Michael Hastings in Rolling Stone: "The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in 'psychological operations' to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators."
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to shorten its guidance for quarantining after COVID-19 exposure to 10 days, or seven with a negative virus test, a senior administration official said Tuesday. That's down from the 14 days CDC has recommended since the start of the pandemic. From AP: According to a senior… READ THE REST
HE'LL GET BACK TO YOU Reporter Brahm Resnik of Phoenix, AZ NBC 12 News/KPNX TV tweeted this incredible video of Arizona's Republican governor Greg Ducey seeming to blow off an incoming call from the Trump-Pence White House, while the governor is in the process of certifying Arizona's election results for a Biden win, earlier today.… READ THE REST
The state of Arizona today certified results of the 2020 presidential election, affirming Joe Biden's victory and granting him the state's 11 electoral votes. This also clears the way for Senator-elect Mark Kelly to be sworn in Wednesday. Congratulations to Joe Biden on winning the 2020 election for the 22nd time this month. [ABC News,… READ THE REST
Every holiday season is marked by a few "it" toys. While you can always count on a hot new next-gen gaming console to spark a frenzy, it's not often that those hot toy items are almost as coveted by adults as they are kids. There's a reason that CNET called the Robosen T9 Programmable Robot… READ THE REST
The need for a virtual private network (VPN) is all but universal these days, but choosing the right VPN provider can often be a shot in the dark. Some VPN shoppers are focused on security, while others are just looking for ways around international geoblocking restrictions. With most VPNs providing a similar array of services,… READ THE REST
With 2020 coming to a merciful close, could there be a better symbol for freshly launching into the new year than actually clearing the air? While that works metaphorically, the sad state of our world makes it critical, too. The air in everyone's home could use some pretty heavy cleansing nowadays. With that in mind,… READ THE REST