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Malaysia's Coronavirus Lockdown Is Not A Coup, Prime Minister Says

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 06:04

In his declaration, Malaysia's king suspends the national parliament and state legislatures, delaying the country's general election.

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Indonesian Navy Divers Recover 'Black Box' From Wreckage Of Jetliner

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 06:01

Divers recovered the device from Java Sea after Sunday's crash of the Sriwijaya Air flight.

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Public Radio Stations Rebuke 'Times' For Ethical Lapses Related To 'Caliphate' Podcast

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 05:42

In fresh fallout over the collapse of the 'Caliphate' podcast series, executives at 20 influential public radio stations rebuke The New York Times for perceived ethical failings.

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House To Vote On 25th Amendment Resolution Against Trump

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 05:00

Democrats and some Republicans have called for President Trump's removal from office for his role in inciting the deadly mob that overtook the U.S. Capitol last week.

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House Resolution Calls On Pence To Assume Powers Of Presidency

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 05:00

The bill cites President Trump's attempts to intervene in the vote-counting of the Nov. 3 election, as well as his inciting language to supporters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. Read the resolution.

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Trump Takes One Last Look At His Border Wall As Congress Considers Impeachment

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 05:00

Under pressure to resign after supporters stormed the Capitol last week, President Trump heads to Texas. With only a week to go in office, it's a last-ditch attempt to burnish his legacy.

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How Inauguration Day Is Shaping Up: Beefed Up Security, Limited Public Access

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 04:31

Law enforcement and elected officials have implemented several security changes ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's swearing in on Jan. 20.

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Patriots Coach Belichick Refuses Presidential Medal After Violence At Capitol

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 00:10

President Trump was supposed to present the New England Patriots coach with the highest civilian honor this week. But following the violent protests at the Capitol last week, he declined.

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After Violent Mobs In D.C., Michigan Bans Open Carry In State Capitol

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 19:18

Democrats say it doesn't go far enough. Republicans say it goes too far. After armed protests in Lansing and a violent riot in D.C., Michigan capitol bans open carry, joining a majority of states.

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Two Capitol Police Officers Suspended For Actions During Rioters' Attack On Capitol

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:49

One suspended officer took a selfie with a rioter. The other donned a MAGA hat and "started directing people around," Rep. Tim Ryan said. Other officers are under investigation.

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Tech Giants Join Corporate Reckoning Over Political Spending

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:30

Money-in-politics groups welcomed this unusually wide-spread — and self-initiated — reckoning by corporations over their own role in contributing to the nation's current political state.

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2 Gorillas In California Contract The Coronavirus

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:26

Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park developed a cough last week. The apes were tested and found to have the virus. It may have come through a human staffer, despite precautions.

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Amid Domestic Terror Fears, Acting Homeland Security Chief Chad Wolf to Step Down

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:05

Wolf's departure from the Trump administration, just days before the president's norm-shattering term is set to come to a close, is the latest Cabinet resignation.

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Wisconsin Health Executive Says Vaccine Rollout 'Tested The Nimbleness' Of System

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 17:32

Vaccinations around the U.S. got off to a rocky start. But in Wisconsin, Dr. Jeff Bahr of Advocate Aurora Health says he's "very pleased" his system administered more than 30,000 doses in three weeks.

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Dr. Martens Footwear Brand Is Planning London IPO

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 17:05

The brand, which evolved into a symbol of rebellious youth culture and is worn by celebrities, has thrived during the pandemic. Dr. Martens sells over 11 million pairs a year in 60-plus countries.

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Democrats Unveil Legislation To Abolish The Federal Death Penalty

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 16:03

In an exclusive interview with NPR, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Ayanna Pressley discuss their push to end capital punishment at the federal level as their party takes full control of Congress.

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Tracking Down Antibody Treatment Is A Challenge For COVID-19 Patients

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 15:55

Antibody-based drugs that bind to the coronavirus to prevent it from invading cells can help patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. But the medicines can be tough to find in time.

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U.S. Puts Cuba Back On List Of State Sponsors of Terrorism

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 15:08

The U.S. removed Cuba from its state sponsors of terrorism list in May of 2015.

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Math Problem: What's The Best Strategy For COVID-19 Vaccination?

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 12:59

Even if the Biden administration releases all available doses of COVID-19 vaccines, supplies will remain limited. How best to use that limited supply is a question mathematicians can help answer.

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Parler Files Lawsuit Against Amazon, Seeking To Restore Web Service

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 12:59

"Over the past several weeks, we've reported 98 examples to Parler of posts that clearly encourage and incite violence," Amazon Web Services said, according to court documents.

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