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Thirty officers injured during riots over deadly Philadelphia police shooting – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

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Thirty officers injured during riots over deadly Philadelphia police shooting - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (WJW) – There are multiple reports in Philadelphia that thirty police officers have been injured in riots following a fatal police shooting.

A dozen of those officers required hospitalization for their injuries, according to local reporters.

Thirty people have been detained for the violence, according to WPVI.

Police responded to a domestic call just before 4 p.m. Monday.

Video shows officers with guns drawn in a neighborhood.

Initial reports said Walter Wallace was armed with a knife and refused calls to drop the weapon.

You can hear officers yelling, “Put the knife down,” multiple times.

Thirty officers injured during riots over deadly Philadelphia police shooting - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
Still frame of Walter Wallace shooting video

Video shows officers shoot him multiple times.

Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene.

A statement released from the mayor and police commissioner says the shooting is under investigation.

It does not indicate whether it was confirmed that Wallace was armed.

“I have watched the video of this tragic incident and it presents difficult questions that must be answered,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.

“I recognize that the video of the incident raises many questions,” said Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw.

“Residents have my assurance that those questions will be fully addressed by the investigation. While at the scene this evening, I heard and felt the anger of the community.”

Following the shooting, protesters gathered outside a police precinct.

A police sergeant was run over by a truck, according to reporters at the scene.

Other officers were injured when bricks were thrown at them, NBC Philadelphia reports.

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McConnell, Schumer far apart on unemployment benefits, stimulus proposals – CNBC

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McConnell, Schumer far apart on unemployment benefits, stimulus proposals - CNBC

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, talks with reporters following the weekly Republican Senate conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol Dec. 1. The Senate GOP leaders were asked about the chances of Congress passing another coronavirus relief bill along with must-pass government funding legislation.

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Democrats and Republicans in Congress — including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. — issued a flurry of proposals on Tuesday.

Attaching relief measures to a spending bill that must pass by Dec. 11 to avert a government shutdown seems the most likely route for success, experts believe.

McConnell’s plan would extend unemployment benefits by a month through two temporary programs created by the CARES Act.

However, it wouldn’t offer a supplement to weekly unemployment benefits — an approach that differs from a plan he issued in September, which gave workers a $300 weekly subsidy.

The CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion relief law passed in March, gave unemployed workers an extra $600 a week on top of their typical benefit. It expired in July.

Absent a weekly supplement, the average jobless American would have received $318 a week in benefits in October, according to the Labor Department.

In addition, the CARES Act offered jobless benefits to self-employed, gig, freelance and other workers traditionally ineligible for state unemployment insurance. The law also offered up to 13 extra weeks of aid to workers collecting state benefits.

Both programs are scheduled to end the last weekend in December. Around 12 million workers would lose their benefits if the programs lapse, according to a recent analysis published by the Century Foundation, a progressive group.

McConnell’s proposal would allow workers to apply for program benefits until the end of January. At that point, anyone receiving aid could do so up to the end of March.

The Republican leader has supported about $500 billion in new aid spending and said he prefers a smaller, “targeted” relief bill. McConnell said he spoke with White House officials about what President Donald Trump would sign into law.

His proposal also includes money for small businesses and child care and offers liability protections for businesses, among other things.

Before unveiling his plan, McConnell on Tuesday shot down a $908 billion stimulus compromise reached by a bipartisan group of House and Senate members. That plan offered a $300 weekly boost in benefits through March.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 1, 2020 in Washington.

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Meanwhile, Schumer, along with four other Democratic senators, introduced a bill on Tuesday that, relative to McConnell’s proposal, offers more benefits to the unemployed.

The Democrats would reinstate the $600 weekly boost for all unemployed workers through October 2021. Some workers would be able to collect the $600 subsidy until early January 2022, according to the proposal.  

The legislation — the American Worker Holiday Relief Act — would offer the benefit retroactively to weeks of joblessness dating to Sep. 5, 2020.

Further, the Senate Democrats would give self-employed, gig and other workers in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program up to 65 weeks of total benefits — almost double the current 39 weeks. They could get more if states still have high levels of unemployment.

The Democrats would also extend Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which is the CARES Act program offering extra weeks of state unemployment insurance.

Workers could get up to 39 weeks of PEUC benefits — more than the current 13 weeks. They’d be eligible for additional weeks in states where the three-month average unemployment rate is above 6.5% — up to 78 total weeks when the rate exceeds 8.5%.

Roughly 9 million workers are collecting benefits through the PUA program and 4.5 million through PEUC.

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Discovery+ starts streaming in the US on January 4th for $5 per month – Engadget

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Discovery+ starts streaming in the US on January 4th for $5 per month - Engadget

Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) will run a promo at the same time that offers a year of free Discovery+ to new and current wireless subscribers with a Play More or Get More Unlimited Plan, while those with Start and Do More Unlimited plans will get six months. Those with new 5G Home Internet or Fios gigabit plans will also get the full year, while other new Fios customers will get between three to six months.

The US service will lean heavily on Discovery’s TV catalog. There will be exclusives on launch, including American access to BBC nature documentaries, a “first look” at Magnolia Network material and the curated 90 Day Journey series. You’ll initially see much more conventional material, though, including Discovery channels like TLC, Food Network and Animal Planet as well as content from A&E, History Channel and Lifetime.

Whether or not Discovery+ thrives isn’t certain. It may be what you’re looking for if you thrive on documentaries and reality TV. It’s more specialized than similarly-priced services like NBCUniversal’s Peacock, however, and its channels don’t have quite as much cachet as Disney+ brands like Star Wars and Marvel. This could make the most sense if you mainly subscribe to cable for your fix of nature, home improvement and cooking shows — otherwise, it’s yet another streaming service competing for your attention.

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WHO updates coronavirus face mask guidance, says face shields are inferior alternative – Fox News

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WHO updates coronavirus face mask guidance, says face shields are inferior alternative - Fox News

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an update to coronavirus mask-wearing guidance for the first time in nearly six months. In the update, the health agency advises wearing a mask as part of “a comprehensive package of prevention and control measures” to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“A mask alone, even when used correctly, is insufficient to provide adequate protection or source control,” the Dec. 1 guidelines said. “Other infection prevention and control (IPC) measures include hand hygiene, physical distancing of at least 1 metre, avoidance of touching one’s face, respiratory etiquette, adequate ventilation in indoor settings, testing, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation.”

A meter is equivalent to about 3 feet.

The agency further stated that depending on the type of mask used, it can “be used either for protection of health persons or to prevent onward transmission (source control).” WHO recommends that anyone with suspected or confirmed coronavirus wear the mask while in the presence of others and that proper use, storage, cleaning and disposal are essential to effectiveness.

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In public, the agency advises using a risk-based approach regarding the use of masks.

“In areas of known or suspected community or cluster SARS-CoV-2 transmission: WHO advises that the general public should wear a non-medical mask in indoor shared workplaces, schools, or outdoor settings where physical distancing of at least 1 metre cannot be maintained,” the guidelines stated. “If indoors, unless ventilation has been assessed to be adequate, WHO advises that the general public should wear a non-medical mask, regardless of whether physical distancing of at least 1 metre can be maintained.”

Regarding children, the agency advised against mask use in those under 5 years of age. Many states in the U.S. have recommended mask use in children over age 2.

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“Children aged up to 5 years should not wear masks for source control,” WHO’s guidelines state. “For children between 6 and 11 years of age, a risk-based approach should be applied to the decision to use a mask; factors to be considered in the risk-based approach include intensity of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, child’s capacity to comply with the appropriate use of masks and availability of appropriate adult supervision, local social and cultural environment, and specific settings such as households with elderly relatives, or schools.”

The agency noted that information regarding transmission of coronavirus constantly evolving based on new studies and data made available, and as such, guidelines have to be revised and updated.

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WHO was also careful to note that face shields, at present, are not considered to be equivalent to masks with respect to respiratory droplet protection or source control. In situations where a mask is not available or there is difficulty wearing a face mask, it may prove to be an inferior alternative.

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Photographer, model arrested by Egyptian police following photo shoot at ancient site – Fox News

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Photographer, model arrested by Egyptian police following photo shoot at ancient site - Fox News

A photographer and his muse were detained by Egyptian police after staging a photo shoot at Saqqara necropolis last week.

Photographer Houssam Mohammad and dancer and model Salma al-Shimi were reportedly arrested on Monday following what local media outlets called a “proactive and offensive” shoot, which saw Shimi posing in front of the stepped Pyramid of Djoser wearing an Egyptian-inspired, though not authentic, outfit.

The photographer and model had staged the photoshoot on Monday at the stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara.

The photographer and model had staged the photoshoot on Monday at the stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara.
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Prior to his arrest, Mohammad reportedly admitted that Shimi, who has more than 81,000 followers on Instagram, had initially worn a robe when entering the ancient archaeological site, but removed it when it came time for the shoot. He also said that several employees watched him and Shimi during the photo shoot, and not once did they request the two stop, according to the Middle East Eye.

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Shimi, however, had told a prosecutor that she was unaware that her actions violated any regulations, and instead argued that she was planning to use her photographs to promote tourism.

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Shimi, too, had briefly removed the photos from her personal Instagram account, according to The Guardian, although they appear to have been re-posted since that time. A short video from the day of the shoot is also still visible on her TikTok account.

The two were released on bail on Tuesday, pending the results of an investigation, the Middle East Eye reported.

Social media users in Egypt, meanwhile, had mixed reactions, with some admonishing the pair and others wondering how, exactly, her actions differed significantly from those of fashion models or tourists snapping photos.

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Despite this, Mostafa Waziri, the secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, reiterated to an Egyptian news outlet that anyone caught “disrespecting” the sites would face repercussions.

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Live updates: Biden to hold roundtable with workers; Trump draws rebukes for questioning election integrity – The Washington Post

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Live updates: Biden to hold roundtable with workers; Trump draws rebukes for questioning election integrity - The Washington Post

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