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EU insists virus shots will remain voluntary

The European Union's trying to ease fears that citizens might be forced to get coronavirus vaccines before they're allowed to travel

What's Next For Donald Trump?

With his presidency coming to an end, what does the future hold for Donald Trump? Dr. Laura Belmonte, Professor of History at Virginia Tech, Matt Klink, GOP Strategist and Dr. Lincoln Mitchell of Columbia University weigh in.

Blue Jackets hold on, defeat Red Wings 3-2 for their 1st win

Alexandre Texier and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 1:16 apart early in the third period to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a two-goal lead and they held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced. The highly-anticipated game will be released on Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021. In 'New Pokémon Snap,' players will be a photographer on an ecological survey in the Lental region. As you zoom around in a self-driving vehicle taking pictures of Pokémon, . Lental region expert Professor Mirror will evaluate your snaps as part of your score. You can also interact with Pokémon by throwing them Fluffruit. The original 'Pokémon Snap' game was released in 1999 for Nintendo 64. Pokémon is also celebrating its 25th anniversary

WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands…

The World Health Organization chief says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthier countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries

Chaos At The Capitol

As congress convened to certify the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris a mob descended on the capitol in an attempt to block the confirmation. We unpick the events of the closing act of the Trump presidency.

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YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days

YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days. The video-sharing platform is the latest to ban the president after a mob of Trump extremists stormed the Capitol last week. After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. , YouTube, via statement. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days, YouTube, via statement. The specific content that violated YouTube's policies was not specified. The company also said that it would be "indefinitely disabling comments" on the account. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have also suspended Trump's accounts. In response to the censorship, Trump said the tech companies' actions were a "horrible thing for our country and to our country."

Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial…

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Rohit Chopra as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency whose creation she championed

Georgia Runoffs: Race To The Finish

Bringing a controversial election to a close and with control of the Senate hanging in the balance, all eyes were on the Peach State for the Georgia runoffs. We examine why this vote is so vital and hear from voters across the state on who they voted for.

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New Indiana Jones Video Game Teased by Bethesda…

New Indiana Jones Video Game Teased by Bethesda and Lucasfilm. Bethesda will collaborate with Lucasfilm Games and 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' developers Machine Games. A teaser was shared on Twitter. in which a hand picks up Indiana Jones' trademark hat, revealing a whip on a desk. One day before the game's announcement, Disney relaunched the Lucasfilm Games brand. 'Indiana Jones' video games date back to a 1982 Atari 2600 release and two adventure games from the late '80s and early '90s. 'Lego Indiana Jones 2' was released in 2009. A fifth 'Indiana Jones' movie will be released in 2022

Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

France’s Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony for 2020

Vaccine Side-Effects? You Can't Sue

Pharmaceutical companies are now able to avoid liability when it comes to vaccines.

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Twitter Bans Over 70,000 QAnon Accounts

Twitter Bans , Over 70,000 , QAnon Accounts . The move was made in the wake of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last week. Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts, Twitter, via blog post. These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service. , Twitter, via blog post. In some cases, these actions may have resulted in follower count changes in the thousands. , Twitter, via blog post. Earlier this week, President Trump was also permanently suspended from the platform "due to the risk of further incitement of violence." . Facebook and Instagram took similar actions against the president. Facebook also announced the removal of posts containing the phrase, "stop the steal,". because there is an "ongoing risk of violence associated with the term"

Watchdog: Fossil fuel firms need to curb climate…

The International Energy Agency says oil and gas companies aren’t doing enough to reduce the release of methane, a potent source of planet-heating emissions

The Future of Movies & TV in 2021

After a difficult year, movie-watching may never be the same ever again.

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Facebook Is Removing All Content Mentioning 'Stop…

Facebook Is Removing All Content, Mentioning 'Stop the Steal'. Facebook announced the decision on Monday via a blogpost. We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordination Harm Police from Facebook and Instagram, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. We’ve been allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. But with continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, , Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, , Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. Facebook has also suspended President Donald Trump's account at least until after the inauguration

UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over…

Trucks owned by British shellfish firms have descended on Parliament to protest Brexit-related red tape they claim is suffocating their businesses

Twitter Cracks Down on COVID-19 Misinformation

Twitter will now delete tweets which contain dangerous information about the coronavirus vaccine.

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Quibi’s Library Is Headed to the Roku Channel

Quibi’s Library Is Headed to the Roku Channel. After six months of operation, Quibi announced it was shutting down back in October. On Dec. 8, Roku announced it was picking up the now-defunct streamer's star-studded content. Over 75 former Quibi shows will be available. The Roku Channel will soon be home to Emmy-nominated and popular shows, such as #FreeRayshawn, Chrissy’s Court, Die Hart, Dummy, Flipped, Most Dangerous Game, Punk’d, Reno 911!, Survive, and more, .., Roku, via blog. ... featuring stars including, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth, Anna Kendrick, Nicole Richie, Chrissy Teigen, Lena Waithe, and many others. , Roku, via blog. The short-form videos will appear for free on the Roku Channel sometime in 2021. 'The Wall Street Journal' reports that Roku paid "significantly less" than $100 million in the deal

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Vatican drops Italian extradition bid in test of…

The Vatican has abruptly abandoned its extradition request for an Italian woman wanted on embezzlement-related charges

White House Holiday Traditions

From the Kennedy’s to the Obama’s, the inhabitants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have made the holiday’s their own. We take a look at holiday traditions of the past and present, including the Trump’s final Christmas in the White House.