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Britain's 'major crisis' is good and bad news for travelers

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:50
When the UK Prime Minister addressed the nation on December 20, the news was bad enough: Christmas was canceled.
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2020 lightning and tornado numbers were down -- but not tornado fatalities

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:08
There was some good news to come out of 2020: fewer tornadoes and fewer lightning strikes across the United States. But sadly, fewer tornadoes did not mean fewer fatalities -- a stark reminder that the timing and location of such storms can be critical.
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An audiobooks app will tell unheard African stories

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:05
African countries have a longstanding tradition of oral storytelling, used to entertain and educate younger generations about culture and history. Now, tech entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse, known for establishing SOFTtribe, Ghana's largest software company, wants to to keep this tradition alive through a new audiobooks app.
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Dustin Higgs: Final execution of Trump presidency is carried out

BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:03
The execution of Dustin Higgs, 48, is the 13th federal death sentence carried out since July.
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States look for more Covid-19 vaccine doses as the nation's death toll nears 400,000

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:01
States are racing to get Covid-19 vaccine supplies and distribution in order as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Friday of more contagious variants of coronavirus potentially exacerbating the spread.
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University of Maryland reaches $3.5 million settlement with football player Jordan McNair's family

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 08:51
The University of Maryland has reached a $3.5 million settlement with the family of Jordan McNair, the offensive lineman who died after suffering heatstroke during a team workout in 2018.
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Aerial photos capture 'tree of life' structures in Norfolk and Suffolk

BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 08:23
Mike Page says his images of the spectacular patterns capture a moment in time.
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If you're trying to make sense of the Capitol riot, read these books

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 08:01
On January 6, the world watched as the US Capitol was attacked by pro-Trump rioters. Since then, each day has been filled with revelations about how it was plotted and carried out. Many are still trying to process the initial shock.
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Dustin Higgs executed less than a week before Inauguration Day

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:59
• Federal government executes Corey Johnson following prolonged legal fight
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Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world's biggest drive

BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:39
Health and frontline workers are first in line for jabs at vaccination centres across the country.
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How to serve on MLK Day while isolating at home

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:29
Caught between colliding pressures of a pandemic, political unrest and outcries for social justice, this Martin Luther King Day of Service is unlike any other. But despite the limitations of the season, this federal holiday doesn't have to be any less impactful. Now more than ever, MLK Day of Service is enabling everyday people to roll up their sleeves and help their communities -- even while stuck at home. Here's how:
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Australia remain on top of decisive Test with India

BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:27
Australia hold the advantage after a rain-shortened second day of the decisive fourth Test against India in Brisbane.
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Analysis: Why you won't find Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson on British TV

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:21
The insurrection at the US Capitol has sparked a political firestorm and unnerved millions of Americans. It has also unleashed a wave of criticism over the role played by pro-Trump media outlets such as Fox News, which fed lies and conspiracy theories about the election to angry supporters of the president for weeks.
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Covid-19: Travel industry crisis and Pfizer vaccine delay

BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:11
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Saturday.
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Ralph Lauren drops Thomas over use of homophobic slur

BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:05
Clothing brand Ralph Lauren ends its sponsorship of world number three Justin Thomas, saying it was "disheartened" by his use of a homophobic slur.
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Aftershocks rattle quake-hit Indonesian island as search for survivors continues

CNN - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 06:42
Rescue workers on Indonesia's Sulawesi island continued the grim search for survivors trapped in rubble on Saturday, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake flattened buildings -- including a hospital -- and left at least 42 people dead.
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British and Irish Lions tour: Can Maro Itoje captain tour of South Africa?

BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 06:18
Maro Itoje has never captained his country. He doesn't lead his club. So why do his team-mates think he could rugby's biggest job?
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Covid: 'Urgent' aviation support plea over travel curbs

BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 05:49
Air industry bodies call for more government support ahead of the UK travel corridor closure on Monday.
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