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“Just like the Rose Garden, the virus won’t touch the powerful,” one State Department official said sarcastically, referencing the White House event that became a super-spreader. Pompeo himself will host holiday parties on December 15 and 16, an official confirmed. The Washington Post first reported on Pompeo’s plans to invite hundreds to holiday parties. The State Department did not answer questions about how guests could consume the government-provided food and cocktails while wearing masks. The White House will host as many as 20 receptions in the next few weeks before Christmas.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, , it’s, Trump’s, Pompeo, Joe Biden’s, Biden, “ Multilateralism, that’s, ” Pompeo, Trump, Dr, Anthony Fauci, MSNBC’s “ Andrea Mitchell, , Stephanie Grisham Organizations: WASHINGTON, State, White, Blair House, NBC News, State Department, America, NBC, Department, Washington Post, , Fox, U.N, The State Department, Naval Observatory Locations: United States of America
New U.S. coronavirus aid bill uncertain as Senate leaders joust
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters as Senate Republican leaders hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Pool/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said there was some positive movement in congressional efforts to reach a compromise on a new coronavirus aid bill but he gave no hints on when such a deal might be struck. “Now it’s been heartening to see a few hopeful signs in the past few days” toward a deal, McConnell, a Republican, said of Democrats’ stance on a new aid bill. Democrats had been seeking around $2.2 trillion while Republicans were offering around $500 billion. Pelosi and Schumer on Wednesday said that a $908 billion aid bill cobbled together by a group of Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate should be the basis of new negotiations.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan, $908 billion coronavirus aid plan gained momentum in the U.S. Congress on Thursday as conservative lawmakers expressed their support and Senate and House of Representatives leaders huddled. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses across the United States, on Wednesday had warm words for the $908 billion bill. Senator Lindsey Graham added: “The $908 (billion) bill, that’s the one I support.”Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he thought negotiators were “getting very close” to a deal, but he did not elaborate. Congress is working on a $1.4 trillion funding bill to avert agency shutdowns in mid-December and leaders hope to attach a coronavirus aid bill to that must-do measure -- if only they can reach a deal. But this week, Pelosi and Schumer said the bipartisan, $908 billion aid bill should be the basis of new negotiations.
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Flutter enlists Fox help to control FanDuel in $4 billion deal
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Graham Fahy | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Dublin (Reuters) - Flutter Entertainment raised its bet on the U.S. gambling market on Thursday, with a $4.18 billion (3.12 billion pounds) deal to increase its FanDuel holding to 95% and end Fastball’s involvement in online sports betting platform FOX Bet. The deal also leaves the door open to further involvement by U.S.-based FOX Sports, owned by Fox Corporation, giving it the option to buy 18.5% of FanDuel in July next year. Flutter said it will raise 1.1 billion pounds ($1.48 billion) in equity to partly fund the purchase, with Fox Corporation participating in the capital raising. Jackson said Fox held 2.6% of Flutter Entertainment ahead of the placing. Flutter plans to pay for the stake through a combination of $2.09 billion in cash and the issue of about 11.7 million new ordinary shares directly to Fastball.
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Tracking Viral Misinformation
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Mike Isaac | Davey Alba | Michael D. Shear | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +53 min
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. The company previously removed misinformation about the polio vaccine in Pakistan, as well as misinformation on the measles vaccine in Samoa during outbreaks of the illnesses. or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Mr. Trump said. found no evidence of widespread election fraud, Trump posts video filled with falsehoods. In fact, the article Mr. Trump shared was based on a fake Twitter account that posed as his sister.
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(Reuters) - European shares ended little changed on Thursday, as a surge in material stocks and Rolls-Royce helped counter downbeat business activity data from the region and Brexit trade deal uncertainty. REUTERS/StaffLondon’s FTSE 100 reversed losses to hit a six-month high, up 0.4%, with miners Rio Tinto, Glencore and Anglo American providing the biggest boosts on record iron ore prices and buoyant copper. Rolls-Royce surged 16% to top London’s blue-chip index, as well as the pan-European STOXX 600 benchmark after a report said it was considering a possible re-entry into the narrow-body jetliner market. Keeping sentiment in check was cautious comments on a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union. The STOXX 600 has recovered about 45% from March lows, with November’s bumper rally lifting it from a downtrend, but it still remains close to 10% below its highs this year.
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Besides the monumental loss of life, Redfield said, the country faces the prospect of a healthcare system strained to the point of collapse. U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a record for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, approaching 100,000, according to a Reuters tally. Slideshow ( 5 images )A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel of outside advisers is due to meet on Dec. 10 to discuss whether to recommend emergency-use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine. Beyond regulatory hurdles, vaccinations face opposition from significant numbers of Americans who reject medical science and fear vaccines as harmful. Similarly, many Americans still refuse to follow basic public health guidance on wearing masks and avoiding crowds.
Persons: Robert Redfield, hospitalizations, Redfield, ” Redfield, , Joe Biden, ” Biden, Pfizer Inc’s, coronavirus hospitalizations, Alex Azar, Kirsten Hokeness Organizations: Reuters, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, CDC, U.S . Chamber of Commerce Foundation, University of Washington’s, for Health Metrics, Wednesday, Pfizer, Pfizer Inc’s COVID, U.S, BioNTech, Health, Fox Business Network, Bryant University, Food, Drug Administration, Moderna, AstraZeneca Plc, AstraZeneca Locations: COVID, Britain, U.S, Rhode Island
The panel on Fox News' "The Five" got heated Wednesday evening when co-host Juan Williams went off on his colleagues who were entertaining President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated voter fraud claims. "Let me ask you something: Do you think the news division of Fox News isn't interested in every one of these [voter fraud allegations]?" "Let me ask you something: Do you think the news division of Fox News isn't interested in every one of these [voter fraud allegations]?" Instances of voter fraud with mail-in ballots are quite rare, with individual errors presenting a much bigger problem for local elections officials. While the news division has fact checked Trump's voter fraud theories, some opinion hosts are still holding out.
Persons: Juan Williams, Donald Trump's, Fox News isn't, Williams, Trump, Jesse Watters, Watters, Dagen McDowell, Greg Gutfeld, Joe Biden Organizations: Fox News, Democrat, Trump, Fox
Opinion | Trump Fades, but the Culture War Doomloop Is Eternal
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Charlie Warzel | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The pro-Trump media has constructed an alternative reality, and I’ve spent the last four years dropping into it. Many of the biggest outrages in the Trump media ecosystem during the last four years have been about cultural institutions. Liberal Hollywood is a favorite target, one that predates Mr. Trump. But Mr. Trump’s choice to declare insufficiently servile journalists “the enemy of the people” raised the stakes considerably. Mr. Trump’s cultural cachet was a crucial asset in his surprise run and win in 2016.
Persons: I’ve, Sean Hannity’s, Trump, Colin Kaepernick’s, , ” Lesley Stahl, , Organizations: Trump, Trump White, Liberal Hollywood, Mr, Fox, Facebook Locations: Trump
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that the UK had approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine too quickly. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the US, has said UK regulators were too quick to authorize Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine. The US is yet to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, and the FDA will decide on Pfizer's shot December 10 at the earliest. In November, Fauci said a COVID-19 vaccine could be available to all Americans as soon as April. Unanswered questions about the Pfizer vaccine remain, including around its long-term safety.
Persons: Anthony Fauci, Pfizer's, Fauci, BioNTech's, hadn't Organizations: Pfizer, US Food and Drug Administration, Fox News, Wednesday, FDA, National Institute of Allergy
Former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell told supporters at a Wednesday rally in Alpharetta, Georgia, to boycott state elections until she deems voting systems "secure." Georgia Republicans worry that attacks by Trump and his allies on the state's officials and voting systems will actually endanger their chances of winning the runoffs and retaining control of the Senate. The former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell urged supporters at a Wednesday rally to boycott elections until she deems voting systems "secure" — potentially damaging Republican chances of victory in key Senate runoff elections in January. Powell, with whom the Trump campaign parted ways earlier in November, has launched her own legal challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Georgia. At the "Stop The Steal" rally in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Wednesday, she said that Republicans and other voters should boycott elections until voting systems are made secure.
Persons: Sidney Powell, Powell, Trump, Lin Wood, Joe Biden's, Georgia —, Donald Trump's, Greg Bluestein, Vernon Jones —, , Wood, Jones, Gabriel Sterling, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Brian Kemp Organizations: Trump, Republicans, Dominion Voting, Fox News, Atlanta, State Rep, Republican, Georgia Republicans, The New York Times, Georgia's Republican Locations: Alpharetta , Georgia, Georgia
15 hottest careers for freelancers in 2021
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Michelle Fox | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Whether it is to earn extra income or make up for a lost job, more Americans are turning to freelance work. More than 2 million U.S. adults joined the freelance workforce since 2019, according to a recent study from Upwork, a freelance job platform. FlexJobs is also seeing an increase in freelance job postings, and expects the trend to continue in 2021. "This is what we tend to see whenever there is an economic downturn," said Brie Reynolds, career development manager and coach at the online remote work platform. It expects this list to hold steady into next year.
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"Anything about the election, about Donald Trump, they take down." She was talking about Facebook's third-party fact-checkers who label misinformation as false on the platform. Both women told me they now use Parler — a platform that touts itself as a "free speech social network." Facebook and Twitter were slow to combat misinformation on their platforms, and really only did so only after public outcry following the 2016 election. Accounts with swastikas as their profile pictures and disgusting racist posts are not hard to come by on Parler.
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Walmart is rolling out $700 million in bonuses to workers this holiday season, the company announced Thursday. Walmart and Sam's Club are rolling out $700 million in special cash bonuses for frontline workers ahead of the holiday season, Walmart announced Thursday. Part-time workers will receive an extra $150 and full-time workers will receive $300 in their December 24 paycheck, the company said. It's Walmart's fourth round of special cash bonuses for frontline workers since the outbreak of the pandemic. Amazon has also said it would give frontline workers $150 and $300 bonuses in December, and Lowe's has promised workers the same amount too.
Persons: It's, I'm, John Furner, we're, COVID, Lowe's Organizations: Walmart, Sam's, FOX Business, Brookings Institution Locations: Massachusetts, Worcester, Quincy
The U.K. this week became the first country to authorize Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, likely adding pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to quickly do the same. To be sure, the U.S. and the U.K. review vaccines differently. Pfizer submitted its vaccine data to the FDA on Nov. 20. Additionally, the U.K. has been sharply criticized for approving Pfizer's vaccine so quickly. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, told Fox News that the U.K. did not review Pfizer's data "carefully."
Persons: Paul Offit, Willis, Offit, Anthony Fauci Organizations: U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Pfizer, FDA, Products Advisory, Vaccine Education, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Merck, Sears, Sears Tower, Centers for Disease Control, Fox News Locations: U.S, Chicago
Dr. Anthony Fauci will meet with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team on Thursday and will stay on under Biden at the National Institutes of Health. "Today will be the first day where there will be substantive discussions about the transition between me and the Biden team," Fauci told CBS News's Major Garrett on a podcast. "Today will be the first day where there will be substantive discussions about the transition between me and the Biden team," Fauci told CBS News's Major Garrett on a podcast. The Trump administration significantly delayed the start of Biden's official transition process, which the General Services Administration finally approved on Nov. 23. "The way the FDA is, our FDA is doing it, is the correct way," Fauci told Fox News in a Thursday interview.
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Donald Trump Jr. and his tight-knit team have been pondering taking control of the National Rifle Association, Trump advisors told Insider. "Politics is now the family business," one Republican close to the Trump family said. "Politics is now the family business," one Republican close to the Trump family said. Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesDon Jr. eyes the NRAAmong the three oldest Trump children, Trump Jr. has been talked about the most for a career in politics. Trump Jr's girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, is also known among Trump advisors as someone looking to stay in the spotlight.
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Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump conservative student group, is moving forward with an in-person event in Florida despite a national increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Turning Point USA, or TPUSA, is moving forward with its annual event for conservative students in Florida despite rising levels of COVID-19 in the state and across the country. Most, if not all, of the speakers will be delivering their remarks in person, the TPUSA spokesperson said. COVID-19 cases are rising in FloridaFlorida Gov. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesThere have been at least 1,018,152 COVID-19 cases and 18,775 fatalities in Florida since the start of the pandemic, per The New York Times.
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How to watch NFL games without cableYou can access many of these channels without a cable subscription via several streaming services, like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, CBS All Access, and NFL Sunday Ticket. If you want to watch games on your local stations without cable, you can also opt for an HDTV antenna. The 2020-21 NFL season began on September 10 with a Thursday night game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on NBC. Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and regular Thursday Night Football is broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Here's a full roundup of all the services you can use to stream NFL games without cable.
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NFL players pride themselves on physical toughness — sometimes taking painkilling drugs to stay in games. While perhaps unpleasant socially and emotionally, playoff bubbles are the best way to ensure that the NFL has well-contested playoff games, and safe players. The NFL Players Association would have to approve the measure. Starting this week, we may out how well an NFL bubble can work. How bad could it be without a playoff bubble?
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UK's Pfizer vaccine approval should reassure Americans: U.S. health chief
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a news conference about the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) developments, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Erin ScottWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain’s initial approval of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine should give Americans confidence as the drugmaker next week moves further toward seeking U.S. approval, U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. “For the American people this should be very reassuring: an independent regulatory authority in another country has found this vaccine to be safe and effective for use,” Azar told Fox Business Network. “Here we’re going to let the FDA run through its process.”
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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to hold a virtual roundtable on Wednesday with workers and small-business owners who are struggling because of the economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The briefs, which they started receiving on Monday, contain high-level intelligence and analysis about a range of national security issues. Instead of attending Biden’s inauguration and swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, President Donald Trump is considering announcing a 2024 campaign to retake the White House. The redacted documents do not name the individuals involved or Trump and do not indicate if any White House officials had knowledge of the scheme. Trump on Wednesday will have lunch with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the only event on the president's official White House schedule.
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As coronavirus soars, U.S. cheers Britain's vaccine approval
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Daniel Trotta | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
(Reuters) - U.S. health experts on Wednesday welcomed British emergency approval of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, a sign that U.S. regulators may soon follow suit in a bid to bring the surging pandemic under control. An FDA panel of outside advisers will meet on Dec. 10 to discuss whether to recommend emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine. Of particular interest is how Britain manages the Pfizer vaccine’s requirement to be stored at minus-70 degrees Celsius (-94 Fahrenheit). But the British experience is unlikely to factor into U.S. regulatory approval, which instead will focus on the clinical trial data. Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca Plc have already started manufacturing their vaccines and say distribution could begin almost immediately after approval.
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“I actually believe they’re going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.”More than 270,000 Americans have perished from COVID-19 to date. The dire warning came as U.S. health experts on Wednesday welcomed British emergency approval of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, a sign that U.S. regulators may soon follow suit. Beyond regulatory hurdles, vaccinations face opposition from significant numbers of Americans who reject medical science and fear vaccines as harmful. Similarly, many Americans still refuse to follow basic public health guidance on wearing masks and avoiding crowds. In hopes of increasing compliance, the CDC on Wednesday added new guidelines for shorter quarantines after coronavirus exposure.
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Social media users have been sharing posts, which claim to show a video of an employee of the electronic voting company, Dominion Voting Systems, manipulating and stealing voting data. A spokesperson for Dominion said that it is not physically possible for vote tabulators to use a USB stick to add votes for a candidate. He clicks on different pages on the laptop and then removes a USB stick from the laptop. He then walks out of the room, apparently still holding the USB stick. A spokesperson for Dominion said that it is not physically possible for vote tabulators to use a USB stick to add votes for a candidate.
Persons: Gabriel Sterling, Donald Trump, Sterling, ” Sterling, , he’s, , Eric Shawn, Joe Biden, Michael Steel, Read Organizations: Dominion Voting Systems, Georgia, Dominion, Watch, Dominion Representative, Gwinnett, Election Central, Election, Twitter, Reuters, Fox News, Election Infrastructure Government, Council, Republican Locations: Gwinnett County, Georgia
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