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Losing your job because of vaccine mandates? You can collect unemployment benefits in these states.

Losing your job because of vaccine mandates? You can collect unemployment benefits in these states.

Only a few months after terminating federal pandemic unemployment benefits early, several GOP-led states are now expanding jobless payments to a different group of people affected by Covid-19: unvaccinated residents who are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates. At least three red states — Iowa, Tennessee and Florida — have recently passed laws extending…MORE

Manchin tells senators he’s skeptical Build Back Better can pass this year, as doubts grow it will get done by Christmas

Manchin tells senators he’s skeptical Build Back Better can pass this year, as doubts grow it will get done by Christmas

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is casting skepticism in conversations with senators that the Build Back Better bill can pass the Senate this year, potentially delivering a blow to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s push to get the bill approved by Christmas, according to two sources familiar with the West Virginia senator’s remarks. Manchin still has…MORE

‘Annie Live!’ worked a little too hard but mostly delivered a good-luck night

‘Annie Live!’ worked a little too hard but mostly delivered a good-luck night

After last year’s “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical” — a dual threat as both a critical disaster and a ratings flop — NBC returned to more fertile territory with its latest holiday presentation, “Annie Live!” Incorporating a live audience, the show more closely approximated the energy of a theatrical experience, with its main flaw stemming…MORE

DA who released Waukesha suspect ahead of tragedy says it was the result of human error by an overworked staffer

DA who released Waukesha suspect ahead of tragedy says it was the result of human error by an overworked staffer

The Milwaukee district attorney whose office allowed for the release of a man accused of running over holiday parade attendees last month said Thursday that his low cash bail amount was the result of “human error” by an early-career prosecutor. District Attorney John Chisholm faced questions from officials during a Milwaukee County Board Judiciary and…MORE

14 people arrested for group thefts at high-end Los Angeles stores

14 people arrested for group thefts at high-end Los Angeles stores

Fourteen people involved in recent group thefts at high-end Los Angeles stores have been arrested, authorities said. Groups working in tandem stole property “using weapons and physical force to overwhelm and intimidate store employees and other patrons” in 11 instances from November 18-28, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced in a press conference…MORE

Fauci calls out Fox for its silence after host compares him to Nazi doctor

Fauci calls out Fox for its silence after host compares him to Nazi doctor

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday night called out Fox News for staying silent after one of its personalities and streaming hosts, Lara Logan, compared him to an infamous Nazi doctor. Speaking on MSNBC with host Chris Hayes, Fauci said, “What I find striking, Chris, is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network.…MORE

Nevada police identify victim of 41-year-old cold case homicide using genealogy and DNA testing
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Nevada police identify victim of 41-year-old cold case homicide using genealogy and DNA testing

The woman formerly known as “Jane Arroyo Grande Doe” now has a name after 41 years, police in Henderson, Nevada, announced Thursday. Thanks to a process called investigative genetic genealogy, the woman was identified November 10 as Tammy Terrell. The 17-year-old’s body was found October 5, 1980, according to a news release from police in…MORE

Didi says it will leave New York ‘immediately’ and list in Hong Kong
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Didi says it will leave New York ‘immediately’ and list in Hong Kong

Didi said Friday that it would “immediately” start delisting from the New York Stock Exchange and instead prepare to sell shares in Hong Kong, just months after its disastrous IPO. “After a careful study, the company will start delisting on the New York Stock Exchange immediately, and start preparations for listing in Hong Kong,” the…MORE

Question of the Day

Dec 2

Q:  Nearly 70% of Americans say they rarely or never do this…even tho they probably have the opportunity to do it nearly every day… A: Answer the phone if they don’t know who’s calling

Dec 1

Q: Sales of this item dipped by up to 40-percent due to the pandemic… A: Ties

Nov 30

Q: It’s not many, but 5% of American adults say they haven’t done this in the past 6-months… A: Listened to music