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  • With medical-grade surgical masks and N95 masks in extremely high demand for healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients, the CDC suggests that the general public not buy them in an effort to keep them in stock for people who need them most.

  • Instead, the CDC recommends that all people wear some sort of cloth face covering when in public

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Intruders crash Paris protest of law on use of police images

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people around France protested a proposed bill that could make it more difficult for witnesses to film police officers, with tensions quickly rising at the Paris march Saturday as intruders set fire to several cars, pillaged a bank and tossed objects at police.

The protest-crashers, who disrupted a similar demonstration a week ago, formed a barricade on a section of the march route in eastern Paris, temporarily blocking the march.

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Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

Washington – President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he’s drawing rebukes from activists who fear he’ll fall short on promises to build an administration that looks like the country it governs.

Of the nine major picks Biden has made so far, only two – Secretary of State choice Antony

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Biden aide seeks to ease concerns about Cabinet diversity

Aides to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is ‘of consequence’ to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE on Friday sought to soothe concerns among lawmakers and activist groups about the lack of diversity among the Biden-Harris administration’s major Cabinet picks thus far.

“The president-elect certainly understands and hears and welcomes the voices that are pushing him on diversity. That

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA proposes reapproving uses of pesticide linked to brain damage in children | Hispanic caucus unhappy with transition team treatment of Lujan Grisham | Schwarzenegger backs Nichols to lead EPA

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Pandemic-induced furniture shortage drives up demand for pre-furnished homes

The pandemic-induced furniture shortage is driving demand for pre-furnished homes.

While lockdowns forced Americans to spend more time at home, many used it as an opportunity to redecorate, fueling the online hunt for house decor and stretching furniture supply chains thin.

“People wanted to fix up their homes, create home offices, which created a huge surge

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Christmas gift ideas to brighten everyone’s day in 2020

A one-stop-shop of the best interiors gifts that will make everyone’s Christmas this year

Advent is upon us and it’s the time to spend special days, hunkered down in front of a warm fire, enjoying all the traditions of the season. To help you show your loved ones how much you care, and bring some beautifully-designed joy to their own abodes, we have created a special edit of Next Home items that will delight

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Stylist and art director Sara Bird on bringing soul to your home

Sara Bird, a stylist, art director and co-author of “Home for the Soul: Sustainable and Thoughtful Decorating and Design,” joined Washington Post staff writer Jura Koncius recently for an online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

Q: What kinds of things do you like to do around holiday decorating to make it even more special?

A: Holiday decorating means we have more time to spend being creative. You can start a scheme from scratch or

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Macron Seeks an Enlightened Islam

Emmanuel Macron has resolved to be the president who finally eases tensions over France’s young and growing Muslim population. Every president since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing in the 1970s has resolved to do that. None succeeded, and the stakes have risen with each failure.

On Oct. 16, a Chechen-born 18-year-old living west of Paris decapitated the schoolteacher Samuel Paty, who had lately shown cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad to junior-high-age kids in a civics class on

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Preparing your home for winter

Ken Calverley and Chuck Breidenstein, Special to The Detroit News
Published 5:48 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020 | Updated 7:12 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020

This is the season of the snowbirds, that time of year when countless “northerners” close up their homes and head for warmer climates in the south.

While the snowbirds are assured of sun and moderate temperatures, what about the home they left behind? What can they do to make sure

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Hispanic Lawmakers Voice Their Disappointment Over Biden Cabinet Picks So Far

Some Hispanic members of Congress are becoming increasingly testy about what they see as a lack of Latino representation in President-elect Joe Biden’s list of Cabinet and White House nominees, especially after the apparent snubbing of the nation’s only Latina governor for a key post. 

During a call between transition leaders and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday, Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) confronted incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain and

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Hispanic caucus unhappy with transition team treatment of Lujan Grisham

Hispanic groups and lawmakers expressed surprise and some anger Thursday at how New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamLujan Grisham turned down Interior post, says transition source Rhode Island governor reportedly a finalist to be Biden’s Health secretary Overnight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases MORE (D) has

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France to investigate 76 mosques suspected of ‘separatism’ in ‘unprecedented’ crackdown on Islamist extremists

France's response to terror attacks perpetrated by Muslims caused outrage in many Islamic countries (file photo) - FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images
France’s response to terror attacks perpetrated by Muslims caused outrage in many Islamic countries (file photo) – FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images

France’s embattled interior minister on Thursday announced raids on dozens of mosques suspected of Islamist extremism following Emmanuel Macron’s pledge to fight “separatism” in the wake of terror attacks.

Gérald Darmanin said 76 mosques out of the more than 2,600 Muslim places of worship had been flagged as possible threats to French Republican

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump admin to sell oil leases at Arctic wildlife refuge before Biden takes office |Trump administration approves controversial oil testing method in Gulf of Mexico | Rep. Scott wins House Agriculture Committee gavel

HAPPY THURSDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin.

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Progressives urge Haaland for Interior as short list grows

A coalition of more than 100 left-leaning environmental and social justice groups are pushing President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenLawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list GOP lawmaker blasts incoming freshman over allegations of presidential voter fraud Haaland has competition to be first Native American to lead Interior  MORE to pick Rep. Deb HaalandDebra HaalandHaaland has competition to be first Native American to lead Interior  Lujan Grisham turned down Interior post,

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Trump To Sell Arctic Refuge Oil Leases 2 Weeks Before Biden Inauguration

The Trump administration will sell off rights to drill for oil in Alaska’s pristine and fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge just days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The 11th-hour lease sale is slated for Jan. 6, the Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday. That’s exactly two weeks before Biden, who has pledged to protect the vast wilderness area, assumes office.

“Oil and gas from the Coastal Plain is an important resource for meeting our

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How This Mom and Serial Entrepreneur Became a Renowned Kids’ Space Designer

Real Moms, Real Money – Vanessa Antonelli

Vanessa Antonelli never intended to be a designer, but after expanding her e-commerce platform to include a children’s line, her customers quickly began to seek her design picks. Now as a mom of two, Antonelli helps clients raise families in style.

Before Vanessa Antonelli had her son Nixon, 9, and daughter Everlee, 5, and was running a successful interior design business, she was learning what it means to

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Dress up your door this festive season

<p>We tested them on the quality and style of the arrangements, how long the real ones last and most important of all, their festive factor</p> (The Independent/iStock)

We tested them on the quality and style of the arrangements, how long the real ones last and most important of all, their festive factor

(The Independent/iStock)

After the stresses and strains of the past nine months, it’s time to get excited about Christmas – and hanging a wreath on the door is the perfect way kickstart the festive spirit.

The tradition of decking our homes with greenery is as old as the hills.

The

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Biden Win Was ‘Best Thing’ That Could Happen For The Planet

In 1963, Interior Secretary Stewart Udall published “The Quiet Crisis,” a book detailing the threats facing the nation’s wildlife and natural resources at the time.

Nearly 60 years later, the planet is facing a rapidly worsening climate and extinction crisis ― and that man’s son, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), is sounding the alarm.

“The crises aren’t so quiet anymore,” Udall told HuffPost in a Tuesday interview. “We have a sixth mass extinction, with 1 million

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Jacob Ace photographs his creative community in California

“This shoot for me really represents complete individuality and creative energy,” says photographer Jacob Ace of his latest shoot for i-D, which documents his friends and community in and around Los Angeles. “Each one of them has their own point of view and way of thinking, and to me that is so inspiring to be surrounded and to know people that are trying to make a difference in the world with their art and their

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