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World Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

00:18  27 december  2021
00:18  27 december  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

Cowboys news: Giants sign Jaylon Smith and expect him to play this Sunday

  Cowboys news: Giants sign Jaylon Smith and expect him to play this Sunday Check out today’s latest and greatest news surrounding America’s team!The Cowboys are set for a reunion with linebacker Jaylon Smith this weekend, but he’ll be wearing a different uniform this time.

Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist, dies at 90

Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died. He was 90. An uncompromising foe of apartheid — South Africa’s brutal regime of oppression against the Black majority — Tutu worked tirelessly, though non-violently, for its downfall. The buoyant, blunt-spoken clergyman used his pulpit as the first Black bishop of Johannesburg and later Archbishop of Cape Town as well as frequent public demonstrations to galvanize public opinion against racial inequity both at home and globally. Tutu's death on Sunday “is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa,” said South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in a statement.

Tomorrow belongs us (TF1): Children Moreno back home for the biggest ... Displaim of Charlie!

 Tomorrow belongs us (TF1): Children Moreno back home for the biggest ... Displaim of Charlie! © Capture TF1 Tomorrow belongs us (TF1): Children Moreno back home for the biggest ... Display of Charlie! In tomorrow belongs to us, the end-of-year holidays are an opportunity to see some characters come back.

Flight cancellation woes continue through Christmas weekend

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More than 4,000 flights were delayed or canceled Christmas Day as days of scheduling nightmares left holiday travelers scrambling for transportation. Delta, United and JetBlue have all blamed the omicron variant for staffing problems leading to flight cancellations in recent days. United spokesperson Maddie King said it was unclear when normal operations would return. Flight delays and cancellations have been a recurring theme this year as airlines have ramped up schedules. Thousands of workers were driven from the industry last year when air travel collapsed, and staffing has not kept up with the resurgence in demand for flights. And the holiday travel woes are far from over: More than 1,000 flights were delayed across the nation Sunday and 600 canceled. More than 700 Monday flights already have been canceled, too.

Sevilla's defensive holding stand: barça is not over a 1: 1

 Sevilla's defensive holding stand: barça is not over a 1: 1 The FC Barcelona separated in the catch-up game of La League with 1: 1 from FC Seville. The Bluegranana were over long distances the better team, but despite the overpayment in the final phase, it was enough for the table seconds only to a draw. Seville can not really close the gap to Real Madrid. © Imago Images / Agencia EFE No winner in the rain Seville: The FC Seville and the FC Barcelona separated 1: 1.

  • 'Current hold time is 2 hours and 43 minutes': Christmas flight cancellations send travelers scrambling.
  • 'I just want to hug my grandparents': US flight cancellation woes continue through Christmas weekend.
Travelers make their way though the security screening as they arrive for their flights out of Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. © CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN Travelers make their way though the security screening as they arrive for their flights out of Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

Real quick

  • Amy Schneider makes 'Jeopardy!' history with fourth-highest winnings in regular season play.
  • Police: Father, 2 sons died Christmas morning in Pennsylvania house fire that likely started in tree.
  • NASA's James Webb telescope launches from South America early Saturday, starting a nail-biting mission to peer into the universe's 13.8 billion-year history.
  • Kim Potter was sent directly to prison after guilty verdict. How much time does she face?
  • Backcountry skier dies in Christmas Eve avalanche in Colorado.
  • Harris: US won't be ‘role model’ of democracy if voting rights legislation isn’t passed.

Fauci expects daily COVID-19 infections to rise 'much higher'

Dr. Anthony Fauci Sunday said the "extraordinarily contagious" omicron variant will continue to drive daily coronavirus infections higher across the nation. "Every day it goes up and up. The last weekly average was about 150,000 (per day) and it likely will go much higher," Fauci said on ABC's "This Week." President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser warned that while studies show omicron is less severe in terms of hospitalizations, he said that more cases could still lead to overwhelmed hospitals. And he defended the administration's efforts to provide more tests amid a shortage. He said wished he had thought about ordering 500 million at-home tests two months ago. "I think things will improve greatly as we get into January," he said. "But that doesn't help us today and tomorrow."

Camellia Bowl 2021: Ball State vs Georgia State - Fearless Leader Picks and Best Bets

  Camellia Bowl 2021: Ball State vs Georgia State - Fearless Leader Picks and Best Bets Because there’s more to the game than the gameIt’s a fact of life that we all have a budget (except for you, Elon, and free to send over that custom MACtion Tesla). So, rather than be all willy nilly reckless with the virtual bucks, Fearless leader is going to be placing no more than $250 on each game and tracking the results the following day. Call it a heat check, call it accountability, call it an archived cold take for when it doesn’t go as planned. Thanks to math, you can scale that for your budget. Only went to risk $25 per game, divide the pick amounts by 10. And so on and so forth.

  • Test positive for COVID-19? Here’s what you should know about omicron this holiday season.

Aaron Rodgers surpasses Brett Favre's record for career-passing touchdowns

Aaron Rodgers made a little history on Christmas. The Green Bay Packers quarterback became the franchise's all-time touchdown pass leader with an 11-yard throw to Allen Lazard in the first quarter Saturday against the Cleveland Browns. It was Rodgers' 443rd touchdown pass of his career — one more than Brett Favre. Rodgers tied Favre's record with three touchdown passes last week in Baltimore. The quarterback was swarmed by his offensive linemen immediately after the score. Center Lucas Patrick lifted Rodgers in the air and carried him. Before the extra point that gave the Packers a 7-6 lead, the kicking unit paused as fans serenaded Rodgers with “MVP” chants.

  • 'A moment I'll never forget': Aaron Rodgers savors record-setting moment — and the play that produced it.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is lifted up by guard Lucas Patrick after setting the franchise record for most passing touchdowns. © Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is lifted up by guard Lucas Patrick after setting the franchise record for most passing touchdowns.

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