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April 13, 2021

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A former Pentagon official is chosen to run the National Counterterrorism Center.

New York Times
President Biden plans to nominate a former Pentagon official as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, he announced on Monday, giving her the task of adapting the agency to a world in which domestic threats loom as large as foreign ones. Mr. Biden’s selection, Christine S. Abizaid, served as......

Qatar National Bank’s Q1 net profit falls 7% as provisions climb

Reuters
DUBAI, April 11 (Reuters) – Qatar National Bank (QNB) , the biggest lender in the Gulf, said on Sunday its first quarter net profit fell by 7% from a year earlier to 3.3 billion riyals ($906 million) as it booked 1.4 billion riyals in “precautionary” loan loss provisions. The bank’s......

‘Beyond belief’ – Blackmore on National triumph

BBC
Blackmore was the first woman to be leading jockey at last month’s Cheltenham Festival Like countless young pony riders, Rachael Blackmore watched the film National Velvet starring Elizabeth Taylor and dreamed of one day winning the Grand National. On 10 April 2021 she made fantasy a reality. The first female......

Happy National Siblings Day 2021! Here Are Celebrities With Siblings You May Have Forgotten – E! Online

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It’s National Siblings Day 2021! When it comes to stars’ siblings, sure, you probably know many of them, such as Chris Hemsworth and his little bro Liam Hemsworth, and thanks to… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Blackmore makes history with Grand National win

ESPN
Rachael Blackmore made Grand National history by becoming the first female jockey to win the race as she steered Minella Times across the finishing line at Aintee on Saturday. The Irishwoman, who became the first female leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival last month, timed her finish to perfection as......

Georgia Gov. Kemp cheers Augusta National for ‘not getting involved in politics’

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp praised the Augusta National Golf Club for not caving to the political pressures that have befallen the state recently. “I personally applaud the Masters for not getting involved in politics,” Kemp told CNBC’s Seema Mody in......

‘I just came out of the ring with Evander Holyfield’: The day Augusta National and the Masters fought back

ESPN
AUGUSTA, Ga. — This is the Augusta National that leaves you breathing fire rather than soaking in its beauty, spewing expletives rather than hosannas, walking off bewildered. Other than Justin Rose, who somehow shot 7-under-par 65 after not playing for more than a month, most of those who traversed the......

National Guard urges U.S. to follow health measures as military races to vaccinate population

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan Korta, medical technician with Joint Task Force Steelhead’s mobile vaccination team, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an Orcas Island resident, March 2, 2021, Orcas Island, Washington. Senior Airman Mckenzie Airhart | U.S. Air National......

U.S. blacklists seven Chinese supercomputing entities citing national security concerns

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. Tingshue Wang | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department on Thursday added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist citing......

Biden says gun violence in U.S. is an epidemic, unveils executive actions and calls for national red flag law

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 8, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a series of executive......

Calls Mount for Biden to Track US Health Care Worker Deaths from Covid

KHN
Ed Pilkington, The Guardian This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be republished for free. Calls are mounting for the Biden administration to set up a national tracking system of covid-19 deaths among front-line health care workers to honor the thousands of nurses, doctors and support staffers who......

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