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 2020-11-28 19:14 

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Vanderbilt's Fuller becomes 1st woman to play in Power 5 football game after 2nd half kickoff...

Sarah Fuller, a goalkeeper for Vanderbilt women's soccer team, suited up for the Commodore football Saturday and became the the first woman to play in a Power 5 football game when she took the third quarter kick off. HISTORY MADE @VandyFootball 's...

 2020-11-28 18:46 

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Ethiopian government say military has taken Tigray capital...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Friday that the "federal government is now fully in control" of the Tigray region's capital, Mekelle, after a successful military offensive, Reuters reports . It's a crucial development in the weeks...

 2020-11-28 18:46 

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Ethiopian government says military has taken Tigray capital...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Friday that the "federal government is now fully in control" of the Tigray region's capital, Mekelle, after a successful military offensive, Reuters reports . It's a crucial development in the weeks...

 2020-11-28 18:28 

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MBS reportedly backed out of Saudi-Israel agreement because he wants to wait for Biden...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly flew to Saudi Arabia last week for a secret meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in the hopes of striking a deal that would normalize relations bet...

 2020-11-28 18:01 

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Washington archbishop officially becomes 1st Black American cardinal...

Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., tested negative for the coronavirus for the third time during a 10-day quarantine in Rome on Saturday morning, and a few hours later, he officially became the first Black American to earn the rank of car...

 2020-11-28 17:06 

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RNC chair warns dubious Georgia voters losing 'faith' in election process could cost Senate runoff...

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel on Saturday held a pre-Georgia Senate runoff "meet and greet" at the Cobb County GOP office in Marietta, Georgia. CNN's DJ Judd, who was on the scene , reported that a fair amount of the conve...

 2020-11-28 16:17 

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Rouhani says Iran won't leave nuclear scientist's assassination 'unanswered,' accuses Israel...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said Iran would not leave the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, one of Iran's top nuclear scientists whom Israeli and American intelligence officials suspected led Tehran's nuclear weapons program, "un...

 2020-11-28 15:28 

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The Trump campaign wound up spending $3 million to increase Biden's lead in Wisconsin...

That seemingly didn't go according to plan. President-elect Joe Biden picked up 257 votes in Wisconsin's Milwaukee County on Friday after the Trump campaign demanded a recount there. President Trump did pick up some votes, as well, but the 125 he ...

 2020-11-28 14:43 

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10 things you need to know today: November 28, 2020...

1. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a nuclear scientist who U.S. and Israeli intelligence officials suspect was leading Iran's nuclear weapons program, was shot and killed Friday while traveling in a vehicle east of Tehran, Iranian state media said. He was apparen...

 2020-11-28 12:56 

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United reportedly begins operating COVID-19 vaccine shipment flights...

United Airlines on Friday began operating charter flights carrying the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech to expedite its distribution should it receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration in the coming weeks, two people familiar...

 2020-11-28 11:40 

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What the coronavirus vaccine shows about the potential for innovation...

The word "innovation" is now one of the most cursed in the English language. Silicon Valley robber barons recognized the cultural capital created by millions of inventors and scientists going back thousands of years, and colonized it to describe t...

 2020-11-28 11:35 

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5 witheringly funny cartoons about Trump's sort-of concession...

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 2020-11-28 10:45 

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Value stocks? Or zombie traps?...

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial insight, gathered from around the web: Value stocks? Or zombie traps? "Are Boeing, Delta, and Exxon 'zombie companies' or value stocks?" asked Wayne Duggan at Benzinga . Analysts and...

 2020-11-27 19:46 

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Appellate court rejects Trump campaign lawsuit: 'Calling an election unfair does not make it so'...

The Trump campaign suffered another legal defeat Friday when the Third Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt to challenge a lower court loss. The original lawsuit, based on unfounded claims of voter fraud, sought to stop or reverse the certification ...

 2020-11-27 18:38 

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S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as global market caps off historic month...

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite closed at record highs when Wall Street shuttered early Friday at the end of the holiday week, adding 0.2 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. Both indexes had previously set high marks earlier in the week. The Dow J...

 2020-11-27 17:19 

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Iranian scientist suspected of leading nuclear weapons program shot and killed...

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a nuclear scientist suspected of leading Iran's nuclear weapons program, was shot and killed Friday while traveling in a vehicle east of Tehran, Iranian state media said . He was apparently taken to the hospital for treatment, but ...

 2020-11-27 16:33 

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South Korean intelligence believes North Korea is nervous about dealing with Biden administration...

There's a reason why North Korea has remained quiet about the United States presidential election, The Associated Press reports . South Korean lawmakers were briefed by the country's National Intelligence Service on Friday, and one of the issues a...

 2020-11-27 16:09 

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Global pharma group director anticipates up to 10 COVID-19 vaccines by summer...

Thomas Cueni, the director-general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, said Friday that as many as 10 COVID-19 vaccines could be available by the middle of next year, as long as they are granted approval by re...

 2020-11-27 15:51 

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Trump says he knows whether he'll attend Biden's inauguration but keeps decision private...

President Trump said Thursday he will "certainly" leave the White House if the Electoral College, as expected, casts its votes for President-elect Joe Biden on Dec. 14, formalizing his victory. Taking questions from reporters for the first time si...

 2020-11-27 15:32 

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The daily business briefing: November 27, 2020...

1. Black Friday is taking a different shape this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Several retailers like Saks and Macy's that closed during the spring have since reduced their inventories, which has led them to scale back on the traditional discoun...

 2020-11-27 14:37 

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10 things you need to know today: November 27, 2020...

1. President Trump said Thursday he will "certainly" leave the White House if the Electoral College, as expected, casts its votes for President-elect Joe Biden on Dec. 14, formalizing his victory. Taking questions from reporters for the first time...

 2020-11-27 11:45 

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Make America Laugh Again...

Donald Trump can be quite funny. President Trump, however, was rarely funny. Comedy isn't really in a president's lengthy job description — they are supposed to tell pre-written jokes at events like the White House Corespondents' Dinner ...

 2020-11-27 11:35 

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What will Biden do about the Department of Homeland Security?...

Joe Biden needs to do something about the Department of Homeland Security. There will be no shortage of items competing for attention on the president-elect's agenda when he takes office in January. Dealing with the pandemic and the economy are the to...

 2020-11-27 11:15 

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8 movies to watch instead of the ones that won't be released this holiday season...

With Thanksgiving around the corner, one would expect the TV to be crowded with holiday movie trailers, for billboards to be advertising Oscar hopefuls, and for every commercial break on the radio to have dramatic music hyping blockbusters in theaters now...

 2020-11-27 10:55 

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2020 is the year to shop small...

If there were ever a year to shop small for Christmas, 2020 is it. This year has been unprecedented, chaotic, and frightening for Americans in a lot of ways. But since March, the year's upheavals have had a severe impact on small businesses. A survey ...

 2020-11-26 12:00 

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7 cartoons about America's COVID Thanksgiving...

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 2020-11-26 10:55 

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This is the most important Thanksgiving of your life...

I am the Ebenezer Scrooge of Thanksgiving. The Grinch, with a heart (or stomach?) two sizes too small. I get no thrills from turkey, no glee from gravy — I'll even pass on potatoes, if I'm being honest. The White House turkey pardon? Morbid....

 2020-11-25 22:29 

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Why Trump's Flynn pardon could backfire...

There's a chance President Trump's pardon of Michael Flynn could backfire some day. Trump on Wednesday pardoned Flynn, his first national security adviser. In 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with former Russian Amb...

 2020-11-25 22:03 

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America forgot the seasonality of COVID-19 — until it was too late...

Early in the pandemic, we talked a lot about the potential seasonality of COVID-19. Other, more familiar coronaviruses (like those that cause the common cold) and respiratory infections (like the flu) have a seasonal cycle. That this virus could fluctuate...

 2020-11-25 21:30 

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The daily gossip: Meghan Markle pens a must-read op-ed, Taylor Swift confirms a major fan theory, and more...

1. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, revealed that she had a miscarriage over the summer in a remarkable New York Times op-ed published Wednesday. "Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by f...

 2020-11-25 21:02 

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In pre-Thanksgiving address, Biden urges Americans not to 'surrender to the fatigue'...

President-elect Joe Biden mixed messages of caution and hope in a pre-Thanksgiving, presidential-style address Wednesday. He urged Americans to hold out for a while longer as the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen in the United States, telling them ...

 2020-11-25 20:32 

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More households are experiencing hunger in the U.S. than at any other point during the pandemic, analysis shows...

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, more Americans are reporting going hungry, a Washington Post analysis found . In data collected by the Census Bureau between Oct. 28 and Nov. 9, around 12 percent of all American adults reported not having e...

 2020-11-25 18:52 

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The Week contest: Bird fraud...

This week's question: New Zealand's Bird of the Year contest was shaken by allegations of election rigging after judges discovered that 1,500 votes had been cast for Little Spotted Kiwi from a single IP address. Once the suspicious votes were disc...

 2020-11-25 18:32 

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Illinois is experiencing a 'dire' coronavirus situation...

Illinois is experiencing a "dire" coronavirus situation that seems to mostly be flying under the national radar, says Youyang Gu, a data scientist who created a COVID-19 pandemic modeler. As Gu points out, Illinois last week recorded more cases in...

 2020-11-25 18:25 

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Alabama coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19 again...

Alabama coach Nick Saban has again tested positive for COVID-19. The University of Alabama in a statement said Saban tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, and he has "very mild symptoms," ESPN reports . "He will follow all appropri...

 2020-11-25 17:46 

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Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona dies at 60...

Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer legend, has died after suffering a heart attack, his agent confirmed Wednesday. He was 60. Maradona is considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time, known for leading Argentina's national team to the 1...

 2020-11-25 16:31 

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Why European powers won't pressure Biden to re-enter Iran deal...

President-elect Joe Biden will not receive pressure from his European counterparts to rush back into the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, The Wall Street Journal reports . Officials from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom told the Journal that their countries...

 2020-11-25 15:54 

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Penguin Random House to buy Simon & Schuster in deal that 'would create a publishing behemoth'...

Make way for Penguin Random House & Simon & Schuster. ViacomCBS is selling Simon & Schuster, the third largest book publisher in the United States, to Penguin Random House, the largest U.S. publisher, in a deal topping $2 billion, The New York Times repor...

 2020-11-25 15:15 

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FDA approves test designed to measure specific COVID-19 antibody levels...

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a "new generation" COVID-19 antibody test which is designed to tell how well people are protected against subsequent infection. Most antibody tests are able to determine whether a person has c...

 2020-11-25 15:01 

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Confessions of an unreliable columnist...

My favorite political metaphor in recent years has been "centrifugal forces" — an image meant to capture the dynamic of negative partisanship and reactive polarization that often pulls highly engaged commentators no less than many ordinary c...

 2020-11-25 14:43 

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New jobless claims unexpectedly rise for the 2nd week in a row...

The number of Americans filing new jobless claims has once again risen and come in higher than expected. The Labor Department on Wednesday said 778,000 Americans filed new jobless claims last week, up 30,000 from the week prior. This was higher than the 7...

 2020-11-25 13:38 

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Trump to reportedly join Rudy Giuliani at Pennsylvania election event after aides 'tried talking him out of' going...

President Trump is reportedly heading to Pennsylvania for a Republican meeting on voter fraud allegations, ignoring advice from some of his aides in the process. Trump is "expected to join" his lawyer Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as ...

 2020-11-25 12:29 

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The daily business briefing: November 25, 2020...

1. The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 30,000 barrier for the first time on Tuesday with boosts from positive coronavirus vaccine news and a key step forward for the transition to President-elect Joe Biden's administration. The Dow clos...

 2020-11-25 11:52 

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10 things you need to know today: November 25, 2020...

1. President-elect Joe Biden announced his top picks for his national security team on Tuesday. Biden said the veteran security experts he chose had the experience to restore America's global leadership in fighting terrorism, climate change, and nucle...

 2020-11-25 11:49 

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Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel link Trump's turkey pardon, odd Randy Quaid retweets, Giuliani...

President Trump pardoned a turkey on Tuesday, and The Late Show turned that into a dark, Thelma and Louise -themed comedy. Yes, Seth Meyers said at Late Night , "Trump today presided over the annual Thanksgiving White House turkey pardon — thoug...

 2020-11-25 10:55 

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Our parents warned us the internet would break our brains. It broke theirs instead....

My college dorm was the first place I had reliable home internet access, and that was in part because my mom shared all the late 1990s and early 2000s parenting fears about the internet breaking our brains. These worries were an extension of prior concern...

 2020-11-25 10:35 

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Bring back the rowhouse...

In October of 2019, I set aside my reservations and coughed up a down payment on a house. It wasn't easy — I had to move out of Washington, D.C., where I probably never could have saved up enough due to rent being too expensive, and in with my p...

 2020-11-25 10:31 

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Meghan Markle discloses miscarriage in a candid op-ed urging compassion...

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, revealed that she had a miscarriage over the summer in a remarkable New York Times op-ed published Wednesday . "Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few...

 2020-11-25 08:34 

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Trump's staffers are reportedly now avoiding him to stay out of legal jeopardy...

Despite his tweets and frequent fundraising emails , President Trump knows "the battle is effectively over " and he's already moved on to asking allies "how he can stay relevant in the media and in the Republican Party and how he can earn ...

 2020-11-25 07:48 

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Fox News settles lawsuit with Seth Rich's parents over false story tied to his murder...

Fox News and Joel and Mary Rich disclosed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New York that they have reached a settlement in the lawsuit the Rich family filed against the network over a false story it published and promoted about their son, Seth Rich. Seth...

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