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"This Day In Weather History" is a daily podcast by The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories from host Chris Mei. Weather Happens Everyday. It can be sunny, cloudy, stormy or maybe just unsettled, but it is always happening! It’s when severe weather strikes that it captures the attention of those affected ...and the imagination of everyone else who follows the story. So it is with good reason to expect that after over a century of news and weather information gatherin ...
 
Delivered before breakfast, The Economist Morning Briefing tells you what’s on the global agenda in the coming day, what to look out for in business, finance and politics and, most importantly, what to make of it. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions, including the full Economist Morning Briefing: https://www.economist.com/briefingoffer Digital subscribers to The Economist should log in at https://briefing.economist.com for access to the full ...
 
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Included in this episode:1. My Family Is Still Being Careful About COVID-19. Why Does It Feel Like We’re the Only Ones? 2. Working From Home Is Driving Up Our Energy Costs. Should Employers Foot the Bill? 3. Olympic Champion Caster Semenya Takes Her Case to the European Court of Human Rights 4. The United States vs. Billie Holiday Is a Messy But Pa…
 
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a much-anticipated $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package, now urgently sought as previously funded unemployment benefits expire March 14. Meanwhile, Nigerian authorities are searching for the kidnappers of 317 schoolgirls. Click here to subscribe now to When Katty Met Carlos, OZY’s newest podcast: https:…
 
Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusi…
 
If you're one of the estimated 4.7 million Americans who shifted to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have noticed an unexpected spike in your energy costs as you spend more time consuming power at home, rather than at the office. Prior to the pandemic, U.S. residential energy use was pretty predictable: electricity usage spiked as …
 
South African athlete Caster Semenya is bringing her legal fight to participate in women's sports to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), her latest bid to "put an end to the longstanding human rights violations by World Athletics against women athletes." The lawsuit from the two-time Olympic champion challenges restrictions on testosterone l…
 
Almost everyone has feelings about Billie Holiday, many of them strong. But no one can own her, and if there’s any supreme conclusion to be drawn from Lee Daniels’ disorganized but passionate drama The United States vs. Billie Holiday, it’s that. Daniels’ movie focuses on an underexplored angle of Holiday’s life, one that dovetails with all the thi…
 
Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D round. The financing was led by new investor Franklin Templeton, and brings Newsela’s valuation to $1 billion. The new round is larger […]…
 
Aquarium, a startup from two former Cruise employees, wants to help companies refine their machine learning model data more easily and move the models into production faster. Today the company announced a $2.6 million seed led by Sequoia with participation from Y Combinator and a bunch of angel investors including Cruise co-founders Kyle Vogt and D…
 
These are the top stories the Cheat Sheet team is watching right now: A judge in Texas rules to reverse a law that protected people from eviction during the coronavirus pandemic; The number of attacks against Asian Americans has increased in New York City; There’s an ugly statue of Donald Trump at CPAC; Dog-walkers band together in Hollywood; The Q…
 
Included in this episode:1. Pfizer-BioNTech Announces They Will Test a Third Dose of Their COVID-19 Vaccine 2. Column: We'll Probably Never Eliminate COVID-19 from the U.S. It's Still Worth Trying 3. Islamist Terrorism Is Not Done With Us, Warns Former al Qaeda Hostage Theo Padnos 4. Dave Ramsey Is Wrong. A $1,400 Stimulus Can Change Your Life .…
 
Pfizer-BioNTech has begun testing a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine in a small group of people. The vaccine is currently authorized in several countries in a two-dose regimen, given 21 days apart, and has proven in studies to be about 95% effective in protecting against COVID-19 disease. But as new (and more infectious) genetic variants of the C…
 
2021 got off to a grim pandemic start in the U.S. A huge surge in COVID-19 cases followed the holiday season, peaking at around 300,000 new cases on Jan. 8, 2020. More than 20,000 Americans lost their lives to the virus in a single week in January alone and over 146,00 in total have died since the start of the year. But six weeks later, the picture…
 
President Joe Biden ordered the first military action of his presidency with airstrikes against Iranian-backed Shia militias in Syria, while Facebook is facing heat for allowing users to sell off the Amazon rainforest. Click here to subscribe now to When Katty Met Carlos, OZY’s newest podcast: https://www.ozy.com/pg/podcast/when-katty-met-carlos…
 
In today's top stories, Hyundai's recall of the Kona Electric makes it the most expensive recall involving an electric vehicle so far. Speaking of electric vehicles, a report claims Tesla is pausing Model 3 production until early March. And finally, Cyberpunk 2077's next major patch delayed by a ransomware attack.…
 
Coinbase’s S-1 publicly dropped this morning with much anticipation. My colleague Alex Wilhelm has the high-level details, but there was one major wrinkle for the crypto trading darling: two of its early investors seem to be cutting down their stakes pre-IPO. Coinbase files to go public in a key listing for the cryptocurrency category The […]…
 
This morning MealMe.ai, a food search engine, announced that it has closed a $900,000 pre-seed round. Palm Drive Capital led the round, with participation from Slow Ventures and CP Ventures.TechCrunch first became familiar with MealMe when it presented as part of the Techstars Atlanta demo day last October, mentioning it in a roundup of favorite st…
 
These are the top stories the Cheat Sheet team is watching right now: The truck belonging to an Illinois Representative was present at the Capitol riot; Mitch McConnell flip-flops on his support for Donald Trump; The U.S. carries out an airstrike on a Syrian camp; Donald Trump Jr. brags that his father does not lose gracefully; A man is buried aliv…
 
Remember ISIS? How about al Qaeda? It was not long ago (on the calendar, at least) that either name could summon, if not profound discomfort, at least a hint of the queasiness that swept over Theo Padnos as he sat in front of a TV in southwestern Syria the morning of Aug. 20, 2014. At the time, Padnos was a prisoner of al Qaeda, the terrorist group…
 
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