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  • After Losing US Election, Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote
    After_losing_us_election__republicans_weigh_making_it_harder_to_vote 2021-03-02 01:27:18 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest. The bill comes after record turnout led to Democratic wins in Geo...

  • Facebook Shuts Down Its News Feeds in Australia
    Facebook_shuts_down_its_news_feeds_in_australia 2021-02-18 04:52:21 UTC
    <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.</p><p>The move was swiftly criticised by news p...

  • Decades Of Hate: Limbaugh Dead
    Decades_of_hate-_rush_limbaugh_dead 2021-02-18 16:39:51 UTC
    Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was...

  • COVID-19: How Political Leaders Functioned as Superspreaders
    Covid-19-_how_political_leaders_functioned_as_superspreaders 2021-02-15 21:57:57 UTC
    <p>Publisher: <a href="https://www.glogat.com/fb_4142805249079952">Poone Bakhtiary</a></p><p><img src="https://glogatmedia.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/storage/uploads/blogs/preview/_700_8d8f6bfabac3a62373d55c32f68689fc.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dii"></p><h2>Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China t...

  • Biden: This Sad Chapter In Our History Has Reminded Us That Democracy Is Fragile
    Biden-_this_sad_chapter_in_our_history_has_reminded_us_that_democracy_is_fragile 2021-02-14 06:57:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challen...

  • UK Court: Nigerians Sue Shell After Years of Oil Spills in Niger Delta
    Uk_court-_nigerians_sue_shell_after_years_of_oil_spills_in_niger_delta 2021-02-14 06:07:34 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Supreme Court on Friday allowed a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater. Senior judges said there was an arguable case that UK-domi...

  • Trump's Crimes Remain Fresh After His Presidency
    Trump's_crimes_remain_fresh_after_his_presidency 2021-02-13 02:17:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers prosecuting the case...

  • British Exports to EU Fall by 68% After Brexit Deal
    British_exports_to_eu_fall_by_68__after_brexit_deal 2021-02-07 17:55:29 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Exports from Britain to the European Union fell by 68% in January as trade was disrupted after the end of a transition period following Britain’s departure from the European Union, according to a trade body representing hauliers. The government did not confirm the data and s...

  • Rodgers Wins NFL MVP Award, Donald 2020 Top Defensive Player
    Rodgers_wins_nfl_mvp_award__donald_2020_top_defensive_player 2021-02-07 05:42:20 UTC
    A pair of Aarons pulled off an NFL hat trick Saturday night. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his third Associated Press Most Valuable Player award, while Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald took his third top defensive player prize at NFL Honors. Also taking home awards were two mem...

  • Biden: Erratic Trump Should Not Receive Classified Intel
    Biden-_erratic_trump_should_not_receive_classified_intel 2021-02-06 06:51:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Donald Trump’s “erratic behavior” should prevent him from receiving classified intelligence briefings, a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents. Asked in an interview with CBS News what he feared if Trump contin...

  • Christopher Plummer, Star of “The Sound of Music” Dies, He Was 91
    Christopher_plummer_who_played_in_%e2%80%9cthe_sound_of_music%e2%80%9d_has_died__he_was_91_ 2021-02-07 06:35:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91. Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Ela...

  • U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 450,000
    New_covid-19_variant_has_been_discovered_in_us 2021-02-05 18:52:51 UTC
    Coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines. Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a p...

  • Biden's Chance to Restore Obamacare
    Joe_biden-_trump_has_'emboldened_white_supremacists'_ 2021-01-29 05:30:25 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered government health insurance markets to reopen for a special sign-up window, offering uninsured Americans a haven as the spread of COVID-19 remains <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic">dangerously high</a> and vacc...

  • Stock Trading on Social Media: Reddit’s “Wallstreetbets” Drives Giant Hedge Funds to Heavy Losses
    Stock_trading_on_social_media-_reddit%e2%80%99s_%e2%80%9cwallstreetbets%e2%80%9d_drives_giant_hedge_funds_to_heavy_losses 2021-01-27 23:06:52 UTC
    (Reuters) - Retail traders scored against professionals on Wednesday as hedge funds Citron and Melvin retreated with heavy losses on short positions in GameStop in the week-long battle between Wall Street and Main Street, with more calling for scrutiny of anonymous stock trading posts on social m...

  • Robert Reich: It Is Time To End The Filibuster
    It_is_time_to_end_the_filibuster_ 2021-01-27 00:15:31 UTC
    Berkeley, California — Making progress on Joe Biden's agenda or anything more Progressive, now requires a super majority of 60 votes in the Senate, because of an old Senate rule requiring that many votes to end debate and allow vote on a proposed law. It's called the filibuster and it's not in...

  • Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
    Merkel_invites_biden_to_germany_for_visit 2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed. Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Tru...

  • Merkel, Biden Agree to Strengthen US-Europe Cooperation
    Merkel_and_biden_agree_to_strengthen_us-europe_cooperation 2021-01-26 01:04:47 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges can only be tackled through closer cooperation, a government spokesman in Berlin said on Monday. Transatlantic relations coole...

  • Watchdog Probes if Justice Department Tried to Undo Election Result
    Michael_horowitz-_watchdog_probes_if_justice_department_tried_to_undo_election_result 2021-01-25 22:16:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday t...

  • California Is Moving Forward With Limited Reopenings
    California_is_moving_forward_with_limited_reopenings_ 2021-01-25 22:17:03 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, returning the state to a system of county-by-county restrictions. The order had been in place in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and ...

  • Life in Wuhan Return to Normal as World Still Battling to Defeat Coronavirus
    Life_in_wuhan_return_to_normal_as_world_still_battling_to_defeat_coronavirus 2021-01-25 22:19:44 UTC
    WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and practicing tai chi in a f...

  • Pelosi: Impeachment Article Against Donald Trump to Go to Senate on Monday
    Pelosi-_impeachment_article_against_donald_trump_to_go_to_senate_on_monday 2021-01-25 22:19:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol Jan. 6 riot. Senate Democr...

  • Jan. 6 Insurrection: Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Cruz, Hawley
    Companies_to_suspend_donations_to_us_lawmakers_who_do_not_respect_rule_of_law 2021-01-22 04:36:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Thousands...

  • President Joe Biden Declares “Democracy Has Prevailed”
    President_joe_biden_declares_%e2%80%9cdemocracy_has_prevailed%e2%80%9d 2021-01-21 02:52:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Bid...

  • Joe Biden Became 46th President of United States
    Joe_biden_became_46th_president_of_united_states_ 2021-01-20 21:25:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.” He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. ...

  • COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
    Covid-19-_u.s._death_toll_has_eclipsed_400_000 2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
    As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...