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All US federal prisons on temporary lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration

All US federal prisons on temporary lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration

Federal prisons across the United States have been placed under temporary lockdown ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced Saturday that it is securing all institutions “in light of current events occurring around the country.” “There is no specific information that triggered this decision,” the statement said. “This action is…MORE

Baby giraffe dies at Nashville Zoo after being stepped on by mother

Baby giraffe dies at Nashville Zoo after being stepped on by mother

The Nashville Zoo is grieving the unexpected loss of a newborn Masai giraffe. The first-time mother, Nasha, 6, gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday following a complicated delivery, according to the zoo. But after announcing the birth, zookeepers noticed the calf was in distress. Shortly afterward, they announced the tragic loss. “We are…MORE

In a last-minute move, NSA installing Trump loyalist as general counsel

In a last-minute move, NSA installing Trump loyalist as general counsel

The National Security Agency said Sunday it was installing Trump NSC staffer Michael Ellis as its general counsel, after acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller ordered NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone to place the Trump loyalist into the role. “Mr. Ellis accepted his final job offer yesterday afternoon. NSA is moving forward with his employment,” an…MORE

Hotel chain cancels fundraiser for Josh Hawley, citing Capitol riot

Hotel chain cancels fundraiser for Josh Hawley, citing Capitol riot

Loews Hotel Group has canceled an upcoming fundraiser for Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, saying it’s opposed to “all who supported and incited” the deadly riot at the US Capitol. “In light of recent events we have informed the host of this event that it will no longer be held at our hotel in Orlando or…MORE

Powerball jackpot hits $730 million after no winner declared Saturday

Powerball jackpot hits $730 million after no winner declared Saturday

Hold on tight to your Powerball ticket. There were no top prize winners in Saturday’s drawing, and the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $730 million, a cash value of $546 million. This is only the fourth time the jackpot has crossed the $700 million mark, according to Powerball. If anyone wins the upcoming drawing…MORE

Grammy-winning producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies

Grammy-winning producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector died of natural causes on Saturday at the age of 80, according to a statement released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. An official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner for San Joaquin County. Spector was sentenced to 19 years to life…MORE

America’s Cup: Patriot ‘flying yacht’ capsizes in gusty conditions

America’s Cup: Patriot ‘flying yacht’ capsizes in gusty conditions

Emergency management plans were put into operation during the America’s Cup challenger series on Sunday when American Magic’s Patriot yacht dramatically capsized in gusty conditions in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. The team’s AC75 “flying” yacht was damaged in the incident during the Prada Cup race and began taking on water, with American Magic receiving help from…MORE

Biden chief of staff doesn’t rule out stopping intelligence briefings for Trump

Biden chief of staff doesn’t rule out stopping intelligence briefings for Trump

Joe Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff on Sunday did not rule out blocking President Donald Trump from receiving intelligence briefings once he is a private citizen. Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” whether the Biden administration would follow recommendations from a former intelligence official to limit Trump’s access to…MORE

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