Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday released the report of the presidential 1776 Commission, a sweeping attack on liberal thought and activism that calls for a “patriotic education,” defends America’s founding against charges that it was tainted by slavery and likens progressivism to fascism. President Trump formed the 18-member commission — which includes no professional historians but a number […]

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Washington's inauguration is normally a ball – now it's a 'ghost town with soldiers'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Central Washington is an armed fortress, fenced off with razor wire and surrounded by 25,000 National Guard troops ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, a stark contrast to previous inaugurations, when the United States capital erupted in days of celebration. The COVID-19 pandemic had already canceled the inaugural balls. Now the National Mall is closed […]

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What to Expect Over a Frantic Few Days

Biden prepares a stack of executive orders, while Trump prepares to throw his last curveballs as commander in chief. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Where things stand Tomorrow is shaping up to be the day of a thousand signatures. President Trump and President-elect Joe […]

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51-storey skyscraper in S'pore CBD to be completed in second half of the year

SINGAPORE – CapitaSpring, a 51-storey skyscraper in the Central Business District (CBD), is scheduled to be completed by the second half of this year. Providing an update on the building’s progress on Tuesday (Jan 19), its owners – CapitaLand Limited, CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT) and Mitsubishi Estate Co – said that 38 per cent of CapitaSpring’s net lettable area […]

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Colombia will expel foreigners caught partying as Covid-19 spreads

BOGOTA (AFP) – Colombian immigration officials announced Monday (Jan 18) that foreign nationals caught taking part in underground parties in violation of a ban on social gatherings during the pandemic will be expelled from the country. “Foreigners caught at underground parties and violating social distancing measures… will be immediately expelled from the country,” the immigration service said in a statement. […]

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Logitech lifts annual forecasts for third time as quarterly profit soars

FILE PHOTO: Logitech keyboards are seen in the computer shop in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic(Reuters) – Logitech International on Tuesday raised its annual forecasts and reported a nearly three-fold jump in quarterly adjusted operating income, benefiting from a pandemic-driven boost in demand for work-from-home products and gaming accessories. The computer peripherals maker is raising the […]

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