Lebanon’s president in Qatar for talks over Gulf crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president arrived in Qatar Monday for the opening ceremony of an Arab soccer tournament amid – and for talks on an precedented diplomatic crisis between Beirut and oil-rich Gulf nations. President Michel Aoun’s face-to-face meetings with the emir of Qatar and other Qatari officials come as Lebanon is sinks deeper into… Continue reading Lebanon’s president in Qatar for talks over Gulf crisis

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Kevin Gausman agreement latest example of Blue Jays’ shift to big-game hunting

TORONTO — In the past two weeks the Toronto Blue Jays have handed out the two biggest pitching contracts in franchise history, first extending Jose Berrios and now landing free agent Kevin Gausman, after last off-season signing George Springer to the club’s richest deal ever. Add in the $80-million, four-year deal for Hyun Jin Ryu two winters ago and the distinctive shift… Continue reading Kevin Gausman agreement latest example of Blue Jays’ shift to big-game hunting

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‘Weather whiplash’ ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says

TORONTO — One of Canada’s most high-profile weather forecasters says the extreme storms that have pummelled parts of the country over the past month may be a sign of what lies ahead for the upcoming winter. Weather Network chief meteorologist Chris Scott says colder water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are creating what are commonly… Continue reading ‘Weather whiplash’ ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says

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Liz Weston: How to maximize your ‘health span’

We’re living longer on average, but the number of years we’re healthy hasn’t kept up. This lagging “health span ” translates into more time living with serious illness and disabilities at the end of our lives. This can have significant repercussions for our retirements. Some of us will have our working lives cut short by… Continue reading Liz Weston: How to maximize your ‘health span’

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Merriam-Webster dictionary chooses vaccine as 2021 word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021,” Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s announcement. “It… Continue reading Merriam-Webster dictionary chooses vaccine as 2021 word of the year

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Ravens OLB Odafe Oweh continues push for Defensive Rookie of the Year with game-changing plays vs. Browns

There must be something in the air whenever the Ravens play on prime-time that turns rookie outside linebacker Odafe Oweh into a menace. Throughout the season, Oweh has proven to be one of the biggest steals of the 2021 NFL draft. During the Ravens’ messy and chaotic 16-10 victory over the visiting Cleveland Browns on… Continue reading Ravens OLB Odafe Oweh continues push for Defensive Rookie of the Year with game-changing plays vs. Browns

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The FCC’s shoddy maps could upend Biden’s broadband gold rush

Washington is finally tackling one of the biggest obstacles to closing the nation’s digital divide: identifying the broadband dead zones where millions of Americans lack fast internet service. But that’s coming too late for the broadband gold rush of 2021. States and cities are already allocating more than $10 billion in federal pandemic relief to… Continue reading The FCC’s shoddy maps could upend Biden’s broadband gold rush

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Dems want Biden to start swinging at Republicans. Allies aren’t sure he can.

Joe Biden spent much of his first year in office proving he could still work across the aisle. Now, with the second year approaching, Democrats want him to turn up the heat on Republicans. WIth the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law, Democratic lawmakers and party leaders say Biden needs to relentlessly hammer GOP lawmakers… Continue reading Dems want Biden to start swinging at Republicans. Allies aren’t sure he can.

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‘This Smacks of Something Gone Awry’: A True Tale of Absentee Vote Fraud

On April 6, 2017, Mark Harris swung open the door to Ray’s Furniture Liquidators, a discount furniture store in a small town in eastern North Carolina, ready to meet the man who he hoped could help him win a seat in Congress. A year earlier, Harris had lost the 2016 Republican primary for North Carolina’s… Continue reading ‘This Smacks of Something Gone Awry’: A True Tale of Absentee Vote Fraud

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