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weeklyroundupcrypto-dec13.jpg Bitcoin is looking weaker than it was a week ago, by more than 2 percent Friday. In the last 7 days, the most popular cryptocurrency lost its value by $150. After climbing above the $7500 level, Bitcoin showed a downward trend since Monday. Bitcoin touched two-week low of $7150 on crypto exchange Bitfinex Thursday, its lowest level since November 24. However, it managed to make a shallow bounc

gunsban-dec13.jpg Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday that he will propose a package of legislation to combat mass shootings in the state. Governor Jay Inslee, a longtime supporter of gun safety measures, is joining Ferguson for the first time to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons. Inslee said this is the time to take action on common sense measure

borisjohnson-dec13.jpg Britain's Conservatives Party retained power in the general election with a thumping majority. Accepting it as a "powerful new mandate" to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to deliver Brexit and repay the trust the voters put in his government. Johnson is expected to move forward with his deal to leave the 28-member economic bloc by January 31. In a victory speech

Major League Baseball or MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Thursday announced major changes to their drug prevention and treatment program that favors a treatment-based approach to drug use. The changes to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program include removing marijuana...

youtube-dec12.jpg YouTube updated its policy on tackling harassment on the video sharing platform by including a ban on "implied" threats and insults based on race, gender identity or sexual orientation. "We also met with a number of experts who shared their perspective and informed our process, from organizations that study online bullying or advocate on behalf of journalists, to free speech proponents and policy

trumpandhouseofrepresentatives-dec12.jpg The House Judiciary Committee opened the debate on impeachment charges against President Donald Trump Wednesday, which turned out to be a fiery partisan battle. The House Democrats charged Trump with two articles of impeachment - for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress. The House committees are seeking grounds to impeach Trump over an alleged request he made on July 25 over phone to his U

markesper-dec12.jpg U.S. forces in Syria will leave the country when local forces are capable of keeping the Islamic State in check on their own, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said. He made it clear that the enduring defeat of the dreaded terrorist outfit remains the mission of the U.S. forces in Syria. U.S. forces in Syria are working in partnership with the Syrian Democratic Forces, which has been a great par

Retail cannabis sales in Canada in the first year of legalization was just shy of $1 billion, but far short of analysts' estimates, according to data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. According to Statistics Canada, the retail non-medical cannabis market registered $907.8 million in online...

greta-time-121119.jpg Sweden's 16-year-old iconic global climate change activist Greta Thunberg has won the TIME magazine's Person Of The Year Award. The award was announced on Wednesday, the day when Thunberg addressed a UN climate change summit. At the Madrid meeting, where many of the national delegations did not turn up, she accused world leaders of making constant attempts to find loopholes to avoid making subst

trumpushouse-dec11.jpg The House Democrats have formally charged President Donald Trump with two articles of impeachment - for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress. The House committees are seeking grounds to impeach Trump over an alleged request he made on July 25 over phone to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to conduct an investigation of his potential presidential rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter

uscampusesdoj-dec11.jpg In a statement of Interest filed in a federal lawsuit in Mississippi, the Justice Department made the government's stand clear that it will uphold the First Amendment rights of students in public colleges to free speech. The lawsuit was filed by J. Michael Brown, a former student at Jones County Junior College, a public institution of higher education in Mississippi, and the campus group Young A

nancypelosi-121019.jpg After months of negotiations, House Democrats announced Tuesday they have reached an agreement with the White House on President Donald Trump's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The deal will allow the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Trump's replacement for NAFTA, to move forward in the House.

indiacitizenshipbill-dec10.jpg The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has expressed serious concern over Indian parliament's passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), terming it as a "dangerous turn in the wrong direction". The Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with a 311-80 vote Monday. The Bill will become law if it is passed by the Rajya Sabha,

chilean1-dec10.jpg Chilean military's transport plane with 38 people on board crashed on Monday. "The Chilean defense forces report that seven hours after losing the communication with the C130 Hercules aircraft, it was recognized as crashed," the country's Air Force said in a statement published on Twitter Tuesday. The aircraft, bound for an Antarctic airbase with 17 crew members and 21 passengers on board, took

fighteraircraft-dec10.jpg A 4.6 percent increase in arms sales was recorded last year, with U.S. companies dominating the global market. Sales of arms and military services by the sector's largest 100 companies totaled $420 billion in 2018, according to a new report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The report does not include the share of Chinese companies due to the lack of data

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