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The Daily Beast New Columbia Study Blames the White House for at Least 130,000 ‘Avoidable’ COVID Deaths A new report from Columbia University on COVID-19 deaths estimates that hundreds of thousands of Americans died because the United States’ response to the pandemic was an “abject failure,” particularly the actions of President Donald Trump. With an adequate response, the United States could have avoided tens of thousands of deaths and an incalculable amount of suffering, the… Source link

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‘This team is not good anymore’

Tedy Bruschi says Antonio Brown should want no part of the Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston With Antonio Brown being eligible for reinstatement after Week 8, some are wondering whether the New England Patriots should give the wide receiver another shot. It’s no secret the Patriots desperately need receiver help, but signing Brown last September proved to be an unmitigated disaster. Still, several teams including the Seattle Seahawks reportedly are interested in getting the… Source link

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Google antitrust lawsuit: Why dethroning Google Search is so hard

That search dominance is now being targeted by the US Department of Justice, which on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Google in one of the most significant ever antitrust cases against a tech company. It’s unclear what consequences the tech giant may face, but US Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said on a call with reporters that “nothing is off the table.” But if reining in the Google search juggernaut is the goal, the big question is: Will anything on the table be enough? The numbers… Source link

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Best available players in the 2020 NHL free agent class

Anthony Duclair ought to be able to find a suitor soon, testing the free agent market. (Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Well over 90 percent of NHL teams’ cap dollars are said to have already been spent, and there are still pages and pages of unrestricted free agents to sort through on any reasonably thorough free-agent tracker. Suffice to say, teams still mining for talent to fill out their rosters for the 2020-21 season are in an advantageous position now almost two weeks… Source link

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Google is facing the biggest antitrust case in a generation. What could happen? | Google

After being hit Tuesday with the most significant monopoly-related charges to be filed in the US in decades, Google has a long road ahead in its quest to prove it does not unfairly dominate the online search engine space. Google was accused in the long-expected lawsuit of harming competition in internet search and search advertising through distribution agreements – contracts in which Google pays other companies millions of dollars to prioritize its search engine in their products – and… Source link

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Louisville a possible 20-21 home for Toronto Raptors

The NBA is focusing on Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 18) for a start date next season, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Among the issues the league is facing from this unconventional calendar means getting the NBA back on track for normalcy for the 2021-22 season, as in October to June. Before the pandemic shut the NBA down in March, many were openly campaigning to start the season on Christmas Day permanently, largely to avoid conflict with the NFL’s season. The lower ratings for the… Source link

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Big Tech’s Professional Opponents Strike at Google

Months before the Justice Department filed a landmark antitrust suit against Google this week, the internet company’s adversaries hustled behind the scenes to lay the groundwork for a case. Nonprofits critical of corporate power warned lawmakers that Google illegally boxed out rivals. With mounds of documents, economists and antitrust scholars detailed to regulators and state investigators how the company throttled competition. And former Silicon Valley insiders steered congressional… Source link

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Apple services success story bolstered by huge Google payments

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks at the 2019 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on November 19, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google focuses on deals the company has signed to be the default search engine on mobile devices and web browsers. The biggest of these default search deals is with Apple. Through its placement as the default search engine in the Safari browser for the iPhone and iPad, Google… Source link

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