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New coach Lincoln Riley confident of a USC turnaround

New USC football coach Lincoln Riley is confident of a quick turnaround for the Trojans with his coaching experience and the staff he's bringing.

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Putin and Biden are caught in a high-stakes gamble over Ukraine
It is a very bad idea -- for all concerned. Yet the drumbeat towards another war in Ukraine is echoing and amplifying itself, taking on a life of its own, in a huge, high-risk maneuver by either the Biden administration or Moscow, or both.
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Chamath Palihapitiya's Uyghur Remarks Spark Outrage As Warriors Co-Owner Backtracks
Chamath Palihapitiya said he cared more about the domestic human rights situation in the U.S. than about "a segment of a class of people in another country."
Oscar Issac's 'Weird English Accent' in 'Moon Knight' Widely Mocked
The trailer for Disney+ series "Moon Knight" is here—but Oscar Isaac's accent is proving to be a little distracting.
Hong Kong to Kill 2,000 Hamsters After One Pet Store Worker Catches COVID
ReutersHong Kong will put 2,000 hamsters to death as a precautionary measure after one pet shop worker and several adorable little rodents tested positive for the Delta variant of the coronavirus last week.According to the South China Morning Post, the Delta infection was detected in a 23-year-old woman who worked at the Little Boss pet shop—the city’s first untraceable Delta infection since the fall. Then, on Tuesday, 11 samples taken from hundreds of hamsters came back positive, and authorities came down very hard on the fluffy little critters.Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Dr Leung Siu-fai announced Tuesday that around 2,000 hamsters will be killed. All customers who bought hamsters from the store after Jan. 7 will be forced to hand over their pets for execution, and the owners will be made to enter a mandatory quarantine. The import of hamsters is also banned.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Kathy Hochul leads Democratic primary challengers by over 30 points: poll
ALBANY – Gov. Kathy Hochul’s lead in the Democratic primary for governor of New York has grown to over 30 points beyond her nearest challenger now that state Attorney General Letitia James has dropped out of the race, according to a new poll released Tuesday. New York’s first female governor captured the support of 46...
'They've covered it up': Backlash swells over Peace Corps worker's involvement in death in Africa
The top police official in Tanzania said he was unaware of Rabia Issa's death until this month and has asked his team to open an investigation.
Britney Spears Offered Her Mom a House To Divorce Dad, Sister Jamie Lynn Says
"Now looking back, like what a weird f****** thing to do," Jamie Lynn Spears said of her big sister's purported incentive for their parents' marriage to end.
Russia Insists Embassy Staff Have Not Been Evacuated From Ukraine Amid Invasion Fears
Reports have indicated Russia thinned out embassy staff before talks about a Moscow-led military buildup.
Matt Gaetz Indictment Speculation Grows After Ex-Girlfriend Granted Immunity
The Republican congressman hasn't been charged with a crime and has previously denied all wrongdoing.
Omicron May Be Peaking in Parts of U.S., but Hospitals Are Strained
Hospitals are under tremendous strain, struggling to manage staffing shortages that force difficult decisions. Here’s the latest on the virus.
Were Siegfried and Roy a Couple? The Love Story Behind 'Wild Things'
Siegfried and Roy's flamboyant presence in Las Vegas left many wondering if the pair had ever been romantically involved.
Lara Logan Dropped by Talent Agency for Comparing Dr. Fauci to Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele
The Auschwitz Memorial hascondemned the former CBS correspondent for the comments she made on Fox News in November 2021.
Woman Takes Selfie on Top of Her Car as It Sinks into Frozen River
Ottawa Police charged the woman with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle after she was rescued.
Another Arctic blast ushered in by an Alberta clipper
Deja vu this week as an Alberta clipper ushers in another Arctic blast of cold air. CNN Meteorologist Tyler Mauldin has the forecast.
The truth about COVID vaccines: Not perfect, but they're saving many lives
The goal of COVID-19 vaccines is to prevent serious and deadly outcomes, not to prevent all cases of transmission and infection.
Democrats put renewed focus on voting rights: What happened in 2021, and where do reforms stand now?
President Joe Biden and Democrats have turned their attention to voting rights as other parts of their agenda have stalled and ahead of the midterms.
On This Day: 18 January 2008
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When House Republicans come from more racially diverse districts, they’re more likely to claim voter fraud
That’s what we found when we analyzed which Republicans voted against certifying the 2020 election last year
D.C.-area forecast: Breezy and cold today with snow chances returning early Thursday and this weekend
Snow chance Thursday morning is minor, while the weekend storm is still uncertain.
Majority of states' laws treat sexual assault perpetrators differently if victims drank
USA TODAY analysis finds 27 states have laws that treat sexual assault perpetrators differently, based on how victims became incapacitated.
After a high-profile rape conviction was thrown out, Minnesotans acted and changed the law
A Minnesota sexual assault law that did not protect some intoxicated victims is not unique, and now, activists and lawmakers have overhauled the code.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is over the 'spoonful of sugar BS,' and 'The Lost Daughter' is proof
Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses the "electrifying" experience that led to adapting Elena Ferrante's "The Lost Daughter," and the joys of finally directing.
Here are 6 common sense ways Republicans can win in 2022
Bill Maher, of all people, has given Republicans just what they need to take back control of Congress and shut down the woke idiocy of the Joe Biden White House: a compelling platform.
Supreme Court to hear challenge from Sen. Ted Cruz that may undermine campaign finance law
Sen. Cruz, an ex-Supreme Court litigator, is challenging federal campaign finance rules limiting how candidates may loan their campaigns money.
What to know about the WFT’s offseason, from biggest roster needs to its QB options
The franchise's third offseason with Coach Ron Rivera is expected to be all about the quarterback position.
The New King of Conservative Media
What Dan Bongino is telling his listeners.
The Voting-Rights Victory Democrats Aren’t Celebrating
Last week was a momentous one for voting rights in America, and not just because of President Joe Biden’s urgent (if unsuccessful) plea for Congress to pass legislation protecting access to the ballot. More than 800,000 people in New York City gained the right to vote with the enactment of a new law allowing legal noncitizens to participate in municipal elections.The law represents one of the biggest single expansions of voting rights in recent years, as well as an enormous victory for immigrants in the nation’s largest city. But Americans didn’t hear about it in Biden’s speech in Atlanta. Nor would they know about it from listening to congressional Democratic leaders who have championed both the party’s election overhaul and liberal treatment of immigrants. Indeed, few prominent Democrats seem interested in discussing New York City’s law at all; over the past two weeks, I asked a range of party leaders—members of the city’s congressional delegation, the chairs of the congressional Hispanic, Black, and Asian American and Pacific Islander caucuses, the White House—to weigh in on the law and whether immigrant voting rights should be a topic of national debate. Hardly any would agree (or, officially, make time in their busy schedules) to speak on the issue.Although Representative Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn, the fourth-ranking House Democrat and a potential future speaker, has publicly backed the measure, other well-known New York Democrats, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, have said nothing about it.The new law represents one of the starkest recent examples of the bifurcated policies on voting and immigration that have emanated from states and cities in the absence of action on each issue by Congress. As Republican-led governments have restricted access to the ballot and the rights of immigrants, Democratic strongholds have moved aggressively in the other direction. (The New York law applies only to people who have legal status in the U.S. and have resided in the city for at least 30 days. It does not confer voting rights to undocumented immigrants.)“We believe that New York needs to lead the way in this moment to demonstrate that while folks are trying to limit our democracy, we’re trying to expand it,” Murad Awawdeh, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, told me.National Democrats often applaud efforts such as the expansion of mail balloting in blue states and allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Their silence on New York City’s immigrant-voting law, however, likely reflects an ambivalence by the city’s own leadership and national advocates for immigration reform about both the political wisdom of the policy and its constitutionality.“It is a fraught debate,” Muzaffar Chishti, a senior fellow at New York University’s Migration Policy Institute, told me. “It has actually gotten less introspection in New York City than it deserves, and I think part of it is that it is politically incorrect to raise doubts about anything that on its face looks pro-immigrant.”Some advocates went even further, suggesting that by granting so many foreign-born residents a benefit reserved for citizens, New York City’s progressive lawmakers were endangering immigrants who could be subject to even more severe restrictions imposed by reactionary Republicans elsewhere. “They are putting at real risk the lives and the livelihoods of immigrants, documented or not, in more conservative parts of the country,” Ali Noorani, the president of the National Immigration Forum, told me. “I worry that this decision by New York City will lead people to take revenge on the immigrants that live in their communities.”[Read: The obvious voting-rights solution that no Democrat will propose]For such a historic advance in voting rights, the New York law’s final enactment was anticlimactic, even a bit awkward. Although the city council overwhelmingly approved the proposal, the part of its debate that drew the most attention was a speech in opposition by its Democratic majority leader, Laurie Cumbo, who suggested that the votes of immigrants would dilute the votes of Black New Yorkers and noted that Latinos voted in greater numbers for Donald Trump in 2020 than they had four years earlier. Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio questioned whether the city had the power to grant noncitizens the right to vote but left the legislation for his successor, Eric Adams, to handle. Adams declined either to sign or veto the bill, allowing it to become law by default.Republicans have not been nearly as shy about discussing the new law. The Republican National Committee, along with a number of GOP officials in New York, is suing the city, contending that the measure violates state law and New York’s constitution. “Only American citizens should decide the outcome of American elections,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted. The city’s lone Republican member of Congress, Representative Nicole Malliotakis of Staten Island, has joined the lawsuit. Her likely opponent in the fall, former Democratic Representative Max Rose, declined my interview request.The liberal case for allowing noncitizens to vote is fairly straightforward: People who live, work, and pay taxes in a community, the argument goes, should have a say in how it’s governed. Federal law now prohibits noncitizens from voting in elections for Congress or president, but most states granted voting rights to noncitizens for much of the country’s early history, and a few states allowed them to cast ballots well into the 20th century. For that reason, proponents of the idea like to say that they’re not granting voting rights to noncitizens, but restoring them. About a dozen towns and small cities—most of them in Maryland and Massachusetts—allow noncitizens to vote in municipal elections. Chicago and San Francisco permit noncitizens to participate in school-board elections.In today’s politics, where Republicans have repeatedly blocked comprehensive immigration legislation in Congress and weaponized hostility toward foreigners in elections, the idea of noncitizen voting resides on the far edge of mainstream debate—if not well beyond it. Advocates who have lobbied lawmakers for nearly two decades to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants told me that the idea of extending voting rights to legal permanent residents had never entered the discussions about an overhaul of federal immigration laws. In an indication of how little debate the topic has generated, a poll conducted for The Atlantic by Leger found that one-quarter of all respondents had no opinion about whether noncitizens should be able to vote in local elections. In a separate question, a majority of respondents (53 percent) said that noncitizens should never be permitted to vote in elections in the U.S. Slightly more than one-quarter (27 percent) supported universal voting rights for legal noncitizens, while 20 percent said that they should be able to vote only in local elections.In an op-ed last month, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (now a Democrat although he was first elected as a Republican) offered what he called “a pro-immigrant case against noncitizen voting.” He wrote that the proposal “devalues citizenship” and that reformers should keep their focus on easing the path to citizenship for immigrants rather than bestowing on them its biggest benefit in advance. The noncitizens covered under New York City’s law will include legal permanent residents, those with work visas, and residents given legal status after they were brought into the U.S. illegally as children. They’ll be eligible to vote in local elections, such as for mayor and city council, beginning in 2023. But many advocates are skeptical that they’ll get that chance because of the possibility that the law will be struck down first. Proponents would have to argue that municipal elections are exempt from state election statutes specifying that “no person shall be qualified to register for and vote at any election unless he is a citizen of the United States.” “It’s clearly legally problematic,” Chishti said.The politics of noncitizen voting are a big cause of concern for immigrant advocates, but not in the way people might expect. Republicans seem likely to use the New York law to attack their opponents in the midterm campaign, but Democrats don’t believe those attempts will be any more damaging than the controversies GOP candidates are already ginning up about immigrants and the southern border. “All they do is run on shame and fear and lie,” Representative Jamaal Bowman of New York told me. “So I don’t worry about that.”Noorani’s main worry was that the tit-for-tat nature of the battle over immigrants could jeopardize marginalized communities in more conservative areas of the country. Another fear is that the logistical challenge of implementing and enforcing New York’s law could cause more political headaches than its passage. Noncitizen voting on the local level has occurred without much problem in small jurisdictions such as Takoma Park, Maryland, a progressive community outside Washington, D.C., where immigrants have been able to vote for mayor and city council since 1993. But until recently, Takoma Park held its municipal elections in separate years than elections for state and federal offices, and the number of noncitizen voters totalled about 100, the city clerk, Jessie Carpenter, told me.New York City’s major municipal elections, such as its mayoral race, occur in odd years, but occasionally voters must decide citywide ballot measures alongside congressional, gubernatorial, or presidential races. In those years, the city’s Board of Elections—an institution not renowned for its administrative competence—must distribute separate ballots to noncitizen voters who could risk deportation if they mistakenly voted in a state or federal election. “Are we sending people to commit federal crimes?” asked Jeremy Robbins, the executive director of the American Immigration Council. Chishti said the situation presented a potential “nightmare,” warning that incidents of inadvertent voter fraud would play into the GOP’s otherwise weak argument about the integrity of elections in big Democratic cities. “You have to do a massive educational campaign to make sure that people are vigilant about not crossing that line,” he said.When I spoke to Mireya Reith, an Arkansas-based co-chair of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, she was happy for New York and not particularly focused on the knotty details of implementing its immigrant-voting law. “We all celebrate that progress,” she told me, applauding the city for being “ahead of the curve.” The victories for immigrants that Reith touted on behalf of the local advocacy group she helped found, Arkansas United, were of an entirely different sort. The coalition had helped win passage of legislation increasing work and educational opportunities for immigrants in the conservative state while blocking more punitive proposals.As for voting rights, the most optimistic view she could offer was that perhaps Arkansas would be ready for that conversation “a few years down the road.” The same, she said, was probably true of Washington. This week the Senate is poised to block, on a party-line vote, legislation aimed at protecting the rights of people already allowed to vote in the U.S. Any debate about providing ballots to those who aren’t is hard to envision anytime soon. “I don’t think you’re going to see this discussion nationally,” Reith said. “I’m not seeing that appetite.”
What to know about the WFT’s offseason, from biggest roster needs to its QB options
The franchise's third offseason with Coach Ron Rivera is expected to be all about the quarterback position.
There Are 100 Million Reasons Why No One Trusts Nancy Pelosi
Kent Nishimura/GettyDemocrats have the opportunity to do something that is good for the country, that would be commonsensical and populist. So why won’t Nancy Pelosi let them?I’m talking about the “Ban Congressional Stock Trading Act,” introduced by the Democratic senators Mark Kelly and Jon Ossoff. This legislation (like a similar bill offered by Republican Josh Hawley) would prohibit members of Congress and their families (such as Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi) from buying and selling stocks while they serve. It would help combat the growing consensus that the game is rigged for the powerful and connected—a sentiment shared by top Biden economic adviser Brian Deese.Indeed, among some observers, the idea that top political leaders aren’t engaged in insider trading has become a joke. As NPR’s Tim Mak recently reported, “Among a certain community of individual investors on TikTok, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stock trading disclosures are a treasure trove.” In fact, Mak writes, “you can get a push notification every time Pelosi’s stock trading disclosures are released.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Why Omicron Is More Likely to Kill Americans
ShutterstockThe new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus is continuing its march around the planet. It’s now the dominant lineage in the United States, much of South America and Europe, and many Asian countries.The new variant is a nasty one. But some countries have weathered Omicron without registering any significant increase in severe illness or death. Cases go way up. Serious cases don’t. Singapore and South Africa are great examples.But other countries—the United States, for one—haven’t seen the same high degree of “decoupling” between infections and deaths. Now, epidemiologists are scrambling to figure out why. Differences in vaccination rates is an obvious explanation, but demographic factors also seem to play an important role.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Only a Doomsday Cult Could Prepare Moses Storm for Comedy Success
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyIn his first hour-long stand-up special Trash White, comedian Moses Storm describes himself as going “from the dumpster to HBO Max.” But as he explains in this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast, his real story is even darker, which makes his ability to find so much humor in it all the more remarkable.During our conversation, Storm breaks down how comedy became his only way out of extreme poverty and why he pushes back when privileged audience members have tried to tell him it’s offensive to use the word “homeless.” He also reveals how the late Bob Saget ended up appearing in his new special, how Conan O’Brien changed his life overnight, and a lot more.When I ask Storm how he’s feeling just a few days before his special’s big premiere on HBO Max this Thursday, Jan. 20, he readily admits that he’s “embarrassingly nervous.” He wishes he was one of those people who was too cool to care if people like his work, but instead tells me, “I care so much and want people to like this a lot and really hope that people watch it.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
The True Cost of Those ‘Free’ At-Home COVID Tests
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyBy Damon Darlin | KHNAmericans keep hearing that it is important to test frequently for COVID-19 at home. But just try to find an “at-home” rapid COVID test in a store and at a price that makes frequent tests affordable.Testing, as well as mask-wearing, is an important measure if the country ever hopes to beat COVID, restore normal routines and get the economy running efficiently. To get Americans cheaper tests, the federal government now plans to have insurance companies pay for them.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Don’t Just Drive Through This Booming Southwest City
AlamyIf there’s one place East Coast snobs have no compunction about turning up their noses at when it’s mentioned, it’s Phoenix. The sprawl, the newness, the topsoil-thin culture—there’s nothing to do, they’ll say. People will sheepishly share that their Christmas plans involve going to their parents’ place in, I know, I know, Scottsdale. But what that snobbery misses, and what I missed every time I stopped in Phoenix en route to somewhere else, is that while the sun and affordability have been bringing droves of people here for decades, there’s a lot of incredible stuff keeping them around. That’s why greater Phoenix is the latest selection for our series on underrated destinations, It’s Still a Big World.Take, for instance, the insult that there’s nothing to do and that it’s a cultural wasteland, a mere place for those afraid of winter to golf or sit by the pool and tan. However, the next time you’re there, set aside half a day and get in a car (yes, you do need to drive everywhere) and head to north Phoenix. Just off Route 101 up here is MIM, the Musical Instrument Museum, a place where even the hardest to please will find themselves engrossed.The museum is mind-boggling in its breadth—room after room of videos, instruments, and text walking you through musical history and traditions from more than 200 countries. It was a reminder for me that knowing everything would be boring and that ignorance can actually be a gift because that means there’s still so much one can learn, and learning about music is a particularly fun way to pass time. You’ll dawdle in front of films of musicians from Sierra Leone playing the segbureh, ogle the dozen thumb pianos from southern Africa, Google Egyptian composers, fall in love with music you’ve never heard or struggle with others (for me that would be shashmaqom from Central Asia), or feel envy over the array of guitars, whether made from the back of an armadillo or one of the first electrified ones.Read more at The Daily Beast.
America Just Gave Black Folks the Finger on Voting Rights
Anna Moneymaker/GettyThings are not looking good for voting rights.Reliably useless Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema last week reasserted their unwillingness to change the filibuster rule to oppose voter suppression. A political Rube Goldberg chain reaction followed, with Chuck Schumer then delaying the promised vote to alter the filibuster—impossible without Manchin and Sinema’s support—and thereby missing his own self-imposed, highly symbolic, always-a-long-shot deadline of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Barring some kind of heavenly intervention, when the Senate reconvenes this week to vote on the combined John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement and Freedom to Vote Act, not a single Republican will sign on.And for the imminent death of America’s flawed and fragile democracy before it even arrives at its 60th birthday, blame should be assigned to multiple killers and bystanders—including the feckless Democrats, the Supreme Court and its chief partisan, and the power-hungry white grievance-mongers of the GOP.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Virginia AG Jason Miyares: There's a new sheriff in town
Miyares joined "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday night.
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Welcome to Another Year of Anti-Trans, Anti-LGBTQ Lawmaking
Erik McGregor/GettyFlorida has HB 211. Georgia has HB 401. North Carolina has HB 514, and Tennessee has SB 657.All of these bills—either introduced or soon to make their way through Republican-controlled state legislatures—seek to prohibit health care for trans minors and criminalize any health-care practitioners who provide it, including the prescribing of puberty blockers which trans youth advocates say can be vital for trans teens’ well-being. In Tennessee, violations of the act are defined as “child abuse.” There are similar bills up for consideration in Arizona, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. Underscored in many of the health-care bills is the notion that “the minor’s genetic sex at birth” is the gender identity that the state recognizes as legitimate.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Texas Primary Will Be Progressives’ 2022 ‘Testing Ground’
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyAs Democrats nationally gird themselves for a tough year, progressives are looking to Texas’ first-in-the-nation primaries on March 1, and two Texas candidates in particular, to test their midterm muscle.Both Jessica Cisneros and Greg Casar are supported by Justice Democrats—an organizing group known for backing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s successful bid to oust incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018. “Progressive ideas have always proven to be extremely popular across the country,” Justice Democrats candidate communications manager Usamah Andrabi told The Daily Beast, citing positions like Medicare for All and access to reproductive health services. “The first primary will be a testing ground for some of that.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Preet Bharara: It’s ‘Odd’ Garland Hasn’t Grilled Trump & Co.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyWhen it comes to Merrick Garland, Donald Trump, and Jan. 6, no news is not good news.The public hasn’t heard anything indicating that Garland’s Department of Justice is zeroing in on Trump. And, according to Preet Bharara—the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and author of Justice Is…—that means it’s very unlikely that Garland has interviewed top Trumpworld figures or the ex-president himself.Plenty of Democrats hope that Garland is secretly hard at work building a case against Trump, but Bharara told co-host Molly Jong-Fast on this episode of The New Abnormal there’s no evidence of that so far—and explained why that’s troubling.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Images reveal devastation inflicted on Tonga by volcano and tsunami
2 people have been confirmed dead in the Pacific island nation so far, but communications are still patchy, and the scale of the damage is just starting to become clear.
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'Fortnite' Tilted Towers Update: Release Time and When the Servers Will Go Back Up
For years, fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of Tilted Towers in "Fortnite." According to a recent tease from Epic Games, this comeback is just around the corner.
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Everything We Know About 'Moon Knight' So Far as the Trailer Drops Online
Bringing yet another classic Marvel character into the MCU, Oscar Isaac fronts the new Disney+ series "Moon Knight."
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Ex-Cathay Pacific staff arrested in Hong Kong for violating Covid rules
Hong Kong police have charged two former Cathay Pacific airline flight attendants for violating the "Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation" in the city, a government press release said Monday.
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Unvaccinated Man Who Almost Died of COVID Gets Shot After Hospital Release: 'Huge Relief'
Andrew Pugh said he did not initially get vaccinated after reading material on Facebook. Now, he is urging people to get the shot.
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Netanyahu negotiating possible corruption case plea deal to safeguard political career, sources say
For years, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called his ongoing corruption trial a "witch hunt" and an "attempted coup." Now, his team is discussing a possible plea deal with prosecutors, two sources tell CNN.
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AP Top Stories January 18 A
Here's the latest for Tuesday January 18th: Senate to take up voting rights; North Korea test-fires more missiles; Heavy snow wallops Northeast; Fierce fire in Massachusetts beach town.      
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Prince Andrew's Royal Staff Had Map of Where to Place His Bedtime Teddies
The Palace staff were given instructions on the exact arrangement for his stuffed toys, and warned in capitals: "Do not loose [sic] the teddy & cushion!!"
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Before and After Photos Reveal Devastation of Tonga After Volcanic Eruption
Authorities in the region continue to coordinate a response to the eruption with the full scale of the damage not yet known.
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Toddler Shoots Himself in Head With Gun Visitor Brought to Home: Police
The 3-year-old boy found the gun after the visitor put down her coat, which had a gun in one of its pockets, in the living room, officials said.
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