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Cook County court employee test positive for COVID-19

By Sun-Times Wire
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The Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California. | Sun-Times file The employee works in the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. An employee of Cook County’s Office of the Chief Judge tested positive for the coronavirus, raising the total number of employees with positive tests to 253. The employee works in the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, the chief judge’s office said Friday in a statement. A new resident at the detention center who had already been released also tested positive. In addition to the 253 employees who tested positive for the coronavirus, 19 judges have also tested positive since the start of the pandemic, […]Read more >
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Indonesian volcano spews hot clouds

By Associated Press
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This handout photo taken and released on January 16, 2021 by the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) shows Mount Semeru spewing ash during an eruption in Lumajang, East Java. | AFP photo/Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) The volcano spewed hot ash for 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) in early December, triggering panic among villagers. JAKARTA, Indonesia — Mount Semeru, the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java, spewed hot clouds as far away as 4.5 kilometers (nearly 3 miles) on Saturday. There were no immediate evacuations, but the National Disaster Mitigation Agency […]Read more >

Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans

By Associated Press
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  • WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday filled out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire to return to a more traditional foreign policy after four years of uncertainty and unpredictability under President Donald Trump.
  • Biden will nominate Wendy Sherman as deputy secretary of state and Victoria Nuland as undersecretary of state for political affairs — the second- and third-highest ranking posts, respectively.
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