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Wisconsin police rescue 72-year-old woman and dog from icy waters
Police officers pulled a woman from icy waters in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin with bodycam footage capturing the dramatic rescue.       
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Sen. Rand Paul says Biden's push for raising minimum wage shows he hates Black teenagers
Paul told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Biden's goal of increasing the national minimum wage to $15 would cause 4 million people to lose their jobs.
How do Republicans move forward after Trump? Ditch magical thinking and tell the truth.
Republican leaders have a responsibility to tell the truth: The election was won by Joe Biden, fair and square. And they should consider who has lied.
'Polar night,' NFL championship games, coronavirus pandemic: 5 things to know this weekend
Lawmakers look to head-off gridlock over Biden's COVID stimulus plan, NFL's Super Bowl teams will be decided and more things to start your weekend.
The Mega Millions $1 billion prize is the 3rd largest in US history. But don't count on winning.
The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday was worth an estimated $1 billion, making it the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history.       
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Fact check: Vice President Kamala Harris used 2 Bibles when she was sworn in
After the vice president's swearing-in ceremony, some claimed Harris refused to rest a hand on the Bible while taking the oath of office. That is false.       
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British officials say COVID-19 variant discovered in UK may be 30% more lethal
British scientists says there is a 'realistic possibility' the fast-spreading B117 variant is more deadly. Some, however, say it's too early to tell.       
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How to clean tough stains on baking sheets
These two ingredients will help get those tough stains off your baking sheets.       
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Baseball Hall of Famer and former MLB home run king Hank Aaron dies at 86
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who battled racial prejudice and hatred on his way to breaking the major leagues' career home run record, died.       
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Senate confirms Lloyd Austin, making him the nation's first Black defense secretary
The Senate on Friday confirmed Lloyd Austin as the nation's first Black defense secretary.       
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House will send Trump insurrection impeachment article to Senate on Monday
The House impeached President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Jan. 13, making him the only president to be impeached twice.       
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Cat waves goodbye to owner every morning on his way to work
Sox is one friendly kitty.       
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New strains of COVID are swiftly moving through the US. Are they more deadly? No. But scientists are worried.
Each COVID-19 infection increases the risk of a mutation that could make it more infectious, deadlier, or different enough to make vaccines not work.      
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Politics live updates: Schumer says Trump impeachment article will go to Senate on Monday
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the House will send the Senate the Trump impeachment article on Monday to start a trial       
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The Backstory: We are in the 'deadliest' COVID-19 season. 100,000 more in U.S. could die in coming month. Will we face this as 'one nation'?
Early numbers show the U.S. had 400,000 more deaths in 2020 than 2019. We've lost 400,000-plus to COVID-19 in one year. Those numbers are related.       
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Authorities found sniper rifle, handcuffs in home of accused 'zip tie guy' in Capitol riot
Prosecutors said a Tennessee man accused of bringing zip ties to the Capitol riot should remain in custody after a search found weapons and restraints.       
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Coronavirus updates: Biden's ambitious plan will take time; Florida combats 'vaccine tourism' by limiting shots to residents
President Biden's coronavirus plan will take time, experts say. Meanwhile, states are running out of vaccine. Latest COVID-19 news.       
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"Pics or it didn't happen." FBI flags selfies, posts of many accused in U.S. Capitol riots
Powerful social incentives likely explain why people posted evidence the FBI is now using to build cases against them.       
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Biden administration renewed support for World Health Organization is 'good news for America and the world,' scientists say
Health experts say reversing Trump administration withdrawal from the international body is good news for the WHO, America and the world.       
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Asylum seekers at US-Mexico border see hope in Biden administration immigration changes
Asylum seekers turned back to Mexico under the 'Remain in Mexico' program hope for opportunities in the U.S. Some fear new humanitarian crisis.       
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The pandemic is still raging. Colleges are reopening in-person. What comes next?
The pandemic is still raging. Colleges are still opening for in-person classes. Is the nation in for a repeat of the fall semester?       
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Biden talks economic relief, Trump impeachment, Mega Millions jackpot: 5 things to know Friday
Biden to address economic relief for Americans reeling from COVID-19 pandemic, Mega Millions jackpot swells and more things to start your Friday.       
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