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GOP poised to gerrymander its hold on power — Democrats fall short in nearly every key state

Republicans will have power to gerrymander 188 congressional districts while Dems hold control over just 73 seats
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GOP poised to gerrymander its hold on power — Democrats fall short in nearly every key state

Republicans will have power to gerrymander 188 congressional districts while Dems hold control over just 73 seats

Puzzling higher AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy for smaller dosage explained: It was reportedly tested on people only under 56

A seemingly strange phenomenon of a smaller dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being more effective than a bigger one is reportedly explained by it first being tested on a younger group. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Puzzling higher AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy for smaller dosage explained: It was reportedly tested on people only under 56

A seemingly strange phenomenon of a smaller dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being more effective than a bigger one is reportedly explained by it first being tested on a younger group. Read Full Article at RT.com

No Messi? No problem! Ronald Koeman HAILS his Barca side after leaving Lionel Messi AT HOME for Champions League tie

Ronald Koeman gave his strongest indicator yet that he's preparing for life without Lionel Messi as his new-look side, without Messi, cruised to a 4-1 win over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No Messi? No problem! Ronald Koeman HAILS his Barca side after leaving Lionel Messi AT HOME for Champions League tie

Ronald Koeman gave his strongest indicator yet that he's preparing for life without Lionel Messi as his new-look side, without Messi, cruised to a 4-1 win over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Read Full Article at RT.com

North Korean gymnast LEAPS OVER three-meter barbed wire fence to escape to the South – reports

A North Korean man, reportedly a former gymnast, has defected to the South by apparently vaulting over a three-meter wire fence at the heavily guarded border. Read Full Article at RT.com
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North Korean gymnast LEAPS OVER three-meter barbed wire fence to escape to the South – reports

A North Korean man, reportedly a former gymnast, has defected to the South by apparently vaulting over a three-meter wire fence at the heavily guarded border. Read Full Article at RT.com

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Reality sets in with the Joe Biden victory

Martin Pengelly/Guardian: Fox News' Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson distance themselves from Trump Rush Limbaugh also distances himself from president’s efforts to overturn his election defeat by Joe Biden Trump is certainly suffering one lan
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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Reality sets in with the Joe Biden victory

Martin Pengelly/Guardian: Fox News' Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson distance themselves from Trump Rush Limbaugh also distances himself from president’s efforts to overturn his election defeat by Joe Biden Trump is certainly suffering one landslide defeat: in election-related lawsuits. According to the Democratic elections lawyer Marc Elias, the president has won one such case – and lost 35. xTrump's attempt to overturn the election failed. But things to remember: POTUS tried to overturn the election while most Republicans supported him. It's time to turn to the transition, but not to turn the page. This was unprecedented and dangerous. It was also a partisan thing.— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) November 24, 2020

Bulgaria announces strict lockdown as Covid cases soar

In order to combat the recent surge in coronavirus infections, Bulgaria will close gyms, restaurants, schools and shopping malls until December 21, with the restrictions starting on Friday evening. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bulgaria announces strict lockdown as Covid cases soar

In order to combat the recent surge in coronavirus infections, Bulgaria will close gyms, restaurants, schools and shopping malls until December 21, with the restrictions starting on Friday evening. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Market Wrap, Nov 25: Here's all that happened in the markets today

After scaling fresh record highs in the morning trade, the domestic equity market tumbled around 1.5 per cent on Wednesday
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Market Wrap, Nov 25: Here's all that happened in the markets today

After scaling fresh record highs in the morning trade, the domestic equity market tumbled around 1.5 per cent on Wednesday

From Russia with wheat: Exports by global grain superpower on track to hit record high

The volume of global wheat exports from Russia in the 2020-2021 agricultural year (which started July 1) is set to approach the historical record level of the 2017-2018 crop year, a report by the Sovekon research center has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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From Russia with wheat: Exports by global grain superpower on track to hit record high

The volume of global wheat exports from Russia in the 2020-2021 agricultural year (which started July 1) is set to approach the historical record level of the 2017-2018 crop year, a report by the Sovekon research center has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker completes maiden Arctic voyage to the Northern Sea Route

Russia’s newest nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Arktika, has completed its first Arctic mission to the Northern Sea Route (NSR), according to the country’s nuclear icebreaker fleet operator, AtomFlot. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker completes maiden Arctic voyage to the Northern Sea Route

Russia’s newest nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Arktika, has completed its first Arctic mission to the Northern Sea Route (NSR), according to the country’s nuclear icebreaker fleet operator, AtomFlot. Read Full Article at RT.com

Explained: What is the Karvy Stock Broking case & what should investors do?

The BSE and NSE have terminated Karvy Stock Broking's membership with effect from November 24, 2020 for non-compliance with the regulatory provisions
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Explained: What is the Karvy Stock Broking case & what should investors do?

The BSE and NSE have terminated Karvy Stock Broking's membership with effect from November 24, 2020 for non-compliance with the regulatory provisions

Indian equities seen lagging other EM peers in the next few months

UBS, Credit Suisse see emerging markets doing well next year, but expect India to underperform, given its rich valuations
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Indian equities seen lagging other EM peers in the next few months

UBS, Credit Suisse see emerging markets doing well next year, but expect India to underperform, given its rich valuations

Black Friday Walmart sale starts later today: Next PS5, Switch and Xbox restock, plus best prices ever on AirPods Pro and Apple Watch - CNET

Walmart's big Black Friday sale starts Wednesday, but there are some solid deals already available.
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Black Friday Walmart sale starts later today: Next PS5, Switch and Xbox restock, plus best prices ever on AirPods Pro and Apple Watch - CNET

Walmart's big Black Friday sale starts Wednesday, but there are some solid deals already available.

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Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at $2 billion valuation

Unacademy, an online learning platform in India, has added two more marquee investors to its cap table. The Bangalore-based startup, which focuses on K-12 online education, said on Wednesday it has raised new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer I
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Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at $2 billion valuation

Unacademy, an online learning platform in India, has added two more marquee investors to its cap table. The Bangalore-based startup, which focuses on K-12 online education, said on Wednesday it has raised new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group. The funding round, the size of which was not disclosed, valued the four-and-a-half-year-old […]

Best microscopes for kids 2020

We've rounded up the best microscopes for kids. No matter your child's skill level, your own budget or their level of enthusiasm for biology and exploration, there is a perfect microscope waiting to engage them.
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Best microscopes for kids 2020

We've rounded up the best microscopes for kids. No matter your child's skill level, your own budget or their level of enthusiasm for biology and exploration, there is a perfect microscope waiting to engage them.

As e-bikes boom, FuroSystems raises its first venture funding round ahead of a new model launch

With COVID-19 making commuters switch to bikes, and cities wanting cleaner air, the e-bike revolution is only just getting started. Further evidence of this is the news that today British e-bike manufacturer FuroSystems has closed its first institutional vent
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As e-bikes boom, FuroSystems raises its first venture funding round ahead of a new model launch

With COVID-19 making commuters switch to bikes, and cities wanting cleaner air, the e-bike revolution is only just getting started. Further evidence of this is the news that today British e-bike manufacturer FuroSystems has closed its first institutional venture funding round of £750,000 with participation by TSP Ventures and European impact investment bank, ClearlySo, as […]

WeGift, the ‘incentive marketing’ platform, collects $8M in new funding

WeGift, the London-based startup that has built an “incentive marketing” platform that lets businesses easily issue e-gift cards and other digital rewards to customers, has raised $8 million in new funding. Dubbed a Series A extension, the round i
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WeGift, the ‘incentive marketing’ platform, collects $8M in new funding

WeGift, the London-based startup that has built an “incentive marketing” platform that lets businesses easily issue e-gift cards and other digital rewards to customers, has raised $8 million in new funding. Dubbed a Series A extension, the round is led by AlbionVC. Existing investors including Stride.vc, SAP.iO fund and Unilever Ventures also followed on. Following […]

Coinbase disables margin trading following guidance from Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Just a few months after launching margin trading on Coinbase Pro, the company is disabling the feature. Margin trading lets you trade on leverage. But it works both ways — margin trading lets you multiply your gains and your losses. Starting on November 25
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Coinbase disables margin trading following guidance from Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Just a few months after launching margin trading on Coinbase Pro, the company is disabling the feature. Margin trading lets you trade on leverage. But it works both ways — margin trading lets you multiply your gains and your losses. Starting on November 25, 2pm PT, users won’t be able to place new margin trades. […]

The FCC rejects ZTE’s petition to stop designating it a “national security threat”

The Federal Communications Commission has rejected ZTE’s petition to remove its designation as a “national security threat.” This means that American companies will continue to be barred from using the FCC’s $8.3 billion Universal Service
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The FCC rejects ZTE’s petition to stop designating it a “national security threat”

The Federal Communications Commission has rejected ZTE’s petition to remove its designation as a “national security threat.” This means that American companies will continue to be barred from using the FCC’s $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund to buy equipment and services from ZTE . The Universal Service Fund includes subsidies to build telecommunication infrastructure across […]

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Tokyo asks drinking places to close early to curb virus rise

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo's governor on Wednesday asked bars and other places where alcohol is served to close earlier for three weeks to help prevent a resurgence of coronavirus infections from turning explosive. Gov. Yuriko Koike, after meeting with officials to d
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Tokyo asks drinking places to close early to curb virus rise

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo's governor on Wednesday asked bars and other places where alcohol is served to close earlier for three weeks to help prevent a resurgence of coronavirus infections from turning explosive. Gov. Yuriko Koike, after meeting with officials to discuss ways to combat the upsurge, said bars, karaoke ...

Honolulu: Deals with Airbnb, Expedia will help enforcement

HONOLULU (AP) - Airbnb and Expedia Group have agreed to provide Honolulu with information that will help the city enforce its laws governing vacation rentals, the companies and the city said Tuesday. Hosts will have to provide the “tax map key" property id
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Honolulu: Deals with Airbnb, Expedia will help enforcement

HONOLULU (AP) - Airbnb and Expedia Group have agreed to provide Honolulu with information that will help the city enforce its laws governing vacation rentals, the companies and the city said Tuesday. Hosts will have to provide the “tax map key" property identification number issued by the state of ...

Monolith found in Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY — Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state. The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep in southe
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Monolith found in Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY — Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state. The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, officials said Monday. A ...

UConn says positive test wasn't from a player or a coach

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn coach Geno Auriemma says he's been trying to convince his team that despite having the start of its season postponed for an additional two weeks because of a positive coronavirus test, everything is going to be just fine. “I'm sur
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UConn says positive test wasn't from a player or a coach

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn coach Geno Auriemma says he's been trying to convince his team that despite having the start of its season postponed for an additional two weeks because of a positive coronavirus test, everything is going to be just fine. “I'm sure there was a guy on ...

As virus cases spike, financial outlook for airlines dims

With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world’s airlines is getting worse. Airlines will lose more than $157 billion over this year and next because of the pandemic, their main trade group said on Tuesday, The for
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As virus cases spike, financial outlook for airlines dims

With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world’s airlines is getting worse. Airlines will lose more than $157 billion over this year and next because of the pandemic, their main trade group said on Tuesday, The forecast from the International Air Transport Association ...

Interview: Danielle Clough Discusses Embroidery’s Lengthy History and the Tenuous Distinction Between Art and Craft

Through thickly layered thread, Cape Town-based artist Danielle Clough (previously) conveys joy, positivity, and moments of pure delight, themes she discusses in a new interview supported by Colossal Members. Clough positions herself in the worlds of both fi
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Interview: Danielle Clough Discusses Embroidery’s Lengthy History and the Tenuous Distinction Between Art and Craft

Through thickly layered thread, Cape Town-based artist Danielle Clough (previously) conveys joy, positivity, and moments of pure delight, themes she discusses in a new interview supported by Colossal Members. Clough positions herself in the worlds of both fiber-based craft and art by embroidering intimate portraits of pop culture icons and vivid floral works on found objects. Each piece is stitched in vibrant and bold hues that exaggerate existing tones or provide a playful interpretation of the subject. More

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Espargaro has “no regrets” exiting KTM without a win

Espargaro joined KTM for its debut season in 2017 and spearheaded development of the RC16, bringing the marque its first MotoGP podium in 2018 in a wet Valencia race before adding five dry rostrums in 2020.Ending the campaign fourth in the standings without s
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Espargaro has “no regrets” exiting KTM without a win

Espargaro joined KTM for its debut season in 2017 and spearheaded development of the RC16, bringing the marque its first MotoGP podium in 2018 in a wet Valencia race before adding five dry rostrums in 2020.Ending the campaign fourth in the standings without scoring that elusive race victory, while KTM managed three wins with rookie Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira, Espargaro has expressed no ...Keep reading

Bautista: Kawasaki treating WSBK like it's MotoGP

Honda rider Bautista made the remark during last week's post-season test at Jerez, where Kawasaki unveiled the 2021 version of its ultra-successful ZX-10RR machine featuring radically revised front bodywork and an updated engine.Jonathan Rea set the fastest t
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Bautista: Kawasaki treating WSBK like it's MotoGP

Honda rider Bautista made the remark during last week's post-season test at Jerez, where Kawasaki unveiled the 2021 version of its ultra-successful ZX-10RR machine featuring radically revised front bodywork and an updated engine.Jonathan Rea set the fastest time of the test using the new bike at Jerez, and is back in action for another two-day test this week at Aragon.While Kawasaki's 2021 ...Keep reading

Saudi Arabia dismisses F1 «sportswashing» criticism

The Middle East kingdom has just signed a deal to hold a night race on a new street circuit in Jeddah from next year. Its grand prix will then switch to a new purpose-built facility at Qaddiya from 2023.The addition of Saudi Arabia to the calen
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Saudi Arabia dismisses F1 «sportswashing» criticism

The Middle East kingdom has just signed a deal to hold a night race on a new street circuit in Jeddah from next year. Its grand prix will then switch to a new purpose-built facility at Qaddiya from 2023.The addition of Saudi Arabia to the calendar has generated some criticism, with human rights organisation Amnesty International issuing a statement warning F1 about the country ...Keep reading

Aleix Espargaro: Zarco ‘doesn’t seem to care’ about rider safety

Zarco’s Avintia Ducati developed an engine issue at the end of the FP4 session at the Algarve Circuit, with the Frenchman deciding to cut across the final corner despite smoke pouring from his bike.He later said he did this as he knew full well what the iss
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Aleix Espargaro: Zarco ‘doesn’t seem to care’ about rider safety

Zarco’s Avintia Ducati developed an engine issue at the end of the FP4 session at the Algarve Circuit, with the Frenchman deciding to cut across the final corner despite smoke pouring from his bike.He later said he did this as he knew full well what the issue was and knew there was no fluid leaking from his bike.But his actions were widely criticised by MotoGP riders, with Aprilia’s ...Keep reading

Mahindra retains Lynn for 2020/21 Formula E season

The announcement was made during an online presentation on Wednesday, in which Mahindra also unveiled its M7 Electro challenger for the seventh season of the all-electric championship.Ex-DS Virgin driver Lynn joined Mahindra for the final six races of the 201
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Mahindra retains Lynn for 2020/21 Formula E season

The announcement was made during an online presentation on Wednesday, in which Mahindra also unveiled its M7 Electro challenger for the seventh season of the all-electric championship.Ex-DS Virgin driver Lynn joined Mahindra for the final six races of the 2019/20 season in Berlin after the Indian team parted ways with Porsche-bound Pascal Wehrlein.The British driver logged three points ...Keep reading

Wolff: F1 should not repeat same mistakes with new engine rules

Wolff says that the sport made a mistake when the current hybrid V6 rules were drawn up, because they have proved to be overly complex and too expensive.Those rules will be in place for five further seasons, but discussions have already begun on wha
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Wolff: F1 should not repeat same mistakes with new engine rules

Wolff says that the sport made a mistake when the current hybrid V6 rules were drawn up, because they have proved to be overly complex and too expensive.Those rules will be in place for five further seasons, but discussions have already begun on what will replace them.F1, the FIA and the manufacturers are keen to find the right balance of hybrid and internal combustion ...Keep reading

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