Saudi and Israeli foreign ministers joined recent State Department virtual meeting on Omicron

(CNN)US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s virtual meeting with foreign ministers about the Omicron coronavirus variant last week included the ministers from both Saudi Arabia and Israel, a rare instance where the two countries who do not have formal diplomatic relations participated in the same call.A readout from the US State Department said Blinken had…

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CNN to air ‘Live from the Capitol: January 6th, One Year Later’ marking 1-year anniversary of insurrection

(CNN)Several lawmakers and members of the law enforcement community tasked with protecting the US Capitol will mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly insurrection there next month during a live event hosted by CNN, the network announced Thursday.”Live from the Capitol: January 6th, One Year Later,” will air on January 6, 2022, exactly one year…

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Commission redraws political boundaries

Members of the Michigan redistricting commission have approved new maps for the state’s congressional districts, the state house, and the state senate.They reached their decisions after months of planning and more than 25,000 comments from residents across the state, and the changes will shape the state’s political landscape for the coming decade.“We compromised we collaboratively…

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Man dies after falling through ice

BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) – Despite the falling temperatures, some lakes remain unsafe this late in December. On Christmas Eve, John Herman Klasen III’s truck went through the ice as he fished on Lake Bemidji. “Losing a family member that close to the holidays, it’s devastating for everybody,” his granddaughter, Sarah Dixon, said. Dixon described her…

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Jada Pinkett Smith shares alopecia update

(CNN)Jada Pinkett Smith is making the best of her hair loss.The actress and “Red Table Talk” host first went public about losing her hair in 2018.On Tuesday, she shared a video on her verifed Instagram account that showed her closely shaved hair.”Now at this point, I can only laugh,” Pinkett Smith said as she chuckled…

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