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Tier 2 rules are 'slap in the face' says area with lowest Covid infection rate

Alan Connett, leader of Teignbridge District Council, said he was "hugely disappointed" for the area which has 52.9 infections per 100,000 people
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Man arrested for shooting at people inside his stolen car
A Wisconsin man was arrested after tracking down his stolen car and then shooting at the people in it, according to police. The unnamed 30-year-old man found his previously stolen car this week at a check cashing depot. He confronted the people in his car, but fled to another car after the driver of his...
Rapper Bow Wow defends himself against criticism for packed club performance amid coronavirus pandemic
Rapper Bow Wow woke up Saturday to dozens of angry comments from fans for performing at a packed nightclub in Houston amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Judge dismisses 39 cases against 28 Black Lives Matter protesters in Detroit
Some believe the cases are tied to a civil rights complaint filed against the city.
Twitter reacts to Max Holloway's masterclass win over Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1
See the top Twitter reactions to Max Holloway's win over Calvin Kattar in the UFC on ABC 1 main event.       Related StoriesTwitter reacts to Carlos Condit's win over Matt Brown to close contract at UFC on ABC 1Fight Game on the 'Gram: Calvin Kattar's best posts before UFC on ABC 1Fight Game on the 'Gram: Max Holloway's best posts before UFC on ABC 1
'Resign': Progressives and Hawley's Missouri Constituents Want Him to Quit Immediately
A new Data for Progress poll found that 51 percent of Missourians want Hawley to "resign immediately."
Westchester teen wins battle to start conservative club at school
One Westchester teen is painting the town — or, at least, his school — red, now that his conservative student club has finally been approved after a two-year battle. Luke Wong, a 17-year-old junior, has been fighting since his freshman year to launch a chapter of the national Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) club at Harrison...
Alan Canfora, Who Carried Wounds From Kent State, Dies at 71
He devoted his life to pursuing the truth about the tragic events of May 4, 1970, and to keeping them in the public eye.
Total coronavirus cases in L.A. County top 1 million; more contagious strain found there
Los Angeles County surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases since recording its first infection nearly a year before.
Trial date set in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor
Six men are charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan’s governor.
Iranian missiles land just 100 miles from Navy ships: report
Long-range missiles belonging to Iran splashed down Saturday just 100 miles from the Nimitz aircraft carrier strike group, Fox News reported.  At least two Iranian ballistic missiles exploded on impact when they hit the ocean about 100 miles from the nuclear aircraft carrier and other Navy vessels, sending debris in all directions, according to US...
GPS Web Extra: What "big lies" lead to
Tim Snyder, one of the world's foremost experts on authoritarianism tells Fareed what the U.S. can learn from Germany's history with fascism.
Trump’s Twitter and Facebook ban is working. One stat shows it.
What Trump’s Twitter page looked like before it was permanently suspended. | Photo Illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images Trump’s deplatforming has already slowed the spread of election misinformation. In the wake of the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol that President Donald Trump heavily promoted on social media, platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and others finally moved to ban the president. The result? A sudden drop in the online spread of election misinformation. According to research by Zignal Labs, which the Washington Post reported on Saturday, online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent in the weeklong period following Twitter’s decision to ban Trump on January 8. Which means that, to the extent that the move and the related scrubbing of right-wing conspiracy accounts were aimed at curbing disinformation, the ban appears to be working. Not only has the spread of misinformation slowed, the research indicates online discussion around the topics that motivated the Capitol riot has also diminished. “Zignal found that the use of hashtags affiliated with the Capitol riot also dipped considerably,” writes the Post, summarizing Zignal’s research. “Mentions of the hashtag #FightforTrump, which was widely deployed across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media services in the week before the rally, dropped 95 percent. #HoldTheLine and the term ‘March for Trump’ also fell more than 95 percent.” The leading argument against banning Trump was that despite the conspiracy theories, smears, and misinformation he spent years spreading on Twitter and other platforms, as president of the United States, it was important for social media companies to allow him to freely communicate with the public. But that line of thinking became more tenuous in the weeks following Trump’s election loss to Joe Biden, as the president’s posts increasingly fixated on spreading lies about the election being stolen from him and on fomenting unrest, including promoting the January 6 “Stop the Steal” protest that preceded the violent takeover of the Capitol. The breaking point finally came in the days following the violence. Instead of unequivocally denouncing the rioters, Trump defended them, writing in a tweet he posted as law enforcement was still trying to clear the Capitol on January 6 that “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away.” (Hours earlier, Trump had posted a tweet attacking Vice President Mike Pence even as rioters, some of them chanting “Hang Mike Pence,” came perilously close to encountering the vice president while he was being hastily evacuated from the Senate chamber.) Then, on January 8, Trump posted a tweet announcing he wouldn’t be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20. Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account hours later, writing in a blog post that his inauguration tweet was being interpreted online by his supporters as “encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a ‘safe’ target, as he will not be attending.” (Facebook has so far only suspended Trump’s account through the end of his presidential term.) In the eight days since, Trump has resorted to releasing tweet-like statements through the White House press office. He’s characterized the moves by Facebook, Twitter, and others as an attack on free speech, but at no point has he retracted, or apologized for spreading, misinformation about the election — nor has he acknowledged the reality that Biden’s victory over him was legitimate. Trump has reportedly considered opening an account on Parler, a social media platform favored by conservatives and many on the far-right for its lax approach to moderating content, where extremism flourishes. But Amazon dropped Parler from its web-hosting service following revelations that Trump supporters had used it as a forum to organize the Capitol riot, and it’s unclear whether it’ll ever get back online. Meanwhile, reports swirl that Trump is spending his last days in the White House isolated and embittered. It turns out that watching cable news isn’t as fun when you can’t provide live commentary about it to your tens of millions of Twitter followers. Nor, apparently, does misinformation thrive when the biggest purveyors of it are deplatformed.
Philadelphia Zoo celebrates birth of endangered François' Leaf Monkey
The zoo said the female baby, named Qúy Báu, or "precious" in Vietnamese, was born to parents Mei Mei and Chester on December 13.
Man Arrested Near Capitol With Loaded Handgun And 500 Rounds Of Ammunition
Wesley Allen Beeler presented unauthorized inauguration credentials Friday night, police said. Beeler admitted to having the handgun in his pickup truck, according to police.
Artist Kristina Libby honors COVID-19 victims with flower hearts around NYC
In April, not long after the pandemic forced New Yorkers into virtual lockdown, artist Kristina Libby began laying floral hearts around the city — a touching tribute to those who've lost loved ones to COVID-19.
Missouri woman who allegedly posed with Pelosi's nameplate charged in connection with Capitol riot
A Missouri woman who appeared to pose with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's nameplate has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Kansas nurses refuse to give COVID-19 vaccines
Coffee County in Kansas has roughly 8,500 residents, but they won’t be getting their COVID-19 shots from the county health department’s four nurses. Department chief Lindsay Payer and her staffers have opted out of giving the injections because they have doubts about the safety of the Moderna vaccine, which the county is offering, local TV...
Man Arrested in D.C. With Unauthorized Inauguration Credentials, a Loaded Gun, and Lots of Ammo
Police found a Glock loaded with a high-capacity magazine and 17 rounds of ammunition as well as 509 rounds for the pistol, including hollow-point bullets.
How TV personality Bevy Smith went from broke to bodacious
TV and radio personality Bevy Smith, formerly of "Page Six TV," reveals how she turned her life around, in her new memoir, "Bevelations."
‘Where are they going to go?’ D.C. activists help move people off the street before potential unrest
If protests again turn ugly during the inauguration, those without shelter could be caught between battling police and extremists or make easy targets.
1 dead, 1 wounded during shooting inside NYC building: Cops
A woman was killed and a man injured in a broad daylight shooting in Harlem Saturday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened at around 12:40 p.m. inside a first-floor hallway of a building at West 150th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., police said. The unidentified woman, who was in her 20s or 30s, was shot...
Twitter says ‘bug’ prevented users from searching Lincoln Project Aamid sexual misconduct allegations
Twitter said it was a “bug” that prevented users from searching the Lincoln Project, after one of the founders admitted to sending “inappropriate” messages to multiple men.
Kevin Knox may be part of potential Knicks lineup shakeup
Tom Thibodeau reiterated Saturday that “everything is on the table,” for the Knicks to potentially shake up their lineup while stuck in a five-game losing streak. Rookie point guard Immanuel Quickley has put his name in the hat with the recent jolt he has delivered off the bench, but so has another Kentucky product with...
NYC DOE cancels 105 pre-K programs, leaving parents in the lurch
The Department of Education has canceled 105 community pre-kindergarten schools that applied to continue programs this fall, The Post has learned. That’s 11 percent of the 997 current sites serving families citywide. The Brooklyn Archdiocese, which will be forced to close pre-K programs at three Catholic schools in Queens and two in Brooklyn, sent a...
NFL Playoffs: Best photos from the divisional around
Eight teams are playing for a berth in the NFL's conference championship games.
Sexually frustrated: NYC ‘sex house’ residents moan about orgy-killing COVID
After 10 months of social distancing, the residents of Brooklyn’s communal “sex houses” are frustrated, to say the least. “I’d give my left testicle to go to an orgy,” said Kenneth Play, co-founder of Hacienda Villa. Play is one of more than 30 residents, ranging from ages 20-45, who live in the three Bushwick houses...
UFC on ABC 1 results: Carlos Condit outgrapples Matt Brown en route to unanimous win
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown finally went down at UFC on ABC 1, with "The Natural Born Killer" earning a win.        Related StoriesUFC on ABC 1 results: Carlos Condit outgrapples Matt Brown en route to unanimous win - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Carlos Condit's win over Matt Brown to close contract at UFC on ABC 1Video: Punahele Soriano rocks Dusko Todorovic, gets UFC on ABC era started with a bang 
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Biden plans dozens of executive orders for early days of presidency
Biden will rescind the travel ban on several majority-Muslim countries and rejoin the Paris climate accords in the first days of his presidency.
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‘Star Wars’ spinoff has sleepy English village ready for galactic dogfight
Townsfolk aren't happy with Disney for building a colossal set for the entertainment giant's Star Wars TV series "Kenobi" starring Ewan McGregor as the legendary Jedi Master, the Sun reported.
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Jill Biden to make appearance during inaugural TV programming aimed at kids
The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced a lineup of television programming in the days leading up to the inauguration.        
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David Hasselhoff is auctioning off his personal K.I.T.T. car from the iconic 'Knight Rider' series
David Hasselhoff is auctioning off his personal K.I.T.T. car, a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am styled after the iconic car used in his 1980s television series "Knight Rider."
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Man arrested at inauguration checkpoint with gun, ammo
Wesley Allen Beeler was stopped at the checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
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U.S. Capitol Police arrest man with unregistered Glock, 509 rounds of ammunition in Washington
U.S. Capitol police arrested a man at a security checkpoint Friday night with an unregistered Glock handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. 
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How to bridge divide between MLB and its players
Would you start a baseball game during a monsoon if the weather forecast called for vastly better conditions in the near future? You would not, because you are not silly. Nevertheless, Major League Baseball’s current schedule calls for spring training to start in mid-February, as originally planned, with an April 1 Opening Day. Even though...
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D.C. Cop Pinned by Mob Says 'It Was My Pleasure to Crush a White Nationalist Insurrection'
"If it wasn't my job I would have done that for free," Daniel Hodges told NBC News on Thursday.
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Twitter reacts to Carlos Condit's win over Matt Brown to close contract at UFC on ABC 1
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No. 23 Minnesota hands No. 7 Michigan 1st loss in 75-57 romp
Liam Robbins had 22 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes to lead No. 23 Minnesota to a 75-57 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Saturday, handing the Wolverines their first loss.
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Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor
The swearing-in of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Wednesday, will acknowledge historical milestones as the first Latina Supreme Court justice oversees the ceremony.
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These 11 countries have completely escaped COVID-19
COVID-19 is everywhere – or is it? As odd as it sounds, there are 11 countries that have remained pandemic-free since the coronavirus ravaged the rest of the world. Not shockingly, they are Pacific island nations with little to no outside traffic and who locked down early, banning all international visitors from their shores. The...
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No. 19 Minnesota hands No. 5 Michigan its first loss of season in a rout
The Michigan Wolverines basketball team are undefeated no longer after getting routed by the Golden Gophers 75-57 in Minnesota.       
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49ers heap praise on new Jets coach Robert Saleh
The 49ers said their goodbyes to new Jets coach Robert Saleh on Saturday. Saleh spent the past four seasons as the 49ers defensive coordinator, and he turned a San Francisco defense that was ranked dead last before he got there into a top-five unit. The Jets hired him to replace Adam Gase on Thursday and...
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Trump to flee Washington and seek rehabilitation in a MAGA oasis: Florida
Allies are at work to establish a Trump fiefdom in the battleground state aimed at maintaining his influence over Republican politics.
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Bills Vs. Ravens Live Stream: How To Watch The NFL Playoffs Online For Free
Which team will advance to the AFC Conference Championship game?
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Egor Shrangovich's OT goal gives Devils 2-1 win over Bruins
Yegor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal in the final seconds of overtime to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
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After Twitter Complained of Censorship, Uganda's Election Ends in Disputes
Critics have complained about Twitter permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account on the one hand and condemning Uganda's internet shutdown on the other.
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NTSB officials arrive in Indonesia to investigate Sriwijaya Air plane crash
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board officials have arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia to join the investigation into the crash of a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500, officials said Saturday.
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Liddell, No. 21 Ohio St power past No. 14 Illinois 87-81
E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday.
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Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More
The actions for Day 1 were laid out in a memo by his chief of staff. The president-elect will extend pauses on student loan payments and evictions, plus send an immigration bill to Congress.
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