Shutdown odds grow as conservatives push GOP leaders over vaccine and testing mandates - The Washington Post

Entering the week, Democrats and Republicans initially had hoped to fund the government into early 2022. A day later, the very catastrophe they had tried to avoid seemed increasingly likely to occur.

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College basketball rankings: Auburn No. 1 for first time in school history in updated AP Top 25 poll - CBS Sports - Tranquility 國際社群

College basketball rankings: Auburn No. 1 for first time in school history in updated AP Top 25 poll - CBS Sports

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The Tigers bumped Gonzaga for the top spot in the AP Top 25 poll

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times - ABC News - Tranquility 國際社群

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times - ABC News

Prosecutor: 3 officers stood by as Chauvin killed Floyd - Associated Press - Tranquility 國際社群

Prosecutor: 3 officers stood by as Chauvin killed Floyd - Associated Press

Amy Forliti

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights did nothing to intervene as fellow officer Derek Chauvin pinned the Black man’s neck to the street, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as the fed…

Investor calls for Peloton to fire CEO, consider selling company - TechCrunch - Tranquility 國際社群

Investor calls for Peloton to fire CEO, consider selling company - TechCrunch

Peloton ended 2020 on top. Its own supply chain issues had presented a hurdle — but if anything, these were side effects of the company’s own stratospheric successes. It simply couldn’t keep up with demand, one of the better problems to have as a business on …

Shares tumble as Russia-Ukraine tensions rattle markets - BBC News - Tranquility 國際社群

Shares tumble as Russia-Ukraine tensions rattle markets - BBC News

Global markets drop sharply as fear of a possible Russian invasion unnerves investors.

Seven Virginia School Boards Sue Over Governor’s Mask Order - The New York Times - Tranquility 國際社群

Seven Virginia School Boards Sue Over Governor’s Mask Order - The New York Times

Christine Hauser

The filing questions the constitutionality of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s order allowing parents to decide whether their children should comply with mask rules at school.

Peloton slams Showtime's 'Billions' after brand's portrayal in premiere - New York Post - Tranquility 國際社群

Peloton slams Showtime's 'Billions' after brand's portrayal in premiere - New York Post

Thomas Barrabi

Peloton is pedaling away from yet another PR controversy involving the health of a character on a major TV show.

DHS warns of potential Russia cyberattacks amid tensions - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

DHS warns of potential Russia cyberattacks amid tensions - CNN

Sean Lyngaas, CNN

Russia would consider conducting a cyberattack on the US homeland if Moscow perceived that a US or NATO response to a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine "threatened [Russia's] long-term national security," according to a Department of Homeland Security int…

Stock Futures Slip, Signaling More Market Volatility - The Wall Street Journal - Tranquility 國際社群

Stock Futures Slip, Signaling More Market Volatility - The Wall Street Journal

Weekslong selloff continues amid nervousness over Fed and Ukraine; flight to safety punishes tech stocks and cryptocurrencies

How Omicron's Mutations Allow It To Thrive - The New York Times - Tranquility 國際社群

How Omicron's Mutations Allow It To Thrive - The New York Times

Carl Zimmer

Thirteen of Omicron’s mutations should have hurt the variant’s chances of survival. Instead, they worked together to make it thrive.

British court rules Julian Assange can appeal extradition to US on espionage charges - The Washington Post - Tranquility 國際社群

British court rules Julian Assange can appeal extradition to US on espionage charges - The Washington Post

William Booth

The WikiLeaks founder will have another day in court in his long legal battle against his forced removal to the United States.

Stephen A. reacts to the Chiefs' WILD OT WIN over the Bills | First Take - ESPN - Tranquility 國際社群

Stephen A. reacts to the Chiefs' WILD OT WIN over the Bills | First Take - ESPN

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Stephen A. Smith, Dan Orlovsky and Michael Irvin react to the Kansas City Chiefs' overtime win over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional round of the NFL ...

Taliban hold first talks in Europe since Afghan takeover - Associated Press - Tranquility 國際社群

Taliban hold first talks in Europe since Afghan takeover - Associated Press

David Keyton

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Taliban and western diplomats have began their first official talks in Europe since they took over control of Afghanistan in August. The closed-door meetings were taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian…

'Unvaccinated' Sarah Palin tests positive for Covid right before New York Times defamation trial begins, judge says - CNBC - Tranquility 國際社群

'Unvaccinated' Sarah Palin tests positive for Covid right before New York Times defamation trial begins, judge says - CNBC

Dan Mangan

Sarah Palin has Covid-19 last year, but since then has said she would get the coronavirus vaccine "over my dead body."

Supreme Court to consider landmark challenge to Harvard and UNC affirmative action policies - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

Supreme Court to consider landmark challenge to Harvard and UNC affirmative action policies - CNN

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will reconsider race-based affirmative action in college admissions, a move that could eliminate campus practices that have widely benefitted Black and Hispanic students.

Garrett Hedlund Arrested For Public Intoxication - E! NEWS - Tranquility 國際社群

Garrett Hedlund Arrested For Public Intoxication - E! NEWS

Emlyn Travis

On the same day it was announced that he and girlfriend Emma Roberts had split, Garrett Hedlund was arrested for public intoxication in Franklin County, Tenn. Find out more below.

Second journalist shot dead in a week in Mexico's Tijuana - Reuters Canada - Tranquility 國際社群

Second journalist shot dead in a week in Mexico's Tijuana - Reuters Canada

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A Mexican journalist was shot dead in the northern border city of Tijuana on Sunday, the state government said, becoming the second killed in the area within a week.

Netflix’s Pinocchio movie has a new teaser with Ewan McGregor’s Cricket - Polygon - Tranquility 國際社群

Netflix’s Pinocchio movie has a new teaser with Ewan McGregor’s Cricket - Polygon

Cass Marshall

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is a stop-motion animated adaptation of the Italian fairy tale set during the rise of Mussolini in Italy. On Monday, Netflix released a new teaser for the show starring Sebastian J. Cricket, portrayed by Ewan McGregor.

Half of children hospitalized with COVID develop headaches, altered mental state - Study Finds - Tranquility 國際社群

Half of children hospitalized with COVID develop headaches, altered mental state - Study Finds

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Another 14 percent had MIS-C, characterized by organ dysfunction, a fever, and inflammation.

Kanye West and Julia Fox match in leather outfits at Paris Fashion Week - Page Six - Tranquility 國際社群

Kanye West and Julia Fox match in leather outfits at Paris Fashion Week - Page Six

Elana Fishman

Fresh off their first red carpet appearance as a couple in coordinating denim, the duo once again wore likeminded looks to the Schiaparelli show.

Microsoft marches toward its 'One Outlook' rollout - ZDNet - Tranquility 國際社群

Microsoft marches toward its 'One Outlook' rollout - ZDNet

Mary-Jo Foley

Microsoft could take the wraps off its 'Project Monarch'/One Outlook project this spring, after months of internal testing.

6 people found dead in home near North 21st and West Wright streets in Milwaukee; police investigating deaths as homicides - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tranquility 國際社群

6 people found dead in home near North 21st and West Wright streets in Milwaukee; police investigating deaths as homicides - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee police are investigating the deaths of six people found near North 21st and West Wright streets as homicides.

Samsung Galaxy S22 launch date just leaked by Samsung Unpacked website - Tom's Guide - Tranquility 國際社群

Samsung Galaxy S22 launch date just leaked by Samsung Unpacked website - Tom's Guide

Roland Moore-Colyer

Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 launch is almost certainly coming February 9

Do not assume COVID pandemic reaching 'end game', warns WHO - Reuters - Tranquility 國際社群

Do not assume COVID pandemic reaching 'end game', warns WHO - Reuters

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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that it was dangerous to assume the Omicron variant would herald the end of COVID-19's acutest phase, exhorting nations to stay focused to beat the pandemic.

UAE blocks missiles as Yemen's Houthis attack region's business hub - Reuters - Tranquility 國際社群

UAE blocks missiles as Yemen's Houthis attack region's business hub - Reuters

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The United Arab Emirates, the tourism and commercial hub of the Gulf region, on Monday said it had foiled a second missile attack by Yemen's Iranian-aligned Houthi movement group, which last week hit a fuel depot in Abu Dhabi, killing three people.

Peloton should put itself up for sale and fire its CEO, activist investor demands - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

Peloton should put itself up for sale and fire its CEO, activist investor demands - CNN

The knives are out for Peloton and CEO John Foley.

NATO Steps Up Readiness in Eastern Europe to Reassure Allies - The New York Times - Tranquility 國際社群

NATO Steps Up Readiness in Eastern Europe to Reassure Allies - The New York Times

The alliance is sending more jets and ships to the region. The decision comes as Britain joined the U.S. in withdrawing the families of diplomats in Kyiv, moves that the Ukraine government called premature.

Ukraine: Boris Johnson warns Russian invasion would be disastrous - BBC News - Tranquility 國際社群

Ukraine: Boris Johnson warns Russian invasion would be disastrous - BBC News

Boris Johnson says an invasion would be painful and bloody for Russia - but war is not inevitable.

Gunman dead after shooting at University of Heidelberg in Germany - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

Gunman dead after shooting at University of Heidelberg in Germany - CNN

Nina Avramova, CNN

A lone perpetrator injured several people in a shooting in an auditorium at the University of Heidelberg, in south west Germany on Monday, police said.

Seven school boards sue to stop Gov. Youngkin's mask-optional order on the day it takes effect - The Washington Post - Tranquility 國際社群

Seven school boards sue to stop Gov. Youngkin's mask-optional order on the day it takes effect - The Washington Post

On Monday, Gov. Glenn Youngkin's order that makes masks optional took effect, leading to legal action by seven school boards.

‘It is unacceptable’ | HCSO sergeant killed in hit-and-run crash in east Harris County - KHOU.com - Tranquility 國際社群

‘It is unacceptable’ | HCSO sergeant killed in hit-and-run crash in east Harris County - KHOU.com

Jaime E. Galvan

The suspect driver faces charges of intoxicated assault of a peace officer and failure to stop and render aid. Those are expected to be upgraded.

Keyshawn was nervous Cooper Kupp would drop Matt Stafford's deep ball to lift the Rams over the Bucs - ESPN - Tranquility 國際社群

Keyshawn was nervous Cooper Kupp would drop Matt Stafford's deep ball to lift the Rams over the Bucs - ESPN

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Keyshawn was nervous Cooper Kupp would drop Matt Stafford's deep ball to lift the Rams over the BucsKeyshawn, JWill and Max react to the Los Angeles Rams' wi...

Meat Loaf's widow describes 'gut-wrenching' grief over rocker's death - Page Six - Tranquility 國際社群

Meat Loaf's widow describes 'gut-wrenching' grief over rocker's death - Page Six

Francesca Bacardi

Deborah Gillespie opened up about her and the “Bat Out of Hell” singer’s love story. Born Michael Aday, Meat Loaf died of COVID-19 at age 74 last Thursday.

Crystal Cruises: Man describes change of destiantion as company failed - Business Insider - Tranquility 國際社群

Crystal Cruises: Man describes change of destiantion as company failed - Business Insider

Singer Elio Pace was one of 700 people board the Crystal Symphony when its parent company fell apart.

Morning Report: Kamaru Usman reacts to Francis Ngannou’s successful title defense at UFC 270: ‘We’re seeing t… - MMA Fighting - Tranquility 國際社群

Morning Report: Kamaru Usman reacts to Francis Ngannou’s successful title defense at UFC 270: ‘We’re seeing t… - MMA Fighting

Jed Meshew

Kamaru Usman was glowing in his assessment of his friend Francis Ngannou’s UFC 270 performance.

Tax filing season kicks off today. Here's how to get a faster refund - CNBC - Tranquility 國際社群

Tax filing season kicks off today. Here's how to get a faster refund - CNBC

Kate Dore, CFP®

Treasury officials expect tax processing delays as the IRS combats ongoing challenges from the pandemic and underfunding. Here's how to get a faster refund.

Los Angeles Rams stave off furious Tampa Bay Buccaneers comeback to deny Tom Brady a shot at eighth ring - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

Los Angeles Rams stave off furious Tampa Bay Buccaneers comeback to deny Tom Brady a shot at eighth ring - CNN

Jack Bantock, CNN

The Los Angeles Rams survived a Tom Brady-inspired Tampa Bay Buccaneers fightback to edge a pulsating 30-27 NFL playoff contest on Sunday.

Michael Avenatti on trial over handling of Stormy Daniels' book deal - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

Michael Avenatti on trial over handling of Stormy Daniels' book deal - CNN

Opening statements are set to start Monday in Manhattan in a third criminal case against Michael Avenatti, the once high-flying celebrity lawyer who rose to fame by representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her bid to terminate a hush-money deal that sil…

NATO allies put forces on standby as tensions rise over Ukraine crisis - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

NATO allies put forces on standby as tensions rise over Ukraine crisis - CNN

NATO allies are putting forces on standby and sending additional ships and fighter jets to NATO deployments in eastern Europe, NATO said in a news release Monday.

Cruise ship heads to Bahamas after U.S. issues arrest warrant - CBS News - Tranquility 國際社群

Cruise ship heads to Bahamas after U.S. issues arrest warrant - CBS News

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The Crystal Symphony was supposed to dock in Miami but sailed to the Bahamas after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over unpaid fuel.

Peloton CEO must be fired immediately, activist says in scathing new letter - Yahoo Finance - Tranquility 國際社群

Peloton CEO must be fired immediately, activist says in scathing new letter - Yahoo Finance

Brian Sozzi

After a series of major execution missteps, Peloton has a new activist investor knocking down its doors.

Ford reveals dune-jumping Bronco Raptor - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

Ford reveals dune-jumping Bronco Raptor - CNN

Ford just unveiled the Bronco Raptor, a high-performance version of its off-road Jeep Wrangler competitor. Based on desert racing trucks, this version has more power, bigger tires and taller suspension than a standard Bronco's for bounding across sand dunes a…

A stowaway was found alive aboard a plane wheel in Amsterdam after flying more than 11 hours - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

A stowaway was found alive aboard a plane wheel in Amsterdam after flying more than 11 hours - CNN

Dutch authorities discovered a stowaway hiding in the nose wheel of a cargo plane when it landed at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport Sunday morning.

NFL overtime rules under scrutiny after Chiefs knock out Bills in wild playoff game - Fox News - Tranquility 國際社群

NFL overtime rules under scrutiny after Chiefs knock out Bills in wild playoff game - Fox News

Ryan Gaydos

The Kansas City Chiefs’ thrilling overtime defeat of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday led to NFL fans wanting some type of rule change for next season and beyond.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wins right to take extradition case to UK's top court - CNBC - Tranquility 國際社群

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wins right to take extradition case to UK's top court - CNBC

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will be able to challenge a decision that allows him to be extradited to the U.S. on criminal charges, the U.K. High Court said Monday.

Burkina Faso coup: Soldiers arrest President Roch Marc Kaboré in uprising - The Washington Post - Tranquility 國際社群

Burkina Faso coup: Soldiers arrest President Roch Marc Kaboré in uprising - The Washington Post

Danielle Paquette

President Roch Marc Kaboré is the third head of state detained in West Africa since May.

House Republicans tout infrastructure funding they voted against - ABC News - Tranquility 國際社群

House Republicans tout infrastructure funding they voted against - ABC News

Benjamin Siegel

Evan Rachel Wood alleges Marilyn Manson "essentially raped" her on music video shoot - NME - Tranquility 國際社群

Evan Rachel Wood alleges Marilyn Manson "essentially raped" her on music video shoot - NME

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Marilyn Manson's ex-partner Evan Rachel Wood has accused the disgraced musician of "essentially raping" her on a music video shoot in 2007.

Derek Chauvin's 3 police colleagues who helped restrain George Floyd face their day in court - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

Derek Chauvin's 3 police colleagues who helped restrain George Floyd face their day in court - CNN

Eric Levenson, CNN

The three former police officers who helped Derek Chauvin restrain George Floyd on a Minneapolis street in May 2020 are set to stand trial in a federal courtroom Monday for violating his civil rights.

Army of millionaires flood Senate map in cash - POLITICO - POLITICO - Tranquility 國際社群

Army of millionaires flood Senate map in cash - POLITICO - POLITICO

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Staggering sums of money are already being spent — and it’s only January.

'A horrible crime': 6 homicide victims found in Milwaukee home - WISN Milwaukee - Tranquility 國際社群

'A horrible crime': 6 homicide victims found in Milwaukee home - WISN Milwaukee

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Police were called Sunday afternoon to the scene near North 21st and West Wright streets.

Ireland says Russian war games off its coast 'not welcome' - Associated Press - Tranquility 國際社群

Ireland says Russian war games off its coast 'not welcome' - Associated Press

Lorne Cook

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO said Monday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe, as Ireland warned that new Russian war games off its coast are not welcome given tensions over whether President Vladimir Put…

Dana White doesn’t put belt on Francis Ngannou, ditches UFC 270 press conference; Champ responds - Bloody Elbow - Tranquility 國際社群

Dana White doesn’t put belt on Francis Ngannou, ditches UFC 270 press conference; Champ responds - Bloody Elbow

Anton Tabuena

Dana White was uncharacteristically absent after the UFC 270 main event.

UAE says it intercepted 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi - ABC News - Tranquility 國際社群

UAE says it intercepted 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi - ABC News

Mark Rosenberg: FIU president apologizes for workplace conduct behind sudden resignation - CNN - Tranquility 國際社群

Mark Rosenberg: FIU president apologizes for workplace conduct behind sudden resignation - CNN

Melissa Alonso, CNN

Former Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg, who abruptly resigned Friday citing health concerns, acknowledged Sunday that his workplace conduct towards a colleague was part of his reasoning for stepping down.

Bitcoin prices continue decline, Ethereum, Dogecoin down as well - Fox Business - Tranquility 國際社群

Bitcoin prices continue decline, Ethereum, Dogecoin down as well - Fox Business

FOXBusiness

Bitcoin prices continue to fall in early Monday morning trading as the cryptocurrency continues the decline it begun last week.

Patrick Mahomes stopped celebrating Chiefs win to run across the field and hug Josh Allen - Democrat & Chronicle - Tranquility 國際社群

Patrick Mahomes stopped celebrating Chiefs win to run across the field and hug Josh Allen - Democrat & Chronicle

Mahomes dropped his helmet and wrapped his arms around another player on the field. But it wasn't someone in red and gold. It was Josh Allen.

Peter King's Football Morning In America Column: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round - NBC Sports - NBC Sports - Tranquility 國際社群

Peter King's Football Morning In America Column: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round - NBC Sports - NBC Sports

Peter King

In 25 hours on the greatest playoff weekend in the 102-year history of professional football, the headlines, one by one, kept overtaking the last one:BENGALS KNOCK OFF 1 SEED TO REACH FIRST AFC TITLE GAME SINCE 1988 NINERS KNOCK OFF 1 SEED ON 45-YARD FIELD GO…

Samsung Galaxy S22 European pricing leaks ahead of the official launch - XDA Developers - Tranquility 國際社群

Samsung Galaxy S22 European pricing leaks ahead of the official launch - XDA Developers

Kishan Vyas

Reliable tipster Roland Quandt has shared European pricing details for all SKUs of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Ballistic missiles intercepted over Abu Dhabi; U.S. State Department issues alert - CNBC - Tranquility 國際社群

Ballistic missiles intercepted over Abu Dhabi; U.S. State Department issues alert - CNBC

Natasha Turak

The missile launch comes just one week after a deadly Houthi-claimed attack on Abu Dhabi that used what UAE officials say were drones and missiles.

Thandiwe Newton in ‘God’s Country’: Film Review | Sundance 2022 - Hollywood Reporter - Tranquility 國際社群

Thandiwe Newton in ‘God’s Country’: Film Review | Sundance 2022 - Hollywood Reporter

Lovia Gyarkye

The Emmy award-winning actress stars in Julian Higgins’ thriller about a college professor’s escalating feud with two hunters.

French Fashion Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler Has Died - WWD - Tranquility 國際社群

French Fashion Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler Has Died - WWD

The designer, who helped define 1980s power dressing and launched the phenomenon of celebrities-as-models, has died, according to his official Instagram account.

Evan Rachel Wood Exposes Marilyn Manson's Nazi House of Horrors in 'Phoenix Rising' - Daily Beast - Tranquility 國際社群

Evan Rachel Wood Exposes Marilyn Manson's Nazi House of Horrors in 'Phoenix Rising' - Daily Beast

Laura Bradley

The activist opens up about her harrowing abuse allegations, deciding to speak out, and hearing from other survivors: “It was like finding out that you had dated a serial killer.”

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