More psychedelic-y demo version of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood"

A friend just posted this on Facebook. It's apparently one of the demo versions of "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" featuring the George Harrison sitar part much more prominently in the mix. Of course, "Norwegian Wood" is known for being The Beatles track where the sitar was first introduced into their music (and into Western popular music). — Read the rest
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Biden's decision to pick Neera Tanden for a top economic role exposes an ongoing rift with Bernie Sanders-allied progressives

CAP President Neera Tanden moderates the "Why Women's Economic Security Matters For All" panel discussion at The Center For American Progress on September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has angered both progressive Democrats and Republicans with his announcement that he will nominate Neera Tanden to direct the Office of Management and Budget.  Tanden, head of the influential liberal think tank Center for American Progress, is a longtime a...
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1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured In Stockton Shooting

STOCKTON (CBS13) – One person is dead and another person is listed in critical condition following a shooting in Stockton. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night in the 500 block of North San Joaquin Street. Police say they responded to reports of shots fired in the area and found two victims, a 43-year-old male and a 41-year-old female suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a Stockton Police Department statement. Both victims were taken to the hospital to be treated for their...
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Here's what a $1.5 million guitar sounds like

An auction house called up Music Is Win with an amazing chance to play Eric Clapton's "Slowhand" 1954 Fender Stratocaster. From the auction house: It appears that Clapton first used it on stage circa 1979-1980 to play his opening numbers "Tulsa Time" and "Early in the Morning" in the set list for his 1979 tour. — Read the rest
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IRS admits it sent some $1,200 stimulus checks to non-Americans, and probably will again

The United States Internal Revenue Service now acknowledges that its own mistakes caused some foreign citizens to receive $1,200 coronavirus relief payments they weren't entitled to (the aid was for US citizens only) — and the IRS says the error will probably happen again if the federal government sends out more stimulus money. — Read the rest
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A full Beaver Moon and lunar eclipse are coming Monday

The last astronomical event of November will be a penumbral lunar eclipse when the moon passes through the Earth's outer shadow.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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It’s Not Just Trump: COVID-19 Is The Test That Conservatism Was Built To Fail

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Nearly nine months into this COVID crisis, the virus appears to be raging completely out of control in the United States. Last week, we set new, dismal records for both hospitalizations and new cases, and daily deaths from COVID have now reached levels we haven’t suffered since the spring. Worse, there does not appear to be any plan in place to arrest the spread and bend the curve back downward, at least not from this ...
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Broncos WR-turned-QB Kendall Hinton goes 1-for-9 with two interceptions in loss to Saints

Kendall Hinton was forced into action when the Broncos' four QBs were ruled out, and the rookie practice-squad WR got off to a rough start.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kendall Hinton: What we know about the Denver Broncos' emergency quarterback

An undrafted rookie who moved to wide receiver his senior year at Wake Forest, Kendall Hinton is in line to start at QB on Sunday for the Broncos.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mysterious Utah monolith disappears from the desert, removed by 'unknown party'

The steel monolith was discovered Nov. 18 in Utah's remote Red Rock Country. Now the Bureau of Land Management cites "credible reports" – it's gone.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Malarkey, schadenfreude, and Merriam-Webster's other Words of the Year

Merriam-Webster published its list of the top eleven words looked up the most in 2020. It's a fascinating (albeit unsurprising) reflection of the zeitgeist: CoronavirusDefundMambaKrakenQuarantineAntebellumSchadenfreudeAsymptomaticIrregardlessIconMalarkey image: Pexels/Pixabay ( )
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Coronavirus updates: California sets daily record for hospitalizations; Oregon nurse on leave after TikTok video; 266K US deaths

An Oregon nurse has been placed on leave after mocking restrictions in a TikTok video. Nevada surpasses 150K cases. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump's sons' high school nicknames were "stank" and "choad".

As noted by Tom McKay, the sons of outgoing president Trump enjoyed the nicknames "stank" and "choad" as high-schoolers. Don Jr is Stank, Eric is Choad. These revelations come courtesy of their yearbooks. stank and choad— lvl 45 chaos potus LIMITED EDITION! — Read the rest
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Live politics updates: Neera Tanden, Biden's expected pick for budget chief, draws fire from left and right

Conservatives and liberals decry Neera Tanden, Joe Biden's reported pick for White House budget chief; Trump wishes Biden well after sprain – updates.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Bitcoin price sets new record: $19,850

The price of a bitcoin reached $19,850 today, beating the 2017 record of  $19,783. It's since dropped to $19,268. The 2017 price surge has been attributed to an influx of Asian speculators, followed by a drop when people realized that bitcoin wasn't good for making everyday purchases. — Read the rest
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Censorship or conspiracy theory? Trump supporters say Facebook and Twitter censor them but conservatives still rule social media

Trump supporters say Facebook and Twitter censored them to tip the election to Joe Biden yet research shows conservative content rules social media.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to thank her for her work fighting on the COVID-19 frontline

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware on November 24, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photos Kamala Harris called a nurse on Thanksgiving to thank her for work fighting on the COVID-19 frontline. Harris spoke to Talisa Hardin, a registered nurse at the University of Chicago Medical Center and posted a video of the call. She ...
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It's gone! Why the missing Utah monolith is making us think about '2001'

The truth is out there.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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David Prowse, the original Darth Vader in 'Star Wars,' dies at 85

David Prowse, the weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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President Trump's war on immigration takes on political overtone at Supreme Court

The president is seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from census calculations used to apportion House seats, electoral votes and federal funds.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mike Tyson, 54, fights Roy Jones Jr., 51, to draw in his return to boxing ring

Mike Tyson didn't score a knockout against Roy Jones Jr., but he looked formidable in his return to the ring for an eight-round exhibition.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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GA Sec Of State Calls Out GOPers Who Won’t Condemn Death Threats: ‘Really Complicit’

Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensberger, a Republican, took aim at other Republicans for failing to condemn death threats he and his family have faced following the battleground state’s hand recount affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. President Trump’s allies — which include Sens. David Perdue (R-GA), and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) — attempted to pressure Raffensperger into resigning amid Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. Raffensperger also accused Sen. Li...
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Jeb Bush's weeklong feud with the Room Rater Twitter account was 'a joke,' but conservatives still claim the social media site is biased

Jeb Bush during a morning television appearance. Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images Former Florida governor Jeb Bush had a Twitter feud with Room Rater, a profile that judges on-camera interiors, accusing it of being a "hyper partisan" gimmick.  Bush, who later said his comments were not serious, became the latest high-profile conservative to accuse Twitter and its users of leaning liberal.  President Donald Trump has joined a chorus of conservative voices raising concern about Twitter.  V...
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How about a bidet? At these Cyber Monday prices, it might finally be time to make the move.

After you come out of your annual turkey coma, you probably don't wake up and think, "I'm gonna buy a bidet today." But if we're being honest, that probably isn't a statement you consider on most days. However, facts are facts. — Read the rest
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GOP Sen Refuses To Refer To Biden As POTUS-Elect Even After Trump Lawsuits Fizzle

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), who chairs the Senate Rules Committee that is responsible for overseeing the election and formerly served as Missouri’s secretary of state, was anything but blunt when asked whether he accepts Joe Biden as president-elect, during an interview on CNN Sunday. A small but growing contingent of Republican lawmakers have slowly come around to accepting the reality that President Trump’s presidency is ending in January after the sitting president’s flailing attempts at legally...
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WH COVID Task Force: Don’t Let Guard Down Just Because Vaccine Is In Sight

While expressing optimism over COVID-19 vaccine developments, White House coronavirus task force members on Sunday urged the public to continue practicing measures that help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as they warned that infection rates are likely to surge in light of Thanksgiving-related travel. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 266,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 thus far. On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Admiral Brett Giroir and Surgeon General Jerome Adams boosted conf...
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Federal judge advances lawsuit accusing Felix Sater of laundering money through Trump Organization properties

Adam Klasfeld of Law and Crime News reports that a federal judge on Monday partially advanced a lawsuit accusing Felix Sater of laundering millions stolen from Kazakhstan's BTA Bank through Trump Organization properties. Donald Trump is not personally accused of wrongdoing by the plaintiffs. — Read the rest
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WI Recount Cements Biden’s Win And Trump’s Failure To Overturn Results

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin finished its recount of votes cast in this month’s presidential election on Sunday, with only miniscule changes in the results that saw Democrat Joe Biden defeat Republican Donald Trump in the battleground state. Dane County, which includes the state capital of Madison, reported only small changes in its vote totals, mirroring the earlier results of the recount conducted in Milwaukee County. Trump gained 45 votes in Dane County, according to the Milwaukee Journal...
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2 People Found Shot To Death In Parked Van In Roseville

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George Foreman envisions path for 54-year-old Mike Tyson to get heavyweight title shot; others are not convinced

George Foreman, who became the oldest heavyweight champ at 45 years old, thinks Mike Tyson is capable of doing just that in his 50s.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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