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EU fines drug makers for keeping cheap medicine…

The European Union has fined two pharmaceutical companies for colluding to keep a cheap alternative to a sleep disorder medicine off the market for their profit and at the expense of patients

BONUS: Grassroots Organizing

Lela Ali, the Georgia State advisor for the Movement Voter Project discusses efforts to get voters to the ballot box in Georgia on January 5th.

Drone shows thousands queue for Maradona farewell

Argentines lined up in the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday to say goodbye to soccer great Diego Maradona. His coffin has been laying in state at the Casa Rosada presidential palace draped in an Argentine flag and his famous no. 10 shirt.

Comcast to Impose Home Internet Data Cap in…

Comcast to Impose Home Internet Data Cap in Several States Next Year. In 2021, Comcast intends to charge northeastern U.S. customers if they go over 1.2TB of data per month. This data cap is already in effect for customers with non-unlimited plans in other parts of the nation. Starting in January and February, Xfinity customers who aren't on an unlimited plan will be given a "credit" for data usage charges over 1.2TB while they get used to the new limits. In March, exceeding the data cap will cost customers $10 per 50GB of data up to $100. Customers will also receive one "courtesy" credit per year. Though Comcast says 95% of its customers only average about 308GB of data use per month. internet use continues to grow as people work and find entertainment at home amid the pandemic

Merkel urges patience as German virus…

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying that with promising vaccines on the way, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Voter Turnout The Key To Georgia

With control of the Senate down to the upcoming Georgia runoffs, both Republicans and Democrats are pouring resources into the state. Experts believe the winner will come down to which side is best able to mobilise voters. Sonja Diaz of UCLA, Lela Ali the Georgia State advisor for the Movement Voter Project and Barry Burden from the University of Wisconsin Electoral Center weigh in.

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Twitter Will Warn You When You Like Misleading…

Twitter Will Warn You , When You Like Misleading Tweets. The new feature expands upon another one that was recently implemented by the social media platform ahead of the 2020 election. in which retweets of material flagged as misleading also received a warning. When users "like" a tweet by pressing the heart icon, a prompt pops up encouraging them to "Find out more.". According to Twitter, more than 300,000 tweets were labeled as misleading from Oct. 27 though Nov. 11. 456 tweets were blocked from being retweeted, having been hidden behind a warning. The new feature of alerting users who have "liked" tweets deemed misleading will hit web and iOS users this week. On Android devices, users will begin to notice the feature sometime in the next few weeks

Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd…

Africa's top public health official says vaccinations against COVID-19 on the continent might not start until the second quarter of next year

2020 Year of the Republican Woman

In 2018 the Democrats ushered in their most diverse Congressional class ever, with a record number of women taking their seats. Now in 2020, it is the Republican's turn. The 117th is the most diverse Republican class in history. Is this the way forward for the GOP?

Delta Goodrem releases Christmas album

Not seeing her family has been the hardest part of 2020 for Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem who revealed her health battle this year and has been busy recording a Christmas album.

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With…

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With Most ‘Entertaining’ Posts. On November 23, Snap Inc. announced the launch of their new feature, Spotlight. It will reportedly “shine a light” on “entertaining” posts created by the Snapchat community. . We built Spotlight to be a place where anyone’s content can take center stage – without needing a public account or an influencer following, Snap Inc., via press release . In order to incentivize users to engage with Spotlight, Snap Inc. is awarding over $1 million each day to creators. Each day, the daily prize fund will be awarded to one creator or multiple creators. It all depends on Snap Inc.’s “proprietary formula,” which rewards creators based on the “total number of unique video views” received in a given day. . Many Snapchatters will earn each day, and the ones who create the top Snaps within that group will earn the most for their creativity, Snap Inc., via press release . The reward program will reportedly run until the end of 2020, at which point it may be extended

Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week

Greece’s government has announced a weeklong extension to the country’s current lockdown, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, particularly in the north of the country

GOP Gains With Latino Voters

One of the surprises of the 2020 Presidential election was President Trump's increased share of the Latino vote. Sonja Diaz, founder of the Latino Politics and Policy Initiative, UCLA and Dr Barry Burden, Director of the Elections Research center, University of Wisconsin-Madison explain the reasons for this shift, which are more complex and nuanced than originally meets the eye.

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T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number…

T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number for Mental Health Services. In July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to assign the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). The FCC gave carriers a deadline of July 2022 to put the number into effect. On Friday, T-Mobile announced that it has added support for the number more than a year and a half ahead of the deadline. In a statement, T-Mobile chief technology officer Abdul Saad said providing access to the 988 emergency mental health services number... . ... was “a matter of urgency for us, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the holiday season approaches.”. At this time, the number is not able to receive text messages. FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has called this problematic since talking on the phone is “not native for most young people.”. People in need of mental health support can still engage with NSPL via online chats if they find talking on the phone to be uncomfortable.

The Latest: Mask mandate spurs Idaho official to…

A county commissioner in northern Idaho has proposed defunding the local health district after the district instituted a mask mandate to slow the spread of the coronavirus as it surges in the area

Herd Immunity What Is it?

A term traditionally used in vaccination, herd immunity through has been used by some leaders across the world as a way but which to return to normality. We discuss what this means and how it is reached. Dr. Ali Mokdad, a senior faculty member of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and a former top official at the CDC and Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations weigh in.

Apple va payer 113 millions de dollars pour avoir…

Apple va payer 113 millions de dollars, pour avoir intentionnellement, ralenti les iPhones. Selon CNN, Apple a accepté de régler une enquête sur la façon dont il a poussé une mise à jour logicielle en décembre 2016 ... ... au lieu d'être transparent sur les problèmes de batterie de l'iPhone. Surnommé par certains le "batteryygate", cela a affecté les performances des anciens modèles d'iPhone, incitant de nombreux consommateurs à acheter de nouveaux téléphones. Les grandes entreprises technologiques doivent cesser de manipuler les consommateurs et leur dire toute la vérité sur leurs pratiques et leurs produits, Le procureur général de l'Arizona, Mark Brnovich, via un communiqué de presse. Je m'engage à responsabiliser ces entreprises technologiques lorsqu'elles dissimulent des informations importantes aux utilisateurs, Le procureur général de l'Arizona, Mark Brnovich, via un communiqué de presse. En plus de payer 113 millions de dollars dans 34 états. le géant de la technologie a promis de fournir des mises à jour véridiques sur la santé, les performances et la gestion de l'alimentation de la batterie de l'iPhone

World markets subdued as US trading shut for…

Global shares are subdued as trading activity is reduced as U.S. markets remained closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

How Should Biden Tackle COVID-19?

As a messy transition of power plays out at on the international stage, coronavirus cases continue to climb. We ask how Biden should stem the spread of the disease and what his first actions are likely to be. Dr. Ali Mokdad, a senior faculty member of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and a former top official at the CDC and Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations weigh in.

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Google Pay Gets a Redesign to Take on Venmo and…

Google Pay Gets a Redesign to Take on Venmo and Mint . On Wednesday, a new version of the app was launched, . allowing users to manage budgets, open bank accounts and send peer-to-peer payments. Google partnered with Citi and Stanford Federal Credit Union to offer its "Plex" mobile banking. The company said it also plans to add 11 new partner institutions in 2021. . Along with our bank partners, we were looking to make banking more relevant for the mobile-first generation, Caesar Sengupta, general manager of payments at Google, to CNBC. It will help our partners make banking more approachable to that generation, and not only make it more relevant, but make it more fun, Caesar Sengupta, general manager of payments at Google, to CNBC. Google Pay's new checking and savings accounts won't require a minimum balance. There will also be no overdraft charges or monthly fees

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Asia Today: SKorea cases jump over 500 amid…

South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the first time in about eight months

Grassroots: On the ground in Athens Georgia

We learn about the campaigns that are underway in the Peach State. We hear from Matt Klink, GOP strategist discusses the GOP record in runoff elections in the state. Tim Denson, Athens Clark County Commissioner and Chairman of the Athens Clark County Democrats explains the work they are doing on the ground.