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March 5, 2021 10 min
Plus, Meghan Markle says the royal family can’t expect her silence if palace is ‘perpetuating falsehoods,' and David Brooks of New York Times is criticized for undisclosed financial ties.
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Plus, Texas and Mississippi move to open ‘100%’ and lift mask mandates, and, reasons you’re tired of Zoom calls.
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Plus, female stars and the media machine of the early 2000s, and community colleges are at a crossroads.
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Plus, Senate confirms Miguel Cardona as education secretary, and, where Jill Biden drops by for a cup of coffee can make quite a statement.
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Plus, the CDC recommends Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, enabling inoculations to start this week, and the making of Madison Cawthorn.
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Plus, Biden defends vaccine rollout as he marks 50 million vaccinations, and a sailor who fell overboard clung to ‘sea rubbish’ for 16 hours to survive.
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Plus, Biden nominates three to USPS board of governors as DeJoy testifies on mail crises, and Supreme Court considers giving police greater powers when pursuing suspects.
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Plus, the Biden administration preparing to sanction Russia for SolarWinds hacks and the poisoning of an opposition leader, and Justin Trudeau conveys relief in meeting with Biden, but sticking points remain.
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Plus, Dominion Voting Systems files a defamation suit against the MyPillow CEO over false election claims, and the first real-world coronavirus vaccine data out of Britain shows a decline in hospitalizations after the first dose.
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Plus, the White House reiterates teacher vaccinations are ‘not a prerequisite’ to reopening schools, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is trying to repair his public image following an ill-timed trip to Mexico.
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Plus, the White House announces $4 billion in funding for Covax, the global vaccine effort that Trump spurned, and NASA rover Perseverance lands on Mars in mission to search for past life.
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Plus, vaccine shortage prompts U.S. diplomats to request doses from foreign governments, including Russia, and the U.K. gets approval to infect healthy volunteers in world’s first coronavirus ‘challenge trial’
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Plus, the Texas grid got crushed because its operators didn’t see the need to prepare for cold weather, and House Homeland Security chairman sues Trump and Giuliani, accusing them of inciting Capitol riot.
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Plus, deadly cold snap shuts down central U.S. Texas is ground zero, and, Parler is back online more than a month after tangle with Amazon knocked it offline
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Plus, President Biden says that the U.S. will have enough vaccines for 300 million people by the end of July, and dozens of former GOP officials reportedly met last week to discuss mounting a new anti-Trump party.
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Plus, the CDC is urging Americans to wear two masks to better prevent the spread of COVID-19, and, the Biden administration tells the Supreme Court the affordable care act is constitutional and should be saved.
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Plus, the Biden administration asks for the resignations from current US Attorneys, and after a mission to Wuhan investigating the origins of the pandemic, a World Health Organization team dismisses theories that the virus originated in a lab leak.
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Plus, Workers who quit their jobs out of fear of contracting the coronavirus at work are hoping to collect unemployment benefits under the Biden administration and hedge funds may have ended up the biggest winner in the Game Stop stock frenzy.
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Plus, senior Democrats to unveil $3,000-per-child benefit as Biden stimulus gains steam, and new Biden rules for ICE point to fewer arrests and deportations, and a more restrained agency.
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Plus, Johnson and Johnson seeks emergency FDA authorization for single-shot coronavirus vaccine, and as transit agencies ramp up mask enforcement, Congress airs concerns about safety of transportation workers.
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