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On January 20, Capt. Andrea Hall, City of South Fulton Fire, President, International Association of Fire Fighters (3920) in Georgia, delivered the Pledge of Alliance via American Sign Language at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Photo by C-SPAN.

Convention Centers: Putting the CC in
Vaccination!

By Grant Broadhurst

The successful roll-out of the vaccine is the tailwind the meetings industry desperately needs, and convention centers around the country are doing their part. Each day, thousands of people can go to their local convention center to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Tokyo Olympics Engulfed by Cloud of Uncertainty

By Todd McElwee

The COVID-19 pandemic may once again extinguish the Olympic flame this summer in Tokyo. A global escalation of cases, including in Japan, is lessening the odds the games will go off from July 23 - August 8, with many in the Land of the Rising Sun wondering if they should.

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NRA Declares Bankruptcy; Plans to
Incorporate in Texas

By Todd McElwee

Facing dissolution, on January 15, the National Rifle Association (NRA) declared bankruptcy while announcing it will restructure as a Texas nonprofit to exit what it refered to as New York’s “corrupt political and regulatory environment.” NRA incorporated in the Empire State in 1871.



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Loews Refuses to Host Scheduled Fundraiser
for Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley

By Grant Broadhurst


A fundraiser for Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R) is no longer welcome at Loews Hotels, leading the senator to call it “left-wing corporate pressure.”



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HOTS

Nobody’s Perfect… A mother recently got admonished by a car thief, CNN reported. She had left her 4-year-old child in her running, unlocked Honda Pilot while picking up some items in a store just 15 feet away. She thought it would be fine. Then a man stole her car. But when the car thief realized he had stolen a bit more than he had expected, he drove back to return the child safely and chew the mother out for irresponsibly leaving her young child unattended. He even threatened to call the cops on her. After all, something terrible might have happened! Civic duty done and public service announcement given, he then drove off... in her car. Well, nobody’s perfect.



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