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NowThis Brief

From the NowThis newsroom, the NowThis Brief delivers a smart take on the day’s top stories and issues that matter most to you. Each weekday morning, get briefed on the top 5 things going on in your world in under 5 minutes. This is the essential morning roundup to help you feel informed and up to date. NowThis is the global leader in news and information that reaches young audiences. We are the #1 brand in news and politics on social platforms.... Show More

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March 8, 2021 4 min
There are more than 250 bills in 43 states that would restrict Americans’ access to the ballot box. NowThis speaks with DNC Chair Jaime Harrison about efforts to ensure voter’s voices are heard.
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COVID-19 Relief Debate Begins; Detention Centers to be Converted to Rapid Processing Sites; Pope Francis Visits Iraq; Apes Get Vaccinated; Banksy At It Again
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House Scraps Thursday Session; Biden Blasts States for Reopening; Cuomo Speaks Out Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations; Dr. Ronny Jackson Faces Scathing Report; Calls for Legislation Change Over KKK Flag
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Texas Scraps Mask Mandate; FBI Investigating 2,000 Domestic Terror Cases; Global Emissions Levels Return to Pre-COVID-19 Levels; Kidnapped Students in Nigeria Returned; Dr. Seuss Books Pulled
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Experts Warn Americans Not to Let Virus Progress Go to Waste; Dept. of Homeland Security Working to Reunite Families; NY Attorney General to Launch Investigation of Governor Cuomo; Chicago Hunger Strike on Environmental Racism; NYC Size Iceberg Breaks Off
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March 1, 2021 3 min
Illinois has become the first state in the US to abolish cash bail for release from jail. It was part of a larger criminal justice reform bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
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Biden in Texas; FDA to Meet on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine; House Passes Equality Act; Lady Gaga’s Dogs Stolen in Armed Robbery; Viral UberEats Driver Pays It Forward
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TX Judge Blocks Deportation Moratorium; USPS Shakeup; Moderna Modifies Vaccine to Combat Variant; More Americans Identify as LGBTQ+; LAPD Posthumously Reinstates Black Officer
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Top Official Didn’t Receive FBI Warning Before Riot; Vaccine Shipments to Increase; Ahmaud Arbery’s Mother Files Lawsuit; Tiger Woods Injured in Car Crash; 160 Confederate Symbols Removed Last Year
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February 23, 2021 6 min
Half a Million COVID-19 Deaths in the US; Merrick Garland’s Senate Confirmation Hearing; SCOTUS Denies Trump’s Appeal to Shield Tax Returns; Elijah McClain Report Released; Cancer Survivor Joins Civilian Space Team
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American researchers released a report that found 7 COVID-19 variants carrying the same mutation within the United States. As health officials keep an eye on those as well as variants from abroad, NowThis speaks with the scientist who made the discovery.
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February 19, 2021 5 min
Bill Lays Out Path to Citizenship for Millions; Sen. Cruz Faces Backlash For Mid-Crisis Vacation; Life Expectancy Drops; Feds investigate Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 Handling; NASA Rover Makes Landing on Mars
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VP Spokesperson on Teacher Vaccinations; Severe Weather Delays Vaccine Deliveries; Pentagon Delayed Promotions Under Trump; Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70; FB Bans Australian News
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Officials Warn of US Coronavirus Mutations; Biden Makes Case for Pandemic Relief; NAACP Sues Trump and Giuliani; TX Storm Reveals Infrastructure Issues; Britain to Return Medals to LGBTQ+ Veterans
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The US has seen an uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans throughout the pandemic, particularly the elderly. Now, activists are demanding more attention and calling on elected officials to speak up.
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Trump’s Lawyers to Begin Opening Statements; Biden Secures 200M More Vaccines Doses; Agency Sends Asylum-Seekers to Haiti; SC Principal Awarded for Generosity; Taylor Swift Begins Releasing Rerecordings of 2008 Album
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New Video Shows Capitol Rioters Coming Dangerously Close to Lawmakers; GA Prosecutor Investigating Trump; Myanmar Sanctions; Air Pollution Found in Public Transportation; NBA Team Will Now Play National Anthem
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Opening Statements to be delivered in Impeachment; Biden Announces Vaccines for Vulnerable Americans; Trump’s Prosecutors Ordered to Step Down; Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Cause Revealed; and Trebek’s Wardrobe to Live On
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Democrats Stand Firm on Direct Payment Plan; Congressman Dies From COVID-19; Hacker Attempts to Poison Water System in Florida Town; and Tesla to Accept Bitcoin
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Child Tax Credit Bill Proposes Direct Cash to Millions of Families; Rep Liz Cheney Stands her Ground; Myanmar Protests Grow; and Utah School Allows Students to Opt-Out of Black History Month Curriculum
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