Category: Global

Junior MasterChef Australia: Phenix And Salvo Leave In Double Elimination Episode

‘Junior MasterChef Australia’ farewelled another two contestants on Tuesday night during its second elimination episode. Phenix and Salvo bid goodbye to the cooking show after an initial doughnut challenge followed by another round that involved cooking their dream dish. It’s…

The history of oath ceremonies and why they matter when taking office

The confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett have drawn much notice for her religious worldview. Barrett’s alleged commitment to a small Christian religious group, People of Praise, has raised concerns. This covenant is a formal pledge to remain a member…
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Biden’s plan to revive Iran talks could calm the Middle East – but on Israel he and Trump largely agree

When the Taliban recently voiced its hope that Donald Trump would win a second term because he would withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, it was a reminder that the 2020 U.S. election has big implications for the Middle East –…
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Schapelle Corby Reveals Jail Secrets In SAS Australia First Episode

Channel 7 Schapelle Corby revealed she has been involved in three to four physical fights during her time at Bali’s Kerobokan jail. In Schapelle Corby’s first major public appearance since moving back to Australia in 2017, the convicted drug smuggler…
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Jacinda Ardern Wins Landslide Victory In New Zealand’s General Election

Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party won a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election on Saturday as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to COVID-19. The mandate means Ardern, 40, could form the country’s first single-party government in decades, and face the…
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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week (Oct. 10-16)

i don’t get why my bridesmaids are pissed at me! i just asked that they pay $300 for a dress, buy a plane ticket, quarantine for 2 weeks at a hotel, get tested, risk their life at my 300 person…
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Rural health cooperatives are challenged by connectivity and social distancing — but are innovating

Rural areas are seeing some of the fastest spread of the COVID-19 in the U.S., taxing already stressed rural health care systems. Researchers Tanisa Adimu and Amanda Phillips Martinez head the Community Health Systems Development team of the Georgia Health…
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Jubilarse joven podría afectar las funciones del cerebro, revela estudio

Las personas que se jubilan anticipadamente sufren un deterioro cognitivo acelerado e incluso pueden experimentar una aparición temprana de demencia, según un nuevo estudio económico que realicé con mi alumno de doctorado Alan Adelman. Para establecer ese hallazgo, examinamos los…
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Donald Trump’s Fake News: President Shares Biden-Bashing Story From The Babylon Bee

US President Donald Trump on Friday morning attempted to bash Twitter and Democratic nominee Joe Biden by tweeting a story from a conservative satirical website that he appeared to accept as real. Trump shared a spoof story on The Babylon…
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Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 risk: Fauci’s right – holiday plans may have to change

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, warned this week that families may need to change their Thanksgiving plans to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus. The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield,…
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Hispanics live longer than most Americans, but will the US obesity epidemic change things?

Anti-immigrant sentiments have fueled recent national and state-level health policy efforts. In 2019, Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation that would deny visas to immigrants who could not provide proof of insurance. He argued that they would financially burden the…
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What is osteopathic medicine? A D.O. explains

When President Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19, many Americans noticed that his physician had the title D.O. stitched onto his white coat. Much confusion ensued about doctors of osteopathic medicine. As of a 2018 census, they made up 9.1% of…
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Who really defeated the Islamic State – Obama or Trump?

One common claim by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has been that his administration beat IS, or what’s formally known as the Islamic State terrorist group. It came up most recently in the vice presidential debate, when Mike Pence boasted,…
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Jessica Alba And Ashley Graham Get Real About Mum Shamers With Jada Pinkett Smith

Shaming is unfortunately an all-too-familiar experience for parents, and it’s mothers who bear the brunt of it. This was the topic of the latest episode of ‘Red Table Talk’ ― the Facebook Watch show hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, alongside…
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Until a coronavirus vaccine is ready, pneumonia vaccines may reduce deaths from COVID-19

The yearly influenza season threatens to make the COVID-19 pandemic doubly deadly, but I believe that this isn’t inevitable. There are two commonly given vaccines – the pneumococcal vaccine and the Hib vaccine – that protect against bacterial pneumonias. These…
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279,700 extra deaths in the US so far in this pandemic year

The Conversation, CC BY-ND The number of deaths in the United States through September 2020 is at least 10% and likely 13% higher than it would have been if the coronavirus pandemic had never happened, according to Centers for Disease…
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Homer Gets A Brutal Reality Check As He Votes In New ‘Simpsons’ Clip

Homer Simpson casts his d’oh in a new clip from “The Simpsons” teasing the annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode. And Lisa Simpson may have saved him from wasting a vote on Judge Judy. “You’re hesitating over president?” she asks. “Dad, by…
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3 ways to get your point across while wearing a mask – tips from an award-winning speech coach

You wear your mask, keep six feet between yourself and others and are committed to safety. But the measures that help minimize your risk of COVID-19 can also have an impact on your interactions with others. As you stroll the…
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Restoring California’s forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment

As California contends with its worst wildfire season in history, it’s more evident than ever that land management practices in the state’s forested mountains need major changes. Many of California’s 33 million acres of forests face widespread threats stemming from…
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CNN Fact-Checker Daniel Dale Debunks The Donald Trump ‘Lie That Won’t Die’

CNN’s fact-checking reporter Daniel Dale on Monday named the lie told by US President Donald Trump that just won’t die. He then firmly debunked it. Appearing on “CNN Tonight,” Dale began by dismantling to anchor Don Lemon some of the…
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