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weeklyroundupcrypto-dec06.jpg Bitcoin experienced mostly a downward trend during the week, falling from $7800 last Saturday to $7370 this Friday. In the last 7 days, the most popular cryptocurrency lost its value by around 6 percent or over $400. It has been a volatile week for Bitcon, and the prices swung by big margins on December 4. It leaped from $7,100 to $7,500 on crypto exchange Coindesk within two hours, only to see

johnkerryjoebiden-dec06.jpg Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday endorsed Democratic front-runner Joe Biden to be the Party's candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The veteran diplomat is the first prominent leader to endorse Biden, giving a major boost to the former Vice President's chances of surging ahead of 14 other contenders for the party ticket to fight Republican candidate Donald Trump in November

transportation-dec06.jpg Key management officials of the U.S. transportation company Celadon Group Inc. have been charged with accounting fraud scheme. William Eric Meek, 39, and Bobby Lee Peavler, 40, both of Indianapolis, were charged for their alleged role in a complex securities and accounting fraud scheme that led to a loss of more than $60 million in shareholder value, the Department of Justice said. Meek was the

Missouri has issued medical marijuana cards to nearly 22,000 patients in the state, but they will have to wait for at least for a few more weeks until they are able to legally buy marijuana products. Missouri health officials said they will issue licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries only by...

nancypelosi-120519.jpg House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revealed Thursday the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will move forward with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Pelosi accused Trump of abusing the power of the presidency for his own benefit.

nasa-dec05.jpg The first data received from NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft reveals surprising details about the Sun, and sheds light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe. The Parker Solar Probe was launched to space in August 2018, becoming the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun. It completed three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's atmosphere,

uighurrepression-dec05.jpg Top Republican senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has questioned the credibility of a $50 million World Bank loan disbursed to an organization associated with the forcible internment of thousands of Uighur Muslims in China. In a letter sent to World Bank President David Malpass, Grassley pointed out that the global lender issued the loan in 2015 to support the 'Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Educa

pearlharborshooting-dec05.jpg Two civilian defense department employees were killed and a third one injured as a U.S. sailor opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday. The gunman committed suicide by shooting himself, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick said in a news conference. The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where navy and air force personnel are based, was locked down

The New Zealand government has unveiled a draft cannabis legalization proposal that will be the subject of a voter referendum in 2020. The voter referendum will take place alongside the general elections to be held in the country next year. The draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill shows the...

elonmusk-dec04.jpg Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk has testified that a "pedo guy" remark he made on Twitter targeting a British cave diver had not been meant to be taken literally. Diver Vernon Unsworth, who took the lead role in rescuing 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand last year, had filed a defamation...

kamalaharris-dec04.jpg California Senator Kamala Harris, who failed to outperform the top contenders in a crowded field of Democratic presidential aspirants, announced that she is ending her bid for party nomination for 2020 election unable to raise sufficient funds. The 55-year-old politician made her surprise decision public during a call with her campaign staffers on Tuesday. My campaign for president simply doesn't

shoping-dec04.jpg The U.S. consumer market saw a record 189.6 million people shopping at the Thanksgiving Day weekend, a survey shows.It is an increase of 14 percent from last year's 165.8 million, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics said Tuesday. Shoppers spent an average $361.90 on holiday items in the five-day period, up 16 percent from $313.29 during the same period last year. 7

appeals-dec04.jpg The humanitarian relief agency of the United Nations has appealed to the international community to raise $29 billion in emergency funding to provide humanitarian aid to millions of people affected by climate change and increasingly protracted conflicts. Climatic shocks, large infectious disease outbreaks and intensifying, protracted conflicts have resulted in global needs increasing by 22 million

The Minnesota Department of Health said it has approved chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration as new qualifying conditions for the state's medical cannabis program. Under state law, the new conditions will take effect in August 2020. In addition to the newly approved conditions, the Minnesota...

billieeilish-120319.jpg Apple Music announced its first ever Music Awards. Billie Eilish, who rose to world fame at a young age of 17 years, bagged the top honor as Global Artist of the Year. Her full-length debut album "When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" will be awarded the most streamed Album of the Year. Co-written and produced by her brother Finneas, When We Fall Asleep became an instant worldwide sensation, and

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