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Manitoba Reports First Omicron COVID Infection

Manitoba has detected its first case of the omicron variant COVID-19, which has sparked widespread global concern, disrupted global travel and triggered new quarantine rules in Canada. The province is refusing to provide details on the case, beyond reporting, it involves a person who recently returned to Manitoba from a …

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Letters to the Editor: Christmas Consumerism. Proud of Lafayette. Sad golf course.

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom journalists. People take photos after the light of the Christmas tree during the Holiday Lighting Festival at Triangle Park in Lexington, Ky. On Sunday, November …

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Overnight Energy & Environment – Presented by ExxonMobil – Dems press drillers on methane leaks

Welcome to the Energy and Environment program on Friday, your source for the latest news focusing on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. Today we are witnessing a House committee demanding answers on methane leaks, green groups seizing their moment on infrastructure advertising spending and what appears to …

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So Biden hasn’t accomplished much? Let’s see what he did

On November 27, Nate Cohn noted in the New York Times that the policies put in place by President Joe Biden and the Democrats are hugely popular, yet Biden’s popularity numbers have fallen into the 40’s. disconnection that Cohn explains by suggesting that, above all else, voters want “normalcy.” Heaven …

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Targeting tangled SARS-CoV-2 RNA strands

To the untrained eye, the curls, folds and creases of the single strand of RNA that make up the coronavirus genome look like a jumble of spaghetti or tangled threads. But for researchers like Amanda Hargrove, professor of chemistry at Duke University, the complex forms RNA takes when it folds …

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Courage is needed at the crossroads of Marxism and more letters to editors

It takes courage at the crossroads of Marxism The advance of Marxism rests on three fanatic laws. The law of opposites strives to destroy established social norms – faith, family, independence, truth, civility, responsibility – and replace them with servitude, dependence, obedience, conformity, anarchy. The Law of Denial asserts that …

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Coronavirus entangled RNA strands could offer new ways to treat infected people

3D print of a spike protein from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 – in front of a 3D print of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle. The spike protein (foreground) allows the virus to enter and infect human cells. Modeled on the virus, the surface of the virus (blue) is covered …

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Disney’s Encanto, vaccines for kids bring hope at Thanksgiving box office

Stephanie Beatriz plays Mirabel Madrigal in Disney’s “Encanto”. Disney Thanksgiving week is usually a box office boom as parents with young children flock to theaters to see new animated films and families search for the latest blockbuster movies that can be enjoyed by all ages. . Covid-19 kept many moviegoers …

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The plagiarism scandal that ended Nella Larsen’s career

With the release of the film version of his 1929 novel Who passed, there is renewed interest in the work of author Nella Larsen. But it is another of his plays, the short story “Sanctuary”, published in 1930, which is the most controversial. The story entangled Larsen in an accusation …

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Echoes of Scottish history in the writings of two North American poets

I was on a northbound train a few decades ago when the conductor announced that we had crossed the Scottish border. A car full of drunken Yorkshire men put down their playing cards and lagers and burst into an impromptu chorus of “Donal, where are your pants?” – reminding me …

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