Lawmakers push pandemic probe modeled on 9/11 Commission

“We all understand there’s more work to do if we are to fully recognize the lessons of this pandemic,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who chairs the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and stressed the need for an independent, bipartisan approach. “When this committee started hosting briefings and hearings on covid-19, I never … Read more

Without sending troops, the U.S. wages ‘hybrid warfare’ against Russia : NPR

The Russian military’s chief of general staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov (right), speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin last December in Moscow. Back in 2013, Gerasimov was the first Russian military official to talk about ‘hybrid warfare.’ The US and NATO have not sent troops into Ukraine, but are seeking to counter Russia through a variety … Read more

Overwatch March 15 live patch notes: Horizon Lunar Colony, Paris removed from quick play

If you’re one of the thousands of players who have immediately bailed on a match of overwatch quick play after seeing “Paris” pop up on your screen, today’s live patch is catered directly to you. The small-but-mighty March 15 live patch brings the Shanghai Dragons’ championship skin, Zhulong Sombra, to players and focuses on bug … Read more

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff tests positive for Covid-19

“Earlier today, the Second Gentleman tested positive for Covid-19,” said Sabrina Singh, deputy press secretary for Vice President Kamala Harris. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Vice President will not participate in tonight’s event. The Vice President tested negative for Covid-19 today and will continue to test.” Emhoff’s positive test is the first known … Read more

Fed in focus: gold price gets pulled closer to $1,900, here’s what to expect next

(Kitco News) The extremely volatile commodity sector continues to weigh on gold as markets shift their focus to the Federal Reserve’s expected 25 basis rate hike on Wednesday. At one point, gold lost $50 on Tuesday as oil prices and other raw commodities tumbled. Oil fell below $100, with West Texas Intermediate … Read more