Standard investigation: People have secured illicit jabs through links meant for NHS staff and vulnerable
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Libyan envoys at UN-backed talks in Egypt agreed Wednesday to hold a constitutional referendum before planned elections in the war-torn country later this year, Egypt's foreign ministry said.
As millions of COVID-19 vaccines go unused across the country, Amazon on Wednesday sent a letter to newly inaugurated President Joe Biden, saying the tech giant “stands ready to assist” the federal government with its vaccine rollout. The letter was sent by Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon’s consumer business, soon after Biden was sworn in on Wednesday. “As you begin your work leading the country out of the COVID-19 crisis, Amazon stands ready to assist you in reaching your goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of your administration,” Clark wrote, according to NBC News, which obtained a copy of the letter. “We are prepared to leverage our operations, IT, & communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts.” Clark added Amazon’s “scale allows us to make a meaningful impact immediately in the fight against COVID-19.” Also Read: What Joe Biden's 'Complicated' Ties to Big Tech Mean for Antitrust Crackdowns and Content Moderation The offer comes as states across the country are letting a large number of vaccines go unused as they struggle to inoculate citizens. The five states with the lowest percentage of vaccines used include: Alabama (29%), Virginia (36%), California (37%), Georgia (37%) and Arizona (37%). The following five states have the highest percentage of citizens with at least one vaccine shot: Alaska (7.8%), West Virginia (7.4%), North Dakota (6.3%), Connecticut (6%), South Dakota (5.9%). The CDC said about 14.3 million Americans have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and overall the federal government has delivered about 36 million doses to states and territories, according to The New York Times. As President Biden noted in his inauguration speech, 400,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus, adding the country may be “entering what may be the toughest and deadliest” phase of the pandemic. Read original story Amazon ‘Ready to Assist’ Biden Administration on COVID Vaccine Rollout At TheWrap
Outgoing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen attended the inauguration of new President Joe Biden on Wednesday after skipping both a farewell ceremony for Donald Trump and the usual protocol of welcoming his successor to his home at the Naval Observatory. Pence, whom some of Trump's supporters during the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol had threatened to hang for refusing to try to overturn Biden's Electoral College win in Congress, applauded the next vice president, Kamala Harris, as she arrived at the U.S. Capitol.
Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski struck a first half penalty to help Bayern Munich earn a nervous 1-0 victory at Augsburg on Wednesday and stay four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga at the season's halfway mark. Lewandowski put the visitors in front with a 13th minute penalty, his 22nd league goal, the most for any player halfway through a Bundesliga season. Instead of scoring again, however, to make sure of the three points, Bayern were far too passive and conceded a 75th minute penalty.
It is no overstatement to say that on an Inauguration Day filled with memorable moments, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman’s poetry reading was definitely one of the most lasting. Her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” echoed President Joe Biden’s address and brought optimism to a country bruised by four years of Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric and […]
Emil Forsberg drilled in a second-half winner as RB Leipzig were made to work hard for a 1-0 victory over in-form Union Berlin on Wednesday that kept them on the heels of leaders Bayern Munich. Sweden international Forsberg, who had come on 10 minutes earlier, fired in after a one-two with Dani Olmo to break the deadlock in the 70th minute after a largely toothless first half from the hosts. Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi came to their rescue in stoppage time, palming a powerful shot from Marius Buelter wide.
Memphis' NBA game at the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed with the Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing, the league said.
The Obamas' White House interior designer shares what move-in day is really like.
As the United States transitions under a new presidency, the 10-day People’s Inauguration kicks off Jan. 21 and calls on everyday people to commit to reimagining and rebuilding the country. “In the wake of violence, insurrection and white supremacist terror, we are coming together to make our commitment to building a multi-racial America where we […]
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II may be starring in the fourth “Matrix” movie, but don’t ask him to explain what the franchise is about. “No one understands the Matrix except for Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski,” Abdul-Mateen tells me. So how did the actor approach his work? “You learn to find meaning, and then you go […]
A snow squall swept over State College, Pennsylvania, on January 20. This timelapse footage was captured by the National Weather Service (NWS), showing the squall moving over their State College location.“As you can see, snow squalls can reduce visibility quickly, making driving dangerous,” the NWS wrote on January 20. “Squalls are possible through early afternoon today – stay safe!” Credit: NWS State College via Storyful
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Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato and John Legend are among the artists performing at the Celebrating America concert
A cold front brought heavy snow to Cumberland, Maryland, on Wednesday, January 20. This footage was shared by Erick Kirchner, who said he filmed it in Cumberland on Wednesday morning.The National Weather Service warned of slippery road conditions while scattered snow showers were expected to continue into Wednesday afternoon. Credit: Erick Kirchner via Storyful
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Former President Donald Trump’s hand-picked chief of U.S. international broadcasting has quit amid a burgeoning staff revolt and growing calls for his resignation. Michael Pack resigned as the chief executive office of the U.S. Agency for Global Media just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday. The agency runs the Voice of America and sister networks.
Security was intense and the atmosphere muted without a large crowd, but Joe Biden's inauguration still threw up some lighter moments.