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Around 20% of Nigerian workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, official figures show

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Around 20% of workers in Nigeria have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19, the government's statistics office said on Tuesday, outlining the impact of the pandemic on businesses in Africa's most populous nation....

Thomas, Gorsuch say court should revisit libel standard for public figures

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Both justices said today’s news media environment played a role in their view the court needed to reassess libel protections.   A landmark 1964 case determined that public figures had to prove false statements made a...

Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88: Political figures react to former defense secretary’s passing

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Rumsfeld’s family announced his passing, noting that he had died "surrounded by family in his beloved Taos, New Mexico." A two-time defense secretary, Rumsfeld is best known for his prominent role in former President...

LIVE UPDATES: Israel kills up to 10 senior Hamas military figures, as military offensive continues

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On Wednesday, Israel killed as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and raised a pair of high-rise towers in airstrikes amid the country's fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic militant group a...

NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. The name of Mary Jackson, NASA's first African American femal...

A spacecraft named for ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician Katherine Johnson has arrived on the International Space Station

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A spacecraft named for the famed NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has arrived at the International Space Station with about 8,000 pounds of cargo in tow. The S.S. Katherine Johnson, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus res...

Dominion sends legal letters to conservative media figures warning of ‘imminent’ action

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Lawyers representing Dominion Voting Systems have sent letters to a wide array of conservative media personalities, as well as the White House and the President's personal attorney, warning that litigation related t...

This man may be one of few senior Trump figures to leave with his reputation enhanced

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This was excerpted from the December 2 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. If all goes to plan, a Moroccan-bo...

UC Berkeley removed the names of ‘racist’ figures from two of its buildings

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The University of California, Berkeley is cutting ties with part of its past and renaming two buildings that are named for men with controversial and racist legacies. The names from LeConte Hall and Barrows Hall wer...