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‘She deserves one’: Obama says that Dolly Parton not receiving a Medal of Freedom during his presidency was ‘a screwup’

Summary List Placement Former President Barack Obama said that it was a “screwup” of his administration that Dolly Parton was never awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. During an interview with “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that aired on Monday, Obama was taken aback when he found out that […]

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Top defense official overseeing fight against ISIS has reportedly been pushed out amid Trump’s Pentagon purge

Summary List Placement A senior defense official overseeing the fight against ISIS has reportedly been pushed out as the Trump administration’s Pentagon purge continues. Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller accepted the resignation of Christopher Maier, the head of the Pentagon’s Defeat ISIS Task Force, on Monday, the Pentagon said in a statement. Both CNN […]

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USAA offers the most sought-after mobile banking tools among the largest US financial institutions in 2020

Summary List Placement USAA offers the most sought-after mobile banking tools among the largest US financial institutions in 2020, according to Insider Intelligence’s fourth annual US Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Study. US mobile banking penetration is rising amid the coronavirus pandemic, as is consumers’ reliance on the channel. Insider Intelligence forecasts that for the first […]

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China just landed its Chang’e-5 spacecraft on the moon. The mission could bring moon rocks to Earth for the first time in 40-plus years.

Summary List Placement China has landed an ambitious rock-collecting mission on the moon. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) abruptly cut off its live coverage about a half hour before the landing, which was scheduled for 10:13 a.m. ET on Tuesday. The agency later announced that the spacecraft had touched down, according to CGTN. The […]

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Senate Democrats introduce a plan to reinstate the $600 federal unemployment benefit until October 2021

Summary List Placement Senate Democrats introduced a plan on Tuesday to reinstate the $600 federal unemployment benefit, signaling their priorities as Congress debates passing another round of economic relief before the end of the year. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen. Michael […]