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United States of America COVID-19 Statistics

74,176,403
Confirmed Cases
Updated on January 27, 2022 2:16 am
898,680
Total deaths
Updated on January 27, 2022 2:16 am
27,856,405
Total active cases
Updated on January 27, 2022 2:16 am

Jana Bennett, Former Director of BBC Television, Dies at 66

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U.S. and NATO urge Putin to take “diplomatic path” while bracing for Ukraine invasion

The U.S. and NATO provided Russia with written proposals on Wednesday to advance a "diplomatic path forward," even as they warned that Russia...
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E.P.A. Chief Vows to ‘Do Better’ to Protect Poor Communities

WASHINGTON — Michael S. Regan, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, traveled to Jackson, Miss., in November to discuss the city’s poor...

Justice Leondra Kruger Among Possible Supreme Court Nominees

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Few Republicans in Play to Confirm Biden Supreme Court Nominee

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Who Is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson? A Leading Candidate to Succeed Justice Breyer

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Technology

John Arrillaga Sr., Who Helped Build Silicon Valley, Dies at 84

SAN FRANCISCO — John Arrillaga Sr., the real estate developer who physically transformed Silicon Valley into tech office parks from orchards and became...

Tesla Reports Record Profit but Warns of Supply Problems

Tesla said Wednesday that profit leapt more than sixfold last year to $5.5 billion, the highest total in its 19-year history, as sales...

Amazon pays $2.25 million to settle a price-fixing investigation.

Amazon settled a price-fixing investigation by the Washington State attorney general’s office on Wednesday, agreeing to pay $2.25 million and end a program...

The federal consumer bureau wants to stamp out what it calls ‘junk fees.’

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is preparing to crack down on what it calls junk fees — late payment charges, hotel resort fees...

Why Online Creators Are Mad at Apple’s Fees

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns.People who draw a crowd on YouTube, TikTok,...

SpaceX Rocket Part to Crash Into Moon 7 Years After Launch

SpaceX will be getting to the moon a bit more than a month from now, far earlier than expected.But it’s all by accident,...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Made Me Love Linear Games

Every gamer has that specific kind of title they gravitate toward. For me, it’s a cocktail of action-adventure mixed with RPG elements and...

How to Travel Solo During the Pandemic

I encourage everyone to give solo travel a try; I’ve had some thrilling adventures globe-trotting on my own. I’ve backpacked through Vietnam during...

Science

Boston Hospital Denies Heart Transplant To Unvaccinated Patient

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man’s family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to...

Earth’s Suitability For Growing Coffee Will ‘Drastically Decrease’ By 2050, Study Says

Topline Climate change will make the planet “drastically” less suitable for growing coffee by 2050, though some areas—including the U.S.—are expected to become...

Biden Administration Revokes Mining Leases Near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

A Chilean mining giant’s bid to construct a massive underground copper-nickel mine just a few miles from Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness...

Calls For State Help As Florida Orange Crop Expected To Reach Record Low [Infographic]

The January forecast for the U.S. citrus harvest is dealing another blow to Florida orange growers. The 2021/22 season, which runs from fall...
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Lifestyle

How to Make Friends? This CoJ Reader Organized a Walk in Portland!

A couple weeks ago, on a Cup of Jo link list, a reader named C. left this brave comment: PORTLAND LADIES! This is for...

5 Secrets to Stress-Free Family Dinners

Family dinner looks a little different in my house these days… This past September, both of my girls abandoned me, I mean headed off...

The 2022 Jewelry Trend I’m Into

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Recipes

How to Make Friends? This CoJ Reader Organized a Walk in Portland!

A couple weeks ago, on a Cup of Jo link list, a reader named C. left this brave comment: PORTLAND LADIES! This is for...

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The 2022 Jewelry Trend I’m Into

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Culture

United States Artists announces 2022 fellows, including six L.A. area artists

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Review: A drag queen is born: ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ arrives at the Ahmanson

Even for a theater critic, the decision to see “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” the West End musical hit that opened Friday at the...
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Sports

Remembering Kobe Bryant: NBA players pay homage to Lakers legend on anniversary of death

Two years after his tragic death, Kobe Bryant remains a strong presence in the NBA community. The Lakers legend, his...