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50 ways to celebrate a birthday during a pandemic

Dear Mom: You mean the world to me. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we can’t celebrate your 50th birthday in person like we had envisioned earlier this year. I sit here working from home and quarantining as CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy…

Rockefeller, the tiny owl that captured our hearts, is back in the wild

There may have been mixed feelings about the Rockefeller Christmas tree this year, but there was nothing of the sort for the tiny, adorable owl that was found in it. Rocky — short for her nickname of “Rockefeller” — was released back into the wild after spending several days at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, where…

Australian Open ‘likely’ to be postponed by ‘one or two weeks’

Next year’s Australian Open will “likely” be postponed by “one or two weeks,” according to an announcement by the state government in Victoria, Australia on Wednesday. The tournament, the first tennis grand slam of the year, is currently scheduled to get underway on January 18 with the women’s and men’s singles finals taking place on…

Trump is expected to join Giuliani at Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers’ voter fraud event

President Donald Trump is expected to join his attorney Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, where Republican state lawmakers are holding a “hearing” on allegations of fraud in this month’s election, two sources familiar with the plans told CNN. Trump expressed strong interest in joining Giuliani for the trip and directed aides to make…

Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL trailblazer, dies at 86 after battle with Covid-19

Fred Sasakamoose, the National Hockey League’s first Indigenous player, died Tuesday at 86, according to his son Neil Sasakamoose, who delivered the news in an emotional video on Facebook. Fred Sasakamoose’s death came five days after being hospitalized in Saskatchewan, Canada, with Covid-19. “This Covid virus just did so much damage into his lungs, he…

K-pop band BTS earn their first Grammy nomination for hit song ‘Dynamite’

K-pop group BTS, arguably the biggest boy band in the world, earned their first ever Grammy Award nomination on Tuesday for their hit song ‘Dynamite.’ They were nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category, alongside other pop giants like Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Bon Iver, and Justin Bieber and Quavo.…

California prosecutors say thousands of people, including inmates, fraudulently applied for stimulus money and may have cost the state $1 billion

Thousands of inmates throughout California — including death row inmates — may have bilked the state’s unemployment benefits system of up to a billion dollars in what prosecutors called “the largest ever taxpayer fraud to occur in this state’s history.” Murderers, rapists, child molesters and serial killers are among thousands of prisoners implicated in a…

Global stocks press pause after Wall Street extends its huge rally

Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday after the Dow closed above 30,000 points for the first time, hitting pause on a market rally that has been fueled by encouraging vaccine news and signs that a formal transition of power is underway in Washington. US stock futures were little changed ahead of the open. Dow futures…

Pardon for Michael Flynn under discussion at the White House

The White House has discussed a possible pardon for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, three sources told CNN on Tuesday. However, those sources cautioned that Trump could change his mind about making such a move. There have been discussions about pardoning multiple people in the President’s orbit, the sources told CNN.…

Key Democrat warns Biden not to nominate Mike Morell as CIA director

A key Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is warning President-elect Joe Biden that he should avoid nominating a top contender for the job of CIA director, Mike Morell, because his record as a “torture apologist” makes confirmation a “nonstarter.” Morell, who was a deputy director of the CIA under President Barack Obama and twice…

Need a Covid-19 nurse? That’ll be $8,000 a week

In March, Claire Tripeny was watching her dream job fall apart. She’d been working as an intensive care nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, and loved it, despite the mediocre pay typical for the region. But when Covid-19 hit, that calculation changed. She remembers her employers telling her and her colleagues to “suck…

Toronto Zoo polar bear promoted to ‘honorary master corporal’ by the Canadian Army

The Canadian Army is celebrating the promotion of one of its furriest members. Juno the polar bear, who lives at the Toronto Zoo, was adopted by the army shortly after she was born on Remembrance Day 2015. Polar bears are the army’s official mascot, and given her birthdate, she was named for the Canadian landings…

Hal Ketchum, legendary country music artist, dies at 67 after battle with dementia

Country music singer Hal Ketchum passed away at the age of 67 on Monday night due to complications from dementia, his wife said. “With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of dementia,” Ketchum’s wife, Andrea, confirmed in a post on the late singer’s…

Biden becomes first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes

Joe Biden has become the first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes, with his record-breaking number of popular votes still likely to increase in the coming days as ballots continue to be counted across the nation. As of Tuesday evening, Biden had won more than 80,011,000 votes, while President Donald Trump had…

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