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REPORT: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To Step Down

CNBC reports: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his executive role, sources tell CNBC’s David Faber. Twitter stock jumped more than 11% on the news. Dorsey currently serves as both the CEO of Twitter and Square, his digital payments company. Twitter stakeholder Elliott Management had sought to replace Jack Dorsey as CEO in 2020 before the …

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Botswana Court Upholds Decriminalization Of Gay Sex

Reuters reports: Botswana’s Court of Appeal on Monday upheld a 2019 ruling that decriminalised gay sex, a decision hailed by gay community as establishing the southern African country as a “true democracy”. Monday’s decision in effect struck off two sections of the penal code that had outlawed homosexuality. Before the 2019 High Court ruling, which was praised by international organisations …

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White House Holiday Theme: “Gifts From The Heart”

Washington DC’s ABC News affiliate reports: “Gifts from the Heart” is the theme of President Joe Biden’s first White House Christmas. First lady Jill Biden was scheduled on Monday to unveil decorations matching the theme, said to be inspired by people the couple met as they traveled the country this year. “The things we hold sacred unite us and transcend …

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Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year Is “Vaccine”

The Associated Press reports: With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021,” Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, said. “It really represents two different stories. One is the science story, which is …

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QAnon AZ State Rep: “Be More Like Joe McCarthy”

Mediaite reports: Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers tweeted a photo of late U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy on Saturday, with text encouraging people to follow in his footsteps of getting, “rid of the communists.” Rogers has remained consistent in her messaging against communism, as earlier this year she suggested that Labor Day is a “communist holiday.” Rogers joined Senator Ted Cruz …

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Two Cases Of Omicron Variant Confirmed In Ottawa

The CBC reports: After the discovery of two cases of the omicron variant in the nation’s capital, Ottawa Public Health is advising travellers who visited several African countries recently to self-isolate in order to reduce transmission. The two cases, confirmed Sunday by Public Health Ontario, are the first omicron variants discovered in Canada. Out of an abundance of caution, Ottawa’s …

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NJ Republicans To Boycott Session Due To Vax Mandate

The New Jersey Globe reports: Assembly Republicans are planning to challenge a new rule that would ban lawmakers from entering the statehouse if they can’t provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at their next session on December 2. In a virtual meeting on Wednesday, GOP legislators agreed that if some of their colleagues are blocked from entering …

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Dutch Arrest COVID+ Couple For Fleeing Quarantine

The Guardian reports: Dutch police have arrested a married couple who fled a quarantine hotel to get a flight out of the country, despite at least one of them testing positive for Covid on arrival in the Netherlands from South Africa, where the new Omicron variant was first identified. The Portuguese woman and Spanish man were apprehended in their seats …

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Esper Sues Pentagon For Blocking Parts Of Memoir

The New York Times reports: Former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper on Sunday sued the agency he once led, accusing officials at the Pentagon of improperly blocking significant portions of an upcoming memoir about his tumultuous tenure under President Donald J. Trump. The allegations by Mr. Esper, whom Mr. Trump fired shortly after losing his re-election bid last November, are …

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McConaughey: I Won’t Run For Texas Governor [Video]

The Texas Tribune reports: Actor Matthew McConaughey on Sunday removed himself from consideration as a potential candidate for governor after months of toying with a campaign. In a video posted to his Twitter account, McConaughey, who lives in Austin, said he was honored to be considered for “political leadership.” “It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder,” McConaughey said. “It …

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