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GM flips to California's side in pollution fight…

General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards

Herd Immunity What Is it?

A term traditionally used in vaccination, herd immunity through has been used by some leaders across the world as a way but which to return to normality. We discuss what this means and how it is reached. Dr. Ali Mokdad, a senior faculty member of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and a former top official at the CDC and Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations weigh in.

Kansas man charged with federal hate crime for racial threat

A Kansas man has been charged with a federal hate crime after allegedly threatening a Black juvenile while shouting racial slurs

T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number…

T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number for Mental Health Services. In July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to assign the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). The FCC gave carriers a deadline of July 2022 to put the number into effect. On Friday, T-Mobile announced that it has added support for the number more than a year and a half ahead of the deadline. In a statement, T-Mobile chief technology officer Abdul Saad said providing access to the 988 emergency mental health services number... . ... was “a matter of urgency for us, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the holiday season approaches.”. At this time, the number is not able to receive text messages. FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has called this problematic since talking on the phone is “not native for most young people.”. People in need of mental health support can still engage with NSPL via online chats if they find talking on the phone to be uncomfortable.

Retail trade group sees solid holiday sales…

The National Retail Federation expects that holiday sales could actually exceed growth of prior seasons despite the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic

How Should Biden Tackle COVID-19?

As a messy transition of power plays out at on the international stage, coronavirus cases continue to climb. We ask how Biden should stem the spread of the disease and what his first actions are likely to be. Dr. Ali Mokdad, a senior faculty member of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and a former top official at the CDC and Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations weigh in.

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US Army Corps of Engineers approves key Line 3 permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved one of the last remaining permits for Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota

Apple va payer 113 millions de dollars pour avoir…

Apple va payer 113 millions de dollars, pour avoir intentionnellement, ralenti les iPhones. Selon CNN, Apple a accepté de régler une enquête sur la façon dont il a poussé une mise à jour logicielle en décembre 2016 ... ... au lieu d'être transparent sur les problèmes de batterie de l'iPhone. Surnommé par certains le "batteryygate", cela a affecté les performances des anciens modèles d'iPhone, incitant de nombreux consommateurs à acheter de nouveaux téléphones. Les grandes entreprises technologiques doivent cesser de manipuler les consommateurs et leur dire toute la vérité sur leurs pratiques et leurs produits, Le procureur général de l'Arizona, Mark Brnovich, via un communiqué de presse. Je m'engage à responsabiliser ces entreprises technologiques lorsqu'elles dissimulent des informations importantes aux utilisateurs, Le procureur général de l'Arizona, Mark Brnovich, via un communiqué de presse. En plus de payer 113 millions de dollars dans 34 états. le géant de la technologie a promis de fournir des mises à jour véridiques sur la santé, les performances et la gestion de l'alimentation de la batterie de l'iPhone

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans…

Despite emphatic warnings from public health authorities to stay home for Thanksgiving, millions of Americans are crowding the nation’s airports ahead of the holiday, many of them unwilling to miss out on seeing family and convinced they can do it safely

Grassroots: On the ground in Athens Georgia

We learn about the campaigns that are underway in the Peach State. We hear from Matt Klink, GOP strategist discusses the GOP record in runoff elections in the state. Tim Denson, Athens Clark County Commissioner and Chairman of the Athens Clark County Democrats explains the work they are doing on the ground.

Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous…

Veteran Watergate sleuth Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to specifically “out” 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed contempt for President Donald Trump

Google Pay Gets a Redesign to Take on Venmo and…

Google Pay Gets a Redesign to Take on Venmo and Mint . On Wednesday, a new version of the app was launched, . allowing users to manage budgets, open bank accounts and send peer-to-peer payments. Google partnered with Citi and Stanford Federal Credit Union to offer its "Plex" mobile banking. The company said it also plans to add 11 new partner institutions in 2021. . Along with our bank partners, we were looking to make banking more relevant for the mobile-first generation, Caesar Sengupta, general manager of payments at Google, to CNBC. It will help our partners make banking more approachable to that generation, and not only make it more relevant, but make it more fun, Caesar Sengupta, general manager of payments at Google, to CNBC. Google Pay's new checking and savings accounts won't require a minimum balance. There will also be no overdraft charges or monthly fees

Beppe Modenese, creator of Milan fashion system…

Beppe Modenese, the force behind the coalescence of Italian ready-to-wear fashion in the northern city of Milan, has died

BONUS: The Youth Vote 2020

The 2020 election saw record turnout, with more young people than ever turning up to the ballot box to have their say. Alex Butcher-Nesbitt of Next Generation America discusses his efforts to get young voters engaged.

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These Are the Game Awards’ 2020 Game of the Year…

These Are the Game Awards’ 2020 Game of the Year Nominees. The nominations for Geoff Keighley's Game Awards were announced on Wednesday. . These titles are up for game of the year. 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'. 'Doom Eternal'. 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake'. 'Ghost of Tsushima' . 'Hades'. 'The Last Of Us Part 2'. The 2020 Game Awards will be hosted virtually on Dec. 10

Shops, gyms to reopen in England under new…

Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week

When is the election over?

With all the talk of faithless electors and lawsuits, we ask our experts to pitch in to explain what's normal and what is unusual this election cycle and to explain the steps ahead between now and inauguration day. With Dr Grant Davis Reeher, Syracuse University and Matt Klink, GOP Strategist.

Twitter Rolls out Disappearing 'Fleets' Feature…

Twitter Rolls out Disappearing 'Fleets' Feature to Everyone. On Tuesday, Twitter announced the global rollout of the feature meant to compete with Instagram Stories and Snapchat. Before being implemented worldwide, Fleets was tested in Brazil, Italy, India and South Korea. Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings, Twitter design director Joshua Harris and product manager Sam Haveson, via blog post. Fleets disappear after 24 hours, and you can't like or retweet them. But you can respond to one by tapping on it, which will start a DM conversation with the creator. The company also said it will be introducing live broadcasting and stickers in the future.

EU, UK still have 'fundamental' differences in…

With the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in quarantine, trade talks with the United Kingdom continued by videoconference this week

Biden & Brexit

A new administration can herald in change all over the world, not just in the USA. We examine how a Biden administration could impact Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. Mary Lou McDonald, President of Sinn Féin, Leader of the Opposition in the Republic of Ireland and Dr Ronan McCrea, Professor of Constitutional and European Law, University College London discuss what this means to the UK, Ireland, and Europe as a whole.

HBO Max Is Heading to Amazon Fire TV Devices

HBO Max Is Heading to Amazon Fire TV Devices . Amazon and HBO owner WarnerMedia have finally come to an agreement. Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and Fire tablets will be able to load HBO Max starting on Nov. 17. Current HBO subscribers who utilize Amazon's Prime Video Channel feature can also log into HBO Max at no additional cost. The HBO app on Fire tablets and Fire TV will automatically become HBO Max, so other HBO product subscribers don't need to do anything. Our continued goal is to make HBO Max and its unparalleled content available to customers across all the devices they love, Tony Goncalves, head of sales and distribution for WarnerMedia, via press release. Fire TV is a favorite among customers and we look forward to working with the Amazon team to engage and grow our existing subscriber base by showcasing all that HBO Max has to offer, Tony Goncalves, head of sales and distribution for WarnerMedia, via press release

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Google faces UK scrutiny over new advertising…

Google faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after an industry lobbying group complained to the competition watchdog that the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant’s online dominance

COVID-19: A Return To Normal Life?

A vaccine has long been the promised silver bullet to end the COVID-19 pandemic, and with Pfizer's recent announcement that preliminary analysis has shown their vaccine could be 90% effective in preventing the disease the light at the end of the tunnel may be closer than we thought. Dr. Jason Rao of Cornell University weighs in.