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Saturday December 25th, 2021 day edition

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In Phuket, the absence of tourists has given sea turtles the privacy and safety to spawn in greater numbers.

More turtle nests have been spotted in Phuket than were ever found in the days before the pandemic, according to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre.

A variety of different sea turtle species have been spotted nesting and laying hundreds of eggs around the island throughout 2021.

During heavy tourist times, nesting locations are limited, but with the peace and quiet, baby hatchlings can crawl out of their eggs and waddle down the beach to the sea.

But it is hoped that the peaceful conditions that allowed many breeds of sea turtles to thrive this year will continue post-Covid for the next generation of turtles.

Species like the olive ridley sea turtle, which hadn’t been seen in 20 years, are being spotted on the beaches of Phuket now.

The primary cause of death in sea turtles is plastic waste, nets, and fishing lines, and 56% of all sea turtles that are seen in the Centre have plastic waste either in their system or tangled around their body. »

Arnold Schwarzenegger donates $250K for tiny homes for homeless veterans in LA ahead of Christmas

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That's how Arnold Schwarzenegger described his emotions while standing inside a tiny home on the campus of the V.A. in West Los Angeles.

"We owe everything to our veterans, they’ve sacrificed their lives, their family hoods for us and our freedom," Patrick Schwarzenegger said.

"The Issue Is" debuts every Friday at 10:30 p.m. on FOX 11 Los Angeles and then airs throughout the state every weekend. »

Amazon Yankee Candle reviews are mirroring the COVID-19 surge — again

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Still, a looming winter COVID surge and international travel restrictions already stopped many companies from attending even before omicron became a major threat.

“But with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and other attendees.”.

Update (12/23): This post was updated multiple times with details on GM's, Waymo's, Hisense's and Intel's plans for the show. »

Jim Jordan 'Very Scared' as 1/6 Committee Seeks Info on Trump Calls, Fellow Lawmaker Says

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Newsweek reached out to Jordan for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

The select committee investigating the Capitol riot sent a letter to Jordan on Wednesday requesting that he voluntarily discuss his communication with Trump.

In the letter, Representative Bennie Thompson, chairman of the committee, said the committee is aware of at least one and "possible multiple" communications Jordan had with Trump on January 6. »

Trump could face charges for trying to obstruct certification of election, legal experts say

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Representative Liz Cheney said the 6 January panel is considering whether Trump could be charged with obstructing official proceedings.

Cheney’s remarks raising the specter of criminal charges against Trump came twice earlier this month at hearings of the committee.

“Did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress’ official proceeding to count electoral votes?”. »