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The End Of The Pussy-Grabbing President

Getty ImagesHow it started. How it’s going. It began with “pussy,” and it will end with “pussy.”  Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly female protesters peacefully descended on Washington, DC, to register their opposition to the president of…

WhatsApp Forces Users to Share Data with Facebook

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Democrats seek progressive overhaul of the U.S. financial system

Now in control of Congress, Democrats are looking to give the U.S. financial system a progressive overhaul, incoming Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown said Friday. It will be a tall task. What we’re hearing: “This committee in the past has…

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia’s favourite islands

I fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, near Remarkable Rocks (a popular tourist site), and being awestruck by the Southern Ocean. The island (Australia’s third-largest after Tasmania…

Stream weavers: the musicians’ dilemma in Spotify’s pay-to-play plan

Spotify offered the promise that, in the age of digital downloads, all artists would get paid for their music, and some would get paid a lot. Lorde and Billie Eilish showed what was possible. Lorde was just 16 when, in…

‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

Man Called Most Prolific Serial Killer In US History Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in US history, with nearly 60 confirmed victims, died Wednesday in California. He was 80. Samuel Little, who had diabetes, heart trouble and other ailments, died…

12 Funny Celebrity Zoom Moments We Couldn’t Have Anticipated 12 Months Ago

Zoom has become a hotly contested part of our lives this year: love it or hate it, we’ve all had to log on to a video call at one point or another. For some of us, it’s caused burnout, and…

Selena Gomez Slams Facebook For Allowing Spread Of Lies About COVID-19, Vaccines

Selena Gomez criticised on Facebook on Tuesday for allowing “lies about COVID and vaccines to be spread on their platforms.” The singer had been responding to a tweet from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a London-based nonprofit with the…

McConnell blocks Democrats’ attempt to unanimously pass $2,000 stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blocked Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) effort to unanimously pass a House standalone measure that would boost the size of stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per person. Why it matters: President…

House to vote on increasing stimulus payments to $2,000 per person

The House will vote on Monday on a standalone measure to increase direct payments from its coronavirus relief package to $2,000 per person, up from the $600 checks that Congress had previously approved. The big picture: President Trump finally signed…

Biden adviser says he will invoke Defense Production Act to increase vaccine supply

A member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory team told CNBC on Monday that Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act to boost production of coronavirus vaccines. Why it matters: The law allows the president to direct the private…

Pope Francis in Christmas message calls for COVID-19 vaccines for everyone

Pope Francis said in his Christmas Day message that coronavirus vaccines should be made available to everyone at no charge, and that nations should work together as they recover from the effects of the pandemic. The state of play: Because…