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Chinese Embassy Twitter account locked for…

Twitter locked the account belonging to the Chinese Embassy in Washington after a tweet stated that Uighur women in Xinjiang have been emancipated and are no longer “baby making machines.”

What's Next For Donald Trump?

With his presidency coming to an end, what does the future hold for Donald Trump? Dr. Laura Belmonte, Professor of History at Virginia Tech, Matt Klink, GOP Strategist and Dr. Lincoln Mitchell of Columbia University weigh in.

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Twitter Resets @POTUS Account for President Joe…

Twitter Resets @POTUS Account for President Joe Biden . When Donald Trump became president, he inherited President Barack Obama's Twitter followers via the official government account. This time around, Twitter has decided not to transfer the previous administration's followers to Joe Biden. Instead, those who follow “relevant Biden and Harris accounts” will be notified that they can follow @POTUS and @VP. In addition, @PresElectBiden has become @POTUS, @FLOTUSBiden has become @FLOTUS and @SenKamalaHarris has become @VP. A new account for Harris' husband, @SecondGentleman, is also live. Trump's official government account will be archived as @POTUS45. Twitter maintains that the new protocol gives users the choice to follow the new accounts. President Biden's digital director, Rob Flaherty, says the follower reset is "Absolutely, profoundly insufficient.". Facebook and Instagram intend to transfer all 11 million White House followers to the Biden administration. Less than an hour after being sworn in, Biden posted his first tweet

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in…

Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug can prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations

Chaos At The Capitol

As congress convened to certify the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris a mob descended on the capitol in an attempt to block the confirmation. We unpick the events of the closing act of the Trump presidency.

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Columbus, Ohio, to spend $4.5M to improve police…

Officials in Columbus, Ohio, say they plan to invest $4.5 million in body-worn cameras for police and require officers use the cameras correctly

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced. The highly-anticipated game will be released on Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021. In 'New Pokémon Snap,' players will be a photographer on an ecological survey in the Lental region. As you zoom around in a self-driving vehicle taking pictures of Pokémon, . Lental region expert Professor Mirror will evaluate your snaps as part of your score. You can also interact with Pokémon by throwing them Fluffruit. The original 'Pokémon Snap' game was released in 1999 for Nintendo 64. Pokémon is also celebrating its 25th anniversary

Union Pacific delivered 3% more freight as…

Union Pacific’s fourth-quarter profit chugged ahead as shipping volume improved for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic slowed the economy to a crawl last year

Georgia Runoffs: Race To The Finish

Bringing a controversial election to a close and with control of the Senate hanging in the balance, all eyes were on the Peach State for the Georgia runoffs. We examine why this vote is so vital and hear from voters across the state on who they voted for.

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YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days

YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days. The video-sharing platform is the latest to ban the president after a mob of Trump extremists stormed the Capitol last week. After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. , YouTube, via statement. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days, YouTube, via statement. The specific content that violated YouTube's policies was not specified. The company also said that it would be "indefinitely disabling comments" on the account. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have also suspended Trump's accounts. In response to the censorship, Trump said the tech companies' actions were a "horrible thing for our country and to our country."

US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to…

U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high, as housing wrapped up its best year since 2006

Vaccine Side-Effects? You Can't Sue

Pharmaceutical companies are now able to avoid liability when it comes to vaccines.

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New Indiana Jones Video Game Teased by Bethesda…

New Indiana Jones Video Game Teased by Bethesda and Lucasfilm. Bethesda will collaborate with Lucasfilm Games and 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' developers Machine Games. A teaser was shared on Twitter. in which a hand picks up Indiana Jones' trademark hat, revealing a whip on a desk. One day before the game's announcement, Disney relaunched the Lucasfilm Games brand. 'Indiana Jones' video games date back to a 1982 Atari 2600 release and two adventure games from the late '80s and early '90s. 'Lego Indiana Jones 2' was released in 2009. A fifth 'Indiana Jones' movie will be released in 2022

US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to ongoing job cuts in a raging pandemic

The Future of Movies & TV in 2021

After a difficult year, movie-watching may never be the same ever again.

Twitter Bans Over 70,000 QAnon Accounts

Twitter Bans , Over 70,000 , QAnon Accounts . The move was made in the wake of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last week. Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts, Twitter, via blog post. These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service. , Twitter, via blog post. In some cases, these actions may have resulted in follower count changes in the thousands. , Twitter, via blog post. Earlier this week, President Trump was also permanently suspended from the platform "due to the risk of further incitement of violence." . Facebook and Instagram took similar actions against the president. Facebook also announced the removal of posts containing the phrase, "stop the steal,". because there is an "ongoing risk of violence associated with the term"

UK, EU in spat over diplomatic status of bloc's…

Britain has sparked a post-Brexit spat with the European Union by declining to grant the bloc’s first-ever ambassador to the country full diplomatic status

Twitter Cracks Down on COVID-19 Misinformation

Twitter will now delete tweets which contain dangerous information about the coronavirus vaccine.

White House: Biden confident in FBI head, will…

The White House press secretary says President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI Director Chris Wray and plans to keep him in the job

Facebook Is Removing All Content Mentioning 'Stop…

Facebook Is Removing All Content, Mentioning 'Stop the Steal'. Facebook announced the decision on Monday via a blogpost. We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordination Harm Police from Facebook and Instagram, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. We’ve been allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. But with continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, , Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, , Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. Facebook has also suspended President Donald Trump's account at least until after the inauguration

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Turkey launches charm offensive to ease tensions…

Turkey is launching a new effort to improve strained ties with the European Union

White House Holiday Traditions

From the Kennedy’s to the Obama’s, the inhabitants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have made the holiday’s their own. We take a look at holiday traditions of the past and present, including the Trump’s final Christmas in the White House.