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Google Easter Egg Marks Betty White’s 100th Birthday

CNET reports: Betty White was a comedy icon who collected millions of fans the world over in a broadcast career that stretched well over half a century. Her legions of fans were gearing up to celebrate the beloved actress’ 100th birthday, which falls on Monday, when she died on Dec. 31. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate her …

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Moderna Plans Combined Annual COVID/Flu Booster

Politico Europe reports: Moderna hopes to market a combined booster vaccination for COVID-19, influenza and RSV — a common respiratory virus — as soon as the fall of 2023, CEO Stéphane Bancel said Monday. Bancel, speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum, said the combination vaccine would enable people to get broad protection against illnesses caused by respiratory …

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New French Law Bans Unvaxxed From All Public Venues

USA Today reports: France passed a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas, and other venues, one of the strictest measures taken by a country to stop the spread of COVID-19. French President Emmanuel Macron had hoped to push the bill through faster, but it was slightly delayed by resistance from lawmakers both on the …

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WHO: Poor Countries Have Gotten One Billion Doses

The Associated Press reports: The World Health Organization said Sunday that a U.N.-backed program shipping coronavirus vaccines to many poor countries has now delivered 1 billion doses, but that milestone “is only a reminder of the work that remains” after hoarding and stockpiling in rich countries. A shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Rwanda on Saturday included the …

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Lara Trump Thinks MS Is Monitoring Her Word Docs

Raw Story reports: Hosting the 5 p.m. EST hour, Lara Trump was ranting about Microsoft Word’s Clippy and the suggested changes to words like “postman” into “letter carrier” and “mankind” into “humankind.” It’s part of the right’s latest attack on “wokism,” which they define as anything done in polite society that makes them uncomfortable. “Someone is reading this?! And assessing …

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Blackburn: “There’s No Food” In My Grocery Store

Mediaite reports: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) ripped Democrats’ efforts to eliminate the filibuster on Sunday while arguing that the GOP “cannot depend on Manchin and Sinema to do our job,” and should do more to resolve issues affecting Americans, such as inflation and supply chain issues. She then went on to note that her grocery store seemed to have been …

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DeSantis Map Erases Two Dem US House Districts

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis may have just joined the redistricting fray. Ryan Newman, general counsel to the Governor’s Office, on Sunday night submitted his own proposal for a congressional map in Florida. The draft (P 0079) was submitted days after the Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee advanced to the floor its own plan (S 8040) for how to divide …

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Axios: Trump Trashes DeSantis As Ungrateful And Dull

Axios reports: Donald Trump is trashing Ron DeSantis in private as an ingrate with a “dull personality” and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown, according to sources who’ve recently talked to the former president about the Florida governor. Why it matters: The two are among the most popular Republicans in the country, and as the …

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Graham: Ask Jesus To Stop Bans On Ex-Gay Torture

Posted last night to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: The Canadian Parliament passed legislation banning what they refer to as “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ, and the law describes as a “myth” the belief that heterosexuality is preferable. They added a stiff penalty that can carry up to a 5-year jail sentence, and Canadian pastors feel they have been stripped of their …

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Djokovic May Also Be Banned From The French Open

The Associated Press reports: Novak Djokovic arrived in his native Serbia on Monday after being deported from Australia because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19, ending his hopes of defending his Australian Open title. But even as one saga appeared to close, another opened as questions arose over whether he would be barred from the next Grand Slam tournament, the …

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