Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
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Covid in North Dakota: One day inside a rural US hospital’s fight
BBC, 28 Nov 2020
Health workers at a 14-bed hospital in North Dakota are struggling to keep friends' family members alive, as rates of new Covid-19 infections soar in the US heartland's tight-knit communities.
Small towns like Grafton - with a population of around 4,000 - are especially vulnerable to a surge in critically ill patients, as local hospitals have limited space and staff.
Watch a day in the life of Unity Medical Center - told by the very people who work there.
Video by Alexandra Ostasiewicz
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No one elected to Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2021
CBS, 27 Jan 2021
For the first time since 2013, no players were voted entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2021.
Coronavirus: Manitoba imposes 14-day quarantine as new COVID-19 variant cases surface in Canada
CA, 27 Jan 2021
Manitoba is imposing a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone who enters the province, as anxiety grows over the more contagious COVID-19 variants.
Twitter Permanently Suspends MyPillow CEO For Election Misinformation | NBC News NOW
NBC, 27 Jan 2021
Twitter permanently suspended MyPillow CEO and Donald Trump ally Mike Lindell for repeated violations of Twitter’s election misinformation policy.
Tulsi Gabbard: Democrats are trying to turn America into a 'police state'
FOX, 27 Jan 2021
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard discusses her viral video claiming
Biden administration to buy 200 million more vaccines
Reuters, 27 Jan 2021
The United States aims to acquire an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, President Biden said, enough to inoculate most Americans by summertime, as he races to cu...
How did the UK get to 100,000 coronavirus deaths? night
BBC, 27 Jan 2021
More than 100,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, after 1,631 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded in the daily figures.
Campaign launches for tough immigration bill fight
AP, 27 Jan 2021
Immigrant rights activists energized by a new Democratic administration and majorities on Capitol Hill are gearing up for a fresh political battle to help push through President...
Biden signs four executive orders aimed at promoting racial equity
Guardian, 27 Jan 2021
The US president, Joe Biden, has signed four executive orders aimed at healing the racial divide in America, including one to curb the US government’s use of private prisons and...
How the pandemic is propelling demand for short-term college degrees
PBS, 27 Jan 2021
It’s been a brutal academic year for higher education, with enrollment down in the fall more than 560,000 undergraduate students compared to 2019.
Donald Trump's legal position explained
FT, 27 Jan 2021
The FT's US legal and enforcement correspondent Kadhim Shubber looks at the many legal challenges facing the ex-president, from impeachment to a criminal investigation into his ...
Public service: former Hong Kong lawmaker uses new restaurant to dish up examples of policy change
SCMP, 27 Jan 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Jeremy Tam Man-ho is a former Hong Kong lawmaker who had previously worked as a pilot for 18 years.
Betty Liu With Three Reasons Why SPACs Are So Popular
Bloomberg, 27 Jan 2021
Jan.26 -- Betty Liu, D and Z Media Acquisition president and
Families remember their loved one as UK Covid death toll passes 100,000
ITV, 27 Jan 2021
Behind the stark statistic of 100000 UK coronavirus deaths lie countless memories and stories of the people who have lost their lives to the virus.
COVID-19: Expensive hotel isolation deters travel abroad
Sky, 27 Jan 2021
The government is trying to deter travel abroad with mandatory 10 day hotel isolation that could cost up to £1,500.
Johnson takes 'full responsibility' as UK deaths top 100,000
AFP, 27 Jan 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he takes "full responsibility for everything that the government has done" as the UK's Covid-19 death toll tops 100,000.
Thousands flee violence in Central African republic
FRANCE24, 27 Jan 2021
In tonight's edition: An uptick in rebel violence in the Central African Republic.
Over a third of the Senate opposes impeaching Trump
CNN, 27 Jan 2021
The Senate tabled an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to force a vote on the constitutionality of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, but the vote offered an indic...
Reeds burning in the marshes captured by drone near Russian city of Anapa
RT, 27 Jan 2021
Reeds burning in the floodplains were captured from air in Anapa, Russia. According to Russia's EMERCOM agency, the area of the fire in the floodplains of reeds was up to two th...
🇺🇸 Is a Biden presidency good for women? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 27 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have announced the formation of a ‘White House Gender Policy Council’ they say is aimed at fighting for the rights of wom...
Why Credit Card Fraud Hasn't Stopped In The U.S.
CNBC, 27 Jan 2021
In 2019, payment card fraud losses reached nearly $28 billion worldwide. The United States alone is responsible for more than a third of the total global loss making America the...