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Stevie Wonder calls on Biden and Kamala to establish a 'Truth Commission' to investigate racial inequality and says he's 'sickened by politicians trying to find an easy solution to a 400-year problem'

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Stevie Wonder is urging the incoming Biden administration to form a national 'Truth Commission' to investigate racial inequality in America.  The music legend, 70, made the request in a video message posted to his Twitter account on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, saying he is 'sick politicians trying to find an easy solution to a 400-year problem'. Speaking directly to the late Dr. King, Wonder stated: For 35 years, we've had a national holiday honoring your birthday and principles, and you would not believe the lack of progress. It makes me physically sick.  'I am sick of some people using God as a convenience rather than a commitment. I am sick of lies and deceit that dominate our reality. I am sick that truth is struggling to be heard and defended'. Wonder then stated: 'I'm calling upon President Biden and Vice President Harris to launch a formal government investigation to establish the truth of inequality in this country'.  Neither Biden or Har

Britain builds another overflow morgue: Hampshire is SEVENTH county to need extra space for storing bodies as Covid death count continues to rise

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The seventh temporary mortuary has been set up in Britain to cope with the 'significant pressures' created by the number of coronavirus deaths.  An overflow mortuary is being set up in Winklebury, Basingstoke, Hampshire to provide extra capacity amid the ongoing pandemic.   The new facility will become operational on Thursday to support the four major NHS hospital mortuaries across the county.  Hampshire Council said the newly-built facility acted as a 'sad and strong reminder' of how the pandemic is affecting thousands of lives as he urged people to follow Covid-19 rules.   It comes as Britain announced a record 1,610 new Covid deaths in the country's deadliest day of the pandemic so far. An overflow mortuary is being set up in Winklebury, Basingstoke, Hampshire to provide extra capacity amid the ongoing pandemic (pictured: general view of the unused retail site which will be used) It's the third time in 2021 that Britain has recorded a record number of daily f

Nicola Sturgeon EXTENDS Scottish lockdown until mid-February - amid fears brutal curbs will need to stay in England past March even if vaccine drive goes well

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Nicola Sturgeon today declared that lockdown in Scotland will be extended to mid-February despite signs cases have flattened off. Dashing hopes of a loosening from the end of this month, the First Minister said she was being 'cautious' and more evidence was needed that the outbreak was on a 'downward trajectory'. The announcement came amid fears the brutal curbs in England will need to stay in place past March, with Boris Johnson saying the situation remains 'serious' despite infections dropping off and progress on vaccinations.  There are claims that ministers are braced for the national lockdown to stay until the beginning of April even if the innoculation drive goes without a hitch, while school chiefs have suggested that is the most realistic timetable for getting children back in classrooms.     The whole Scottish mainland and several islands have been under tough restrictions since early January, with schools closed and a 'stay at home' message in

Parents of 611 children separated under Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy still cannot be located two years later - as Biden pledges task force to reunite families torn apart by immigration law

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A San Diego federal court filing revealed that lawyers still have not located the parents of 611 children who were separated from them in 2018 under President Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy. According to La OpiniĆ³n, the court document filed last Wednesday also indicated that the parents of 392 families had been deported to their native countries after they were separated from their sons and daughters by United States immigration agents in their botched attempts to illegally cross the Mexico-United States border. The filing was presented before U.S District Judge Dana Sabraw at the United States District Court for the Southern California and shows that at least 201 parents could be living in the United States at the moment. The litigation also indicates that the Trump Administration does not know the whereabouts of at least 18 children who were taken away from their parents at the souther international border crossing President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn in a

Man, 23, is arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner, 74, was stabbed to death in south-east London

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A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was stabbed to death in south-east London. The Metropolitan Police said it was called to a residential address in West Park, Greenwich, at midday on Tuesday to reports of an injured man. A 74-year-old was found with a knife wound and died at the scene shortly before 12.30pm. A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was stabbed to death in south-east London The Metropolitan Police said it was called to a residential address in West Park, Greenwich, at midday on Tuesday to reports of an injured man A 74-year-old was found with a knife wound and died at the scene shortly before 12.30pm Police said the 23-year-old arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder was known to the pensioner The suspect was taken to a south London police station and remains in custody, police said A crime scene remains in place outside the property in Greenwich, south-east London tonight Police said th

Cuomo offers 'peanuts' to restaurants and theaters in $130 million rescue plan, with NYC restaurant wage bills alone clocking in at $10.7 BILLION: 'Here's a way to support restaurants and theaters - open them!'

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faced backlash on Tuesday after revealing a proposal for a $130million recovery program for restaurants, the arts and small businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. New Yorkers called out Cuomo for offering 'peanuts' after he closed indoor dining throughout the winter - while acknowledging that the main culprit of the coronavirus spread was gatherings in homes - and not bars and restaurants. It comes despite the restaurant industry alone paying $10.7billion in wages across New York City in 2019, according to the office of the State Comptroller.  Many hit back on social media, calling on the governor to 'open them' instead of forcing businesses to wait on credit that may not be approved for another three months - if accepted at all – and wouldn't come into effect until next year. Cuomo unveiled the state's Pandemic Recovery and Restart Program as part of an optimistic 2022 budget that relies on the state receiving a f

Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump 'PROVOKED' the MAGA riot and the 'mob was fed lies' in dramatic denunciation of president on the floor of the Senate

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Mitch McConnell denounced Donald Trump Tuesday, saying that the president was responsible for 'provoking' the MAGA mob who stormed the Capitol and murdered a police officer. 'The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people,' the majority leader said on the Senate floor. 'They tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like,' McConnell continued. 'But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation.' The dramatic and unprompted intervention by the man who will be Republicans' most senior leader when Trump leaves office came with less than 24 hours of his presidency remaining. Through sheer coincidence, Tuesday was Republican Ted Cruz's turn to preside over the Senate – so when McConnell addressed the 'president' he was talking directly to the Texas senator