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ICYMI: Covid side highway fight and come cat catastrophe

In our weekly In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) round-up video, we bring you a selection of stories that might have passed you by during the preceding seven days.This time we check in on an animal bridge, capture a cat who avoided catastrophe and see some Covid street art.

Why did the Netflix rival Quibi crawl so terrifying?

By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporterPublishedduration12 hours agoimage copyrightQuibi/Getty ImagesQuibi pulled the plug on its video-streaming service this week, capping an extraordinary year for the company. At the start of 2020, it was seen by some as the future of "snackable" smartphone entertainment.Shows were shot so they could be watched full-screen in both portrait and…

South Africa v England: ODI assortment to beginning on Sunday after detrimental coronavirus assessments

England and South Africa were due to begin their three-match ODI series on FridayEngland's one-day international series against South Africa will begin on Sunday after the hosts' players tested negative for coronavirus.The players were tested again on Friday evening after the match was cancelled and returned negative results.The series opener will take place in Paarl…
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Josh Hawley, AOC agree: Coronavirus reduction need to encompass stimulus checks

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but they're on the same page about one thing: Stimulus checks need to be included in the next coronavirus relief bill.GRAHAM SAYS HE AGREES WITH OBAMA THAT AOC NEEDS MORE PROMINENT PLACE IN DEMOCRATIC PARTYThe payouts, included in a first…

California restaurateur vows to continue originate air provider, defying Newsom

A California chef who revamped his restaurants to serve customers outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic is vowing to remain open despite new restrictions ordered by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.Appearing on "Fox & Friends Weekend" with host Pete Hegseth, Slapfish restaurant chain owner Andrew Gruel said Saturday that the state is following "junk science," despite an alarming surge in infections…

Biden, Harris double down on controversial Cupboard buy Neera Tanden

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are doubling down on their controversial nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden.Tanden, a Hillary Clinton loyalist and CEO of the left-leaning Center for American Progress, has drawn ire from conservative Republicans and progressive Democrats alike.Her confirmation may hang on the outcome of Georgia's Senate runoff…

Noah Cyrus apologizes after the exercise of ‘racist’ time period to defend Harry Styles: ‘I am mortified’

Noah Cyrus issued an apology after being called out for using a racist term on social media while defending Harry Styles for wearing a dress in a magazine photoshoot.According to E! and Billboard, the younger sister of Miley Cyrus used a derogatory word for Black people's hair. When she was made aware of the term's history, Cyrus retracted the…

Nashville ICU nurse and ‘effectively being care hero’ shot and killed on approach to work

A “courageous health care hero” was shot and killed on her way to her job as a nurse at a Tennessee hospital's intensive care unit.Nashville police said Caitlyn Marie Kaufman, 26, was struck by bullets fired into her SUV as she drove on Interstate 440 around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.“The vehicle came to rest on the right shoulder of…

CDC calls for usual conceal carrying as circumstances surge

As cases of COVID-19 surge nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say everyone should wear a mask when away from home. Matthew Fox, a professor of epidemiology and global health at Boston University, joined CBSN with the latest on the pandemic.

12/5: CBS This Morning Saturday

COVID-19 surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in U.S. this week; Chef Douglass Williams discusses his culinary inspirations, living his “dream” on The Dish

Head of U.S.’ largest transit device on COVID-19 pandemic’s impact

Since COVID-19 hit, U.S. public transportation has been struggling. Budget shortfalls are expected to be as high as $38 billion nationwide, and while the industry employs more than 400,000 people, many transit systems are now bracing for potential layoffs and service cuts. Jeff Glor sat down with the head of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

Zoom calls will be held 500 feet within the air in Ferris wheel “cubicles”

A Japanese amusement park has found the antidote to workplace monotony, something adults have been struggling with since the coronavirus pandemic forced millions to work from home. Yomiuriland Amusement Park, located outside of Tokyo, is renting out Ferris wheel seats styled as cubicles, for the ultimate "office space" with a view, as well as free WiFi,…

Alabama sheriff’s speak of enterprise slammed for “thugshot” Christmas tree decor

A photo of a Christmas tree shared by an Alabama Sherriff's office has sparked outrage online for its offensive decorations. The tree appeared to be adorned with what officials called "thugshots" — images of people who have been arrested in the area.  "We have decorated our Tree with THUGSHOTS to show how many Thugs we…
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Covid: Russia begins vaccinations in Moscow

Publishedduration11 hours agomedia captionThe BBC's Sarah Rainsford went to one central Moscow clinic where vaccines are taking placeRussia is starting its Covid-19 vaccination programme, with clinics in the capital Moscow inoculating those most at risk from the virus.Its own vaccine Sputnik V, which was registered in August, is being used.Developers say it is 95% effective…
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Brexit stalemate: Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen watch to interrupt trade deal deadlock

Publishedduration4 hours agoimage copyrightEPA/ ReutersBoris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen have spoken as they try to break the post-Brexit trade deal stalemate.The leaders were called in after negotiators for the two sides said "significant divergences" remained following a week of intensive talks."If there is still a way, we will see," EU…

ICYMI: Covid side highway fight and come cat catastrophe

In our weekly In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) round-up video, we bring you a selection of stories that might have passed you by during the preceding seven days.This time we check in on an animal bridge, capture a cat who avoided catastrophe and see some Covid street art.

Why did the Netflix rival Quibi crawl so terrifying?

By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporterPublishedduration12 hours agoimage copyrightQuibi/Getty ImagesQuibi pulled the plug on its video-streaming service this week, capping an extraordinary year for the company. At the start of 2020, it was seen by some as the future of "snackable" smartphone entertainment.Shows were shot so they could be watched full-screen in both portrait and…