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Chrissy Teigen celebrates as President Joe Biden follows her back on Twitter three years after Trump blocked her

Chrissy Teigen is the only celebrity Twitter account followed by Joe Biden (Picture: Getty Images)Chrissy Teigen was given a pleasant surprise to end an already emotional day when President Joe Biden followed her from the official POTUS Twitter account, three years after Donald Trump blocked her.  The TV presenter, who supported husband John Legend as he performed at the inauguration concert last night, had earlier made a public plea for President Biden to follow her on the social media account.  ‘Hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz,’ Chrissy wrote.  Hours later, her wish was granted as she shared a screenshot of all the people President Biden now follows, which are mostly aides and other political figures. However, Chrissy is

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Coronavirus: California passed 3 million cases, 34,000 deaths on Jan. 19

California’s case count has hit the 3 million milestone. According to data gleaned from local public health departments across the state, there were 57,307 new cases and 700 new deaths reported from Tuesday, Jan. 19. And, of the 3.2 million vaccinations distributed throughout the state, 1.39 million have been administered, tracking showed.   California regions and ICU capacity for Jan. 19 As ICU capacity dwindles in Southern California the percentages in this graphic have been adjusted by state public health officials to represent the high levels of COVID-19 patients among all ICU patients. More actual beds may be available. Vaccines administered as of Jan. 17 The California Department of Public Health site shows a total of 3,226,775 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second d...

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Closed restaurant building burns in Sun Valley

SUN VALLEY — Crews were battling a major emergency structure fire at a large, vacant and boarded up former restaurant in the Sun Valley area Wednesday night. The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. at the former site of an Acapulco Mexican Restaurant at 8431 Sunland Blvd., near the Golden State (5) Freeway, and escalated from a greater alarm fire to a major emergency fire, said Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters were in a defensive operation for about 50 minutes, “with large hand-held and ladder-elevated high-volume hose streams,” but began to shift to an offensive mode about 9:45 p.m., Humphrey said. Sunland Boulevard between Nettleton street and the freeway was shut down while crews battled the blaze in the 5,736 square-foot building, Humphrey said. Related Ar...

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5 injured in Garfield Ridge crash

Five people were injured in a crash Jan. 20 in Garfield Ridge on the Southwest Side. | Sun-Times file photoA dark-gray Chevy Impala was driving in the 4900 block of South Cicero Avenue when the driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle. Five people were hospitalized Wednesday night following a crash in Garfield Ridge on the Southwest Side. A dark-gray Chevy Impala was driving north about 9:35 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Cicero Avenue, when the driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck a gold Cadillac Escalade head-on, Chicago police said. An approaching red Toyota Rav 4 was not able to stop in time and also struck the gold Escalade, police said. Five people sustained serious injuries in the crash, police said. Three people were taken to Christ Medical Ce...

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Michael Flynn’s brother was present on a call discussing the military response to the Capitol siege, despite the Army denying it for days: WaPo

Summary List PlacementThe US Army falsely denied that Michael Flynn's brother was present during a meeting regarding the military response to the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, deputy chief of staff for operations for the US Army and brother of disgraced ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn, confirmed to The Post that he was involved on a call with Capitol Police and Washington, DC, officials discussing the possibility of dispatching the National Guard. "I entered the room after the call began and departed prior to the call ending, as I believed a decision was imminent from the [then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy] and I needed to be in my office to assist in executing the decision," Flynn told The Post. McCarthy departed from h...

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‘His brand is toxic’: What will happen to Donald Trump’s TV career now he’s no longer president?

Does a reenergised TV career await Donald Trump now he has left the White House? (Picture: Getty)Donald Trump could ‘struggle’ to resume his TV career now he is no longer president of the United States after ‘damaging’ his brand during the election, say experts. Trump departed the White House on Wednesday, clearing the way for Joe Biden to be sworn in. The reality TV star followed through with his promise not to attend Biden’s inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington where Lady Gaga, Garth Brooks and Jennifer Lopez performed. Instead he jetted off to Florida on board Air Force One with his family but not before sending one last message to his supporters. ‘I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening and I will tell you the future of the country has n

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Seth Rogen Destroys ‘Fascist’ Ted Cruz Over Capitol Riot

GettyIn the early hours Thursday, Ted Cruz, a deeply-reviled U.S. senator from Texas who recently helped incite a MAGA-zombie coup attempt, thereby endangering his fellow congresspeople and tearing at the fabric of American democracy, got into a Twitter war of words with Seth Rogen, a widely-beloved comedy actor and filmmaker. After Rogen tweeted at Cruz to “fuck off you fascist” (reasonable, all things considered), the fellow Canadian tweeted a screenshot of it accompanied by the pearl-clutching (and confusing) caption: “Charming, civil, educated response. @Sethrogen. If you’re a rich, angry Hollywood celebrity, today’s Dems are the party for you. If you’re blue-collar, if you’re a union member, if you work in energy or manufacturing…not so much. #JobsMatter. (For the record, Cruz, wh...

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Ducks fail to deliver Ryan Miller enough support in loss to Wild

Ducks center Sam Steel, left, shields Minnesota Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen as the puck sails wide of the goal during the first period of Wednesday’s game at Honda Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers, right, pokes away the puck with Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala on the attack during the first period of Wednesday’s game at Honda Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller eyes the puck as Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) and Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) look for a rebound during the first period of Wednesday’s game at Honda Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Minnesota Wild left wing Ryan Hartman, left, celebrates scoring with left wing Jordan Greenway during the ...

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3 injured, including state trooper, after Bartlett man rear-ends Illinois State Police vehicle

A Bartlett man rear-ended an Illinois State Police vehicle Jan. 20, 2021, in Palatine. | Adobe Stock PhotoThe trooper was responding to a single-vehicle crash on the left shoulder near Rand Road when a gray Kia slammed into his vehicle from behind. A Bartlett man was cited Wednesday after he rear-ended an Illinois State Police vehicle on Route 53 in Palatine, sending him, a state trooper and another person to the hospital. The trooper was responding to a single-vehicle crash about 9:55 a.m. on the left shoulder near Rand Road when a gray Kia slammed into his vehicle from behind, Illinois State Police said. The squad car then veered left into the median, while the Kia continued forward and struck a white Nissan. The trooper and the drivers of both the Kia and the Nissan were all hospital...

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New CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says that ‘better, healthier days’ are ahead and that agency will review all previous COVID-19 guidelines

Summary List PlacementAs one of President Joe Biden's most critical appointments, new Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has begun to outline the agency's direction amid a raging pandemic. Assuming the reigns from former director Robert Redfield, Walensky said, "Better, healthier days lie ahead. But to get there, COVID-19 testing, surveillance, and vaccination must accelerate rapidly."  In the press release, Walensky expanded on the agency's first actions and focused on transparency. Walensky, previously an infectious-diseases specialist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, said the  "CDC will continue to focus on what is known — and what more can be learned — about the virus to guide America." Addressing the inconsistent and at times co...

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Kawhi Leonard, Clippers dispatch Kings for 5th straight win

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, right, defends against Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox during the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Clippers center Ivica Zubac, right, and Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, left, reach for a rebound during the second quarter of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Sacramento Kings forward Chimezie Metu (25) defends against Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, during the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, right, defends against Clippers center Serge Ibaka (9) during the second quarter of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Ashle...

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Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks top St. Louis Blues in shootout

Tomas Hertl scored in the fourth round of the shootout to help give the Sharks a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, splitting the two game series at Enterprise Center. Sharks goalie Martin Jones made 23 saves in regulation time and overtime, and didn’t allow a goal in the shootout as the Sharks evened their record at 2-2-0. The Sharks blew a chance to win the game on special teams as they went 0-for-7 on the power play Wednesday, which included two tries with the man-advantage in the third period. The Blues made some adjustments with their penalty kill after they gave up two power pay goals to the Sharks on Monday, but San Jose still had 11 shots on goal while on the man advantage. The Sharks outshot the Blues 14-4 in the third peroid. The Sharks went 4 for 4 on the penalty kil

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Kevin Durant Said The Nets’ Big 3 Debut With James Harden And Kyrie Irving ‘Felt Perfect’ Despite Loss

Getty Image It’s been a long time in the making, but the Brooklyn Nets Big 3 finally made their debut together on court on Wednesday night as they took on the Cavs, a game that also doubled as Kyrie Irving’s first time playing back in Cleveland since his departure for Boston four years ago. Things didn’t exactly go as planned, however, as Collin Sexton went supernova for the Cavs as they managed to steal a double-overtime thriller and spoil the Nets’ inaugural game together. Still, despite the loss, there’s plenty to be optimistic about, to say the least, if you’re a Brooklyn fan. Kevin Durant went for 38 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists, while Irving chipped in 37 points of his own. And it was a relatively quiet night for James Harden, as he logged a casual 21-point, 10-reb...

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Washington snaps 8-game skid, topples Colorado 84-80

SEATTLE — Marcus Tsohonis scored a career-high 27 off the bench, Erik Stevenson added 17 points before fouling out, and Washington picked up its first conference win of the season beating Colorado 84-80 on Wednesday night. Tsohonis was brilliant providing the Huskies (2-11, 1-7 Pac-12) a needed punch of scoring off the bench. He topped his career-high of 24 points set just a couple of weeks ago in a loss to Stanford. Tsohonis also hit four of Washington’s 12 3-pointers, needing every bit of the outside shooting to counter being dominated on the interior by the Buffaloes. Jamal Bey scored 14 points and Quade Green added 11 for the Huskies. Jeriah Horne scored a season-high 24 for Colorado, but missed an open 3-pointer with seven seconds left that could have tied the game. Colorado (11-4, 5...

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