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Monthly Archives: December 2020

An interactive CDC map shows how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in your state — and how far the US lags behind its goal

[Business Insider, AP] The CDC unveiled an interactive vaccine-tracking map on Thursday.The map shows how many vaccine doses each state has been allocated and how many shots each has administered so far.The totals tell a grim story: The US fell far short of its goal to vaccinate 20 million people […]

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Canadians still holding on to old $1 or $2 bills have until midnight to spend them

[The Canadian Press, Post Media] Some bank notes made between 1935 and 1986 will lose the government’s legal tender status Spend ‘em while they’re still worth something. Canadians still holding on to old paper money have until midnight tonight to spend it, as stores will stop accepting certain denominations after […]

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Trump was briefed that China sought to pay non-state actors to attack US forces in Afghanistan

(CNN) United States President Donald Trump received unconfirmed information earlier this month that China sought to pay non-state actors to attack American forces in Afghanistan, a senior administration official told CNN. The intelligence, which will be declassified by the Trump administration, was provided to the President in his daily brief on December […]

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Ticketmaster to pay $10 million in fines after admitting to illegally accessing competitor’s computers

[CNN] Ticketmaster entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York and will pay $10 million in fines to resolve charges that it accessed the computer systems of a competitor without authorization. “Ticketmaster employees repeatedly — and illegally — accessed a competitor’s computers without authorization using stolen […]

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West Point cheating scandal involved mostly athletes, including football players on Liberty Bowl team

[USA TODAY] WASHINGTON – The majority of the cadets involved in the worst academic cheating scandal at West Point in 45 years are athletes, including 24 members of the football team that is scheduled to play in a bowl game on Thursday, according to West Point officials. In all, 55 of the […]

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CDC says new Covid strain in U.S. could further stress ‘already heavily burdened’ hospitals

[CNBC] CDC officials said Wednesday that the new strain of Covid-19 that was discovered in the U.K. could further stress hospitals that are already overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.The CDC’s Dr. Henry Walke said the new variant appears to spread “more easily and quickly than other strains,” but it does not […]

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Nurse suspended after stripping off PPE to have sex with COVID-19 patient

[New York Post] A male nurse in Indonesia has been suspended after admitting that he stripped off his personal protective equipment to have sex in a toilet with a man infected with COVID-19, according to reports. “It is true that there has been a suspected incident of a same-sex relationship […]

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$600 stimulus payments will start going out Tuesday night, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says

[CNBC, REUTERS] The Trump administration will begin sending stimulus payments of up to $600 to millions of Americans as early as Tuesday evening.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the government would begin the process of mailing out paper checks on Wednesday for individuals without government-registered bank accounts.The deposits start as some […]

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U.S. confirms first case of the new Covid strain discovered in UK

[CNBC] Colorado health officials identified the first Covid-19 case caused by a contagious UK variant.The new strain could be as much as 70% more transmissible.The individual is a male in his 20s who is currently in isolation in Elbert County, Colorado.U.S. coronavirus vaccine czar, Moncef Slaoui, said earlier in December that the […]

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