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Ask Amy: The bride hurt my feelings, and I’m waiting for an apology

Dear Amy: This summer I had a falling out with my oldest friend. Amy Dickinson She did me a large favor and eventually felt overextended. I had done her many favors in the past. I thanked her for her help, both in writing and through my actions, but I dropped the ball on returning her things on the deadline we agreed to. She got upset and said some hurtful things. She repeated these things many times. I thanked her again, made a sincere apology, and asked for some space. I was deeply hurt by her comments, which attacked my character, and I felt betrayed. It has now been a few months since we’ve communicated. Related Articles Ask Amy: My boyfriend’s fangirl has apparently made me psycho Ask Amy: My co-worker asked me to wear a mask, so I stopped

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Man carjacked in Bronzeville: police

A 23-year-old man was carjacked Jan. 15, 2021 in Bronzeville. | Sun-Times file photoThe 23-year-old was carjacked about 11 p.m. in the 3800 block of South Giles Avenue, police said. A man was carjacked Friday night in Bronzeville on the South Side. The 23-year-old was outside near his car about 11 p.m. in the 3800 block of South Giles Avenue when four males got out of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and pointed handguns at him, Chicago police said. One of the suspects demanded the keys to his 2020 Dodge Challenger and they left the scene in both vehicles, police said. There were no injuries. No one is in custody as Area One detectives investigate. Carjackings in Chicago in 2020 more than doubled compared to the previous year. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Apple has reportedly begun testing foldable screen prototypes for upcoming iPhones

Summary List PlacementApple has begun internal testing on foldable screen prototypes for iPhones, but hasn't yet decided whether to move forward with such a model, Bloomberg reported.  The company has been testing the screen prototypes, rather than a full iPhone model, according to the report. It's unlikely a foldable phone would be included in its 2021 lineup, which is expected to focus on incremental upgrades to the 5G models released last year, according to Bloomberg. The company's 2021 models may include fingerprint-scanning Touch ID in their displays, according to the report. That technology had been removed in favor of facial recognition in recent models.  With a foldable iPhone model, Apple would join a growing list of competitors with similar phones. Samsung, which has several ...

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Privacy and antitrust experts described Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal as sinister: ‘It’s crazy this has been allowed to happen’

Summary List PlacementCompetition and privacy experts are worried about "sinister" consequences of Google's acquisition of fitness firm Fitbit, despite the tech giant's promises to keep user fitness data apart from its ad business. Google first announced its $2.1 billion deal to acquire Fitbit in November 2019, triggering concerns about its growing market power, and the potential use of health data in targeted ads. Google announced on Friday that was complete — although the US Department of Justice insisted it had yet to approve the merger, and would continue its investigation.  Authorities in the EU and South Africa have given the sale the go-ahead, while lawmakers in Australia, Japan, and elsewhere continue to scrutinize its implications.  Google has promised not to use Fitbit data, w...

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Harriette Cole: I’m tired of dating my boss, but he won’t let me go

DEAR HARRIETTE: I began seeing my boss romantically outside of work. After a while, I decided I didn’t feel the same way anymore and I don’t see myself going anywhere with him in the future. Harriette Cole So I started canceling our dates and haven’t been answering his texts or calls after work. He has resorted to scheduling us on the same shifts so that we can be together. I try to keep the conversation about work, but he keeps asking about us. I told him there is no us. As long as I’m working there, I don’t think he is going to let go of this relationship. Finding a job right now is hard enough, so I can’t afford to quit. I know I put myself in this situation, but I shouldn’t be stuck, and he isn’t giving me much of an option here. Can’t Be Dumped DEAR CAN’T BE DUMPED: What an awkward si

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Government insists vulnerable will be vaccinated on time despite Pfizer delays

Frontline health workers, over-70s and vulnerable adults are to be vaccinated by mid-February (Picture: Getty Images)The government has said it still plans to vaccinate the top four priority groups by mid-February despite shipment delays at Pfizer. Deliveries of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab to Europe will be lowered for the next three to four weeks while the pharma giant upscales production at a factory in Belgium to allow it to produce more doses than originally planned in 2021. Pfizer has insisted it will still deliver the same overall number of doses between January and March. A spokesperson for the government said it is still working to its timetable of vaccinating all four priority groups by February 15 despite still being ‘in the process of understanding the implications of Pfi...

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I Want to Wear These Sweatpants Every Single Day

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/HuckberryTo me, sweatpants are like a chocolate bar: You can’t eat the whole thing at once. I guess you could, who am I to stop you, but it might make you feel sick, sluggish, and drowsy. Similarly these days, you can’t just wear sweatpants all the time. I find whenever I wear sweatpants, I’m lazier — which is good, if worn in the correct situations. Sweatpants should be special, and I’m proud to report, I’ve found some of my favorites. No, I don’t wear these sweats during the workday, but you can bet your behind I’m spending my Friday nights in them, hunched over a deck of cards, with a beer by my side. The night in, after all, is the new night out. Here’s how I judge whether sweatpants are good: if when I put them on, they are soft, and imm...

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Health Secretary Alex Azar uses resignation letter to fire warning at Trump that the Capitol siege threatens to ‘tarnish’ the administration’s accomplishments

Summary List PlacementHealth and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar resigned earlier this week, using his departure letter to strongly criticize President Trump over his role in inciting last week's violent riot at the US Capitol. In the formal resignation letter, which dates to January 12 but was obtained by NBC News on Friday, Azar wrote that the attack — which left five people dead — was "an assault on our democracy and on the tradition of peaceful transitions of power that the United States first brought to the world," according to the Guardian. Azar, who has been in the Cabinet position since 2018, used the opportunity to list what he saw as the administration's key accomplishments but said that Trump's "actions and rhetoric" following the election "threaten to tarnish these...

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Grandmother’s heartbreak after boy takes own life days after 12th birthday

The family of Ethan Bourne has been left with ‘so many questions’ (Picture: BPM)A grandmother has shared her heartbreak after her grandson took his own life just days after his 12th birthday. Samantha Legonidet, 47, says the family of Ethan Bourne have been left with ‘so many questions’ after the seemingly happy, Arsenal-mad youngster was found dead in his bedroom on the morning of January 8. She described how he only turned 12 on January 3, and spent January 7 baking an Oreo cheesecake with his mum before heading to bed after being told to turn the PlayStation off at 9.30pm. Ms Legonidet has spoken about Ethan’s tragic death after seeing a school notice which described it as a ‘sudden loss of life’. She told MyLondon: ‘That’s all very good and well. But in the current climate,

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Miss Manners: I didn’t expect he would be in his pajamas. Was I in the wrong?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I recently needed to contact my neighbors regarding an issue with our building. I know all of them by name, and have their telephone numbers, except one couple. We do greet each other when we meet in the lobby or the elevators, but I didn’t have their contact information. So last Saturday around 10 a.m., when I figured most people would be up and about, I went upstairs to their floor and rang the doorbell. I waited for what seemed like a long enough time, and then rang the doorbell a second time. I waited a little bit longer, then, figuring no one was home, decided to leave. As soon as I entered the lift, I heard their door open, and immediately popped out again to talk to them. The gentleman opened the door wide, but was still in his pajamas. The lady was nowhere to be

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Turkey is accused of extraditing Uighur Muslims to China in exchange for COVID-19 vaccines

Summary List PlacementTurkey has been accused of agreeing to hand over Uighur Muslims to China in exchange for access to its COVID-19 vaccines. The allegations stem from the timing of two events in December: the long-delayed arrival of Turkey's order of vaccines from the Chinese firm Sinovac and Beijing's abrupt move to ratify a 2017 extradition deal with Ankara. Turkey had planned to start vaccinating people with the Sinovac shot on December 11, according to Al-Monitor. But the first shipment did not arrive until December 30. The vaccine delay prompted opposition politicians in Turkey to raise concerns that China pressured the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to ratify the extradition deal if it wanted to access the vaccines. China announced that it had ratified the extraditi...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13: Queens ranked from meh to yaaas after Phenomenon

How did the second group of queens match up? (Picture: VH1)We’re three weeks into RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 and we’re yet to have a single queen go home… what on earth is going on? With the 13 girls split into two groups, this week it was time for the ‘losers’ circle’ to step up and perform on the main stage. In a similar challenge to last weeks’ ‘winners’ circle’, the six girls had to stomp two looks on a runway, create a group performance to a new song, before one more, sheer look on the main stage. As of that wasn’t enough, the top two then had to lipsync for the win, and fight for cash, not for their place. Here’s how we think they did – from top to bottom. Due to the divide, this ranking will only feature this week’s group of queens. Denali Denali proved s

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UK seals its border and requires negative COVID-19 tests for arrivals in a bid to keep out ‘vaccine-busting’ variants

Summary List PlacementPrime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the United Kingdom is to close all travel corridors and that all travelers will be required to supply a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for the UK. In a Friday evening press conference, Johnson said that all travel corridors — routes that do not require self-isolation upon return — would be suspended from 4 am on Monday. This means that all those arriving in the UK must quarantine for 10 days unless they choose to pay to take a coronavirus test five days into their quarantine. Johnson also added that all those entering the UK must have proof of a negative coronavirus test from the previous 72 hours. Read more: What's coming next for COVID-19 vaccines? Here's the latest on 11 leading programs. The rules...

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Rebekah Vardy slams footballers breaking lockdown: ‘They need to set an example’

Rebekah Vardy is done with lockdown rule breakers (Picture: Getty Images)Rebekah Vardy has slammed lockdown rule breakers, specifically referencing footballers who have been heading to parties. The Dancing On Ice star pointed out that they ‘need to set an example’ by following the restrictions as coronavirus cases are still at a high rate in the UK. She said: ‘I think it’s a privilege to be in the position that they find themselves in. Yes, they work hard, but at the same time they need to set an example. ‘It’s not going to go down well with Joe Bloggs if a footballer is having a lockdown party and off seeing his mates, while he can’t see his family.’ She added to The Sun: ‘I think the behaviour of certain people has not shone football in a good light.’ However, she also poi

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