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January 17, 2021


N.S.A. Installs Trump Loyalist as Top Lawyer Days Before Biden Takes Office

New York Times
At the Pentagon, Mr. Miller was angry that the agency’s leadership had slow-rolled Mr. Ellis’s installment for months despite his going through the standard hiring process and being selected for the position, a senior U.S. official said. So Mr. Miller ordered the agency to swear Mr. Ellis in, a move......

A new activist takes on Exxon to reverse the oil giant’s underperformance

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fuel prices are displayed at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Company: Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) Business: Engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale......

As Trump Clashes With Big Tech, China’s Censored Internet Takes His Side

New York Times
After Twitter and Facebook kicked President Trump off their platforms, and his supporters began comparing his social media muzzling to Chinese censorship, the president won support from an unexpected source: China. “Legally he’s still the president. This is a coup,” said one comment, which included an expletive, that was liked......

Fox News to Add Another Hour of Right-Wing Talk as Biden Takes Office

New York Times
Rupert Murdoch’s cable news channel said on Monday that it would revamp its daytime lineup starting next week, the week of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration, adding another hour of right-wing opinion as a lead-in to its prime-time stars Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. The changes, beginning Monday, come......

Group Takes Legal Action Over Lack of Abortion Services in Northern Ireland

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Travel restrictions have also exacerbated an already difficult situation, as many women in Northern Ireland have continued to travel to England to have the procedure. But the risk to their own health and the travel restrictions throughout the......

Tracking Biden’s Cabinet picks as the incoming administration takes shape

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — With the inauguration of the nation’s 46th president fast approaching, President-elect Joe Biden has spent the weeks after the election preparing to take the helm of the federal government. In addition to rolling out objectives to combat......

Economy sees job loss in December for the first time since April as surging virus takes toll

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Job creation came to a halt in December as restrictions brought on by surging Covid-19 cases hammered virus-sensitive industries. The Labor Department reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls fell by 140,000. That was below expectations for 50,000 from economists surveyed by......

Dollar downtrend takes breather amid higher yields as jobs report looms

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held on to its biggest gain in more than two months against major peers on Friday as a rise in U.S. yields triggered some unwinding of bearish bets on the currency. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Dollar banknote is seen in this illustration taken May 26,......

CBS News Special Report: Warnock takes lead over Loeffler; Ossoff-Perdue race a toss-up

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS News is characterizing the Georgia Senate runoff between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler as leaning Warnock. The race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Senator David Perdue remains a toss-up. CBS News senior national correspondent......

Maryland takes steps to speed coronavirus vaccine rollout

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nathaniel Weixel Maryland is taking steps to speed up the slow pace of vaccination rollout by adding additional people into the top tiers of its coronavirus vaccine priority groups and ensuring hospitals use every available dose, Gov. Larry Hogan......

Cricket-Jamieson takes five as NZ dismiss Pakistan for 297

WELLINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Paceman Kyle Jamieson took five for 69 as New Zealand overcame some stiff Pakistan resistance to dismiss the tourists for 297 at close of play on the opening day of the second and final test at Christchurch on Sunday. Already 1-0 up in the series......

Red Wings nemesis Rick Vaive takes swipe at ‘Detroit, Murder City’ in autobiography

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Ex-Maple Leaf Rick Vaive said he knew he might stir up a hornet’s nest when he referred to Detroit as “Murder City” in his autobiography, “Catch 22: My Battles in Hockey and Life.”         Source link – Click for......

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