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South African government minister Jackson Mthembu dies of Covid-19

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:49
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday that Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has died of Covid-19.
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Is the QAnon movement dead?

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:47
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'The Masked Dancer' reveals the celebrity hiding under Cricket

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:46
Singer Brian McKnight was revealed to be the person who has been performing under the Cricket costume on Wednesday's "The Masked Dancer."
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Tim McGraw wasn't so sure about Taylor Swift naming a song after him

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:45
Tim McGraw did not feel like a spring chicken when he learned that Taylor Swift was naming a song named after him.
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Google agrees to pay French publishers for news

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:43
Google will pay news publications in France for the use of their content online in a landmark agreement that could soon be replicated elsewhere in Europe under new copyright laws.
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Is the QAnon movement dead?

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:43
• QAnon followers in frenzy of disbelief • Watch how conspiracy theorist reacted when Biden was sworn in
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Bees aren't getting enough sleep, thanks to some common pesticides

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:33
We are all better after a decent night's sleep -- and insects are no different.
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Chrissy Teigen lost a tooth in a Fruit Roll-Up at the inauguration

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:31
Good news and bad news for Chrissy Teigen. President Biden followed her on Twitter but she also lost a tooth.
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Watch the Terminator get his Covid-19 vaccine

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:16
"The Terminator" actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a video on Twitter of his experience getting the coronavirus vaccine at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Katy Perry boost Joe Biden at inauguration concert

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:15
Fireworks burst over the White House Wednesday for a star-studded night of socially distanced music celebrating America's new President Joe Biden, a pandemic-era special that replaced the traditional bevy of balls. A-listers made a valiant effort to keep up the energy at the mostly virtual, pre-produced show dubbed "Celebrating America." Among the few live artists was opener Bruce Springsteen, a man strumming his guitar in solitude, save for Abraham Lincoln in his neoclassical sanctuary. Clad in jeans, a black peacoat and three discreet gold hoops in his ears, America's dad played "Land of Hope and Dreams" to launch the special event hosted by actor Tom Hanks set at the Lincoln...

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First big suicide attack in Baghdad for three years kills at least 32

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:11
BAGHDAD --- Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people in Iraq's first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of Islamic State. Reuters journalists arriving after the blasts saw pools of blood and discarded shoes at the site, a clothing market in Tayaran Square in the center of the city. Health authorities said at least 110 people had been wounded. "One (bomber) came, fell to the ground and started complaining 'my stomach is hurting' and he pressed the detonator in his hand. It exploded immediately. People were torn to pieces," said a street vendor who did no...

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Malonzo, Muyang, Manzo submit PBA Draft applications

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:06
MANILA, Philippines---A slew of talent on Thursday submitted their applications for the coming 2021 PBA Draft with prospective top pick Jamie Malonzo leading the charge. Malonzo, 24, spent just one year with De La Salle in the UAAP but had a significant impact for the Green Archers averaging 15.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.2 steals en route to being part of the Season 82 Mythical Team. The 6-foot-6 forward also played for Mighty Sports that won the 2020 Dubai International Tournament. Other players that put their name on the pot are Larry Muyang, Jun Manzo, David Murrell, James Laput, and Michael Javelosa. Manzo was instrumental in the success of University of the Phi...

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Army now acknowledges the brother of Michael Flynn was a part of Army response to Capitol riot

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:55
The Army is now acknowledging that Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, was in the room for one of the key January 6 phone calls in which DC government and US Capitol Police were asking for National Guard troops to quell the unfolding violence at the US Capitol.
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Biden quickly issues plan to improve vaccine distribution

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:54
President Joe Biden's first full day in office Thursday will focus on getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control, rolling out his national strategy that includes several executive actions related to vaccinations and testing in hopes of moving the federal response in a different direction.
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ToonMe is making waves on Twitter — how wary should we be?

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:53
It's without a doubt the application of the moment on Twitter. A big hit on the social network, ToonMe can make us look like we're characters from a Pixar movie. On the platform, regular web users and celebrities alike are having a laugh as they post photos of themselves, seemingly unconcerned about sharing their personal data, which is a very real issue. Having your own Pixar or Disney-style avatar is now possible, but it doesn't come totally free. On Twitter, users have been having a blast playing around with ToonMe, an application that's been all the rage in recent days, making it one of the most downloaded apps on the App Store and Play Store. With just a few clicks and a p...

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Biden's first full day in office

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:52
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Snapchat filter marks inauguration of Joe Biden

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:39
Joe Biden's team has shown its social network savvy frequently during the presidential campaign. And inauguration day was no exception for involving fans virtually. In collaboration with the team of the 46th President of the United States, Snapchat launched a new filter. Using augmented reality, users of the application were able to pretend to be on the edge of the Capitol, using the front camera as confetti falls from the sky. According to The Verge, by using the back camera on their phone, users will be able to discover Joe Biden on a giant screen addressing them directly: "Hey Snapchat!!! It's me, Joe. Welcome to inauguration" in front of a crowd of selfies of the Democrat's...

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Biden's first full day in office

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:37
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‘Virus-free’ Turkmenistan to vaccinate foreign athletes

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:37
Turkmenistan plans to vaccinate foreign athletes competing in the isolated Central Asian state, one of the few countries in the world yet to declare a coronavirus case, state media said Thursday. The ex-Soviet nation is set to hold qualifying events for tennis' Davis Cup and will host the Track Cycling World Championships in October. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was shown discussing preparations for the sports events with another official, in a broadcast on a state-owned sports channel. The Turkmen leader said foreign athletes should be able to choose the vaccine they want to be inoculated with. "And we must provide this vaccination for free," he added. Kirill Dmi...

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Glastonbury music festival canceled for second year amid ongoing pandemic

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:31
The organizers of Glastonbury have announced that Britain's famous music festival will be canceled for a second consecutive year amid the coronavirus pandemic -- an ominous move for live music promoters and artists ahead of an uncertain summer.
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