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12 National Guard Members Removed From…

Amid concerns of a possible "insider attack" at Joe Biden's inauguration, a dozen National Guard members have been removed from inaugural duties in Washington DC and sent home, Defense Department officials said Tuesday. All of them were found to either have links to right-wing militia groups or to have posted...

Outreach by Tunisian leaders fails to quell youth…

Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and prime minister to calm tensions

Bali's monkey thieves apparently understand…

The token exchange paradigm shows that monkeys and great apes are able to use objects as symbolic tools to request specific food rewards. Such studies provide insights into the cognitive underpinnings of economic behaviour in non-human primates. However, the ecological validity of these laboratory-based experimental situations tends to be limited. Our field research aims to address the need for a more ecologically valid primate model of trading systems in humans. Around the Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia, a large free-ranging population of long-tailed macaques spontaneously and routinely engage in token-mediated bartering interactions with humans. These interactions occur in two phases: after stealing inedible and more or less valuable objects from humans, the macaques appear to use them as tokens, by returning them to humans in exchange for food. Our field observational and experimental data showed (i) age differences in robbing/bartering success, indicative of experiential learning, and (ii) clear behavioural associations between value-based token possession and quantity or quality of food rewards rejected and accepted by subadult and adult monkeys, suggestive of robbing/bartering payoff maximization and economic decision-making. This population-specific, prevalent, cross-generational, learned and socially influenced practice may be the first example of a culturally maintained token economy in free-ranging animals.

Alec Baldwin Leaves Twitter Following Backlash…

Alec Baldwin Leaves Twitter Following Backlash Over Wife's Heritage. Hilaria Baldwin recently came under fire after some social media users accused her of faking a Spanish accent. Hilaria claims to have come to America from the Spanish island of Mallorca when she was 19 years old for college. People who say they went to the same high school as her disputed those claims, calling into question her true heritage. Hilaria then clarified that she was "born in Boston and grew up spending time with my family between Massachusetts and Spain.". Alec took to Instagram shortly after to defend his wife, and now he's seemingly sick of the comments on Twitter, saying, "Goodbye for now."

Here Come the Pardons: Trump's List Released

Pardon day is here. The White House was expected to announce a slew of pardons and commutations on Tuesday, President Trump's last full day in office, but instead the list came out early Wednesday, hours before his term ends at noon, CNN reports. The most notable name on the list...

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80% Of Adults Want Biden To Act Fast On Aid

A Morning Consult poll finds that four in five Americans want Biden to prioritize federal aid. The top two concerns of the voters were small business aid and stimulus checks. Respondents also indicated favorability of extending mortgage forbearance policies. They also favored increasing unemployment benefits and raising taxes for the wealthy. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen affirmed Biden's stance on aid in her confirmation hearing. Biden lists a quick economic recovery from the pandemic at the top of his to-do agenda.

Trucks tipped, trees toppled and new fires sparked

Powerful winds that blew through Southern California on Jan. 19 are blamed for trucks tipping over, trees falling over and fueling new fires that sparked. AccuWeather's Bill Wadell had the story.

Dreamcatcher

Trailer for 'Dreamcatcher' starring Lou Ferrigno Jr., Zachary Gordon, Adrienne Wilkinson, Travis Burns, Nazanin Mandi

Biden Honors COVID Victims in Sunset DC Ceremony

Joe Biden said an emotional farewell to his Delaware hometown Tuesday before departing for Washington, DC. When he next visits Wilmington, he will be President Biden. The president-elect spoke at a National Guard center named after son Beau Biden, who died from brain cancer in 2015, the Guardian reports. A...

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Feds Charge Militia Members With Planning Capitol…

Prosecutors are now going after alleged organizers of the Capitol attack as well as participants. A criminal complaint Tuesday accused three alleged members of the far-right Oath Keepers of conspiring against the United States, among other offenses, reports Reuters . Prosecutors say Thomas Caldwell, a 65-year-old Navy veteran who allegedly has...

Super Host? Bucs can become 1st to play Super…

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday

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World's friendliest UPS driver takes photos with…

World's friendliest UPS driver takes photos with dogs he meets on his route

'Wonka' Prequel Set for 2023 Release

'Wonka' Prequel Set for 2023 Release. According to Warner Bros., the movie will focus on "a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.". 'Paddington' director Paul King and 'Harry Potter' producer David Heyman signed on for the project. Gene Wilder portrayed the infamous character in 1971's 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.'. Johnny Depp tried his hand at playing the squirrely chocolatier in a 2005 reboot directed by Tim Burton. It is not yet known who will portray Willy Wonka in the prequel. 'Wonka' is slated to hit theaters March 17, 2023

New VP Will Swear in 2 New Senators

America will be getting two new senators as well as a new president and vice president on Wednesday. The campaigns of Democratic senators-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff say they will be sworn in at 4:30pm Eastern by Kamala Harris in her capacity as vice president, the Hill reports....

Pence, McConnell, and McCarthy To Skip Trump's…

At least three top Republicans plan to miss President Donald Trump's farewell ceremony. House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy will attend church with Joe Biden. Vice President Mike Pence is unable to make it due to logistical issues, says Business Insider. Many people see this as the final snub to Trump from his once-closest allies. Others may also fail to attend but none so far have been confirmed outside of these three. Joe Biden is set to take office tomorrow and become the 46th President of the United States.

A fury of snow flurries

As this videographer pushed north in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on Jan. 19, they were hit with heavy snow while stopped at a gas station.

Snowkissed: Kate (Spot)

Trailer for 'Snowkissed' starring Chris McNally, Jen Lilley, Amy Groening, Rodrigo Beilfuss, Jay Koensgen

Biden's Daughter: 'We're OK' With No Traditional…

Move over Ivanka Trump, America is about to get a new first daughter. In her first network TV interview, Ashley Biden spoke to another presidential daughter, Today co-host Jenna Bush Hager. In the interview , which aired Tuesday, the 39-year-old said mother Jill Biden hadn't heard anything from outgoing first lady...

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Passengers Arrested After Attacking Airline Agents

Two agents were injured and two passengers were arrested after a clash at Detroit Metro Airport. The agents had blocked the passengers from boarding a Sunday flight to Atlanta "without authorization," Spirit Airlines said. "This was not a fight," the airline said in a statement. "Describing it as a fight...

Hollywood returns: Gaga, J. Lo headline Biden…

The stars are back, even if the crowds aren't

Virgin Orbit just launched a rocket from a Boeing…

Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during the company’s second launch demonstration today, successfully deploying 10 payloads for NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP). Virgin Orbit’s novel launch system uses a technique called air launch, in which a rocket is launched from under the wing of a jet aircraft, rather than from a traditional launch pad on the ground. In addition to improving the payload capacity of the rocket, this technique allows the LauncherOne system to be the world’s most flexible and responsive launch service — flying on short notice and from a wide variety of locations to access any orbit.