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Ex-intel official behind Trump Russia dossier speaks out

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Ex-intel official behind Trump Russia dossier speaks out

Ex-intel official behind Trump Russia dossier speaks out

Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer behind the “Steele Dossier” that claimed Russian officials held compromising information on former President Donald Trump, defended the claims made in the dossier, despite its existence never having been proven, in an interview with ABC News.


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The world this year saw a plethora of events unfurling starting from Donald Trump getting impeached to a major Omicron variant of the new coronavirus being detected in South Africa. Know the major events around the world in 2021. #WorldEvents #2021 #NewYear

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Biden Praises Trump Administration's Development of COVID-19 Vaccines [Video]

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On December 21, President Joe Biden gave credit to the Trump administration for its development of the Covid-19 vaccine. . CNN reports that Biden found common ground with his predecessor over their support for Covid booster shots. . "I got my booster shot as soon as they were available," Biden said during a speech from the White House about his administration's efforts to address the Omicron variant of Covid-19, adding, "and just the other day former President Trump announced he had gotten his booster shot.". "It may be one of the few things he and I agree on," Biden continued. "People with booster shots are highly protected. Join them. Join us.". Recent data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that unvaccinated people are 10 times more likely to test positive and 20 times more likely to die of Covid. While speaking on December 21, Biden praised Trump's administration for developing the vaccine early on in the pandemic. . Let me be clear. Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America was one of the first countries to get the vaccine, President Joe Biden, via CNN. Let me be clear. Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America was one of the first countries to get the vaccine, President Joe Biden, via CNN. Thanks to my administration and the hard work of Americans, we led a roll out, made America among the world leaders in getting shots in arms, President Joe Biden, via CNN

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Donald Trump Says He Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot [Video]

Donald Trump Says He Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot

Donald Trump Says He Received , a COVID-19 Booster Shot. The former president shared his vaccination status while speaking with Bill O'Reilly during a "History Tour" event. 'The New York Times' reports that only about 60% of Republicans are vaccinated against COVID-19 compared to about 90% of Democrats. Many in the crowd booed upon hearing that Trump had received a booster, . but he discouraged the critics while praising his administration's role in getting the vaccines to the public. but he discouraged the critics while praising his administration's role in getting the vaccines to the public. I think this would have been the Spanish Flu of 1917 ... This was going to ravage the country, far beyond what it is right now. Take credit for it, Donald Trump, via Politico. While still in opposition to vaccine mandates, Trump advised the crowd against "playing right into their hands" by doubting vaccine efficacy and safety. . What we've done is historic. Don't let them take it away, Donald Trump, via Politico. Currently, all adults age 18 and older are encouraged by the CDC to receive a booster shot

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Melania Trump Launches NFT Platform [Video]

Melania Trump Launches NFT Platform

Melania Trump , Launches NFT Platform. CNN explains that an NFT is a one-of-a-kind piece of digital content linked to the blockchain. . Recently, NFTs have garnered the interest of big brands, sports figures, musicians and celebrities. . On December 16, Melania Trump announced that she is selling a non-fungible token (NFT) titled:, "Melania's Vision.". CNN reports that this is the first public endeavor for the former first lady since leaving the White House nearly a year ago. . CNN reports that this is the first public endeavor for the former first lady since leaving the White House nearly a year ago. . I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavor, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative, Melania Trump, via CNN. Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community, Melania Trump, via CNN. Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community, Melania Trump, via CNN. According to CNN, "Melania's Vision" is the first NFT sold on her newly-launched platform, which is powered by Parler. . According to CNN, "Melania's Vision" is the first NFT sold on her newly-launched platform, which is powered by Parler. . According to CNN, "Melania's Vision" is the first NFT sold on her newly-launched platform, which is powered by Parler. . A press release from Trump's office said that a portion of the proceeds will, "assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment and with expanded access to resources needed to excel in the fields of computer science and technology.". A press release from Trump's office said that a portion of the proceeds will, "assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment and with expanded access to resources needed to excel in the fields of computer science and technology.". CNN reports that the NFT is a "watercolor" by Marc-Antoine Coulon that includes an audio recording of Trump. . "Melania's Vision" will cost about $150 and will be available to purchase from December 16 to December 31.

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Top 10 News Stories of 2021 [Video]

Top 10 News Stories of 2021

Top 10 News Stories, of 2021. Top 10 News Stories, of 2021. 10, Ellen DeGeneres Falls From Grace. Reports of a toxic working environment led to the end of her long-running and popular daytime talk show. 9, Backlash Over Dave Chappelle's Transphobic Comments . Chappelle's Netflix show, 'The Closer,' received backlash for transphobic comments. 8, Kyle Rittenhouse Is Found Not Guilty. Rittenhouse killed two BLM protestors with his assault-style rifle during skirmishes in Kenosha, WI. He was acquitted of all charges. 7, The Travis Scott Astroworld Tragedy. Ten people were killed as a result of a crowd surge during the popular music festival. 6, Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over 'Black Widow'. The suit highlighted the new landscape of the entertainment industry brought about by streaming platforms and the pandemic. 5, Death On the Set of 'Rust'. Alec Baldwin handled the prop gun that killed the film's cinematographer and injured the director. 4, COVID-19 Variants. The Delta and new Omicron variants were reminders for the world that the pandemic continues. 3, Britney Spears Is Freed From Conservatorship. After decades under a conservatorship overseen by her father, the icon was finally set free. 2, Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty. The Minnesota police officer was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. 1, The Jan. 6 Insurrection. Video and images of thousands of Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol stunned the world

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European Union Approves Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine [Video]

European Union Approves Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine

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LeVar Burton to Host Scripps National Spelling Bee

LeVar Burton to Host , Scripps National Spelling Bee. ABC News reports actor LeVar Burton has been selected to host the Scripps National Spelling Bee. ABC News reports actor LeVar Burton has been selected to host the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Beloved for his work on 'Reading Rainbow,' Burton has long been an advocate for literacy. I want to normalize the pursuit of knowledge... , LeVar Burton, via ABC News. ... not just making stuff up and calling it a fact. , LeVar Burton, via ABC News. Burton, 64, describes himself as an above-average but hardly distinguished speller. He says he's often quite impressed with the ability of the students who participate in the spelling bee. He says he's often quite impressed with the ability of the students who participate in the spelling bee. Burton cheered heartily this year for Zaila Avant-garde, the first Black winner in the spelling bee's history. Burton cheered heartily this year for Zaila Avant-garde, the first Black winner in the spelling bee's history. I'm big for rooting for the underdog. As an underdog myself, I really identify. , LeVar Burton, via ABC News. I'm big for rooting for the underdog. As an underdog myself, I really identify. , LeVar Burton, via ABC News. Burton says he hopes to bridge the gap between viewer and speller. He aims to highlight the contestants' incredible achievements. Burton says he hopes to bridge the gap between viewer and speller. He aims to highlight the contestants' incredible achievements. Helping to tell the stories of these kids, that's something that I know I can bring to the proceedings. , LeVar Burton, via ABC News. Helping to tell the stories of these kids, that's something that I know I can bring to the proceedings. , LeVar Burton, via ABC News

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President Biden's Approval Rating Starting to Plummet, New Poll Shows [Video]

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President Biden's , Approval Rating Starting to Plummet, New Poll Shows . ABC News reports President Joe Biden is facing increasing skepticism from the American public. ABC News reports President Joe Biden is facing increasing skepticism from the American public. A new poll conducted by ABC/Ipsos finds a handful of issues appear to be the source of the nation's negative outlook on the Biden administration. A new poll conducted by ABC/Ipsos finds a handful of issues appear to be the source of the nation's negative outlook on the Biden administration. According to the poll, 69% of Americans do not believe the president is doing enough to combat inflation. A separate poll from Monmouth University and AP-NORC shows United States citizens are currently more concerned about inflation than they are about the COVID-19 pandemic. A separate poll from Monmouth University and AP-NORC shows United States citizens are currently more concerned about inflation than they are about the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans' opinion of President Biden's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic also saw a decline. . 53% of U.S. citizens approve of the Biden administration's efforts to combat the coronavirus. 53% of U.S. citizens approve of the Biden administration's efforts to combat the coronavirus. Though controversial, the president has remained steadfast in his decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal employees and contractors. Though controversial, the president has remained steadfast in his decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal employees and contractors. As the country grapples with a historic rise in murder rates, merely 36% of those polled approve of the president's handling of crime. As the country grapples with a historic rise in murder rates, merely 36% of those polled approve of the president's handling of crime. According to ABC News, Biden's approval rating has hit an all-time low. According to ABC News, Biden's approval rating has hit an all-time low. Per FiveThirtyEight, the president's overall approval rating now sits at 43%. Per FiveThirtyEight, the president's overall approval rating now sits at 43%

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WHO Warns of Vaccine Hoarding Amid Fears of Omicron Variant [Video]

WHO Warns of Vaccine Hoarding Amid Fears of Omicron Variant

WHO Warns of Vaccine Hoarding , Amid Fears of Omicron Variant. ABC News reports the World Health Organization (WHO) has concerns that wealthy countries will hoard COVID-19 vaccines amid the onset of the Omicron variant. ABC News reports the World Health Organization (WHO) has concerns that wealthy countries will hoard COVID-19 vaccines amid the onset of the Omicron variant. Many experts within the health agency advocate against the deployment of booster shots in wealthier countries. Many experts within the health agency advocate against the deployment of booster shots in wealthier countries. They contend nations rich in supply should do more to help lower-income countries without access. They contend nations rich in supply should do more to help lower-income countries without access. What is going to shut down the disease is for everybody who is especially at risk... to become vaccinated. , Dr. Kate O'Brien, WHO, via ABC News. What is going to shut down the disease is for everybody who is especially at risk... to become vaccinated. , Dr. Kate O'Brien, WHO, via ABC News. As more data about the Omicron variant becomes available, WHO officials say we must have a "rational, global perspective" regarding "what's actually going to shut down this pandemic.". As more data about the Omicron variant becomes available, WHO officials say we must have a "rational, global perspective" regarding "what's actually going to shut down this pandemic.". We have the tools at hand, we have the choices we can make. , Dr. Kate O'Brien, WHO, via ABC News . The next days and weeks are really going to determine what direction the world decides it’s going to go. , Dr. Kate O'Brien, WHO, via ABC News. Experts say vaccine inequity could drive the spread of more variants of COVID-19. . Experts say vaccine inequity could drive the spread of more variants of COVID-19. . Where transmission continues, that’s where the variants are going to come from. , Dr. Kate O'Brien, WHO, via ABC News . Where transmission continues, that’s where the variants are going to come from. , Dr. Kate O'Brien, WHO, via ABC News

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Robert E. Lee Statue To Be Melted Down and Turned Into Art [Video]

Robert E. Lee Statue To Be Melted Down and Turned Into Art

Robert E. Lee Statue To Be Melted Down , and Turned Into Art. Robert E. Lee Statue To Be Melted Down , and Turned Into Art. ABC News reports the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that once stood in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be melted and transformed into a piece of public art. ABC News reports the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that once stood in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be melted and transformed into a piece of public art. Charlottesville city council members motioned to remove the statue soon after the infamous Unite the Right rally that occurred in 2017. Charlottesville city council members motioned to remove the statue soon after the infamous Unite the Right rally that occurred in 2017. A separate statue of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was reportedly removed as well. A separate statue of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was reportedly removed as well. The Lee statue was donated to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. The Lee statue was donated to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. The Jefferson School's "Swords Into Plowshares" program endeavors to rid communities of the toxicity of the past. The Jefferson School's "Swords Into Plowshares" program endeavors to rid communities of the toxicity of the past. Our hope... is to create something that transforms what was once toxic in our public space into something beautiful that can be more reflective of our entire community’s social values. , Andrea Douglas, executive director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, via statement. Our hope... is to create something that transforms what was once toxic in our public space into something beautiful that can be more reflective of our entire community’s social values. , Andrea Douglas, executive director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, via statement. According to ABC News, $590,000 has already been raised for the heritage center's forthcoming public art piece. According to ABC News, $590,000 has already been raised for the heritage center's forthcoming public art piece. We’re giving people opportunities to engage with our own narratives and our own histories. , Andrea Douglas, executive director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, via statement. We’re giving people opportunities to engage with our own narratives and our own histories. , Andrea Douglas, executive director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, via statement. This project offers a road map for other communities to do the same. , Andrea Douglas, executive director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, via statement. This project offers a road map for other communities to do the same. , Andrea Douglas, executive director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, via statement

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