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College basketball begins strange season in empty…

A college basketball season like no other kicked off with dozens of games across the country

Special needs dog becomes source of joy and…

Special needs dog becomes source of joy and inspiration for millions

'Adorable' Owl Didn't Need People Anymore

A tiny owl is back in the wild after an eventful two weeks that included a trip to Manhattan and a sojourn in a wildlife center where he was given all the mice he could eat. Rocky, an adult female saw-whet owl, was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree...

Lemurs get Thanksgiving feast at Chicago area zoo

Some ring-tailed lemurs were treated to a Thanksgiving feast at a Chicago area zoo. Their meal included turkey made of primate biscuits with honey, steamed corn and green beans and mashed potatoes with banana baby food for gravy. (Nov. 25)

How to Treat Cystic Acne When You Can't Get To…

Cystic acne is considered to be the most severe type of acne. Not only are cystic lesions unsightly, but they're also painful and not easily gotten rid of. According to Allure Magazine, cystic pimples don't contain a core of dead skin or pus. That means if you try to squeeze one, it won't work. Instead, you get trauma and more inflammation, leading to scarring and skin discoloration. If you can't run to a dermatologist for a quick cortisone injection, start by putting ice on the cystic lesion for a few seconds, then moisturize. Then, apply both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide ointments. The former should be at around 1.5 to 2 percent. The latter should be at around 2.5 percent. Finally, top it off with some oil-free moisturizer, and mask redness with a green color-correcting concealer. Good luck!

Paper shredding drives false election claims in…

Routine paper shredding pickups of non-relevant election materials and tax documents in a Georgia county are being distorted on social media to raise questions around the vote

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The Weeknd Speaks out Against ‘Corrupt’ Grammys…

The Weeknd Speaks out Against ‘Corrupt’ Grammys After Nominations Snub. Singer-songwriter The Weeknd has accused the Grammys of being “corrupt” after receiving no nominations for the 2021 award show. . In a post to Twitter, The Weeknd called for “transparency” from the Recording Academy. . The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…, The Weeknd, via Twitter. In a follow-up post, he then referenced a ‘Rolling Stone’ report that claims he was intentionally snubbed. A source “close to the situation” says the two parties had a disagreement over whether he could perform at both the Grammys and the 2021 Super Bowl. . They “eventually agreed” that he could perform both events, but that decision is now seemingly up in the air. . Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited!, The Weeknd, via Twitter. In a separate complaint, Justin Bieber also took to social media following the nominations announcement to voice his own criticisms. Bieber, who received three nominations for his album, ‘Changes,’ expressed his disappointment in not being recognized in the R&B categories. . For this not to be put into that category feels weird considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style all the way down to the hip hop drums that were chosen it is undeniable, unmistakably an R&B album!, Justin Bieber, via Twitter

Oh, Snap! Why Obama's Looking Forward To The…

Former President Barack Obama threw some geographic shade at the Trump administration in an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. Business Insider reports Obama praised President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy picks for the incoming administration. Obama said that he was looking forward to seeing an administration where people 'know where countries are.' In June 2017, President Donald Trump reportedly mispronounced Nepal and Bhutan as "Nipple" and "Button." When looking at a map, the leader of the free world had to be told where the countries were located.

For US Troops, Thanksgiving Will Be Very Different

The Pentagon has shipped over a quarter million pounds of Thanksgiving dinner, including 51,000 pounds of roast turkey, to troops serving overseas—but their holiday dinners will be a very different experience this year. The Defense Department says that to stop the spread of COVID at overseas bases, Thanksgiving...

Tornado tears roof off apartment complexes in…

Dozens of families are looking for a new place to live after an EF2 tornado damaged apartment complexes and businesses in Arlington, Texas, on Nov. 24.

Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National…

Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National Security Adviser. President Donald Trump announced Flynn's pardon on Wednesday via Twitter. It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon, Donald Trump, via Twitter. Trump's former national security adviser pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI ... ... about conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak in December of 2016. Flynn is the only White House official to be convicted of crimes connected to the Mueller investigation. The investigation sought to uncover possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to ensure Trump's election in 2016. Under Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department recently sought to withdraw the charges against Flynn. Trump's pardon brings an end to Flynn's case

Stephen Bannon switching lawyers in border wall…

A prominent Washington lawyer defending President Donald Trump's former chief strategist against charges that he cheated donors to a southern border wall says he's no longer the right lawyer for the job

Christmas tree owl released into the wild

An owl that was discovered inside this year's Rockefeller Christmas tree after it was transported from upstate New York to New York City has been released back into the wild. (Nov. 25)

Muslim Model: 'I Can Only Blame Myself' for What…

A trailblazing fashion model say she's giving up runway shows after they made her lose sight of her religious beliefs, the Guardian reports. Halima Aden, one of the first hijab-wearing models to walk for big fashion labels, says the industry forced her to compromise too much—from wearing jeans on...

AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine…

AstraZeneca and Oxford University acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their COVID-19 vaccine

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Watch how Starlink satellites get deployed in…

Watch how Starlink satellites get deployed in space

After Years of Denials, the NRA Fesses Up

Looks like NRA execs really have been taking from the cookie jar. After years of denials, the National Rifle Association now admits that current and former executives—including current CEO Wayne LaPierre—recklessly used NRA funds for their personal enrichment, the Washington Post reports. According to a 2019 tax filing,...

New video game offers fresh take on Spider-Man

Actor Nadji Jeter says his titular teen character in the new "Spider-Man: Miles Morales" video game is "going through the changes." (Nov. 25)

Feel The Burn? Site Will Livestream Burning Your…

Fire can destroy, but it can also be part of a deeply cathartic emotional cleanse. As the dumpster fire known as 2020 staggers to an ignoble end, Hey.Science is offering the chance to see one's grief and rage go up in flames. Literally. According to Gizmodo, just email dumpsterfire@hey.com with a PG-13 rated rant about you want to see in life burnt to cinders. Your email will be printed out, placed on a conveyor belt, fed into a burning dumpster, and live-streamed on the internet. Feel the burn!

Mahomes vs. Brady spices up Thanksgiving holiday…

Andy Reid knows quarterbacks

Thanksgiving Ravens-Steelers Game Postponed Due…

Thanksgiving Ravens-Steelers Game Postponed Due to COVID-19. The NFL made the announcement on Wednesday after several Ravens players and staff members were placed on the COVID-19 Reserve List. The list contains players or team employees who have either been deemed "high risk" or who have tested positive for the virus. As of Wednesday afternoon, two other Thanksgiving matchups are still on. Those games are the Detroit Lions vs. the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Football Team

Trump Flips Fox From Friend To Foe

For years, President Donald Trump was a Fox News superfan, routinely phoning in to give impromptu interviews and receive gushing praise. But now, Business Insider reports Trump is waging war against the network. What's more, he's encouraging his supporters to migrate over to more MAGA-friendly channels like Newsmax and One America News Network. As it increasingly challenges Trump's baseless election fraud claims, Fox News is under a siege of its own making. With its recognition of Joe Biden as President-elect, Fox News' favorability ratings among Republicans fell by 13% following the election.

Trump Grants Full Pardon to Michael Flynn

President Trump will be in office for another 55 days—but he's not waiting until the last minute to issue pardons. The president announced Wednesday that he is granting a pardon to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his...

Penumbral lunar eclipse to appear before November…

If you plan on catching the penumbral lunar eclipse, we hope you get plenty of rest and some coffee. This celestial event occurs before the last sunrise of the month on Nov. 30.

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778,000 More Americans Filed First-Time…

778,000 More Americans Filed , First-Time Unemployment , Claims Last Week. The Labor Department released the latest figures on Wednesday. First-time claims have risen for the second week in a row. The amount of claims was also more than the 735,000 economists were expecting. Continued jobless claims were down from the previous week at 6.1 million. As of Nov. 7, 4.5 million more people have received Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. leaving over 20.4 million Americans still dependent on some form of unemployment benefits. . It is quite clear that the intensification of the pandemic, the pullback by the public and government mandated lockdowns are clearly combining to cause an increase in first time claims, Thomas Simons, money market economist with Jefferies, via CNN Business. Despite the potential arrival of a mass produced and distributed vaccine, this economy demands fiscal aid now, Thomas Simons, money market economist with Jefferies, via CNN Business

Trump refuses to accept Biden's win as transition…

President Donald Trump is baselessly claiming anew that he won the 2020 election — even though he did not — and uttered one falsehood after another as he called into an event held by Pennsylvania Republicans to investigate unproven allegations of voter fraud

San Francisco airport sees fewer holiday travelers

San Francisco International Airport is seeing fewer travelers passing through terminals ahead of Thanksgiving compared with the same time last year. Federal and state authorities have urged people to avoid air travel as the coronavirus surges. (Nov. 25)