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Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid…

Holocaust survivors will commemorate their lost loved ones and world leaders will issue pleas for tolerance on Wednesday as the world marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Most GOP Senators Vote to Dismiss Trump Trial

Former President Trump's impeachment trial begins Feb. 9, but a vote Tuesday in the Senate revealed a mostly partisan split over the validity of having the trial in the first place. And it was a win for the Democrats, only in that they, and five GOPers who joined them, quashed...

Indonesia volcano unleashes river of lava

Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Wednesday with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,500 meters down its slopes. (Jan. 27)

Study Finds Common Back Pain Treatment Doesn't…

A commonly prescribed treatment for people suffering from chronic back pain may not be providing any relief. A new review suggests that antidepressants when prescribed for chronic pain, provide little to no back pain relief. The review did find that the medications could however offer a modest benefit for osteoarthritis and sciatica. Their review looked at data from 33 clinical trials studying the use of antidepressants for chronic pain. Antidepressants are frequently prescribed by doctors to help chronic pain sufferers with their mental distress.

Class-action lawsuit: French police discriminate in checks

Six nongovernmental organizations say they are opening the first-class action lawsuit against France for alleged systemic discrimination by police carrying out identity checks

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'Harry Potter' TV Series Reportedly Being Planned…

'Harry Potter' TV Series Reportedly Being Planned for HBO Max. According to 'The Hollywood Reporter' and 'Variety,' a live-action TV series is in the "extremely early stages.". 'The Hollywood Reporter' says executives have "engaged in multiple conversations with potential writers exploring various ideas that would bring the beloved property to television.". Warner Bros. and HBO Max are denying the claims. There are no 'Harry Potter' series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform, Warner Bros. and HBO Max representatives, to CNBC. Though both companies deny that anything is "in development," insiders still insist the idea is being talked about. Many 'Harry Potter' fans were excited by news of the potential series, . but others were upset due to author J.K. Rowling's recent anti-trans statements

Biden Keeping Christopher Wray As FBI Director

YouTube Delivers Bad News to Trump, Giuliani

If Donald Trump had hoped to get one of his online megaphones back soon, he might have to cross YouTube off his list. As the last major social-media platform to suspend the former president, six days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the site extended that ban last week,...

Road crews gearing up for West Coast winter storm

On Jan. 26, Cal Trans officials in Truckee, California, were urging drivers to stay home and off the roads in mountain areas due to a winter storm that could drop several feet of snow.

America's Billionaires Have Become $1.1 Trillion…

America's Billionaires Have Become $1.1 Trillion Richer Amid the Pandemic. According to a report published by The Institute for Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness. billionaires in the United States have collectively become 40% richer since mid-March. In fact, many billionaires are faring better than they were before the pandemic. The $4.1 trillion in wealth that America's 660 billionaires currently hold is two-thirds more than what the bottom 50% of Americans hold. Big players Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have enjoyed significant increases in wealth. They are respectively $37 billion, $68 billion and $155 billion richer. According to economists, over 8 million Americans fell into poverty in the last 6 months of 2020. According to Oxfam International's annual inequality report, it will take over a decade for the poorest people in the world to recover losses from COVID-19. It only took nine months for the world's top 1,000 billionaires to recover and then turn a profit

Could more Hall of Fame shutouts be on the…

It could be a while before the Baseball Writers’ Association of America votes anyone new into the Hall of Fame

Thousands of houses decorated for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras parades are canceled due to COVID, so thousands of New Orleans houses are being decorated as floats. (Jan. 27)

Elon Musk Adds Fuel to the GameStop Fire

It's "a head-scratching David and Goliath story," as the AP puts it, and Elon Musk on Tuesday lobbed a rock in the giant's direction. Musk tweeted a single word, "Gamestonk!!"—and it was enough to send GameStop's share price temporarily over the $200 mark in after-hours trading. This after the...

'Sloppy' hockey is the name of the game early in…

No exhibition games and for some teams no action at all for 10 months has made for a sloppy start to the NHL season

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Orphaned wombat sucks his thumb to tell human mom…

Orphaned wombat sucks his thumb to tell human mom he's hungry

Senator Presiding Over Impeachment Trial Taken to…

Sen. Patrick Leahy, who's presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Trump, was taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after saying he didn't feel well. After an evaluation, including tests, Leahy went home, the Hill reports. The Capitol physician had conducted a brief exam of his own, then recommended...

Today in History for January 27th

Highlights of Today in History: , Soviet troops liberate concentration camps; Paris peace accords are signed; Astonauts die on Apollo one;Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born;Composer Jerome Kern born

Biden Extends Pause On Student Loans

President Biden issued an executive order extending a pause on federal student loan payments. The order will cover the vast majority of all federal student loans. Under President Biden's direction, the pause will allow borrowers to defer payments without penalty and reset interest rates to zero. According to HuffPost, the pause will be in effect through at least the end of September 2021. A pause on payments initially went into effect in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was extended in December and was scheduled to expire on Jan.31

US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray…

The United States says all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region immediately

Budweiser, Coke and Pepsi to Sit out Super Bowl

Budweiser, Coke and Pepsi to Sit out Super Bowl . Coke and Pepsi first announced their withdrawals from Super Bowl advertising this year. Pepsi will be focusing on its sponsorship of the halftime show. Coke will be “investing in the right resources” as its sales have declined since less drinks are being purchased outside of the home. Budweiser is the latest to opt out of paying for Super Bowl ads. It will be the first time in 37 years that the iconic beer brand hasn't aired a commercial during the big game. Instead, Anheuser-Busch InBev will use its marketing money to promote COVID-19 vaccine education and access. . Budweiser will still run a digital Super Bowl ad during the week leading up to Super Bowl LV. Anheuser-Busch InBev's other brands, such as Bud Light and Michelob Ultra, will still have ads featured during the game

Man Who Doubted Ability To Be Arrested Following…

Andrew Williams was one of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6th. Days later, he asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a live stream. His expression of doubt regarding the insurrection was fairly widespread among participants. Williams was arrested on January 13th, according to Business Insider. Williams' activities and participation were chronicled in photos and videos obtained by federal police. The FBI and local police force are urging everyone with info to come forward.

31 Cops Fined for Getting Haircuts

Dozens of Metropolitan Police officers had what turned out to be very expensive haircuts at a police station in east London earlier this month. The force says the 31 officers who had their hair cut while on duty at Bethnal Green station will be fined 200 pounds each, around $275,...

40 people evacuated as mudslide tears through…

On Jan. 26, a mudslide damaged at least three buildings in the southern Italian town of Rota Greca, forcing fire crews to evacuate residents.

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Biden Lifts Transgender Military Ban Initiated By…

Biden Lifts Transgender Military Ban, Initiated By Trump Admin. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday reversing the Trump administration's ban on transgender people serving in the military. The order also brings an immediate end to involuntary discharges of trans people who had been serving in the military already. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do, and is in our national interest, White House Statement, via 'The New York Times'. Many young trans people have been waiting anxiously for the ban to be lifted, essentially pausing their life plans. For a lot of us, life has been on hold while all this is going on, Nicholas Ballou, Transgender Man, via 'The New York Times'. Former President Trump announced the ban via Twitter in July of 2017. We’ve been pushing for this for how many years? And we finally see the light. We are on deck and ready to go, Nic Talbott, Transgender Man, via 'The New York Times'

Asian shares mixed as focus turns to Federal…

Stocks are mixed in Asia as investors focus on the Federal Reserve policy meeting that ends Wednesday

Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy…

D Smoke talks about the pressure of finding success outside "Rhythm + Flow," how being a teacher matured his lyrics and his thoughts on why Grammy voters nominated him and other 35-and-up rappers in the best rap album category. (Jan. 26)