First Major Snow Storm Coming to DC area on Monday

A wintry mix is in the forecast for Monday, as the weather gets colder over the weekend. However, there will not be accumulation of snow due to atmospheric conditions being too cold.

The weekend is forecasted to be significantly colder than the previous week, with wind chills in the 20s and 30s on Saturday, but with wind chills in the 40s on Sunday.

The current forecast is showing that the wintry mix conditions might extend to early Tuesday.

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Highlight of the Inauguration: Bernie Sanders’ winter coat and mittens

During the 46th inauguration, a familiar figure with a familiar coat stood, social distancing and with mittens with white and brown patterns. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont’s bundled up photo went viral almost immediately.

Many people captioned something along the line of warmth or the “this could have been done via e-mail” line, and his photo was photoshopped into many different photos for a meme.

In fact, those on Twitter were busier talking about Bernie Sanders than Pres. Biden.

The winter coat he was seen wearing is the same coat he was wearing for his infamous “I am once again asking…” campaign video in 2020.

Sen. Sanders defended his choice, citing that those in Vermont dresses for warmth, and that if everyone is talking about what their politicians are wearing, they are not focusing on what is truly important.

In the meantime, now ex-President Trump left the White House on the morning of the 20th by helicopter prior to the Inauguration.

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Unseasonably Dry and Warm weather causes Wildfire in CA

Several wildfires occurring on Northern California on Tuesday were most likely due to powerful winds, warm and dry vegetation in the middle of winter according to Weather.com.

More than 270,000 homes and businesses were out of power and about 1,250 people had to evacuate from Santa Cruz County. These wildfires have already consumed more than 200 acres off State Road 166 in the Wind Wolves Preserve, about 95 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the Kern County Fire Department stated.

National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for Los Angeles, Ventura Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties through Tuesday night. Yosemite National Park is closed due to downed trees and power lines.

RV travelers moved out from their temporary settles where they parked at the camping sites, and temporary evacuation center was set up at Corralitos Community Church. Several trailer-trucks toppled over in the high winds in the road sides.

As variant Coronavirus began its spread in the US, and with a current death toll of nearly 400,000 in U.S., these unexpected and unseasonable fires bring more unbearable situations that people can’t avoid.

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Man will pay $70 million for permission to search for bitcoin

A British man accidentally threw away a hard drive loaded with bitcoin into the trash. As such, he has offered more than $70 million if the local authority will allow him to excavate the landfill site. The IT worker James Howells had a digital store of 7,500 bitcoins which he had mined 4 years prior when it held little value. However, when the bitcoin went up in value, he realized he had mistakenly thrown out the hard drive out with the trash.

Therefore, he has approached the Wales’ Newport City Council to ask for permission to dig a specific section of the landfill site where he thinks the hard drive ended up. He plans to pay a quarter of the current value of the bitcoin, which is $70 million.

At the moment, a single bitcoin is trading around $37,000.

The Council however, has reported that it is not allowed to permit the excavation, as it is not possible under the licensing permit, and the excavation would have a huge environmental impact on the surrounding area; in fact, just digging up the landfill, storing, and treating the waste could cost significant amount.

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GameStop Stock Soaring high in the midst of Pandemic

According to Yahoo Finance, GameStop shares saw an increase of 57% on Wednesday. This skyrocketed price was influenced by new board members from RC Venture as well as the game market in Holiday season. Wall Street had a big momentum with over the 50% gains of the share.

Young adults and teens eagerly gobbled up the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles upon release. Some computer gamers found that their games were not in stock due to increased demand during the pandemic.

It seems that under the pandemic, consumer trends have changed and have skewed to release their stresses first using forms of entertainment: such as PJs and video games over office clothing, and finding ways to talk to people playing video games. This make more sense to them.

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USA Requires Coronavirus Negative Documentations for Entry

Before departure to fly to US, foreigners should carry their coronavirus negative test result and proof documents from health care providers or public health officials.

According to a new federal policy, this will impact travelers who are heading to US from Jan. 26, 2021.

The new policy requires all air passengers, who should have test result from health care provider or public health official within three days before their departure to US.

If the traveler had a positive test result in the past, but the traveler no longer has symptoms then the passenger should have the positive testing result and a letter from a health care provider or a public health official stating that the traveler has been cleared for travel.

The C.D.C currently recommends that all air travelers including those flying within the United States, get tested one to three days before travel, and three to five days after the trip is complete.

Last week, all Major U.S. Airlines required all passengers to get tested between the destinations. The Major U.S. Airlines are backing a policy and welcoming this policy to expect opening borders with reasonable and rational way.

However, the variant mutation virus from the U.K. is fast spreading and there has been at least 10 states in U.S. that have shown signs of this new strain, alarming all living in the U.S.

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6 Inmates Escape from California Prison on Saturday, STILL AT LARGE

The 6 inmates escaped the Merced County Jail on Saturday night, using bedsheets as makeshift rope and accessing a 20-foot night roof.

They were identified as Jorge Barron, 20, of Atwater, California; Gabriel Francis Coronado, 19, of Atwater; Manuel Allen Leon, 21, of Vallejo, California; Andres Nunez Rodriguez Jr., 21 of Planada, California; Fabian Cruz Roman, 22 of Los Banos, California; and Edgar Eduardo Ventura, 22 of Portland, Oregon.

All but one was charged with violent felonies, including murder, and they are considered to be armed and dangerous.

The county is working with local, state, and federal officials to track them down.

If anyone spots any of them, they should not be approached or engaged with; you can call: 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332) or you can visit US Marshals website.

A reward of up to $5,000 is offered per escapee for any information leading to their arrest.

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Day After the Riot, Trump Concedes

Early Thursday morning, Congress certified the Electoral College votes. This was delayed due to the riot caused by Pro-Trump rioters that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. After the results were announced, Pres. Trump publicly conceded the loss to Joe Biden and promised an orderly transition.

He called this the “end of the greatest first term.” There were no further statements.

The FBI is currently in the process of arresting and searching for those involved in the organization and perpetration of Wednesday’s run on the Capitol Hill.

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Trump Locked out of Twitter after “Proud Boys” storm the Capitol

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Twitter finally locked Pres. Trump’s Twitter account, preventing him from posting messages, after he published a string of inaccurate and inflammatory tweets during a protest turned riot in Washington, DC. The protesters stormed the US capitol in the early afternoon of January 6, 2021.

Twitter said it would lock Pres. Trump’s account for 12 hours and threatened to extend the ban if he did not erase his tweets inciting violence and rejection of election results.

His account may be permanently deleted if he continues violating Twitter’s policies by continuing his behaviors.

Twitter has made this decision based on the calculation that his current rhetoric was simply too violent and the risk of harm greater than keeping his account alive.

This move follows after the pro-Trump mob stormed the capitol building, which has led to several officers injured and one woman dead from a gunshot on Wednesday afternoon.

He has been consistently calling the election fraudulent since his loss in November.

Social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook had been under fire by people and Congress alike for their refusal to address “fake news” or inaccurate information. They had been reluctant, but with today’s violence, could no longer hide behind the privateness of their platforms.

That being said, those researching online movements have noted that such violence is the result of people operating in closed social media networks where many conspiracy theories can get out of hand with no fact check to quell the conspiracy theories.

Many Trump supporters continue to believe that violence was incited by the left wing rather than their own supporters that stormed the Capitol building, only adding fuel to the conspiracy fire.

That being said, once Trump leaves office, the social networks are freer to deal with Mr. Trump as they see fit. For example, Twitter has already released a statement that once Mr. Trump leaves office, he would be treated like any regular user; however, until January 21, the pressure continues.

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NASA says Mars now has the largest canyon in the solar system

Photo from NASA

The newest canyon found on Mars has overtaken any canyons on Earth for the largest canyon in the solar system. Named Valles Marineris Canyon, it slices along the Martian equator for about 2,500 miles and would reach from New York City to San Francisco. The deepest canyon floor is at about 7 miles deep, which is deep as some parts of the deepest parts of the Earth’s ocean.

The photos of the canyon was taken using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and although it is not yet clear as to how it formed, the European Space Agency seems to think that the largest portions cracked open billions of years ago, with the volcanic creation of the Tharsis bulge where Olympus Mons is located at.

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