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Scientists gain DARK ENERGY insight while calculating how much matter there is in the entire universe - rt

Scientists gain DARK ENERGY insight while calculating how much matter there is in the entire universe

A team of experts have achieved a major cosmology goal by precisely measuring the total amount of matter in the entire universe. The research reveals that more than two thirds of everything is made up of ‘dark energy.’
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Series 6, Episode 5: Yotam Ottolenghi - channel 4

Series 6, Episode 5: Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-English chef, restaurant owner and food writer who taught Britain to love vegetables. He has published seven best-selling cookbooks inspired by his Middle Eastern upbringing in a German/Italian family and owns six restaurants and deli’s across London. Since arriving in London over 20 years ago, Yotam Ottolenghi has made it his…
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Star motorcyclist takes break from track to become volunteer firefighter in blaze-hit California - metro

Star motorcyclist takes break from track to become volunteer firefighter in blaze-hit California

Jayson Aribe is a professional motorcycle racer who has been helping to fight fires in California.
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Joe Biden is Crushing Trump in Pennsylvania, New Polls Show - vice

Joe Biden is Crushing Trump in Pennsylvania, New Polls Show

Trump won Pennsylvania by a hair in 2016, and right now he's polling 10 points behind Biden.
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Corrections Officer Who Called Black Inmate the N-Word Is Getting Fired — for the Third Time - vice

Corrections Officer Who Called Black Inmate the N-Word Is Getting Fired — for the Third Time

A deputy in the same Georgia county was fired after video of him repeatedly punching a Black man pinned to the ground went viral.
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Boys aged 5 and 7 lived with granny’s corpse for a week after she suddenly dropped dead - metro

Boys aged 5 and 7 lived with granny’s corpse for a week after she suddenly dropped dead

Connie Taylor's grandsons - who she'd just adopted - were able to fend for themselves for five days after her sudden death
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Turkey denies claims that its F-16 shot down an Armenian Su-25 fighter jet - rt

Turkey denies claims that its F-16 shot down an Armenian Su-25 fighter jet

Yerevan’s claims that a Turkish F-16 attacked and destroyed an Armenian Su-25 fighter jet are false, a Turkish presidential spokesman insisted, echoing the position voiced by the Azeri Defense Ministry.
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Pardon my French! EU ‘screwed’ if Covid-weary European Parliament only meets in Brussels, Macron warns - rt

Pardon my French! EU ‘screwed’ if Covid-weary European Parliament only meets in Brussels, Macron warns

French President Emmanuel Macron has used colorful language to describe what would happen if EU lawmakers remained in Brussels indefinitely, arguing that concerns about Covid-19 should not stop them from meeting in Strasbourg.
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French police clear Calais migrant camp in biggest op since ‘jungle’ dismantling - rt

French police clear Calais migrant camp in biggest op since ‘jungle’ dismantling

Police on Tuesday dismantled a camp of at least 700 migrants in the French port city of Calais, the biggest such operation since the ‘jungle’ shantytown was broken up four years ago.
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Cheerleader, 17, stormed by 10 cops in ‘racist’ swatting incident - metro

Cheerleader, 17, stormed by 10 cops in ‘racist’ swatting incident

Christin Evans was the victim of a 'racist' swatting incidents where officers stormed her dorm room over false reports.
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Kuwait's ruling Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah dies aged 91 – state media

The Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled the oil-rich Gulf country for 14 years, has died at the age of 91, state television reported on Tuesday.
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The White House Reportedly Pressured the CDC to Downplay COVID Risk in Schools - vice

The White House Reportedly Pressured the CDC to Downplay COVID Risk in Schools

While children have shown a stronger immune response to the coronavirus, more than 600,000 kids in the U.S. have tested positive so far.
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Transgender boy wins court case against school who made him use private locker room - metro

Transgender boy wins court case against school who made him use private locker room

Judges ruled that the boy had been unfairly discriminated against by staff who refused to let him use the boys' locker room
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Mail-In Ballots Are Already a Mess in New York - vice

Mail-In Ballots Are Already a Mess in New York

Some voters received return envelopes with someone else's name and address on them.
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Israel’s Covid-19 mortality rate per capita surpasses US for 1st time since start of pandemic – army intelligence report - rt

Israel’s Covid-19 mortality rate per capita surpasses US for 1st time since start of pandemic – army intelligence report

The Covid-19 per-capita death rate in Israel is higher than that of the United States for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, that country’s military intelligence reported on Tuesday.
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Australia sends troops to help contain Covid-19 outbreak on ore ship near Port Hedland - rt

Australia sends troops to help contain Covid-19 outbreak on ore ship near Port Hedland

Australia is deploying defense personnel to Port Hedland on its northwest coast to help contain a coronavirus outbreak on a bulk carrier, where 17 of the 21 crew members have tested positive.
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‘A terribly difficult and lonely death’: WHO laments 1 million Covid-related deaths worldwide but says virus can be suppressed - rt

‘A terribly difficult and lonely death’: WHO laments 1 million Covid-related deaths worldwide but says virus can be suppressed

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its grief over the global death toll from coronavirus surpassing one million, while adding that the illness could be reined-in with time.
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Covering up ’their own failed efforts’: Tehran debunks Saudi claims of busting Iranian-trained terrorist cell - rt

Covering up ’their own failed efforts’: Tehran debunks Saudi claims of busting Iranian-trained terrorist cell

Saudi Arabia claims to have uncovered an Iranian-trained terrorist cell, arresting 10 people and seizing a stash of weapons and explosives in a farmhouse. However, Tehran has dismissed the report as “complete fabrication.”
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Don’t drag China into US internal politics, Beijing warns Washington, ahead of presidential debate - rt

Don’t drag China into US internal politics, Beijing warns Washington, ahead of presidential debate

Beijing has urged US politicians not to use China to score cheap points before November’s election, lamenting that America’s leaders are conjuring up imaginary threats, including allegations of election interference.
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‘Everybody dies’: Musk says neither he nor his family will take Covid-19 vaccine, blasts Bill Gates as ‘knucklehead’ - rt

‘Everybody dies’: Musk says neither he nor his family will take Covid-19 vaccine, blasts Bill Gates as ‘knucklehead’

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk has said that neither he nor his family will likely take future coronavirus vaccines even when they are readily available, saying the pandemic has “diminished [his] faith in humanity.”
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Ivanka Trump’s car rentals help push the administration’s Davos travel costs past $4 million

Ivanka Trump’s car rentals help push the administration’s Davos travel costs past $4 million

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Senior adviser to the President, Ivanka Trump, listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland.

Vehicles rented by the US Secret Service to shuttle Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and advisor, around Davos will add another $34,000 to the cost of the administrations two-day trip to this years World Economic Forum, helping nudge the total price tag past $4 million.

The expenditure is posted to a publicly-accessible federal database under the heading, WEF2020 USSS MARVEL RENTAL OF VEHICLES, using Ivanka’s Secret Service code name. All payments are being picked up by taxpayers through the State Department budget.

Additional rental car expenses in Davos include $736,000 by the White House travel office, and two more hotel bookings for the presidents entourageone for $286,000, and one for $29,000have now combined to make Team Trumps two-day jaunt to Davos the priciest yet.

The total does not include security costs, salaries, or the estimated $2.2 million necessary to fly Air Force One round-trip between the US and Zurich and the Marine One helicopter flight from Zurich to Davos.

Last year, Trump abruptly canceled his trip to Davos at the last minute amid a partial government shutdown. Those travel costs were set to hit $3.6 million but still set Americans back around $3.2 million in unused hotel rooms and rental cars.

This is Trumps second visit to the exclusive gathering, having never been invited as a private citizen. His first trip to the WEF, in 2018, cost a bit more than $1.8 million for lodging both in and around Davos, and at the Zurich airport Radisson Blu.

The final tally for the Davos trip may be higher still; there is often a lag of weeks or months from officials spending money to filing a record of the charges. Conversely, some expenditures may also later be revised to levels lower that originally stated.

A 2018 vacation Ivanka took to the Dominican Republic cost Americans nearly $60,000, and raised ethics questions about the Trump Organization’s business ties to the island.

President Trump, who delivered the WEF’s keynote speech on Tuesday, was booed by the crowd after decrying the “nasty, mean, fake” press. Trump’s address included a “laundry list of his domestic accomplishments,” and a swipe at climate campaigners as “prophets of doom,” according to CNN. He did not take questions from WEF founder Klaus Schwab or members of the audience.

Cabinet officials attending Davos 2020 alongside Trump include Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, US trade representative Robert Lighthizer, labor secretary Eugene Scalia, and transportation secretary Elaine Chao. Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and also an adviser to the president, is there too. (Kushner’s Secret Service code name is “Mechanic.”)

Before Trump, the only sitting US president to appear at Davos was Bill Clinton, who went in 2000, his final year in office. Ronald Reagan gave a number of speeches via video, and George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama skipped the forum altogether.

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