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5:48 pm

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Texas has sued the Biden Administration just 2 days after it took over the White House

The Administration put a 100-day pause on most deportations, halting policies put in place by the Trump Administration

In Trump's final days in office, the Department of Homeland Security agreed to give states 6 months notice before changing federal immigration policy

This is likely to be the first of many clashes between Republican states and the Biden administration over immigratino policy

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January

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5:44 pm

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United Airlines' CEO has said that he wants to require all the company's employees to get vaccinated

“Because I have confidence in the safety of the vaccine—and I recognize it’s controversial—I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory,” he said

American Airlines has said that they do not plan to require their employees to get vaccinated

Some other companies have offered incentives for employees who get vaccinated, including cash bonuses

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January

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5:41 pm

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Of the about 26,000 National Guard troops deployed to DC for the inauguration, at least 200 have since tested positive for Covid

The Guardsmen were often living and working in close quarters during their days in the nation's capital

Several days ago, there were criticisms after it emerged that troops were forced to take breaks and sleep in parking garages, instead of indoor areas

7,000 Guardsmen are remaining in DC until the end of January, in the event of any further unrest

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January

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5:38 pm

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A preliminary study out of the UK has shown that the more-viral coronavirus strain originating there is more deadly than the most-common variant

UK PM Boris Johnson said that an initial conclusion suggested it was 30-40% more fatal

The good news is that another study from this week suggested that the Pfizer vaccine will remain as effective against this mutation as the standard variant

The data showing a higher death rate is highly uncertain, and further research needs to be done before reaching a definitive conclusion

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January

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5:35 pm

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Hank Aaron, one of baseball's greats and a civil rights leader, died on Friday at age 86

Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run records and held that record for decades. He was black, and subject to frequent death threats and verbal attacks

Muhammad Ali famously called Aaron “the only man I idolize more than myself,” and he is considered to be a civil rights and sports icon for generations of Americans

Aaron has records of 2,297 RBIs, 6,856 total bases, and 1,477 extra-base hits. He spent most of his career on the Braves

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January

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5:31 pm

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Speaker Pelosi said she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, kicking off Trump's second impeachment hearing

“It will be a full trial, it will be a fair trial,” said the new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Now-Senate Minority Leader McConnell had asked that they wait until Jan 28, in order to give Trump time to prepare and time for the Senate to conduct hearings for Biden's appointees

“The sequel cannot be an insufficient Senate process that denies former President Trump due process or damages the Senate or the presidency itself,” McConnell said

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January

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5:28 pm

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A Boston attorney who made it on People Magazine's 2001 top-bachelor list has been accused of rape by 2 women

The man allegedly raped a woman earlier this month while out on bail for another 2016 rape charge

This time, he is being held in custody

Also on the Top 50 Bachelors list he appeared on were superstars, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Benicio del Toro

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January

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5:24 pm

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A mother in Australia was confused after consistently finding this left out of place in her home

Her security system was disabled, chicken nuggets left out, and more

Upon closer inspection and after calling the police, she discovered a secret hatch that had been used for someone to sneak into the attic

She told an Australian paper she felt she had failed to protect her kids, and asked, “What has this person been doing in my house when I’m not home?"

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January

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5:21 pm

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Ayatollah Khameinei's twitter and website shared an image that implied a threat to kill President Trump

The picture showed a bomber jet flying over Trump, golfing on the ground below

"Soleimani's murderer and he who ordered it will have to pay," it said, in reference to the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, killed in a US drone strike last year

Twitter banned the original account after 17 hours, but was criticized for allowing this tweet just weeks after it banned President Trump

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January

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5:17 pm

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Google has threatened to stop providing its search engine within Australia in response to proposed legislation there

The proposal would require tech companies to share revenue with media companies

News companies have lobbied for the change, as Google and the social media giants have devoured their advertising revenue. Tech and media companies would have to agree to a price to share their content

12.5% of Google searches in Australia are for news. Google has said it would shut down its search engine in response, and the case is seen as a test of how countries can regulate Big Tech

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January

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5:14 pm

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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has been cleared from the concussion protocol, setting up his showdown with Josh Allen on Sunday

Both games are on Sunday

It's Buccaneers at Packers, Sunday at 3:05 PM. Packers are 3.5 point favorites, with an over/under of 52

Bills play at Kansas City at 6:40 PM. Chiefs are the 3.5 point favorites there, with an over/under of 54

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January

22

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2:14 am

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men and the test used to diagnose it has about a ~30% accuracy rate

Korean researchers claim they have developed an AI diagnostic system that merely requires a urine sample to diagnose prostate cancer with 100% accuracy

The test uses AI to gauge multiple cancer factors simultaneously and generates almost instantaneous results

The researchers published their findings in a top international journal "ACS Nano"

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January

22

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1:55 am

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Lindsay Capuano is a devout Christian who prays every night and also makes $200K as a model on OnlyFans

Her OnlyFans followers get to see nude content from her and pay her a lot of money to do so, while her 2.4M Instagram followers do not

She maintains that her faith is strong and recently told the Daily Star, “I pray every single night. I pray for whatever I feel I need to that day. I pray for my family, my fans, myself”

Lindsay used to work as a daycare worker in Connecticut but has moved on to ~greener~ pastures

January

22

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1:04 am

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A Canadian investigation into how a grocery store received nearly 50 pounds of cocaine has come to an end

In 2019, a grocery store received quite a surprise when 21 kilos of cocaine arrived in a banana shipment. A worker found the drugs hidden under the bananas while unpacking them

Authorities think the drugs were supposed to be picked up along the way, and someone screwed up their job. The bananas and coke both came from Colombia

Authorities don't appear to have arrested anyone, and just concluded that the drugs arrived at their destination on accident after the botched pick-up

January

22

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1:03 am

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The 15th overall pick from 2019 Dwayne Haskins had a promising first year and a disastrous second year as a QB for the Washington Football Team

Weeks after the Football Team waived him, the Steelers jumped in and signed Dwayne Haskins to a one-year deal

The Steelers have gambled on promising QBs with behavior issues in the past such as Byron Leftwich and Michael Vick. Haskins has a high ceiling but remains a major wild card

With Big Ben's career winding down or even ending, the Steelers need depth at QB. Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs are the only other QBs on the roster now

January

22

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12:43 am

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President Trump is an avid Diet Coke drinker and would reportedly drink around 12 cans a day while President

In order to meet his consumption needs, his team installed a red button on a dignified brown box to give him instant access to Diet Coke

One of Biden's first moves as President was removing the box from the Oval Office

The media is shining the spotlight on Biden's various executive orders but completely overlooking this important decision!

January

22

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12:40 am

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A 19-year-old Georgia man who started working at Kroger in December ran a scam that netted him $980K in under 2 weeks

He would issue fake returns and keep the returned amount. The amounts got so big, it caught corporate Kroger's eye and he was busted

He created over 40 returns for fake items, ranging in value from $75 to $87,000

Before getting busted, he bought 2 cars (1 of which he totaled), clothes, shoes, and guns. He faces a theft charge

January

22

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12:36 am

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Washington, DC released one of the country's most wide-reaching vaccine eligibility protocols

Under them, the majority of the District is eligible to receive a vaccine, including those who are overweight but not obese. A 6'0" man weighing 185 pounds would qualify

Also eligible is anyone who smokes. The health conditions will be asked about on a sign-up survey, and subject to the honor code

Some health experts are skeptical. Already, the District has failed to distribute enough vaccines, with internet sign-ups and phone lines periodically crashing

January

22

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12:31 am

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The Washington State government has turned to major companies located there to help increase vaccine distribution

Washington is lagging, having vaccinated just 4.9% of its population, versus 5.6% nationally

The government has asked the major corporations based there to help improve distribution, including Starbucks, Costco, and Microsoft

Yesterday, Seattle-based Amazon announced it would set up a vaccine pop-up to inoculate 2,000 people

January

22

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12:27 am

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A man in Norway won $5000 in a competition a company held to see who could create the craziest video

The competition was put on by a Finnish sunglasses company, called Nopeet. The challenge was to do "insane" stuff for Instagram, while saying "Nopeet made me do it"

The man took a bong rip in a mall, threw up, rode his bike into a river, then peed his pants. The company sent him $5k in cash sealed in a bible

But Norwegian customs seized the money because the man failed to declare it. He's now fighting to get it back

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