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Thousands of Americans will still be without power and heat this winter despite  call for utility companies to prevent shutoffs
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Thousands of Americans will still be without power and heat this winter despite call for utility companies to prevent shutoffs

As Michael Lundy cradles her newborn son, she’s mentally preparing to pack up and leave her Detroit home again. She just got a shutoff notice from the power company, owes more than $2,400 and her debt has grown throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. And she’s been trying to stay afloat after being out of work while…MORE

Peng Shuai: Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says IOC is putting Chinese tennis star at ‘greater risk’
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Peng Shuai: Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says IOC is putting Chinese tennis star at ‘greater risk’

Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says the International Olympic Committee’s calls with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai are putting her at “greater risk” and that they are “obviously staged.” One of China’s most recognizable sports stars, Peng publicly accused a former top Communist Party official, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, of coercing her into sex at…MORE

Trump’s White House doctor facing fresh scrutiny over Covid test timeline
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Trump’s White House doctor facing fresh scrutiny over Covid test timeline

Former President Donald Trump’s positive Covid test in September 2020, three days before the first presidential debate, is raising new questions about whether Trump’s physician at the time, Dr. Sean Conley, had a duty to inform the public — and Joe Biden — about Trump’s positive result. The episode neatly illustrates the unusual position of…MORE

Alec Baldwin: ‘I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger, never’
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Alec Baldwin: ‘I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger, never’

In an interview with ABC that aired Thursday, Alec Baldwin shed light on what happened in the moments prior to the fatal shooting on the set of the film “Rust” that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The actor explained to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the scene being rehearsed in the church at Bonanza…MORE

NASA is about to launch a laser demo that could revolutionize space communication
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NASA is about to launch a laser demo that could revolutionize space communication

The use of invisible lasers in space may sound like something from science fiction, but it’s real. NASA’s upcoming Laser Communications Relay Demonstration could revolutionize the way the agency communicates with future missions across the solar system. These lasers could lead to more high-definition videos and photos from space than ever before, according to the…MORE

Cowboys cruise past skidding Saints

Cowboys cruise past skidding Saints

Dak Prescott passed for a touchdown and Tony Pollard ran for a score as the visiting Dallas Cowboys defeated the reeling New Orleans Saints 27-17 on Thursday night.Prescott threw for 238 yards, incMORE

America added a disappointing 210,000 jobs in November. But the details paint a different picture
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America added a disappointing 210,000 jobs in November. But the details paint a different picture

The November jobs report looked disappointing at first glance, but the details show that the recovery is very much moving along. US employers added another 210,000 jobs to the economy in November, far fewer than expected, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. It was the smallest number of jobs added to the US economy…MORE

Appeals court hears arguments in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit against Trump
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Appeals court hears arguments in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit against Trump

Former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll squares off against the Justice Department before a New York federal appeals court Friday in an oral argument that will likely decide the fate of her defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump. The case centers on Trump’s legal argument, which was backed by Trump and Biden Justice Department…MORE