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PHT Morning Skate: Hurricanes dealing with postponements; NWHL preview

58 minutes ago   |   NBC Sports

Friday's collection of links.
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With Higher Taxes Possible, Here's What to Do Now

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

It's not clear how many of President Biden's expected proposals would become law, but it may be better to pay taxes now, when you know the rates.
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The Most Important Number You've Never Heard Of

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

Michael Greenstone, one of the minds behind the social cost of carbon, has climate policy insights for the Biden administration.
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With Democrats in Control, Investors Are High on Cannabis

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

Weed businesses are counting on the political shift to help them win access to financial markets and perhaps even national legalization of pot.
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What Can Sea Shanties Tell Us About Energy Transitions?

What Can Sea Shanties Tell Us About Energy Transitions?

2 hours ago   |   The New Republic

With 400,000 dead from Covid-19 and the nation still reeling from the raid on the U.S. Capitol, an odd corner of the internet has emerged to provide temporary comfort and...
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‘The virus only works in a hotel room': Alex Ovechkin's model wife mocks NHL by seething that ‘only Russians' broke Covid-19 rules

‘The virus only works in a hotel room': Alex Ovechkin's model wife mocks NHL by seething that ‘only Russians' broke Covid-19 rules

2 hours ago   |   RT

Alexander Ovechkin's wife, Anastasia Shubskaya, has spoken out in defense of the Russian Washington Capitals players who have been punished for breaching Covid-19 protocols...
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Brazilian city of Manaus suspends vaccination drive for 24 hours

2 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

The halt came as the capital of the Amazonas state received shots just to cover 34 percent of 56,000 health workers.
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Tens of thousands protest against Nepal's prime minister

3 hours ago   |   ABC News

Tens of thousands of people have protested in Nepal's capital against the prime minister for dissolving Parliament and ordering new elections in an escalating feud within the...
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Capitals Mailbag: How do you get rid of the penalties?

4 hours ago   |   Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

The Caps need to cut back on the penalties, but how do they do it? Also, what are the plans for the expansion draft? Where does T.J. Oshie fit into the lineup?
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ISIL takes responsibility for deadly Baghdad suicide bombings

7 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

More than 100 people were wounded in the deadliest blasts in nearly three years to have hit the Iraqi capital.
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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 ...