I’m happy that I’m getting it, and I think West Virginia is doing a fine job,” she said. In fact, West Virginia ranks No. 1 in the nation in efficient distribution of the vaccine, having administered 97 percent of the shots it has been issued. By comparison, Pennsylvania ranks 27th with only 48.5 percent of its shots used. (Photo Credit: KDKA) And unlike Pennsylvania, West Virginia is already vaccinating large numbers of the general...
    ‘Pixie dust’: Why some vaccine sits on shelves while shortages intensify nationwide Fauci throws lots of shade at Trump in his first comments as a Biden adviser This Midwestern state has the most expensive childcare © kate_sept2004 kids and dad Child care costs were already high pre-coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve only gotten more expensive. The COVID-19 crisis is costing center-based child care providers an extra 41% annually per child — $14,117, up from $9,977 pre-pandemic. The spike in costs for these care providers impacts households with children younger than 5 especially hard. To find the full extent of that impact, LendingTree researchers used Center for American Progress data on costs for center-based child care providers and data from Child Care Aware of America on household child care costs to quantify the effect on households.Key findings Indiana households with children younger than 5 put 20% of their income — on...
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    Attacked along with several of its leaders in early August by New York State Attorney Letitia James, the organization counter-attacked in mid-January by filing for bankruptcy in federal court in Dallas. The maneuver aimed to protect itself from this procedure, by moving its headquarters to Texas, a state much more favorable to personal weapons than New York. But on Thursday, Judge Joel Cohen dismissed the NRA’s arguments and confirmed the continuation of New York proceedings, according to a statement from prosecutor James. The judge’s order was not yet on file as of Thursday afternoon. The New York prosecutor targets above all the number 1 of the association, executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre, at its head since 1991. The leader is accused of abuse of corporate assets, with the complicity of his close guard. He would have used the private jet of the NRA for personal purposes or benefited from benefits...
    From poor to rich for a unsold ticketThis has been the fate of a 46-year-old citizen of Kollam in the state of Kerala (India). Pleasant was the surprise what took Sharafudeen when learned that the remaining ticket, among others, unsold, of the Kerala government Christmas and New Years special edition, had come out with the first prize valued at more than one million euros. The seller, who lives in a small house on government-owned land, has cared for his mother, two brothers, his wife and their son since the start of the pandemic. Their situation was tough due to their economic conditions, but, finally, luck was on his side. A native of Tenkasi returned to Kerala from Riyadh in 2013 after working there for nine years doing occasional jobs. And up until now he had been selling lottery tickets in some nearby cities in the state for a living....
    What is more aggravating living in a state where there are strict categories for who gets a COVID shot and when or living in a state where with no apparent rhyme or reason doses seemed to drop out of the sky so that some hospitals have a lot, some have a little, some have none. Same goes for drive-in locations where some places have them and some don’t. The nation will soon be seriously sleep deprived as people awaken at the wee hours to try and beat the rush, most to no avail. A more pleasant memory about hospitals from days gone by I thought might be in order. A day when the insurance company didn’t rule hospitals like Duke’s ruled fiefdoms, a day when if you doctor thought rest was your best cure, you stayed in the hospital for days, or more. In those days mostly there were enough...
    A California health official says clinics can resume using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccines after a scare that it was causing allergic reactions.   More than 330,000 doses of the shot were distributed to 287 providers across the state earlier this month.  After seven recipients needed medical attention at a mass immunization site in San Diego over the span of 24 hours, officials recommended a pause. But state epidemiologist Dr Erica S Pan said a safety review found 'no scientific basis to continue the pause' and shots can 'immediately resume.' It comes on the heels of Pan saying that because California is also receiving about 500,000 doses per week, it may take five months to vaccinate all residents aged 65 and older. California's top epidemiologist Dr Erica S Pan (pictured) said clinics in the state can resume using Moderna vaccine doses from a batch of 330,000 after a scare that the lot was...
    President Biden proposed to eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offet (GPO). These provisions reduce Social Security benefits for workers with significant government pensions from jobs not covered by Social Security and for their spouses and survivors. Eliminating these provisions would be a mistake. They are well-intentioned attempts to solve an equity issue that arises because about 25% to 30% of state and local workers are not covered by Social Security. Exclusion from Social Security creates two types of problems. First, employees lacking coverage are exposed to a variety of gaps in basic protection — most notably in the areas of survivor and disability insurance. Second, uncovered state and local workers can gain minimum coverage under Social Security and — until the introduction of the WEP in 1983 — could profit from the progressive benefit structure, which was designed to help low-wage workers....
    Questions are mounting about California Governor Gavin Newsom's pandemic ban on outdoor dining, as experts suggest it may have fueled infections by driving gatherings into homes, and furious restaurateurs file suit challenging the order. Newsom's order on December 3 quickly shut down outdoor dining statewide, just days after Los Angeles had implemented its own ban, despite officials admitting there was no evidence linking outdoor dining to infections. California is one of the few states with a climate conducive to outdoor dining in the winter, and experts question whether the outdoor ban only encouraged more risky indoor gatherings.  'It shut down in early December, and things did not get better from there; things actually got worse,' Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease expert at UCSF, told SFGate. 'We won't be able to know the exact percentage it drove, but I would say closing outdoor dining certainly did not help and likely hindered...
    Alert Lady Whistledown! Bridgerton has been renewed for season 2 Alcoa Falls Most in Three Months After Caution Flag on Earnings Advice for Kentucky Fans, Keyontae the Coach & More A Message for Big Blue Nation © Provided by Stadium Kentucky fans: Be careful what you wish for. Yes, this season has been a complete train wreck. There’s no excuse for a 4-9 start, or Wednesday night’s loss to a brutal Georgia team — not youth, not even the pandemic can be used as a defense. But don’t do what you did to Tubby Smith and run John Calipari out of Lexington, or you may just wind up with another Billy Clyde Gillispie. This team has been atrocious. There were six consecutive losses, and then a glimmer of hope with three straight wins. But the issue with this Kentucky team isn’t just youth; It’s the fact that they can’t...
    Cases of COVID-19 continued to come in smaller numbers in California on Wednesday, even as the state recorded the  sixth highest number of deaths from the virus on any single day of the pandemic, according to data compiled by this news organization. The number of average daily cases over the past week hit its lowest point in over a month after county health departments combined to report 21,408 on Wednesday, half the total of the previous Wednesday. But with 596 fatalities around the state, it was also one of California’s deadliest days of the pandemic, raising its cumulative death toll over 35,000. At about 33,600 per day over the past week, California is averaging its fewest cases since mid-December, prior to its pre-Christmas peak, and has cut its rate of new cases by nearly a quarter from just a week ago. The rate of positive tests has also fallen to...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians to “hold me accountable” to a goal of administering 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 10 days, but nearly two weeks later a series of data collection problems have left state officials unable to offer clear evidence of success or failure. A spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health said Wednesday that it’s likely Newsom reached the 1 million mark over 12 days, not 10 days as promised, but noted that coding errors and data lags have hampered the state’s efforts to accurately count and publicly report how many doses are administered each day. Newsom’s self-prescribed litmus test was announced as pressures mounted for him to address the state’s slow vaccination rollout, which has left hundreds of thousands of doses sitting on shelves despite the public’s desperate need for the lifesaving drug. “We’ve learned a lot about how significant the...
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    Explainer: With no self-pardon in hand, private citizen Trump faces uncertain legal future Buttigieg aims for generational change at Transportation The Midwestern state where parents pay the most for childcare © kate_sept2004 kids and dad Child care costs were already high pre-coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve only gotten more expensive. The COVID-19 crisis is costing center-based child care providers an extra 41% annually per child — $14,117, up from $9,977 pre-pandemic. The spike in costs for these care providers impacts households with children younger than 5 especially hard. To find the full extent of that impact, LendingTree researchers used Center for American Progress data on costs for center-based child care providers and data from Child Care Aware of America on household child care costs to quantify the effect on households.Key findings Indiana households with children younger than 5 put 20% of their income — on average — toward child care,...
    Jill Biden wore the symbolic outfit for her first appearance as first lady at the White House. JOSHUA ROBERTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images, Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Jill Biden marked her first evening as first lady in a dress with flowers from every US state. Biden paired the dress with an ivory Gabriella Hearst coat and matching gloves. She chose the symbolic outfit for the "Celebrating America" concert. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jill Biden paid tribute to the US with her Inauguration Concert dress, which was embroidered with the federal flowers of every state and territory in the country. The first lady paired the ivory silk gown with a Gabriela Hearst coat — also adorned with flowers — according to Booth Moore, executive editor at Women's Wear Daily. She completed the outfit with matching leather gloves designed by Hearst, People reports. Biden wore the look — which...
    Adam J. Dewey/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press) Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by ProPublica. The gallery in the Idaho House was restricted to limited seating on the first day of a special session in late August. Lawmakers wanted space to socially distance as they considered issues related to the pandemic and the November election. But maskless protesters shoved their way past Idaho State Police troopers and security guards, broke through a glass door and demanded entry. They were confronted by House Speaker Scott Bedke, a Republican. He decided to let them in and fill the gallery. “You guys are going to police yourselves up there, and you’re going to act like good citizens,” he told the invaders, according to a YouTube video of the incident. “I just...
    (CNN)The United States could face as many as 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in less than a month, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although the CDC's new leader offered a glimmer of hope, saying that "healthier days lie ahead."The nation reported more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths Wednesday, only the third day ever to cross that threshold, bringing the death toll to at least 406,001 people, according to the Johns Hopkins tracking data. And by February 13, that number could reach 508,000, according to an ensemble forecast published by the CDC. The last forecast, on January 13, projected up to 477,000 deaths by February 6. Meantime, vaccines have begun to be distributed, but there remain significant challenges with the supply across the country, according to state officials.States appeal for more coronavirus vaccine doses as the US death toll moves past 400,000New CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on...
    The new president signed a decree imposing the wearing of a mask and respect for social distance in all places under the federal state in the USA Lhe new President of the United States, Joe Biden, on Wednesday signed in the Oval Office a first series of symbolic decrees, including the return of the United States to the Paris agreement on the climate and the wearing of masks in places falling under the ‘Federal state. The 46th President of the United States Joe Biden arrived at the White House on Wednesday with his family a few hours after taking the oath. Signing of decrees He immediately undertook the signing of 17 decrees in the Oval Office, including that of the return of the USA in the Paris climate agreement of 2015. “We will fight climate change as we have never done before. here,...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed State Rep. Ryan Williams to the newsmakers line to discuss the General Assembly special session and the issues surround literacy in Tennessee. Leahy: We are joined on the early bird newsmaker line by State Representative Ryan Williams who is Chairman of the very important Finance Committee. Welcome, Representative Williams. Williams: Thank you. My pleasure to be on the radio with you this morning. Leahy: You have had a busy day. You had a special session yesterday on education. Up early here this morning. This must come from your discipline as a soccer-playing college scholarship winner in your days at Carson-Newman. Williams: Oh, wow, you’ve done a little bit of...
    All the checkpoints in the State of Mexico will remain closed until the red light is lifted, so the authorities of the Secretariat of the Environment of the entity urged vehicle owners to remain vigilant in order to comply with the anti-pollution test of vehicles. According to the Government Gazette, in the section « Agreement by which the mandatory vehicle verification program is published for the first semester of 2021 », the conditions of the vehicle verification program are established. In the third transitory, of said document, it is stipulated “… that the program will be subject to the provisions issued by the competent federal or state health authorities aimed at mitigating the spread and transmission of the SARS-CoV2 virus in the population residing in the territory. of the State of Mexico ”. Likewise, the Secretary of the Environment of the government of the State of Mexico invited motorists to review its...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Speaker Melissa Hortman said Wednesday that a state investigation of a Jan. 6 “Storm the Capitol” rally outside the Minnesota Capitol has ended without any finding of wrongdoing. The Minnesota demonstration by supporters of President Donald Trump, with six Republican state lawmakers in attendance, happened at the same time that insurrectionists were attacking the U.S. Capitol on Washington. (credit: KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) No violence took place in St. Paul, but some participants cheered at news of the events in Washington, and one speaker warned of a civil war. And Gov. Tim Walz later revealed that his teenage son had been evacuated from the governor’s residence. Hortman, a Democrat, announced Jan. 13 that the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was looking into the demonstration. She said Wednesday that the BCA had concluded that speech at the event didn’t go beyond protected free speech....
    Despite the poverty of Marseille’s game this Wednesday against Lens, ABV, unlike Mandanda, has no complaints about the state of mind of its players. The big bluff? Perhaps… André Villas-Boas appeared rather calm this Wednesday evening on Téléfoot’s antenna, in the wake of the new embarrassing setback of his OM at the Vélodrome – this time in front of Lens (0-1). The Portuguese coach admitted that the victory of the Blood and Gold did not suffer any dispute but did not blame his troops for all that. “In the efforts, we were present. We lacked percussion and we did not know how to create a game, it’s true, but the injuries of Rongier and Gueye (at the end of the first period, note) were a turning point. Pape had five stitches anyway … From there, we lost intensity in the midfield and it was felt in the second...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Police were braced for inauguration day unrest, but it was a peaceful day. “I’m feeling pretty happy,” said a lone demonstrator with a Biden-Harris sign who stood in front of the State House to celebrate. “I have all the faith in the Massachusetts Police and the National Guard if they’re here to keep things safe, and more importantly, I have faith in the people of Massachusetts,” he said. At least one Biden/Harris supporter takes to the State House after the inauguration. #wbz pic.twitter.com/rmSYFEBuQj — Christina Hager (@HagerWBZ) January 20, 2021 Police with K-9s, batons and yellow jackets joined Park Rangers around the Boston Common and the State House as the transfer of power happened hundreds of miles away in Washington D.C. “I was really concerned about what was going to happen,” said Jack Winn, who lives in Beacon Hill. He said he has a new appreciation...
    Vice President Kamala Harris reacts to her custom Golden State Warriors jersey. Warriors/Twitter Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors sent newly-minted Vice President Kamala Harris a signed "Madame VP" jersey. In a video shared by the team, Harris said the gift "means so much to me" and promised to "proudly display this in the office of the Vice President of the United States." The clip, which you can view below, also paid tribute to Harris' influence on young women in her hometown of Oakland, California. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. —Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 20, 2021 
    With Democrats officially regaining control of the Senate on Wednesday, Daily Kos Elections is pleased to release the results of Georgia’s Jan. 5 regular and special Senate runoffs, as well as the contest that same day for state Public Service Commission for each of the state's 14 congressional districts. To help you follow along, we’ve put together a sheet with the results of each of these contests, as well as the 2020 presidential race. Raphael Warnock defeated appointed Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler 51.0-49.0 in a special election for the final two years of former Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson's term, while fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff beat Republican Sen. David Perdue by a slightly narrower 50.6-49.4 in the contest for a regular six-year term. At the same time, though, Republican incumbent Bubba McDonald won re-election to the Public Service Commission by fending off Democrat Daniel Blackman 50.4-49.6. Warnock, Ossoff, and McDonald each won...
    People wanting a 'greener' alternative to traditional burials can now have their body turned into natural fertilizer after Washington State passes the first laws allowing human composting services.  Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation in 2019 allowing the state to become the first to approve composting instead of burying or cremating human remains. The law went into effect in 2020. The procedure is now available at three facilities in Washington. Composting is seen as a greener alternative to cremation because it requires less energy. It also allows Washingtonians to be laid to rest on their own property, KOIN reports.   Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation in 2019 allowing the state to become the first to approve composting instead of burying or cremating human remains. Walt Patrick at Herland Forest 'This is simply another option at a time when people feel they have no options,' said Walt Patrick, senior steward at Herland Forest. 'You...
    Jocelyn estrada Michoacán / 20.01.2021 16:40:17 The governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles Conejo, announced that as of today they closed all non-essential offices state government, because Covid-19 infections continue to rise. With the new measure, just over 7,000 state workers will have to stay home until the pandemic subsides. Therefore, they will only remain in their functions of public service, all the workers of the Health sector and all the local police. And even, state authorities are analyzing the possibility of ordering a new mandatory isolation and total closure of businesses. This by virtue of the fact that infections and deaths have increased; the lack of medicines and oxygen; and insufficient beds and medical personnel. At a press conference, Governor Silvano Aureoles acknowledged that the state of Michoacán is very close to going to the red light. And he stressed that the worst health crisis is...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 5:40 p.m. One of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s signature achievements has met an abrupt end as a large placard enunciating his “professional ethos” was removed from the State Department’s main entrance. Workers removed the giant sign from the department’s C Street lobby on Wednesday shortly after President Joe Biden was inaugurated. The placard had been prominently placed near a plaque honoring foreign service staff who died while serving their country, but many career diplomats considered it insulting and filled with unnecessary platitudes. Department spokesperson Ned Price says, “We are confident that our colleagues do not need a reminder of the values we share.” Pompeo unveiled his “ethos” statement to great fanfare in April 2019 with an eye toward improving morale. But it had the opposite effect, and many complained it was condescending. Pompeo foes had...
    The so-called “deep state” was among former President Donald Trump’s most consistent complaints from the start to finish of his administration, and now he’s done his best to use it against President Joe Biden.
    QAnon followers are in crisis after watching Joe Biden get sworn in as President as their long-held belief that Donald Trump would seize a second term failed to materialize and their right-wing message board leader told believers to 'go back to their lives'.   As Biden took his oath of office on Wednesday, the QAnon conspiracy theorists took to right-wing online chat groups to express their disappointment Trump wasn't going to bring down the Deep State.  They were shocked to learn that their long-held belief in the unfounded conspiracy that top Democrats would be arrested for a sex trafficking ring was not going to materialize.  The message boards descended into crisis mode with some questioning 'where's the damn storm?' and another saying 'it simply doesn't make sense that we all got played'. Ron Watkins, who was the administrator of QAnon's preferred message board 8kun, also pulled the plug and urged followers to return to their...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Mike Pence Attends Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as Trump Retreats to Mar-a-Lago List of undeclassmen, opt-outs in the 2021 NFL Draft The deadline has passed for underclassmen to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Here’s the list of those who are looking to make the move from college football to the pros and the seniors who opted out of 2020 but will be in the selection process. © Provided by Touchdown Wire   Aaron Banks Notre Dame OL Aashari Crosswell Arizona State S Adrian Ealy Oklahoma OL Alijah Vera-Tucker USC OL Alim McNeill NC State DT Ambry Thomas Michigan CB Amon-Ra St. Brown USC WR Andre Cisco Syracuse S Anthony Hines III Texas A&M LB Anthony...
    Two resolutions before the Minnesota Senate say a lot about the 2020 election. And the reaction to it.  The first, introduced last week by Sen. Melisa Lopez Franzen, DFL-Edina, asked the chamber to condemn the invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 — and declare that lawmakers accept the results of the 2020 election. Or as the resolution states, that “the peaceful transfer of power has been a foundation and hallmark of presidential elections, and we are committed to upholding the results of the free and fair election that was just held.”  The second, alternative resolution was offered by GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake. It also condemned the Capitol invasion, but it also included language that was different from Franzen’s. “Whereas, the peaceful transfer of power has been a foundation and hallmark of presidential elections,” it stated, “… we are committed to ensuring the integrity...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Calm prevailed outside heavily fortified state capitol buildings across the U.S. as Joe Biden was sworn in as president. The FBI had warned of the possibility for armed demonstrations leading up to the inauguration after President Donald Trump repeatedly and falsely claimed the election was stolen from him. Fewer than a half-dozen demonstrators showed up outside the capitols in Concord, New Hampshire, and Lansing, Michigan. A lone protester wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat stood outside a chain-link fence surrounding the California Capitol in Sacramento, as dozens of police officers and National Guard troops guarded every entrance. Three protesters were outside the Nebraska Capitol in Lincoln, one waving a flag that read “Biden is not the president.” Dump trucks, prison buses and other government vehicles were used to barricade streets around the Georgia Capitol...
    Florida has taken its first steps to prevent people travelling to the Sunshine State from out of state to get a Covid vaccine. Now, anyone hoping to receive a jab to vaccinate themselves from Covid-19 must have at least part-time residency within Florida. Seminole County Emergency Management Director Alan Harris said the new measure was discussed on Tuesday in a call with other Florida officials.  He said: 'We just got authorization at 11:15 this morning that if you do not own a home in the state of Florida, you need to get a shot somewhere else. Many other states are flying down here just to get the vaccine then flying back home.  Gov Ron DeSantis (pictured) said yesterday that people need to have at least part-time residency in Florida to be given a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Florida have changed their rules, which previously allowed anyone on the...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 11:35 a.m. President Joe Biden has chosen career diplomat Daniel Smith to serve as acting secretary of state until his pick for top diplomat, Antony Blinken, is confirmed by the Senate. Smith currently runs the Foreign Service Institute that trains U.S. diplomats and is a former ambassador to Greece. Current and incoming U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday of his temporary appointment, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the official announcement. Biden is set to be sworn in at noon as the 46th president of the United States. Blinken had a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, and his confirmation is not expected to face obstacles. He would succeed President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. — By AP writer Matthew Lee ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
    The figures of the crisis make you dizzy. After a discussion in the Council of Ministers, Bruno Le Maire and Olivier Dussopt presented this Wednesday afternoon in the finance committee of the National Assembly the execution of the state budget for 2020. ” The year 2020 was particularly hectic compared to the initial finance laws. The health and economic context has demolished the edifice of our forecasts. Everything is turned upside down on the revenue and expenditure side. It is an extremely atypical year ” explains the entourage of the two ministers. In the corridors of Bercy, forecasting models have been completely disrupted by the nature, extent and duration of this crisis. Budget balance unprecedented since World War II The state budget balance, which excludes the accounts of social security administrations and those of local authorities, widened by around 85 billion euros in 2020 compared to the expected deficit....
    A Washington state police dog has been released from hospital after being shot twice during a high-speed chase.  The three-year-old K-9, named Arlo, was critically injured following the shooting, which took place in Thurston County last Thursday.  A 25-year-old suspect fired twice at the German Shepherd, with one of the bullets entering near the dog's spine, before it chipped his shoulder and lodged near his neck.  Arlo was rushed to Oregon State University's Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine where doctors gave him a 60 percent chance of survival.  In the past year, Arlo has become one of the most famous dogs on TikTok, amassing a whopping 1.5 million followers who fawn over videos of the K-9 helping his handler Dep. Tyler Turpin solve local crimes.  Last Wednesday, the pooch's social media followers waited nervously as he underwent life-saving  surgery to remove the two bullets.  A beloved Washington state police dog named...
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    New York : Trump’s last dawn in the White House Photo: / EPA / GAMAL DIAB / EFE Donald Trump leaves the White House this morning, ending four years of his controversial presidency, and without waiting to complete the protocol for handing over command to his successor, Joe Biden. Thus a government marked by the power conflicts and racial and verbal tensions that evolved into deadly violence when his followers took to the Capitol on January 6, in an attempt to stop Biden’s electoral confirmation, leaving five people dead. The coronavirus pandemic, which yesterday totaled more than 400,000 deaths in the US, marked Trump’s last year in power and the election campaign, leading him to question the legitimacy of the results due to the massive early vote for avoid contagions. At 74, Trump will not return to New York, your home state and habitual residence....
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    ROME — Italy’s virus czar is pressing ahead with plans to take legal action against Pfizer after the U.S. pharmaceutical company announced delays in delivering pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccines to Europe. Domenico Arcuri said he had secured unanimous backing from Italy’s regional governors to take civil or criminal action, where possible. In a statement late Tuesday, he said: “It was unanimously decided that such action will be taken in the coming days.” Pfizer confirmed last week it would temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe and Canada while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year at its Belgium plant. Arcuri said the delay would amount to a 29% reduction in upcoming deliveries to Italy. In announcing the impending legal action, Arcuri said: “The health care of Italian citizens isn’t negotiable.” As of Wednesday, Italy had administered more than 1.2 million vaccine shots, or 76% of the doses already delivered to...
    “The president agrees with me that the best way, perhaps the only way to secure Israel’s future as a democratic Jewish state, and to give the Palestinians the state to which they are entitled, is the solution said to two states, “he said. Before the American senators, however, he recognized that such a solution was not “realistic” in the “short term”, calling for the immediate future Israelis and Palestinians to “avoid unilateral measures which make it even more complex”. Outgoing US President Donald Trump presented his Middle East peace plan a year ago, which grants the Palestinians only a demilitarized state reduced to its bare minimum, with a capital on the outskirts of Jerusalem and private Israeli settlements which would be annexed by the Hebrew state. The Palestinian Authority rejected the proposal outright, denying the Trump administration mediator status. She had already severed all contact with the United States...
              Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed TN (R) State Representative Susan Lynn to the studio. During the third hour, Lynn outlined the Tennessee General Assembly’s upcoming special session that will address education by initiating a summer session to help kids catch up from the closures due to COVID since last March. She also explained how she has heard real-life stories of children that have struggled with online learning those with disabilities. Leahy: So you have made time from your busy schedule on the day that the Tennessee General Assembly convenes for a special session on education. So thanks for spending an hour with us here in the studio. Tell us what’s on the agenda in...
              Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee state Representative Susan Lynn to the studio. During the third hour, Lynn described her role on the board of directors and the mission of (ALEC) the American Legislative Exchange Council of that which would enable legislators nationwide to work on common policy issues and solutions that would serve as models. Leahy: We are joined in studio by our good friend State Representative Susan Lynn. Good morning, Susan. Lynn: Hey, good morning, Michael. Leahy: Well, well, well. For those of you listening and saying what? Susan Lynn and Michael Leahy are friends? (Lynn chuckles) We are actually and we had some interesting policy disagreements way back when in 2017...