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Yellen nomination as Treasury secretary clears committee

44 seconds ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation's 78th Treasury secretary on Friday, and supporters said...
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Rain and Snow Headed for Wildfire-Damaged Areas of California

48 seconds ago   |   NY Times

The precipitation in drought-stricken Central and Northern California is welcome. But forecasters warned that flash flooding is possible in areas that burned last year.
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IBM tumbles 10% in early trading after it misses revenue estimates in 4th-quarter earnings

IBM tumbles 10% in early trading after it misses revenue estimates in 4th-quarter earnings

6 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement IBM shares tumbled by 10.38% in early trading on Friday, after the computing giant's fourth-quarter earnings missed analysts' expectations. IBM on...
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Science-backed strategies for encouraging your team to call out problems at work before they get worse

Science-backed strategies for encouraging your team to call out problems at work before they get worse

6 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Teams in which employees feel comfortable taking risks are more successful. And managers who empower their staff to speak up - to call out a mistake or...
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The best true wireless earbuds in 2021

The best true wireless earbuds in 2021

6 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement True wireless earbuds are free from pesky cables, offering a convenient and portable solution for listening to music. The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1...
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DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison Wants To Build The 'Next Generation' Of Democratic Talent

DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison Wants To Build The 'Next Generation' Of Democratic Talent

8 minutes ago   |   NPR

With President Biden and other Democratic leaders in their 70s and 80s, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee says recruiting younger candidates will be among...
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National Guard trio killed in upstate New York helicopter crash identified as Afghanistan war veterans

12 minutes ago   |   NY Daily News

Oft-honored Chief Warrant Officer Steven Skoda, 54, was the longest-serving member of the trio, and was killed in the Wednesday night wreck along with Chief Warrant Officers...
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Falling, but Variants Could Erase Progress

20 minutes ago   |   NY Times

New daily cases are starting to slow in what some health experts see as a turning point. But they warn of a bumpy vaccination rollout amid the emergence of more contagious...
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The End of Trump Can Be the Beginning of America

38 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The traumatizing effects of the Trump years should catalyze a rededication to ideals we once cherished.
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How the brain learns that earmuffs are not valuable at the beach

38 minutes ago   |   Science Daily

Fast-spiking neurons in the basal ganglia allow monkeys to associate different values with the same objects based on the surrounding environment. Blocking input from these...
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NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

Most of the invitees work in the central Florida area, though all of the NFL's 32 clubs will pick health care workers from their communities to receive free tickets to the... Read more ...

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 ...

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at...

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at banishment to parking garage

The change comes after thousands of National Guardsmen were moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the U.S. Capitol Complex. 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 ...

Elon Musk says he'll award $100M to the best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk says he'll award $100M to the best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk has $100 million burning a hole in his pocket. The Tesla CEO, who earlier this month became the world's richest person, said he will award a massive prize to whoever... Read more ...

Alex Ovechkin's wife mocks NHL over COVID-19 ‘hotel' policies

Alex Ovechkin's wife mocks NHL over COVID-19 ‘hotel' policies

The NHL made an example of the Washington Capitals this week when they fined the organization $100,000 and placed four players, including captain Alex Ovechkin, on the COVID-19... 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 ...

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 ...