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COVID Will be 'Ongoing Battle' for Next Few Years, says President of Vaccine Maker Moderna
As long as the virus continues to spread between people, it will continue to mutate, he warns.
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California's Lifted Lockdown Restrictions Explained: What the New Rules Mean
Outdoor dining will have to wait until Friday, but personal care services and retailers can resume some indoor operations effective immediately.
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MTV star Charlie Balducci's cause of death revealed as accidental overdose
MTV star Charlie Balducci's cause of death has been revealed. 
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Piers Morgan calls Elizabeth Hurley ‘thirsty and creepy’ after topless snap goes viral: ‘Put your clothes on'
Piers Morgan took shots at Elizabeth Hurley after the model shared a racy topless photo of herself on Monday night.
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COVID Cases Fell in Donald Trump's Last Week as President. Here's the Sad Reason Why
Experts told Newsweek it is too early to say the U.S. is turning a corner, after it repeatedly broke records for diagnoses, deaths, and hospitalizations in recent months.
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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren: Twitter reacts to boxing match announcement
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren is actually happening – and MMA Twitter is having a field day.       Related StoriesAfter rally to stop Sanchez, Makhmud Muradov would love a full fight camp nextArman Tsarukyan adjusted to short-notice change; now he wants Al IaquintaTriple Take: Who should Conor McGregor fight after UFC 257 loss? 
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US Olympic swim trials split into 2 meets because of COVID
The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will be split into two meets, a striking change designed to provide safer conditions on the pool deck in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Eli Lilly COVID-19 combo therapy cuts risk of death, hospitalization by 70%, company says
A combination of two Eli Lilly antibody drugs were found to reduce risk of hospitalization and death in high-risk patients recently diagnosed with coronavirus by 70%, the company said Tuesday.
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Song Yoo-jung, South Korean Actress, Found Dead at 26
Song, an K-drama star and model, was known for her roles in Make a Wish and Dear My Name.
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McConnell urges Democrats to keep filibuster as Senate works towards power share
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged Democrats to keep the filibuster as he moves closer to a power-sharing arrangement in the Senate after relenting on his demand that the 60-vote legislative threshold be protected in writing. McConnell (R-Ky.) recounted how he defied former President Donald Trump to keep the rule when it empowered...
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The Nonsensical Republican Argument for Dismissing Trump’s Impeachment
It is perhaps a testament to just how indefensible President Trump’s conduct is that his defenders must resort to specious procedural arguments.
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Commercial building sales slumped in 2020, but deals are on the horizon
Commercial sales slumped in 2020 as quarantines crushed the global markets. Nevertheless, some savvy firms were able to carve out deals. The redevelopment of 410 Tenth Ave. was the largest building sale completed in December. SL Green Realty sold the property to 601W Companies for $952.8 million, equal to $1,742 per square foot through Darcy...
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Rand Paul to trigger Senate vote on whether Trump impeachment trial is constitutional
Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday afternoon is expected to force a vote on whether or not the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump is unconstitutional now that he is out of office. 
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Travis Kelce’s girlfriend Kayla Nicole goes beyond dropping marriage hints
Is ring season coming for Travis Kelce and lady love Kayla Nicole?
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Texas worked in secret with Trump officials to obstruct Biden’s immigration policy
President Joe Biden signs an executive order related to American manufacturing in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex on January 25 in Washington, DC. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Texas says Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations violates an immigration enforcement agreement brokered in the Trump administration’s waning days. Texas has challenged President Joe Biden’s decision to pause deportations for 100 days in federal court, saying the pause violates an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security that the state signed shortly before former President Donald Trump left office. The agreement demands that DHS provide 180 days' notice and consult with Texas before implementing certain changes to immigration policy. Legal experts say it is likely unenforceable. But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton — who is currently under investigation for bribery and abuse of office — has asked a federal judge to block the deportation policy immediately because the Biden administration did not provide notice or consult with the state. The moratorium on deportations, one of Biden’s key campaign promises on immigration, went into effect on January 22. DHS has said the policy will allow it to “review and reset enforcement priorities” after the Trump administration sought to ensure that no undocumented immigrants — including families and longtime US residents — were safe from deportation. According to a memo from Acting DHS Secretary David Pekoske, the moratorium applies to any noncitizen in the US who has been ordered deported by an immigration judge, unless they arrived after November 1, or if they voluntarily gave up their right to stay in the US with full knowledge of the consequences and the opportunity to obtain legal representation. Noncitizens can still be deported if they have engaged in terrorism or espionage or are suspected of doing so, or if they otherwise pose a threat to national security. The head of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement can also intervene in an individual case to order their deportation. It does not apply, however, to immigrants currently en route to the US. US District Judge Drew Tipton refused to issue a ruling on Texas’s bid to block the policy during a hearing on Monday morning, deferring until after the government submits additional evidence concerning any people who were ordered deported, but have been released from detention since the moratorium went into effect. He said he wanted to ensure that the government isn’t rushing to release immigrants as a result of the policy before he issues a ruling. Texas has argued that the moratorium will result in mass releases and that the state will consequently have to provide educational, social, welfare, health care, and other services to undocumented immigrants at great cost. The state has cited an internal email allegedly sent to ICE officers in Texas on January 21 and obtained by Fox News’s Tucker Carlson ordering the officers to “Release them all, immediately.” However, Adam Kirschner, an attorney for the Biden administration, said during Monday’s hearing that ICE has so far deliberately refrained from releasing anyone subject to the moratorium until the judge rules in the case. The government has released people on separate grounds, he said. It’s not the first time that Texas has been at the forefront of legal opposition to Democratic immigration policies. The state is also leading an ongoing lawsuit challenging the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, threatening the legal status of more than 700,000 young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children. The Trump administration signed agreements designed to cripple Biden’s DHS Ken Cuccinelli, formerly the second-highest-ranking official at DHS, secretly signed a memorandum of understanding with Texas during his final days at the agency, in an apparent attempt to impede the Biden administration from dismantling Trump’s immigration legacy. BuzzFeed News reported that he also penned similar agreements, known as Sanctuary for Americans First Enactment (SAFE) agreements, with state and local authorities in Indiana, Louisiana, Arizona, and Rockingham County in North Carolina. The agreements are designed to delay the Biden administration from “taking any action or making any decision that could reduce immigration enforcement” or that could increase the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the US, according to court filings. They require that DHS not only provide advance notice of such changes, but that it also consider state and local authorities’ input and “provide a detailed written explanation” if it decides to reject that input. Naureen Shah, senior advocacy and policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement that the agreements represent “a transparent attempt by Trump officials to tie the Biden-Harris administration’s hands and preserve Trump’s grotesque immigration enforcement policy.” “The Biden administration has the authority, mandate, and responsibility to break from the Trump administration’s legacy, and nothing about these reported agreements changes that reality,” she said. The agreements are indeed on shaky legal footing. Cuccinelli may not have had the authority to sign the agreements in the first place: The US Government Accountability Office found that he, along with former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, were unlawfully appointed to their positions. Courts have already invalidated Trump-era policies on that basis, including a memo issued by Wolf that blocked new applications to DACA while the agency was trying to end the program. Wolf later resigned over concerns about ongoing legal challenges to his appointment. The Biden administration has also argued that it has vast discretion over immigration enforcement, and that the agreements aren’t binding. There is no federal law that gives DHS the ability to “contract away” its powers over immigration enforcement to state and local authorities, it said. “The Department of Homeland Security lacked authority to cede control over federal immigration policy to Texas, and Texas has no power to demand specific performance of that contract in the form of a nationwide temporary restraining order,” DHS argued in a court filing. “Texas’s eleventh-hour effort to control and impede the new Administration’s immigration policies should be rejected.”
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India court says groping a child through clothes isn't sexual assault
The Bombay High Court's verdict cleared a man accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl, but the controversial ruling could end up in the Supreme Court.
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Hollywood mansion, once home to Cher, sells for $88m at a loss
Marilyn Monroe once lived in the home's pool house. 
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Republicans Say Call for FBI Probe into Parler Is a 'Political Ploy' to Shut Down Speech
Parler was unfairly singled out for scrutiny and any federal probe should also include Facebook and Twitter, two House Oversight Committee Republicans said in letter on Monday.
newsweek.com
15 delicious keto-friendly snacks from Amazon
The keto diet focuses on eliminating carbs and sugars in favor of protein and healthy fats. Among some of the most popular snacks are cookies, chips and even some guacamole, all of which can be found on Amazon.
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US Capitol officers debating no-confidence vote for leaders in charge during Capitol riots
US Capitol Police officers are in preliminary discussions over holding a no-confidence vote targeting department leaders who were working on the day when Donald Trump supporters led an insurrection into the building, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
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Who Is Reverend Michael Pfleger? Chicago Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse
The Roman Catholic priest stepped down from his parish in the South Side of Chicago on January 5, as authorities launched an investigation into sex abuse claims. He denies the allegations.
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The Republican Party is at war with itself as it charts its post-Trump future
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Atmospheric river in California poses debris-flow threat from wildfire scars
In a state with some of its largest-ever burn scars, heavy rains bring a risk of mudslides and debris flows.
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Fired New York Times editor says paper lying about reason for dismissal after pro-Biden tweet
Former New York Times freelance editor Lauren Wolfe shot back at the paper's claim that she was not dismissed solely because of a pro-Joe Biden tweet last week, saying the Times was smearing her reputation.
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Why Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloons Ran Out of Air
Loon’s technology brought the web to places that lacked it—but that wasn’t nearly enough.
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FBI 'reviewing' congressional requests for investigations into Parler, Facebook, Twitter roles in Capitol riot
The FBI is “reviewing” congressional requests for investigations into the “role” Parler, Facebook and Twitter played in the Capitol rio earlier this month, Fox News has learned.
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Covid-19 has killed 100,000 people in the UK. Experts say the government is still getting it wrong
In March last year, the UK government said it was hopeful the country could cap its coronavirus deaths at 20,000. It was a grim target to set, but one the nation came to begrudgingly accept. Ten months later, more than 100,000 Britons are dead.
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Inside NYC’s new high-tech, COVID-19-proof office towers
COVID-19 may have shocked the city’s commercial market but that hasn’t stopped developers from doing what they do best. In fact, a bevy of newly constructed and redeveloped towers are poised to hit the market in Manhattan. Industry experts told The Post that it will be those new buildings, designed with cutting-edge tech and with...
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Social media reacts to Kobe Bryant's death one year later
One year after Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash, sports figures, celebrities and fans took to social media to remember the Lakers icon.
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Two Virginia police officers fired over Capitol riot
The two Rocky Mount officers seen in a photo inside the U.S. Capitol are already facing federal criminal charges.
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Haley says Biden rejoining UN Human Rights Council would 'fly in the face' of rights push
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday warned that a potential move by President Biden to rejoin the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council would "fly in the face" of the fight for human rights.
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U.S. nears "dangerous phase" as anti-Semitic incidents surge
Some Jewish leaders said the growth of crimes against Jews intensified under former President Trump.
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Rick Brattin, Missouri Senator, Pushes State Bill To Allow Deadly Force Against Protesters
Senate Bill 66 proposes allowing the use of deadly force against protesters on private property.
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McConnell warns of 'scorched-earth, post-nuclear Senate,' promises 'nightmare' if Dems end filibuster
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised a "nightmare" for Senate Democrats and Vice President Kamala Harris if they move to end the legislative filibuster during the next two years.
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Watergate inspired movies. The Trump era history will likely be told on TV
"Frontline" closes out its stellar work during the Trump presidency with "Trump's American Carnage," a documentary charting the chaos and discord that characterized Donald Trump's time in the White House, methodically charting crises from his first days in office through the violent insurrection at the Capitol.
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Parts of California will need yardsticks to measure snow this week thanks to atmospheric river
As if someone just flipped a switch, California's meager rainy season will transition from deficit to abundance this week as a parade of storms strike the state. Record rain and snow totals are possible, which will help reverse drought conditions but also bring a myriad of hazards to the region, including flash flooding, mudslides and avalanche risks.
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U.K. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 100,000
The U.K. has now recorded the fifth-highest COVID death toll in the world, behind the U.S., Brazil, India and Mexico.
newsweek.com
What's Coming to Hulu in February 2021? Full List of Releases
Films of all genres are set to appear on the platform throughout the month.
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Martha Stewart launching line of cannabis products for dogs
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart on Tuesday launched a line of cannabis-infused oil drops and soft-baked chews for dogs, months after the successful release of her cannabidiol (CBD) gummie treats for humans hit shelves in the United States. Stewart is banking on a nearly one-year partnership with Canada’s Canopy Growth, the world’s top pot producer by...
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Explore Reykjavik from afar on this virtual tour
Reykjavik, a city of some 230,000 people (two-thirds of the entire population of Iceland), is the world's most northerly capital.       
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Can Kim Jong Un's economic ambitions survive the COVID-19 pandemic?
After declaring three years ago that his country fulfilled it decades-long ambition to become a nuclear power, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un turned his attention to fixing an ailing economy that was undermining his pledge to better the lives of his people.
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Moderna says it will deliver 300M COVID-19 vaccine doses by June
Moderna said Tuesday it is on track to deliver another 300 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the US government by June — which would be enough for nearly every American to at least get their first shot. The pharmaceutical giant said it plans to have 100 million new immunizations available by the end...
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The Daily 202: Biden already faces war powers questions
The president has ordered a potentially consequential 'review' of whether the Taliban are keeping their end of a February 2020 agreement calling for a U.S. and NATO withdrawal by May.
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Almost No One’s Opinion Matters Anymore and It’s Great
The administration's to-do list so far is well insulated against bad faith, stridency, and smarm.
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EU urges US to draft joint rule book to rein in tech giants
BRUSSELS — The European Union on Tuesday called on U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news that is eating away at Western democracies. In a speech to the Davos World...
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Disgraced billionaire Steve Wynn lists Beverly Hills mansion for $110M
Ousted casino mogul seems to want to get as far away from his former Las Vegas-based company as possible.
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Joe Biden to present racial equity plan, sign executive actions
President Biden will lay out his “racial equity” plan and sign a series of executive actions to jumpstart that agenda Tuesday. The commander-in-chief offered a preview of what he planned to outline in a tweet Tuesday, writing, “America has never lived up to its founding promise of equality for all, but we’ve never stopped trying....
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Chartthrob Steve Kornacki's office was a hot mess. Watch Jimmy Fallon clean it up
'These gloves aren't even for COVID — just for this office,' Jimmy Fallon joked while tidying up his NBC colleague Steve Kornacki's haphazard quarters.
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