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Elon Musk is now tied with Bill Gates as world’s second richest man

Elon Musk’s rocket-like climb up the ranking of the world’s richest men continues. The Tesla CEO’s net worth soared on Monday as shares of his electric automaker hit a record high, boosting his net worth to $127.9 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index, which tracks the world’s 500 wealthiest people. For a couple of…MORE

San Francisco officer is charged with on-duty homicide. The DA says it’s a first

A former San Francisco Police officer was charged with homicide Monday in connection with a 2017 on-duty shooting. The city’s district attorney’s office said in a news release that it believes this is the first time a city law enforcement officer has been charged with an on-duty homicide. Former San Francisco officer Chris Samayoa is…MORE

Navajo Nation faces devastating loss from Covid-19 pandemic

A thick cloud of dust kicks up behind cars as they meander down a rugged dirt road into town. The bone-shaking journey to Pinon, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation is a long one filled with sharp bumps and deep potholes. Much like the drive into Pinon, the Navajo Nation’s struggles with the coronavirus have been…MORE

David Dinkins, NYC’s first African American mayor, dies at 93

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city’s first African American mayor, has died at age 93. Dinkins died Monday evening at his residence on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) told CNN. The department had received a call from Dinkins’s residence regarding an unconscious person having…MORE

‘Dancing with the Stars’ crowns a new champ

One celebrity dancer has a new Mirrorball Trophy headed for their mantel. “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday crowned “Bachelor” alum Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev the new champions. Bristowe and her partner performed a repeat of their Argentine Tango to “Toxic” by Britney Spears and another dance to “Sparkling Diamonds” from “Moulin Rouge” on…MORE

Here’s what resources Biden’s team gets now that the formal transition is underway

Here’s what resources Biden’s team gets now that the formal transition is underway

When the General Services Administration informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, it released a slew of resources for his team to access in the coming weeks, including nearly $6.3 million. The now-available resources are enumerated in a “memorandum of understanding” between Biden and…MORE