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President-elect Biden continuing his transition, without an acknowledgement of defeat or concession from President Trump, has again made an historic choice naming former Democratic presidential challenger, South Bend, Indiana, mayor, Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation.

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  • Life Itself Review - A Fitting Tribute, A Sorrowful Goodbye and a Hell of a Ride

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    "Life Itself," from Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films, presents a lasting and loving tribute to Roger Ebert, spanning his life with unprecedented access to him, the memories of his lengthy career, high and lows of life and love that seemed to transcend understanding.

     
  • Onward Review – Entertaining, Engaging, Captivating

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    Onward, from Pixar Animation, presents the story of two brothers as they race against time, and the police, to find the key that unlocks the desire of their heart, fighting against magical obstacles, and their own disbelief.

     
  • Critical New Discovery During Wisconsin Recount: Cellular Connectivity of Tabulators Leaves Door Open to Hacking

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    A huge security hole in our US elections, which allows alteration of vote totals by outsider or insider entities, was discovered during the Wisconsin recount, according to electronic security investigators from RecountNow.org.

     
  • De Minsk à Moscou, Autre temps et Autre Histoire

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    La contestation qui fait rage depuis des mois en Biélorussie met en évidence la faillite d’un système politique obsolète mais aussi toute la puissance et l’influence diplomatiques du Président russe Vladimir Poutine, dernier soutien d’Alexandre Loukachenko, le dirigeant biélorusse.  

  • World News: Brazil’s Bad Student

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    The reduction of subsidies allocated to Brazilian universities by Jair Bolsonaro confirms the influence of a man on a country brutalized by methods that aim to stifle any hotbed of protest. Should we expect it?

     
  • NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 Announce Multiplatform Election Night Coverage Plans

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    NBC Bay Area will present "Decision 2020" digital newscast featuring live updates on local races in the Bay Area with accessibility across station apps, Roku, Apple TV, Cozi TV, plus local election highlights on YouTube and Facebook.  

  • HL Streaming: 20 Top Rated Shows on Netflix

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    From humble beginnings in 1999, when people could subscribe to get movies delivered to their door, to an entertainment juggernaut worth over $30 billion, Netflix has come a long way.

     
  • Money News: US Markets Continue Steady; London Markets Strong in Wake Of Scot Vote

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    The four U.S. Markets, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Russell 2000, fluctuated throughout the week, mildly frustrating investors and analyst, and ending the week with the DOW up and the other three closing slightly down.

     
  • The Last Days on Mars Review – Expect a Hypodermic Dose of Fright

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    “The Last Days on Mars,” from Magnet Releasing and Focus Features, presents a Red Planet sci-fi thriller filled with heightened suspense and stark fright pitting the hunted against the hunter in the ultimate battle of survival.

     
  • Ad Astra Review – Innovative Space Program Film Delivers

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    Ad Astra, from Plan B Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox, brings to the screen the story of intergalactic travel circa 2050 and an unprecedented cosmic interruption that sends extraordinary power surges with catastrophic results hurling toward earth.

     
  • Dr. Christopher Calapai Offers A Tip Sheet of Favorite Natural Skincare Options

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    With Spring’s unpredictable weather approaching, keeping your skin healthy and glowing can be a challenge. From the heat’s dehydrating effect to humidity’s pore-clogging grief, an at-home facial is sure to provide a quick fix.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: PATRIOTS Day Producer Scott Stuber Talks on Making The Film, Mark Wahlberg, and Honor Bound Agreements

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    PATRIOTS Day, from CBS Films, brings to the screen a recreation of the Patriots Day Boston Marathon bombing, the stunning finish line trauma, a four-day manhunt, and the key players that made Boston residents and Americans feel a national pride.

     
  • Everlast, World Leader in Boxing Gear, Partners with PIQ to Launch the Ultimate Boxing Wearable at CES: [Sands, Hall A-D, booth 44727]

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    PIQ Sport Intelligence, a leading French start-up in sports Wearables, and Everlast, the leading brand in boxing, announced a new partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show that will see the two companies combine their expertise.

     
  • 2014 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile – High End Fashion Meets Elegant Automobiles of the World

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    The luxury 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, has unveiled a global collection of luxury automobiles, as different as the very diverse automobile buying population. From the unusual, to the flamboyant, to the classic luxurious, the Paris Motor Show 2014 does not disappoint.

     
  • The Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Frailties in the Medical Ecosystem

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    The Coronavirus has been a cruel enemy, invisible, free to invade unchecked, with a strength any general would admire, unabated by traditional military might, the pandemic handicapped the world's economies and challenged every available medical resource.