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Thursday December 24th, 2020 night edition

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"Good message," tweeted the group, alerting the Democratic National Committee to adopt the vice president's simple, straightforward description of how the party can prioritize working people over corporations and the rich.

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Pence's description of progressive goals was "exactly" correct, author and commentator Anand Giridharadas tweeted.

“They want to make rich people poorer, and poor people more comfortable,” @Mike_Pence says.

54,000,000 Americans are going hungry right now and Mike Pence is scandalized by the very concept of "making poor people more comfortable."

"You have to be all sorts of twisted to think 'making poor people more comfortable' is a bad thing," tweeted the group. »

Masks not enough to stop COVID-19's spread without distancing

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WASHINGTON, December 22, 2020 -- Simply wearing a mask may not be enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 without social distancing.

Every material tested dramatically reduced the number of droplets that were spread.

But at distances of less than 6 feet, enough droplets to potentially cause illness still made it through several of the materials. »

'Cheaper than water': Iraqis angry but unsurprised over Blackwater pardons

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Iraqis on Wednesday were outraged, heartbroken but not surprised to hear US President Donald Trump had pardoned for four Blackwater contractors convicted of killing Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in 2007.

The Blackwater team, contracted to provide security for US diplomats in Iraq following the American-led invasion in 2003, claimed they were responding to insurgent fire.

The bloody episode left at least 14 Iraqi civilians dead and 17 wounded, many of whom Saadi remembered taking to the hospital himself. »

Daft Punk releases new extended version of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack

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The soundtrack for Tron: Legacy, originally written and recorded by EDM duo Daft Punk, now has a new rerelease on Spotify and Apple Music that includes the full original score and nine additional tracks.

This new version of the soundtrack, which is being called the “Complete Edition,” was released to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the movie’s release.

Alongside it being loved by both Daft Punk fans and fans of good music in general, the soundtrack also garnered a Grammy nomination. »