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France Now Legally Requires Vaccine Pass From Citizens 

The French government passed a bill this weekend that legally requires citizens to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they want access to cultural events, theme parks, restaurants, bars, and other public places where social gathering is normalized. 
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US Government To Begin Shipping ‘Free’ At-Home Covid Tests To Citizens 

A new federal law now states that health insurance companies in the US must pay for at-home Covid test kits. Customers will be able to be reimbursed for up to eight tests per month per individual, or receive them for free at participating pharmacies; meaning under this new law a family of five could get up to 40 free tests per month. 

2021 Housing Market Concludes With Price Growths, What To Expect In 2022

The winter housing market in the US started heating up again in December, potentially leading to a hot market in the first quarter of 2022. More buyers have become motivated to hop on real estate transactions due to looming mortgage rate increases as well. 
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Factcheckers Slam YouTube’s Allowance And Inaction Regarding Misinformation

More than 80 fact-checking organizations are calling Youtube "one of the major conduits of online disinformation and misinformation worldwide," and asking for the popular video streaming site to be better about stopping misinformation. In a letter sent to CEO Susan Wojcicki, the coalition said Youtube is allowing unscrupulous actors to "weaponize" the site, hurting groups and users. The letter also lists a number of instances where YouTube has let misinformation go untouched, such as after the U.S. election and Capitol riot. The groups acknowledged rising hate speech on the site in Brazil, while also stating the Taiwan election was marred by unverified claims. While listing the problems, the letter presents several solutions to the Google-owned company as well.
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Jason Momoa And Lisa Bonet Announce Split After 16 Years

"Aquaman" and "Dune" star Jason Momoa and actress Lisa Bonet have announced that after a 16-year relationship, they are splitting. The couple secretly wed in 2017 and have two children, 14-year-old Lola and 12-year-old Nakoa-Wolf. "We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times," the couple said in a statement on Instagram. "A revolution is unfolding ~and our family is no exception... feeling and growing from the seismic shift occurring," the post read. "And so~ We share our Family news~ That we are parting ways."

Inflation Rises To 7%, Marking The Highest Rate Since 1982

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), inflation rose to 7% last year before season adjustments, and has reached the fastest pace since 1982. Housing and used cars and trucks were the biggest contributors - housing rose 0.4% in December, while used cars and trucks hit 3.5%. Meanwhile, energy costs saw a positive change as they fell by 0.4%, although food prices raised 0.5%.
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Gaining Personal And Professional Success With Self-Awareness And Confidence | Dr. Melinda Fouts

In order to achieve success, we first need to understand ourselves, and the ways in which we solve problems, communicate with others, and achieve our goals. Dr. Melinda Fouts is an experienced Jungian based psychotherapist who started Success Starts With You, where she offers executive coaching to elevate personal and professional significance with her clients using proven and effective strategies.

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God’s Anointed House: How One Ministry Is Using Faith To Help You Find Your Purpose | Pastor Revella Booker Pugh

After this past year, it’s safe to say many of us have been left uncertain when it comes to our path in life. Many have been turning to their faith to help guide them through these troubling times, including Pastor Revella Pugh, who shepherds God Anointed House, a ministry focused on helping others find their purpose, and live a truly fulfilled life through their faith.

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Media Outlet Forced To Close After Raids And Arrests

Hong Kong's Stand News, a pro-democracy media outlet, was forced to shut down Wednesday after over 200 police officers swiftly initiated a raid on its office and arrested several editors, journalists, and other members. Among the several arrested was pop star Denise Ho, a board member who CNN notes became the face of the pro-democratic movement in Hong Kong, having appeared before the United Nations and the U.S. Congress. According to the national security police, those arrested were accused of "conspiracy to publish seditious material," a law that goes back all the way to British colonialism times.
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Harvard Professor Found Guilty Of Lying About Ties With China Government

Former Harvard University professor and Chair of its Chemistry and Chemical Biological Department, Dr. Charles Leiber, has been found guilty of charges of lying to federal authorities about his connections to the Chinese government while concealing foreign income and bank accounts. Leiber worked with both People's Republic of China's Thousand Talents Program and the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) from 2012 to 2015, earning $50,000 a month in addition to living expenses and other compensation.

Spanish Volcano Falls Silent After Months Of Eruption, Leaving Scientists Wary

The Cumbre Vieja volcano, located on Spain's island of La Palma, is currently going through the longest interval of no activity since it began erupting back on Sept. 19. However, experts remain cautious, noting that low activity periods can be followed with increased activity. The volcano's awakening has gone on for 88 days, breaking the record for La Palma's longest eruption. Although no related deaths or injuries have occured, more than 3,000 buildings have been destroyed by the lava streams, while 30,000 residents have been advised to remain indoors due to the toxic gas and ash emissions.

Myanmar’s Deposed Civilian Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Faces Two Years In Jail 

Myanmar’s deposed civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is currently facing two years in jail after her original sentence was halved by the country’s military this week. 

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California Wildfires Growing At Rapid Pace, National Forests Close As A Result 

Millions of acres of national forest space in Northern California are being closed due to dangerous conditions created by wildfires that have already destroyed hundreds of homes. The US Forest Service announced this week that it would be closing nine national forests stretching from Lake Tahoe to the Six Rivers National Forest. 

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January 6th House Committee Has ‘Firsthand’ Knowledge Of What Trump Was Doing During Capitol Riot 

The House select committee investigating the January 6th Capitol Hill insurrection has information from multiple sources regarding what former president Donald Trump was doing at the time of the riot. 

New York Implements New Vaccine Mandates As Omicron Continues To Spread 

As the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus continues to spread throughout the US, New York is taking action after becoming the first hub of breakout cases and surges. New York City in particular has implemented their latest vaccine mandate for private businesses to go into effect this week. 

January 6th Committee Reveals New Text Messages From Former Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows

The House select committee investigating the January 6th attack against the US Capitol recently released new text messages that were obtained from former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. The text messages were sent to him in the days leading up to the insurrection as well as while the Capitol was under attack. 

US Reaches 800,000 Covid-19 Deaths Due To Delta Variant And Unvaccinated Population 

This Sunday, the United States surpassed 800,000 Covid-19 related deaths according to Reuters. The nation is currently gearing up for another surge of infections due to the approaching winter months and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus. 

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United Airlines Now Requiring All US Employees To Get Covid-19 Vaccinations 

United Airlines will now require all of its 67,000 US employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by October 25th or they will risk termination. This is a first for major US travel agencies that will likely ramp up the pressure for rival services. 

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Apple’s Most Affordable 5G iPhone Projected To Get A Billion Android Users To Switch 

Apple is currently rumored to launch a third-generation of their iPhone SE in early 2022, this time with 5G support. According to analyst’s from JP Morgan, the upgrade “has the potential to attract more than a billion non-premium Android users.”
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Amazon Cloud Network Outage Sparks Outrage Amongst Customers

Amazon Web Service experienced an outage which sent shockwaves throughout the eastern U.S. Many universities, services, and products rely on AWS, which include Alexa, Ring, Disney+, Netflix, Ticketmaster, and numerous Airlines. Users were unable to function without their services, while Amazon's delivery service came to a standstill as drivers and workers couldn't access their crucial apps used for routes and assignments.

Cyber Monday Sales Drop For The First Time Ever In 2021

This Cyber Monday, consumers spent upwards of $10.7 billion collectively on deals from their favorite online retailers. However, according to data from Adobe Analytics, this total marks a 1.4% decrease when compared to the lowest amount spent during Cyber Monday on record. 

CVS To Close 900 Stores Over The Next Three Years As Part Of Strategy Shift

CVS has announced that as part of a strategy shift, it will be closing 900 of their close to 10,000 retails across the country over the next three years, which averages out to around 300 a year. The amount of staff members that will be impacted by the closures isn't know, but they will be offered roles at other locations or different opportunities. CVS said that their stores will continue to play a key role in their strategies going forward, and compliment their "rapidly expanding digital presence." The company expects to occur an impairment charge of $1 to $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021 due to the closings.

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How One Artist Was Able To Transform Her Cancer Diagnosis Into Inspiring Works Of Art | Phyllis Shipley

A cancer diagnosis can bring your world to a halt. It’s a terrifying feeling that can cause anxiety, distress, and depression. But for artist Phyllis Shipley, it presented her with a different way to express creativity.

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Coldplay Announces They Will Stop Recording Music In 2025

Chris Martin, the lead singer of famous band Coldplay, announced in an interview with BBC Radio this week that the band will stop recording music as a group in 2025. Although Martin announced there may not be anymore music coming from the band, they still intend on touring and sharing their work with the world. 
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Dictionary.com Names ‘Allyship’ As Word Of The Year In 2021

Dictionary.com has announced their word of the year - "allyship," which is defined as "the status or role of a person who advocates and actively works for the inclusion of a marginalized or politicized group in all areas of society, not as a member of that group but in solidarity with its struggle and point of view and under its leadership."

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Returns To Pre-Pandemic Size

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade saw major changes including a shortened parade route, no attendees, and no marching bands. However, the Thanksgiving classic will be returning to its roots as more than 8,000 marchers are set to participate in front of viewers. The parade will feature 800 clowns, 15 balloons, 28 floats, and nine performance groups such as The Rockette's. New balloons, such as Baby Yoda, will also be present.

Major Hollywood Union Votes To Ratify Contracts For Better Streaming Payments

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), a major Hollywood union, have ratified their new film and TV contracts this week after six months of contentious negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). LA locals rejected the deal in a popular vote. 

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Jamie Spears Will Retire As Britney’s Conservator, According To Court Filings

Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, will eventually step away from his role as conservator to her estate once a proper plan is set in place, according to new court filings released this Thursday.

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David Bowie Song Catalogue Publishing Rights Sold For $250 Million

The publishing rights to David Bowie’s extensive and iconic catalogue of songs have been sold by his estate to Warner Chappell Music (WCM), the publishing arm of Warner Music Group. According to an anonymous source, the deal is worth at least $250 million. 

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Swinging Its Way Towards $1 Billion Globally

Marvel Studios' and Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home" saw one of the biggest debuts in history, bringing in $751.3 globally within its first week, setting it up to overtake $1 billion by this weekend. The film brought in a domestic $253 million during its debut weekend, the most in the pandemic box office and the third-highest of all time.

 George Orwell’s Estate Approves Feminist Retelling Of Nineteen Eighty-Four 

The estate of George Orwell has approved a feminist retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four. The retelling reimagines the entire story from the perspective of Winston Smith’s lover Julia. 

Astroworld Victims’ Families Reject Travis Scott’s Offer To Cover Funeral Costs 

Travis Scott’s offer to pay for the funeral costs of Astroworld…

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Pentagon Announces Vaccine Mandate For Troops Starting In September 

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo this week detailing his request to president Joe Biden to require all US troops to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by mid-September. 

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Surgeons Implant Genetically-Edited Pig’s Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Patient

The American Journal of Transplantation has published results on a surgery that saw doctors implant a genetically-altered pig's kidneys into a brain-dead patient. It was an encouraging experiment, as the kidneys survived for three days until the patient was pulled off life support, while showing functionality (such as being able to produce urine) and no signs of infections.

T-Cells From Common Colds Could Help Create A ‘Variant-Proof’ Covid Vaccine 

According to new research from the Imperial College London, T-cells that are generated as part of the body’s natural immune response to the common cold could help protect against serious Covid-19 illness, and potentially lead to a vaccine that would be effective against new variants of the virus. 
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WHO Director-General Worries COVID-19 ‘Tsunami Of Cases’ Could Drive Health Systems Towards Collapse

The World Health Organization's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned in a press conference that a "tsunami of [COVID-19] cases" could push health systems around the world to the brink of collapse. Tedros' statements come among the worst case rates seen so far two years into the pandemic. The United States saw 441,278 new cases on Dec. 27 — the highest daily new cases number yet — while recording 1.8 million new cases last week. Britain also experienced their worst new daily cases mark (104,000) on Dec. 27, while over 2.5 million cases have been recorded since Monday globally.

Omicron Forcing Colleges To Increase Safety Measures By Requiring Boosters

After a period of loosening COVID-19 measures, it appears U.S. colleges will once again revamp their precautions due to the rise of the Omicron variant. Over 20 schools have already announced they will require students to have a booster shot at the start of the spring semester, with more likely to institute the mandate. While some of applauded universities' actions to prevent the spread of COVID, one study conducted back in the early fall found that 49% of students didn't understand their schools' vaccination policies, even if it had a mandate.

Lifestyle News

Meet The French Drag Pair Who Are Redefining The Wedding Dress Market 

James and ViviAnn Du Fermoir-de-Monsac are redefining the current vision of an “ideal bride,” which is often portrayed in the mainstream as someone thin, white, and able-bodied. The two meet with their clients in full drag as a means of creating a safe atmosphere where everyone can feel accepted for who they are. 

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How To Help Your Dog Overcome Separation Anxiety

Many dogs have been adopted since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and have known nothing but company has the virus forced many into remote work. However, these pups are at risk of developing separation anxiety as their close contact with others continues. How can you prepare your best friend for when you head back to work?

Californian Firm Introduces Sustainable ‘Mushroom Leather’ As Vegan Alternative 

Dr. Matt Scullin is the CEO of biomaterials company MycoWorks. He recently discussed their newest vegan alternative to leather that could help save more than just animals. The scientists behind the alternative believe that mycelium, a material grown from fungi, could help save the planet as it can be engineered to look and feel like real leather. 
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How Simple Lawnwork And Safety Protocols Can Help To Prevent Wildfires

Humans are responsible for an estimated nine out of 10 wildfires - clearly, there's room for improvement when it comes to prevention. Luckily, there are many safety protocols and lawnwork methods that can help to protect you and your home, as well as your community, from any possible fire-related damages.

Dua Lipa Expanding Her Career With Lifestyle Brand Service95

Dua Lipa announced to Vogue this week that she would be launching her own lifestyle brand, Service95. Dua explained the brand as a “style, culture, and society concierge service,” which has been a hobby of hers for quite some time now.

Real Estate News

Mattel Family Barbie Penthouse On The Market In Los Angeles For $10 Million

A 3,200-square-foot Century City residence formerly owned by Mattel founders Ruth and Eliot Handler has just been listed for $10 million. The property was initially acquired from the Handler’s in 2012 by developer and designer Nicole Sassaman for $3 million.

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Redfin Predicts More Balanced Housing Market, Slower Price Growth In 2022

According to Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather, 2022 will bring a much more balanced home market into the mix. Fairweather predicts that mortgage rates will raise from 3% to 3.6%, which will help to slow down historic home price rates. This is turn will allow first-time home buyers better chances of getting their properties, while discouraging others from entering the market.

Millennials Are Applying To Buy Homes More Often Than Gen X, Boomers

Long thought to be favoring renting instead of owning, millenials are showing that's not the case. According to the CoreLogic Loan Application Database, millennials — anyone born between 1981 to 1996 — made up 67% of first-time home purchase applications and 37% of repeat home purchase applications in 2021.

The Metaverse Looks To Be The Next Real Estate Market As Virtual Land Sells For $4.3 Million

The Metaverse is reaching out into a new industry - the real estate market. The Metaverse is certainly an intriguing landscape for potential investors - one digital currency company predicts the Metaverse has the potential to reach over $1 trillion in annual revenue, and could make $400 billion in revenue by 2025.
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Urban City Real Estate Is Thriving And Growing 

“Urban areas around the nation are seeing more demand. With the new remote work trends, some of the highly desirable city neighborhoods that were only convenient to a few commuters are now more accessible to a larger group of residents.”

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White House Discussing Covid-19 Booster Shot Plan Amid New CDC Data

Top Biden administration health officials have decided that most Americans will need Covid-19 booster shots after reviewing a new set of data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data showed a drop in vaccine efficacy over time after several months of observation and collection. 

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1987 CFC Ban Prevented Global Temperatures From Increasing By 2.5 Degrees Celsius

In 1987, the Montreal Protocol banned the use of ozone-depleting chemicals across the globe. It came into effect on September 15th 1987, and remains the only UN treaty that has been ratified by every country in the world - 198 UN states. A new study has found that, if not outlawed, these chemicals would have caused a 2.5 degrees Celsius rise of extra global warming by 2100.

Outgoing National Institutes Of Health Director Tells Americans To Focus On Covid As The Real Enemy 

"I get upset because people point to anecdotes of somebody who got sick even though they had been vaccinated and say, 'There, you see, it doesn't work,' That's way too simplistic,” said Dr. Francis Collins on his last day as director of the National Institutes of Health. 
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Planet 10 Times As Massive As Jupiter Discovered Orbiting Around Two Giant Stars

A study published in the journal Nature has revealed the finding of a giant planet 10 times as massive as Jupiter orbiting around a binary young binary star system know as b Centauri. The discovery of new planet, named b Centauri b, is a notable one because it changes the way scientists are viewing B-type stars. Previously, scientists believed B-type stars — such as b Centauri — couldn't support sizeable planets due to their harsh and dangerous environments. b Centauri is 325 light years away from Earth and is three times as hot as the Sun.

Study Finds “Cocktail” Pesticides Are Killing Bees At A Higher Rate

A study has found that "cocktail" pesticides can kill twice as many bees, a species whose pollination is crucial for various ecosystems. The study conducted a meta-analysis of 90 studies and 356 total effects from interacting common bee stressors, such as chemicals or parasites. Scientists combined stressors to see whether they would cause double the normal amount of damage, negate each other, or add onto each other. When bees were exposed to several agrichemicals, combinations had a "synergistic effect" on mortality.

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Paralympics Bar All Fans From Attendance Due To Covid-19 Concerns

Just as all fans were recently banned from the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, organizers for the Paralympics this year announced that all spectators will be barred from the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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NFL’s Legendary Coach, Broadcaster John Madden Dies At 85

Former NFL Hall of Fame broadcaster and coach John Madden passed away Tuesday at the age of 85. Madden was revered for changing Football, along with his attitude and personality that endeared millions of fans. After a knee injury that ended his playing career in his first training camp, Madden went into coaching, becoming the head coach of the then-Oakland Raiders in 1969 at the age of just 32. In 10 seasons, Madden would go 103-32-7 with seven division titles and eight playoff appearances, winning Super Bowl XI in 1976. Following his coaching tenure, Madden would become a color commentator for all four major networks.

Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Head Coach Urban Meyer After Kicking Controversy

After months of highly-criticized controversies — coupled with plenty of embarrassing defeats — the Jacksonville Jaguars have fired head coach Urban Meyer, who went 2-11 in his first year in the NFL. The final straw for Meyer came Wednesday, when former team kicker Josh Lambo claimed that in August, Meyer came to him during practice, kicked him in the leg, and told him, "Hey dip----, make your f---ing kicks!" After Lambo told Meyer not to kick him, Meyer told Lambo that he's the head ball coach and can kick him "whenever the f--- I want." Meyer's time with Jacksonville brought steep lows no one could have expected, from hiring a coach accused of racist remarks and bullying to being intimate with a young woman at his restaurant the day after a loss. Owner Shad Khan — who said he was "bitterly disappointed" to come to the conclusion a change was needed — announced offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will take over as interim head coach, while general manager Trent Baalke will remain in his position.
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Tiger Woods Announces Return To Golf, Will Play In PNC Championship With Son

Just 10 months after his horrific car crash that left his golf future in doubt, Tiger Woods announced that he will be returning to play in the PNC Championship next week with his 12-year-old son, Charlie. "Although it's been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie," Woods said on Twitter. "I'm playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud."

Women’s Tennis Tournaments Suspended in China Over Peng Shuai Censorship

Steve Simon, chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has announced that all WTA tennis events occuring in China are suspended due to the ongoing censorship of tennis player Peng Shuai, who has disappeared from the public eye following a social media posting accusing a former Chinese government official of sexual assault. Peng, 35, was once ranked #1 in the world. Despite claims from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that Peng is safe and free, Simon expressed his doubts and stated that allowing actions like these to be swept under the rug would set the WTA and women equality back. Simon gave no indication of when the suspension would be lifted. WTA tournaments in China, such as the WTA Final, account for tens of millions of dollars.

Technology News

This Company Is Using New Technology With Nature To Combat Excessive AC Use

The heat waves in the US have become more and more common as climate change has worsened in recent years. SkyCool Systems is a relatively new company attempting to combat the harmful greenhouse gases emitted from excessive air conditioning use throughout the country through new technology. 

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Verizon, AT&T To Launch 5G Rollout On Jan. 19 Following Delay

AT&T and Verizon have announced a two-week delay for the launch of their new 5G services after concern from the White House and airlines regarding the 5G's potential to cause disruptions to aircrafts. While the carriers previously delayed the launch — it was originally set for December — they rejected Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and FAA head Steve Dickerson, worrying that further delays would harm their customers. The carriers will now allow the FAA to study potential 5G disruption affects between now and Jan. 19, while also locating and fixing any issues. Last year, AT&T and Verizon spent billions on increasing and deploying its C-Band spectrums.

ICE, Homeland Security Agents To Test Use Of Body Cameras

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced its intentions to begin a six-month pilot program that will see ICE law enforcement officers to test the usage of body cameras for "pre-planned operations." In addition to ICE, Homeland Security (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations agents (ERO) will also have agents done the equipment.
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Tesla Drivers Playing Video Games Raises Safety Questions

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently in talks with Tesla after a complaint about how Tesla's Model 3 allows drivers to play video games on the dashboard touch screen while in motion. An over-the-air software update changed the game restrictions this past summer. This controversy is just the latest in a long ling of Tesla safety issues. Previously, the motor company had to recall 12,000 vehicles because of a communication error that could cause emergency brake activation, while some have raised concerns about Tesla's "Safety Score" feature, which could cause more hazards than good.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Resigns As CTO Parag Agrawal Takes Reins

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey has announced his departure from the position, which he's held since 2015. Dorsey will be replaced by CTO Parag Agrawal. Dorsey's exit is welcoming to some - he's an eccentric personality who has been criticized for his actions (and inactions) in recent years. Twitter's stock also saw an 11% rise following the news. Dorsey will now focus on Square, which he also co-founded.

Travel News

Demand For Air Travel Dropping Exponentially As Delta Variant Continues To Spread 

The demand for air travel has begun to plummet as the delta variant of the Covid-19 virus continues to spread rapidly. According to reports from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), cancellations have been on the rise this month alongside less passenger loads and lower air fares. 

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Hawaii Likely To Tighten Travel Restrictions In 2022

Covid-19 cases are once again on the rise in the US due to the highly contagious Omicron variant and lack of vaccination throughout the nation. Restrictions on inbound international travel have already begun to tighten, as travelers need to show proof that they’re fully vaccinated with a negative test result that’s no more than one day old. 

Canadians Warned To Avoid Nonessential International Travel Amid Omicron

Canada issues a travel advisory this week, asking its citizens to avoid all nonessential international travel as the Omicron variant continues to spread around the world. 
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Omicron Variant Forces New Travel Restrictions and Protocols Across Globe

The emergence of Omicron has once again sent the travel industry two steps back. On Monday, the United States introduced more restrictions for inbound U.S. citizens. At the end of November, the U.S. — and other countries like Canada and the U.K. — put travel restrictions on African countries like South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Mozambique.
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Tips For Traveling More Ethically And Mentally

Traveling can be an incredible experience for many. It offers us new perspectives, new sights, and best of all, new memories. However, tourists can also cause unintended consequences, such as overcrowding, environmental degradation, and being a threat to local cultures and heritages. In a post-COVID world, traveling more ethically and mentally could not only improve your globetrotting, but also help to preserve the destinations you visit.