Someone has gotten their hands on a database full of Facebook users’ phone numbers, and is now selling that data using a Telegram bot, according to a report by Motherboard. The security researcher who found this vulnerability, Alon Gal,...
President Biden declined to tell Chicago teachers on Monday to return to school following a union vote over the weekend to defy a district order for educators to return to campuses in order to prepare to resume in-person classroom...
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reiterated his commitment to keeping the Senate filibuster Monday and pushed for a power-sharing agreement after two Democratic senators voiced support for the longstanding rule. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/mcconnell-renews-calls-filibuster-remain-after-2-dems-back-measure-n1255619
Rescuers in China on Sunday lifted to the surface one of 22 workers trapped for two weeks after an explosion in a northern gold mine, state media reported. https://nypost.com/2021/01/24/one-of-22-workers-trapped-in-china-gold-mine-rescued/
Southern California has opened more sites to administer a COVID-19 vaccine that's become increasingly difficult to find. In Los Angeles County, health officials have warned that without more vaccine shipments, the county won't be fully vaccinated until next year. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-doses-scarce-united-states/
Republican Rep. Scott Perry helped former President Donald Trump plot to oust acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen so he could place a loyalist who would help him overturn the election, The New York Times reported Saturday evening. https://www.businessinsider.com/rep-perry-helped-trump-in-plot-oust-acting-attorney-general-2021-1
Former President Trump sought to oust his acting attorney general in a bid to overturn the presidential election results in Georgia, according to a new bombshell report in The New York Times. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/535510-trump-planned-to-oust-acting-ag-to-overturn-georgia-election-results
Wuhan has long since recovered from the world's first outbreak of Covid-19. It is now being remembered not as a disaster but as a victory, and with an insistence that the virus came from somewhere - anywhere - but...
Africa will have to wait "weeks if not months" before receiving Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, according to various officials working towards getting doses for the continent. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-55751714
When Dr. Anthony Fauci returned to the White House briefing room on Thursday, he did so without the sour reality of a hostile president watching him from feet away in the Oval Office. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/anthony-fauci-trump-biden/index.html
Shortly after President Joe Biden was sworn into office Wednesday, Amazon congratulated him on his inauguration and offered their extensive resources to help the new administration in its vaccination effort. https://www.foxnews.com/us/why-did-amazon-wait-until-bidens-inauguration-to-offer-help-with-vaccine-distribution
Poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny alleges in a new, viral video that Russian President Vladimir Putin owns an opulent billion dollar palace that was built with fraudulently obtained funds, according to reports. https://nypost.com/2021/01/20/alexei-navalny-reveals-putin-has-billion-dollar-palace/
As Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in as the first female, Black and South Asian American vice president of the United States, a tiny village in India celebrated her ascension in politics with firecrackers...
Jack Ma has resurfaced after months out of public view that fueled intense speculation about the plight of the billionaire grappling with escalating scrutiny over his internet empire. https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/1/20/chinas-jack-ma-emerges-for-first-time-since-ant-crackdown
Netflix executives offered some of their most extensive comments to date on Disney’s intensifying streaming efforts during their quarterly earnings interview. https://deadline.com/2021/01/netflix-disney-streaming-growth-bridgerton-1234676639/
When he is sworn in Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden will get the nuclear "football" — an oddly shaped 45-pound briefcase that is always at the president's side to command and control the country's massive nuclear arsenal. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-won-t-hand-biden-nuclear-football-here-s-how-n1254825
(CNN)President Donald Trump pardoned his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, in a last-minute decision made only hours before he is scheduled to depart the White House for a final time. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/politics/steve-bannon-pardoned-by-trump/index.html
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is teaming up with a number of major businesses, like Starbucks, to help streamline its coronavirus vaccine rollout as a means to significantly increase the rate at which it can vaccinate residents. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/starbucks-workers-covid-vaccine
The world faces a "catastrophic moral failure" because of unequal Covid vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-55709428