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30 NOV 2021
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Biden discusses Omicron variant • Gerrymandering analysis • Canada flooding recovery • Twitter CEO resigns • Self-replicating robots

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#1 in U.S. News • 57 articles
How is the Biden administration responding to the Omicron variant?
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    New variant cause for concern, not panic, President Biden tells US.
    Associated Press (Center) • Factual Grade 77% • 5 min read

    Speaking Monday, Biden said it was inevitable that the new variant would reach the U.S., but he also said the country has the tools necessary to protect Americans — particularly the approved vaccines and booster shots. He also encouraged everyone to get back to wearing face masks in all indoor public settings. “If people are vaccinated and wear their mask, there’s no need for lockdowns,” he said.
    Biden [restricted] travel from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa in a bid to give scientists time to learn more about the new variant, and for more Americans to get vaccinated. Dr. Fauci, the president’s Covid-19 adviser, said earlier that limiting travel from countries where omicron was identified “buys you a couple of weeks.”
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention broadened its recommendation for booster shots to include all adults. The agency previously approved boosters for all adults, but only recommended them for those 50 years and older or living in long-term care settings.
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    President Biden is right to fight omicron with travel restrictions. But more must be done. [Free read link]
    Washington Post (Moderate Left) • Factual Grade 74% • 4 min read
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    Don't expect Joe Biden's travel ban to save America from the Omicron variant.
    Reason (Moderate Right) • Factual Grade 83% • 6 min read

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Should countries restrict international travel due to the Omicron variant?

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Will Ghislaine Maxwell get a fair trial?

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Context: Judge limits scope of trial of Jeffrey Epstein collaborator.


Yes - She has the constitutional presumption of innocence, the rules of evidence apply, biased jurors must be dismissed, the government has the high burden of proving she committed the alleged crimes beyond a reasonable doubt, etc. I see no argument that she will be denied a fair trial. The only unfair thing she has suffered is being denied bail. She should have been released on bail with ankle monitor tracking for house arrest conditions.

No - Replacing the judge last minute, muzzling the press, and prot...

Unsure - Seems a bit early to say. Finding impartial jurors might be hard, but I'll bet...


Gerrymandering and the problems with American redistricting.
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How is Canadian province British Columbia recovering from natural disasters?

    The heavy rains that caused flooding across southern British Columbia [last week] were the third large-scale natural disaster this part of Canada has endured in six months...

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Why is Twitter's CEO resigning?

    Dorsey, 45, will remain on Twitter's board of directors until next May, according to an email to staff that Dorsey tweeted...

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How will the creation of self-replicating organisms impact the sciences?

    Xenobots [are] synthetic lifeforms first announced in 2020. They are made from a mixture of skin cells and heart muscle cells from the very early stages of frog embryos. However...

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