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November 29, 2020
November 29, 2020
LIVE UPDATES: BLM activists protest LA mayor as potential Cabinet pick

Black Lives Matter protesters have gathered outside the home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for the last several days to protest reports that President-elect Joe Biden might nominate him for a Cabinet position. Biden has already announced several cabinet picks, including Janet Yellin for Treasury secretary and Antony Blinken for secretary of state President […]

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November 29, 2020
Digital COVID-19 ‘passport’ may take flight for airline travelers: report

Get ready to carry two passports while flying in the age of COVID-19: one from your homeland, and one showing you’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus. An airline industry group is working on a universal digital document that would show a passenger’s virus test results and whether they’ve been inoculated, according to The Hill. The […]

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November 29, 2020
Amazon warehouse evacuated in hazmat scare; several employees hospitalized

Several Amazon employees were hospitalized Saturday afternoon after being exposed to a potentially hazardous material at a distribution center in Southern California, according to a report. “They were exposed to an unknown substance inside the building,” Jody Hagemann, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire said, according to The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, east of […]

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November 29, 2020
Brits planting trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th coronation

Brits are going green for the Queen. With the 70th anniversary of the monarch’s coronation approaching, her subjects are being asked to plant trees to celebrate. “The Queen’s Green Canopy” project encourages landowners to plant native trees in a bid to help the environment and mark the occasion. The Queen, 94, will reach her Platinum […]

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November 29, 2020
Air Force captain dies in ‘vehicle accident’ in United Arab Emirates

An Air Force captain from central New Jersey has died in a car accident on a base in the United Arab Emirates, the Defense Department said Saturday. Capt. (Dr.) Kelliann Leli, of the Middlesex County town of  Parlin, died in a “non-combat related vehicle incident” at Al Dhafra Air Base on Friday, officials said. Leli […]

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November 29, 2020
Man accused of killing dad’s cat with frying pan: police

PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Maine have arrested a man accused of killing his father’s cat with a frying pan on Thanksgiving — a day after he was released on bail for a separate incident. The Bangor Daily News reports that 43-year-old Ryan T. Carleton faces new charges including animal cruelty and violating the conditions […]

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November 29, 2020
Calif. Governor Newson nixes parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

California Gov. Gavin Newson has reversed parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, marking the fourth time a governor has blocked her release. A California panel recommended parole in July for Van Houten, who has spent nearly five decades in prison. Newsom reversed her release once previously and his predecessor, Jerry Brown, blocked it twice. Van […]

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November 29, 2020
Kobe Bryant’s NBA Hall of Fame induction moved to May 2021

The NBA announced Saturday that the ceremony for Koby Bryant’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame will be held in May of 2021. It had been announced in April that Bryant would be awarded the honor posthumously. The Lakers legend died at age 41 in a helicopter crash in January, along with his daughter, […]

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November 29, 2020
Canada bans mass exports of prescription drugs

image copyrightReuters Canada has banned the export of some prescription medicines in order to prevent a shortage in the country. The decision is in response to a US plan that would allow for drugs to be imported from Canada to make them cheaper for Americans. Although prescription drug prices in Canada are higher than some […]

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November 29, 2020
Dave Prowse: Darth Vader actor dies aged 85

Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. Prowse was cast as Vader for his imposing physique, even though the role was voiced by James Earl Jones. But the weightlifter-turned-actor was most proud of playing the Green Cross Code Man. The […]

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November 29, 2020
Brazen Killings Expose Iran's Vulnerabilities as It Struggles to Respond

The raid alone was brazen enough. A team of Israeli commandos with high-powered torches blasted their way into a vault of a heavily guarded warehouse deep in Iran and made off before dawn with 5,000 pages of top secret papers on the country's nuclear program. Then in a television broadcast a few weeks later, in […]

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November 29, 2020
Assassination in Iran Threatens Fate of Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON -- The assassination of the scientist who led Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon for the past two decades threatens to cripple President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s effort to revive the Iran nuclear deal before he can even begin his diplomacy with Tehran. And that may well have been a main goal of the […]

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November 29, 2020
U.S. coronavirus cases pass 4 million for the month of November, doubling the record set in October.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the United States for November surpassed four million on Saturday, more than double the record set in October of 1.9 million cases. And the sharp escalation is likely to continue -- or grow even steeper. "We are on track to continue this accelerated pace of the epidemic and […]

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November 29, 2020
LIVE UPDATES: Trump insists Wisconsin, Pennsylvania election fights far from over

President Trump on Saturday said his team would challenge election-recount results in Wisconsin after President-elect Joe Biden padded his lead in Milwaukee County by a little more than 100 votes. Trump also continued to allege election fraud in Pennsylvania despite federal appeals judges ruling there Friday that the Trump 2020 Campaign's claims in that state […]

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November 29, 2020
Biden Aides' Ties to Consulting and Investment Firms Pose Ethics Test

WASHINGTON -- One firm helps companies navigate global risks and the political and procedural ins and outs of Washington. The other is an investment fund with a particular interest in military contractors. But the consulting firm, WestExec Advisors, and the investment fund, Pine Island Capital Partners, call themselves strategic partners and have featured an overlapping […]

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November 29, 2020
Digital COVID-19 'passport' may take flight for airline travelers: report

Get ready to carry two passports while flying in the age of COVID-19: one from your homeland, and one showing you've been vaccinated against the coronavirus. An airline industry group is working on a universal digital document that would show a passenger's virus test results and whether they've been inoculated, according to The Hill. The […]

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November 29, 2020
Brits planting trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 70th coronation

Brits are going green for the Queen. With the 70th anniversary of the monarch's coronation approaching, her subjects are being asked to plant trees to celebrate. "The Queen's Green Canopy" project encourages landowners to plant native trees in a bid to help the environment and mark the occasion. The Queen, 94, will reach her Platinum […]

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November 29, 2020
Air Force captain dies in 'vehicle accident' in United Arab Emirates

An Air Force captain from central New Jersey has died in a car accident on a base in the United Arab Emirates, the Defense Department said Saturday. Capt. (Dr.) Kelliann Leli, of the Middlesex County town of Parlin, died in a "non-combat related vehicle incident" at Al Dhafra Air Base on Friday, officials said. Leli […]

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November 29, 2020
This Day in History: Nov. 29

On this day, Nov. 29 ... 2017: "Today" show host Matt Lauer is fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior" during the 2014 Sochi Olympics after an accuser comes forward in a secret meeting with NBC executives. Also on this day: 1864: A Colorado militia kills at least 150 Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre. 1890: […]

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November 29, 2020
Utah Monolith Mysteriously Disappears From Desert

As mysteriously as it arrived, a metal monolith that was discovered last week by Utah public safety workers is now gone, officials said on Saturday. The three-sided metal structure was removed on Friday evening "by an unknown party" from the public land it was found on, the federal Bureau of Land Management's Utah office said […]

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November 29, 2020
Man accused of killing dad's cat with frying pan: police

PORTLAND, Maine -- Police in Maine have arrested a man accused of killing his father's cat with a frying pan on Thanksgiving -- a day after he was released on bail for a separate incident. The Bangor Daily News reports that 43-year-old Ryan T. Carleton faces new charges including animal cruelty and violating the conditions […]

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November 29, 2020
Make a Poem From Newspaper

Imitation is the best kind of flattery. All creative people, whether they be writers, artists, dancers, singers or actors, know that. Think about the performers on a TV show like “The Voice,” who sometimes perform the song of a judge they are targeting. Sometimes, it is imitation that gets them on the team of their […]

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November 29, 2020
Making Bar Trivia Virtual

In the spring, just before lockdown hit North Carolina, Steve Bahnaman met some friends at a Cider Brewery, just outside Raleigh, for an evening of bar trivia. His team, Covid Operations (this was back before Covid-19 puns were “super tired,” he explained), won the competition that night. The prize: $40 in bar cash. “Which I’m […]

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November 29, 2020
Ways to Get Your Kids Moving

As any parent overseeing homeschool knows: Zoom P.E. is hardly a hard-driving Peloton class. It’s more like your kid lying on the floor of the living room doing halfhearted leg-lifts by the light of her laptop. Many students, particularly tweens and teens, are not moving their bodies as much as they are supposed to be […]

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