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Biden to put $2,000 stimulus payments back in play

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here An economic package passed by Congress in December provided for fresh $600 stimulus payments despite calls from politicians on both sides of the aisle for bigger checks. Congress included payments of $1,200 in its initial stimulus when shutdowns because......

Wearing wires put convicted United Auto Workers official Nick Robinson ‘at risk,’ lawyer says

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Wearing wires in meetings with United Auto Workers leaders put a convicted former union official “at risk,” according to a federal court filing from Edward “Nick” Robinson’s lawyer Wednesday requesting that he serve probation instead of time in jail. Robinson,......

First federal execution of female inmate in almost 70 years put on hold

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Mission, Kansas — A judge has granted a stay of execution to Lisa Montgomery, who was set to be the first female inmate executed by the US federal government in nearly 70 years on Tuesday. Montgomery, 52, has been......

Former Trump official Fiona Hill: ‘President’s actions have put us on the brink of civil war’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Justine Coleman Former Trump National Security Council member Fiona Hill on Monday said that President TrumpDonald TrumpOutgoing Capitol Police chief accuses House, Senate security officials of hindering efforts to call in National Guard: WaPo PGA announces plans to move 2022 championship......

Heinicke, Washington Put Up a Fight in Loss to Bucs

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc4MTI0NTE0NTU3Njk5Njg4/wft-heinicke.jpg Madeline Coleman Ron Rivera handed quarterback Taylor Heinicke the keys in Saturday night’s wild-card bout against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs prevailed, winning 31-23, but Washington didn’t go down without a fight. Washington opted to start Heinicke in place of veteran QB Alex Smith, who is still battling......

Pentagon put significant restrictions on D.C. Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here This story originally appeared in The Washington Post. Washington — The Pentagon placed significant restrictions on the District of Columbia Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests this week, putting the District’s military force in a back-seat role ahead of events......

Trump pressured Pence to engineer a coup, then put the VP in danger, source says

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Pence was joined by his wife Karen Pence, daughter Charlotte and brother, Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, for the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes in Congress Wednesday. Several of the violent Trump supporters who were rampaging the US Capitol......

Sources: Vols put pause on deals amid inquiry

ESPN
Tennessee officials haven’t extended the contracts of assistant football coaches and have paused hiring coaches for vacancies, as the Volunteers continue to investigate whether recruiting violations occurred within the program, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Earlier this week, the university announced it had hired attorneys Mike Glazier and Kyle Skillman......

USMNT’s Dual January Camps Put Emphasis on Olympic Qualifying Group

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc4MDIxOTY2MDM5NDkyMjAw/gregg-berhalter-usmnt-january-camp.jpg Brian Straus To kick off a uniquely busy year, the U.S. men’s national team will conduct a pair of uniquely busy January camps that start Saturday at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. With up to five competitions scheduled over the next 11 months—the Concacaf Nations League, Gold Cup,......

Early Voting Numbers in Georgia Senate Races Put G.O.P. on Edge

New York Times
While that strategy appears to have given Democrats an early edge, it remains to be seen if it will be enough to counter a surge of Republican voters who are probably waiting until election day to turn up at the polls, as has traditionally been the case. “Democrats have shown......

Trump’s tweets and actions put Georgia GOP senators on defense

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Among several false claims about election fraud, President Donald Trump called on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to “resign from office” in a tweet Wednesday morning. “He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG!,” Trump......

Mavs put Clips in record 50-point halftime hole

ESPN
LOS ANGELES — The LA Clippers trailed by a historic 50 points at halftime to the Dallas Mavericks, who set the record for largest halftime lead in NBA history on Sunday. Playing without the injured Kawhi Leonard (mouth laceration) and Marcus Morris (knee), the Clippers couldn’t do much in the......

NFL players Dwayne Haskins, JuJu Smith-Schuster put teams in bad spot

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY JuJu Smith-Schuster walked it back — and not on TikTok. Dwayne Haskins apologized. Guess that’s the spirit of the season. With the slumping Pittsburgh Steelers and survivalist Washington Football Team both heading into Week 16 with the opportunity to claim division titles with......

Student athletes worry the coronavirus pandemic could put their scholarships at risk

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC’s “College Voices 2020” is a series written by CNBC fall interns from universities across the country about coming of age, getting their college education and launching their careers during these extraordinary times. Colette Ngo is a senior at Chapman......

Drew Brees’ touchdown pass to Latavius Murray to put Saints ahead temporarily

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NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees did his best Patrick Mahomes impression (sort of) by escaping the pocket, barely avoiding pressure and floating a short pass to running back Latavius Murray for a 24-yard touchdown pass to give the New Orleans Saints a 15-14 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs early......

A President Who Can’t Put Aside Grudges, Even for Good News

New York Times
It was among the most consequential weeks of President Trump’s tenure: Across the country, health care workers began receiving a lifesaving coronavirus vaccine. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers neared a deal on economic relief aimed at averting a deeper recession. And on Friday, federal regulators authorized a second vaccine. Yet Mr.......

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