The original kilogram can be yours with this cool, stunningly accurate recreation

Americans are mostly oblivious to the metric system, so it likely comes as a big surprise that the kilogram is more than just a measurement of weight or even an idea.  Back in 1879, the kilogram became an actual, physical object. — Read the rest
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Myanmar: stop military killing protesters, envoy tells security council

Christine Schraner Burgener says UN must put junta ‘on notice’ and stand with people of MyanmarThe United Nations special envoy on Myanmar has called on the UN security council to take action against the ruling junta after the killings of protesters who have continued to defy security forces at demonstrations against last month’s coup.Myanmar has been plunged into turmoil since the military overthrew and detained the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on 1 February, with daily protests and strikes ...
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Barnaby Joyce says some of Christian Porter's colleagues want his 'head on a plate'

Nationals MP says attorney general should seek independent inquiry into rape allegationsTwo cabinet ministers attended event at which woman alleged Christian Porter raped herAustralia’s largest law firm in uproar after taking Christian Porter as clientNationals MP Barnaby Joyce has made a plea for an independent inquiry into rape allegations against Christian Porter, saying many people, including some Liberal MPs, want his “head on a plate”. Porter, the attorney general, is on mental health leav...
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Group of Senate Democrats and Republicans vote to keep $15 minimum wage out of Biden's COVID stimulus bill

An amendment to the COVID-19 stimulus bill from Sen. Bernie Sanders had support from only 42 Democrats.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Promising Young Woman’ Sweeps Hollywood Critics Association Awards

“Promising Young Woman” swept the evening at the Hollywood Critics Association Awards. In addition to taking home the top prize, HCA awarded Carey Mulligan for her performance as revenge-driven Cassie and director Emerald Fennell for her screenplay. Other winners included Delroy Lindo for Best Actor in “Da 5 Bloods” and Yuh-Jung Youn who won Best […]
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Covid-19: Wolverhampton pub landlord in a bubble with a regular

Terry Cole asked Bob Munn to join him and his family when the Royal Oak closed for lockdown.
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Captain Sir Tom Moore: Boy, 8, walks 100 laps of estate for NHS

Neighbours cheered Vinnie as he did laps of his estate in Barnham dressed as Captain Sir Tom Moore.
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Vaccine Line Jumpers Gaming System To Get Their Shot

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s Report Bares Lawmakers’ Posts Bashing Election Before Capitol Riot

No congressional member can serve who has vowed to support the Constitution and then engaged in insurrection, she noted.
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Covid-19: Rapid testing available to all businesses in England

It is hoped the wider rollout of workplace testing will mean more asymptomatic cases are detected.
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‘Freak accident’: four injured after horse-drawn cart ploughs into bystanders at NSW showground

Two teenagers thrown out of cart, one woman run over and a man injured in accident at Lockhart Showground in RiverinaFour people have been taken to hospital after a horse drawing a cart bolted in a “freak accident” at a showground in regional New South Wales.Emergency services were called to the Lockhart Showground in the NSW Riverina region just after 11.30am on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Progressives grapple with path forward

The Senate dealt progressives a blow they have been trying to prevent but knew was coming by voting down an amendment to include a $15 minimum wage in President Joe Biden's Covid relief package.
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Lemon: As Americans are desperate for relief, here's what McCarthy is doing

CNN's Don Lemon reacts to a video posted by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in response to Dr. Seuss Enterprises' decision to no longer publish six books that they say "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong."
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Dolphins Hire Steve Gregory as Coaching Assistant

Per Field Yates of ESPN, the Miami Dolphins have hired former NFL safety and secondary coach Steve Gregory as a coaching assistant. In 2020 Gregory was the Lions secondary coach. Gregory spent 3 seasons in Detroit as a coach, 2 as a defensi
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Pope Francis to meet powerful Shia cleric in Iraq

The pontiff is expected to discuss inter-faith relations on the second day of his historic trip.
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Town surprises its UPS driver with a $1,000 gift thanking him for his hard work

A UPS driver was moved to tears after his customers in Pennsylvania showed their appreciation in a big way.
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A Pennsylvania town surprised its UPS driver with a $1,000 gift thanking him for his hard work during the pandemic

A UPS driver was moved to tears after his customers in Pennsylvania showed their appreciation in a big way.
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Why Ray Finkle's Miss WASN'T Dan Marino's Fault (Ace Ventura)

Thanks for tuning in to this special analysis of Ray Finkle's Super Bowl kick miss from Ace Ventura Pet Detective. Super Bowl 17: The Dolphins trail the 49ers by 1 with 5 seconds left on the clock. Miami Kicker Ray Finkle from 26 yards out
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Sketch Released Of Suspect Who Entered Davis Woman’s Apartment, Tried To Sexually Assault Her

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Senators have paved a way forward for the Covid relief bill after activity ground to a halt due to an impasse on unemployment benefits

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin stalled the passage of the Democrats' $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill for hours on Friday, as Republicans urged him to support a less generous plan extending enhanced benefits for the unemployed.
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Senate leaders win over key Democratic holdout as party struggles to push through Biden's Covid relief plan

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin brought the Senate to a standstill on Friday over a policy dispute that threatened to upend President Joe Biden's top agenda item -- a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill -- and prompted a furious lobbying effort behind the scenes after Democrats thought they had party unity.
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Covid: California to open outdoor attractions in April

Theme parks and stadiums can accept visitors next month under plans to relax Covid restrictions.
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Rickshaw bomb kills 10 as Islamists target Mogadishu restaurant

Another 30 injured in ‘cruel attack’ and death toll could riseTen people have been killed after a rickshaw loaded with explosives was detonated by al-Shabaab Islamists at a popular restaurant in Mogadishu.The three-wheeler rickshaw, fitted to carry a load on the back, had been packed with explosives when it hit the restaurant near the capital’s port, said Somali police spokesman Sadik Dudishe. Continue reading...
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Australia: What is a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance in New South Wales? - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

A legal clearance is required for an adult to work with children in either a paid position or a voluntary role in NSW.
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Activity ground to a halt for hours after a holdup over unemployment benefits. Here's what happens next.

• Senate trims weekly unemployment benefits boost but adds a month of payments in stimulus bill • Here's what's in the Senate stimulus plan
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A Black police officer in Florida was fired for using the N-word, but his police union wants him reinstated

A Black police officer in Florida was fired this week after footage from his body camera showed him using the N-word during a personal phone call and while making an arrest last November.
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Senate Democrats strike deal for $300 unemployment benefits boost into September

Jobless Americans would get a smaller weekly boost to unemployment benefits but receive those payments for a little longer under the Senate's revised $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that Senate Democrats agreed to after hours of negotiations Friday.
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UK foreign aid: Yemen cut condemned by charities

'History will not judge this nation kindly', they say, in a letter to Boris Johnson.
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UK aid cut condemned by charities

'History will not judge this nation kindly', they say, in a letter to Boris Johnson.
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Democrats Reach Deal On Unemployment Benefits In COVID-19 Relief Bill

The agreement paves the way for Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill to move forward in the Senate.
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