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Ex-Apple Employee Claims Company Knew About His 'Misogynistic' Writings and Hired Him Anyway - Gizmodo

Former Apple employee Antonio García Martínez has refuted the company’s portrayal of his high-profile ouster this week and claims Apple knew about his past writings demeaning women and people of color, which came under fire from employees this week, before it…

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China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft completes historic Mars landing - Al Jazeera English

Solar-powered rover, named Zhurong, will now survey the landing site before departing platform to conduct inspections.

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No Joke: Pigs and Rodents Can Breathe Through Their Butts - SciTechDaily

Rodents and pigs share with certain aquatic organisms the ability to use their intestines for respiration, finds a study publishing May 14th in the journal Med. The researchers demonstrated that the delivery of oxygen gas or oxygenated liquid through the rect…

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IDPH recommend schools allow parents, kids decide whether to wear masks - KCCI Des Moines

The state says it should be up to parents and students whether the student wears a mask to school. However some schools are still requiring masks.

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Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe's and Publix no longer require masks for vaccinated customers. See the list. - USA TODAY

Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe's, Publix and Sam's Club are dropping mask mandates for fully vaccinated shoppers. Apple and CVS are looking at policies.

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Former Apple Engineer Accuses Company of Defamatory Statements Over Dismissal - The Wall Street Journal

Author of controversial ‘Chaos Monkeys’ says tech giant was aware of his book’s contents before hiring him

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BuzzFeed News finds Biden's private Venmo account | TheHill - The Hill

BuzzFeed News on Friday reportedly located President Biden's private Venmo account, citing it as a national security issue, according to the publication.

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What We Know About China’s Mars Rover Zhurong Landing - The New York Times

The announcement from state media suggests the country is now only the second country to put a working spacecraft on the Martian surface.

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Shanna Moakler Gets Tattoo of Ex Travis Barker’s Name Removed as Kourtney Kardashian Romance Heats Up - E! NEWS

Shanna Moakler does not want a permanent reminder of her marriage to Travis Barker. The former pageant queen is getting her "Travis" tattoo removed, as he gets ink with new love Kourtney Kardashian.

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Israeli-Palestinian Strife Widens as Frantic Calls for Calm Go Unheeded - The New York Times

While Israel and Hamas signaled willingness to consider a cease-fire, worries grew about further fracturing in one of the Middle East’s most intractable struggles.

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Medina Spirit cleared to race in the Preakness Stakes after passing drug tests - CNN

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit can race in Saturday's Preakness Stakes after the final two rounds of blood samples from the horse were deemed clear, officials said Friday.

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Twitter politely asks you to protect its targeted ad dollars in new iOS 14.5 prompt - The Verge

Twitter has started prompting users to enable ad tracking if their device runs iOS 14.5. As part of the recent update, Apple forces all apps to ask for permission before they track users for ad purposes.

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Video shows South Carolina deputies repeatedly tasing Black man before he dies in jail - NBC News

Body camera video shows two Charleston County Sheriff's deputies repeatedly using a taser on a Black man before he dies in jail after he was released from a psychiatric facility.

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At least 10 Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in violent confrontations in West Bank, as Gaza rocket fire enters fifth day - CNN

At least 10 Palestinians were killed Friday by Israeli forces during violent clashes in towns and cities across the West Bank, the Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement, as sirens continued to blare all day across southern Israel, indicat…

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Ally Brooke Says She Experienced 'So Much Abuse' Mentally & Verbally While in Fifth Harmony - Billboard

On the first episode of her new podcast The Ally Brooke Show, Ally Brooke opens up about the mental and verbal "abuse" she allegedly suffered while in Fifth Harmony.

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Jesy Nelson Debuts Icy Blonde Hair: See the Pics - Billboard

Jesy Nelson is turning over a new page after departing from Little Mix, and it comes with a new hair color: She debuted her platinum locks Friday (May 14).

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Payment tech company Marqeta files for IPO as value tops $16 billion on private markets - CNBC

Marqeta, whose payment technology is used by DoorDash and Instacart, plans to go public on over $100 million in quarterly revenue.

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Jennifer Lopez might still own Ben Affleck’s engagement ring, singer’s former publicist says - Fox News

Jennifer Lopez might still own the famous pink Harry Winston engagement ring previously given to her by Ben Affleck.

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Biden administration gives House panel documents related to Trump hotel - CNN

The General Services Administration has provided House Democrats with documents related to former President Donald Trump's Washington hotel, in the second case this week where the Biden administration gave the House information that the Trump administration h…

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'Worst day': Water crisis deepens on California-Oregon line - NBC News

The water crisis along the California- Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir.

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The Woman in the Window review: a bestselling thriller becomes a clunky movie - Polygon

Amy Adams leads a star-studded cast in The Woman in the Window, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Anthony Mackie and Wyatt Russell, along with Gary Oldman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julianne Moore, and Brian Tyree Henry. But the cast is the best part …

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Silverstein: Caught in middle of Aaron Rodgers dispute, Matt LaFleur has a decision to make - Packers News

Packers coach Matt LaFleur must prepare a talented team to play with someone new under center. That means putting Jordan Love in position to succeed.

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Kobe Bryant’s Long-Lost Gangsta Rap Album Surfaces Before Hall Of Fame Induction - Deadline

The late Kobe Bryant had a lot of successes in life. His 2000 recording of a gangsta rap album wasn’t one of them, but it’s now finally out there for the world to judge. Bryant, who will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, recor…

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Publix to drop mask rules for fully vaccinated customers and employees - WFLA

Publix announced on Friday that it will no longer require masks for vaccinated customers and employees.

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Antonio Garcia Martinez says Apple fired him, company was 'well aware' of his writing - AppleInsider

Former Apple ads engineer Antonio Garcia Martinez said Apple was "well aware" of his writing before it hired him, and accused the company of defamation in its recent statement regarding his firing.

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Medina Spirit cleared to run in Preakness Stakes after passing three rounds of drug tests - USA TODAY

Medina Spirit passed three rounds of pre-race drug tests and will be eligible to run in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, officials announced Friday.

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Investigation: Marjorie Taylor Greene filed homestead exemptions on 2 homes, violating state law - WSB Atlanta

A homestead exemption is a big tax break any Georgia homeowner is entitled to for their primary residence. It is against the law to file for more than one.

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What The New Mask Guidance Means For Unvaccinated Kids — And Their Parents - NPR

I'm fully vaccinated, but my kids aren't. Can I safely take off my mask? Do my unvaccinated kids have to keep masking in public?

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Walmart, Sam's Club drop mask rule for fully vaccinated customers and employees after CDC mask guidelines - USA TODAY

Walmart and Sam's Club will no longer require customers or employees who are fully vaccinated to wear masks following an CDC mask update.

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A bitcoin battle of the billionaires ensues as Jack Dorsey faces off with Musk on 'green' merits of world's No. 1 crypto - MarketWatch

Two of the world's most prominent billionaires Tesla Inc.'s CEO Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey are facing off over the merits of bitcoin, with the future of the...

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Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Advice on Masks - The New York Times

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people don’t transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.

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California small businesses rip Newsom over more stimulus checks: 'We want to work' - Fox News

Small business owner Pam Nusser and California gubernatorial candidate John Cox react to Gov. Newsom announcing more stimulus checks ahead of the recall vote.

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Biden Dissolves Controversial Trump Orders On Race And Culture - NPR

The president canceled executive actions signed by former President Donald Trump that focused on statues in the wake of protests against racism and police violence that targeted Confederate monuments.

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337 new COVID-19 cases, 18 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts - WCVB Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.

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See the latest mask policies for several national chains - WOODTV.com

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

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Walmart will no longer require customers to wear masks | TheHill - The Hill

Walmart will no longer require customers and employees to wear face masks inside of its stores if...

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U.S. marshal charged in twisted 'rape fantasy' plot against ex-girlfriend - NBC News

A deputy U.S. marshal has been charged in a bizarre plot to frame his ex-girlfriend by luring men to his California home to stage a sexual assault on his wife.

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Russia’s Hackers Unwisely Mess With U.S. Gas Prices - The Wall Street Journal

A strange apology from DarkSide indicates where crime-for-profit ends and national security begins.

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Which southern Wisconsin counties still have mask mandates in place? - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

With Rock County lifting its county-wide mask mandate effective immediately, very few county-wide orders are still in effect in southern Wisconsin after the CDC's most recent recommendation that fully vaccinated people can safely drop the masks in most situat…

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Maryland lifts COVID mask mandate after new CDC guidance - Baltimore Sun

The end of the broad mask mandate applies to all Marylanders, whether vaccinated or not, everywhere there aren’t tighter local rules in place.

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Biden revokes controversial Trump orders on monuments, immigration - NBC News

President Joe Biden on Friday revoked a series of controversial executive orders issued under the Trump administration, striking down his predecessor's decisions in areas ranging from monument protection to immigration restrictions.

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Water crisis 'couldn't be worse' on Oregon-California border - The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon do…

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Pa. businesses can still require masks, even under new federal guidance - PennLive

While Pennsylvania is following the federal government's relaxed policy, businesses can still tell customers to wear masks.

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Florida man wrestles alligator to save his dog - NBC News

A Florida man, Mike McCoy, wrestled an alligator to save his 8-month-old chocolate lab from an alligator during an attack on Tuesday.

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Walmart drops store mask requirement for customers, employees who are fully vaccinated - CNBC

The company's announcement departs from other major retailers, including Target, that said they will keep pandemic protocols.

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'High School Musical' Recap: Season 2 Episode 1 — Nini Leaving Ricky? - TVLine

RELATED STORIES Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Video: Alex Isn't Fond of Bombay's Dangerous New Practice Space -- Watch Loki Moves Up Disney+ Premiere, Will Now Release Episodes on Wednesdays Life-altering changes are in store for East High’s finest — both on an…

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Matt Gaetz Associate Joel Greenberg To Plead Guilty, Cooperate - NPR

Joel Greenberg will plead guilty to sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses, according to court documents. His friend, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., could become ensnared in the investigation.

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Jose Abreu, Hunter Dozier in frightening pop-up collision - New York Post

After popping up in the second inning, Dozier jogged out of the batter’s box with his head down. Abreu, the AL MVP in 2020, was running along the first base line while tracking the ball.

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Israeli military accused of using media to trick Hamas - The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Early Friday, just after midnight, the Israeli military put out an ominous statement to the media: “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip.” The terse statement set off frenzied speculation that Israel had launche…

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With strikes targeting rockets and tunnels, the Israeli tactic of ‘mowing the grass’ returns to Gaza - The Washington Post

Since Hamas took over the Palestinian territory, the Israeli military has focused not on defeating them but undermining them.

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Biden kills Trump’s sculpture garden of ‘American heroes’ - POLITICO

The proposed garden would have included an array of high-profile individuals like basketball player Kobe Bryant and “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

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‘The Wonder Years’, ‘Queens’, ‘Maggie’ & ‘Abbott Elementary’ Picked Up To Series At ABC - Deadline

Four days before ABC’s upfront presentation, the network has made its first new scripted series pickups for the 2021-22 season, with nods to music-themed drama Queens and comedies The Wonder Years, Maggie and Abbott Elementary. Primetime-Panic Your Complete G…

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China is set to land on Mars for the first time - The Verge

China is set to land its first rover and lander on the surface of Mars sometime between May 14th and May 19th, aiming to become the second country to successfully do so with its Tianwen-1 mission.

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Dow Jones Gains As Rally Continues; Disney Stock Dives; Google Stock Offers Buy Point - Investor's Business Daily

The Dow Jones closed at session highs as a rally continued. Google stock Alphabet is offering a new buy point, while Disney stock dived on earnings.

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Facebook faces ‘devastating’ EU-to-US data transfer ban - Al Jazeera English

The social media giant failed to block a bid that could ban it from sending data about its European users to the US.

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Neera Tanden joins White House as a senior adviser after withdrawing Cabinet nomination - CNN

Neera Tanden, the new administration's only Cabinet nominee rebuffed by the Senate, has become a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, a White House official told CNN.

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Prince Harry is 'selfish' for attacking Charles' parenting skills: royal expert - Page Six

“He is very self-indulged. He doesn’t seem to care about anybody’s feelings but himself.”

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Colonial Pipeline hacker DarkSide claims it will cease operations - Fox Business

The ransomware group deemed responsible for the dayslong shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline said it would cease operations, cybersecurity experts said Friday.

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Jennifer Lawrence's 'so excited' Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have reunited - Fox News

The Oscar-winning actress, 30, appeared on The B*tch Bible podcast with her friend Heather McMahan just as the news broke Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were spotted in Montana together. The formerly engaged couple has also been spotted in Los Angeles togethe…

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With situation unchanging, Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur reiterates desire for Aaron Rodgers to stay - ESPN

Nothing has changed in Aaron Rodgers' standoff with the Packers, but Matt LaFleur is doubling down on his desire to continue coaching the reigning NFL MVP.

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Republican chairman of Arizona county calls state-led election review ‘dangerous’ as tensions rise over 2020 recount - The Washington Post

Dueling public meetings next week could escalate the dispute over how a private contractor is auditing more than 2 million ballots cast last fall in Maricopa County.

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Google I/O 2021: Android 12, Pixel Buds and what else to expect - CNET

The annual developers conference, which runs May 18 to 20, should be jam-packed with hardware and software updates.

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How the United States Beat the Coronavirus Variants, for Now - The New York Times

The country has managed to avoid a variant-fueled spike in coronavirus cases. Scientists say we were lucky.

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The stark global divide in the Covid-19 pandemic - CNN

In the fight against the coronvairus, some countries are faring better than others.

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Apple Discontinuing Space Gray Mac Accessories Now That iMac Pro is Dead - MacRumors

Following the discontinuation of the iMac Pro, Apple also appears to be discontinuing Space Gray "Magic" accessories that it sold separately...

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Columbus reaches $10 million settlement with family of Andre Hill - Daily Mail

Ohio's capital has agreed to pay Andre Hill's family $10 million settlement, the largest of its kind in city history, stemming from his December 2020 killing at the hands of Columbus police officer Adam Coy.

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Matt Gaetz associate will cooperate with federal investigators as part of guilty plea - NBC News

Joel Greenberg, an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, has agreed to plead guilty to six charges and to cooperate with federal prosecutors, court filings show

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‘The Woman in the Window’: Amy Adams Gets Rear-Windowed - Rolling Stone

Adaptation of bestselling thriller about an agoraphobe who witnesses a murder gets the full A-list treatment — and still feels curiously DOA

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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G could be the company’s cheapest 5G phone - The Verge

Leaked images have revealed the Galaxy A22 5G, which could soon become Samsung’s least expensive 5G phone. Allegedly, it will offer a 6.4-inch LCD, 5,000mAh battery, and a rear triple-camera array.

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Ransomware group's extortion website offline after cyberattack leads to shutdown of major fuel pipeline - CNN

The ransomware extortion website used by the group responsible for the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline has gone offline, according to cybersecurity experts and a screenshot viewed by CNN.

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NBC Fall Lineup 2021: 'Law & Order' Thursdays, 'This Is Us' Delayed - TVLine

NBC is the first broadcast network to unveil its 2021-22 game plan and, um, funny story: For the first time (ever?) there is not a single sitcom on the network’s fall schedule. The prime culprit? The resurgent Law & Order franchise! Read on for more… ♦ NBC is…

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How Lies on Social Media Are Inflaming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - The New York Times

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Next week will be a major test in Biden’s quest for a bipartisan infrastructure deal - CNBC

The bipartisan infrastructure deal that President Joe Biden hopes to reach with Republicans gained steam this week.

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Joel Greenberg, Former Matt Gaetz Confidant, Pleads Guilty - The New York Times

Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida, admitted to sex trafficking a minor and agreed to help in prosecutions of others.

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Dogecoin co-creater calls Elon Musk 'self-absorbed grifter' - Business Insider

Jackson Palmer said Elon Musk "is and will always be a self-absorbed grifter" after the Tesla CEO said bitcoin's energy use is "insane."

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House members announce bipartisan deal for Jan. 6 commission - The Washington Post

The breakthrough comes after months of partisan standoff about the scope of what the commission should investigate, and whether it should exist at all.

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N.J. to keep indoor mask mandates despite CDC change, Murphy says. But vaccinated people can ditch masks outd - NJ.com

Fully vaccinated New Jersey residents don’t need to wear a mask outside, Murphy announced. But the governor won’t pull back the indoor mandate.

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Aaron Rodgers worked with Jordan Love every day despite rift: Aaron Jones - New York Post

It seems hard to believe, but there was a time this offseason where an Aaron not named Rodgers was the biggest story in Green Bay. Re-signing running back Aaron Jones to a four-year, $48 million de…

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Covid variant from India more transmissible and threatens England lockdown easing, Boris Johnson says - CNBC

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday that the coronavirus variant first discovered in India has the potential to derail the lockdown easing currently underway in the country.

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Coronavirus lab leak theory should not be ruled out until there is 'sufficient data,' scientists say - Fox News

A group of 18 scientists from all over the world has written an open letter calling for an investigation into the origins of coronavirus, imploring that accidental release from a lab not be ruled out “until we have sufficient data.”