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US plans oil, gas lease sale in Alaska's Arctic…

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to hold an oil and gas lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next month

BONUS: Biden and COVID

Thomas Bollyky, the director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations discusses how he expects the Biden-Harris administration to handle the coronavirus.

James McBride among those honored by Center for Fiction

Author James McBride and editor Chris Jackson were among those honored Thursday night by the Center for Fiction

Discovery to Launch Streaming Service Discovery…

️Discovery to Launch Streaming Service , Discovery Plus. Discovery Plus will launch on January 4, 2021. In addition to the Discovery Channel, the brand owns the popular Food Network and HGTV. The Discovery Channel is also host to the annual 'Shark Week.'. The new streaming service will be offered to many of Verizon's 55 million customers free for one year. The basic tier, Discovery Plus, will cost subscribers $4.99 a month. An ad-free version of the platform will cost $6.99 a month. A menu of original content is in the works under the brand, which has promised to premiere new content "52 weeks a year."

Senate confirms Christopher Waller to serve on…

The Senate has narrowly confirmed the nomination of Christopher Waller for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, placing another of President Donald Trump’s picks on the Fed’s influential board after a string of high-profile rejections

Red Vs. Blue States On COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought destruction across the U.S., here we compare the experience of Republican-led and Democrat-led states and ask why the virus has become so politicized. Including MOS with citizens in Iowa and California, as well as Kent Batman, the Republican Chairman of Hardin County, Texas.

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New 'Fortnite' Trailer Showcases 'The Mandalorian'

New 'Fortnite' Trailer , Showcases 'The Mandalorian'. The trailer means that 'Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5: Zero Point' is currently live and playable. The newest stars of the game include Mando and Baby Yoda from Disney's 'The Mandalorian.'. Other new characters include an updated version of Agent Jonesy. More additions include significant changes to the map of 'Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5.'. A gladiator arena has been added. and the viking longship appears to have made a return. 'Fortnite' continues its crossover with Marvel's storyline, meaning that more Marvel characters will likely appear in the future

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to tell unheralded…

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, are forming HiddenLight Productions, a company they say will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Wild Money' game

Comcast to Impose Home Internet Data Cap in…

Comcast to Impose Home Internet Data Cap in Several States Next Year. In 2021, Comcast intends to charge northeastern U.S. customers if they go over 1.2TB of data per month. This data cap is already in effect for customers with non-unlimited plans in other parts of the nation. Starting in January and February, Xfinity customers who aren't on an unlimited plan will be given a "credit" for data usage charges over 1.2TB while they get used to the new limits. In March, exceeding the data cap will cost customers $10 per 50GB of data up to $100. Customers will also receive one "courtesy" credit per year. Though Comcast says 95% of its customers only average about 308GB of data use per month. internet use continues to grow as people work and find entertainment at home amid the pandemic

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021…

In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros

Polarized Politics In Congress

For real change to be made for the American people, bi-partisan work is vital. With the election result closer thane expected both sides of the aisle will have to work together to enact change. We discuss how likely this will be. Kat Cammack, Representative-elect for Florida's 3rd Congressional District, Matt McDermott, VP Whitman Insight Strategies and Matt Klink, GOP Campaign Strategist offer their insight.

Southwest warns nearly 7,000 workers of possible furloughs

Southwest Airlines is moving closer to the first furloughs in its history

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Twitter Will Warn You When You Like Misleading…

Twitter Will Warn You , When You Like Misleading Tweets. The new feature expands upon another one that was recently implemented by the social media platform ahead of the 2020 election. in which retweets of material flagged as misleading also received a warning. When users "like" a tweet by pressing the heart icon, a prompt pops up encouraging them to "Find out more.". According to Twitter, more than 300,000 tweets were labeled as misleading from Oct. 27 though Nov. 11. 456 tweets were blocked from being retweeted, having been hidden behind a warning. The new feature of alerting users who have "liked" tweets deemed misleading will hit web and iOS users this week. On Android devices, users will begin to notice the feature sometime in the next few weeks

OPEC, Russia to nudge up oil output after hit…

OPEC and a group of allied countries including Russia have agreed to increase their oil production by 500,000 barrels per day from January

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Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With…

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With Most ‘Entertaining’ Posts. On November 23, Snap Inc. announced the launch of their new feature, Spotlight. It will reportedly “shine a light” on “entertaining” posts created by the Snapchat community. . We built Spotlight to be a place where anyone’s content can take center stage – without needing a public account or an influencer following, Snap Inc., via press release . In order to incentivize users to engage with Spotlight, Snap Inc. is awarding over $1 million each day to creators. Each day, the daily prize fund will be awarded to one creator or multiple creators. It all depends on Snap Inc.’s “proprietary formula,” which rewards creators based on the “total number of unique video views” received in a given day. . Many Snapchatters will earn each day, and the ones who create the top Snaps within that group will earn the most for their creativity, Snap Inc., via press release . The reward program will reportedly run until the end of 2020, at which point it may be extended

As some pandemic aid ends, what's next for…

It’s been a tough year and 2021 could get off to a rough start too as multiple pandemic- related programs and protections for millions of Americans come to an end

College Life In The Age Of Covid

As coronavirus cases continue to spike across the U.S. colleges are being hit hard. What were once hubs of academic and social life are now shadows of their former selves. At the University of Dayton, which last month saw the tragic passing of an 18-year-old freshman from COVID related complications, students talk to us about how their lives have changed at the hands of the virus.

T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number…

T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number for Mental Health Services. In July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to assign the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). The FCC gave carriers a deadline of July 2022 to put the number into effect. On Friday, T-Mobile announced that it has added support for the number more than a year and a half ahead of the deadline. In a statement, T-Mobile chief technology officer Abdul Saad said providing access to the 988 emergency mental health services number... . ... was “a matter of urgency for us, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the holiday season approaches.”. At this time, the number is not able to receive text messages. FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has called this problematic since talking on the phone is “not native for most young people.”. People in need of mental health support can still engage with NSPL via online chats if they find talking on the phone to be uncomfortable.

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Automakers prep for stronger mileage standards…

Now that it’s clear Joe Biden soon will be president, the fight over automobile pollution and fuel efficiency standards is likely to peter out, and U.S. consumers should see a broader selection of electric and efficient vehicles

BONUS: Long Term Implications of Vote By Mail

Barry Burden, professor of political science and director of the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, discusses the long term implications of the move towards voting by mail this election cycle.