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Michigan Certifies Biden Election Win: Officials

Georgia certified Joe Biden’s victory there on Friday after a recount (File) Washington, United States: Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers officially certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory in the state over Donald Trump on Monday, closing off another avenue for the outgoing president to contest his national defeat. The board voted three in favor to […]


Google Assistant Can Now Schedule Smart Home Commands to Control Lights and Others at a Specific Time

Google is rolling out a new update for Google Assistant that will enable users to control and adjust smart home hardware at a specific time. With the latest Scheduled Actions feature, users can specify a duration to Assistant with commands such as, “Hey Google, turn on the lights in five minutes,” to control smart home […]


Montrezl Harrell has doubts that Clippers wanted him back, calls Lakers signing a ‘business decision’

Fans might have missed out on a playoff series between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers, but the competition between the two franchises spilled into free agency with the Lakers signing Montrezl Harrell away from the Clippers. Harrell, speaking to reporters Monday on a videoconference call for the first time since signing a two-year, […]

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Lady Elizabeth Anson, Party Planner to the Royals, Dies at 79

Elizabeth’s parents divorced when she was 7, and her mother married Prince George of Denmark. Elizabeth was immediately sent to boarding school. She often said that she learned nothing there except good manners. When she was 15, her father died, and her older brother, Patrick Lichfield, then just 17, inherited the family’s 17th-century estate, Shugborough […]

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GOP Senator, Business Leaders Urge Prompt Biden Transition

WASHINGTON: Pressure is increasing on President Donald Trumps administration to authorize a formal transition process for President-elect Joe Biden as an increasing number of Republicans, national security experts and business leaders say it is time for that process to move forward. Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on Monday called for the head of the […]


Green Bay Packers’ Marquez Valdes-Scantling says he tweeted on threats to show players ‘human, too’

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Marquez Valdes-Scantling knows he should have protected the ball better on the second play of overtime, but the Green Bay Packers receiver doesn’t think he should have gotten threatening messages on social media after his fumble that set up the Indianapolis Colts‘ game-winning field goal on Sunday. “Social media gives cowards […]

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Worried about recession, Biden’s team presses for economic aid now.

Concerned over the increasing likelihood that the economy is headed for a “double-dip” recession early next year, aides to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. are pushing for Democratic congressional leaders to reach a quick compromise stimulus agreement, according to people familiar with the discussions. Until now, Mr. Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senator […]

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International Virus Sleuths Expected To Go To China Soon: WHO

The WHO has for months been working to send a team of international experts to China. Geneva, Switzerland: The World Health Organization said Monday it had received reassurances from Beijing that international experts would soon be able to travel to China to help investigate the animal origins of Covid-19. “We fully expect and have reassurances […]


Nashville SC spent big on Zimmerman, as MLS defender of the year has expansion side dreaming of MLS Cup

In the moments after Nashville’s 3-0 win on Friday night against Inter Miami, it was important for the team to acknowledge the historical significance. It had been over 22 years since an expansion team won a Major League Soccer playoff game and even though the play-in win came as part of an expanded field, in […]

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Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. LONDON — Eric Hall, Britain’s most extravagant soccer agent in the 1980s and ’90s, often confessed that he knew little about the sport. Many said that was his greatest strength, even if it also led […]