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Liverpool score 7,000th top flight goal as they end losing run in Premier League with triumph over Sheffield United

Liverpool score 7,000th top flight goal as they end losing run in Premier League with triumph over Sheffield United

Sports
It’s too early to say if Liverpool are back in business but a 2-0 win at Sheffield United will make Jurgen Klopp and Co. feel a whole lot better. They went into the Bramall Lane clash having lost their last four matches in the Premier League but they had no such problems on Sunday night. AFP Roberto Firmino and Curtis Jones set Liverpool on their way for the win Curtis Jones slotted in the opener just after the break while a Roberto Firmino effort, which took a sizeable deflection off Kean Bryan, sealed the three points. Liverpool’s second goal was actually their 7,000th in top flight matches on a night where they could have had more but for the brilliant goalkeeping of Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale saved efforts to deny Firmino, Andy Robertson, Moha

Biden says next stimulus checks will be $1,400. How they could be targeted

Finance
Image Source | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesAs Washington lawmakers work to come to an agreement on a new coronavirus relief package, one key question has emerged: Will the next stimulus checks be $ 1,400?President Joe Biden sought to end that debate in a press conference on Friday by re-affirming his commitment to $ 1,400."I'm not cutting the size of the checks," Biden said. "They're going to be $ 1,400. Period."That's what the American people were promised."The president also said the payments need to be targeted so that "folks making $ 300,000 don't get any windfall."The additional direct payments are part of Biden's $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.More from Personal Finance:Long-term unemployment is close to a Great Recession record A $ 15 minimum wage is out of the stimulu...
Myanmar coup: ‘People really angry and sad – they will show resistance to military’

Myanmar coup: ‘People really angry and sad – they will show resistance to military’

World
Journalist Shwe Mon was in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's capital, for the opening of parliament but woke up to a military coup.They have spoken to Sky's Southeast Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins about their experience and the mood on the streets after a number of top politicians were detained including Aung San Suu Kyi - the leader of the country's democratically elected ruling party (NLD). The journalist's name has been changed to protect their identity. Image: A man rides his motorbike in Naypyitaw. Pic: AP I woke around 4.20am and we had lost internet and mobile signal... and then we turned on the TV and there was only religious and military channels… and I asked my friend who was sharing the room with me, 'what shall we do?'
Martin Luther King: ‘They thought his affairs would destroy him… but the press wouldn’t touch it’

Martin Luther King: ‘They thought his affairs would destroy him… but the press wouldn’t touch it’

Entertainment
Director Sam Pollard grew up in a house with three pictures on the wall - Martin Luther King Jr, John F. Kennedy and Jesus.Two of those childhood role models made it into his latest documentary, MLK/FBI. Early influences aside, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker says what's extraordinary about the film is that it's centred on information, which by rights, shouldn't exist.It draws on recently declassified files, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, to show how King was targeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) throughout the 1950s and 1960s, right up to the day of his death. Image: King speaking in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1960 Despite King's fiercely non-violent appr...

Opponents to $2,000 stimulus checks say they are not targeted. How that could be fixed

Finance
Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky.John Sommers II/Getty ImagesAs President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on Jan. 20, one of his first priorities is getting $ 2,000 stimulus checks approved.A third round of higher payments looked like a sure thing after Democrats won both Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia last week.That was until Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he may oppose the payments.His message: "If the next round of stimulus checks goes out, they should be targeted to those who need it."Other Democrats may still be deciding whether the checks should be a priority, Brian Gardner, chief Washington policy strategist at Stifel, wrote in an analyst note.More from Persona...