Get festive this holiday season with boozy peppermint hot chocolate
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Gunmen fired on a car in northern Kabul on Sunday, killing two women judges who worked for Afghanistan's high court and wounding the driver, a court official said. It was the latest attack in the Afghan capital during peace talks between Taliban and Afghan government officials in Qatar. Supreme Court of Afghanistan spokesman Ahmad Fahim Qawim, said the women were judges who worked for the high court but he did not identify them by name.
Lahiru Thirimanne scored his first test century in eight years as Sri Lanka narrowed England's lead to 44 at lunch on the fourth day of the first test on Sunday. Thirimanne’s patient 111 off 251 balls included 12 fours and carried Sri Lanka to 242-4 and in sight of making England have to bat again.. Sam Curran (2-37) provided the much-awaited breakthrough when he got the inside edge off Thirimanne’s bat off a delivery which nipped back into the left-hander.
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The Australian Open will go ahead in early February, the tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed on Sunday, despite anger from players now unable to train under strict quarantine. Earlier this weekend, three coronavirus infections were reported on chartered flights carrying dozens of players and their entourages to Melbourne. In addition to a 14-day hotel quarantine those players arriving in the city will no longer be able to leave their rooms to train. But, other players who arrived before the weekend are permitted to train for five hours a day, raising questions about the integrity of the year's first Grand Slam tournament. Romanian Sorana Cirstea, the women's world number 71, tweeted, "If they would have told us this rule before, I would not play in Australia. I would have stayed home." Tiley says tournament organisers will accommodate isolated players the best they can: "The Australian Open is going ahead and we will continue to do the best we possibly can do to ensure those players have the best opportunity." He added that players who can't leave their rooms will be provided with exercise equipment.
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Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence. More than a dozen states have activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an FBI warning of armed protests, with right-wing extremists emboldened by the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. Downtown Washington, D.C., was virtually empty, with streets near the Capitol closed and battalions of camouflaged National Guard soldiers taking up positions across the city center.
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The 16th president gave inaugural addresses at the outset and end of civil war. His successor must bind similar woundsBiden faces an inauguration like no other Abraham Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address, on the steps of the US Capitol in 1865. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images When the President-elect Joe Biden gives his inaugural address on Wednesday, one former president will tower above all others, and not merely because of his celebrated stovepipe hat. Abraham Lincoln is always famous, but he turns into something more than that when Americans are bitterly divided. In moments of crisis, he becomes a kind of guardian angel, not unlike the phrase he was looking for when he closed out his own inaugural address in 1861. Given “guardian angel” by his adviser, the New York senator William Seward, he improved it to “better angel”. So surely did he find the moment that politicians are still laboring to come up with anything new. After the Capitol putsch of 6 January, the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, lamely called on Republicans to find their “better angels”, after they sought to garotte the vice-president. Centuries from now, archeologists may have trouble piecing together the values that drove the US between 2017 and 2021. There may be a few signs – a golf cart here … a My Pillow there … and all of the phones, by the millions, rusting in the shallow waters that cover Washington, with just the statue of Armed Freedom pointing above the waves. But the actual ethics of this complex society may be elusive, as remains the case with other four-year realms. That is why Lincoln still speaks to us, unlike so many presidents. His moral compass worked. He was elected at a time when no one in their right mind would have wanted the job. Despite constant hatred from his enemies, he fought to unite Americans and in doing so he restored a measure of racial justice. He reminded them that their own words were important, and the truth mattered. That helped the country live up to its ideals, as expressed in the declaration of independence. He did all of these things while writing in a kind of prose poetry that still sounds musical. Lincoln delivered two inaugural addresses, each clairvoyant about problems the nation would face. In 1861, he asked Americans not to go to war; in 1865, he asked them to come back together, “with malice toward none; with charity for all.” Those two speeches, standing like bookends at the beginning and end of the civil war, feel especially relevant in the dark winter of 2020-21, when charity is in such short supply. Lincoln appeared briefly on 6 January, the night of the Capitol putsch, as Biden quoted from the 1862 annual message, in an attempt to calm the waters. It would not be surprising if Lincoln returned during the inaugural address at the Capitol on 20 January. In 1861, the Capitol was already a battleground, filled with treasonous southern politicians who had stayed in Washington while their colleagues were leading an effort to launch a new country, founded upon slavery. Lincoln deftly walked through those landmines, delivering an effective speech that pleaded for Americans to remain a single country. It was a lawyer’s speech, rejecting the argument for secession, but it included a poet’s peroration, the final paragraph in which Lincoln asked the south to pause before separating. “We are not enemies, but friends,” he wrote, in language that would sound just as resonant in 2021. “We must not be enemies.” Four years later, Lincoln returned for another inaugural. This time he was more preacher than lawyer, seeking to explain the shocking sacrifice of 750,000, a number we continue to revise upward. Americans badly needed a message of redemption. Lincoln found it, using his gift for language and some stagecraft too. Behind him, the same Capitol that had looked so forlorn four years earlier was now completed, with a sparkling new dome and that curious statue on top – cast by an African American liberated by Lincoln. As the president spoke, he stood next to a table constructed from materials used to complete the dome. But Lincoln was too honest to simply say good had prevailed over evil. With a deceptive simplicity – there were only 703 words, 505 with one-syllable – he delivered a kind of theological self-assessment unlike any other presidential speech. It acknowledged blame for “American slavery” – notably, he did not say “southern slavery”. But it also accused slavery’s defenders of a gaudy and insincere patriotism, fortified by violence rather than truth, as evidenced by their willingness to “make war rather than let the nation survive”. In the end, resorting to violence was a shabby way to promote democracy. Lincoln quoted the Bible liberally, to explore the ways in which Americans might atone for their sins. That was new territory for a president, especially one with unconventional views of his own. But Lincoln’s faith had intensified, perhaps in some measure because of his own severe trauma as the parent of a beloved child who died. After proposing that God might have wanted the civil war to come, to atone for the crime of slavery, Lincoln softened again, as he did at the end of the first inaugural. He concluded by asking Americans to be gentle with each other, to take care of the widows and orphans dotting the landscape, and the amputees attending the ceremony. African American soldiers were out in force as well, as seen in one striking photograph from that day. A crowd at Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration. Photograph: Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress That was another improvement: African Americans were not allowed on the grounds of the Capitol at previous inaugurations. In 1865, as recounted by a fine book, Edward Achorn’s Every Drop of Blood, many distinguished Americans attended. Among them were a well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth, and a leading African American author, Frederick Douglass, each feeling quite differently as Lincoln summoned a kind of Old Testament anger against the sin of racial injustice. Lincoln and Booth both loved Shakespeare. Booth may have felt he was on another stage, contemplating the murder of a Caesar, likewise killed in a Capitol. That tragedy played out six weeks later. But Booth could not extinguish Lincoln’s words. Instead of giving Americans a simplistic message of self-congratulation, Lincoln had delivered a sterner measure, one that offered the tools for self-salvation. In a country still struggling to live up to its ideals, that remains a potent message. Ted Widmer is distinguished lecturer at Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York, and the author of Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
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While Louisville looks to rebound from its first Atlantic Coast Conference defeat, Florida State is trying to extend a modest winning stretch of its own. The No. 16 Cardinals try to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time this season while aiming to keep the visiting Seminoles from a third consecutive victory in this ACC matchup on Monday night. Louisville (9-2, 4-1 ACC) entered the weekend riding a five-game winning streak and tied with Virginia atop the ACC.
The big pick-6 puts the Bills one win away from the Super Bowl.
Sri Lanka trail by 44 at lunch on day three of the first Test.
Several orphaned kangaroos were released into wild at the same time by an animal sanctuary in Australia’s Northern Territory.The roos, named Mio, April, Awa, Luckey, Desert Rose, Bibi and Jacky, were cared for by the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs, which looks after rescued orphans and adult kangaroos.“Our orphans have grown up healthy and strong and formed a wonderful bond, so were ready for release back to the wild,” the sanctuary wrote on Facebook. Credit: The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs via Storyful
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