Month: January 2021

The Times Square ball drop’s raucous past and lonely present – The Washington Post

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New Year’s revelries muted by virus as curtain draws on 2020 – The Associated Press

This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with many bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. From the South Pacific to New York City, pandemic restrictions on open air gatherings saw people turning to made-for-TV fireworks displays or packing it in early since they could …

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Brexit Arrives With Border Controls Reinstated Between Britain And The EU – NPR

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed after bail revoked – The Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s highest court on Thursday revoked media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s bail after prosecutors succeeded in asking the judges to send him back to detention. Lai had been granted bail on Dec. 23 after three weeks in custody on charges of fraud and endangering national security. His appeal hearing is slated …

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Polis says indoor dining “reasonably safe” in move from Level Red to Orange – The Denver Channel

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday said bringing back indoor dining drove his decision to ask state health officials to move Denver and other large counties from Level Red on the state’s COVID-19 dial to Level Orange. “There are ways to have a reasonably safe dining experience” indoors, Polis told Denver7 in an interview …

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Preparing for a new year, many have a message for the old one: good riddance. – The New York Times

Last New Year’s Eve, a million strong crowd flooded Midtown Manhattan, kissing and cheering in the warm glow of 2020’s promise. This New Year’s Eve, just a few hundred will gather in Times Square — dozens of frontline workers among them — and only then by special invitation. With temperatures checked and face masks secured, …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Covid-19 Hospitalizations Top 125,000 for the First Time – The Wall Street Journal

A pharmacist at a Wisconsin hospital has been arrested for allegedly removing doses of Covid-19 vaccine from a refrigerator overnight to render them useless so that people who received them would believe they had been inoculated when they had not, police said. The Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wisc., initially disclosed the event on Saturday, …

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