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Woman dies after being hit by SUV while crossing road in Clinton
A 21-year-old woman was hit and killed by an SUV and several other vehicles as she tried to cross the road in Clinton on Friday, police said.
Georgia Senate Dem hopefuls differ on court-packing question
Georgia Senate Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock -- both locked in tight runoff races that have drawn national attention -- have taken different stances on the question of court packing.
House Republicans call for censure of NJ Dem who filed bar complaints against Trump lawyers
House Republicans on Friday introduced a resolution seeking the censure of a New Jersey Democrat who filed complaints with state bars calling for disbarment of Rudy Giuliani and other Trump campaign attorneys.
How Much Is Mike Tyson Getting Paid to Fight Roy Jones Jr.?
Both fighters will earn a minimum of $10 million for the eight-round exhibition bout in Los Angeles on Saturday.
D.C. deserves a police chief who embraces transparency. So, too, does Prince William County.
D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham is expected to start leading the police force in the Northern Virginia suburb in February.
Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dead at 46
He passed away Friday in Connecticut, according to a statement from DTP Companies, an investment firm he founded in Las Vegas.
Major fire displaces dozens of residents at Silver Spring seniors apartment building
A 3-alarm fire tore through the upper floor and roof of a Silver Spring apartment building early Saturday, displacing some fifty residents, according to fire fighters.
Surf Lodge’s Aspen outpost cancels re-opening due to COVID-19 spike
We hear they plan to open again next winter.
More than 60 people arrested at anti-lockdown protest in London
Trump and Allies Call for Nixing Certification, Picking Electors After 'Compromised' Pennsylvania Election
A proposed resolution by state GOP lawmakers calls for the election certification to be withdrawn—and for the GOP-controlled state legislature to pick electors.
Black Friday Weekend 2020: The best PS4 and PS5 deals right now
These are the best deals on the web for PlayStation memberships, games, accessories, and more.
If Biden didn't win, how is GA runoff a check on Dem White House?
How do the Georgia GOP Senators up for re-election reconcile the importance of controlling the Senate with the President's contention he won?
The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, briefly explained
The site of Fakhrizadeh’s killing, about 40 miles east of Tehran. | Iranian State TV/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Iran has blamed Israel for the attack, and pledged retaliation. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged retaliation for the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist in remarks Saturday, promising a response “to the martyrdom of our scientist at the proper time.” The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was killed near Tehran on Friday, authorities said, just weeks after an international monitoring agency confirmed that the country had taken new steps in its nuclear development, moving even further past limits on nuclear research imposed by a now discarded 2015 nuclear deal. According to Iran’s Defense Ministry, Fakhrizadeh was ambushed by gunmen while traveling to a town about 40 miles away from Tehran, and died after being taken to a hospital. No country or group has claimed responsibility for Fakhrizadeh’s death, but in a statement on Twitter, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif described the killing as “an act of state terror.” In his televised address Saturday, Rouhani accused Israel of being behind the attacks. Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetratorsIran calls on int'l community—and especially EU—to end their shameful double standards & condemn this act of state terror.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 27, 2020 Experts say Rouhani’s accusation is likely not wrong. According to the New York Times, at least one American official, as well as two other intelligence officials, have indicated that Israel was responsible for Fakhrizadeh’s death. Such an attack would seem to be within Israel’s abilities. Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that Israeli assassins in the Tehran — Iran’s capital — killed a top Al Qaeda leader living there on behalf of the US. And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Fakhrizadeh as a figure of interest and import in a 2018 speech. Israeli officials, however, have refused to comment on whether the country played any role in the killing. Whoever is responsible for Fakhrizadeh’s death — the latest loss in a long-running US-led campaign of “maximum pressure” on Iran under President Donald Trump — Iranian military leaders like Iranian Gen. Mohammed Bagheri see his killing as a “huge blow to the Iranian defense establishment,” as Axios reported Friday. And it’s also just the latest in a series of setbacks for Iran’s nuclear program, including a summer fraught with mysterious explosions at testing and research sites, for which experts believe Israel is likely responsible. Among other targets, Natanz, Iran’s underground chief nuclear facility, was rocked by an explosion in early July. A missile facility, Khojir, was also the site of a major explosion in June. New images show the scale of the destruction from the explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on July 2. There may be further damage to the facility's underground elements, which aren't visible from above. Image: @Maxar— Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) July 8, 2020 As Dalia Dassa Kaye, the director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation, told Vox’s Alex Ward in July, “there is a pattern of escalation and a context” to this summer’s explosions “that would suggest a motive on the Israeli side to target the Iranians.” Israel has long been anxious about the prospect of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, concern that may have intensified on Wednesday last week, when the International Atomic Energy Agency — a UN agency charged with monitoring Iran’s compliance with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal — reported that Iran had taken yet another stride toward potentially producing nuclear weapons. The report says that Iran is using a type of advanced centrifuge prohibited by the deal to enrich uranium at Natanz, the same facility that suffered an explosion in July this year. In 2018, Trump moved to tear up the nuclear deal and reimpose US sanctions on Iran. Subsequently, Iran has also abandoned portions of the deal, arguing that because the US exited the agreement that it was no longer valid. In January the country indicated that it was enriching uranium at a higher level than before it entered the deal. Fakhrizadeh’s death comes at a delicate time for US-Iran relations Despite Iran’s promise to retaliate, it’s somewhat unclear what happens next as tensions in the region remain high. While Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised “definitive punishment of the perpetrators and those who ordered it,” it is not clear what form that might take. Following the US assassination of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps leader Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iran retaliated with an airstrike on US military bases this past January. Even before Fakhrizadeh’s death, Iran had indicated as recently as September that it plans to retaliate further for Soleimani’s killing. But that doesn’t mean Iran will choose to act now — particularly as it deals with the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak — which as of last week had caused more than 37,000 officially confirmed deaths. And while Iran has also laid blame for Fakhrizadeh’s death on the US, according to the Times, there’s also the incoming US presidential administration to consider. President-elect Joe Biden, who was vice president to President Barack Obama when the Iran nuclear deal was negotiated, will take office in January 2021 and has said he hopes to reenter the deal as president. Iran hasn’t ruled out the possibility. In early November Zarif, the country’s foreign minister, told CBS News that “We can find a way to reengage, obviously. But reengagement does not mean renegotiation. It means the US coming back to the negotiating table.” Whether that reengagement is still an option is no longer clear, however, and with nearly two months left in office, Trump represents something of a wildcard when it comes to the US-Iran relationship. Earlier this month, he reportedly asked advisers about options for a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities at Natanz, though officials now believe such an attack is “off the table,” according to the New York Times. Neighboring Iraq also remains a possible flashpoint. Last week, rockets believed to have been fired by an Iran-linked militia group “landed in the U.S. Embassy complex within Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone,” according to the Washington Post. No embassy personnel were harmed in the attack, and — for now — the US remains on track to further draw down its troop presence in Iraq in coming months. In a statement reported by Al Jazeera Saturday, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for caution. “We have noted the reports that an Iranian nuclear scientist has been assassinated near Tehran today,” UN spokesman Farhan Haq said. “We urge restraint and the need to avoid any actions that could lead to an escalation of tensions in the region.”
Ethiopian armed forces launch assault on rebel region, officials say
The three week-long conflict started following an attack by rebels on a military base.
Lightning photos from 2020 highlight ‘Seasons of Washington’ 2021 calendar
A preview of Kevin Ambrose's 2021 calendar focused on D.C. area weather featuring photos from 2020.
Apple Black Friday Deals: iPhones, Apple Watches, AirPods, MacBooks and more
These Apple Black Friday deals extend through Cyber weekend for some amazing sales on iPhones, Apple Watches, AirPods, MacBooks and more.
Amazon Cancels ‘Utopia’ After Just One Season
The Gillian Flynn series starring John Cusack took more than 6 years to make it to television screens.
College football predictions: Auburn can cover vs. talented Alabama
LAS VEGAS — It’s not easy being Gus Malzahn. The Auburn coach makes his living in the same state with Alabama’s Nick Saban, the king of college football for more than a decade, and Malzahn is expected to win his fair share of their head-to-head duels. Malzahn has done a respectable job, leading the Tigers...
Not a hearing: Arizona legislators, Trump lawyers plan public meeting on election at Phoenix hotel Monday
The meeting at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix is not a hearing of the Legislature as Finchem and Trump campaign's legal team have cast it.
Willie Garson quietly checks podcast for misspelling last name
Willie Garson may not mind if people get his sexual identity wrong — just don’t spell his name wrong.
FDNY won’t require medics and firefighters to get new COVID-19 vaccine
New York City medics and firefighters will be among the first in line for the new COVID-19 vaccines as early as mid-December -- but they will not be required to take it.
Georgia runoffs: one party will likely win both seats
In the Georgia runoff races, says AJC reporter Patricia Murphy: voters are coming out 'either to put Chuck Schumer in charge or keep Chuck Schumer from being in charge.'
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Jon Stewart to fellow New Jerseyans: 'Wear a friggin' mask!'
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Jon Stewart have a pandemic-year message for fellow New Jerseyans: "Wear a friggin' mask!"
Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson spreads good tidings with huge tip for Florida restaurant worker
Former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson is known for going the extra mile for restaurant workers, and he spread more good tidings at an eatery on Friday.
Donald Trump's Biographer Says He 'Cannot Even Succeed at Being a Loser'
The president has so far refused to concede the November election to former Vice President Joe Biden.
Black Friday 2020: Save up to $550 on Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops right now
Apple laptops like the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are on sale during B&H Photo's Black Friday and Cyber Weekend sales.
Buccaneers' A.Q. Shipley may have suffered career-ending injury vs. Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers center A.Q. Shipley may have suffered a career-ending injury Monday night when he went down against the Los Angeles Rams.
I had a homecoming to be thankful for. Now I'm fighting for others to have the same
When Jason Bryant learned that his life sentence had been commuted in March, hope mingled with fear as he looked to life beyond prison walls. It's an uncertainty that's shared by thousands of newly released inmates every year, Bryant writes, except most don't have the resources that eased his own return. Now, he's working to give other formerly incarcerated citizens a safe place to land.
China demands recovering COVID-19 patients wait six months before donating blood
A Wuhan-based specialist told The Beijing News that although genetic material from the virus has rarely been found in blood donated by asymptomatic patients, it was not possible to completely rule out the risk of infection.
College football coronavirus updates: Florida State has game postponed for second week in a row
The ACC announced Saturday that Florida State's game against Virginia, slated for an 8 p.m. ET start has been postponed.        
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GoFundMe raises over $83K for fishermen presumed lost at sea
“These four men were the best out there. They will be deeply missed, but they will never be forgotten,” the organizer of the GoFundMe page wrote.
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Black Friday 2020: Nectar mattress deals include $399 of free bedding
With any Nectar mattress purchase for Black Friday, you'll get a free sheet set, mattress protector and two pillows (a $399 value).       
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Eagles' Lane Johnson reveals extent of season-ending ankle injury
Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson revealed the extent of his season-ending ankle injury Friday.
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Nolte: Andrew Cuomo's Rat-Out-Your-Neighbor Thanksgiving Program Failed
Hardly any New Yorkers called in to rat out their neighbors over Thanksgiving, reports Tony Aiello of CBS New York.
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Bruno Mars creates Angela Davis-inspired art for charity
Bruno Mars is showing off his arty side for charity.
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The best weighted blanket deals this Black Friday 2020
Get your hands on discounted weighted blankets from brands like Gravity Blanket, Casper, Quility and more this Black Friday 2020.       
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This archbishop has become the first African American cardinal in Catholic history
Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC, made history Saturday afternoon at an installation ceremony in Rome.
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Tom Brady skirts Bruce Arians drama in telling comments
Tom Brady agrees with Bruce Arians’ criticism in that the Buccaneers offense has to perform better. “Our job is to get the job done, so there’s no excuses for when we don’t get it done,” Brady told reporters on Friday. “At the end of the day, that’s the reality of the sport. It’s a production-based...
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Search underway for Illinois man wanted in double killing, infant's abduction
Chicago-area police were investigating a double homicide they say sparked an Amber Alert for an abducted 1-year-old boy.
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Germany Passes 1 Million Coronavirus Cases, As Merkel Warns Of 'A Tough Winter'
With the daily number of new infections hovering around 20,000, Chancellor Angel Merkel warned Germans this week that her government may move to extend restrictions into the new year.
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Black Friday Weekend 2020: The awesome Asus Chromebook C434TA is only $400 at Costco right now
This weekend, you can save $200 on the Asus Flip C434TA, one of the best Chromebooks we've tested.       
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LA County Stay-at-Home Order Prohibits Private Gatherings with Non-Household Members
Los Angeles County's stay-at-home order specifically prohibits private and public gatherings with individuals outside of a person’s immediate household.
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Video: Zhang Weili gives speech in English on training for classic Joanna Jedrzejczyk bout
Zhang Weili has progressed with her English to the point she recently gave a speech looking back on her memorable UFC 248 experience.       Related StoriesVideo: Zhang Weili gives speech in English on training for classic Joanna Jedrzejczyk bout - EnclosureConor McGregor's top in-cage moments include first Dustin Poirier fightAnthony Smith eliminated distractions heading into UFC on ESPN 18 
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Staying Apart, Together: 'Tis the season ... to stay home
We made it through Thanksgiving. Now the rest of 2020 should be easy, right? I kid, I kid.       
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Galloway: Amazon will spin off healthcare to fight antitrust
Prof. Scott Galloway says anti-trust is already a problem for Google and Facebook, and predicts Jeff Bezos will try to spin off AWS to stave off anti trust for Amazon.
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'Tax! Bezos!': Demonstrators Gather Near Amazon's Seattle HQ, as Retailer Expects to Rake in Huge Holiday Sales
The protest movements come as Amazon saw an incredible boost in sales throughout the pandemic, raking in as much as $1 billion a day in its third-quarter earnings.
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Sharon Stone says she's 'astounded' to still model at 62
Sharon Stone is opening up about her career at the age of 62.
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Larry King feeling better after spending 87th birthday in the hospital
We’re going to have to start calling him Larr-zarus.
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