Sean Spicer at the Emmys. Photo: Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

In an interview with The New York Times, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that he now "absolutely" regrets his press briefing that inaccurately and combatively disputed press reports regarding the crowd size at President Trump's inauguration.

  • Image rehabilitation: Spicer's comments come one day after his Emmys appearance poking fun at the post-inauguration briefing as he attempts to revamp his image in Hollywood for his post-White House career.
  • Spicer in his own words: "This was an attempt to poke a little fun at myself and add a little bit of levity to the event."
  • 1 fun thing: Spicer's Emmys appearance was kept so secret that he donned a disguise — reportedly, fake facial hair — for his flight to Los Angeles.

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended by U.K. Labour Party over anti-Semitism report

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The U.K. Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog report found that the party failed to properly take action against allegations of anti-Semitism during his time in charge.

Why it matters: It represents a strong break by Keir Starmer, Labour's current leader, from the Corbyn era and one of the party's most persistent scandals.

U.S. economy sees record growth in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The state of play: The record growth follows easing of the coronavirus-driven lockdowns that pushed the economy to the worst-ever contraction — but GDP still remains well below its pre-pandemic level.

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  2. Politics: Space Force's No. 2 general tests positive for coronavirus
  3. World: Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases
  4. Europe faces "stronger and deadlier" wave France imposes lockdown Germany to close bars and restaurants for a month.
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