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NewsweekJan 19, 2021
Is Inauguration Day a National Holiday? Everything You Need to Know as Biden Takes Office
Amid the ongoing pandemic and heightened security concerns, the public has been urged to avoid traveling to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration, which normally draws hundreds of thousands of spectators.

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Ashley Biden 'Doesn't Think' Trumps Will Follow Tradition by Inviting Bidens to White House (Newsweek)
Joe Biden's Social Media Following Up by Millions in Week Before Inauguration (Newsweek)

BBC Front PageJan 19, 2021
Biden to block Trump's Covid rule change on president's final day in office
The outgoing president wanted to lift travel bans on visitors from much of Europe and Brazil.

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Why lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19 after Capitol riot, despite vaccinations (ABC News)

NewsweekJan 19, 2021
Ex-U.S Envoy Says World Leaders Fear Another Donald Trump in Four Years
Lewis Lukens says the Biden administration will have to work hard to rebuild relationships with global partners after the Trump years.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJan 19, 2021
'Please don't stop the rescue': Crews race to save trapped miners in China
"Please don't stop the rescue," said a handwritten note from the miners. "We have hope."

NewsweekJan 19, 2021
Lauren Boebert Says Claims She Gave Rioters Capitol Tour Are 'Categorically False'
The Colorado congresswoman said that the claims made on CNN by Rep. Steve Cohen had endangered her family and her staff.

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‘What Kind of Message Is That?': How Republicans See the Attack on the Capitol (Int'l Herald Tribune)

CBC Top StoriesJan 19, 2021
Could new virus variants derail COVID-19 vaccination efforts? Scientists hope not
The more opportunities the coronavirus has to replicate, the more it will evolve, potentially creating a new variant that won't be mitigated by current vaccines. With concerning sets of mutations already popping up around the world, scientists are on high alert.



CNN WorldJan 19, 2021
Opinion: Why Putin wants to keep Navalny locked up
With Alexei Navalny back in Russia five months after surviving a poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok, his courageous return presented Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who Navalny believes ordered his killing -- with two choices: allow the high-profile activist to continue to be a thorn in his side or lock him up in the hopes that he fades into obscurity.

NewsweekJan 19, 2021
Iran Sends Mixed Signals About Nuclear Deal Ahead of Joe Biden Inauguration
Iranian officials have said they are open to Biden's proposal to revive the JCPOA nuclear deal.

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The awesome stakes of Joe Biden's presidency (FT.com - Comment & Analysis)

NewsweekJan 19, 2021
Stunning Biden Inauguration Photos Show Thousands of Flags Planted Across National Mall
The approximately 191,500 U.S. flags are said to represent those who are unable to watch the inauguration in person.

NYTimes GlobalJan 19, 2021
Biden's Nominees Face Hearings as Trump Plans Final Pardons
Several of President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet nominees will have hearings today, including his picks to lead the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense. President Trump is expected to issue dozens of pardons.

FT.com - EuropeJan 19, 2021
Coronavirus latest: One in eight people in England have Covid antibodies, ONS estimates
Having won by projecting competence and renewal, the new president has a narrow window to get things done

NewsweekJan 19, 2021
Emanuel Jackson, Capitol Rioter Who Beat Police With Baseball Bat, Turns Himself In
Emanuel Jackson handed himself in to police after images and video of him in Washington, D.C. were shared by authorities.

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US Capitol riots: Trump supporter arrested after Pelosi 'data theft' (BBC News Front Page | World)

CNBC World NewsJan 19, 2021
Canada is set to have one the world's biggest green hydrogen plants
A subsidiary of German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp has been awarded an engineering contract for the project.

NPR Topics: NewsJan 19, 2021
Mets Terminate General Manager Who Reportedly Sent Lewd Texts To Reporter
The team's owner said Jared Porter has been terminated after ESPN reported he repeatedly sent explicit messages to a reporter while he worked for the Chicago Cubs in 2016.

BBC Front PageJan 19, 2021
US historians on what Donald Trump's legacy will be
The last four years have been a whirlwind - we asked the experts to break down Trump's key moments.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 19, 2021
Mets GM Jared Porter Fired Over Harassment of Female Reporter
Jared Porter reportedly sent dozens of unsolicited text messages — including one with a nude photo — to a reporter in 2016.

NewsweekJan 19, 2021
Donald Trump Will Try to Play Second Impeachment to His Advantage, As He Did the First
The president faces a Senate trial and the prospect of being barred from holding office, however he might still look to turn the situation and outcome to his advantage.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJan 19, 2021
Australian Open: Two more players 'test positive' amid quarantine row
The news comes amid a growing row over quarantine rules for the players ahead of the tournament.

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Quarantined tennis stars face off with officials ahead of Australian Open (MSNBC Int'l News)

CBC Top StoriesJan 19, 2021
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
Some provincial authorities saw encouraging signs in the fight against COVID-19 on Monday, even as experts warned that it's too soon to draw conclusions from the data and provinces scrambled to deal with a looming shortage of Pfizer vaccines.



Int'l Herald TribuneJan 19, 2021
Good Riddance, Leader McConnell
The judgment of history will be damning.

CNN WorldJan 19, 2021
Australian Open controversy offers preview of what's to come ahead of Olympics
The quarantine controversy over tennis' Australian Open has raised questions about whether large-scale international sporting events can take place in the middle of a pandemic and could offer a preview of the difficulties facing this summer's Tokyo Olympics.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 19, 2021
C.E.O.s, Former Officials Call for a Post-Trump Globalism Revival
A group of company leaders and former policymakers argue that "globalism" isn't an epithet. Instead, they argue, it is the way forward.

BBC Front PageJan 19, 2021
Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.

NewsweekJan 19, 2021
'Pokémon Go' Kyogre and Groudon Raids: Counters and Everything You Need to Know
Catch enough Groudon and Kyogre, and you'll be rewarded with a special Rayquaza.

CNBC World NewsJan 19, 2021
A ‘perfect storm' is brewing in the global response to Covid, WEF risk report panelist warns
The World Economic Forum shares its outlook for the biggest threats globally in its 2021 risk report.

BBC Front PageJan 19, 2021
'Egg on face' for Vaughan and Sehwag takes aim at 'Australian arrogance' - social media reaction
The cricket world, including former stars Michael Vaughan and Virender Sehwag, react to India's outstanding win over Australia.

NPR Topics: NewsJan 19, 2021
WATCH LIVE: Homeland Security Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas' Confirmation Hearing
Mayorkas, who would be the first Latino and first immigrant to lead DHS, was previously the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

NYTimes GlobalJan 19, 2021
What to Know About the Delays in Unemployment Payments
Tuesday: An update on the state's plagued unemployment system. Also: California's changing of the guard.

NewsweekJan 19, 2021
Aubrey Huff Thinks Donald Trump Will Be President Again in 4 Months
The former MLB player has long been a vocal Trump supporter and has repeatedly pushed baseless claims the election, and Joe Biden's victory, was rigged.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJan 19, 2021
Italy PM Conte faces crucial Senate vote to stay in power
The vote in Italy's upper house was triggered by a row over EU funds to tackle Covid.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJan 19, 2021
'Too many heroes to name' - India savour famous victory over Australia
India's series-clinching victory over Australia at the Gabba is one of their "greatest wins ever" according to former batsman Mohammad Kaif.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 19, 2021
What to Watch in Janet Yellen's Confirmation Hearing: Live Business Updates


FT.com - EuropeJan 19, 2021
Italy's Giuseppe Conte faces key Senate confidence vote
Prime minister prevailed in lower house but faces a tougher task in upper chamber

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 19, 2021
Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands.

NPR Topics: NewsJan 19, 2021
Poll: Most Americans Think Trump Will Be Remembered As A Subpar President
By a 60%-to-27% margin, Americans said they thought Trump would go down as either one of the worst presidents in history or below average. President-elect Joe Biden is viewed more positively.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJan 18, 2021
Rescuers make contact with trapped gold miners in China
Hopes raised after 12 workers trapped by an explosion at a gold mine in eastern China make contact with rescuers.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 18, 2021
Biden Will Kick Off Inaugural Events at a Ceremony Honoring Victims of Covid-19
Events on Wednesday, when Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes the oath of office, will have a more celebratory theme.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJan 18, 2021
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urges protesters 'take to the streets'
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posted a video online urging Russians to take to the streets to protest against the government. Navalny was arrested after landing back in Moscow from Berlin. The dissident, who was in Germany receiving medical treatment after being poisoned, has been sentenced to an initial 30 day period in jail.

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After Arrest, Kremlin Critic Navalny Calls On Supporters To 'Take To The Streets' (NPR Topics: News)

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 18, 2021
Coronavirus Travel Ban: Trump Orders Lifting While Biden Aides Vow to Block Move
The president's proclamation, which would not take effect until Jan. 26, after Joe Biden assumes office, was part of a flurry of orders that Mr. Biden is likely to reverse.

NPR Headline NewsJan 18, 2021
Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia On The Arrest Of Russian Opposition Leader
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, about the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and its implications for global relations with Russia.

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Russia jails opposition activist Navalny for 30 days (FT.com - Europe)

MSNBC Int'l NewsJan 18, 2021
Detained on return to Russia, opposition leader faces court hearing in police station
The Putin critic returned to Russia after receiving treatment after being poisoned with what German scientists said was a Russian-made chemical weapon.

CNBC World NewsJan 18, 2021
Foreigners poured money into China as the world struggled with the coronavirus pandemic
In the capital city of Beijing, foreign investors claimed more than a third of commercial real estate deals last year, property manager JLL said Thursday.

BBC Front PageJan 18, 2021
Covid vaccine: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'
It accuses richer nations of a "me-first" approach to Covid vaccine, and hoarding precious supplies.

BBC Front PageJan 18, 2021
Biden inauguration rehearsal paused amid US Capitol lockdown
The city is on edge after the riots at the Congress building in which five people died.

BBC Front PageJan 18, 2021
Alexei Navalny: Poisoned Putin critic Navalny to be kept in custody
It follows his dramatic return to Russia, five months after a nerve agent attack almost killed him.

NYT Middle EastJan 18, 2021
Egypt Denied an Oxygen Failure Killed Covid Patients. We Found That It Did.
For many Egyptians, a video offered a rare and uncensored view of the coronavirus's real toll at the peak of Egypt's second wave of the pandemic.

CNBC World NewsJan 18, 2021
U.S., European officials condemn arrest of poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny, as calls grow for his immediate release
Navalny had been recuperating in Germany after narrowly surviving what has since been independently confirmed as poisoning by a Novichok nerve agent.

NPR Topics: NewsJan 18, 2021
Biden's Inauguration Is Going To Look Very Different. Here's What To Know
President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration has been largely downsized because of the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns after the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6.

BBC Front PageJan 18, 2021
Johnson 'glad' to see Trump go, says ex-Civil Service head Lord Sedwill
People who say Boris Johnson does not want Joe Biden as president are "mistaken", says Lord Sedwill.

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Tennessee Fires Football Coach Amid Investigation (Int'l Herald Tribune)

BBC News Front Page | WorldJan 18, 2021
Olivier Duhamel: French incest allegations prompt victims to speak out
A sex abuse case involving a well-known intellectual sparked a deluge of testimonies by victims of abuse.

NPR Headline NewsJan 18, 2021
For Many Areas, Count Of Homeless Population Is Canceled, Or Delayed
The annual street survey of homeless people is being delayed or put off completely in some parts of the U.S. during the pandemic, even as the country's unsheltered population appears to be growing.

NPR Headline NewsJan 18, 2021
City Across The U.S. Hold Virtual MLK Day Celebrations
Most of the annual Martin Luther King Day celebrations were canceled due to the pandemic. But after a year dominated by racial turmoil, many cities decided to commemorate the holiday virtually.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 18, 2021
Russian Court Orders Aleksei Navalny Held for 30 Days
Mr. Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition leader, was arrested at a Moscow airport after five months in Germany. The hearing took place inside the police station where he was being detained.

NPR Headline NewsJan 16, 2021
When An Ambitious White House Agenda Meets A Split Senate
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Gregory Koger, a political science professor at the University of Miami, about the challenge President-elect Biden faces passing legislation in a split Senate.

Christian Science Monitor--worldDec 16, 2020
As Biden waits in wings, Pakistan takes a preemptive swipe at India
A Pakistani diplomatic campaign that seeks to tarnish India's image on the world stage is aimed at the incoming Biden administration.
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