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March 4, 2021

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Hearing for Hong Kong democracy activists resumes after marathon session

Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) – The proceedings for 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion resume on Tuesday, following a marathon hearing that extended well past midnight before it was adjourned after one of the defendants fainted. Lawyers for the defendants are challenging a prosecution bid to......

GameStop soars in volatile trading session

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: GameStop logo is seen near displayed stock graph in this illustration taken February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (Reuters) – Shares in video game retailer GameStop were up 21.2% as volume spiked late in Monday’s session putting pressure on short sellers to cover their bets as investors discussed the......

Special session ends with Tennessee Legislature approving pandemic learning loss, literacy bills

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Tennessee General Assembly approved a package of bills over Thursday and Friday that establish a framework for students to make up COVID-19-related learning loss, address the state’s low literacy rates and ensure teachers and school districts are not......

Joe Biden’s presidential term will be one long PC struggle session

NYPost
Heather Mac Donald It’s an odd way to seek national unity: call a significant portion of the American public white supremacists, racists and nativists. Welcome to the Joe Biden presidency. The new president’s inaugural speech is predictably being hailed for its “unifying” message. And just as predictably, his invocations of......

Stock futures flat after markets hit records in previous session, Biden takes office

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive insights and analysis, and live business day programming from around the world. U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading on Wednesday after the major averages hit record highs on inauguration day. Dow futures......

Colorado lawmakers conclude expedited first week of 2021 regular session

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Colorado lawmakers concluded their expedited first week of the 2021 regular session on Friday, passing bills addressing remote meeting attendance and clarifying some federal CARES Act relief funding. The legislature is set to return in mid-February, citing COVID-19 safety......

Colorado General Assembly convenes for quick three-day session before adjournment

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Colorado General Assembly began the 2021 legislative session on Wednesday, swearing in new members, taking care of administrative duties, and approving temporary rules. The legislature will meet through Friday then adjourn until mid-February, citing safety concerns about the......

Illinois session could include police reforms, criminal justice reforms and cannabis legislation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Illinois lawmakers could consider a variety of issues when the Illinois Legislature convenes for the final days of the 101st General Assembly starting Friday afternoon. One of the major issues expected to be tackled during the lame-duck session could......

Watch Live: Trump rallies supporters ahead of joint session of Congress to count electoral votes

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Trump addresses supporters Wednesday at a rally near the White House as Congress prepares to convene in a joint session to count the electoral votes, the final step before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated January 20. After repeated failed......

Georgia runoff timing means Perdue won’t be in Congress for joint session on Electoral College

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sydney Butler, chief of staff to the secretary of the Senate — who oversees the chamber’s operations and procedures — confirmed to CNN that Perdue’s term will officially expire at the end of the current Congress on January 3,......

Sensex, Nifty adrift in volatile session, Reliance top drag

Reuters
BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian shares swung between gains and losses on Tuesday as investors parsed through news of a new fast-spreading strain of the coronavirus in Britain that could slow global economic recovery. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, March 6,......

Incoming lawmakers stress coronavirus relief, economy as first priority of new session

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lillian Bautista COVID-19 relief and getting the economy back on track must be top priorities in the next legislative session, incoming lawmakers from both parties said Thursday. Congress early in the pandemic passed a large relief bill and a......

House approves bills to curb governor’s powers in late night ‘lame duck’ session

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The GOP-led Michigan House adopted several pieces of legislation to curb Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers in an hours-long session that started Thursday morning and ended after midnight Friday.  Some of the legislation appears fated for the governor’s veto pen,......

LIVE: Marlins’ Don Mattingly media session

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MLB – For more and to sign up click here Marlins manager Don Mattingly is meeting virtually with the media to discuss his team’s progress during the offseason and its outlook for 2021. The session can be seen live on MLB.com and Marlins.com. Managers throughout MLB are holding media sessions......

European shares up for fourth session on stimulus optimism

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Staff/File Photo (Reuters) – European shares remained at 10-month highs on Thursday, as hopes of more stimulus in the United States and potential COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in Europe strengthened......

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