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            by Matt Muns  What do George Floyd, Thanksgiving, and the Civil War all have in common? The publicly traded Scholastic Corporation has made a conscious decision to weave them into a twisted account of American History (their label) portraying our country as systemically racist, fundamentally flawed, and essentially evil. Articles written in...
    A video has emerged this week showing a Texas couple accused of carrying out a deadly shooting spree in November getting married in a Las Vegas chapel while sporting 'Make America Great Again' baseball caps. Kayleigh Lewis, 25, her newlywed husband, Shawn McDonnell, 31, and his younger brother, 28-year-old Christopher McDonnell, were arrested on November...
    An ethics board is reportedly investigating the mayor of Denver, Colorado after he made posts on Twitter telling people to stay home for Thanksgiving while traveling across the country to see his family. Lori Weiser, a spokesperson for the Denver Board of Ethics, confirmed to the Denver Post that the board voted Wednesday to continue...
    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) will have to defend himself to Denver’s Board of Ethics over his trip to see his family over Thanksgiving after telling others not to travel over the holiday season. The Denver Board of Ethics voted Wednesday to continue to look into this case and will discuss the situation at next...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s not yet Valentine’s Day, but stores are already announcing their Thanksgiving plans. Target says it won’t be open on Thanksgiving for the second year in a row. The retailer said the response to its closure last year was so positive, they’ll do it again this year....
    TARGET has announced it will close on Thanksgiving Day 2021 for the second year running.  The Minneapolis-based retailer announced the decision on Wednesday as it unveiled its performance over the 2020 festive holiday period.  1Target stores will be closing on Thanksgiving Day 2021 It comes after the company joined a host of brands who stayed...
    Target announced that it will be closed on Thanksgiving, even though the fall holiday is 11 months away. Target announced on Wednesday that it will be closed on Turkey Day in a blog post. The store was closed on Thanksgiving 2020 “in order to minimize crowds and help our guests take the stress out of...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver woman has lodged an official complaint with Denver’s Ethics Board against Denver Mayor Michael Hancock over his out-of-state travel during the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday. The complaint states the mayor’s actions were unethical and showed him “abusing his office for his own benefit and for the benefit of his immediate family...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Ethics Commission says a formal complaint should move forward in Mayor Michael Hancock’s travel over Thanksgiving. Hancock has apologized for the trip to Houston while city leaders were encouraging everyone to avoid social contact as much as possible due to the coronavirus pandemic. (credit: CBS) A citizen filed the complaint,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota-based retailer giant Target announced Tuesday that, due to a positive response last year, it will close stores again for Thanksgiving. Target closed its stores for the entire day on Thanksgiving last year to minimize crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the store said it offered a new approach to Black...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  San Francisco’s post-December surge is lower than Thanksgiving’s, but coronavirus cases continue to rise, city officials said Tuesday, adding that the state’s stay-at-home order was likely to last through January. “The rate of increase is not as severe as after Thanksgiving,” Mayor London Breed said at a news conference. “This is some...
    CBS San Francisco Staff Report SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With a surge in coronavirus cases, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. Here’s a roundup of the COVID stories we’ve published over the last 24 hours. Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations Derive From Thanksgiving Week Infections SAN JOSE — From Wednesday to...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — From Wednesday to Thursday, California has seen a 2-day state record of COVID-19 deaths: 1,042. ICU capacity in the Bay Area was down to 3.5% on Thursday. Public health officials said they could predict the drop because they’ve now discovered that coronavirus infections follow a timeline. As of Thursday, there were...
    (CNN)Weston Kerekes plans to eat his Thanksgiving dinner alone in his childhood bedroom in Santa Monica, California. If all goes as planned, the Yale University freshman's quarantine will have followed a tightly choreographed trip from his New Haven, Connecticut, campus to ensure he doesn't expose his parents to Covid-19."He'll take a Covid-19 test 72 hours...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said it is too early to tell if there has been a spike in COVID cases due to the holiday season. But Baker said there does seem to have been an uptick in hospitalizations following the holidays. Health officials had warned people to avoid holiday gatherings. After Thanksgiving,...
    She’ll forever be a moral compass. Jeanise Jones, 62, the baby sitter whose surprisingly touching presence in last year’s “Borat” sequel, has remained close to the film’s breakout star, Maria Bakalova — the two even shared a phone call on Thanksgiving this year. Bakalova, 24, played Borat’s teenage daughter Tutar in the Sacha...
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    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Some Orange County residents are optimistic that the coronavirus isn’t breaking records in the county, but health experts warn that the numbers are still dangerously high and now is not the time to let their guard down. “I think it’s awesome. I’m totally floored though, it’s like COVID is not even...
    During the 37-day stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Nassau County has seen COVID-19 hospitalizations triple as the number of new cases continues to spike during the holiday season, County Executive Laura Curran said. Alarm bells are ringing in Curran’s head, as the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate on Tuesday, Dec.29 rose to 6.16 percent...
    FOLSOM (CBS13) – It’s a whirlwind of emotion for Tom Ward and Sheri George coming back to see their home on Randall Drive that went up in flames on Thanksgiving. The couple had no clue flames were roaring just as they started cutting their turkey – and then something happened. “We heard a knock on...
    (CNN)As a parent, I know that one of the first rules of parenting is to model the behavior I want to see. "Do as I say, not as I do" is rarely an effective strategy: My children notice even the slightest whiff of double standard between my words and my actions. This holds true for...
    Numerous politicians have violated their own coronavirus restrictions during the pandemic. Politicians have gotten haircuts after telling citizens to stay home, visited elderly relatives after emphasizing the pandemic’s risk towards older populations, and eaten inside at restaurants even after banning indoor dining. Here are the worst instances of politicians’ hypocrisy during the pandemic. Chicago Mayor...
    (CNN) — The Transportation Security Administration says it screened 1,128,773 people at airports nationwide on Saturday, the latest sign traveling public is not staying home for the holidays despite warnings from health officials. The new number is close to Wednesday’s pandemic record when nearly 1.2 million people flew — and represents the third-busiest day for...
    Washington (CNN Business)The Transportation Security Administration says it screened 1,128,773 people at airports nationwide on Saturday, the latest sign traveling public is not staying home for the holidays despite warnings from health officials. The new number is close to Wednesday's pandemic record when nearly 1.2 million people flew — and represents the third-busiest day for...
    Alex Trebek passed away on November 8 at the age of 80 following a battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This is the first Christmas his family is spending without the beloved Jeopardy! host. His widow Jean, who was married to the TV star for 30 years, took to Instagram to reveal she enjoyed the holiday...
    IRVINE (CBSLA) – More than 100 firefighters and paramedics received the Moderna coronavirus vaccine Saturday morning. The Orange County Fire Authority set up popup tents in Irvine to give staff the vaccine. “These are the men and women on the frontlines,” said Chief Brian Fennessy with the O.C.F.A. “These are the people truly making the first...
    VILLA PARK (CBSLA) — A Villa Park family knows the reason for the season and wastes no time in giving back to the community. A mother-of-five, who made turkey dinners for a giveaway during Thanksgiving, again gave out meals and gift cards on Christmas Day to brighten spirits this holiday season. Anyone in need who...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Restaurants struggling during the pandemic are offering Christmas meals to go and pickup for the first time ever – and it’s not to make extra dough on the side. One owner told CBS 2’s Marissa Parra the effort is needed to stay afloat at all. It has been at least nine months...
    Getty Walmart Is Walmart open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2020? Walmart will be open on Christmas Eve but closed on Christmas Day. It reopens again on December 26.Walmart Closes Early on Christmas EveA representative of Walmart told Heavy that all Walmart stores will close at 6 p.m. local time on Christmas...
    Coronavirus updates: CDC says up to 420K deaths by mid-January; California first state to 2M cases; Vaccines given slower than expected Coronavirus stimulus bill, Christmas Eve shopping: 5 things to know Thursday 10 stupendous stuffing and delicious dressing recipes for the holidays Boxed mixes may be on supermarket shelves year-round, but fresh, homemade stuffing...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- With the federal COVID-19 relief package stalled, and the virus keeping people at home, many local businesses are worried about making ends meet in the New Year. And even as they worry, some are still looking to help those even more vulnerable.A simple home-cooked, traditional meal is so hard to come by...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Cambridge will roll back to what it is calling a “modified” Phase II, Step 2 in the Reopening Massachusetts Plan due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The rollback begins Saturday. Read: Cambridge Temporary Emergency Order “Like many communities, Cambridge has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases among its residents following...
    By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press While “things have calmed down” since the uptick in COVID-19 infections following Thanksgiving gatherings, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont urged residents on Wednesday to limit their interactions with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year's holidays to prevent another surge. The Democrat said there appears to be more air...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — With staffs stretched to the breaking point and hospital rooms continuing to fill up as COVID cases continue to soar, state health care providers were begging Californians to pull back on their holiday gathering and travel plans. If they don’t, the crush will get overwhelming. The providers are asking Californians to...
    Dr. Deborah Birx said she took her Thanksgiving jaunt to Delaware because her parents were so down in the dumps, they “stopped eating and drinking” — a justification ripped by people who said it was her coronavirus restrictions that prevented them from seeing their own dying loved ones. In her interview with Newsy, in...
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    By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — California’s health care system is in the throes of a coronavirus crisis stemming from ill-advised Thanksgiving gatherings, top executives from the state’s largest hospital systems said Tuesday as they put out a “desperate call” for residents to avoid a Christmas repeat they said would overwhelm the...
    Weary after months of sleeping on other peoples’ couches, Martha Escudero walked through the broken door of an empty home in El Sereno and started bringing it back to life. She fixed the garbage disposal, turned the garage into a classroom for her 11- and 8-year-old daughters and harvested squash and sweet potatoes from a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Nursing home deaths in Florida doubled over the Thanksgiving holiday, but the increase was dramatically lower than the national average. That’s according to statistics gathered by AARP. In the three weeks straddling the Thanksgiving holiday, the rate of deaths in Florida nursing homes was 4.7 for every 1,000 residents — more...
    The coordinator of the White House COVID-19 response is planning to retire once the transition to President-elect Joe Biden is complete next month following a firestorm of controversy after she apparently violated the CDC's guidelines for travel. Dr. Deborah Birx, who has been one of the public faces in the fight against the virus, announced...
    The President-elect has warned the American public that the Coronavirus pandemic’s “darkest days” are ahead as the country moves into the winter months. President-elect Joe Biden made the ominous warning Tuesday to Americans during his press conference in Delaware, according to CNN, promising Americans that he would “tell it to you straight” and tell the...
    Biden to pick Miguel Cardona, proponent of reopening schools, as education secretary Padilla Picked to Serve as California’s First Latino Senator Two James Beard Winners On How To Do Thanksgiving With Kids There are no shortage of reasons to get your kids involved in the rituals and traditions of Thanksgiving; it can inspire a...
    Public health officials have been pleading with people to think twice about big family Christmas gatherings and traveling for the holidays as California struggles with a crushing surge of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The astounding burst of infections after Thanksgiving is all the evidence they need to show why. An analysis by the Bay...
    White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said she is looking to retire, though she did not nail down a timeline. She told news site Newsy that she is willing to first help President-elect Joe Biden’s team with its coronavirus response as needed.  "I will be helpful in any role that people think I can...
    Bradley Cortright December 22, 2020 0 Comments White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx is planning on retiring after receiving criticism for a trip she made during the Thanksgiving weekend to winterize a vacation home.  During an interview with Newsy, Birx said she will assist President-elect Joe Biden and his team during the transition process, and...
    Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus response, says she intends to ultimately retire. She made her comments during an interview with Newsy’s Amber Strong, who tweeted a video excerpt on Tuesday. “I want the Biden administration to be successful," Birx said. "I’ve worked since 1980 in the federal government, first through the military,...
    Dr. Deborah Birx, a key figure on the Trump White House Coronavirus Taskforce, said Tuesday in an interview with Newsy that she would be retiring shortly after the transition to the Biden administration.  Birx cited criticism of her family, particularly in the last week, as a primary motivator of her decision in the interview. Birx...
    TOP virus doctor Deborah Birx is set to retire after the "overwhelming" Thanksgiving trip scrutiny. “I will be helpful in any role that people think I can be helpful in, and then I will retire,” Birx told Newsy. 1Credit: aP Most read in NewsMAULED BY BEASTSGirl, 14, EATEN by two lions when she went to...
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