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    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden has allowed the world, or at least the rational, democratic (with a small d) part of it, to breathe a sigh of relief. With the designation of Antony Blinken as Secretary of State and Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, suddenly it seems that order and rationality are on the cusp of...
    Charlie Morton could be making a return to the Atlanta Braves in 2021 MLB free agency. A triumphant return to the Atlanta Braves could be in store for Charlie Morton. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves are interested in adding the 37-year-old right-hander to their on-the-rise starting rotation. Morton was originally drafted by...
    Washington (CNN)Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state, has worked with the former vice president for so long that one former State Department official said that "it's difficult to know where one person's policy vision ends and the other's begins."In Blinken, Biden is tapping someone with a commitment to international cooperation, refugee...
    The Tampa Bay Rays have made it known to teams that ace pitcher Blake Snell is available in trade talks. Last month, Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays appeared to be on the verge of forcing a Game 7 in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. But after surrendering his second hit...
    FANS in fancy dress might be able to attend next month’s William Hill World Darts Championship at Ally Pally. The PDC has announced the 2021 worlds will take place between December 15 and January 3. 4Darts supporters have put a brave face on it during the coronavirus pandemic but now fans and fancy dress could be...
    ROME -- Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and the media that spread their conspiracies in a new book penned during the Vatican's coronavirus lockdown.In "Let Us Dream," Francis also criticizes populist politicians who whip up rallies...
    The next Heroes of the Storm hero is Hogger, the low-level boss who made his name in the forests of World of Warcraft. Hogger dates all the way back to Classic World of Warcraft, where he was one of the first tough enemies players fought in the world. He ended up slaughtering groups of low-level...
    Shawn Thew, CNP via ZUMA 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.President-elect Joe Biden couldn’t have sent a stronger message to the world with his announcement Monday that John Kerry will be the special presidential envoy for...
    By Michelle Nichols | Reuters NEW YORK – President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to be his ambassador to the United Nations in New York will have to tackle Washington’s waning leadership at the world body in the face of a more assertive China, diplomats and analysts said on Monday. Biden nominated veteran U.S. diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield...
    Avengers: Endgame co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo shared their birthdays on November 22. If things had gone according to initial plans, their characters, Black Widow and Hulk might have had a romantic plotline, which was discarded after Avengers: Age of Ultron. But that’s a topic for some other time. Right now, we have to...
    President-elect Joe Biden has created a new national security position on climate and appointed John Kerry, who was instrumental in the negotiation of the Paris climate agreement. President-elect Joe Biden in Monday announced on Monday that former Secretary of State John Kerry will be joining...
    Wyoming Senator-elect Cynthia Lummis, the first female Senator from Wyoming, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about President Donald Trump’s role in her election, the future of the Republican Party in a post-Trump world and more. “I think one of the things that I’m hopeful that members of the Republican Party under the House...
    NEW YORK - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has named veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield to join his forthcoming Cabinet as his pick for U.N. ambassador, his transition team announced Monday. The post requires Senate confirmation. Thomas-Greenfield has worked in both Democratic and Republican administrations during her 35-year State Department career. An Africa specialist, she served...
    For the first time in its storied history, the Hugo Awards will honor a video game. The annual literary award has avoided recognizing the medium for years, but present circumstances being what they are, it will make an exception at the next World Science Fiction Convention in 2021. As you might have guessed, the about-face...
    BRAZIL — Widespread outrage: In Sao Paulo, products that were knocked off the shelves by protesters littered an aisle at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against the murder of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a Black man, at a different Carrefour supermarket the night before. Frietas was beaten to death by supermarket security guards on...
    Switzerland, perhaps known as among the calmest or least turbulent nations in recent geopolitical history, may acquire as many as 40 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, thus joining the fast-growing coalition of nations committed to sustain an allied community of 5th-gen aircraft. Does this signal anything of significance? Certainly. Any Swiss interest in an F-35,...
    A view of Expedition Everest in Disney World's Animal Kingdom. Kirsten Acuna/Insider Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde announced in an Instagram post on Monday that he's retiring after 40 years with the company. The beloved creative said he thinks now is a "great opportunity to slip away without too much disruption" while Disney World...
    You don’t need to wear Mickey ears, but the mask is a must-have. A Disney World ride operator reportedly stopped Tomorrowland’s Carousel of Progress after a guest took off their mask during the show, refusing to restart the attraction until the visitor’s face covering was replaced. Alessa Dufresne, who was on the ride at the...
    Conor McGregor is now a playable video game character in the new Dystopia: Competition of Heroes game.  Conor McGregor is a man of many talents. The former UFC champion obviously has his hand in the upper echelon of MMA, as well as, many other business opportunities. Now McGregor can add something else to his impressive...
    MAXINE Waters said on Monday morning that Democrats should send a message to the world by investigating President Donald Trump. The California Democratic congresswoman revealed her reaction to Republicans potentially blocking Joe Biden's presidential victory and denounced Trump as "criminal" during an interview on MSNBC. 5Congresswoman Maxine Waters denounced President Trump as "criminal" during an...
    Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants linked to 8 percent of early cases: study Newsom in Isolation; North Carolina Cites ‘Danger’: Virus Update Robert Streb makes big bounce back in Official World Golf Ranking Robert Streb moved to his highest position on the Official World Golf Ranking in nearly four years, thanks to his victory...
    She's won acclaim for her portrayal of Princess Anne in the two most recent seasons of hugely successful series Netflix series The Crown. And Erin Doherty looked a world away from her regal role over the weekend, when she was spotted shopping at budget supermarket Lidl with girlfriend Sophie Melville in south-east London. The 28-year-old...
    In a forthcoming book, Pope Francis argues that the coronavirus pandemic reveals that abortion and climate change are part of the same problem. The book, Let Us Dream, obtained by the Washington Examiner, presents Francis's thoughts on how the pandemic changed the dialogue surrounding a number of issues, including faith, race, and politics. Francis writes...
    (CNN)Just moments after a federal judge issued a blistering rebuke of their evidence-free, legally-confused effort to contest President-elect Joe Biden's win in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump's legal team flailed to spin the crushing loss as some sort of bizarro-world victory. Trump campaign attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis claimed in a statement that the dismissal...
    Bill Gates is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to eradicate the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world’s poorest nations. (Calla Kessler/The New York Times) The head of one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers had a problem. Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, needed $850 million so he...
    (CNN)Is this Dolly Parton's world we're living in? Has it been her world all this time? Bear with me as we weigh the evidence. Gene Seymour When Apollo 8 orbited the moon during Christmas week 1968, there was a commonly held belief that its three astronauts had "saved" that otherwise turbulent and tragic year from...
    ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — The Walt Disney World Railroad will soon have some new competition when it comes to riding the rails in Orlando as Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort reach an agreement to build a train station at Disney Springs. The agreement hinges on the passenger-rail company securing government approvals, the Orlando Sentinel reported....
    New York AG sues Catholic Diocese of Buffalo over sexual abuse allegations DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes BTS Most Candid Interview Is Here: 5 Bombshells From the Biggest Band in the World The biggest band in the world is opening up like never before. BTS Most Candid Interview Is Here:...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Charles Michel is inviting Joe Biden once he is U.S. president to come visit and patch up trans-Atlantic relations that have suffered over the past four years under President Donald Trump. “Now is the time to join forces. In a changing world, our partnership will be more important than...
    By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's transition team said on Monday former Secretary of State John Kerry will be named climate czar, a sign that Biden views diplomatic skills as vital to the job. As Biden's special envoy for climate, Kerry will have a seat on the National Security Council in...
    To celebrate the launch of The Horse Girl Canon, we’ve commemorated News Brig’s own horse mascot with its own T-shirt. Behold, The Official Hayseed Tee, a wearable ode to the biggest, dumbest, hulk-sized horse this side of the Mississippi. Cass Marshall introduced Hayseed to the world in February 2019 in their groundbreaking essay, “Everyone...
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Monday on MSNBC that the Democrats “should send a message across the world” by investigating President Donald Trump. According to Waters, what he has “done in the four years that he has served as president” should be the goal of such an investigation. Waters said, “Well, I certainly would support...
    An Instagram post by British Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton has drawn a flood of funny takes from his tennis friends, including Serena Williams. In the video, the super racer is seen playing tennis with his father, Anthony. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – September 28, 2020 Serena Williams of the...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The leaders of the countries with the world’s largest economies concluded the Group of 20 summit on Sunday with a commitment to spare no effort to protect lives and ensure affordable access to vaccines for all people. COVID-19. The two-day summit of heads of state...
    JoshAdams Marry the prince, move into a palace — from the outside, Meghan Markle's life sounded like a fairy tale.  That's why Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex shocked their family, their country, and the whole world in January with their surprise announcement that they would step back from life as members of...
    BRUSSELS – European Union chief Charles Michel is inviting Joe Biden once he is U.S. president to come visit and patch up trans-Atlantic relations that have suffered over the past four years under President Donald Trump. “Now is the time to join forces. In a changing world, our partnership will be more important than...
    WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury paid one last tribute to WWE legend The Undertaker. The ‘Gypsy King’ tweeted his appreciation with an inspirational video of his own. This is not the first time the heavyweight champion has publicly praised the former WWE heavyweight champion. He has shown his appreciation multiple times towards the legendary wrestler....
    Photo courtesy Brightline/FacebookBrightline and Walt Disney World announced a new agreement on Monday to construct a "higher speed" train station at Disney Springs. The planned station at Walt Disney Resorts will connect Disney with existing and in-the-works Brightline hubs at Orlando International Airport, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Aventura, Boca Raton and Port Miami. Design plans for...
    G20 leaders vowed to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines would be fairly distributed worldwide, while declining to explain how they would do so amid funding shortfalls from the world’s poorest nations. In a 10-page communique released following the conclusion of the G20 summit Sunday, leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies said they were...
    LOS ANGELES -- This Thanksgiving, ABC is kicking off the holiday season in spectacular fashion during the fifth annual "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" with a star-studded lineup of performances from years past.New this year, hosts Derek and Julianne Hough will "sing and dance through a medley of holiday classics in a...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo captivated the state, country, and apparently the world with his daily COVID-19 press briefings, and will receive an International Emmy for his efforts. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which sports members from more than 60 countries and 500 companies, announced that it will be presenting an Emmy...
    Kim Kardashian celebrated the 10-year anniversary of husband Kanye West’s album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by sharing the story behind some of the lyrics. “Happy 10 year anniversary to Kanye’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album,” Kardashian, 40, captioned a pic of a card the rapper gave her for her 30th birthday on...