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Archive for November 23rd, 2020
Too much happened in 2020 for Oxford Languages to choose a single word of the year. So they opted for dozens.
The lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary couldn't sum up the year in just one word — so they went with a whole list instead.
Elizabeth Hawse, a pediatrician in Lexington, Ky., says she's seen a big increase in the number of children testing positive for the coronavirus. The governor has shut schools' in-person classes.
President-elect Joe Biden's appointee was previously the deputy director of the CIA and the White House deputy national security advisor.
Joe Biden plans to nominate the former Federal Reserve chair as his Treasury secretary. She would play a leading role in helping the economy recover from the pandemic.
The General Services Administration is offering a briefing for congressional leaders behind closed doors next week.
American Airlines reversed a recent policy that banned wheelchairs weighing more than 300 pounds, which includes many power wheelchairs, from some of its regional jets following an NPR report.
Shamima Begum, now 21, left London with two other schoolgirls in 2015 to join the terrorist organization and is now in a detention camp in Syria. The U.K. revoked her citizenship last year.
The state, in which President-elect Joe Biden is ahead by more than 155,000 votes, is scheduled to certify its election results on Monday afternoon.
Ultimately, minor delays in a handful of counties fully certifying their results shouldn't affect the overall certification process statewide.
Previous spikes in South Korea were linked to outbreaks at churches and protests. Health officials say the current wave appears to have no links to any major groups or events.
It is the first such meeting between Israeli and Saudi leaders to be reported widely in Israeli media. Netanyahu reportedly met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
When the state of Kansas issued a mask mandate, 81 counties opted out. Researchers found coronavirus infection rates rose sharply in the opt-out counties, while falling in those that required masks.
Dozens of House Democrats have called on President-elect Joe Biden to make the New Mexico congresswoman the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history.
With vote certifications this week in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada, pressure will only build on the Republican dam of support for Trump's efforts to overturn the election results.
At a virtual meeting of the G20, the German chancellor said she was worried about vaccine availability.
In Kansas City, hospitals are treating local COVID-19 patients as well as patients transferred from rural counties in Missouri and Kansas, where there's no mandate or culture for wearing masks.
The president-elect is expected to announce the nomination of Blinken, who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser under President Obama, early this week.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
The LA Report
Many Gen Z and Millennial workers, whose careers have been shaped by forces like the recession, coronavirus pandemic and #MeToo, are dating in the workplace less than their predecessors.
It’s been eight months since the pandemic hit the United States, and some of us are experiencing a sense of burnout and emotional exhaustion as we navigate the changing safety orders, as well as health and financial concerns.
In a scathing ruling late Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann — a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania — compared the Trump campaign’s legal arguments to “Frankenstein’s Monster,” concluding that Trump’s team offered only “speculative accusations,” not proof of rampant corruption.
Skiers hoping to hit the slopes this winter are likely accustomed to worrying about snow conditions, but not the more pressing consideration this year: COVID-19 spread.
LA County Temporarily Nixes Outdoor Dining Starting Wednesday. How Will Restaurants Manage The Latest Shut Down?| November 23 2020, 8:59 AM
After issuing a stern warning last week about the rising spread of coronavirus, L.A. County officials have made good on their plan to increase restrictions if COVID-19 cases kept rising.
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, professor of epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.