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Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) leaves the U.S. Capitol after voting in Washington, U.S., May 14, 2020. Erin Scott | Reuters The Justice Department will not criminally charge Sen. Richard Burr in connection with stock trades that the North Carolina Republican executed on the heels of being briefed about Covid-19 last year, shortly before the coronavirus
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President Donald Trump in a prerecorded farewell address touted his record on the economy and foreign policy, while glossing over the Capitol riot that consumed the final weeks of his presidency. He also failed to mention his successor, Joe Biden, by name. Biden will be inaugurated as the nation’s 46th president Wednesday. Trump’s nearly 20-minute
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Stock futures inched higher in overnight trading on Tuesday as investors awaited President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 75 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.3% and Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 0.5%. Netflix soared more than 10% in extended trading after the company reported strong subscriber growth and said it’s
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An unparalleled shopping mall-sized California mansion called “The One” is looking for love among the world’s elite — and its builder is collecting applicants via Google Forms. If sold, this five-acre Bel Air campus asking $350 million would be the most expensive residential sale in US history, outpacing the current record-high set by Ken Griffin’s
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A contractor frames a house under construction in Lehi, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Private residential construction in the U.S. rose 2.7% in November. George Frey | Bloomberg | Getty Images Anyone looking to buy a home today is likely frustrated by sky-high prices and slim pickings. But President-elect Joe Biden, who takes
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TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations. TBR is Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Been dreaming of a “Stitch Fix for books?” Now it’s here! Tell TBR about your reading preferences and what you’re looking for, and sit back while your Bibliologist handpicks recommendations just for you. TBR offers plans
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How is gender represented across the books assigned in U.S. colleges? The answer, according to a recent study, is pretty much what you’d anticipate: men still dominate syllabi across the country. DegreeQuery, an organization dedicated to answering common questions about college degrees and options, as well as developing data-based rankings and reviews of U.S. colleges,
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Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images ‘Potentially erroneous’ QBI deductions The IRS allowed business owners to claim $57 million in “potentially erroneous” deductions on 12,980 tax returns filed last year, according to a report publicly released Tuesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The watchdog urged the tax agency to increase its oversight of
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Few figures in history have made more of a cultural impact than Mary Shelley. Her first novel Frankenstein is still a source of inspiration to modern creatives and has lost none of its power to shock and amaze readers. Her legacy is so ingrained in our collective consciousness that we need only hear her name
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Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden announced his economic team at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 1, 2020. Chandan Khanna | AFP | Getty Images Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for Treasury secretary, testified Tuesday that the U.S. could afford a higher corporate tax rate if
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At Book Riot we try to help you, dear readers, find not only great books, but great bookish accessories as well. And next to the bookmark, we can think of no greater book accessory than bookends. They hold up your books whilst adding a bit of style and fun to your bookshelves—what is there not
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Parents have had it rough during the pandemic. All parents. I don’t care what the adult to kid ratio is; even if it’s ten adults to one child, being confined with smaller humans is hard. My kids are relatively independent vis a vis remote school and entertaining themselves (most of the time) and they get
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A flight attendant gathers trash on a flight aboard a Boeing 737 Max from Dallas Fort Worth Airport to Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 2, 2020. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Cursing at flight attendants. Harassing lawmakers. Refusing to wear masks. Tensions are rising in air travel, prompting safety concerns as airlines continue to reel from the coronavirus
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Good news, mystery fans! 2020 was a great year for new mystery books, from long-awaited sequels to new translations and exciting new diverse voices. If you’re looking for the best new mystery books you might’ve missed to marathon read, we’ve got you covered with this list. Have fun investigating! Hi Five by Joe Ide In
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My high school history teacher loved to create packets of political cartoons and have us parse them. If I were currently a cool history teacher, I might call them the memes of the 19th century, and gladly accept any paper balls tossed at my head for the corniness of that comparison. On the other hand,
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Cruise Origin driverless shuttle Cruise Microsoft has entered into a long-term strategic relationship with General Motors and Cruise, the automaker’s majority-owned autonomous car unit, to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. As part of the partnership, the tech giant will join GM, Honda Motor and other institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of
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