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Alphabet shut down another Google X project, the ambitious internet balloon company Loon

Alphabet shut down another Google X project, the ambitious internet balloon company Loon

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Loon, the Google spinout that hoped to make broadband more accessible using solar-powered balloons, has been shut down by parent company Alphabet. The...
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AP Week in Pictures: Asia

13 hours ago   |   ABC News

Jan. 15-21, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was...
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Facebook's Trump Suspension Goes to Oversight Board

Facebook's Trump Suspension Goes to Oversight Board

16 hours ago   |   Newser

Facebook has defended its decision, made after the attack on the US Capitol, to not allow former President Trump on its platforms indefinitely. "We believe our decision was...
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Arctic air to send temps plunging; Chicago could wake up to wind chills Friday

Arctic air to send temps plunging; Chicago could wake up to wind chills Friday

20 hours ago   |   WGN TV

Arctic air is set to blow into the Chicago are causing temps to drop late Thursday and into Friday. The coldest daytime temps of the climatological winter season to date are on...
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Advertising giant Omnicom launches a public relations measurement tool as brands seek proof that PR can drive results

Advertising giant Omnicom launches a public relations measurement tool as brands seek proof that PR can drive results

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Public relations agencies have ramped up investments in data analytics as skeptical clients demand more precise measurement and proof that PR can produce...
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3 steps a millennial couple took to pay off $118,000 of student-loan debt in just one year

3 steps a millennial couple took to pay off $118,000 of student-loan debt in just one year

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement For Karen Akpan , 2020 ended on a high note. She and her husband, Sylvester, finally paid off $118,000 of student debt. And they did it all, amid a...
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Memo to the European Commissioner for Financial Services Policy

1 day ago   |   Bruegel

This blog was originally published in December 2020 as part of a special PIIE series Rebuilding the Global Economy outlining policy priorities and solutions heading into...
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Where did the vaccine strategy go wrong?

1 day ago   |   Bruegel

One year since the pandemic began, widespread vaccination has finally started. It would be a mistake however to say the end is in sight. Senior fellows Uri Dadush and J. Scott...
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Inauguration Day Live Blog: The Great Presidential Twitter Handle Handover Day

2 days ago   |   Slate

Joe Biden takes office.
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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Resurfaces Months After Vanishing From Public View

2 days ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

Alibaba and Ant co-founder Jack Ma has resurfaced after months out of public view, quashing intense speculation about the plight of the billionaire grappling with escalating...
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McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell on Thursday proposed delaying the trial until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. Read more ...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College... Read more ...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257 official weigh-ins

Watch live as the fighters take to the scale on "UFC Fight Island" as Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker take the scale ahead of their huge... Read more ...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the United States

It's been one year since COVID-19 was first detected in the United States. Here's a list of several key dates and events relating to the pandemic since then. Read more ...

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days. Read more ...

National Guardsmen allowed back into Capitol after being ‘banished' to garage

National Guardsmen allowed back into Capitol after being ‘banished' to garage

The National Guard troops who were “banished” to a cramped parking garage amid outrage after protecting Washington, DC, in the aftermath of the deadly riots have been allowed... Read more ...

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has announced his retirement, the team said Friday morning. Read more ...

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday details of the plan to vaccinate thousands of eligible staff and educators under... Read more ...

Biden prepares executive orders aimed at combating hunger, protecting workers

Biden prepares executive orders aimed at combating hunger, protecting workers

President Joe Biden will sign two executive orders on Friday aimed at fighting hunger, protecting American workers and providing economic relief to families whose jobs and... Read more ...

State leaders worried about maintaining adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply

State leaders worried about maintaining adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply

LOS ANGELES - Even after President Joe Biden's announcement of his national COVID-19 strategy , vaccination anxiety is still prevalent all over the country, including hard-hit... Read more ...