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Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns…

President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency amid widespread concern that it became overtly politicized under President Donald Trump in carrying out his immigration and law enforcement priorities

Dog rescued from meat trade finds forever home

After Untimely Fumble, Player Gets Death Threats

Marquez Valdes-Scantling of the Green Bay Packers fumbled the ball in overtime Sunday, which led to his team's loss to Indianapolis. Apparently, even a pandemic and a volatile election weren't enough to help some fans keep things in perspective. "Death threats over a football game?" tweeted Valdes-Scantling afterward. "(Y)ou people...

Tiffany Haddish dishes on pandemic self-care and…

Actor-comedian Tiffany Haddish says she’s lost 40 pounds and filmed two movies during the coronavirus pandemic. Haddish, who spent time in the foster care system and has been homeless, also said the WhyHunger “Hungerthon” is important to her because she knows “what it’s like to be hungry.” (Nov. 23)

Charli D’Amelio Reaches 100 Million Followers

DC boosts limits on restaurants, gatherings amid…

The nation’s capital is tightening its public COVID-19 restrictions in the face of spiraling virus numbers locally and around the country

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Happy Birthday, Miley Cyrus!

Happy Birthday, Miley Cyrus!. Destiny Hope Cyrus turns 28 years old today. Here are five things you may not have known about the singer. 1. She made her acting debut as a child in her dad’s show, “Doc.”. 2. Cyrus originally audition for Hannah Montana’s best friend but ended up getting the lead in the Disney show. 3. Dolly Parton is her godmother. 4. Miley is a shortened version of her family nickname, Smiley. 5. Her birthday occasionally falls on Thanksgiving. Happy Birthday, Miley Cyrus!

Biden To Tap Jake Sullivan As National Security…

Secret Lockerbie Documents Will Remain Sealed

The family of the only person convicted in the deadliest terror attack in British history say documents held by the UK government could clear his name—but the government is refusing to unseal them. Scotland's most senior judges have ruled to uphold the secrecy order for documents connected to the...

Wild weather wrecks New England cranberry crop

Some farmers say a late frost, extreme heat, lack of rain and hail made it tough to get cranberries to the Thanksgiving Day table this year.

California Governor Issues Overnight Stay-at-Home…

California Governor Issues Overnight Stay-at-Home Order. Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a new stay-at-home order in California meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. Starting Saturday, non-essential work and gatherings must stop between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. This will apply in counties that fall in the “purple tier,” which is an area where widespread transmission of COVID-19 is taking place. . 41 counties, or more than 90 percent of Californians, are currently in the purple tier. . The limited stay-at-home order will stay in effect until December 21. . In a statement to Deadline, Governor Newsom said he was “sounding the alarm.” . The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm. , Gavin Newsom, to Deadline. He also said the new stay-at-home order was “crucial” to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations in the state. . On Thursday, California county health departments reported 13,208 new cases of COVID-19. That marks the fourth consecutive day that California has reported at least 10,000 new cases.

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska…

Authorities have filed additional charges against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were killed and two others were wounded

Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard reflects on…

Tiffany “New York” Pollard of “I Love New York” and “Flavor of Love” reflects on being the first Black woman to lead a reality dating competition, as well as her appreciation for Rachel Lindsay of “The Bachelorette.” “I Love New York: Reunited” airs Monday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. EST on VH1. (Nov. 23)

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Joe Biden is fleshing out his White House. Word leaked Sunday night that he plans to nominate Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, while other big picks were unveiled on Monday. More on Blinken and the others, including John Kerry and some notable firsts: Blinken's hobby: For a serious-minded...

Ethiopia warns Tigray residents that 'anything…

Ethiopia’s government is again warning residents of the besieged capital of the embattled Tigray region as the clock ticks on a 72-hour ultimatum before a military assault, saying “anything can happen.”

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Reports: Israeli PM Met Secretly With Saudi Crown…

A secret rendezvous between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also in attendance, reportedly took place Sunday, Israeli sources say. Axios reports that flight data showed a private jet leaving Tel Aviv Sunday evening, arriving in the...

Analyst: Holiday retail demand will exceed supply

Retail analyst Simeon Siegel says shoppers should expect for stock to be low and to pay more for gifts, as businesses have had to downsize during the pandemic. (Nov. 23)

You're Fired: Conspiracy-Theorist Sidney Powell…

Business Insider reports the Trump campaign has purged attorney Sidney Powell from its legal team. Last week, Powell baselessly alleged a global conspiracy to steal the 2020 US presidential election from President Donald Trump. The conspiracy, Powell claimed, involved hacking voting machines and former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. Chavez, a communist, died in 2013. That dubious claim was then promoted on social media by the Republican Party. On Sunday, the campaign issued a statement asserting that Powell 'is practicing law on her own.' Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity. Jenna Ellis, legal advisor, and Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to President Donald Trump

White House still planning holiday parties…

Public health officials are sounding alarms and urging Americans not to travel and limit gatherings this holiday season amid a new surge in coronavirus cases

Nicki Minaj to Star in HBO Max Docuseries

Nicki Minaj to Star in HBO Max Docuseries. HBO Max has announced a six-part series that "will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey.". Director Michael John Warren issued a statement. I love that this series not only provides an all-access glimpse at one of the most iconic musicians of our generation.., Director Michael John Warren, via statement. ... it also profiles the brave woman behind the artist, Onika. , Director Michael John Warren, via statement. I believe all of us can learn a great deal from her remarkable professional and personal life. It’s an honor to be entrusted with this dynamic story, Director Michael John Warren, via statement. A title and release date for the docuseries have yet to be announced. Nov. 20 marked the 10th anniversary of Minaj's debut studio album, 'Pink Friday.'

Retailers Closed On Thanksgiving

'I'm Not a Rotten Person': Sarkozy Fights to…

Nicolas Sarkozy led France as president from 2007 to 2012. Now, however, his post-presidential life is consumed with fighting corruption charges and avoiding prison. The 65-year-old went on trial Monday, earning the unwanted distinction of becoming the first former French president in modern times who must appear in court, reports...

Tourist slides down Great Wall of China amid icy…

Tourists struggled to walk along the Great Wall of China on Nov. 21, after a winter storm coated the historic attraction in snow and ice.

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Word Health Organization Advises Against…

Word Health Organization Advises Against Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment. A World Health Organization (WHO) panel announced on Friday that Gilead’s remdesivir should not be used on COVID-19 patients. . The panel cited a “lack of evidence” that remdesivir improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation. . Especially given the costs and resource implications associated with remdesivir ... the panel felt the responsibility should be on demonstrating evidence of efficacy, which is not established by the currently available data, WHO Panel, via Reuters. Remdesivir, known also by the brand name, Veklury, is one of two medicines authorized to treat COVID-19 patients. . But a trial led by the WHO last month showed that the antiviral had little or no effect on COVID-19 patients in regard to 28-day mortality or length of hospital stays. . The ... panel found a lack of evidence that remdesivir improved outcomes that matter to patients, WHO Panel, via Reuters. Gilead has since released a statement in response, saying it's “disappointed” in the new WHO guideline. . The biotech company said "numerous credible national organizations" had recognized remdesivir as a "standard of care" for COVID-19 patients. The WHO guidelines appear to ignore this evidence at a time when cases are dramatically increasing around the world and doctors are relying on Veklury …, Gilead, via Reuters

Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive…

The federal prison system will be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine, though initial allotments of the vaccine will be given to staff and not to inmates, even though sickened inmates vastly outnumber sickened staff

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective

Drugmaker AstraZeneca says that late-stage trials show its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world (Nov 23)