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Tuesday November 23rd, 2021 night edition

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Target says having its stores closed on Thanksgiving will be the new normal, permanently ending a tradition that it embraced for years.

The move, announced Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, comes as the Minneapolis-based discounter and other retailers including Walmart and Macy's will be closed for the second Thanksgiving in a row.

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making permanent a shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended during the pandemic.

Target said that distribution and call centers will have some staff on Thanksgiving, and they will collect holiday pay.

Ten years later, Target and other major stores opened their doors on the holiday itself, creating a new shopping tradition.

At its peak five years ago, about 25 chain stores ushered in crowds at its physical stores on Thanksgiving, according to Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with »

Germans will be ‘vaccinated, cured or dead’ after winter, minister claims

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In regions with high hospitalisation rates, the unvaccinated will be barred from public spaces like cinemas, gyms and indoor dining.

Unlimited doses of the “equally effective” Moderna vaccine will be available to plug the deficit, the Health Minister has claimed.

Outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said it was “sensible” to at least have a discussion about mandatory jabs. »

AOC calls out the 'enormous' amount of executive power Biden could have on student debt, climate change, and immigration while she's watching him 'hand the pen to Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema'

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AOC called out the executive action Biden is sitting on for the climate, student debt, and immigration in a NYT interview.

Canceling student debt via executive action is something Biden has been considering for months.

As Insider previously reported, executive orders are often a source of partisan debate and are used to advance an administration's priorities. »

Portugal becomes fourth EU country to stop using coal plants

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The Pego plant located 150 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of the Portuguese capital Lisbon stopped generating over the weekend, as Portugal became the fourth European Union country to stop burning coal to produce electricity.

Belgium quit coal in 2016, and Austria and Sweden followed suit last year.

Portugal has no coal, oil or gas, which are all imported, and has been investing heavily in green energy in recent decades. »

Marvel’s Avengers’ Spider-Man DLC Has No Story Missions

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Marvel’s Avengers’ upcoming Spider-Man DLC will not feature story missions like those seen in the Kate Bishop, Hawkeye, and Black Panther updates.

Since the Spider-Man DLC doesn’t come with its own story missions, it is not being branded in the same way as previous character DLC; Crystal Dynamics call it a Hero Event.

Kate Bishop and Hawkeye’s DLC, which came with in-engine animated cutscenes and story missions, were known as Operations. »