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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber’s conviction

Five judges at Scotland’s highest court of criminal appeal on Friday upheld the conviction of the only man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing…

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Electric eels work together to zap prey

The electric predators work in groups to herd and “zap” their prey in unison, scientists shocked to discover. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55652672 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Climate change: ‘Exceptionally hot’ 2020 concludes warmest decade

The years between 2011 and 2020 were the hottest on record, and 2020 was among the warmest of all. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55663544 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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‘I’m no cult member’: Trump supporter starts ranting at her brother in bizarre TV interview

This week, Channel 4 in Britain aired an investigation of the Capitol invasion, and spoke with a group of “die-hard” Trump supporters in Lorton, Virginia,…

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Bad omen for UK as Tower of London raven missing, feared dead

One of the Tower of London’s ravens, the conspiracy of birds whose fate is said to be intertwined with that of Britain, is missing, feared…

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Social media giants mishandled Trump: Wikipedia founder

Twitter and Facebook repeatedly mishandled Donald Trump as he pushed baseless claims, including his assertion that US presidential election he lost was rigged, Wikipedia founder…

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US vaccinates 10 million against Covid but remains behind target

More than 10 million people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, official data showed Wednesday, even as the…

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World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting: a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago in…

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Biden names Samantha Power as US aid chief, boosts role

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated former ambassador Samantha Power, a forceful advocate of humanitarian diplomacy, to lead US foreign aid and elevated the position’s…

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US Olympic swim champion Keller among Capitol invaders: reports

Two-time US Olympic swim champion Klete Keller was identified among a mob that broke into the US Capitol last week in a deadly insurrection, according…

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9,000 died in Irish homes for ‘illegitimate’ infants: report

Some 9,000 children died in Ireland’s “mother and baby homes”, where unmarried mothers were routinely separated from their infant offspring, according to an official report…

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‘Sad and embittered loser’: Trump slammed for ‘devaluing’ Presidential Medal of Freedom in scathing op-ed

On Tuesday, writing for Inc. Magazine, high-tech investor Howard Tullman excoriated President Donald Trump for “devaluing” the Presidential Medal of Freedom by awarding it to…

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EU gets vaccine boost as WHO dampens hope of herd immunity

The European Union started the approval process for its third vaccine on Tuesday after WHO scientists warned that herd immunity from coronavirus was unlikely this…

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New England coach Bill Belichick turns down Trump’s presidential medal offer

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Monday he will not accept the presidential medal of freedom that President Trump was set to award…

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Listen to this 1964 interview with J.R.R. Tolkien

Denys Gueroult of the BBC interviewed J.R.R. Tolkien in 1964. I enjoyed listening to the posh accents at least as much as the discussion about…

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Pope, Queen Elizabeth join vaccine drive as German deaths top 40,000

The pope and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against the coronavirus as Germany on Sunday reported…

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‘You didn’t have the spine’: Chris Wallace chews up Mick Mulvaney for resigning at the last minute

Fox News host Chris Wallace grilled former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who was serving as special envoy for Northern Ireland, for…

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The pandemic is causing a surge in pet abandonment

Alice Mayn runs Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary, a sanctuary in the small California city of Petaluma for large breed dogs over the age of…

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Liberty University the lone holdout after every other college strips Trump of honorary degrees

The bizarre case of Donald Trump and Liberty University is drawing renewed scrutiny as the Evangelical school refuses to revoke Trump’s honorary degree following his…

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Capitol attack by Trump supporters has US companies looking at slashing support for the GOP: report

On Saturday, The Washington Post reported that the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has caused historically conservative corporations and trade groups to re-examine their financial…

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Most COVID-19 patients have at least one symptom 6 months on: study?

More than three quarters of people hospitalized with Covid-19 still suffered from at least one symptom after six months, according to a study published Saturday…

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