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Hear AOC speak out during vote to censure Gosar

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Hear AOC speak out during vote to censure Gosar

Hear AOC speak out during vote to censure Gosar

Rep.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spoke out on the House floor during the vote to censure Rep.

Paul Gosar (R-AZ) over a video posted to his Twitter and Instagram depicting violence and the apparent killing of the Democratic congresswoman.


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NYC Schools To Reopen With Increased COVID-19 Testing

NYC Schools To Reopen , With Increased COVID-19 Testing. On Dec. 28, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced schools will reopen on Jan. 3 despite a surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. Everyone talks about the needs of our kids. Their health needs, physical health, mental health, nutrition needs, their social development. These are academic needs. Schools need to be open, Bill de Blasio, NYC Mayor, via 'The Hill'. De Blasio also said schools would be doubling COVID-19 testing regardless of vaccination status. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul expressed support for the plan. It is so important that we get our kids back to school as soon as this winter break is over. We all have such a strong public interest, Kathy Hochul, NY Gov., via 'The Hill'. Mayor-elect Eric Adams also voiced his support for schools to remain open. Your children are safer in school. The numbers speak for themselves and we are united to make sure that they will continue to be safe, Eric Adams, NYC Mayor-elect, via 'The Hill'. 'The Hill' reports that if a student tests positive for COVID-19 at school, all students will be sent home with at-home test kits that day. 'The Hill' reports that if a student tests positive for COVID-19 at school, all students will be sent home with at-home test kits that day. Over the course of seven days, students will be sent home with two test kits. Each student must test negative and be asymptomatic before returning to school

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Private Sector Vaccine Mandate Underway in New York City [Video]

Private Sector Vaccine Mandate Underway in New York City

Private Sector Vaccine Mandate , Underway in New York City. Private Sector Vaccine Mandate , Underway in New York City. 'The New York Times' reports Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented a vaccine mandate for all private sector businesses in New York City on Dec. 27. 'The New York Times' reports Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented a vaccine mandate for all private sector businesses in New York City on Dec. 27. All New York City employers now must verify employees have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. All New York City employers now must verify employees have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. I am 110 percent convinced this was the right thing to do. , NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, via 'The New York Times'. I am 110 percent convinced this was the right thing to do. , NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, via 'The New York Times'. Our best defense is to get everyone vaccinated and mandates have worked. , NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, via 'The New York Times'. Our best defense is to get everyone vaccinated and mandates have worked. , NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, via 'The New York Times'. As de Blasio enters his last week in office, it is unclear whether Mayor-elect Eric Adams plans on continuing the mandate. As de Blasio enters his last week in office, it is unclear whether Mayor-elect Eric Adams plans on continuing the mandate. Thus far, Adams hasn't had much to say on the topic. The mayor-elect will make announcements on his administration’s Covid policy this week. , Evan Thies, spokesman for Eric Adams, via 'The New York Times'. The mayor-elect will make announcements on his administration’s Covid policy this week. , Evan Thies, spokesman for Eric Adams, via 'The New York Times'. As of Dec. 27, 80.5% of New York citizens have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. As of Dec. 27, 80.5% of New York citizens have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. 'The New York Times' reports nearly 72% of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated. 'The New York Times' reports nearly 72% of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated

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Surging COVID-19 Infections Lead to School Closures in the United States [Video]

Surging COVID-19 Infections Lead to School Closures in the United States

Surging COVID-19 Infections Lead, to School Closures in the United States. Surging COVID-19 Infections Lead, to School Closures in the United States. 'The Guardian' reports a surge in COVID-19 infections has led some school districts in the United States to close their doors once again. 'The Guardian' reports a surge in COVID-19 infections has led some school districts in the United States to close their doors once again. Rising pediatric cases of COVID-19 have convinced officials in Maryland, New Mexico, New Jersey and New York to return to remote learning. Rising pediatric cases of COVID-19 have convinced officials in Maryland, New Mexico, New Jersey and New York to return to remote learning. I have been very reluctant to close schools but given the current trends in Covid cases, it would be risky not to do so. , Kenneth Hamilton, district superintendent, New York, via 'The Guardian'. I have been very reluctant to close schools but given the current trends in Covid cases, it would be risky not to do so. , Kenneth Hamilton, district superintendent, New York, via 'The Guardian'. As the Omicron variant continues to spread around the country, some education officials are frustrated they have to once again resort to remote education. As the Omicron variant continues to spread around the country, some education officials are frustrated they have to once again resort to remote education. Just when we thought... that things were moving in the right direction... , Dan Domenech, director of the School Superintendents Association, via 'Newsweek'. Just when we thought... that things were moving in the right direction... , Dan Domenech, director of the School Superintendents Association, via 'Newsweek'. ... here we are right back where we were last year. , Dan Domenech, director of the School Superintendents Association, via 'Newsweek'. ... here we are right back where we were last year. , Dan Domenech, director of the School Superintendents Association, via 'Newsweek'. Some health experts question the need for closing schools at all. We know that for kids being in school is the right thing for them, for their mental health, for their education. , Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health, via 'The Guardian'. We know that for kids being in school is the right thing for them, for their mental health, for their education. , Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health, via 'The Guardian'. We have all sorts of tools to keep schools open so I don’t really understand why school districts are [closing schools]. , Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health, via 'The Guardian'. We have all sorts of tools to keep schools open so I don’t really understand why school districts are [closing schools]. , Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health, via 'The Guardian'

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6 Alternative Christmas Movies [Video]

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6 Alternative , Christmas Movies. If you're tired of the standard Christmas fare, this list may help you find your holiday spirit. Lethal Weapon (1987). This action-comedy buddy cop film features a classic Christmas dinner sequence. Eyes Wide Shut (1999). While it is centered around the holiday and set in New York City, Stanley Kubrick's final film isn't for the faint of heart. Stalag 17 (1953). Billy Wilder's classic film about an American who escaped from a German Stalag during World War II won its star, William Holden, a Best Actor Oscar. Gremlins (1984). This Joe Dante classic centers around the perfect Christmas gift gone terribly wrong. Edward Scissorhands (1990). Tim Burton tells the story of a loner who finds peace and creates snow for a town that is purely Burton-esque. Die Hard (1988). Bruce Willis weighed in on the debate if this classic action flick is a Christmas movie. His vote is with the naysayers

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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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US Senate Votes To , Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandate. The Biden administration's proposed mandate seeks to make certain private employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to regular testing. The Biden administration's proposed mandate seeks to make certain private employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to regular testing. Those who don't comply risk losing their jobs. On Dec. 8, the Senate voted 52-48 to overturn that mandate. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. Getting vaccinated should be a decision between an individual and his or her doctor. It shouldn't be up to any politician, especially in a mandate coming down from that highest authority, the president, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., via statement. Still, it is unlikely that the House would get on board with such a measure, . and the Biden administration has said that the president would veto the bill if it made its way to him. Several lawsuits have already been filed regarding the mandate. Last month, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the mandate raises "serious constitutional concerns" and ordered the Biden administration to stop its implementation. On Dec. 7, a Georgia district court judge halted the requirement that federal contractors must be inoculated by Jan. 4. Last month, a federal judge blocked the mandate for health care workers in 10 states. NPR reports that White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the mandate will be "vigorously defend[ed]" against legal challenges.

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Counties Who Voted Trump Have Higher Chance of Dying From COVID-19, New Study Suggests [Video]

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New Study Suggests , Citizens of Counties Who Voted for Trump, Have Higher Chances of Dying From COVID-19. The Guardian reports those residing in counties won by Donald Trump in the 2020 election are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19. A study conducted by National Public Radio (NPR) analyzed data from deaths that occured in over 3,000 counties in the US since May 2021. Experts say these deaths are directly correlated with the low vaccination rates of Trump-led counties. White Republicans appear to be most hesitant to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Data from the Kaiser Family Fund shows 59% of Republicans have been vaccinated compared to 91% of Democrats. Republicans have also been found more susceptible to COVID-19 misinformation. According to the Kaiser Family Fund, 94% of Republicans believe one or more false statements about coronavirus and the vaccines. We’ve seen lower levels of personal worry among Republicans who remain unvaccinated. , Liz Hamel, VP public opinion and survey research Kaiser Family Fund, via NPR. That’s a real contrast with what we saw in communities of color, where there was a high level of worry about getting sick. , Liz Hamel, VP public opinion and survey research Kaiser Family Fund, via NPR. As the pandemic presses onward, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 788,000 Americans

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We Indians love our food, as diverse and vast our culture is, so is our food. From Mughali, to South Indian, to Desi Chinese to Continental, to our very much loved Ghar Ka Khana we love to eat and a tsunami of food vloggers on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram is proof we are a population of total chatoras. No wonder food delivery apps like Zomato and Swiggy are earning in billions as every second thousand of us are ordering something from outside to satisfy our cravings. Swiggy this year came out with a list of food items that were most ordered in the country and also showed what was the most ordered dishes state-wise. So let's take a look at the most ordered dishes in India first. #Food #Indian #ChickenBiryani

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , Slams LeBron James, Over COVID Meme. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , Slams LeBron James, Over COVID Meme. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar didn't take kindly to a recent Instagram post authored by LeBron James. The post contained a meme with three versions of Spider-Man pointing, only this time the labels read "cold," "flu" and "covid.". The caption of James' post reads, "help me out folks.". Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took to Substack to vocalize his frustration with James' apparent lack of education about COVID-19. The NBA Hall of Famer didn't mince words, calling the post "a blow to his worthy legacy.". The meme’s implication is that LeBron doesn’t understand the difference among these three illnesses. , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former professional basketball player, via Sporting News. The meme’s implication is that LeBron doesn’t understand the difference among these three illnesses. , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former professional basketball player, via Sporting News. Abdul-Jabbar believes that James' commentary on coronavirus vaccines could negatively affect the Black community. Abdul-Jabbar believes that James' commentary on coronavirus vaccines could negatively affect the Black community. Earlier this year, LeBron opted to decline taking a public stance on coronavirus vaccines, saying it wasn't "something political or racism or police brutality.". Earlier this year, LeBron opted to decline taking a public stance on coronavirus vaccines, saying it wasn't "something political or racism or police brutality.". Abdul-Jabbar is at odds with this mindset, saying the COVID-19 pandemic has "unequally affected many racial and ethnic minority groups...". Abdul-Jabbar is at odds with this mindset, saying the COVID-19 pandemic has "unequally affected many racial and ethnic minority groups...". The communities of People of Color are still suffering at a much higher rate than white communities. , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former professional basketball player, via Sporting News. The communities of People of Color are still suffering at a much higher rate than white communities. , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former professional basketball player, via Sporting News

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had recently leveled acquisitions that the government has hacked the Instagram accounts of her children, prompting the center to order an inquiry into the matter. According to sources, the initial investigation by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team suggested that the accounts of Priyanka’s children Miraya Vadra and Raihan Vadra were not hacked. #PriyankaGandhi #Congress #Instagam

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Brian May, Queen Guitarist, Begs Fans To Get Vaccinated Following COVID-19 Battle [Video]

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Brian May, Queen Guitarist, , Begs Fans To Get Vaccinated, Following COVID-19 Battle. Brian May, Queen Guitarist, , Begs Fans To Get Vaccinated, Following COVID-19 Battle. CNN reports Brian May, guitarist of legendary rock band Queen, has been dealing with a nasty case of COVID-19. In a handful of Instagram posts, 74-year-old May has been documenting his "truly horrible" experience. The rock icon says since testing positive last week, he's felt "horrendous.". May likened his case to "the worst flu you could imagine.". According to CNN, May and his wife, Anita Dobson, contracted the virus while attending a friend's birthday party. As cases of the Omicron variant have recently exploded in the United Kingdom, May says he was aware of the risk. He eventually directed his post toward his fans who remain unvaccinated. There are so many people in hospitals right now who weren't jabbed who are right on the line between life and death. , Brian May, Queen guitarist, via Instagram. On December 20, the United Kingdom recorded its second-highest number of daily coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. May says he believes his recovery could have been even worse had he not received a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. I beg you and implore you to go and get jabbed. , Brian May, Queen guitarist, via Instagram

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Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha | Oneindia News [Video]

Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha | Oneindia News

Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien has been suspended from parliament for the rest of the session; Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar tore up the copy of an anti-conversion Bill; Congress General secretary Priyanka Gandhi said that her children's Instagram accounts were hacked; The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation told the Centre that Covid-19 vaccination for children is not a priority at the moment. #DerekOBrien #Parliament #RajyaSabha

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Biden, Obama and Others Pay Respects to Late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [Video]

Biden, Obama and Others Pay Respects to Late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Biden, Obama and Others Pay Respects, to Late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The death of the former Democratic senator from Nevada was announced late on the night of Dec. 29. . He was 82 and had been battling pancreatic cancer for years. President Joe Biden referred to Reid as one of the all-time great U.S. senators. If Harry said he would do something, he did it. If he gave you his word, you could bank on it. That's how he got things done for the good of the country for decades, President Joe Biden, Statement, via Fox News. A boxer, he never gave up a fight—whether in politics or even against cancer, President Joe Biden, Statement, via Fox News. Harry looked at the challenges of the world and believed it was within our capacity to do good, to do right, and to do our part of perfecting the Union we all love, President Joe Biden, Statement, via Fox News. Former President Obama released a letter he had written to Reid when his health took a turn. You were a great leader in the Senate, and early on you were more generous to me than I had any right to expect, Former President Barack Obama, Released Letter, via Fox News. I wouldn’t have been president had it not been for your encouragement and support, and I wouldn’t have got most of what I got done without your skill and determination, Former President Barack Obama, Released Letter, via Fox News. Former President Bill Clinton described Reid as "one of the most effective Senate leaders our country has ever known.". He was a canny and tough negotiator who was never afraid to make an unpopular decision if it meant getting something done that was right for the country, Former President Bill Clinton, Statement, via Fox News. [I] will always be grateful for the opportunities I had to work with him as president, Former President Bill Clinton, Statement, via Fox News. Current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that Reid was "one of the most amazing individuals I've ever met.". [Reid] came from humble origins, but he never forgot where he came from and used those boxing instincts to fearlessly fight those who were hurting the poor and the middle class, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader, Statement, via Fox News

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White House Officials Criticize Manchin for Withdrawing Support for Build Back Better Plan [Video]

White House Officials Criticize Manchin for Withdrawing Support for Build Back Better Plan

White House Officials Criticize , Manchin for Withdrawing Support, for Build Back Better Plan. White House Officials Criticize , Manchin for Withdrawing Support, for Build Back Better Plan. CBS News reports officials at the White House are displeased with the recent actions of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. CBS News reports officials at the White House are displeased with the recent actions of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Manchin, a Democrat, withdrew his support for the Biden Administration's Build Back Better Act. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Manchin, a Democrat, withdrew his support for the Biden Administration's Build Back Better Act. I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can't. , Joe Manchin, Senator West Virginia, via CBS News. I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can't. , Joe Manchin, Senator West Virginia, via CBS News. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says Manchin's comments contradict what he had said to President Biden in recent discussions. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says Manchin's comments contradict what he had said to President Biden in recent discussions. Senator Manchin's comments... are at odds with his discussions this week with the President.., Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, via CBS News. Senator Manchin's comments... are at odds with his discussions this week with the President.., Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, via CBS News. According to Psaki, Manchin proposed an outline of a plan on December 14th, which "was the same size and scope as the President's framework, and covered many of the same priorities.". According to Psaki, Manchin proposed an outline of a plan on December 14th, which "was the same size and scope as the President's framework, and covered many of the same priorities.". Officials reportedly "believed it could lead to a compromise acceptable to all.". Officials reportedly "believed it could lead to a compromise acceptable to all.". Before disavowing his support, Psaki says Manchin had "promised to continue conversations in the days ahead, and to work with us to reach that common ground.". Before disavowing his support, Psaki says Manchin had "promised to continue conversations in the days ahead, and to work with us to reach that common ground.". However grim the outlook, Psaki says Democrats must continue to support the Biden agenda. The fight for Build Back Better is too important to give up. , Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, via CBS News. The fight for Build Back Better is too important to give up. , Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, via CBS News

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New Poll Suggests Difficult Road Ahead for Biden and Democrats [Video]

New Poll Suggests Difficult Road Ahead for Biden and Democrats

New Poll Suggests , Difficult Road Ahead, for Biden and Democrats. NPR News reports a recent poll suggests Americans are beginning to lose faith in President Joe Biden and the Democratic party. NPR News reports a recent poll suggests Americans are beginning to lose faith in President Joe Biden and the Democratic party. According to the latest NPR/Marist poll, Americans are unpleased with the Biden administration's work thus far. According to the latest NPR/Marist poll, Americans are unpleased with the Biden administration's work thus far. By and large, citizens of the United States aren't optimistic about the country's future. By and large, citizens of the United States aren't optimistic about the country's future. Currently the majority in the House and Senate, Democrats face tough odds in retaining seats in the 2022 midterm elections. Currently the majority in the House and Senate, Democrats face tough odds in retaining seats in the 2022 midterm elections. They [Democrats] don't have a unified message for what they're doing, and that does not bode well for the party. , Barbara Carvahlo, director of Marist Poll, via NPR News. They [Democrats] don't have a unified message for what they're doing, and that does not bode well for the party. , Barbara Carvahlo, director of Marist Poll, via NPR News. Though some Democrats have lauded Biden's agenda as "transformative," many Americans don't see it that way. 4 out of 5 surveyed in the poll who had received the administration's one-time stimulus payment of $1,400 said it helped only a little. 4 out of 5 surveyed in the poll who had received the administration's one-time stimulus payment of $1,400 said it helped only a little. Many Americans don't give Biden credit for the stimulus payment at all. Only 17% of those surveyed believed the president was mostly responsible for the direct payments. It's an issue of the messaging out of the White House. , Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. It's an issue of the messaging out of the White House. , Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. It doesn't look like he's leading the charge even though it's his bill. , Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. It doesn't look like he's leading the charge even though it's his bill. , Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion

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This Day in History: The Southern US Border Is Established [Video]

This Day in History: The Southern US Border Is Established

This Day in History: , The Southern US Border Is Established. December 30, 1853. The treaty, known as the Gadsden Purchase, was signed in Mexico City. Named after the U.S. Minister to Mexico, James Gadsden, the treaty settled the dispute over the location of the Mexican border west of El Paso, Texas. For the price of $15 million — later reduced to $10 million — it established the final boundaries of the southern United States. 30,000 square miles of what is now New Mexico and Arizona was included in the purchase. The land was deemed to be a highly strategic location for the construction of the southern transcontinental railroad. Eight years later, in 1861, the Southern Pacific branch of the Central Pacific Railroad was established

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US Home Prices Surged More Than 18 Percent in October [Video]

US Home Prices Surged More Than 18 Percent in October

US Home Prices Surged , More Than 18 Percent in October. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index was released on Dec. 28. It revealed an average increase of 18.4 percent in home prices for October this year. Phoenix, AZ, had the steepest increase in home prices, with an uptick of 32.3 percent. Tampa and Miami followed Phoenix with 28.1 and 25.7 percent increases, respectively. . Minneapolis and Chicago experienced the smallest increase with an uptick of 11.5 percent for each city. Economists had been expecting an increase in line with what the S&P data revealed. While analysts believe the increase likely is reflective of hopes for a receding COVID-19 pandemic. they also stated that the reasons behind the significant increase are complex. We have previously suggested that the strength in the U.S. housing market is being driven in part by a change in locational preferences as households react to the COVID pandemic. , Craig Lazzara, S&P Dow Jones Indices, via CNBC. It is also unclear if these increases are long-term or reflective of a boom in the housing market. More data will be required to understand whether this demand surge represents an acceleration of purchases that would have occurred over the next several years.., Craig Lazzara, S&P Dow Jones Indices, via CNBC. ... or reflects a more permanent secular change, Craig Lazzara, S&P Dow Jones Indices, via CNBC. Mortgage rates continue to slide downward, . perhaps as a reflection of increased uncertainty over Omicron and other COVID-19 variants

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US Schools Increase Security After Anonymous Threats Go Viral on TikTok [Video]

US Schools Increase Security After Anonymous Threats Go Viral on TikTok

US Schools Increase Security, After Anonymous Threats , Go Viral on TikTok. On December 17, school districts across the United States took action in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats made on TikTok. . On December 17, school districts across the United States took action in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats made on TikTok. . 'USA Today' reports that officials say the threats are not considered credible. . Schools in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Montana, New York and Pennsylvania have reportedly increased security and their police presence. . Schools in California, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas have closed for the day. . In a message to parents, school administrators in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, said, , “We are writing to inform you and not alarm you.". We have been made aware of a nationwide viral TikTok trend about ‘school shooting and bomb threats for every school in the USA even elementary’ on Friday, December 17, Oak Part and River Forest school administrators, via 'USA Today'. In a statement on Twitter, TikTok said that it had found no evidence of the threats on the platform. . We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok, TikTok statement, via 'USA Today'. We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok, TikTok statement, via 'USA Today'. The anonymous threats come shortly after a deadly school shooting in Michigan, as well as various copycat threats. . 'USA Today' reports that platforms like TikTok are usually exempt from liability for the material users post on their networks.

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