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Onondaga County Yellow Zone Expands, Parts Transition To Orange Zones

Onondaga County’s yellow zone has expanded and parts of it have transitioned to an orange zone as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Most of the city of Syracuse in addition to parts of Dewitt, Lyncourt and Solvay are in the designated orange zone. Orange zone rules go into effect Wednesday, and includes the closure of high-risk, nonessential businesses such as salons and gyms.

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When it comes to the most enthralling rappers, there's no one like Busta Rhymes. At 19 years old, he famously made a scene-stealing guest appearance on A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario." A few years later, in 1996, he started releasing the string of solo albums and singles that made him world famous — not just for delivery and flow, but as a showman. The music video for "Gimme Some More," from 1998's E.L.E.

Pope Francis, never one to shy from controversy, wades boldly into the coronavirus debate with a new book in which he criticizes those who blame the virus on foreigners and people who protest church closings and mask mandates.

Onondaga County

Onondaga County’s yellow zone has expanded and parts of it have transitioned to an orange zone as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Most of the city of Syracuse in addition to parts of Dewitt, Lyncourt and Solvay are in the designated orange zone. Orange zone rules go into effect Wednesday, and includes the closure of high-risk, nonessential businesses such as salons and gyms.


A new form of ultra high-speed travel is moving a step closer to reality.  

Earlier this month, human passengers rode in a hyperloop train for the first time ever. The Virgin Hyperloop test run was on a 500-meter track north of Las Vegas with a passenger pod traveling inside an enclosed tube at more than 100 mph, though it could have reached much greater speeds. 

Now that the coronavirus pandemic has transformed Zoom from a corporate videoconferencing app into a ubiquitous tool for governments, schools, karaoke parties and even "Zoomsgiving" celebrations, the company is having to do the dicey work of deciding what is permitted on its platform.

And not everybody is allowed on it.

Updated at 8:21 p.m. ET

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted Monday to certify the state's election results after weeks of attempts by President Trump, the outgoing Republican nominee, to overturn his opponent's victory. Three members voted in favor of certification, and one abstained.

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People who suffered sexual abuse years or even decades ago might have thought their trauma has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.  But the law that opened a window for lawsuits for past crimes is still valid in New York State.  Now one survivor is trying to spread the word.

Even as President Trump continues to undermine the election results that made Joe Biden the president-elect, states have begun certifying their votes.

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Antony Blinken for the coveted secretary of state post.

Blinken, 58, has extensive foreign policy experience, serving as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser under President Barack Obama.

The Qualla Boundary is not technically a reservation, but everyone around here calls it one. The ancestral home of the Cherokee people sprawls across western North Carolina, a mountainous region thick with yellow birch and red maple forests, Dollar Generals, and ancient ceremonial mounds dating back to at least 1000 BCE. It's also home to first-time author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle.

"My Cherokee ancestors have been here, we would say, since the beginning of time," Clapsaddle says. "Other people would say over ten thousand years."

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