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Chicago weekend gun violence leaves at least 10 shot, 4 fatally across the city

February 15, 2021

At least four people have been killed and six others wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend. In the latest deadly attack, a man was fatally shot early Sunday in Austin on the West Side. Officers found the 37-year-old laying on the ground about 12:20 a.m. in the 5900-block of West Bloomingdale Avenue […]

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Biden signs immigration executive order creating task force to reunite families separated at border

February 3, 2021

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without support from Congress. His orders on family separation, border security and legal immigration bring to nine the number of executive actions on immigration during his first two […]

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COVID-19 variants detected worldwide-WHO

February 3, 2021

Data collected by the World Health Organization show that the coronavirus variant first reported in Britain has been confirmed in 75 countries and territories and is being verified in five others. The WHO data as of Tuesday also show that the variant first reported in South Africa has been verified in 34 nations and territories. […]

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A Temple bell from China arrives in Nagasaki

February 3, 2021

A huge bell has arrived at a temple in Nagasaki City, southern Japan, as a token of peace from a province in China. The bell was donated by Fujian Province, southern China, in recognition of ties dating back more than 360 years. In Japan’s early Edo period, Zen master Ingen from Wanfu Temple in Fujian […]

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Illinois lawmakers introduce unemployment benefits tax relief bill

February 3, 2021

 Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and Congressional Representative Bill Foster introduced legislation to provide tax relief for anyone who used unemployment benefits last year. Called the Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits Tax Relief Act, the bill would waive federal income taxes on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits collected in 2020. That relief is applicable […]

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SpaceX Starship rocket explodes as it attempts to land in test run

February 3, 2021

This is the dramatic moment a SpaceX rocket exploded into a fireball mid-air during an attempted test flight landing. Footage captures the craft burning up and plummeting to the ground during the high-altitude flight test in the United States. The Starship SN9 rocket was reduced to a burning wreck at the company’s development facility in Boca Chica, South […]

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Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered Ryanair to remove Jab and Go advert

February 3, 2021

Ryanair has been ordered to remove an “irresponsible” advert depicting misleading claims about coronavirus vaccinations by the advertising watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had received 2,370 complaints about the advert – which was shown from December to January -making it the third most complained about of all time. The advert encouraged consumers […]

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Roselle woman, 22, Snapchats herself pouring boiling water on her sleeping boyfriend

February 3, 2021

A 22-year-old woman allegedly poured boiling water on her boyfriend while he slept at their Roselle apartment, causing burns that required skin graft surgery. After Alexis Sykes dumped the boiling water on him early Jan. 2, she went to SnapChat and described watching his skin fall off his arms, according to the DuPage County state’s […]

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Japan plans to extend its state of emergency as Covid cases increases

February 2, 2021

Japan plans to extend its state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and eight other prefectures as the country continues to battle rising Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. The move comes as questions persist over the country’s readiness to host the Olympics, which are scheduled to be held in Tokyo this summer from […]

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EasyJet confirms 1,400 UK jobs cut as it warns only 10% of flights will run until March

January 28, 2021

Easy jet said its revenues plunged 88% at the end of last year, with turnover slumping to £165million. It flew just 18% of its normal schedule in the three months to the end of December, which saw the second coronavirus lockdown in England and tighter curbs on travel. But the airline said it expects a surge in […]

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