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Ethiopia’s Leader Escalates Push Into Tigray, Raising Fears of Civilian Deaths

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NAIROBI, Kenya — Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia said on Thursday that he had ordered a final military offensive into the capital of the northern region of Tigray, a major escalation of a weekslong conflict that rights......

In the first distribution push, 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine will be shipped across the U.S.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Around mid-December, 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will be shipped out across the United States in an initial push after it receives an expected emergency authorization, officials leading Operation Warp Speed, the administration’s push to fast-track......

Biden’s pick for foreign policy head affirms a push to get allies on board with U.S. policy on China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken chairs the Strategic Track Plenary Session during the seventh U.S. China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the U.S. State Department in Washington DC, June 24, 2015. Chris Kleponis | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — As......

General Motors embraces environmental and safety push with Biden administration in sight

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Experts say the decisions appear to be an effort to clear the slate for the automaker as it prepares for a new administration         Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

China’s antitrust push won’t bring an ‘explosion of cases’ against online platforms, professor says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, attends opening ceremony of the 3rd All-China Young Entrepreneurs Summit on September 25, 2020 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of China. Lyu Ming | China News Service via Getty Images SINGAPORE — China’s latest antitrust......

Former Chewy CEO tries to push GameStop to become the Amazon of the video-game industry

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Game Stop store in New York City. Michael Brochstein | LightRocket | Getty Images The shift away from brick-and-mortar retailers in favor of online shopping has hurt GameStop over the past decade, pushing the company’s stock down nearly 40% in......

A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary

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WASHINGTON — A coalition of Democrats, Native Americans and liberal activists is urging President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to nominate one of Congress’s first Native American women to head the Interior Department, putting an American Indian in control of vast swathes of the continent and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC – Dems push McConnell on COVID-19 relief; Grassley contracts COVID-19

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver                  Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on......

Sources: Celtics, Hayward push deadline to Thu.

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The Boston Celtics and forward Gordon Hayward have agreed to push the deadline for his $34 million player option for the 2020-21 season back from its original deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. Thursday, league sources told ESPN. By extending the deadline for another two days, both sides......

Shares of GoodRx plunge after Amazon announces push into pharmacy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here GoodRx signage on the outside of the Nasdaq on the day of its IPO, September 23, 2020. Source: GoodRx Shares of GoodRx, a company that finds users prescription drugs at a discount, plunged more than 20% in premarket trading Tuesday after......

Airbnb says Google’s competing travel sites push its listings down in search results

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brian Chesky, chief executive officer and co-founder of Airbnb Inc., speaks during an Economic Club of New York luncheon at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, March 13, 2017. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg |......

Trump Administration, in Late Push, Moves to Sell Oil Rights in Arctic Refuge

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In a last-minute push to achieve its long-sought goal of allowing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Trump administration on Monday announced that it would begin the formal process of selling leases to oil companies. That sets up a potential sale of leases......

Federal Prosecutors Push Back on Barr Memo on Voter Fraud Claims

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WASHINGTON — Career Justice Department prosecutors pushed back this week against a memo by Attorney General William P. Barr that opened the door to politically charged election fraud investigations, saying in a pair of messages that Mr. Barr thrust the department into politics and falsely overstated the threat of voter......

Trump administration renews push to confirm Wolf amid concerns over legitimacy and agency purge

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In the past week, Homeland Security officials spoke to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office about bringing the nomination to a floor vote in the coming weeks — a move seemingly acknowledging both a forthcoming change in administrations and......

Post-election, extremists use fringe social networks to push fraud claims, violence

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Many of these forums — including Telegram channels dedicated to militias and the Proud Boys, a far-right hate group — had already garnered a significant number of new members over the last 18 months as Facebook, Twitter and Google banned......

Uniqlo revives Jil Sander tie-up in post-pandemic, upmarket push

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Baggy pants and oversized t-shirts helped spare Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo from the steep coronavirus-led fall in sales that hit rival fashion chains such as H&M and Zara. Clothes of the collaborative label +J from Uniqlo’s new tie-up with German designer Jil Sander, are displayed at the......

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