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The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi considers adding GOP voices to Jan. 6 panel

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Friday! TGIF! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver......

Capitol physician considers recommending masks again due to Delta variant

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I thought for a moment that you were all standing on your dots again,” he told masked and unmasked reporters Thursday, gesturing to the circular yellow stickers that still dot the floor of the Senate basement, each six feet apart,......

Why Kaley Cuoco Considers Her Golden Globes Snub the “Best Loss of My Life” – E! Online

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When life hands you lemons, Kaley Cuoco makes a cocktail. The lemons in this scenario? The Flight Attendant star losing at the 2021 Golden Globes. And the cocktail? Kaley’s brand new… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Japan considers ban on all Olympic spectators, weighs extending curbs

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An Olympic rings monument is pictured in the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, April 2, 2021. Picture taken April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Foreign spectators already excluded from delayed Games Organisers to meet Thursday to discuss spectators Virus restrictions, public sentiment......

South Korea considers reimposing restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge

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Commuters wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk on a zebra crossing in Seoul, South Korea, July 5, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji S.Korea reports 1,212 new daily cases Movement restrictions extended in Seoul Officials warn tougher curbs could be reinstated Delta variant being fuelled by young and unvaccinated......

Britain considers vaccine passports to restart international travel

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June 16 (Reuters) – Britain is looking at easing travel restrictions, including allowing those who are double vaccinated against COVID-19 to enjoy a foreign holiday without intrusive red tape, a step that indicates vaccine passports are firmly back on the agenda. Countries in the European Union last week agreed to......

S.Korea considers vaccinating workers at major companies

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South Korea is considering plans to vaccinate workers at key businesses including chip and electronics firms to minimise disruptions to production, the government said on Thursday, amid global efforts to boost supply of scarce computer chips. The labour ministry has sent letters to companies including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS),......

China considers price controls on surging coal market – Bloomberg

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A coal-burning power plant can be seen behind a factory in the city of Baotou, in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray China is considering imposing a cap on the price of thermal coal as it struggles to contain high energy costs ahead of peak demand......

South Carolina judge refuses to block 2 executions as she considers challenge to new death penalty law

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A South Carolina judge on Tuesday refused to block two executions set for later this month as she considers a lawsuit over the state’s new capital punishment law, which effectively forces condemned prisoners to choose to die by either......

Japan considers asking Olympic fans for negative COVID tests, vaccinations – Yomiuri

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Visitors try to take photos in front of the Olympic Rings monument outside the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) headquarters near the National Stadium, the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan May 30,......

Supreme Court considers plea from parents of man killed in St. Louis jail who was shackled facedown

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In court papers, the parents compare elements of the death of their son — who was White — with the murder of George Floyd. The allegation produced an angry response from the city that accused the parents of using......

Samsung unit considers $673 mln solar power plants in Texas -documents

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A unit of Samsung C&T (028260.KS) is considering investing $673 million in building solar power plants in Texas, aiming to start commercial production in December 2023, documents reviewed by Reuters showed. The solar facilities will be located in the Milam county, Texas, the documents showed. The county is less than......

White House considers broad range of migration plans ahead of Harris visit to Central America

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The State Department, in coordination with other federal agencies, is weighing a list of priorities to address irregular migration ahead of Harris’ expected visit to Guatemala. Those priorities include legislative reform designed to improve conditions in the country, bolstering......

‘Britcoin’ not bitcoin? UK considers new digital currency

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British finance minister Rishi Sunak told the Bank of England on Monday to look at the case for a new “Britcoin”, or central bank-backed digital currency, aimed at tackling some of the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. A BoE-backed digital version of sterling would potentially allow businesses and......

House panel considers reparations bill that Conyers championed

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to consider legislation Wednesday to study reparations for Black Americans that a former Detroit congressman reintroduced in Congress for 30 years. It would be the first time since the late U.S. Rep. John Conyers......

ByteDance considers listing Douyin in New York or Hong Kong: sources

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By Yingzhi Yang, Julie Zhu BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – ByteDance is in talks about a possible offshore listing of its short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, in New York or Hong Kong, two people familiar with the matter said. A man stands near a giant sign of......

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