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Times Up McDonald’s: The Company’s New Training Program For It’s US Stores

McDonald's is making headlines this week and it's not for it's signature dollar menu. Instead, the giant fast food company is now offering a new and improved training program after countless reports of sexual harassment from its employee's. 
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5 Websites To Help You Save On Textbooks This Semester

College textbooks are one of the most overpriced aspects of public education. As if the rising cost of tuition wasn't already an issue, textbooks and e-books alike have been increasing massively in pricing
Leopard

Rich People Are Keeping Cheetah’s As Pets And It’s Causing Them To Go Extinct

Every year around 300 cheetah cubs are captured, and smuggled out of Somaliland, Africa to be sold and kept as pets for the rich. Cheetah's and other wild cats alike have seemingly become the symbol of ultimate wealth and power over the past few years.
Cozy Home

How to Make a Tranquil Home

Our homes should provide us with a relaxing, serene environment in which to unwind at the end of the day and escape from the problems of the outside world. Here are some guidelines for turning your house or apartment into a space where you can enjoy yourself and forget about the troubles of work or other responsibilities.
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Olympic Breakdancing? How The Street Born Dance Is Making It’s Way To The 2024 Paris Games

The effort was brought forth to the International Olympic Committee in a greater attempt to make the games more youthful, urban and gender balanced. 
Mako Shark

Mako Sharks Might Have A Chance Against Extinction

Mako Sharks are getting a chance for survival after a proposal to strengthen protections for them was adopted this past Saturday at the global wildlife trade summit. Mako sharks, short and long-finned, are hunted at an alarming rate for their meat and fins. 

World News

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Scotland Enters Full Lockdown To Further Curb Spread Of Covid-19

Nicola Sturgeon recently announced that mainland Scotland would be placed in full lockdown for the duration of January.

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African Union Secures An Additional 270 Million Covid-19 Vaccines 

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The African Union has now secured an additional 270 million Covid-19 vaccines to be distributed among the many countries within the continent. The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), however, is still not convinced that this will be enough to meet the entire nation’s demand. 
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EU Approves Moderna Vaccine as Europe Continues to Struggle

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The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the European Union (EU) by its drug regulator. The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) decision came on the same day as the Netherlands began administering Pfizer vaccines that it has held since the end of December.
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At Least Seven Dead as Earthquakes Hit Central Croatia

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At least seven are dead and many more injured after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck central Croatia. The earthquake has caused mass destruction in a number of towns and villages southeast of the capital Zagreb, sending panicked residents fleeing down rubble-filled roads in search of safety.
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Japan Enters New State Of Emergency To Contain Spread Of Covid-19 

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Japan has entered into a “light” state of emergency that is projected to last a month, however, public health experts in the country already believe that it will take longer to sufficiently slow down the rate in which the Covid-19 virus is spreading. 

U.S. News

Joe Biden To Be Inaugurated As 46th President Of The United States Of America

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President on the West Front of the US Capitol, about two weeks after insurrectionists incited by Donald Trump stormed the building.

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Biden Victory Certified After Attacks on US Capitol

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Congress has certified Joe Biden’s presidential election victory, just hours after Donald Trump supporters stormed the building in hopes of delaying or stopping the electoral college vote count. Four died as Trump supporters stormed government buildings in Washington DC after the president urged them to march on the Capitol in an attempt to overturn his defeat.
Capitol in DC

Capitol Rioters Wanted To ‘Capture And Assassinate’ Lawmakers, Prosecutors Claim

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Federal law enforcement officers have been working non-stop since last Wednesday to get a greater understanding over what exactly transpired that allowed the riot at the Capitol to get so out of hand, and what was the actual plan for this mob should they have interacted with any US lawmakers or government officials. 
Congress in Capitol

House Voting On Resolution Calling On Pence To Invoke 25th Amendment 

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The House is gearing up to vote on a resolution this Tuesday that would call on current Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office following last week’s riot at the Capitol building that the current standing president helped insurrect. 
American Flag Waving

Trump Demands Georgia Secretary of State ‘Finds’ Votes in Bizarre Phone Call

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Donald Trump has this week pressed Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to ‘find’ enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory there as the president continues to refuse to concede the election. Raffensperger pushed back Trump on all fronts in a call that the Washington Post were able to obtain a tape of.

Business News

Parler Sues Amazon For Removing App From Cloud Services Following Capitol Riot

Amazon Web Services removed the Parler app from its cloud services this past Monday after the company claimed that the network wasn’t able to monitor the content on its platform, especially content that promoted or incited violence.

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Money

Billionaires Add $1 Trillion To Their Net Worth As Millions Of Their Workers Struggle For Survival 

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Throughout the timeline of the pandemic alone, billionaires in the US have collectively increased their net worth by more than $1 trillion. Many of these billionaire’s US workers, on the other hand, have been struggling to deal with unsafe working conditions that leave them susceptible to potential infection.
Small Business working during COVID-19

Protected: New York Attempts To Offer Hope For Small Businesses Hit Hard By Covid-19

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When the Covid-19 virus first hit the US, small businesses everywhere were worried about how they would survive both a global pandemic and an economic crisis.
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Business Leaders Call For Trump To Be Removed From Office

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A plethora of American business leaders, including one of the most influential business groups in the country, the National Association of Manufacturers, have condemned the recent attack on the Capitol and called on Vice President Mike Pence to consider removing Donald Trump from office.
UK Stock Exchange

FTSE 100 Hits Nine-Month High as AstraZeneca Vaccine Approved in UK

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London’s FTSE 100 inched higher on Wednesday as it reached a nine-month high following news of the AstraZeneca vaccine being approved by UK regulators. The FTSE 100 index is now up 160 points, or nearly 2.5%, at 6662 points, which is its highest point since early March, when Pfizer announced news of its vaccine.

Culture News

US Capitol Building

90 People Have Been Arrested So Far In Relation To The Capital Riots

Around 90 people are facing charges currently that range from misdemeanor curfew violations, to felonies related to assaulting police officers, making death threats, and damaging federal property. Arrests are far from over as well.

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Remembering Modern Dance Legend Sir Robert Cohan

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Sir Robert Cohan was a pioneer of contemporary dance in Britain. The legendary performer is now being remembered online with a multitude of tributes after it was announced that he recently passed away at the age of 95.
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Netflix’s New Period-Drama “Bridgerton” Watched Across The World

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Released on Christmas Day 2020, the IMBD description for “Bridgerton” states: “Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.” The show is based on the Bridgerton family book series by Julia Quinn.
Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

UK Approves Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

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In another world first, the UK government has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. It becomes the second vaccination to be approved in the UK. In The comparison to the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccination which has a 95% effectiveness, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine only has 70% effectiveness 22 days after the first dose.
US Capitol Building

Black Lives Matter Activists Call Out Double Standard Of Police Response In Capitol Riots

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Rioters broke windows, destroyed offices, vandalized government property, and looted, causing social media to blow up with claims of double standards and the obvious white privilege that these individuals carried to be able to simply walk into what was thought to be one of the most secure buildings in the US. 

Entertainment News

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Late-Night Hosts Discuss House Impeachment Proceedings And Trump’s Final Week In Office

This week late-night commentators and television hosts have spent their evenings discussing Donald Trump’s final week in office.

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Award

Disappointing Start To The New Year For Music Fans As The Grammy Awards Are Postponed Until March 2021

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As we head into 2021, many have held onto the promise of a brighter year, which would see us return to at least some form of normality. In 2020 the Coronavirus took away so much from so many, from health and lifestyle through to business and industries. This was certainly the same for the music industry.
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Netflix Reveals 2021 Film Slate, Will Deliver At Least One New Movie A Week 

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This week, Netflix made good on its promise with the announcement of their 2021 film slate, which guarantees at least one new feature film every week. The platform went on to state that in total it would be delivering 71 new titles across a multitude of genres this year.
Crowd of Riots

The Media’s Language Disparity Between Capitol Rioters and BLM Protesters Highlights Racial Injustice

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On Wednesday, January 6th 2020 congressman had gathered in the US Capitol building to certify the election results that would confirm Joe Biden as the next US President. A violent mob of Trump supporters, some of whom were armed, marched on the Capitol building, storming the building, clashing with officers, causing the deaths of five people.
Hollywood

Ava DuVernay and Peter Roth Launch Diversity Hiring Resource For Hollywood

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Ava DuVernay director of films such as Selma and A Wrinkle in Time and the award-winning documentary 13th, has teamed up with Warner Bros.’ Television chairman, Peter Roth to launch a diversity database accessible to film production teams in the hope to make a lasting change on Hollywood sets.

Health News

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How Hemp Oil Is Revolutionizing The Way We Relieve Pain

Several studies have shown that CBD, the main biochemical substance present in hemp oil, contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that have proven to relieve stress, anxiety, and physical body pains as well.

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Fears That The ‘Vaccine Effect’ Will Keep Infection Rates High

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The global rollout of vaccine programs is widely accepted as the most promising armory in the fight against COVID-19. However, experts fear that the ‘vaccine effect’ could lead to worryingly high and persistent infection rates which could potentially outweigh the positive effects achieved by mass vaccination.
Stressed Out Nurse

CDC Warns That US Is Expected To Have 500,000 Covid-19 Deaths By February

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With the rollout of multiple vaccines and a new administration entering the White House, many Americans are hopeful, however the CDC is warning that the nation should expect to hit half a million deaths within the next month. 
Vegan Bowl

Raw Vegan Diet: What Is It and Should You Try it?

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The raw vegan diet is again rising in popularity as people seek to enjoy the health benefits of combining the principles of raw foodism and veganism. Some people follow the diet for ethical or environmental reasons, but most combine these two eating ideals for the purported health benefits, including weight loss, improved heart health and a lower risk of diabetes.
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Arthritis Drugs Could Save Covid-19 Patient Lives

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UK researchers have found that two drugs normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could help save the lives of one in 12 intensive care patients who are suffering severely from Covid-19. The two drugs, sarilumab and tocilizumab, have been found to not only save lives but also cut the length of time patients spend in intensive care.

Lifestyle News

Pierre Cardin

Remembering Legendary French Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin

French Designer Pierre Cardin threw European fashion for a loop in the 1960’s and 70’s by introducing his futuristic and modern looks to the runway.

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Adding Superfoods Into Your Diet

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Whether your new years resolution was to be healthier, or trying to keep your immune system well equipped, or simply looking to improve your wellbeing via a healthier diet, superfoods are great additions to your meals. Packed with various vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants.
Outdoor Furniture

How To Care For Your Outdoor Furniture So That It Lasts For Multiple Seasons 

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For many this is the first time they’ve invested in actual outdoor furniture and accessories, and while most pieces are well equipped to survive the elements of the world, homeowners should know the proper ways to care for their outdoor spaces and the furniture within them so that they can last for years to come. 
Covid Mental Health

Fears Over Rising Mental Health Cases Due To New 2021 Lockdown in UK

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The emergence of two new variants of COVID-19 which are thought to be up to 70% more infectious have resulted in new lockdowns being imposed in countries across the globe. In the UK, a new national ‘level 5’ lockdown has been implemented due to fears that hospitals were just three weeks away from being totally overwhelmed.
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Staying Positive Through The Start of 2021

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The new year normally heralds in the promise of a better, more prosperous and happier year and after a year such as 2020, that seems to be a widespread and collective desire. However, although vaccinations for COVID-19 have begun to be rolled out across the world it will still take some time for countries to get back to normal after the coronavirus pandemic.

Real Estate News

Cybersecurity Real Estate

Real Estate Agencies Creating ‘Incident Response Plans’ To Prepare For Potential Cyberattacks

The amount of personal information exchanged during a real estate transaction makes the industry especially vulnerable to these kinds of online attacks.

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Candles in the Home

How Keeping Your Home Smelling Fresh Can Enhance Your Overall Wellbeing

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When it comes to our homes personal scent, more times than not we can become so accustomed to how our homes smell that we don’t even notice when more foul smells start to appear. When bad smells are caused by things like trash, a lack of cleaning/dusting, laundry, etc. they tend to linger and attach themselves to parts of your home, unknown to you though. 
Searching Real Estate

House Searches Up By 30% Year on Year in January

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Despite a rocky start to the year, the property market appears to be putting its best foot forward as it experiences a surge in interest for new properties during the month of January. According to UK property website Rightmove, it has had its busiest ever start to the year, with site visits up by an impressive 30%
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Green Cleaning

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Cleaning our homes has been especially important during the coronavirus pandemic, not only to safeguard ourselves, loved ones and homes against the COVID-19 virus but as many of us spent more and more time in our homes, they undoubtedly became messier quicker. As more and more people are becoming eco-conscious the use of eco-friendly thinking is on the rise.
Declutter Home

Decluttering Your Home Could Help You Sell It Quicker

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The new year is often a time for undertaking a good old fashioned declutter. From sorting out the old toys to reorganizing your living room and sifting through a mountain of clothes for donation to charity, there is something cathartic about getting rid of the old and making way for the new.

Science News

COVID Lockdown in the UK

UK Announces New Lockdown And Mass Vaccinations To End Spread Of Covid-19

Prime minister Boris Johnson announced a national recovery plan this week after the United Kingdom entered another lockdown amid a massive increase in the spread of Covid-19

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China and The UK’s Opposing Views on Vaccinating Their Population

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As new and more infectious variants of COVID-19 are identified across the world, it has become clear that 2021 will continue to be hampered by the devastating impacts of the virus. The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccines has meant that plans to implement mass vaccinations globally are now underway.
Galaxy

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Were Able To Watch As A Distant Galaxy ‘Dies’ 

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For the first time in history, astronomers were able to witness the previously unknown phenomenon of a galaxy’s life coming to an end. Galaxies die when the stars that live within them stop forming. 
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The UK’s Battle with Coronavirus in 2021

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On Wednesday, the UK’s third national lockdown legally came into force. Following the rapid rise of cases and the subsequent harsher restrictive measures. Prior to the national lockdown, the UK was divided into tiers based on severity, the highest tier – a newly instated tier four – was in response to a new COVID-19 variant that is estimated to be up to 70% more transmissible.
Vaccine Research

How Did Scientists Deliver The Vaccine So Fast?

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To hope for one even by the summer of 2021 seemed highly optimistic.’ Vaccinations normally take years of research, trials and development before they are approved and rolled out, some scientists even suggested an average of 10 years.

Sports News

Female Tennis Player

Sofia Kenin Had A Trailblazing Year In 2020, And The Best Is Yet To Come

This year, Kenin had to truly cement herself as a tennis professional, especially considering she is one of eight players that are aged 22 or younger and finishing 2020 in the top 25 this year.

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NFL Playoff Landscape: Who’s Playing Who?

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After 256 games in an NFL season unlike any other, the league has reached the playoffs with just a few hiccups along the way. All games have been completed and while there have been more injuries than ever before, the season has remained competitive and retained integrity, no mean feat in current circumstances.
The Capitol Building

US Olympic Champion Swimmer Klete Keller Identified At Capitol Riot

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Klete Keller, the American Olympic swimmer who one two gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified as one of the Trump supporters who was inside the Capitol last week during the riot that occurred during the Electoral College vote proceedings. 
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Circuit Breaker Suggested as Premier League Faces Covid Concerns

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The English Premier League has received a record number of Covid-19 positive tests this week as fixtures continue to be canceled across the league. A number of officials at various clubs have suggested a ‘circuit breaker’ in order to attempt to stop the spread and allow the season to continue with less interruptions.
NFL Football Player

Washington Football Team Release 2019 First Round Pick Dwayne Haskins

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The Washington Football Team has announced that they have released 2019 15th overall pick Dwayne Haskins after less than two seasons with the franchize. Haskins was benched midway through Washington’s weekend loss to Carolina, just a week after being fined $40,000 and stripped of his captaincy for breaching Covid-19 protocol.

Technology News

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Twitter Chief Says Banning Trump Was The Right Choice But Sets A ‘Dangerous Precedent’

Dorsey is speaking out for the first time since Twitter and a multitude of other social media platforms permanently suspended the president’s account following the violent riot that occurred at the Capitol last week.

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Buying An Electric Car

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Electric cars have been on the market for some time, and manufacturers are improving their technology. Some countries such as the UK, plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from a certain point to better combat climate change (in the UK’s case 2030) and with more and more people becoming more eco-conscious, the sale of electric cars is rapidly increasing.
Smart Watch

Exciting Anticipated Tech Releases To Look Out For in 2021

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Restrictions continue across the world, and look set to characterize at least the early part of 2021 in many countries before wider vaccine roll-outs, which only increases the importance of technology. With this in mind, here are some of the most hotly anticipated releases to look out for over the course of this year to help make your life easier.
Robotic Healthcare

Three Advances in Healthcare Technology

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Healthcare has definitely been in the spotlight for the majority of 2020, as the world faced the global coronavirus pandemic, scientists raced to develop a vaccination and we praised our brave and heroic health workers that cared for and protected our loved ones and ourselves.
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Boeing Set To Pay $2.5 Billion In Settlements Over 737 Max Fraud

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Boeing will pay more than $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges that the company repeatedly lied about the 737 Max’s engineering problems which eventually led to two catastrophic crashes that killed hundreds of individuals; both crashes had no survivors. 

Travel News

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Covid-19 Passports May Be Key For Traveling In A Post-Pandemic World

Now that a multitude of companies are gearing up to distribute their Covid-19 vaccines in 2021, a lot of questions are being raised in regards to how we will navigate in a world during that transitional period where everyone's waiting to be vaccinated.

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Film Reel

When California Is Really Vancouver

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America is world famous for the movies and television shows that they produce and distribute around the world. However should we believe everything that we see? Many films are set in cities and states around the country such as California or Texas however many are actually filmed in Canada.
Baltimore Maryland

Spend Time Exploring Maryland

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Known as the ‘Old Line State’, the ‘Free State’ and even ‘America in Miniature’ Maryland may not be at the top of everyone’s list of places to visit. However if you are a water lover this state is a must visit. Home to the first railroad as well as the first umbrella factory, Maryland has over 10,460 square miles of land and water meaning it is home to virtually every natural feature – except the desert.
Delta Airplane

Delta And United Airlines Will Permanently Remove International Change Fees 

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Initially this was just a temporary move so that travelers wouldn’t have to worry about paying more money in the middle of a global health and economic crisis, however, Delta and United realized the elimination of these fees is actually a great thing for consumers and the airlines all together. 
Travel during Covid-19

Increase in Travel Brings Surge in Covid

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The massive increase in travel over the holiday period has brought fresh warnings from public health experts who believe the country should prepare for another increase in Covid-19 cases. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed that they had screened 1.28 million travelers throughout the country’s airports in one day.