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4 women activists killed in ambush, Pakistan police say

The police said the attackers fled to nearby mountains in a former tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
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"48 Hours" looks for answers in Madeleine McCann's disappearance
This week's episode of "48 Hours" takes a new look at the story of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann's disappearance, which made international headlines back in 2007. Authorities now believe they may have some answers. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant joins "CBSN AM" to discuss the case.
‘WandaVision’ Episode 8 Recap: “The Witches Are Out”
It may look like a walnut...
Nikola admits founder Trevor Milton made ‘inaccurate’ claims
Nikola admitted that founder and former chairman Trevor Milton made several “inaccurate” claims about the electric-truck maker’s business before he resigned under pressure last year. An internal investigation affirmed several findings of the Hindenburg Research report that threw Nikola into chaos last fall after the short-selling firm alleged that the buzzy company had been built...
Compton fire roars through industrial area, burning structures and buses
The blaze erupted just after 4:30 a.m. at an industrial complex in Compton. No injuries have been reported.
Gov. DeSantis: 'Corporate media' was proven wrong on Florida's reopening
Florida is going to have a "budget surplus" despite "predictions of its economic doom," the Republican governor of the Sunshine State Ron DeSantis said on Friday.
This golden statue of Trump at CPAC is a perfect metaphor for the state of the GOP
I imagine this is how Trump sees himself when he looks in the mirror. | Screengrab of a video by William Turton Apparently CPAC attendees missed the part of the Bible about the Golden Calf. The Golden Calf is one of the most famous stories in the Old Testament. The Israelites, newly freed from Egyptian slavery, have a crisis of faith while God is speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai. They melt down the golden jewelry to construct a physical god — a statue in the shape of a calf — to worship in place of their abstract, invisible deity. It’s a story about the allure of idolatry, how easy it is to abandon one’s commitments to principle in favor of shiny, easy falsehoods. This biblical tale trended on Twitter in the US Friday morning because of the following video, filmed on the first day of the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Someone involved in the conference constructed a golden statue — not of a calf, but of Trump — and wheeled it out to cheers from conference attendees. “That is so cool,” one of the onlookers says. #CPAC #AmericaUncancelled— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) February 26, 2021 There are so many reasons why this is a perfect metaphor for the state of the GOP after the Trump presidency. The party sacrificed its commitment to political principles, including previously cherished ideals like free trade, on the altar of Trumpism. White evangelicals abandoned their alleged commitments to godliness in public servants and embraced a man accused of serial sexual assault who had an affair with a porn star and paid her hush money to cover it up. Conservatism, once seen as a high-minded intellectual tradition, became undeniably base and degraded in the Trump years. But above all else, the statue points to the way in which the GOP remains the party of Trump even after his presidency — gaudy golden aesthetic and all. The party’s base is so committed to the former president that they construct idols of him, literally, to stand up at their premier political conference. The party leadership understands that, of course. It’s why the vast bulk of the GOP Senate caucus embraced flimsy constitutional rationales for acquitting Trump in the most recent impeachment trial, despite clear evidence that he incited the January 6 riot at the US Capitol that threatened their lives. They are too afraid of their own voters to turn on Trump, and so have no choice but to embrace him — despite knowing how much of a threat he poses to their party and American democracy. Trump’s hold is so powerful, in fact, that even his children are now considered leading possibilities for the 2024 GOP nomination — despite the complete lack of relevant qualifications. A recent poll found that Donald Trump Jr. was one of the most popular choices for the 2024 nomination, doing better than Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley combined. On Fox News Thursday night, former GOP House member and Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows openly proclaimed that it’s still Trump’s party — either Donald, Donald Jr.’s, or Ivanka’s. “We will see the start of planning for the next administration and I can tell you — the people that are at the top of that list, all of them have Trump as their last name,” he says. Meadows: We will see the start of planning for the next administration and I can tell you, the people that are at the top of that list, all of them have Trump as their last name— Acyn (@Acyn) February 26, 2021 In the Bible, the Golden Calf story ends with a furious Moses destroying the idol — dumping its ashes into water and forcing the Israelites to drink it as punishment. In theory, the voters in 2020 could have been the party’s Moses, the loss of the White House and the Senate their bitter ashwater. And yet, here they are, still building idols of a false god.
Prince Harry says Meghan Markle was The One after this moment: ‘We went from zero to 60 in two months’
Prince Harry spoke about dating Meghan Markle to James Corden during his appearance on "The Late Late Show."
Asian man stabbed in back in New York City's Chinatown, suspect arrested
A 23-year-old has been charged with stabbing an Asian man in the back in New York City. He told detectives that he "didn’t like the way" the victim "looked at him."
Mark Meadows says Trump is ‘planning for the next administration’
Former President Donald Trump is working on how his "America First" agenda will move forward, his former chief of staff revealed, adding that they are "planning for the next administration."
Single dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine may protect against asymptomatic infection, preprint study says
Pie in the sky: Skydivers share pizza in 14,000-foot plummet
These are some daring pie-divers.
Scott Walker at CPAC says ‘America is under siege’ on campuses, in culture
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is charging that the nation is “under siege” from the political left.
Survivors describe Iranian missile attack on Al Asad Airbase
David Martin reports on the attack that nearly caused war between the U.S. and Iran, Sunday on 60 Minutes.
Gregg Jarrett: Cuomo sex harassment allegations – could the governor face criminal charges?
A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward to accuse him of persistent sexual harassment and unwanted physical touching.
‘Real Housewives’ crossover all-star series in the works at NBC’s Peacock
The show will reportedly air on NBC's streaming platform Peacock.
Cuomo sexual harassment allegations: NY AG reviewing letter from Republican state senators asking for probe
New York Attorney General Letitia James is reviewing a letter from state senators asking her office to investigate the sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Fox News has learned.
Pandemic grief could become its own health crisis
Acknowledging not just the lives lost but also the loved ones mourning is key.
Mitch McConnell Plays Long Game on Donald Trump, Keeping His Focus on Republican Power
The Senate minority leader said his attention is on 2022 when asked about the future prospects of the former president.
Joe Manchin Stands by Senate Parliamentarian in New Showdown With Furious Progressives
Shortly after Elizabeth MacDonough's ruling, a number of progressives called for the White House to overrule the decision and include the minimum wage increase in the bill.
NOAA mulls moving start of Atlantic hurricane season up to May 15
Meteorologists have noticed storms forming earlier in the year over the last decade
Annie’s removing a chemical in mac and cheese linked to fertility issues
Annie’s Homegrown, largely known for its macaroni and cheese, is taking steps to remove a potentially harmful class of chemicals, called ortho-phthalates from its products and packaging materials.
Here Are the 14 New Books You Should Read in March
The best new books arriving this month are written by authors both established and emerging. March brings with it much-anticipated new fiction from Viet Thanh Nguyen and Kazuo Ishiguro, as well as buzzy debuts from Alexandra Andrews and Gabriela Garcia. Many of these books push us to consider the places we frequent and how they’ve…
Rachael Kirkconnell of ‘The Bachelor’ asks fans to stop defending her
Rachael Kirkconnell recently apologized for "offensive and racist" actions in her past.
Comedian Jeff Ross defends 'SNL' star Michael Che's joke about Israel slammed by ADL as 'anti-Semitic'
Comedian Jeff Ross backed Michael Che this week after the 'SNL' cast member came under fire for making a joke many critics called "anti-Semitic."
The Books Briefing: The Many Sides of Loneliness
I’m alone now much more than I used to be. I cook alone, work alone, and occasionally walk alone. The pandemic has limited my social life and forced me into a period of isolation, just as it has for so many others. Sometimes this solitude feels like a restorative pause; other times it just feels lonely.Literature can capture the breadth of these experiences. Some writers explore the nature of solitude by focusing on those living extremely isolated lives. The journalist Michael Finkel profiled a hermit who lived entirely alone for 27 years (excluding one encounter with a passerby) in The Stranger in the Woods. In the fictional The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland, the novelist Nicolai Houm also follows a solitary character—this time a creative-writing professor who ends up isolated in the Norwegian wilderness. In other books, writers explore more uncommon experiences with aloneness. Ruminative works that combine elements of fiction and memoir by writers such as Karl Ove Knausgaard and Chris Kraus feature narrators who emphasize their distance from other people. The novelist Amy Tan says that she writes strong characters by focusing on their uniqueness—all the factors that make them different from others.Kristen Radtke’s upcoming book Seek You: Essays on American Loneliness covers a broad range of these lonely experiences. In 2018, the author asked people about the loneliest they’d ever felt. The answers, some of which are excerpted in The Atlantic, are quietly sad, showing the emptiness of moments without companionship. ​Every Friday in the Books Briefing, we thread together Atlantic stories on books that share similar ideas. This week’s newsletter is written by Kate Cray. The book she’s reading next is How Beautiful We Were, by Imbolo Mbue. Know other book lovers who might like this guide? Forward them this email. What We’re ReadingADRIAN TOMINE Lessons of the hermit “The Stranger in the Woods … combines an account of [Christopher] Knight’s story with an absorbing exploration of solitude and man’s eroding relationship with the natural world.”
ISIS bride Shamima Begum loses bid to return to UK in citizenship fight
ISIS bride Shamima Begum — the British woman who fled to Syria to join the terror group in 2015 and quickly married one of its fighters – lost her bid Friday to return to the UK to fight for the restoration of her citizenship because she poses a security risk. A unanimous ruling by Britain’s...
‘WandaVision’ Post-Credits Scene Explained: Who Is White Vision?
Crack open your West Coast Avengers and relive the thrill of "Vision Quest," folks!
House poised to approve Biden's $1.9T coronavirus relief bill in Friday vote
The House is poised to pass President Biden's coronavirus relief package on a party-line vote Friday and send the $1.9 trillion measure to the Senate as Congress races to provide a fresh round of aid to Americans still reeling from the pandemic.
The GOP’s strategy for retaking power is uglier than you think
How Republicans can take back the House -- and possibly more -- even if Biden succeeds.
What is NBA Top Shot and why is a LeBron highlight worth $208K? 'This is a real market,' Mark Cuban says
NBA Top Shot: Is it a fad or a reliable place for fans to buy collector's items of their favorite players?
Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid lead the NHL MVP race
The battle for the Hart Trophy may already be down to two players.
‘Minari’ True Story: Lee Isaac Chung Relied on Childhood Memories For His Semi-Autobiographical Film
Writer/director Lee Isaac Chung based the film on his own family.
New Hasidic horror movie ‘The Vigil’ is set in Brooklyn and scary as hell
Director Keith Thomas's supernatural horror movie, "The Vigil," about an ultra-religious Jewish community, was filmed in Brooklyn's insular Borough Park.
NFL teams are taking Deshaun Watson trade requests to Texans’ voicemails
Maybe teams can try sliding into the Texans’ DMs. According to a NFL Network report, the Texans front office is so dug in that they are not taking phone calls from teams interested in acquiring Deshaun Watson. Tom Pelissero reported that some teams have even “resorted to leaving voicemails with trade offers.” Watson has officially...
Biden Likely to Continue 'Endless Wars' in Afghanistan
Former President Donald Trump's goal of ending endless wars may have left the White House with him, as President Joe Biden appears to be keeping American soldiers in Afghanistan past the May 1, 2021 deadline.
Dr. Fauci Outlines What Schools Need For In-Person Teaching to Return
President Biden's top medical adviser said children in high school—between the ages of 12 to 17 or 18—will be vaccinated in the fall. First school pupils will be vaccinated early next year.
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Remakes Announced with a Late 2021 Release Date
Trainers will return to Sinnoh for the first time since 2008.
Big fire burns commercial yard, buses in LA County
A huge fire is burning in a commercial area of south Los Angeles County. The fire erupted in Compton before dawn Friday, consuming what appears to be stacks of pallets and spreading to rows of charter-style buses parked in a lot next door. (Feb. 26)
Mike Tyson rips Hulu over biopic, calls it ‘cultural misappropriation’
He accused Hulu of putting "dollars over respect for Black story rights."
Retired Italian teacher leaves fortune to hospitals, charities
ROME – A retired Italian teacher has bequeathed more than 25 million euros ($30 million) to hospitals and charities, stunning residents of the northern city of Genoa where she lived who had no inkling of her wealth. Marisa Cavanna died in December aged 96. She was described as a reserved woman who never got married...
Biden and first lady to visit Houston, Texas today amid storm recovery
President Biden on Friday is visiting Houston after unusually cold weather crippled Texas’ electricity grid last week. The president and first lady Jill Biden will arrive around noon central time in the state, and will tour a food bank and emergency operations center. Biden also will visit a COVID-19 vaccination center. The trip is one...
Where to Watch Anthony Hopkins’ ‘The Father’ Movie
Hopkins was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as an aging Welshman suffering from memory loss.
Watch live: CPAC 2021 kicks off in Orlando
CPAC, which was moved from Washington, DC, to Orlando, Fla., due to COVID restrictions, kicked off Friday morning.
There's a reason why French bulldogs are such frequent targets for thieves
French bulldogs are often preyed upon by dognappers for the same qualities that make them such beloved pets.
There's a reason why French bulldogs are such frequent targets for thieves
The portly and petite French bulldog is an ideal canine companion: They don't bark much, prefer snuggles and indoor play to long walks or games of catch and retain their puppy-like stature all their lives.
Cities responsible for road where Tiger Woods crashed could be found liable in court, lawyer says
The stretch of road where Tiger Woods crashed Tuesday has a history of accidents. Could the cities responsible for the road be held liable?
Ex-Knicks star Jeremy Lin speaks out against racism toward Asian community
Jeremy Lin, the former New York Knicks star who took the NBA by storm for a few weeks during the 2011-12 season, spoke out against racist attacks against Asians and Asian Americans.
Obama and Springsteen's podcast reveals a key problem
If you had any doubts that podcasting had gone from fashionable to fully mainstream, you need look no further than the latest Spotify original, "Renegades: Born in the USA," for proof that they have. Hosted by former President Barack Obama and current rocker Bruce Springsteen, the show centers on a series of conversations between the two men and their experiences growing up as outsiders. It is necessarily nostalgic — neither Obama nor Springsteen has been an outsider in a very long time — and the title reflects that, calling back to the hosts' glory days: "Renegade" was Obama's Secret Service name, and "Born in the U.S.A." was Springsteen's best-selling album, released in 1984.