Daily Archives: July 21, 2020

Dua Lipa sparks controversy with ‘Greater Albania’ map tweet 

Some accuse the singer of stoking Albanian nationalism, while others say she is defending people’s rights.

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Emma Donoghue’s ‘The Pull of the Stars’ sets a gripping story in the midst of the 1918 flu pandemic 

Donoghue’s tale of heroism, about a maternity ward nurse, reads like a thriller.

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Rich Americans’ homes generate 25% more greenhouse gasses than those less affluent 

An analysis of 93m US homes found that the most energy intensive dwellings are found in Maine, Vermont and WisconsinThe homes of wealthy Americans are major engines of the climate crisis, research has found, with the United States’ most affluent suburbs generating as much as 15 times the greenhouse gas emissions as nearby, poorer districts.An analysis of 93m […]

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The Latest: Washington DC tennis event canceled 

The tournament that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled

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Biden promises 3 million new caregiving, early education jobs in new economic policy 

Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to roll out the third pillar of his “Build Back Better” economic policy in a speech in New Castle, Delaware, Tuesday.

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Julie Donaldson hired by Washington’s NFL team to replace radio voice Larry Michael 

Donaldson is believed to be the first woman to be a full-time member of an NFL team’s broadcast crew.

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Concerts Aren’t Back. Livestreams Are Ubiquitous. Can They Do the Job? 

With no return date for shows in sight, fans and artists are adapting to a new way of experiencing music together. Whether it’ll keep everyone satisfied — and paid — is still unclear.

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California wildfire that’s burned over 28,500 acres seen from space 

The largest wildfire in California, which has been burning for more than a week and can be seen from space, is sending a large plume of smoke toward the Bay Area.

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Councils could face legal action for closing roads, says group 

The Alliance of British Drivers claims it is in consultation with lawyers regarding the legality of authorities shutting roads, widening cycle lanes and extending footpaths without public consultation.

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Coronavirus US: record hospitalisations in seven states as Trump resumes briefings – live 

US passes 3.8m coronavirus casesOcasio-Cortez responds to report Republican colleague accosted herPoll: almost a third of Americans believe death toll is less than reportedACLU says Trump sent Cohen back to prison ‘for writing a book’Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.41pm BST Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell addressed the Republican coronavirus r […]

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IBM Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level 

In trading on Tuesday, shares of International Business Machines crossed above their 200 day moving average of $129.18, changing hands as high as $132.17 per share. International Business Machines shares are currently trading up about 1.7% on the day.

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Minnesota Reports First Child Death From COVID-19 

The 9-month-old infant was thought to have no underlying health conditions and was not hospitalized.

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Coronavirus latest: Austria tightens regulations after rise in cases 

Austrians are again obliged to cover their faces in indoor spaces in public after an uptick in cases. Meanwhile, in Serbia, doctors have criticized the government’s response in an open letter. Follow DW for the latest.

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Russian cyberattackers pose ‘urgent threat’ to British security, report finds 

“Russian influence in the U.K. is the new normal,” according to the report by Parliament’s intelligence and security committee.

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Uber and Airbnb publicize diversity hiring targets 

Shining light on such goals is a controversial step companies are taking in response to pressure to hire more people of color.

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