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Jurgen Klopp confirms Joel Matip’s return from injury is imminent

Joel Matip has had an injury-hampered season with Liverpool so far (Picture: Getty Images)Joel Matip missed Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday through injury, but Jurgen Klopp expects the defender to be back in full training from Monday. The Cameroon international has not featured this month thanks to a groin injury. the latest in a string of minor problems that have kept him out of the Liverpool team this season. His last appearance came on 27 December in the 1-1 draw with West Brom, when he limped off on the hour-mark, replaced by Rhys Williams. There had been hope that the 29-year-old would return in time for the blockbuster encounter with the Red Devils this weekend, but he did not quite make it. The centre-back has been in training, but is not up to full ...

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Fourth victim dies from shooting spree

Marta Torres was shot inside this Evanston restaurant on Jan. 9. She died Saturday. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-TimesMarta Torres, 61, was shot in an Evanston IHOP. She died Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A 61-year-woman shot in an Evanston IHOP parking lot near the end of a shooting spree last weekend has died, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Marta Torres, 61, died at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Hospital. She is the fourth person killed by in a crime spree police say was committed by gunman Jason Nightengale, 32. Police said Nightengale shot seven people in Chicago and Evanston before he was killed by Evanston police officers Jan. 9. The current conditions of the other three people wounded could not be confirmed Sunday. Chica...

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Dad told son, 8, to shoot chicken with crossbow after tying it to tree

Peter McCauley tied a chicken to a tree and then instructed his eight-year-old son to shoot it with a crossbow (Picture: SWNS)A man tied a live chicken to a tree and then told his son, eight, to shoot it three times with a crossbow. Peter McCauley, 28, has been banned from keeping animals for five years after the RSPCA prosecuted him. He instructed his son to fire two bolts at the terrified animal and when they bounced off, he moved him closer to the target, Blackburn Magistrates’ Court heard. The third bolt shot went through the chicken’s neck before McCauley stepped forward and fired his own bolt which also went through the bird’s neck. McCauley, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, then pulled out both bolts while the chicken was still alive, the court heard. He was caught...

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California close to 3 million coronavirus cases

As hospitalizations continue to decline across the state, the number of new cases being recorded has dipped slightly as county health officials continue to fight the deadly coronavirus. According to data compiled by this news organization, California counties reported 32,904 new cases and 418 new deaths for a total of 2,951,682 cases and 33,391 deaths. The Bay Area had an about average day for the past week on Saturday as officials reported 4,628 new cases arose the nine-county area as well as 51 new deaths. The total number of cases stood at 334,505 in the Bay Area and 3,342 people have died from the virus. Contra Costa County recorded the third most deaths recorded since the start of the pandemic with 16 deaths reported for a total of 446 deaths. So far 51,573 people have tested positiv...

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Every single passenger on board 2 international flights to Canada informed that they were potentially exposed to COVID-19

Summary List PlacementTwo Air Transat flights had so many people on board infected with COVID-19 that all the passengers are now deemed to be at risk of catching the virus, the Toronto Sun reported. Flights TS663 AND TS665 — both taking passengers from Haiti to Montreal — were identified by Health Canada as flights with several confirmed coronavirus cases, the paper said. Now, passengers seated in "all rows" have been notified that they have potentially been exposed to the virus. The Canadian government's tracking system is used to notify passengers who have been potentially exposed to the virus. Usually, specific rows are identified and those seated there are advised to take the necessary precautions. On this occasion, however, passengers from "all rows" — the entirety of two planes —...

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First-term GOP Rep. Peter Meijer says he ‘may very well have’ ended his political career by voting to impeach Trump

Summary List PlacementGOP Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan, who has been in office for less than a month, said on Sunday that he might have ended his political future by voting to impeach President Donald Trump. During an appearance on ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked Meijer if he potentially damaged his career beyond repair in joining nine of his Republican colleagues in voting to remove a president from his own party from office. "I may very well have," Meijer said. "But I think it's also important that we have elected leaders who are not thinking solely about what's in their individual self-interest, not what is going to be politically expedient, but what we actually need for the country." Read More: Mitch McConnell is telling GOP senators their decision on a Trump i...

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When confronted with Islamophobia head on, I chose to react calmly

Religious ignorance is all too common nowadays (Picture: Tolga Akmen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)While volunteering on the Islamic Society’s stall during my university’s Freshers’ week a few years ago, I noticed a middle-aged man dawdling through the courtyard. I could already see the frown lines forming on his face as he approached the stall. He picked up a leaflet from the table and feigned interest as he flicked through the glossy pages. After a few seconds of awkward stares, he mustered up the courage to utter a few words: ‘What do you think of Osama Bin Laden?’ I let out a weak laugh. I had to admire his audacity. ‘I guess I thought he was a bad man?’ I responded. He shot back that someone else told him they believed the late terrorist group leader was their ‘brother in Islam

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Jamie Lynn Spears insists she ‘didn’t run over any cats’ as she clarifies Tesla rant and insists car company is ‘not to be blamed’

Jamie Lynn Spears forced to clarify ‘secret cat killer Tesla’ rant (Picture: Instagram)Jamie Lynn Spears has been forced to clarify comments she made while ranting about Tesla being a ‘secret cat killer’. The Zoey 101 actress, 29, was seen venting her frustrations over the electric car company, founded by Elon Musk – who was recently named the richest person in the world – and losing a number of her cats. Jamie left fans concerned as she called the car-make a ‘secret cat killer’ and suggested improvements be made to the vehicle to improve the safety of animals. ‘I know there’s much bigger things going on in the world right now, but somebody’s got to let Elon Musk know that the Tesla is a secret cat killer and it’s a problem that we really got to fix,’ she said. ‘We have now

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Low-maintenance plants you’ll struggle to kill

People are looking to have better access to greenery (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)It’s no secret that having access to green spaces boosts mental wellbeing, but research shows that one in eight households in Great Britain have no access to a private or a shared garden. So it makes sense that as people are forced to spend more time indoors there’s been an increase in Brits looking for rented properties that have access to a garden and outdoor facilities – letting management platform Mashroom put it at a 455% increase. But if you’re stuck in a contract or don’t have the means to access a property with a garden, you can still benefit from bringing the outdoors in with the addition of houseplants. In fact, Google search data suggests that people have been looking to buy indoor...

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Sam Esmail’s Idea for Releasing New ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Is Unlike Anything Else on TV

With NBC’s streaming service Peacock running smoothly for the last several months, many have wondered about the big projects it announced back when it was starting out. One of them was an ambitious retread of the popular science-fiction series “Battlestar Galactica,” to be produced by “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail. In a recent interview with Collider, Esmail gave some insight into how he plans to approach the series. He said he specifically reached out to Ronald D. Moore, the helmer of the 2004 reboot of “Battlestar” that became a groundbreaking show in its own right, in order to secure his blessing. “I spoke to him before I even took on the project to make sure that it’s all kosher with him, because the last thing I want to do is step on his toes, and the one thing we both agreed on is

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The Crown writer Peter Morgan ‘now dating Jemima Khan’ after splitting from Gillian Anderson

The Crown writer Peter Morgan ‘now dating Jemima Khan’ after Gillian Anderson split (Picture: Rex)The Crown writer Peter Morgan has reportedly moved on from his split with ex Gillian Anderson and is now dating Jemima Khan. According to reports, friends of Morgan, 57, and Khan, 46, claim they have been an item since the beginning of this year and are now living together. It comes just a month after news surfaced of Anderson, 52, splitting from Morgan after four years together in December. Insiders told the Mail On Sunday of Morgan’s new relationship: ‘[Morgan and Khan] have been seeing each other happily since the New Year. ‘They are old friends and are now in what they call a legit support bubble.’ Khan was previously married to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan for n...

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Governor’s brother-in-law arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Bay City News Service ROSS — Joshua Irwin Schiller, Gov. Newsom’s brother-in-law, was arrested Wednesday night in Ross for alleged domestic violence, police officials said. Ross police officers responded shortly before 11 p.m. to a disturbance at a residence. Upon speaking with the residents and investigating the disturbance, responding officers determined Schiller had allegedly committed an act of domestic violence against his spouse/cohabitant. According to police, the victim had visible injuries that were minor in nature and did not require immediate medical treatment. Schiller was arrested and booked at Marin County Jail on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. Schiller, 40 years old, is a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner law firm, which is based in New Y...

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Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil confirms he is travelling to Istanbul on Sunday night to sign for Fenerbahce

The German says a deal is imminent and he will leave Arsenal shortly (Picture: Getty Images)Mesut Ozil has confirmed he will join Fenerbahce imminently and has been granted permission by Arsenal to travel to Turkey on Sunday night to complete the move. The World Cup winner – who is Arsenal’s highest earner on £350,000-a-week – has not played for the Gunners since March of last year after being frozen out by manager Mikel Arteta. For a long time it appeared as though he would see out his contract, which expires in the summer, and leave on a free transfer but Fenerbahce have convinced him to leave north London this month. It is 10 months since Ozil last kicked a ball in an Arsenal shirt (Picture: Getty Images)Although there are still some details to be ironed out, Ozil has confir...

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We’re freelancers who relocated to a tiny town in Maine during the pandemic. Here’s how we earned over $150,000 in 2020 while raising our toddler and enjoying local adventures.

Summary List PlacementIn 2019, after saving up for several years and setting aside $36,000 for our world travels, my husband, toddler, and I managed to visit 12 countries together, all while working remotely.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're no longer traveling globally and our daily routine looks a lot different. Still, the lessons we learned from running our own businesses as freelancers, caring for a young child, and exploring the world have stuck with us, so we've found new ways to make the most of our surroundings We moved to Maine in summer 2020 to help my parents with their expenses after my dad lost his job at the start of the pandemic, get extra help with childcare, and have a safe place to isolate and work remotely. The area we live in is relatively new to us and even whil...

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John Higgins edges ahead of Yan Bingtao in tight Masters final

John Higgins is in control of the Masters final (Picture: Getty Images)John Higgins is taking a 5-3 lead into the second session of the Masters final over underdog Yan Bingtao, with the pair returning at 7pm to complete their race to 10 frames. The four-time world champion is living up to his tag as pre-match favourite, but it has been an edgy contest so far, with neither man at their best. The 20-year-old seemed to have settled brilliantly, knocking in a superb long red and making a 66 in the opening frame, but he couldn’t keep that standard up. The Scot began to find his rhythm and made breaks of 63 and 98 in consecutive frames to take the lead for the first time in the fifth frame, before pinching the next to go 4-2 up. The Chinese stopped the rot with a 97 of his own, but...

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The Florida data scientist who claims she was fired by the health department for refusing to alter COVID-19 data said she’ll turn herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest

Summary List PlacementIn a lengthy Twitter thread Saturday, Rebekah Jones, the data scientist who said she was fired in May by the Florida Department of Health for refusing to alter COVID-19 data, said she was turning herself into authorities Sunday after they last week issued a warrant for her arrest. The arrest warrant came about a month after authorities raided Jones' Florida home and it's not clear with what crime Florida officials plan to charge. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement did not immediately return Insider's request for comment Sunday.  An FDLE spokesperson told the told Florida Today the agency would be able to share more information about Jones' case once she was arrested. In another tweet, Jones said a law enforcement official told her lawyer that she could face ...

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