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Get Me Meacham! Biden Brings Back the Media’s Good Old Days

But what of the working reporters in the White House? Most of the writers in that group are generations younger than the 78-year-old Mr. Biden. They may not have read all of Mr. Meacham’s books. And the president-elect appears to have learned from his campaign that he can mostly ignore the news media and sneer at Twitter.

He also has the advantage that Mr. Trump has so raised the bar on presidential scandals and gaffes that even his loosest talk or most questionable hire may not scandalize. But Mr. Trump has also gotten us all used to an extraordinary, if inadvertent, level of transparency. He rarely resisted answering shouted, timely questions, and his leaky White House offered journalists and their audience an X-ray portrait of a government running off the rails. The internet, meanwhile, is noisier and even more polarized than when Mr. Biden and Mr. Obama left office

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8mm film returned to Minnesota library 40 years overdue

Nov. 20 (UPI) — Employees at a Minnesota library found an unusual item in a return bin — an 8mm film that was 40 years overdue.

Dan Buckanaga, an employee at the Duluth Public Library, said he was emptying a return bin when he spotted what he initially thought was a CD audiobook, but a closer examination revealed to be an 8mm movie on a reel.

“I’d never seen one before,” Buckanaga told the Duluth News Tribune.

The film reel, a copy of classic silent film A Trip to the Moon, was accompanied by a Post-it note reading: “Sorry, checked this out when I was 14 and we moved. It is 40 years overdue but better late than never.”

Randall Brody, 54, came forward as the man who returned the film. He said he found it in a box in his garage earlier this year and remembered he and

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G20 Summit Closes With Little Progress and Big Gaps Between Trump and Allies

The lack of American leadership at such forums comes as the world continues to face severe economic strain from the pandemic. The International Monetary Fund projected last month that the global economy would contract 4.4 percent in 2020 and that the recovery would be long, uneven and uncertain. Poor countries have been particularly vulnerable to the effects of the virus; the World Bank estimated in October that the pandemic could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty this year.

On Sunday, the leaders threw their support behind a new framework to provide debt relief for poor countries that have been hit hard by the pandemic and reiterated their commitment to freezing bilateral debt payments through June. More than 40 countries have gained over $5 billion in immediate debt payment relief this year. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, had already backed the measure, but it was not clear it

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Pregnant Ashley Tisdale Enjoys Rustic Babymoon With Christopher French

Ashley Tisdale recently went on a relaxing babymoon as she prepares to welcome her first child with husband Christopher French.

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The 35-year-old High School Musical alum posted a photo of herself cradling her baby bump while standing on a hill overlooking the ocean on her Instagram page on Friday. She said she was on a babymoon in Big Sur, a state park located on the central coast of California.

“Baby moon in Big Sur [sic]. Its crazy the last time here we were trying to heal from losing Maui, a huge life change,” wrote Tisdale, referring to her longtime pet dog, a Maltipoo, who died in June.

“Now a little more than a year later we are celebrating this bundle of joy, another life change,” Tisdale continued. I guess my point is life is

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John Cleese Sparks Backlash Over Transphobic Tweets

“Monty Python” actor John Cleese is being accused of transphobia following a series of tweets in which he defended “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling.

In June, Rowling made headlines for stating that she believes one’s biological sex is their “real sex” and criticizing transgender people for “erasing the concept of sex.” In September, Cleese signed a letter showing his solidarity with Rowling.

On Sunday morning, a Twitter user asked Cleese about his stance on Rowling’s views. Cleese wrote: “I’m afraid I’m not that interested in trans folks. I just hope they’re happy and that people treat them kindly. Right now I’m more focussed [sic] on threats to democracy in America, the rampant corruption in the UK, the appalling British press, the revelations about police brutality…”

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In last-gasp maneuver, Trump campaign tries to invalidate thousands of votes as Wisconsin recount gets underway

As a recount began on Friday in Dane and Milwaukee counties — home to the cities of Madison and Milwaukee — Trump lawyers argued that officials should not merely retabulate all the votes cast in the Nov. 3 election to reconfirm they’d been counted properly.

Instead, they argued that large batches of ballots had been improperly accepted and counted in the first place. In both Dane and Milwaukee, they sought to disqualify all absentee ballots that had been cast before Election Day in person, rather than by mail.

So far, their efforts have been rejected by the Democratic-majority boards of canvassers in both counties, which have denied attempts to set aside large categories of ballots and instead proceeded to a slow-moving process to retabulate all the votes.

The recount must conclude no later than Dec. 1, when the election is scheduled to be certified. At that point, the president’s campaign

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Why The Crown Features Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks has had quite a year. On top of the viral resurgence of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” her celebrated arrival to TikTok, and her new song with Miley Cyrus, the rock icon’s hit song “Edge of Seventeen” is also featured in the newest season of The Crown.

The coming-of-age anthem soundtracks a blissful montage in Season 4, Episode 3, featuring Lady Diana Spencer (played by Emma Corrin) after she gets engaged to Prince Charles. She and her roommates squeal with joy over the news, then dress up for a night out dancing. The 19-year-old Diana and princess-to-be is on top of the world.

“This is the happiest moment we see Diana in the show and we discussed early on the idea of having a song to run across this montage of Diana celebrating with her friends, heading out on the town and to transition the song to play in

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A pair of Senate races in Georgia could decide the fate of a $3.4 trillion stimulus plan

  • The shape and size of a stimulus plan is on the line in the Georgia runoffs on January 5.
  • “It’s everything,” policy expert Heidi Schierholz said in an interview.
  • A slim Democratic majority in the Senate could use a legislative maneuver to pass a $3.4 trillion coronavirus aid plan without Republican votes.
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President-elect Joe Biden is on course to assume office on January 20, but the balance of power in Washington is still unresolved with a pair of Senate runoffs in Georgia just two weeks before Biden’s inauguration. 

In one race, Democrat Jon Ossoff is challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue, while Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is facing off against Democrat Raphael Warnock in the second runoff. The results will determine which party controls the Senate in an extraordinary period of public health and economic challenges  — and how many federal dollars are pumped

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Elephant Saved After Falling Into Well In Indian Village : NPR

An elephant was rescued in southern India after falling into a well estimated at roughly 50-feet deep.

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An elephant was rescued in southern India after falling into a well estimated at roughly 50-feet deep.

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It took more than 12 hours, but an elephant in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu has been rescued after plunging into a well.

The elephant had wandered into the village of Dharmapuri from a nearby forest when it fell into the well, which an official for the Indian Forest Service estimated to be about 50 feet deep. The well did not have a barrier and had been obscured by bushes.

Locals from the village alerted authorities about the trapped animal early on Thursday. They dropped banana leaves down the well for the elephant to eat, as rescuers worked throughout the night to free it, the BBC reports.

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