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Brazilian COVID-19 variant found in Oregon
SALEM, Ore. — A coronavirus variant that was first detected in Brazil has emerged in Oregon, the first known case of the new variant on the contiguous U.S. West Coast, medical authorities said Tuesday. The sample was sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the end of January by medical officials...
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Louisiana man saves abandoned baby, suspect charged in mom’s assault
A Louisiana man helped save a baby boy after he was abandoned on the side of a highway by a driver who was accused of assaulting the mother. Luke Dufrene told The Houma Courier he was driving when he saw a man getting out of a vehicle to drop off a baby on the shoulder...
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Fear of dying from COVID-19 dips below 50% for first time since July: poll
Americans are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. The national Harris Poll conducted over the weekend found a significant uptick in positive sentiment about the pandemic — and a drop in fears of the virus. “The last year has certainly...
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$140 million ‘Pelosi subway’ axed from Senate COVID bill: parliamentarian
Guess she’ll have to take the bus. Funding for a rail project near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California district that Republicans denounced as wasteful was removed Tuesday from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill. The Senate parliamentarian ruled the $140 million appropriation wasn’t allowed under the so-called Byrd rule that polices unrelated items in...
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Masked intruder tries to break into Sandra Lee’s Malibu home
A masked man was caught on surveillance video trying to break into the Malibu home of Food Network star Sandra Lee, a report said. The footage shows the would-be thief attempting to get inside the front door of the home twice within a 20-minute period early on Feb. 11, according to People magazine. Lee, 54,...
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Horse so over-bred rescuers thought she was a cow
It’s udderly horrifying. A horse in the United Kingdom was left with such a huge hernia on her belly as a result of over-breeding that rescuers initially thought they were saving a cow, according to reports. The animal, Minstral, was recently found abandoned in a field in Braintree, a town in Essex, with a swollen belly...
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Senate GOP vows to fight Biden’s ‘wasteful’ $1.9T COVID aid bill, Pelosi ‘tunnel of love’
Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday vowed to fight President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, calling it “wasteful” and pointing specifically to a $140 million rail project near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Fransisco district. The bill passed the House last week and is expected to pass the Senate this week in some form after...
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Mitch McConnell laughs off Trump taking credit for his reelection
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday laughed off former President Donald Trump’s claim of credit for his 2020 re-election. The Kentucky Republican chuckled to reporters in Washington Tuesday and said, “Yeah, well, I want to thank him for the 15 point margin I had in 2014 as well.” Trump attacked McConnell on Sunday in...
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Biden: US will have enough COVID vaccines for every adult by the ‘end of May’
President Biden on Tuesday said that the US will now have enough COVID-19 vaccines for every adult “by the end of May” — and that the feds will start a new program aimed at vaccinating all teachers by the end of March. The ambitious timeline — less than three months away — comes days after...
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Wisconsin girl starts charity to tackle child homelessness
Eight-year-old Peyton isn’t your average third-grade student. When she’s not in school, she’s fighting a battle much bigger than herself: child homelessness.  It was all inspired by her great-uncle who knew all too well what that struggle was like.  After learning about the issue from a very young age, Peyton, fueled with a desire to...
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Correction officer files suit over mandatory COVID-19 vaccination
A New Mexico correction officer is suing his supervisors and top county official for forcing him to get the COVID-19 vaccine or lose his job— the first reported lawsuit brought over mandatory coronavirus inoculations. The officer, Isaac Legarreta, claims in the suit filed in New Mexico district court that because the inoculations are only in...
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Number of migrant children crossing the border on pace to shatter all-time record
Members of the Domestic Policy Council were set to tell President Biden Tuesday that the number of migrant children who cross the southern border this year is on pace to exceed an all-time record — by 45 percent — citing unreleased data from the Department of Homeland Security. In a presentation made up of nearly...
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Biden, Harris remain silent on Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment scandal
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris remained silent Tuesday as a third woman accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — a fellow Democrat and administration ally — of sexual harassment. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was pressed at her daily briefing on when either Biden or Harris — who grilled Supreme Court Justice...
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Three female media workers killed on way home from work in eastern Afghanistan
JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Three female media workers were shot dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, government officials said, amid a wave of killings that is spreading fear among professional workers in urban centers. Zalmai Latifi, head of local broadcaster Enikas TV, said the three women were recent high school graduates aged...
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Gov. Abbott announces Texas lifting COVID-19 mask mandate
Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday. “It’s time to reopen Texas 100 percent,” Abbott told reporters at a restaurant in Lubbock. North Dakota, Montana and Iowa have also lifted mask orders in recent weeks. But Texas is the largest state to do away with the mandate. The Republican governor imposed...
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‘They said they’ll shoot’: Nigerian schoolgirls recount kidnap ordeal
GUSAU, Nigeria – Gunmen who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria last week beat them and threatened to shoot them during a forced march into captivity, victims said on Tuesday after they were set free. The pupils from Jangebe, a town in Zamfara state, were seized in a raid just...
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Global COVID-19 infections up for first time in seven weeks, WHO says
ZURICH – The number of new coronavirus infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven weeks, the World Health Organization said on Monday. “We need to have a stern warning for all of us: that this virus will rebound if we let it,” Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO technical lead for COVID-19,...
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Myanmar journalist livestreams as security forces fire near apartment
A Myanmar journalist live-streamed police firing near his apartment on Monday night, March 1, before his arrest in the coastal city of Myeik. “Help! Help! They are shooting at me,” said Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) reporter Kaung Myat Hlaing in the video. The agency confirmed his arrest in a statement and called for his...
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Texas mother-of-five gunned down by boyfriend in shocking murder-suicide
Five children are mourning the loss of their mother, a 45-year-old nurse who was killed by her boyfriend in a shocking murder-suicide. Kristen Slack, of Universal City near San Antonio, was shot Saturday morning on the front lawn of a home in nearby Schertz, while the body of her boyfriend Todd Danhof, 46, was found...
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Boy Scouts reportedly offer abuse victims $6K each in bankruptcy plan
The Boy Scouts of America has put forward a plan in its bankruptcy case that would only pay each victim of sexual abuse an average of $6,000, according to the victims’ lawyers. The new proposal, laid out in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, proposes that the national organization pays $200 million to the 85,000 victims...
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Dr. Seuss didn’t have ‘a racist bone’ in his body, stepdaughter says
One of Dr. Seuss’ stepdaughters insisted to The Post on Tuesday that the world-famous children’s author was no racist — and that she hopes his six controversial kiddie books yanked from publication will be back. “There wasn’t a racist bone in that man’s body — he was so acutely aware of the world around him...
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Jockey apologizes for climbing on top of dead horse in sick video
An Irish amateur jockey has apologized after a video emerged of him horsing around on a dead horse, according to reports. Rob James, who rode trainer Gordon Elliott’s Milan Native to victory at the Cheltenham Festival last year, is seen straddling the corpse in the clip from April 2016. “I would just like to apologize...
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Teens sue exclusive Catholic high school for $20M over ‘blackface’ allegations
Two teens who were booted from an exclusive California Catholic school over a “blackface” photo are suing the school for $20 million — claiming they were actually wearing acne treatment masks. The former students, identified only as H.H. and A.H., accuse St. Francis High School in Mountain View of overreacting to the “innocent” selfie and...
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Newly-developed vaccine could prevent Lyme disease
A newly-developed vaccine could prevent Lyme disease in humans. The inoculation against the tick-borne disease, being developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, received federal approval last year and is now part of an initial clinical trial, Field & Stream reported. Work on the vaccine is being spearheaded by Dr. Mark Klempner, a member...
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At least a dozen killed in California highway crash involving semi-truck
More than a dozen people are dead after a southern California crash involving a semi-truck near the Mexican border, reports say. The “mass fatality incident” was reported just after 6:15 a.m. local time off Highway 115 in Imperial County, according to the Los Angeles Times. At least a dozen were initially reported dead and an unknown...
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‘Deepfake’ Tom Cruise goes viral on TikTok with over 11 million views
Tom Cruise has become a real phony — and he’s going viral for it. A series of “deepfake” videos of the “Mission: Impossible” star has been seen more than 11 million times by Tuesday — with experts deeming them the most alarmingly lifelike examples so far of the high-tech hoax. The videos of “Cruise” emerged...
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Michigan professor sparks outrage after saying university’s policies are racist
A Michigan professor has sparked a firestorm after demanding an apology for his university’s new anti-racism policies — insisting that he has been “systematically discriminated against for 40 years” as a white man. Jeffrey Burl used Michigan Technological University headed notepaper for his two-page diatribe in January against a series of strict resolutions that damned...
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NJ judge Esther Salas calls return to bench ‘bittersweet’ after son’s murder
The New Jersey federal court judge whose son was killed and husband wounded by a crazed gunman last July returned to the bench Tuesday — but was torn about going back to work because she blames her job for the tragedy, she said in a television interview. Speaking to “Good Morning America,” Judge Esther Salas...
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Chris Cuomo blasted by journalists for refusing to cover brother’s scandals
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is being slammed by fellow members of the media for refusing to cover Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s growing list of scandals, following a number of softball interviews during the height of the pandemic. At the top of his Monday evening broadcast, the host of “Cuomo Prime Time” told viewers that “obviously I...
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Tiger Woods addresses ‘inner demons’ in new ESPN documentary
Tiger Woods, who is recovering from a devastating car accident that left him with a shattered leg, describes in an upcoming documentary how he has had to overcome his “inner demons to perform.” The 11-time PGA Player of the Year recalls in “GOATs: The Greatest of all Time” how he became “the youngest ever to win”...
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