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Ohioans Bought a Ton of Guns in Turbulent 2020, FBI Data Shows

ClevelandScene
In the United States, we’ve hoarded a lot of surprising things over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in the beginning. Toilet paper. Beef. Puzzles. And here in Ohio, we apparently bought up all the guns. According to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), 976,751 firearm......

Tokyo 2020 organisers warn against big gatherings during torch relay

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen in front of the giant Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, January 22, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – The Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee said on Thursday they are asking spectators for the upcoming torch relay to......

Missouri roads less-traveled but more lethal in 2020

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here More people died on the state’s roadways in 2020 than any year since 2007, including a record number of pedestrians, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). MoDOT said 989 people died in......

Sony National & Regional Photography Awards Announces Its Winners And They’re Pretty Impressive

IA
Established in 2007, the World Photography Organisation set out to raise awareness and level of conversation around photography worldwide. Each year, they provide a platform to Sony, which celebrates photographers’ works in over 50 countries and awards the Sony National & Regional prize. So far, the program has rewarded more......

Less joy, more guilt: Japan coronavirus doctor torn over Olympic torch relay

Reuters
TSURUGA, Japan (Reuters) – It was Manabu Yoneshima’s dream to cap his medical career by running in the Tokyo Olympics torch relay, a festive occasion he had been training for during nights and weekends. Manabu Yoneshima, manager of Municipal Tsuruga Hospital and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games torch relay runner, walks......

Pennsylvania public officials worry 2020 deadliest year on record for fatal drug overdoses

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Drug overdose deaths in 2020 may eclipse Pennsylvania’s peak recorded just three years prior, public officials said. Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith made the admission during a meeting with the Center for Rural Pennsylvania that......

Tokyo 2020 President Mori to resign over sexist comments – media

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Yoshiro Mori, is set to step down over sexist remarks, media reported on Thursday, a resignation likely to raise new doubts over the viability of holding the Games later this year. FILE PHOTO: Yoshiro Mori, President of the......

Piers Morgan rips Sarah Palin on election claims: ‘People like you’ are the GOP’s problem

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas “Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan went after former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in a Tuesday interview after she refused to back down from unfounded claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.  “I say this with......

Are the Tokyo Olympics really going to happen?

ESPN
Last March, the Tokyo Olympics were postponed and since then, the speculation has been endless. In January, there was a rumor that the International Olympic Committee would be canceling the Games outright. Earlier that month, two surveys revealed that more than 80% of the Japanese citizens surveyed believed the Games......

Japan’s Osaka calls Mori’s remarks ‘ignorant’, mum on calls for resignation

Reuters
(Reuters) – Japan’s three-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka on Saturday said that sexist comments by the head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee were “ignorant” but she refrained from calling on Yoshiro Mori to resign. Tennis – Yarra Valley Classic – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2021 Japan’s......

Tokyo governor says Olympics facing ‘major issue’ after Mori’s sexist remarks

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday the Olympic Games were facing a “major issue” after the head of the organising committee made sexist remarks and as criticism of his comments showed no sign of abating. Yoshiro Mori, 83, set off a firestorm on social media both......

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers vs. Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes: NFL MVP case for and against each

ESPN
6:32 AM ET Rob Demovsky Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Adam Teicher Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in......

Cat Brought Stray Kitten Home And The Family Adopted Him, And Now They’re Inseparable

IA
Up until the summer of 2020, Klarieke, the owner of 3 cats, thought that 3 cats would be just enough. After all, with 3 cats, there’s plenty of fluff to go around in the farm house. One of them, Stavros, had been rescued just about a year ago back then.......

Ousted Fox News editor: Reaction to Trump’s loss a result of ‘informational malnourishment’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Justine Coleman A former political editor for Fox News who was fired last week said the public reaction to former President TrumpDonald TrumpFBI says California extremist may have targeted Newsom House Democrat touts resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from......

Olympics: U.S. Senator Romney says ‘Hold the Games’, limit spectators

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney has thrown his support behind the Tokyo Olympics this summer, saying the Games should be held with a limit on spectators at venues and would serve as an inspiration for the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Games set to open in......

Guide to Buccaneers-Packers, Bills-Chiefs: Picks, bold predictions and more

ESPN
6:55 AM ET ESPN staff The conference championship games of the NFL playoffs have arrived, with both kicking off on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the top-seed Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, and then the No. 2-seeded Buffalo Bills will play the No. 1......

Tokyo Olympic organizers say fully focused on hosting Games this summer

Reuters
FILE PHOTO – A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Picture TOKYO (Reuters) – Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics said all event partners, including the Japanese government......

Buccaneers cash in on INT before Saints strike back behind Jameis Winston trick play

ESPN
7:47 PM ET Jenna Laine Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 Mike Triplett Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Pro Bowl cornerback......

6 conspiracy theories about the 2020 election – debunked

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch the new CBSN documentary, “Hindsight is 2020: An Unprecedented Election,” in the video player above. It premieres on CBSN Sunday, January 17, at 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. On the day Congress officially counted the......

NFL playoffs divisional-round guide: Picks, bold predictions and more for every game

ESPN
7:15 AM ET ESPN staff This weekend’s divisional round of the NFL playoffs is stacked with four more great matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score picks. Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to......

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