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The coronavirus variant first found in New York has spread to 14 other states, and the CDC has recorded more than 700 cases

Summary List PlacementThe US has now recorded roughly 735 cases of the coronavirus variant that emerged in New York City in November, a federal health official told Bloomberg Monday. This included 585 cases of the variant found in the last two weeks, Gregory Armstrong, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advanced Molecular Detection Program, said.  Cases of the variant, named B.1.526, are now spread across 15 states, he said. Two teams of researchers first discovered the variant in samples collected in New York City in November, The New York Times reported on February 24. The researchers' studies have not yet been peer reviewed, but health experts told the Times that the results suggest the variant is on the rise. It's not known whether the strain, like o...

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Married At First Sight Australia: Cam Merchant and Jules Robinson have recorded series for son to watch

Married At First Sight Australia’s Cam and Juies have recorded series for their son to watch (Picture: E4)Married At First Sight Australia’s success story Cam Merchant and Jules Robinson have made sure to record the series that saw them fall in love, so that their son can watch it back when he’s older. Season six of MAFS Australia saw cricketer Cam and Jules, who previously lived in London and worked as make-up artist, tie the knot the very first day they met. The show originally aired down under in 2019, but only just hit British screens last month and had UK fans hooked as couples blindly wed and navigated their way through an eight-week experiment – only to come up against bucket loads of drama, cheating scandals and fiery feuds. While we had the likes of Jessika Power and D

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Animal Crossing x Hello Kity Update: Everything You Need To Know

Initially announced in January, Nintendo has finally revealed more info about the upcoming Hello Kitty collaboration in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The update, which will be available from March 18, will allow players to scan special amiibo cards to unlock six super cute characters inspired by the world of Sanrio, including Hello Kitty. Here’s everything you need to know about the Animal Crossing x Hello Kitty update, including how to buy these all essential amiibo cards. The cards have in fact been available for some time, they were originally compatible with Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the Nintendo DS. Players could scan the cards to receive a visit from one of six new villagers, who would show up in an RV full of items and outfits related to the Sanrio character they were inspired b

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Ant Middleton will star in SAS: Who Dares Wins series 6 and Celebrity version despite being fired over ‘personal conduct’

Ant Middleton has already shot new episodes of SAS: Who Dares Wins that will air later this year (Picture: Channel 4)Ant Middleton will appear on an upcoming series of SAS: Who Dares Wins following the news he was axed from the programme. The TV star shot a new series of both the civilian version and the celebrity version of the show before he was dropped. The programme puts members of the public and celebrities through the tough Special Forces selection process. Channel 4 confirmed to Metro.co.uk that they plan to air the series later this year. The 40-year-old joined the series in 2015 but will no longer appear in the UK edition, however he will still take part in Australian version. A spokesperson for Channel 4 told Metro.co.uk in a statement: ’Ant Middleton will not be t

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‘Tina’ Review: The Superstar Rewrites Her Story for the Last Time

As Andy Warhol knew, fame is as much about myth-making as it is about talent. In the case of Tina Turner — unparalleled dancer, singer, and pioneering Black woman rockstar — talent was never an issue. For Turner, it was her story, and who was telling it, that nearly stymied her. From today’s vantage point, it’s hard to imagine a world where Tina Turner never got out from under the myth of the shared moniker of Ike & Tina Turner. She’s one of the only artists alive who could title a movie about herself solely with her first name. That name, foisted on her by her abusive ex-husband without her knowledge (she was born Anna Mae Bullock), was the only thing she wanted in her 1978 divorce settlement. Ike retained sole rights to all of their recordings, including their Grammy-winning single “

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World’s First ‘Space Hotel’ To Begin Construction In 2025

If you've been wondering when the 2020s would really feel like The Future, we've got some good news. An actual "space hotel"—with restaurants, theaters, and accommodations for up to 400 guests—is coming in less than five years.  View the 5 images of this gallery on the original articleThe Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) and Gateway Foundation have big plans for what the company is calling Voyager Station, many of which they first revealed in 2019. First, though, they have to build their massive spinning wheel in low Earth orbit, beginning in 2025.  While plenty of details are up in the air—regarding cost, for instance, both of building the station as well as staying there—OAC has indicated that the proliferation of versatile and reusable rockets like SpaceX's Falcon 9 will allow them t...

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Elon Musk says Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ subscription is launching at some point before July, marking a slight delay

Summary List PlacementElon Musk said Monday that subscriptions for Tesla's "full self-driving" (FSD) feature should be available in the second quarter of 2021 – a slight delay from his earlier prediction. In response to a Twitter user who asked when the electric car company's FSD subscription was launching, Musk replied: "Q2 for sure." The price of an FSD subscription isn't known, but Musk said that "buying FSD will still be a better long-term deal than subscription." FSD currently costs a one-off $10,000 and is available in beta form to some drivers. It does not make a Tesla car fully autonomous. It is an add-on to Tesla's Autopilot — which can brake, accelerate, and steer automatically — and allows cars to park themselves, change lanes, and identify both stop signs and traffic lights...

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Jack Dorsey’s Square kickstarts in-house banking services nearly a year after receiving conditional approval

Summary List Placement Jack Dorsey's Square has launched a banking arm to "operate more nimbly." Utah-based Square Financial Services aims to offer business loans and deposit products. The bank will first underwrite and originate loans taken out by Square's existing sellers. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Digital payments processor Square said on Monday it has launched in-house banking operations after completing the approval process with a US insurance agency and Utah's financial regulator. Square Financial Services, the industrial bank based in Utah's Salt Lake City, is now ready for business after receiving conditional approval nearly a year ago. "Moving forward, Square Financial Services will be the primary provider of financing for Squa...

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Sexual harassment ‘will not be tolerated’ at McDonald’s, its CEO said, after a report detailed claims of harassment against female workers across the US

Summary List PlacementMcDonald's will take action following allegations of sexual harassment by its staff, its CEO Chris Kempczinski said Sunday, after CBS released a wide-ranging report about the fast-food giant. Hundreds of female employees have been subjected to sexual harassment at McDonald's restaurants, resulting in up to 100 lawsuits and discrimination charges, Gillian Thomas, a senior attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, told CBS. In some cases, the women were as young as 15 years old, she said. Thomas said that the "food service industry generally is one of the worst for sexual harassment claims." CBS Sunday Morning spoke to four women who had filed either discrimination charges or lawsuits against McDonald's corporate restaurants or franchises. All said that they ...

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Ask Amy: Mom steals stories, and then shares

Dear Amy: My mom frequently “shares” things via social media that she has no right to share. She’ll take a picture that we have posted on Facebook or Instagram and post it herself; (almost as if she was the one who took it), often relaying the story of the picture as if it’s her own – basically “stealing” it and reposting it herself. Recently, she posted on Facebook about my and my fiancé’s wedding date, stating, “So excited for a [wedding month] wedding!” and tagging us. This was before we (the actual couple) had even announced it. I told her to take it down and explained about what a violation it was. She eventually said she understood where we were coming from and took down the post, but within the same day posted a funny story about OUR (meaning mine and my fiancé’s) dog that I had tol

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‘Moxie’: Sweet high school movie follows teen’s conversion from nobody to rebellious zine girl

Vivian (Hadley Robinson, right) finds inspiration in her mom Lisa (Amy Poehler) in “Moxie.” | NetflixIn addition to directing the winning cast, Amy Poehler plays the ‘cool mom’ who really is cool. When Amy Poehler played the “cool mom” who was actually uncool and irresponsible in “Mean Girls,” she was all of seven years older than Rachel McAdams, who played her daughter. Now here we are 17 years later and Poehler is playing a teenager’s mom who really IS cool in “Moxie,” a smart and sweet and inspirational comedy/drama directed by Poehler and featuring a winning ensemble cast of relative newcomers and reliable veterans. Premiering Wednesday on Netflix, “Moxie” starts off with a “Booksmart” vibe. It’s the junior year at an Oregon high school for Vivian Carter (Hadley Robinson) and her BF

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Summary List PlacementWelcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Sign up for Insider Investing for your weekly markets analysis. Here's what you need to know before markets open. 1. Global stocks drop as WHO says worldwide COVID-19 infections rose for the first time in 7 weeks. The dip in stocks followed a surge in equities on both sides of the Atlantic on Monday. 2. US and European markets could be in dangerous bubbles, China's banking regulator warns. Guo Shuqing said stocks in the US and Europe had "seriously diverged" from their economies. 3. Zoom jumps 9% after the video platform beat earnings estimates and forecasted strong growth. The company's revenue forecast for the coming year was above Wall Street expectations. ...

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Neelam Gill On How Her Grandmother Inspires Her To Use Her Voice

Bustle's "Without This Woman" is a series of essays honouring the women who change — and challenge — us every day. This entry is a special edition for Mothering Sunday, which the U.K. will celebrate on March 14. In partnership with Pandora, It's our wish to celebrate not just mothers, but all of the motherly relationships that have shaped us into who we are today. Below, model and activist Neelam Gill shares why her relationship with her grandmother is so special. I’ve been close to my Nani my whole life. In Coventry, where I'm from, she lived on the next road from me and we'd see her every day. My mum raised me as a single parent and so I used to spend a lot of time at my Nani's house. She would pick us up from school, look after us, and make us food until my mum finished work. But it wa

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