Friday, Jan 28, 2022
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Omicron variant in Europe earlier than thought
BBC, 01 Dec 2021
The new Covid variant Omicron was present in the Netherlands earlier than previously thought, officials have said.
It was identified in two test samples taken in the country between 19 and 23 November, which is before the variant was first reported by South Africa.
It is not clear whether those who took the tests had visited southern Africa.
Oxford University has said there is no evidence vaccines would not prevent severe disease, but earlier Moderna jolted markets when it said Covid jabs were unlikely to be as effective against Omicron.
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WH warns GOP: Don't play games with SCOTUS nominee
AP, 28 Jan 2022
White House press secretary Jen Psaki warns Republicans not to "play games" by pre-emptively criticizing or prejudging President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee before she is ...
U.S. economy grew 5.7% in 2021
CBS, 28 Jan 2022
A new report on GDP shows the U.S. economy grew 5.7% in 2021. This comes as Wall Street experiences another rollercoaster day.
New oil leak off Peru coast amid crude spill cleanup
DW, 28 Jan 2022
There's been a fresh oil leak at a refinery off the coast of Peru. Authorities say it happened during work on an underwater pipeline at the La Pampilla refinery -- owned by Span...
Biden says will nominate 'first Black woman' to Supreme Court
AFP, 28 Jan 2022
President Joe Biden confirms he will nominate the first Black woman in US history to the Supreme Court bench as he addresses the nation from the White House on the retirement of...
This letter arrived more than 50 years late
Reuters, 28 Jan 2022
A letter written to a 12-year-old girl in Lithuania was delivered in December, almost 51 years after it was sent by a pen pal in Poland.
Trucker convoy: People line bridges in Greater Toronto Area as trucks roll through
CA, 28 Jan 2022
The trucker convoy that started in B.C. and picked up steam as it passed through each of the Canadian province’s headed east towards Ottawa, made its way through the Greater Tor...
Will Biden nominate Judge Ketanji Brown to the US Supreme Court?
BBC, 28 Jan 2022
President Biden has confirmed he'll nominate a black woman to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
16-year-old's body found dumped on Los Angeles freeway
CNN, 28 Jan 2022
In California, local leaders are offering a substantial reward for information that leads to an arrest in finding the killers of Tioni Theua.
WATCH: Breyer 'both a pragmatist and optimist’, former clerk says
PBS, 28 Jan 2022
Retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was a pragmatist who believed in looking at the practical effects of the law as well as an optimist who believed he could sway even...
Justice Breyer Announces Supreme Court Retirement, Reflects On Love of Teaching
NBC, 28 Jan 2022
» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news bran...
Tom Homan: Migrant video 'proves' Mayorkas is lying to Americans
FOX, 28 Jan 2022
Former acting ICE director Tom Homan reacts to 'shameful, disgusting' footage showing adult migrants being released into the country.
Fukushima nuclear plant operator sued for cancer linked to 2011 disaster
Al Jazeera, 27 Jan 2022
Six people are suing the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. They all lived in Fukushima and developed thyroid cancer after an earthquake and tsunami damaged the r...
Space Log: Acupuncture helps taikonauts keep healthy in space
CGTN, 27 Jan 2022
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-01-27/Space-Log-Acupuncture-helps-taikonauts-keep-healthy-in-space-17aquvuP9VC/index.html To help taikonauts stay healthy in space, Chi...
Holocaust remembrance day: Remembering and paying tribute to the millions murdered • FRANCE 24
FRANCE24, 27 Jan 2022
#Holocaust survivors and politicians warned about the resurgence of #antisemitism and Holocaust denial as the world remembered #Nazi atrocities and commemorated the 77th anniver...
Barry Cryer: some of the comedian’s funniest moments
Guardian, 27 Jan 2022
Barry Cryer, a legend of British comedy, has died at the age of 86. Tributes have poured in for the comic who worked with other stars of British entertainment including Spike Mi...
Chinese doctors show off ski slope skills as Beijing Olympics emergency response team
SCMP, 27 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Over the last four years, more than 40 doctors from across China have been training to become the...
Fmr. U.K. PM Blair on U.K. Government, Ukraine, Vaccines
Bloomberg, 27 Jan 2022
Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair discusses the scandal surrounding
CD, 27 Jan 2022
No 'positive reaction' on NATO's expansion in US response - Lavrov
RT, 27 Jan 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has confirmed that Moscow has received a written response from the US to its requests for assurances over NATO expansion, expressing disap...
AP Top Stories January 27 P
AP, 28 Jan 2022
Here’s the latest for Thursday, January 27: Biden pledges to nominate first Black woman to US Supreme Court; Coast Guard to end search for missing migrants; Wake for officer kil...