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Joe Biden announces financial regulator appointments

2021-01-19 01:14:43| New York Post Online Edition: News

Joe Biden’s transition team announced a slew of appointments on Monday, tapping more Obama-era officials to be the former veep’s financial regulators. Gary Gensler will be Biden’s nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, his campaign said. Gensler led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2014 and was...



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Sahara desert hit by icy blast as snow blankets parts of Saudi Arabia

2021-01-19 01:12:32| New York Post Online Edition: News

The Sahara desert has been hit by an icy blast with temperatures dipping below freezing. Snow also blanketed parts of Saudi Arabia which saw the mercury hit 28 degrees Fahrenheit. A photographer has captured images of camels after a snowfall in the Tabuk region in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The area which is close to...



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LA suspends air-quality limits on crematoriums to cope with COVID-19 bodies

2021-01-19 00:58:17| New York Post Online Edition: News

Los Angeles has suspended its air-quality limits on local crematoriums because it says there are just too many COVID-19 bodies to deal with. The LA Coroners Office has confirmed that there exists an urgent need for additional human crematory services to deal with the increased demand for such services resulting from deaths due to...



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Biden cabinet nominees to get first Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday

2021-01-19 00:23:05| New York Post Online Edition: News

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s key cabinet nominees will be in the hot seat on Tuesday for their first round of Senate confirmation hearings. The hearings will take place one day before Biden’s inauguration, meaning the former veep enters the White House with his cabinet still very much in flux. Treasury nominee Janet Yellen, Defense...



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Twitter exec says company taking crackdown on conspiracy theorists global

2021-01-19 00:12:10| New York Post Online Edition: News

Footage released Monday shows a top Twitter executive discussing the company’s recent crackdown on accounts that push conspiracy theories, calling it a “global” initiative. Vijaya Gadde’s comments to employees were leaked to the right-wing activist group Project Veritas, and a Twitter spokesperson confirmed the video is authentic. “Beyond de-amplification, we are going to — conspiracy...



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