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Off the rails: Trump’s premeditated election lie lit the fire

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes…

Armin Laschet elected as leader of Merkel’s CDU party in Germany

Armin Laschet, the centrist governor of North Rhine-Westphalia, was elected on Saturday as the new leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), defeating the more conservative Friedrich Merz by a 521-466 margin. Why it matters: Laschet is now the most…

Trump Supporters’ Main Problem Was Never The Economy

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress met to count the Electoral Votes that named Joe Biden the winner of the November election. Safe to say, the Donald…

Are Palestinians left out of Israel’s vaccination drive? | DW News

Israel has been praised for its record in vaccinating its population. But Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is also facing flak for failing to organize vaccine supplies for five million Palestinians in the occupied territories. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go…

How to be intimate during the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

Sex is one of the most basic human needs: sex. But when coronavirus has made something as simple as a kiss or a hug taboo – it’s become tricky. So how we can get the physical intimacy we need? Subscribe:…

Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan

President-elect Joe Biden has picked former FDA chief David Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed, a day after unveiling a nearly $2 trillion pandemic relief plan that includes $400 billion for directly combatting the virus. Why it matters: Biden’s transition…

Surreal Photos Show DC In Lockdown As Inauguration Day Approaches

As Washington, DC, still reels from the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, it also prepares for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photos this week show the city mounting unprecedented preparations against the backdrop of the…

This Rare Color Tintin Drawing Just Sold for €3.2 Million, Setting a New World Record for an Original Comic Strip

A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. The 1936 gouache painting was originally intended…

Archaeologists Have Discovered a Pristine 45,000-Year-Old Cave Painting of a Pig That May Be the Oldest Artwork in the World

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the world’s oldest-known representational artwork: three wild pigs painted deep in a limestone cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi at least 45,500 years ago. The ancient images, revealed this week in the journal Science Advances,…

Government funds are not ‘taxpayer money’ — media and politicians should stop confusing the two

Rhetoric plays an important role in tax debate and therefore tax policy. If your side manages to gain traction in the public imagination with labels such as “death tax” or “dementia tax”, you have gone a long way to normalising…

Antibody drugs and blood plasma therapy: Livesavers for COVID patients? | COVID-19 Special

Blood plasma is saving the lives of people with Covid-19. But there isn’t enough of it. That’s why scientists have been trying to recreate the antibodies it contains in the lab – and they’ve done it. They’ve developed defensive proteins…

Chinese officials dispute Wuhan origin of the coronavirus | DW News

A team of experts from the World Health Organisation has arrived in China to investigate the origins of the coronavirus. The international team arrived in Wuhan, the city where the first cases of the virus were detected in late 2019.…

All eyes on Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell as interest rates creep higher

With long-term U.S. interest rates creeping higher and the stock market rally looking increasingly bubblicious, market participants will have a keen eye on remarks by Fed chair Jerome Powell today at Princeton University. Why it matters: The uncertainty created by…