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Indian Muslim student arrested for allegedly trying to convert Hindu woman under controversial 'love jihad' law - CNN

Police in northern India have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam, under a controversial new law that has sparked widespread outrage and protests.

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Marvel star Letitia Wright criticised for sharing anti-vaxx Covid video - The Independent

‘If you don’t conform to popular opinions, but ask questions and think for yourself....you get cancelled,’ wrote the actor

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Dozens rescued from human smuggling operation, Houston police say - NBC News

Around 30 people were found in a Houston home in what is believed to be a human smuggling operation and they reported being held against their will, police said.

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Three takeaways as Minnesota United set up Western Conference Final with Seattle Sounders | Steve Zakuani - MLSsoccer.com

It was the Bebelo Reynoso and Kevin Molino show as Minnesota United brushed Sporting Kansas City aside to book a Western Conference Final date with the Seattle Sounders. Here are my takeaways. Molino is the undisputed playoffs MVP The first half of this game …

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Razer’s Tomahawk modular gaming PC is finally a real product - The Verge

The Tomahawk is Razer’s first desktop PC, after years of the company showing off modular concepts. It’s compact and convenient, but that comes at a cost.

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Kimmel Brutally Mocks Rudy Giuliani's Star 'Witness' Melissa Carone - The Daily Beast

“I’ve watched this clip around 14 times now and I am still not convinced she’s a real person,” the late-night host said of the mysterious Melissa Carone.

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'Kyle Kuzma will take a big leap next season': Lakers star LeBron James reposes faith in... - The Sportsrush

LeBron James believes teammate Kyle Kuzma can take a huge leap in the 2020-21 NBA season, tweeting the same. Kuzma had a bright start to his NBA career. Many believed him to be a really good prospect following his rookie year, when he averaged over 16 points …

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Fears of forced removals as Bangladesh moves hundreds of Rohingya refugees to remote island - CNN

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are being relocated to a controversial island facility in the Bay of Bengal this week amid fears that some could be forced to move there and held indefinitely.

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China spacecraft is returning to Earth with moon samples in a first for the country - CNBC

It's the first time China has launched a spacecraft from an extraterrestrial body and the first time it has collected moon samples.

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CNN's Jake Tapper, Don Lemon gush over Biden interview: He said 'a lot of the right answers' - Fox News

CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Don Lemon appeared giddy after Tapper wrapped up his exclusive interview with President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, their first joint sitdown since the 2020 presidential election.

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Another familiar face returns to 'Grey's Anatomy' - CNN

Meredith Grey's death beach party got a new guest in this week's episode of "Grey's Anatomy."

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Lawmakers hear bombshell allegations of Georgia election fraud - CBS46 News Atlanta

Thursday, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hear new jaw-dropping allegations of alleged election fraud in Georgia.

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First Rohingya refugees arrive at isolated Bangladesh island - The Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday sent the first group of more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the...

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David Perdue appears to tacitly acknowledge Biden’s victory in video call with Republican group - The Washington Post

Speaking just days before President Trump is set to campaign for him and fellow senator Kelly Loeffler, Perdue went further in nodding to President-elect Joe Biden’s win than he has publicly.

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Nearly 30 human smuggling victims rescued from southwest Houston home, police say - KPRC Click2Houston

Nearly 30 people were rescued Thursday from a southwest Houston home that was involved in a human smuggling operation, police said.

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'We can be the swing vote': Asian Americans are key part in Georgia runoff strategy - CNN

The homeowner in Duluth, Georgia, opened her screen door and softly said, "I'm not good at English." The two volunteers, clutching clipboards and political fliers, were on the Korean woman's porch to talk about the January 5 Senate runoffs.

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Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful gusts pushed flames from a wildfire through Southern California canyons on Thursday, one of several blazes that burned near homes and forced residents to flee amid...

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United bans Kauai couple who boarded plane knowing they were COVID positive - Hawaii News Now

Kauai police say Wesley Moribe and Courtney Peterson knew they had the virus before flying home to Hawaii from San Francisco but boarded the flight anyway.

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Biden says he will join former presidents in publicly getting COVID vaccine - USA TODAY

President-elect Joe Biden said he'd "be happy" to join former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in getting the vaccine.

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Coronavirus updates: Biden wants 100 days of mask-wearing; California set for new stay-at-home order; US passes 14 million cases - msnNOW

More than 3,000 daily coronavirus deaths were reported, a record. Former presidents say they're willing to take a vaccine. Latest COVID-19 news.

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Vaccines offer hope for end to pandemic, but brutal months lie ahead - The Washington Post

By early next year, there could be more than a million doses administered every day in the U.S. But it will take time to change the trajectory of the epidemic.

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Razer reveals Hammerhead Pro earbuds with ANC and THX audio - Engadget

Razer's latest true wireless earbuds offer active noise cancellation and THX-certified audio for $200.

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Razer's First Modular PC, The Tomahawk: A Fully Custom NUC 9 Extreme - AnandTech

Razer, a company that styles itself as 'by gamers, for gamers', has today unveiled its latest product, a modular NUC dubbed the Tomahawk. Available...

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Top US Expert Anthony Fauci Apologises For Casting Doubt Over UK's Pfizer Vaccine Approval - NDTV

Top US infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci apologised on Thursday for casting doubt on the rigour of the British regulators who approved the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, saying he had faith in the quality of their work.

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Ga. Dem Senate candidate Jon Ossoff pushes to 'ban plastic waste' in campaign speech - Fox News

Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff called for a ban on plastic waste in a speech Thursday.

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Joe Biden says he broke foot tripping after shower when he pulled dog's tail - New York Post

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday revealed that he broke his foot tripping on a rug after a shower as he chased one of his dogs and grabbed its tail. Biden’s campaign previously explained…

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Is Station 19 Setting Up Another Grey's Anatomy Spinoff Like Chicago P.D.? - CinemaBlend

Could a third show join Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 after the latest episode of Station 19?

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Australian family returns home to find koala in their Christmas tree - KTLA

An Australian family found an unusual addition to their Christmas tree decorations Wednesday – nestled among the lights and ornaments was a live koala. The misguided marsupial apparently slipped into the McCormicks’ Aidelaide home while the doors were open an…

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Biden backs $900B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill | TheHill - The Hill

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday described the $900 billion congressional stimulus proposal as a “good start” and said he believed Congress should pass it.

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AMC Theaters Slams Warner Bros' HBO Max 2021 Movies Release Plan - IGN - IGN

AMC Theaters' CEO says Warner Bros. is sacrificing studio profitability to subsidize HBO Max.

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Coronavirus live news: Biden vows to get vaccinated in public as South Korea reports highest cases in nine months - The Guardian

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1m

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Biden's Mask Plea Stirs Outrage Among Trump Supporters as COVID Cases Top 14 Million - Newsweek

"Just more proof that face masks are a religious cult at this point," tweeted reporter Scott Morefield on Thursday.

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'Grey's Anatomy': Are Meredith Grey and Andrew DeLuca Endgame? Giacomo Gianniotti Explains the 'Obstacles' Before the Couple Can Get Together - Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Will Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) get together by the end of 'Grey's Anatomy'? Here's what to expect in season 17.

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COVID in Delaware today: Governor John Carney announces stay at home order, indoor mask mandate - WPVI-TV

Delaware Governor John Carney announced a new stay-at-home advisory on Thursday, urging all residents to avoid gathering indoors with anyone outside their household to combat the rising COVID-19 cases.

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Noah Cyrus apologizes for using racially offensive term while defending Harry Styles against Candace Owens - EW.com

"I am mortified that I used a term without knowing the context and history, but I know now and I am horrified and truly sorry," the singer wrote on Instagram Thursday

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You can play Cyberpunk 2077 on December 9th instead of 10th, depending where you live - The Verge

The highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is just days away from its December 10th release. But depending on where you live and what platform you’re playing on, you might get to play the game a bit earlier than you might have expected.

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Jared Dudley thinks Los Angeles Lakers teammate Anthony Davis primed for MVP season - ESPN

Jared Dudley sees an MVP award in the future for Lakers teammate Anthony Davis. "He has the talent, he has the determination. ... He's the future and he's the now."

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Project Veritas' New CNN Bombshell: Rudy Is 'Crazy' - The Daily Beast

The “revelations” that CNN’s top brass think Tucker Carlson is “racist” and Rudy Giuliani is a “useful idiot” are landing with a thud.

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A Prominent AI Ethics Researcher Says Google Fired Her - WIRED

Timnit Gebru is a leader among those examining the societal impacts of the technology. She had also criticized the company's diversity efforts.

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El Paso leaders cautiously optimistic about virus spread but health dept. won't shorten quarantine time - KVIA El Paso

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and County Judge Ricardo Samniego expressed cautious optimism amid declining virus cases and hospitalizations during a Thursday afternoon briefing at City Hall on the Covid-19 situation locally. However, the two men a…

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Trump kick-starts oil drilling licence sales in Arctic refuge - The Guardian

Fossil fuel extraction sell-off in pristine Alaskan wilderness set for 6 January, predating Biden inauguration by days

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Noah Cyrus Is ''Mortified'' After Using Racially Insensitive Word While Defending Harry Styles - E! NEWS

Noah Cyrus feels "horrified" after she used a racially insensitive word when supporting Harry Styles' fashion choices. Read the 20-year-old singer's apology below.

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Biden said he asked Fauci to stay on and be a chief medical adviser in his administration - CNN

President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday that he had asked Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier in the day to stay on in his role and to be a chief medical adviser in Biden's incoming administration.

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The White House liaison to the Justice Department was banned from the building - CNN

The White House liaison to the Justice Department has been barred from entering the building after she attempted to access sensitive information about possible election fraud, CNN has learned.

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Airbnb requiring 2-night stays for New Year's Eve to prevent house parties - Fox Business

On Thursday, Airbnb announced that guests who don’t have a history of positive reviews on the platform will be required to stay for a minimum of two nights at a rental during New Year’s Eve, in order to avoid unauthorized house parties.

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Two Men and a Truck: The Last-Minute, 2,200-Mile Journey to Get BYU on the Field at Coastal Carolina - Sports Illustrated

How do you get undefeated No. 13 BYU on the field against fellow unbeaten No. 18 Coastal Carolina? You send two men and a giant equipment truck on a 40-hour, 2,200-mile journey.

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Wisconsin’s Top Court Rejects Trump Lawsuit - The New York Times

The Supreme Court in the state narrowed yet another legal path for the Trump campaign as it tries to overturn his loss to Joe Biden.

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Trump mulls preemptive pardons for up to 20 allies, even as Republicans balk - POLITICO

The clemency would be unprecedented, and some Republicans are expressing initial hesitation. But they’re not telling Trump to stop.

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$1,500 stimulus check proposed to get Americans to take the coronavirus vaccine - KHOU.com

A former presidential candidate said paying skeptical people to get the COVID-19 vaccine would be an extra incentive to get the country back to normal.

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Supercomputer simulation shows how the Moon may have formed - Daily Mail

UK scientists have produced several animations of simulation scenarios, each showing a different amount of spin 'wandering planet' Theia may have had as it approached Earth.

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Bars in Dallas-Fort Worth area ordered to close as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise - KPRC Click2Houston

Bars in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Thursday are ordered to close and other businesses are ordered to reduce their capacities as the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations continue to rise.

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DOJ sues Facebook, alleging it improperly hired foreign workers and discriminated against Americans - The Washington Post

The Justice Department on Thursday sued Facebook over allegations that it discriminated against Americans in the way it hired temporary foreign workers for thousands of well-paid positions.

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Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing - WLBT

President-elect Joe Biden said he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president.

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CNN Exclusive: Biden says he will ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days he's in office - CNN

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN's Jake Tapper on Thursday that he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days after he takes office, in a sign of how Biden's approach to the virus will be dramatically different to President Donald Trump's respo…

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AMC Opposes Warner Bros.’ Plan to Stream 2021 Theatrical Releases Immediately - Variety

Adam Aron, CEO and president of the AMC Entertainment theater chain, is opposing Warner Bros.’ plan to simultaneously release all of its 2021 movies on HBO Max and in theaters. Aron noted Thursday afternoon that he had backed Warner’s previous strategy, unvei…

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Trump campaign, RNC announce $200 million post-election fundraising haul | TheHill - The Hill

President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) have raised more than...

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Taylor Swift's new Love Story debuts in Ryan Reynolds' Match ad starring Satan - CNET

Satan and the hellish 2020 look like quite the happy couple as they snap pictures together in front of a dumpster fire.

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North Texas restaurants again required to reduce occupancy to 50% because of COVID-19 hospitalizations - WFAA.com

For this capacity limit to go back up, COVID-19 patients must make up less than 15% of the total capacity for seven straight days.

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Stock futures flat ahead of November jobs report - CNBC

The rate of job gains have likely slowed in November due to the spike in new coronavirus cases that have led to fresh lockdown restrictions.

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Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I. - The New York Times

Timnit Gebru, one of the few Black women in her field, had voiced exasperation over the company’s response to efforts to increase minority hiring.

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Google’s star AI ethics researcher, one of a few Black women in the field, says she was fired for a critical email - The Washington Post

Timnit Gebru, a star researcher who has criticized the company’s lack of diversity, emailed co-workers that she felt “constantly dehumanized." Her managers, she said, abruptly fired her shortly after.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 13: Steelers lose style points but keep winning - Behind the Steel Curtain

After the Steelers’ red hot 11-0 start, they are at, or near, the top of the Power Rankings heading into Week 13.

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White House communications director Alyssa Farah resigns - CNN

In a statement, Farah said she will be "leaving the White House to pursue new opportunities."

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Dow Jones Futures: Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout Woes Stall Stock Market Rally; DocuSign Earnings Strong - Investor's Business Daily

Dow Jones futures: Thursday's stock market rally stalled on Pfizer coronavirus vaccine rollout woes. DocuSign earnings pushed DOCU stock higher.

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Wikipedia page for Biden’s new Covid czar scrubbed of politically damaging material - POLITICO

A Democratic consulting firm made numerous changes to Jeff Zients' page as he became a more important figure on Biden’s team this summer and fall.

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Noah Cyrus Apologizes for Racially Charged Post in Defense of Harry Styles - TMZ

Noah Cyrus has weighed in on the escalating feud between Harry Styles and Candace Owens in possibly the worst way.

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California wildfires erupt amid strong Santa Ana winds, and threat could last into next week - The Washington Post

Howling winds and desiccated vegetation are leading to a volatile situation in Southern California as coronavirus cases surge and people are told to stay at home.

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New California stay-at-home order may force Bay Area restaurants to close outdoor dining this month - San Francisco Chronicle

<p>Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new order will only go into effect after a region’s intensive care unit capacity drops under 15% — but he warns that will likely happen in the Bay Area by late-December.</p>

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Koala wanders into Australian family's home and climbs their Christmas tree - CBS News

It seems that everyone is trying to get into the Christmas spirit this year — even koalas.

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Pfizer supply chain challenges led to slashing COVID-19 vaccine production target: WSJ - Reuters

Challenges in Pfizer Inc's supply chain for its COVID-19 vaccine played a role in its decision to slash its 2020 production target, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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Pfizer supply chain challenges led to slashing COVID-19 vaccine production target: WSJ - Reuters

Challenges in Pfizer Inc's supply chain for the raw materials used in its COVID-19 vaccine played a role in its decision to slash its 2020 production target, a Pfizer spokeswoman told Reuters.

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California to impose regional stay-at-home order to ease Covid hospitalizations, governor says - CNBC

California will impose a limited stay-at-home order on regions of the state where Covid cases place a strain on ICU units, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

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Salmon have been dying mysteriously on the West Coast for years. Scientists think a chemical in tires may be responsible - CNN

For decades, huge numbers of coho salmon have been turning up dead as they return to spawn in streams along the US West Coast. Now scientists have zeroed in on what they think is the culprit: a toxic chemical antioxidant that's used in tires.

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In His Final Weeks, Trump Could Dole Out Many Pardons To Friends, Allies - NPR

The president could shield his allies from some prosecution. Critics say Trump is trying to help cronies — and maybe himself — escape accountability.

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CDC advisory panel member explains vote against vaccine priority plan - STAT

Helen Keipp Talbot raised serious concerns during an ACIP meeting about using Covid-19 vaccines in residents of long-term care facilities.

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Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh won't say if Lamar Jackson will play vs. Dallas Cowboys - ESPN

Ravens coach John Harbaugh would not say if QB Lamar Jackson, who will complete his 10-day quarantine this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thanksgiving, will play against the Cowboys on Tuesday.

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Gov. Herbert provides Utah COVID-19 update as state sees 3945 new cases, 11 deaths - KSL.com

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 3,945 on Thursday, with 11 more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

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Kentucky religious school defies Covid mandate, court ruling by continuing in-person class - NBC News

A Kentucky religious school has defied state order to close in-person learning amid a rise in Covid-19 cases, despite a recent court order.

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Coronavirus cases in NC skyrocket as hospitalizations continue to rise - WRAL.com

A record 5,637 new coronavirus cases were reported in North Carolina on Thursday, surpassing the previous record by 25 percent.

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OPEC Finally Reaches Deal On 2021 Oil Output Cuts - OilPrice.com

After much debate, the OPEC group has finally reached an agreement on oil production for next year

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Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs center on stock trading and Trump's false claims of rigged elections - CNBC

Georgia voters will shape Biden's policy plans, the odds of tax reform and the balance of progressives and moderates in the Cabinet.

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NBA Star Malik Beasley's Wife Montana Yao Files for Divorce Amid Larsa Pippen Drama - E! NEWS

A source exclusively tells E! News that NBA star Malik Beasley’s wife Montana Yao has filed for divorce less than a week after news broke that he was spotted hand-in-hand with Larsa Pippen.

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Steelers playoff scenarios - Steelers.com

The Steelers could clinch a playoff spot, and even win the AFC North, if everything plays out right in Week 13