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Thursday January 14th, 2021 day edition

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Elon Musk, through the The Musk Foundation, has donated $5 million to American non-profit educational organization Khan Academy, which seeks to help students and teachers across the globe by providing access to free, world-class education.

The donation was shared by Khan Academy founder, Salman Khan, who thanked the CEO in a YouTube video.

In his message, Khan noted that The Musk Foundation‘s $5 million donation would go a long way towards accelerating the academy’s projects.

With about 20 to 30 million students using the Khan Academy’s platform every month, after all, Musk’s $5 million donation can provide a notable boost to the non-profit’s programs.

Here is my thank you video: — Salman Khan (@salkhanacademy) January 12, 2021. “Elon, I hope you really feel good about this.

Inasmuch as Elon Musk’s $5 million donation will go a long way, Khan noted that the academy still needs far more resources in the near future.

Khan Academy aims to provide a free, personalized learning experience to every student, mainly built on videos that are hosted through YouTube. »

Pelosi announces lawmakers will be fined $5,000 if they bypass metal detectors to House floor

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“It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the chamber of the People’s House must and will be safe," Pelosi said in a statement.

Another House Republican, Rep. Steve Womack Stephen (Steve) Allen WomackPelosi announces lawmakers will be fined ,000 if they bypass metal detectors to House floor Cori Bush slams lawmakers who refused to go through metal detector outside House chamber Tensions flare between House Republicans, Capitol Police over metal detectors MORE (Ark.

House Democrats adopted new rules Tuesday night to mandate fines for lawmakers who fail to follow rules requiring masks on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic. »

Average new car price crosses $40,000 in 2020 and that's nuts

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Amid everything that happened in 2020, car buyers and the auto industry also created a new record, though it's not really one to celebrate.

The average new car price paid in December 2020 and the fourth quarter of last year crossed over $40,000 for the first time.

The average price of a used vehicle in the last quarter of 2020 rang in at $27,689, which includes an average down payment of $3,283. »

A Texas woman took a private jet to D.C. to 'storm the Capitol'

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One Dallas-area woman flew by private jet to participate in the initial protest at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday that turned violent as the mob breached the building.

Realtor and radio host Jenna Ryan took a private jet with three others to Washington D.C. to protest the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump.

"OK guess who's going to DC by private jet?!?! »