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British Doctors, Nurses Lose Spots in Line

Britain took delivery of its first shipment of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine on Thursday night, and all systems are go for the two-shot vaccinations to begin Tuesday. Many doctors and nurses, having been told they'd be in the first group to get the shots, had made their appointments. Then the government...

UK and EU leaders to hold crunch talks on…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union’s top official are set to discuss the state of play of post-Brexit trade discussions after negotiators paused talks in light of their inability to bridge an array of differences

'Saddest cat' was saved a day before scheduled…

'Saddest cat' was saved a day before scheduled euthanasia

10 Stealthy Facts About Ninjas (International…

10 Stealthy Facts About Ninjas. In honor of International Ninja Day, here are ten facts about the mysterious warriors. 1. Ninjas were known for their skills in guerrilla warfare, assassination, sabotage, espionage and infiltration. 2. Though secretive, ninjas adhered to a strict hierarchy that eventually evolved into larger territorial guilds. 3. Ninjas were heroes to the lower classes in Japan, often recruited by those unable to afford the services of the upper-class samurai. 4. Because they didn't carry large swords, Ninjas often used whatever was available as a weapon. 5. Employing secrecy as a means of survival, ninjas also encouraged exaggerated tales of their exploits to incite intimidation. 6. Ninjas wearing all black is a modern day conception. They did their best to blend in to their surroundings. 7. Part of ninja training included in-depth knowledge of various forms of medicines, including a mysterious "black medicine" used to stop bleeding. 8. Ninjas used little "smoke bombs" of ash contained in an eggshell to create confusion or misdirect their enemies. 9. Female ninjas were common. They often used hair pins and nail attachments as weapons. 10. Ninjas would often carry crickets, using their chirps to cover the sounds of their movements

Conway: Biden 'Looks Like' the Winner

A longtime member of President Trump's inner circle said Friday that she expects the Electoral College to award Joe Biden a majority of its votes and a peaceful transition to the new president to follow. "We, as a nation, will move forward, because we always do," Kellyanne Conway said. The...

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Stocks Rally To Record Highs On Friday

US stocks climbed on Friday after disappointing November jobs data buoyed hopes for a near-term stimulus deal. The S&P 500, Dow Jones industrial average, and the Nasdaq composite all closed at all-time highs. The US unemployment rate edged downward from 6.9% to 6.7% meeting economists' forecasts. The S&P 500 closed at 3,699.12, up 0.9% on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 30,218.26, up 0.8% (249 points). While the Nasdaq composite saw closing numbers of 12,464.23, up 0.7%.

Rescuers scramble to save people from flooding in…

Torrential rain brought life-threatening flooding to the Indonesian city of Medan in Sumatra Island on Dec. 4. Rescue crews worked overnight to evacuate residents from the flood waters. At least six people have died.

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Weak Jobs Report May Have Actually Helped the…

A weaker-than-expected jobs report didn't hurt the markets on Friday. In fact, it might have helped as Wall Street pushed further into record territory, reports CNBC . The Dow rose 248 points to 30,218, the S&P 500 rose 32 points to 3,699, and the Nasdaq rose 87 points to...

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CDC Makes Significant Change to Its Mask Advice

The worsening coronavirus situation has driven the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its guidance on face masks. They should be worn indoors at all times, new guidance issued Friday says, with the only exception being at home. "Compelling evidence now supports the benefits of cloth face masks"...

Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination…

Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for a COVID-19 vaccination in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a Russia-wide immunization effort

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This Day in History: The Washington Monument Is…

This Day in History: , The Washington Monument Is Completed. December 6, 1884. The Washington Monument stood as the tallest man-made structure in the world at the time. A monument to honor the nation's first president, George Washington, had been a focus of Congress since 1783. The Washington Monument Society began raising funds for the structure in 1832. Though fundraising efforts had fallen well short of the the $1 million budget, construction of Robert Mills' design began on July 4, 1848. . Construction was halted in the mid- 1850s and did not begin again until 1876. Once completed, the 555-foot-tall monument utilized more than 35,000 marble and granite bricks. Today, 800,000 people visit the monument yearly

House Makes Landmark Move on Marijuana

Reflecting changing attitudes among Americans, the House voted Friday to decriminalize marijuana. The measure, approved with support from both parties on a 228-164 vote, also would expunge nonviolent convictions related to marijuana offenses, the New York Times reports. And the drug would no longer be covered by the Controlled Substances...

Elon Musk Planning Move, Texas After Firade On…

Abbott via Facebook TSLA Tesla 594.15 0.65 (0.11 %) Disclaimer Get real-time TSLA charts here " Elon Musk has informed friends that he plans to move to Texas, CNBC reports. The news comes after Musk threatened in May to move Tesla out of California because of its response to the coronavirus. Texas famously has no state income tax, which could save Musk a lot of money on his massive pay package. Tesla's factory in Fremont was required to cease operations for a short period of time. —Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2020 Even before the tweet, Musk had called California's rules fascist, urging the state on an earnings call to "give people back their goddamn freedom."

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When celebrating Hanukkah, here are some important menorah fire safety precautions to keep in mind.

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He Co-Founded Apple. Now, a New Venture for 'the…

Steve Wozniak was in his mid-20s when he co-founded Apple in the garage at Steve Jobs' parents' place. He left the company about a decade later, and now, 35 years after that, "the Woz" is feeling the entrepreneurial itch once more. The 70-year-old is launching Efforce, a green tech and...

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'Con Queen of Hollywood' Suspect Is Arrested

Hollywood loves a good con artist story, but this one might hit a little too close to home. In this case, the victims were aspiring stars who were allegedly duped by a man impersonating top female Hollywood execs over the phone. The FBI has just announced the arrest of a...

California on the brink: Virus rages and closures…

Much of California is on the brink of sweeping new restrictions on businesses and activities in a desperate attempt to slow a frightening coronavirus surge threatening to overwhelm hospitals

NASA observatory captures spectacular solar…

NASA observatory captures spectacular solar eruption