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President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday that he had asked Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier in the day to stay on in his role and to be a chief medical adviser in Biden's incoming administration....

December 04, 2020   CNN

Biden said he asked Fauci to stay on and be a chief medical adviser in his administration -

The White House liaison to the Justice Department has been barred from entering the building after she attempted to access sensitive information about possible election fraud, CNN has learned....

December 04, 2020   CNN

The White House liaison to the Justice Department was banned from the building -

Congress faces increasing pressure to approve relief amid a deteriorating economy....

December 04, 2020   The Washington Post

Momentum builds for bipartisan $908 billion stimulus package as more GOP senators express support -

How do you get undefeated No. 13 BYU on the field against fellow unbeaten No. 18 Coastal Carolina? You send two men and a giant equipment truck on a 40-hour, 2,200-mile journey....

December 04, 2020   Sports Illustrated

Two Men and a Truck: The Last-Minute, 2,200-Mile Journey to Get BYU on the Field at Coastal Carolina -

The clemency would be unprecedented, and some Republicans are expressing initial hesitation. But they’re not telling Trump to stop....

December 04, 2020   Politico

Trump mulls preemptive pardons for up to 20 allies, even as Republicans balk -

The Justice Department on Thursday sued Facebook over allegations that it discriminated against Americans in the way it hired temporary foreign workers for thousands of well-paid positions....

December 04, 2020   The Washington Post

DOJ sues Facebook, alleging it improperly hired foreign workers and discriminated against Americans -
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The delivery giant has been overwhelmed with packages due to a pandemic-fueled shift to online shopping....

December 04, 2020   Slate Magazine

UPS Temporarily Stops Picking Up Orders From Six Retailers to Cope With Holiday Surge -

The Slack deal will give Salesforce enterprise software provider the visibility it needs to grow into a $500 billion company, the "Mad Money" host said....

December 04, 2020   CNBC

Salesforce could more than double its valuation after $27.7 billion deal for Slack, Jim Cramer says -

The company, Aevum, has been awarded more than $1 billion in government contracts....

December 04, 2020   The Hill

The world's biggest drone debuts, and it weighs nearly 28 tons | TheHill -

"We're ready and anxious to get started" distributing a Covid vaccine, Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen told CNBC....

December 04, 2020   CNBC

Kroger is prepared to begin Covid vaccinations at its pharmacies, CEO says -

No line of work is immune to “bad apples” like the five current or former MTA employees charged with bilking the agency out of thousands of dollars in overtime pay, Gov. Andrew Cuomo in…...

December 04, 2020   New York Post

Gov. Cuomo blames 'bad apples' for MTA overtime scandal -

Timnit Gebru, a star researcher who has criticized the company’s lack of diversity, emailed co-workers that she felt “constantly dehumanized." Her managers, she said, abruptly fired her shortly after....

December 04, 2020   The Washington Post

Google’s star AI ethics researcher, one of a few Black women in the field, says she was fired for a critical email -
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The Queen's loyal companion Vulcan, a dachshund-corgi cross, died a few weeks ago at Windsor, according to sources. It is not known how old the Dorgi was, or what he died of....

December 04, 2020   Daily Mail

The Queen is left with just one pet dog as Vulcan the Dorgi dies -

A theory about why....

December 04, 2020   The Cut

Chanel Had a Show Just for Kristen Stewart -

Rescuers are working hard to save 8 giraffes who got stranded on an island in Kenya....

December 04, 2020   TMZ

Giraffes Stranded on Island Saved by Floating Rescue Mission -

A high profile lawyer, and husband of a "Real Housewife," is being sued for embezzling money from Lion Air 737 MAX crash victims....

December 04, 2020   One Mile at a Time

Lawyer Embezzled Money From 737 MAX Victims -

“Ultimately I was like, I can’t give up this opportunity. It means too much.”...

December 04, 2020   Buzzfeed

Listen: Mindy Kaling Says Her Vogue India Cover Is A Childhood Dream Come True, But She Almost Didn't Do It -

America Ferrera departed the series earlier this year....

December 04, 2020   Vulture

Superstore Is Closing After 6 Seasons -
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Health

The health department reported an increase of 1,028 cases since Wednesday, bringing the total in Allegheny County to 30,543 confirmed or probable cases since March....

December 04, 2020   WTAE Pittsburgh

'It pains me to report these numbers': Allegheny County reports highest single day increase in COVID-19 cases -

What is important is for people to continue to practice COVID-19 safety guidelines, such as staying home as much as possible and when out wearing masks and social distancing, in addition to frequent … [+1372 chars]...

December 04, 2020   Dayton Daily News

Montgomery County remains purple, state’s highest coronavirus alert level -

Francesca McCall, a mother of nine, said she's taken in Zariah 17, De Alvion, 15, Angel, 13, Trinity, 6, Serenity, 5, after 34-year-old Chantale McCall died on Sept. 16....

December 04, 2020   GMA

Woman raising 12 children after sister dies from COVID-19 complications -

Since the virus is deemed a direct threat, employers have the ability to implement health checks in the workplace that would not normally be allowed under federal law in pre-pandemic times....

December 04, 2020   Fox Business

Can your employer require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine to go to work? -

Forty-seven people with infections were newly admitted to hospitals last week, nearly double the number reported the week before....

December 04, 2020   Anchorage Daily News

Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 8 deaths and record 760 new cases reported Thursday -

A record 5,637 new coronavirus cases were reported in North Carolina on Thursday, surpassing the previous record by 25 percent....

December 04, 2020   WRAL.com

Coronavirus cases in NC skyrocket as hospitalizations continue to rise -
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Science

Astronomers were hit today (Dec. 3) with a huge wave of data from the European Space Agency's Gaia space observatory . Those researchers can now explore the best-yet map of the Milky Way , with de… [+5993 chars]...

December 04, 2020   Space.com

A 'tsunami' for astrophysics: New Gaia data reveals the best map of our galaxy yet -

The artificial intelligence system AlphaFold can help us understand diseases like Parkinson’s and discover new drugs, including for future pandemics....

December 04, 2020   Vox

AI lab DeepMind cracked the protein folding problem, changing biology -

NASA has selected four companies to collect space resources and transfer ownership to the agency: Lunar Outpost of Golden, Colorado; Masten Space Systems of Mojave, California; ispace Europe of Luxembourg; and ispace Japan of Tokyo. Overall, the new NASA cont…...

December 04, 2020   NASA

Be sure to look up at the skies on December 21....

December 03, 2020   GOOD Magazine

For the first time in 800 years, Saturn and Jupiter will align to make a 'Christmas star' -

Thanks to their name and recent spread, Murder Hornets have given a panic factor across the U.S. Here's who they really threaten....

December 03, 2020   IGN

How Experts Hunted Down Murder Hornets and Destroyed Their Nest -
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Sports

Syracuse is playing Niagara tonight in the Carrier Dome....

December 04, 2020   syracuse.com

Syracuse men’s basketball reports a positive Covid-19 test in its program; will impact Niagara game -

Dan Le Batard is leaving ESPN in January. Mike Greenberg is taking his old radio slot. And that's the most Norby Williamson move imaginable....

December 04, 2020   Awful Announcing

Dan Le Batard is leaving ESPN in January -

Suspended receiver Josh Gordon will be eligible to return to the Seahawks for their final two games of the regular season....

December 04, 2020   Seahawks.com

Seahawks WR Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated By NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell -

The season could start as soon as Dec. 21 and as late as Jan. 18, depending on when state officials will allow youth sports to resume....

December 04, 2020   Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota prep winter sports target three start dates amid COVID-19 concerns -

Will Giannis Antetokounmpo agree to a five-year supmermax extension to remain in Milwaukee? Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and teammate Khris Middleton might not have the answers but they've let their intentions be known....

December 04, 2020   ESPN

Giannis Antetokounmpo's future on minds of Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton, coach Mike Budenholzer -
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Technology

VTuber Mori Calliope started trending in early December after a livestream where she begs Japanese developer Atlus to grant her permission to livestream Persona 3, an old PS2 JRPG. Japanese copyright law apparently prevents the popular VTuber from playing a 1…...

December 04, 2020   Polygon

Vtuber Mori Calliope’s Persona 3 campaign has everyone begging Atlus -

BioWare veterans Casey Hudson (GM of BioWare) and Mark Darrah (Dragon Age executive producer) announced Thursday that they’re retiring from BioWare. Laura Miele, chief studios officer at publisher Electronic Arts, provided updates on new roles....

December 04, 2020   Polygon

Mass Effect and Dragon Age leads Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah quit BioWare -

Because I foolishly chose to use Amazon Music with my Alexa smart speaker (because it’s cheaper, and certainly not because it is better), I can only look on in envy as my friends share their their annual “Spotify Wrapped” recaps, which offer a whole bunch of …...

December 04, 2020   Lifehacker.com

Use Your Friends' Spotify Wrapped Lists for Your Own Selfish Purposes -

Developers can now apply for Apple’s reduced 15 percent cut for App Store sales as part of its new small business program. The open enrollment starts today and developers have until December 18th to submit to qualify for the new rate starting January 1st, 202…...

December 04, 2020   The Verge

Developers can now sign up for Apple’s reduced 15 percent App Store cut -

The feature lets you type to Alexa on your iPhone, instead of speaking to it, if you want to ask questions, order stuff, call people and more....

December 04, 2020   CNBC

Now you can text Amazon Alexa from your iPhone to check the weather, buy stuff and more — here's how -
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