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Christian group tears down mysterious monolith on California mountain
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Daca program must reopen for new applications, judge rules
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Millions in San Francisco Bay Area to face stay-home-order starting Sunday
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US jobs market recovery slows amid surge in Covid-19 cases
As Congress continues to argue over the size of a new stimulus package, unemployment fell to 6.7% The recovery in the US jobs market collapsed in November as cases of Covid-19 hit new records, government figures revealed on Friday. The US added just 245,000 new jobs in November, less than the 638,000 jobs added in October, the 672,000 jobs added in September and the 1.4m jobs added in August. The
Cris Collinsworth is shocked women understand NFL. 90m of us disagree
The NBC analyst has apologized for sexist remarks he made during a broadcast. The incident showed why we need more women in the commentary booth Cris Collinsworth spent time with some women this week. These women, it seems, asked some decent questions about football. They even sounded smart, maybe. And I guess it was all too much for Collinsworth. He was overcome. He had to share this mind-bendin
Republicans are standing up to Trump. Unfortunately, it's too little, too late | Rebecca Solnit
Republicans like Gabriel Sterling – who are horrified by the torrent of death threats facing electoral workers – are voicing their outrage very late in the day The first time I watched Georgia voting systems implementation manager Gabriel Sterling’s furious tirade about the threats against him and his coworkers, I was impressed. Here was a Republican, a self-described conservative, telling off th
Claims of 'voter fraud' have a long history in America. And they are false | David Litt
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Donald Trump can – and should – be stopped from running in 2024 | Alexander Kirshner and Claudio López-Guerra
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US Congress slow to issue directives as Covid spreads at a high rate among lawmakers
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Republicans fear Trump's false claims could hurt party in Georgia runoff
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A huge oil pipeline is coming to Minnesota – and with it the risk of Covid
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Covid chaos in NFL as ‘business as usual’ approach flounders
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Covid vaccine gets presidential promotion | First Thing
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