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Was Spinosaurus an Underwater Killer or a Giant Wading Bird?

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

A new study challenges the hypothesis that spinosaurus pursued its prey in the currents of prehistoric rivers.
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South Africa Starts $79 Million Fund to Help Tourism Industry

3 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

South Africa's government started a 1.2 billion rand fund aimed at reviving the ailing tourism industry.
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The White House extends Covid-19-related travel bans on Brazil and much of Europe and adds South Africa

4 hours ago   |   NY Times


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South Africa's president tells rich nations to stop hoarding COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa's president tells rich nations to stop hoarding COVID-19 vaccines

5 hours ago   |   New York Post

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess COVID-19 vaccines that they had ordered but did not...
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Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Works Against the New Mutant Strains. Is that Enough?

6 hours ago   |   Time

First, the good news: in a study published Jan. 25 on a preprint server, Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine continues to protect against two of the major mutant strains of...
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YouTube, Roku, Smart TVs Still Dominating Pandemic Video-Streaming Trends

7 hours ago   |   Forbes

Roku, YouTube and Smart TVs continued to thrive most in the last quarter of 2020 even as the entire streaming-video sector flourished, according to a Conviva study. The biggest...
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South Africa's president criticizes 'vaccine nationalism'

9 hours ago   |   ABC News   |   2 articles

South African president and African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa has called on richer nations to release surplus vaccine doses to the rest of the world
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South Africa's President Ramaphosa blasts ‘vaccine nationalism' and urges rich countries to release hoarded doses

South Africa's President Ramaphosa blasts ‘vaccine nationalism' and urges rich countries to release hoarded doses

11 hours ago   |   RT   |   2 articles

As the African continent struggles to acquire Covid-19 vaccine doses and kickstart inoculation campaigns, the South African president has pleaded with rich nations to stop...
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Biden restricts travel from 26 European countries

Biden restricts travel from 26 European countries

19 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   4 articles

WASHINGTON - Five days into the job, President Joe Biden is trying to deal with the strains of COVID-19 and fix problems with the vaccine's rollout. In order to slow the spread...
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First known US case of highly transmissible mutated coronavirus strain from Brazil reported in Minnesota

First known US case of highly transmissible mutated coronavirus strain from Brazil reported in Minnesota

19 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement The first known case of a new, highly contagious coronavirus variant from Brazil was reported in Minnesota on Monday, according to state public health...
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Republican senators want to halt Trump impeachment trial

Republican senators want to halt Trump impeachment trial

Senators have taken an oath to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors in Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial, but some Republican senators want to stop the proceedings. Read more ...

Putin tells Biden in first phone talks that normalization of Russian-US...

Putin tells Biden in first phone talks that normalization of Russian-US relations would benefit everyone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden held their first phone call on Tuesday, discussing options to prolong the New START treaty, cooperation in battling... Read more ...

Biden administration to boost vaccine supply next week

Biden administration to boost vaccine supply next week

The Biden administration is giving states an approximately 17% boost in vaccine next week following complaints around the U.S. of severe shortages. Read more ...

Judge orders video in Robert Kraft massage parlor case to be destroyed

Judge orders video in Robert Kraft massage parlor case to be destroyed

Police say recordings show Robert Kraft paying for sex acts at a Florida spa, but a misdemeanor solicitation charge against the New England Patriots owner was dropped. Read more ...

Biden dealt blow on 100-day deportation moratorium

Biden dealt blow on 100-day deportation moratorium

A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations, delivering an initial blow for President Joe... Read more ...

Senate rejects GOP motion to dismiss Trump impeachment trial

Senate rejects GOP motion to dismiss Trump impeachment trial

The Senate has rejected a Republican attempt to dismiss Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial, a vote that allows the case on “incitement of insurrection” to move... Read more ...

Apple issues new warning: Keep your iPhone at least 6 inches away from your...

Apple issues new warning: Keep your iPhone at least 6 inches away from your pacemaker

Apple is warning customers that its smartphones could interfere with medical devices. Read more ...

Biden to sign executive orders related to 'equity'

Biden to sign executive orders related to 'equity'

President Biden is slated to sign a series of executive actions revolving around "equity" policy on Tuesday, focusing on policing reform, prison reform and public housing. Read more ...

Martha Stewart launching line of cannabis products for dogs

Martha Stewart launching line of cannabis products for dogs

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart on Tuesday launched a line of cannabis-infused oil drops and soft-baked chews for dogs, months after the successful release of her cannabidiol... Read more ...

California's unemployment fraud tops $11 billion; could be more, department says

California's unemployment fraud tops $11 billion; could be more, department says

The state paid out $114 billion in claims so far and says 10% of that is fraud, amounting to $11 billion. Read more ...