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DMV backlogs caused by pandemic create headaches for drivers

“They wouldn’t answer and it was very frustrating. The DMV is making it impossible to renew a license,” said Steelman, 77. “As of Nov. 23 I will not be able to legally drive . . . despite all my efforts.”

In the Washington region, customers are waiting up to six months to complete routine transactions such as driver’s tests, license renewals and out-of-state transfers. Some services such as driver skills tests are booked through next year.

“It’s a serious problem when you consider that we need cars and without a license, we’re really taking legal risks,” said Steelman, a retired Foreign Service officer. He is planning to take Ubers or taxis to get around in the weeks he will be unlicensed.

Resorting to social media

The departments of motor vehicles in D.C. and Virginia and the Motor Vehicle Administration in Maryland have revamped their websites, making dozens of transactions available

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Joey Taranto Continues VIRTUAL INSANITY Series With MOVIE NIGHT This Weekend

The event takes place this Sunday, November 15th at 8pm ET.

Do you miss live shows? Wish you could attend a live concert? Dying to make out with a stranger after one too many tequila shots in a dark venue? Well, Broadway’s Joey Taranto can’t help you with the latter, but he can provide you with lot of laughs, a few wild stories, and some soulful, rock vocals.

Described as the love child of Steve Perry and Chaka Kahn, Taranto has created a successful, monthly concert seres called “Virtual Insanity.” Each one is themed and the next show, “Movie Night”, is this Sunday, Nov 15th at 8pm ET. The concert will feature hit songs from your favorite movies chosen by the audience.

General Admission is donation based and tickets are limited so that the show remains intimate and personal.

Tickets are available at http://buytickets.at/joeytaranto/440782

Joey Taranto is a New Orleans

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Israeli operatives killed al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader in Iran in August: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran in August by Israeli operatives acting at the behest of the United States, the New York Times reported, citing intelligence officials.

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who went by the nom de guerre Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle in the streets of Tehran on Aug. 7, the Times reported on Friday.

The killing of Masri, who was seen as a likely successor to al Qaeda’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was kept secret until now, the newspaper said.

A senior Afghan security source told Reuters in October that Masri, who has long been on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, had been killed in the Pasdaran area of Tehran. Reuters had been unable to corroborate that information.

It

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US Army identifies 5 soldiers killed in Sinai helicopter crash

The U.S. Army has identified the five soldiers killed in Egypt on Thursday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed from an apparent mechanical malfunction. The soldiers were part of the international force of peacekeepers in the Sinai Peninsula monitoring the 1978 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.



a fire hydrant that is flying in the sky: A soldier with the Guam Army National Guard, watches as a UH-60 Helicopter delivers resupplies in South Sinai, Egypt, Dec. 29, 2019.


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A soldier with the Guam Army National Guard, watches as a UH-60 Helicopter delivers resupplies in South Sinai, Egypt, Dec. 29, 2019.

Killed in the crash were Capt. Seth Vernon Vandekamp, 31, an Army doctor from Katy, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas Gearld Garza, 34, from Fayetteville, North Carolina; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour, 27, from Marlborough, Massachusetts; Staff Sgt. Kyle Robert McKee, 35, from Painesville, Ohio; and Sgt. Jeremy Cain Sherman, 23, from Watseka, Illinois.

MORE: 5 Americans among 7 peacekeepers killed in Sinai helicopter crash

Vandekamp, Garza, McKee and Sherman were active-duty Army

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Singer Jeremih hospitalized after contracting COVID-19

Jeremih is reportedly on a ventilator

Singer Jeremih is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of a Chicago hospital, and his celebrity friends are asking fans to pray for him.

On Saturday, a number of celebrities announced online that Jeremih was ill, but they didn’t specify the nature of his illness.

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Accordng to TMZ, it is unclear how long the R&B singer has been hospitalized or how long he’s had the virus, but the outlet wrote that his outlook is bleak. He is reportedly on a ventilator.

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Tucker Carlson apologizes on-air for false Georgia voter fraud claims

  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson apologized on Friday after a Georgia news station let him know that he had falsely claimed that a dead man voted illegally in the state.
  • The voter in question, Agnes Blalock, is the wife of the late James Blalock Jr., and her registered voter name is “Mrs. James Blalock, Jr.”
  • “He’s not voting,” she told the Atlanta-based news station 11 Alive. “He didn’t vote. It was me.”
  • Carlson issued an apology on-air, saying that “we’re always going to correct when we’re wrong, and we were.”
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Friday apologized on-air after a Georgia news station informed him that he had falsely alleged that a dead man voted illegally in the state during the November election.

During a Thursday segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson said that a ballot had been cast for James Blalock

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Pharrell Says Rihanna ‘Is From A Different World’ On Upcoming Album

January will mark five years since Rihanna graced us with an album, namely Anti. Since then, fans have grown impatient waiting for the singer’s return. Unfortunately, most of Rihanna’s attention has been focused on other endeavors, including her Savage X Fenty brand. Recently, though, Rihanna has given minuscule details about her upcoming ninth album. The latest update comes from Pharrell, who had some positive things to say about her latest work.

In an interview with Allure, Pharrell fulminated about the singer. “Rih is in a different place right now. Like, wow. She’s from a different world,” he said. His comments come after Rihanna revealed that the singer and producer would be involved. “It’s somebody I’ve been wanting to work with him for a long time,” she said in an interview with The Cut before naming Pharrell as the collaborator.

Back in September, Rihanna revealed her ninth album “will

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Fans want LeVar Burton to replace Alex Trebek on ‘Jeopardy!’

Following the death of Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” fans have begun to speculate who might replace the television giant on the long-running game show.

From record-breaking champion Ken Jennings to “Golden Girls” icon Betty White,lots of names have been thrown into the hat.

Some fans felt so passionate about one potential candidate that they began an online petition to get him to the podium. Whether you know him as the longtime host of “Reading Rainbow” or as an actor on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” or “Roots,” fans say LeVar Burton and his longtime presence on the big and small screen alike make him perfect for the gig.

LeVar Burton at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.David Livingston / Getty Images

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“LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped

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Dozens dead and villages submerged days after Typhoon Vamco pummels the Philippines

As waters in areas reached two stories high, some stranded people, desperate for help, flooded social media with their locations and pleas for assistance.

The pandemic has further complicated the situation, with thousands of displaced people crowding evacuation centers, and travel restrictions — which were not eased until Sunday — potentially hampering aid and media access.

Vamco followed on the heels of Typhoon Goni, which hit in early November and clocked in as the world’s strongest typhoon so far this year. Goni narrowly missed the Manila region, home to 12 million people.

The waves of successive storms walloping the Philippines this year have cost an estimated $207 million in agricultural damages.

Aerial footage from Cagayan Valley — a sprawling farmland region located a 10-hour drive from Manila — looked to be a muddy sea on Saturday after a dam’s floodgates were opened to release rainwater following the typhoon. Thousands of

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K-pop fans are being used to troll Trump on social media once again

‘We are going to hold a Pancake Bit**ez Million MAPA Brunch,’ said activist Shea Depmore

People on social media are trolling President Donald Trump‘s supporters, using the hashtag #MillionMAGAMarch.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump sit at a restaurant during the “Million MAGA March” from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump marching to protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump sit at a restaurant during the “Million MAGA March” from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump marching to protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

When searching on social media for the Make America Great Again March, which was held on Saturday in Washington, D.C., in light of the “stolen election,” images of pancakes will flood search results thanks to internet sensation Shea Depmore.

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Before the march, Depmore posted a video on TikTok and Twitter telling her followers to misappropriate the MAGA

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