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Restaurants demand to reopen statewide as some Illinois regions may see relaxed COVID restrictions

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here COVID-19 restrictions in regions of Illinois that meet certain metrics the Pritzker administration laid out may be able to relax mitigations. A restaurant association wants things opened statewide. Earlier this week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said if a region of......

COVID-19 deaths create work overload for funeral homes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Funeral directors say they’ve been inundated with extra work, forcing their staff to work longer hours than usual. The rise in demand has been particularly tough on family-owned funeral homes in small or rural communities. Source link To Return......

Tamir Rice Family to Protest Downtown Friday, Demand Accountability in Dropped Federal Investigation

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click to enlarge The family of Tamir Rice, their legal team, and their community of supporters will rally for justice Friday afternoon in downtown Cleveland. After the Department of Justice announced in December that it was officially closing its five-year inquiry into the tragic case without pursuing charges against Cleveland......

New York says Covid vaccine appointments are booked 14 weeks out as expanded eligibility spurs demand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Essential workers and people over 75 years old age got vaccinated in New York City, United States on January 10, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The New York State Department of Health says appointments to get......

Mortgage refinance demand spikes 20% as borrowers fear missing out on record-low rates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A for sale sign sits outside a house in Miami Beach. Carlos Barria | Reuters After setting more than a dozen record lows last year, mortgage rates began 2021 on an upward climb, and that lit a fire under borrowers,......

Senate Democrats demand Trump fix ‘failed’ Covid vaccine rollout

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A CVS pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior living community in Anaheim, CA on Friday, January 8, 2021. Paul Bersebach | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images Senate Democrats......

Beaumont triples server capacity after vaccine demand crashes system

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Beaumont Health has tripled its server capacity over the weekend after its website crashed Friday due to heavy demand for COVID-19 vaccines. The health system will continue working on the system and plans to expand capacity even more, said......

India coronavirus: Can its vaccine makers meet demand?

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By Reality Check teamBBC News image copyrightGetty Images India produces 60% of the world’s vaccines, but it’s also one of the countries with the largest number of coronavirus cases globally, second only to the US. It must not only provide for its own vaccine needs, but also meet its commitments......

New lockdowns in Europe delay fuel demand recovery

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LONDON (Reuters) – Severe mobility restrictions across Europe to‮‮ ‬‬contain a new surge in COVID-19 cases‮‮ ‬‬weighed on fuel sales, weakening the prospect of energy demand recovery in the first half of 2021. FILE PHOTO: A notice telling people to stay 2 metres apart is seen at a petrol station,......

Capitol Attack Leads Democrats to Demand That Trump Leave Office

New York Times
The vice president, who for four years had remained loyal to Mr. Trump to the point of obsequiousness, was angry in return at the president’s public lashing. Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, told The Tulsa World that Mr. Pence privately expressed a sense of betrayal by Mr. Trump......

Biden condemns riots at Capitol, calls on Trump to demand end to siege

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. President-elect Joe Biden offered a scathing rebuke of the hundreds of pro-Trump rioters who continued to storm the U.S. Capitol Complex and disrupted the official declaration of the 2020 election results......

Early Biden Climate Test: Groups Demand Tougher Rules on Building

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has promised to help communities prepare for the effects of climate change. A new demand for tougher building standards could test that commitment. On Wednesday, two influential organizations that advocate for stronger measures to withstand natural disasters, the Natural Resources Defense Council and......

Mortgage demand from homebuyers pulled back sharply, even as rates ended 2020 near record low

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An ‘Open House’ sign is displayed in the front yard of a home for sale in Columbus, Ohio. Ty Wright | Bloomberg | Getty Images The stunning surge in home buying, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, may finally be easing up. Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, but......

Suarez, Godin demand FA overturn Cavani ban

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10:28 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Prominent Uruguay internationals Diego Godin and Luis Suarez have joined forces to condemn the FA ban handed to Edinson Cavani while also branding the England’s governing body “ignorant” and “racist.” A statement issued by the Uruguayan Football Players’ Association on Monday — posted by both......

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