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    New York State Department of Health undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes, attorney generals report says 2 toddlers still missing for nearly 6 weeks ago Global Forecast For 2021: What Do The Stars Have In Store? © Astrofame Our astrologer, Susan Taylor, has taken the time to look into the stars and bring you her global predictions for 2021. The stars invite us to turn the page on 2020 and move forward, yet without forgetting about the lessons we've recently learned. What does the year 2021 hold in store for us on the global level? Discover our predictions for this new year without further delay and start getting prepared for every eventuality. Contents: Turn the page on 2020 and get 2021 off to a good start What are the main planetary aspects to look out for? A year of opposition Economic and ecological expectations Changes in our personal lives...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The City of Denver is working to remove all barriers to get people vaccinated. Health officials want to come to those in need if they can’t get to health officials as the vaccine rollout expands. (credit: CBS) “We are assembling and actually started to deploy vaccination outreach teams to reach communities that can’t reach us, and it’s not enough just to think about when we think about equity. It’s not enough just to think about having many, many sites that people can access, we need to be thinking about using venues that people are comfortable going to, and we need to think about the registration process,” said Denver Public Health and Environment director Bob McDonald. RELATED: Updated Colorado Counties COVID Vaccine Distribution Information McDonald also emphasized that no one needs to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine and health insurance is not needed to get a vaccine....
    More On: native americans This city is calling on Congress to approve reparations Biden taps Rep. Deb Haaland to be secretary of the interior School may remove Lincoln’s name because he didn’t show ‘black lives mattered to him’ More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations A California city put forward a controversial proposal to rename the state’s Squaw Valley region because the term is a derogatory term for a Native American woman, according to a report Thursday. The measure, put forward by the Orange Cove City Council Wednesday, declares that “squaw” means “both a part of the female genitalia and a woman of ill repute,” according to the local outlet GV Wire. “[It] perpetuates a sexualized, exploitative, and humiliating narrative that continues to focus the desires and disgust of early Euro-Americans on the bodies of Native American women,” the resolution states. But the proposal has drawn heated criticism...
    A bill that could make it more difficult for the Dulles Greenway’s operators to hike tolls on the 14-mile stretch of road between Dulles International Airport and Leesburg, Virginia, is moving ahead. The Virginia State Senate Transportation Committee approved the measure Thursday on a 12-3 vote. The Senate bill, which is identical to a House version approved unanimously in committee earlier this week, now goes to the Senate floor for the first of three required readings. “It’s a big deal because this has been fought over for years by both political parties,” said Democratic Sen. John Bell, who represents the 13th District, which includes parts of Loudoun and Prince William counties, and introduced the Senate version of the bill. “And I think this year, we actually have, for the first time, united support from all the delegation in the General Assembly, regardless of party and also from the local Loudon...
    Washington — Congressional Democrats are preparing to move forward with a procedure that will allow them to pass coronavirus relief legislation without any Republican votes, in the event that lawmakers are unable to craft a bipartisan deal on a new round of federal aid. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that the House will bring a budget resolution to the floor next week, the first step in using the process of budget reconciliation to pass a bill. Republicans have expressed concerns about the price tag of President Biden's $1.9 trillion relief proposal, meaning that the bill may not receive enough votes to advance in the Senate without using reconciliation. "I hope we don't need it, but if needed we will have it," Pelosi told reporters on Thursday about the option of using budget reconciliation, a maneuver that can be used to pass the bill with a simple majority in the Senate. "We want...
    Huge new The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Elena finds herself stranded at Devon’s during an ice storm in Genoa City. The former couple spends the night together in the throes of passion, and when it’s over, they’re left wondering what to do about it. Actress Brytni Sarpy recently discussed the bombshell storyline with Soap Opera Digest. In the light of day, Elena wants to leave Devon’s (Bryton James) as quickly as she can after they slept together. She’d just started to recover from the trauma of losing Devon after she had a one night stand with Nate (Sean Dominic). “Elena is feeling like she’s put herself in another state of confusion. This complicates her attempts to move forward with Nate, and she knows it may cause more tough consequences. Rehashing those raw emotions doesn’t feel particularly good for her, as she has only just started to heal,”...
    Shocking video shows disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard watching a 17-year-old girl dancing around a stripper pole in his private jet in 2012.  The fallen fashion executive is shown leering at the girl before the footage reveals his 'orgy cabin' at the front of the plane, where he would allegedly invite groups of girls for sex.      The videos were released by Nygard's former personal videographer, who has come forward with hours of behind-the-scenes footage showing Nygard's predatory behavior over three years – as he tried to recruit girls as young as 16 to be among his 'girlfriends'. Stephen Feralio was hired by the 79-year-old in 2011 and recorded hours of his 'pamper parties' - a Sunday ritual in which Nygard would invite groups of girls and women for beach, food and dancing in the Bahamas or Los Angeles. Yet, he also allegedly used the parties as an opportunity to...
    General Motors (GM) has marked 2035 for when it plans to halt production of all diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles worldwide.  In place of the tailpipe pollution emitters, the firm will only sell electric vehicles – and is set to unleash a new line-up for the occasion. The American carmaker made the announcement Thursday as part of its strategy to become carbon-neutral by 2040, which also includes using 100 percent renewable energy at production facilities. The move comes weeks after GM changes its corporate logo and launched an electric vehicle marketing campaign to reshape its image as clean vehicle company. Scroll down for video  The American car maker made the announcement Thursday as part of its strategy to become carbon-neutral by 2040, which also includes using 100 percent renewable energy at production facilities Trading in gas guzzlers for electric vehicles has been an important topic over the past few years and...
    A married Texas police chief has been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of having ongoing romantic relationships with at least two different women — in addition to his wife, whom he has four children with. When the Stinnett Police Department in northern Texas named Jason Collier, 39, as its new chief in February of 2020, the Facebook announcement said that he was married with four children. Yet according to one of his alleged girlfriends, Collier has been living a 'double/triple life,' proposing to at least two other women despite already being legally married. Big yikes! Stinnet, Texas police chief Jason Collier, 39, is on administrative leave amid accusations that he has proposed to several women despite already being married Psychotic behavior: Collier's now ex-girlfriend Cecily Steinmetz (pictured) called him out publicly on Facebook for leading a 'double/triple life' Devastating: Steinmetz said she'd been in a...
    Madison Summers January 28, 2021 0 Comments The Senate will move forward on more COVID-19 relief — with or without Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says. “The Senate, as early as next week, will begin the process of considering a very strong Covid relief bill,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Our preference is to make this important work bipartisan, to include input, ideas and revisions from our Republican colleagues.” He added, “But if our Republican colleagues decide to oppose this urgent and necessary legislation, we will have to move forward without them.” Schumer also indicated that he does not want to cut the package in a major way, calling that “irresponsible” to do so at “a time when the economy needs a boost.” Democratic lawmakers would have to use reconciliation to pass a coronavirus relief package without Republican support, The Hill notes. Schumer said on...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The names of 44 schools in San Francisco will be eventually dropped and changed. The San Francisco School Board decided on Tuesday night that the people which have schools named after them have "ties to racism" or have "dishonorable legacies."Junipero Serra Elementary, Washington High School, Dianne Feinstein Elementary, and Lowell High School are among the 44 San Francisco schools whose names are scheduled to be changed. The reason has sparked a lot of controversy.RELATED: San Francisco Unified identifies 44 schools eligible to be renamed"We're committed to undoing symbols of racism and White supremacy culture so again we're uplifting these opportunities to see names we can be excited about," explained San Francisco School Board President, Gabriela Lopez.Changing these names was in response to what happened in 2017 more than 2,800 miles from San Francisco. White nationalists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia against removing a statue of the Confederate General...
    This time around, COVID-19 relief is going to happen and Mitch McConnell won't be able to take it hostage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informed her members in a letter Wednesday that the various committee chairs "are working on coronavirus relief legislation as a basis for reconciliation, should that step be needed." That basically means that the budget reconciliation process, the means by which relief can be passed without breaking a Senate filibuster, is a go. Pelosi continued to say "we hope and expect" Republicans will support an aid bill, but "Democrats will not take any tools off the table." You only have to look at what McConnell's been up to for the last few weeks to know that he's not going to help pass vital relief, and he's not going to let his Republicans help, either. Anyway, Pelosi's letter to colleagues confirmed what Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has been working on....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s new hope for struggling New York City restaurants after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will soon release a plan to resume limited indoor dining. The moves comes amid concerns about vaccine distribution and the spread of a new COVID variant. Cuomo said indoor dining could resume at 25% capacity as early as Friday. “I fully understand how difficult that is that they are closed. Not just for the restaurants, but all the people who are employed there,” he said Wednesday. With cases spiking, the governor suspended indoor dining on Dec. 14. Many New Yorkers have been dining outside since, and they’re eager for the change. “I think it’s a wonderful idea, because we are a little cold out here,” said Kathy Dwyer. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC...
    Rennia Davis has the size and skill to fill multiple roles at both ends of the floor. That versatility should keep her near the top of the WNBA Draft. Tennessee forward Rennia Davis is arguably the top wing prospect in the 2021 WNBA Draft and, if things break the right way in terms of early-entry candidates, is a potential option for the New York Liberty with the top overall pick. Could the Lady Vols senior see her name called first by WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert? Neither of these plays is difficult for Davis, as there’s not really any defensive pressure at the rim. But she’s able to make some really nice cuts to get to the basket, taking advantage of the fact that there was a clear mismatch here with Arkansas’s lack of size. That allowed Davis to explode to the hoop and kept there from being much pressure. If...
    Time to double or upgrade masks as coronavirus variants emerge, experts say EU-Astra at Loggerheads; Beijing Tightens Entry: Virus Update Opinion: Are the Sixers the best team in the Eastern Conference? The dramatic game-winner captured Tobias Harris’ strong conviction in both his skills and how he handles pressure. Harris drilled a 15-foot jumper to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-106 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Murals of Kobe Bryant have spread worldwide to honor his legacy and influence USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Remembering Kobe: His final interview, his death and his legacy USA TODAY SPORTS Blue Jays sign top free agent George Springer to $150 million deal USA TODAY SPORTS What it will take for the new Texans GM to save a dysfunctional organization USA TODAY SPORTS ...
              Republican gubernatorial candidates Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) and Senator Amanda Chase welcomed Pete Snyder into the nomination race Tuesday. “Look forward to working with you again Pete. Welcome to the race,” Chase tweeted, posting a picture of Snyder working in her 2019 campaign office. Cox tweeted, “I’d like to welcome Pete Snyder to the 2021 gubernatorial race. It’s my firm belief that competition is a good thing — and I look forward to a robust discussion in which Virginia Republicans can choose the proven candidate that can best unify the party and lead Virginia forward.” Republican candidates are disincentivized from attacking each other by the convention chosen by the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV). A nominating convention uses ranked-choice voting. In ranked-choice voting, delegates rank their candidate preferences, and if their first-place preference is eliminated, their next choice gets their vote. As...
    Time to double or upgrade masks as coronavirus variants emerge, experts say No vaccine, no in-person education, teachers say NBA announces plans for All-Star fan voting Once again, NBA fans will have the chance to vote for who should start in this year’s All-Star Game. But will the game actually take place? 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 ...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Education on Tuesday approved moving forward with the process to rename 44 San Francisco Unified School District schools named after controversial figures.The board's School Names Advisory Committee will submit possible new school names, with input from parents, teachers and students, to the board in April. After that, the district will then vote on approving the name changes.RELATED: San Francisco Unified identifies 44 schools eligible to be renamedCommissioners approved the resolution 6-1, with Commissioner Kevine Boggess dissenting.Schools up for a name change were chosen by the School Names Advisory Committee, formed back in 2018 by commissioners amid a nationwide movement to strip public institutions of names tied to white supremacy or any other form of oppressionSchools on the list include Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, Lowell High School, James Lick Middle School, Junipero Serra Elementary School and George Washington High School, among others."I go...
    THE head of the Republican National Committee said the party will not encourage Donald Trump to run for president again in 2024. Chairman Ronna McDaniel said the party must remain "neutral," when considering Trump in comparison to other GOP candidates that may emerge. 4RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel said that the party will remain 'neutral' should he choose to try to run in 2024Credit: Twitter 4McDaniel was a longtime Trump loyalistCredit: Getty Images - Getty "The party has to stay neutral," McDaniel told the Associated Press. "I'm not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024. "That's going to be up to those candidates going forward. What I really do want to see him do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022." McDaniel said that the focus of the party should be sticking together and working to gain some Congressional power back after Republicans lost the Senate,...
    A NON-invasive prostate cancer treatment billed as the biggest step forward in 20 years is effective, a study has confirmed. Focal therapy prevents side-effects related to surgery and radiotherapy, and means patients can recover at home. 2Focal therapy could give thousands of men a better quality of lifeCredit: Getty This procedure uses high-intensity ultrasound to heat cancer tissue with millimetre precision or cryotherapy to cool it. Few public hospitals have the equipment and doctors are sceptical due to lack of long-term data. But Imperial College London claims to have gathered enough evidence to support its general use. Professor Hashim Ahmed, a leading prostate cancer expert, said: "Our study has shown that focal therapy carries up to ten-fold reductions in urine leak and sexual problems. Most read in Health NewsDISINFO WARSHillary Clinton says QAnon Rep Majorie Taylor Greene 'should be on watch list'SUPER-BAD‘Super-Covid’ strain spreads to 26 states – but South...
    Musk is about to become even more wealthy than he found himself at the end of 2020, what with Tesla posting $10 billion in revenue this past quarter, a 46 percent year-over-year increase and a feat expected to trigger yet another massive stock option payout should the company clear $2 billion in quarterly adjusted EBITDA. “2020 it was quite a year for us on many levels,” Tesla executive Zachary Kirkhorn said during the earnings call with reporters. “Despite a challenging environment. We reached an important milestone producing and delivering half a million cars.” The company has announced figures from its other subsidiaries over the past quarter as well. Tesla’s home solar business reportedly delivered 60 percent more solar panels and nearly 200 percent more solar power storage systems in 2021 than it did the year before as well as notched a nearly 50 percent increase in its network of EV...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, Jan 27Democrat floats Trump censure as conviction grows unlikelyDemocratic Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday that he's discussing with colleagues whether a censure resolution to condemn former President Donald Trump for his role in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol could be an alternative to impeachment, even as the Senate proceeds with a trial.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has said the impeachment trial will move forward. But Kaine's proposal is an acknowledgement that the Senate is unlikely to convict Trump of inciting the...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- The Los Angeles City Council's Economic Development and Jobs Committee voted Tuesday to move forward a proposed emergency ordinance that would require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard pay amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Grocery and pharmacy retailers with 300 or more employees nationally and 10 or more employees on site would be required to add the hazard pay to their workers' wages, according to the motion."The health threat that these grocery workers face cannot be overstated -- recent studies before the current surge report grocery workers to be five times more likely to test positive,'' the motion stated."These workers must be justly compensated for the clear and present dangers of doing their jobs during the pandemic by requiring their employers to provide hazard pay.''During the committee meeting Tuesday, Councilman Curren Price said the hazard pay would be required...
    Getty Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat warms up before the game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 23, 2021 in New York City. Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem sparked a heated debate on Twitter after discussing the downside of NBA’s new COVID-19 protocols with ESPN‘s Kevin Arnovitz on January 27. While the Heat has been particularly ravaged by coronavirus this month, playing with nearly half the roster out due to either COVID-19 health and safety protocols or injuries, for the players now cleared to play, like Haslem, life on the road is not what it used to be. The 40-year-old power forward noted that the NBA’s newly implemented stricter rules are affecting the player’s mental health, which as a result, is also affecting how they play on the court. “I don’t think locking up in a room for 24 hours just coming out...
    Biden chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed reluctance Wednesday to rehash Trump administration policy or second-guess coronavirus decision-making by governors like New York's Andrew Cuomo, telling Fox News in a wide-ranging interview "let's look forward." Asked about criticism from Biden officials of the Trump administration's handling of the virus, Fauci told "America Reports" that discussion of the past was "not productive." "Right now, let's look forward about what President Biden has said, how we're going to get as many doses in as many people as we can," he said. "That's why he has his plan, which I want to emphasize, it's a floor, not a ceiling, to get 100 million doses into people in the first 100 days." Adding that he was uninterested in critiquing individual politicians like Cuomo, Fauci urged relief for restaurant owners and others affected by shutdowns in New York City and elsewhere. He also discussed school reopenings and the Biden administration's decision to rejoin the World...
    The legal back and forth between Kelly Clarkson and estranged husband Brandon Blackstock is getting increasingly tense after the American Idol alum's legal team responded to Blacksock's denial he and his father defrauded Clarkson out of millions. Clarkson and Blackstock have been waging a legal war against one another since October, when Kelly's former father-in-law Narvel Blackstock filed a lawsuit alleging she still owed them $1.5 million in commissions and $4 million from her paycheck for judging The Voice. Kelly fired back with a counter-suit, claiming that her agreement with the Blackstocks and their company Starstuck Entertainment should be voided and she should be reimbursed for all prior fees because they were providing 'illegal services' under California's Talent Agencies Act for working without a license and failing to act in the 'best interest' of their client. 'We stand by our allegations that Starstruck violated the Talent Agencies Act, despite their boilerplate denials, and...
    The “UNITY” and “PEACE” displays shine at night outside of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (Glenn Turner) toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley highlights 'UNITY, PEACE, FORWARD' (Part 1) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and after a heated election, the siege on the U.S. Capitol and a historic second impeachment, it may be the most polarized time in American politics since 1968. The Kennedy Center is trying to lower the temperature with its triple outdoor exhibit called “UNITY | PEACE | FORWARD” outside its REACH expansion through Feb. 28. “We have this big open space now that’s part of the REACH right on the Potomac [River],” Alicia Adams, vice president of international programming and dance, told WTOP. “It is outdoors, so people can just walk and have a look at the installations.” The first display is called “UNITY” by a reflecting pool outside the...
    You can hang out in an airport, but you can’t stay on a plane. A woman has gone viral for inexplicably screaming when asked to deplane a Southwest Airlines flight after landing. Though most travelers are eager to keep it moving, one woman caused a commotion when she hollered and refused to move from her seat when it was time to exit the aircraft. On Saturday, a quick clip of the bizarre scene hit the internet, with footage of the following feud viewed over four million times on Twitter. TravelPulse reports that the incident occurred on a Southwest flight.  NUMBER OF FIREARMS FOUND AT TENNESSEE AIRPORTS IN 2020 WAS NEARLY TRIPLE NATIONAL AVERAGE, TSA SAYS "I'm trying to be nice," a passenger, standing the aisle, began at the start of the video. "M'am, I'm right here. Are you going to get off the aircraft, or are you going to sit there...
    Paramount Pictures Many Hollywood studios are hopeful they’ll be able to release this summer’s major blockbusters in theaters, but the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a key factor. Paramount Pictures president of distribution Chris Aronson told The Hollywood Reporter that the studio isn’t planning to delay the July release of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel, so long as President Joe Biden delivers on his promise to provide 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office. “We have no plans to move our theatrical release of Top Gun,” Aronson told the trade. “I think the next two months are critical, and whether the new administration can implement a robust vaccination plan. If Biden’s 100 million vaccines in 100 days works, then I think we’ll be in good shape.” Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic, was originally set for release in June 2020. The film was delayed...
    Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHumanist Report host criticizes 'conservative Democrats:' They 'hold more power' than progressives Bush-, Obama-era officials urge Senate to swiftly confirm Biden's DHS pick OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court upholds ruling invalidating Dakota Access, but doesn't shut down pipeline | Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency | Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country MORE (D-N.Y.) vowed on Wednesday to move forward with former President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE’s second impeachment trial even as Republicans appear poised to acquit him. “I would simply say to all of my colleagues make no mistake, there will be a trial, and the evidence against the former president will be presented in living color for the nation and every one of us to see...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA vs Tyson Fury is one step closer to being announced after Eddie Hearn sent the £200million contract to Frank Warren and Bob Arum. Boxing fans around the world have been clamouring for the fight for much of the last 12 months, particularly since Fury's demolition of Deontay Wilder last February. 3Eddie Hearn sent the £200m draft contract to Frank Warren and Bob ArumCredit: Mark Robinson Ltd 3The Gypsy King is set to meet AJ in JuneCredit: Getty Images - Getty And Matchroom promoter Hearn has fight fans salivating after he sent a draft agreement to Fury's team. The Gypsy King's UK promoter Warren and his US counterpart Arum will look over the documents and respond with any requested amendments in the coming days. And a final agreement could be reached within two weeks, according to Hearn. Joshua's Essex based promoter also confirmed the fight will take place in June. But...
    Israeli Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi warned Tuesday that Israel is preparing a military strike on Iran if the Biden administration moves forward and rejoins the Iran nuclear deal, according to the Associated Press. In a speech at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, Kohavi, who serves as Israel’s military chief, said that returning to the deal would allow Iran to move forward with its nuclear weapons program which would cause “an unacceptable threat and will lead to nuclear proliferation across the region,” the Associated Press reported. “I instructed the army to prepare a number of operational plans in addition to the existing ones. We are taking care of these plans and will develop them during the coming year. Those who decide on carrying them out, of course, are the political leaders. But these plans have to be on the table,” Kohavi said. (RELATED: US Looking At Using A...
    More On: donald trump YouTube blocks Rudy Giuliani from profiting off videos Trump’s ban from YouTube extended indefinitely My Pillow guy says Twitter ban won’t stop election fraud claims Oklahoma trying to get rid of $2M worth of hydroxychloroquine Republican senators are blasting Democrats for moving ahead with an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump after 45 GOP senators voted that it was unconstitutional, with Sen. Rand Paul calling the trial “dead on arrival.”  Paul of Kentucky spoke Tuesday afternoon on the Senate floor against the trial, noting that it would be unconstitutional to impeach a former president. In a Twitter post, he said “45 Senators agreed that this sham of a ‘trial’ is unconstitutional. That is more than will be needed to acquit and to eventually end this partisan impeachment process. This ‘trial’ is dead on arrival in the Senate.” Paul, in an interview later Tuesday on Fox News,...
    MORGAN SANSON says he is a 'warrior' who can’t wait to get into the trenches for Aston Villa. The 26-year-old midfield battler completed his £15.5million move from Marseille yesterday after agreeing a four-and-a-half-year deal, and vowed to run until he drops for his new club. 3Morgan Sanson completed his £15.5m transfer from Marseille to Aston Villa on TuesdayCredit: Twitter Sanson revealed he has been immersing himself in Villa since December when he first discovered Dean Smith was keen to sign him and he is ready to bleed claret for the cause. He said: “I love the team, I love the spirit. I’m a warrior and I like it when all the players run for the team and run for the club. “I’m really happy to be here. I’m very proud to join the Aston Villa family, and in the future I hope we can do great things together. “It’s a...
    With Democrats preparing for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned his colleagues that moving forward will only cause more damage to the nation. "I’d like to get this trial over sooner rather than later," Graham told "Hannity" on Tuesday. "To my Democratic colleagues, if you try to call one witness, you’re going to blow up the United States Senate. Don’t do that." Graham encouraged the opposition to get the "travesty over with" as soon as possible, especially since Trump has already left office. The South Carolina senator pointed out that not only is Trump's second impeachment "unconstitutional and ill-conceived" but it has not been carried out legally. GABBARD DOUBLES DOWN ON SLAM OF SCHIFF, BRENNAN AS GREATER DANGERS TO AMERICA THAN CAPITOL RIOTERS Video"The President of the United States was impeached in 50 hours without one witness being called and he didn’t have a lawyer," he said. "We need...
    President Biden has taken steps to reverse Trump-era policies in the Middle East by throwing the administration’s support behind finding a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. In a virtual speech to the United Nations Security Council Tuesday, acting U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills said the one-week old administration supports a "viable Palestinian state," but will "maintain its steadfast support for Israel" – signaling the delicate balance they will try to juggle. ISRAEL TEMPORARILY BANS ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS IN RESPONSE TO NEW COVID-19 STRAINS The Trump administration closed the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, D.C., froze all federal contributions to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency – which provides support for Palestinian refugees, and moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a sticking point for Palestinians who also view Jerusalem as a holy city that should be in Palestine.    But the former Secretary...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Avoiding a potentially heated showdown over a proposal for a new community policing initiative in the Roseland neighborhood, Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) hammered out a compromise with the Chicago Police Department and the Lightfoot administration on Tuesday to pave the way for a so-called “COP House” on a particularly dangerous block in his ward. Beale said he had been in talks for nearly two years with City Hall and top brass at CPD to bring a community-oriented policing house (COP House) to Roseland, funded by a private donor. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot had pushed back on his proposal, telling Beale she could not support it without more specifics on how much it would cost, who would pay for it, and how it would fit with CPD’s existing community policing strategies. At a City Council Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, Beale offered up a compromise after lengthy...
    AMANDA Holden today flashed some leg in a sexy dress that was slashed to the thigh. Yesterday the 49-year-old star revealed how she was looking forward to spring. 5Amanda Holden showed off some leg in this sexy dressCredit: Splash News And today's outfit will certainly gave fans a spring in their step. Arriving for her job on the Heart Breakfast Show, the radio broadcaster looked sensational in her striped dress. The frock was slashed to the top of her leg and revealed some sexy thigh boots beneath it. Amanda topped off her chic look with a long white coat. 5The outfit revealed thigh high boots underneath itCredit: Splash News She wore her blonde hair loose around her shoulders and kept her eyes shielded with black shades. The TV star looked happy and relaxed having admitted yesterday on Instagram that she was "looking forward to Spring". Meanwhile, Amanda recently said how...
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) repeatedly refused to discuss details Monday about what led to the “abrupt” resignation of a top health adviser. Whitmer dodged three separate questions posed virtually from reporters about the departure of Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon. The governor was asked for “specifics,” and whether she asked for Gordon’s resignation, NBC 25 reported. While appearing to read from notes, Whitmer said, “I want to begin by thanking Robert Gordon and (new) Director (Elizabeth) Hertel did as well. To lead this department in unimaginable circumstances, it has been grueling.” She continued, “He worked hard to protect our public health,” before attempting to pivot to talk about Hertel. But another reporter brought it back to the sudden resignation. “Can you describe the relationship you had with Robert Gordon?” he said. “I don’t think I have anything to add with regard to my comments...
    Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has been an outspoken critic of Serbian World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and fans have thoroughly loved this banter. But now, the 35-year-old reveals that he has great expectations from the 17-time Grand Slam champion. In terms of organizing a tournament, Tennis Australia is far ahead of last year’s chaos amid the pandemic outbreak. Even the Serbian ace had been responsible for some of the mess. Organizing the Adrian Tour during the season shutdown, Djokovic opened himself and others to the coronavirus risk. Later on, he along with many players were tested positive for the virus. Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his quarterfinals match against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on day seven of the Erste Bank Open tennis tournament at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images) Annoyed by this, Nick Kyrgios slammed the players involved on Twitter, including the Serbian. Looking back, the...
    The stepson of a prominent French professor today filed a complaint for alleged sexual abuse in an escalation of a case that has prompted hundreds to come forward with their own stories of incest and assault.  Olivier Duhamel, 70, was accused in a book published this month by his stepdaughter Camille Kouchner of abusing her twin brother when they were aged 14. Kouchner's revelations have blown up into the latest taboo-breaking scandal to rock the French intellectual elite. Her brother, whose name she changed to 'Victor' in the book to protect his privacy, has now filed a legal complaint against Duhamel, his lawyer said in a statement. Paris prosecutors this month opened an investigation into Duhamel over suspected rape and sexual abuse of a minor by a person in authority. Olivier Duhamel (pictured), 70, was accused in a book published this month by his stepdaughter Camille Kouchner of abusing...
    A first look at Chip and Joanna Gaines revamped Fixer Upper Major mistakes people make after losing a spouse Justin Fields is the Man to Save the Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions are at one of the lowest points in the franchise's sad history. That seems hyperbolic, but it isn't. They have wasted Matthew Stafford's borderline Hall of Fame career much as they wasted Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson and how they'll likely waste the next great who is enlisted into Motor City service is on the mind. © Provided by The Big Lead Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Dan Campbell has been given a pair of coveralls and a dipping sauce for his beloved kneecaps. His enthusiasm will be infectious but, barring a sudden miracle, will stand in stark contrast to a frustrating rebuild. The Lions job was among the least attractive because the cupboard is bare, and fixing...
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    Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach Tuesday, making her the first Black female assistant position coach in the NFL. She is the second woman in league history to be an assistant position coach after Tampa Bay’s assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. King spent the 2020 season as a full-year coaching intern under Ron Rivera and worked with running backs coach Randy Jordan.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Rivera said King came to Washington eager for the opportunity and is deserving of the promotion.  "The sky is truly the limit for her," Rivera said. "She got the chance to experience not only the in-season work that goes into being a full-time coach in this league but also the countless hours that are spent preparing in the offseason, as well. "She demonstrated all of the qualities that are needed to work full time on my...
    After getting under Donald Trump’s skin one last time over the weekend with a brutally honest interview in The New York Times (and accompanying episode of The Daily podcast) Dr. Anthony Fauci seemed genuinely ready to move on Monday when he appeared as a guest on Fox News’ revamped America’s Newsroom hour. Towards the end of that appearance, co-anchor Dana Perino noted her frustration that about 24 of the 28-minute interview with The Daily focused not on the COVID-19 pandemic itself but rather on Fauci’s contentious relationship with Trump. “I know that those questions are irresistible for reporters to ask,” she said. “But is there a law of diminishing returns to continue to answer the questions about that relationship if the crisis is as acute as you say?” Fauci readily agreed with her assessment, explaining that after that interview, he “said to myself, we’ve really got to look forward and...
    Reuters January 26, 2021 0 Comments Democrats in the U.S. Senate will act alone to approve a fresh round of coronavirus stimulus if Republicans do not support the measure, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday, the morning after securing a deal to exert his newly won leadership. “We want to work with our Republican colleagues to advance this legislation in a bipartisan way. But the work must move forward, preferably with our Republican colleagues, but without them if we must,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. President Joe Biden has made addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 420,000 Americans, thrown millions out of work and is currently infecting more than 173,000 people per day, a major focus of his first week in office. He’s calling on Congress to approve $1.9 trillion in spending, on top of the roughly $4 trillion authorized over the past year...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, after describing in several interviews his tense relationship with former President Donald Trump, on Tuesday called for the past to be kept in the past and agreed the White House didnt prevent him from speaking out about COVID-19.  "No, thats why I got into trouble," Fauci, now the chief medical adviser for President Joe Bidens coronavirus task force, told Fox News Bill Hemmer on "Americas Newsroom," after he was asked if hed been blocked from speaking publicly. "It wasnt happy with some of the things that I said." However, after a week of interviews, during which he had referred to there being a "liberating" feeling at being in a new administration, and telling The News York Times, in an interview published Tuesday, how his "anxiety started to escalate" when he and Trump butted heads over the virus, Fauci said hes now ready to move on.  His comments about the...
    Fox News’ Dana Perino and Dr. Anthony Fauci came together on Tuesday to condemn a science and health reporter from the New York Times — criticizing him for obsessing over former President Donald Trump during a recent interview. “This morning I listened to your interview on The Daily, which is the New York Times daily podcast. It was with their science and health reporter, and of the 28 minutes that I listened to — I think it lasted 28 and 30 seconds — 24 of those minutes were spent asking you, our infectious disease expert, about your relationship with President Trump and you are willing to answer a lot of those questions and I know those questions are irresistible for reporter to ask,” Perino said to Fauci of his interview with Donald G. McNeil Jr. “Is there a law of diminishing returns to continue answering questions about that relationship if the crisis is as acute as...
    Talks between the top Senate Democrats and Republicans on a power-sharing agreement will move forward after a major sticking point in negotiations was resolved, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced. In a statement released Monday evening, McConnell (R-Ky.) explained that his concern about protecting the legislative filibuster, which requires 60 members to end debate on most topics and move forward to a vote, was being addressed, and not by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “Today two Democratic Senators publicly confirmed they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster,” the top Senate Republican said. “They agree with President Biden’s and my view that no Senate majority should destroy the right of future minorities of both parties to help shape legislation.” The two lawmakers referenced by McConnell were Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Az.), both of whom pledged to vote against any effort by their party to abolish the Senate...
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    The Treasury Department is moving forward with an effort to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill after the effort was delayed indefinitely by the Trump administration in 2019.  "The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes," said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday. "It's important that our notes, our money … reflect the history and diversity of our country and Harriet Tubman's image gracing the new $20 note would certainly reflect that." In a statement provided to CBS News, a Treasury Department spokesperson echoed those remarks, calling Tubman a "role model for leadership and participation in our democracy." The renewed effort comes after former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced nearly two years ago that the redesign proposed under former President Obama would not happen under the Trump administration. Mnuchin said it...
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    "Democrats used it constantly, as they had every right to," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the floor last week, of the filibuster. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/ McConnell wanted a promise that Democrats would not eliminate the filibuster. Two Democratic Senators signaled their support for keeping the filibuster in place Monday. With those assurances, McConnell said he was ready to move forward with an organizing resolution. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday night that he would move forward with organizing the new Senate after days of a forced stalemate over the filibuster. Before allowing the new Democrat-controlled Senate to begin work, McConnell wanted a promise that Democrats would not eliminate the filibuster. It appears McConnell got his wish.  Two Democratic Senators, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of...
              The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is kicking off their spring semester focus on social justice with a discussion of “white allyship” and accountability. The virtual session, titled, “Moving Forward Together: White Allies and Accountability,” is part of Moving Our Campus (MOC) Forward, a series of events and talks focused on equity and inclusion. Facilitators mentioned that this first session falls within the overarching theme for their 2020-2021 schedule: dismantling racism. The event host, Dr. Beth Douthirt-Cohen, is a facilitator at the Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI) and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive Director at Frederick Community College. The Tennessee Star reached out to Douthirt-Cohen to inquire about the meaning of “white ally” and the forms of accountability that would be discussed in their seminar. Douthirt-Cohen didn’t respond by press time. Spokespersons with the Diversity and Equity Inclusion Office didn’t respond to a...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Monday that a power-sharing agreement in the Senate no longer needs to stipulate that the filibuster rule remain intact after two Senate Democrats confirmed they would not support abolishing it. “I’m glad that two Senate Democrats confirmed they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster,” McConnell stated. “They agree with President Biden and me on protecting the Senate. With this win, we can move forward with a 50-50 power-sharing agreement built on the 2001 precedent”: I’m glad that two Senate Democrats confirmed today they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster. They agree with President Biden and me on protecting the Senate. With this win, we can move forward with a 50-50 power-sharing agreement built on the 2001 precedent. pic.twitter.com/fHUCFxxXh8 — Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 26, 2021 The filibuster, a rule that requires three-fifths of the Senate, or 60 votes, to close...
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    Loading the player... The move to place Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill is back on. U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty has been working tirelessly for Tubman’s image to be placed on the $20 note. Now that President Joe Biden is in office, Beatty is hoping to speed up the process of the “Woman on the Twenty Act of 2021” bill and replace Andrew Jackson’s image with a portrait of the late abolitionist. Read More: Biden’s reversal of transgender military ban seen as ‘victory’ for equality “For several years, I worked directly with the Department of Treasury to plan the release of the new $20 design featuring Harriet Tubman to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment,” said Beatty in a press release obtained by theGrio on January 25th. “The American people want our currency to better reflect the diversity of our great country. I look forward to working with the...
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    Getty Barcelona have come to a final decision on Ousmane Dembele’s future with the fit-again Frenchman heading towards the final 12 months of his contract at the Camp Nou. The Catalan giants have decided they will sell the forward if he does not agree a contract extension before the end of the season, according to Alfredo Martínez at Onda Cero. Dembele’s current deal runs until the summer of 2022 but the 23-year-old is said to be in “zero hurry” to make a decision on his future. The forward was close to a move to Manchester United in the summer but a loan deal fell through. Follow the Heavy on Barcelona Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!Dembele Enjoying His FootballThere’s no doubt that Dembele has endured some tough times since moving to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. The forward has been plagued by injury...
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    The Minnesota Timberwolves are among the teams the Warriors are monitoring most this season. Because they own their top-three protected pick in the 2021 draft, the Warriors have a vested interest in how Minnesota finishes in the league standings. Currently, the Timberwolves (4-11) have the second-worst record in the NBA. That standing gives them a 40.1% chance of a top-three pick in the draft lottery. If the ping-pong balls deliver any pick 1 through 3, the Timberwolves keep it. If it falls outside that range, it goes to the Warriors. The Warriors on Monday play the first of two-straight games against the Timberwolves. For Golden State, winning these games could further cement Minnesota as an early lottery team. Depending on how the lottery plays out, a top pick in a widely-heralded 2021 draft could pair James Wiseman with another high-end rookie who can help bridge the gap between...
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    On this special edition of "Facing Forward," Margaret Brennan talks with former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb for his analysis on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Brennan's full interview with Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator that aired on Sunday's "Face the Nation."  Listen to this episode on ART19 Download, rate and subscribe here: Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher"Facing Forward": Former FDA Commissioner Scott Scott Gottlieb transcript MARGARET BRENNAN: For his thoughts on our interviews with both Dr. Fauci and Birx, we want to go to former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. He sits on the board of Pfizer and Illumina, which is a company that is working on sequencing the virus variants. He joins us from Westport, Connecticut. Good morning. DOCTOR SCOTT GOTTLIEB: Good morning. MARGARET BRENNAN: I want to ask you about Dr. Fauci. He said on our air that, in fact, the strain that was first...
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              After another stalemate between pro-primary and pro-convention factions of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) State Central Committee (SCC), Chairman Rich Anderson said he will move forward with plans for a convention. “The majority of the SCC voted today for a third time to conduct an assembled in-person Republican State Convention. Our hope is to get SCC buy-in in a later meeting on proposals to transform it to an unassembled state convention, like we did last summer,” Anderson told The Virginia Star. An SCC vote to hold a primary was defeated by the majority, and instead of voting again on amending the party plan to allow for an unassembled convention, the meeting moved into a private executive session. Eventually, the SCC restarted its Facebook live video, where Anderson said he would pursue convention plans and said another SCC meeting would be held soon....
    Maybe what Mike Krzyzewski didn’t like was the challenge to his authority by a journalist. Because he shouldn’t have been upset about the question, which was absolutely fair under the circumstances. And he shouldn’t have cared about the age of Duke Chronicle reporter Jake Piazza, who as an independent scribe had every right to be there. So perhaps when he unleashed his snark-filled response to the student reporter Saturday night after Duke lost 70-65 to Louisville and fell to 5-5 this season, he was just upset someone would confront his failure so directly. It’s a mindset found consistently in the college ranks, where the heads of basketball and football programs double as university deities in many parts of the country. “I’m just curious as to what the next step forward is for the team as you guys move into another week of basketball,” the reporter asked Coach K on a virtual news conference not long...
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    Here’s to flying like a Biden baller! President Joe Biden wanted to take Amtrak from his home state of Delaware to his inauguration in the nation’s capital, but safety concerns pushed him to charter a jumbo plane from Jet Edge instead. Now, anybody can ride on that same jet — for a price. The Boeing Business Jet, promoted last month in Forbes Travel Guide as a travel option in a $250,000 package  for Montage Los Cabos resort, can accommodate 16 passengers, has a forward lounge, features a bedroom with an en suite shower, an office and a second shower between the office and the forward passenger area. The cost ranges from $12,000 to $20,000 an hour, although, according to Forbes, “you also have to pay for the positioning flights before and after you are dropped off.”
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    Kevin Durant sat out Friday night’s rematch in Cleveland due to Achilles surgery injury recovery. It’s essentially load management after the Nets star logged over 50 minutes in Wednesday’s double overtime loss at the Cavaliers. With the Nets playing host to the Heat Saturday on the tail end of a back-to-back, Durant is expected to suit up against Miami. But it left the Nets shorthanded during their 125-113 loss to the Cavaliers, with point guard James Harden (19 points, 11 assists) starting at forward alongside Joe Harris (eight points, seven rebounds). It was the first backcourt start of Harden’s NBA career, and gave the Nets an East Coast Death Lineup. “We’ll try to play 10 guys at least, share the minutes around,” coach Steve Nash said. “Obviously, like I said before last game, it’s hard to contain [minutes] sometimes when you’re in close games. But we’ll do our best,...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Although his status as one of the best soccer players in history is undeniable, it is also true that fortune has not accompanied Lionel Messi or Barcelona in recent years as little or nothing remains of that dominant team in both the Spanish league and in the UEFA Champions League. Likewise, the performance of the Argentine seems to be declining due to the atmosphere in his club and this has had an impact on FIFA Ultimate Team. Messi is not part of the FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Year After receiving more than 10 million votes from players from 185 countries, Electronic Arts revealed the FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Year, made up of the best players of 2020. In that sense, the news that has attracted attention and is giving What...
    Darius Leonard was inspired by an act of kindness and paid it forward in a big way.Indianapolis Colts star linebacker Darius Leonard was offered money randomly by a police officer for lunch at a Carmel, Indiana BMV. Completely caught off-guard by the kind gesture, he then returned the favor by paying for everyone’s meal at a local Cracker Barrel. Leonard tweeted out that he had his mask on and a hoodie, so that made him largely unrecognizable when he went to the BMV. Blown away by Officer Greg Moses’ gesture, he then made several people’s days who were dining at Cracker Barrel. This series of events is proof that you never really know what can inspire someone to do something good for no reason at all. A feel good Friday story: This morning, Darius Leonard tweeted about an officer in Carmel offering to buy him lunch—not knowing it was the...
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    President Joe Biden undercut the leadership of his own party in the United States Senate on Friday by signaling his continuing opposition to scrapping the legislative filibuster. White House press secretary Jennifer Psaki was asked during a briefing if Biden still believed the filibuster should remain in tact even as members of Senate Democrat leadership are refusing to explicitly rule out getting rid of the maneuver. “The president’s position hasn’t changed,” Psaki said, but added that Biden’s immediate focus is working with Senate leaders on tackling the novel coronavirus pandemic. “I will say that he’s conveyed in conversations … that he is eager to move his rescue plan forward. He is eager to get relief to the American public. … He wants it to be a bipartisan bill.” When pushed on the topic, Psaki asserted that Biden had “spoken to this many times” and his stance “has not changed.” The White...
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