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Cori Bush Makes History Being Elected As Missouri’s First Black Congresswoman

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["Cori Bush made history Tuesday night. She won Missouri’s 1st Congressional District seat, making her the first Black woman elected to represent the state in Congress.  The progressive congresswoman-elect was expecte...

Pompeo Becomes First Top U.S. Diplomat To Visit An Israeli Settlement

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["JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top U.S. diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department announced that products from the settle...

Mondaire Jones And Ritchie Torres To Become First Black Gay Congress Members

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["Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, both of New York, made history Tuesday night as the first two openly gay Black men to be elected to Congress.  The Democratic representatives-elect will enter the House in January....

First COVID-19 Vaccinations Expected As Early As Dec. 11, White House Vaccine Czar Says

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["The chief science adviser to Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s program to accelerate vaccine development during the pandemic, said he expects the first Americans to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as ea...

6 Stretches To Do First Thing In The Morning, According To Experts

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[]["At a time when many of us are sitting more than usual and (rightfully and responsibly) going out less, it makes sense that we’re feeling stiffer and less limber. Sitting all day, whether at a desk, on the couch or...

Joe Biden’s First Cabinet Picks Expected To Be Announced Tuesday

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["WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from t...

Watch First Responders Rescue Frightened Dog Stranded On A Chunk Of Ice

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["A dog in North Dakota barely escaped what could have been a tragic fate. Lola, a chocolate Labrador retriever, was rescued from the icy Sheyenne River near Fargo around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Fargo’s KVRR-TV reported. A ...

U.S. Becomes First Nation To Surpass 10 Million Coronavirus Cases

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["Nov 8 (Reuters) - The United States became the first nation worldwide since the pandemic began to surpass 10 million coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally on Sunday, as the third wave of the COVID-19 ...

America Is Having A Third Coronavirus Wave. Some Countries Are Having Their First.

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["The world is losing the battle against the coronavirus. As of last week, COVID-19 caseloads were rising in 115 countries and falling in just 83. Of the countries with rising caseloads, 26 saw new cases double over t...

Nationals Invite Joe Biden To Throw First Pitch On Opening Day

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["The 2020 presidential election has been called and former vice president Joe Biden is set to move into the White House in January. It didn’t take long for the local baseball team to come a-calling. As Biden delivere...

San Francisco DA Charges Officer With Homicide In Historic First

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["In an historic first, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin charged former police officer Chris Samayoa with homicide over the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neil, who was Black.  It was the first time the ci...

First ‘Murder Hornet’ Nest In U.S. Found In Washington State

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["SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said. Afte...

Tuesday Is ‘V-Day’ In Britain; First Citizens Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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["LONDON (AP) — It’s been dubbed “V-Day” in Britain ― recalling the D-Day landings in France that marked the start of the final push in World War II to defeat Nazi Germany. A week after the U.K. became the first Weste...

Virgin Hyperloop Completes First Human Ride On New High-Speed Transport System

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["SEATTLE (Reuters) ― Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop has completed the world’s first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system, the company said on Sunday, a key safety test for technology it hope...

Scotland Becomes First Nation To Provide Free Pads, Tampons In Public Bathrooms

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["The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday to require that menstrual products be provided to residents free of cost, making Scotland the first country in the world to do so.  The legislation is aimed at en...

Barack Obama Releases First Excerpt Of New Memoir, Details Fight For Health Care Reform

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["In a new excerpt from Barack Obama’s forthcoming memoir, “A Promised Land,” the former president details his administration’s hard-fought battle for health care reform. “I was convinced that the logic of health-care...