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After repeatedly being foiled, UCLA and Oregon might finally get to play

The Pac-12 announced scheduling adjustments Monday that included UCLA taking on Oregon on March 3.


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'SWAT' Season 4: All You Need to Know About the New Cast Member Norma Kuhling
"SWAT" Season 4 may have only just lost one of their own, but the cast of the CBS show is about to get a new member in the form of Norma Kuhling's Nora Fowler.
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N.Y., Denver libraries aren't removing Dr. Seuss books over racist imagery
Some libraries made the decision to keep the books because they do not censor material.
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Alexei Navalny Ally Says U.S. Sanctions on Russia a 'Good Start'
Vladimir Ashurkov from Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation told Newsweek he welcomed the Biden administration measures.
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Second EU country asks for China's Sinopharm vaccine
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Georgia Man Charged With Toddler's Death Found Hiding Under Mother's Bed
Local reports claimed the suspect was found hiding under his mother's bed when officers arrived to arrest him.
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Stats Show Texas COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Spiking Each Time Rules Were Relaxed
"We have seen this several times now," Dr. David Persse of the Houston Health Department said. "Now every time we relax, a wave ensues and with these waves people die, the situation gets worse."
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Georgia man wanted in death of girlfriend's 1-year-old child found hiding under bed at mom's house: official
A Georgia man wanted in the death of his girlfriend's 1-year-old son was arrested Wednesday after authorities found him hiding under a bed in his mother's house, an official said.
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Prince Harry’s Oprah interview suit has special tie to son Archie
The Duke of Sussex reached for an old favorite for the much-anticipated tell-all.
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Texas' plan to reopen draws praise while causing concern
President Biden is criticizing the planned reopening of Texas businesses, as COVID-19 cases remain high. While some bar owners praise the move, others say it puts them in danger if they want to impose their own mask mandates. Janet Shamlian reports.
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ATX TV Festival staying virtual for 2021, will run for 10 days
Another year, another virtual ATX TV Festival.
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See what security looks like outside US Capitol
Federal law enforcement is on high alert in the wake of an intelligence bulletin issued earlier this week about a group of violent militia extremists having discussed plans to take control of the US Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on or around March 4. CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.
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Justice Amy Coney Barrett issues first Supreme Court opinion
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett authored her first merits decision in a case since joining the high court in October.
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Few pro athletes suffer heart problems after covid-19, leagues’ study shows
The study, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, was authored by the top medical officials of sports leagues and grew out of the weekly teleconferences those officials began holding at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year.
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PS5 Restock Updates for Amazon, Antonline, GameStop, Target and More
Two major retailers have restocked the PlayStation 5 console since Wednesday—and bundles were available today.
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Where to Watch 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational
See Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy and more pro players face off in Orlando this weekend.
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2021 PFL regular season to be held in 'state-of-the-art bubble' in Atlantic City
The PFL has a home for its regular season after taking all of 2020 off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.       Related StoriesTwo-time PFL champion Natan Schulte hoping for finals showdown against Anthony PettisCoach Fernand Lopez insists that future Ciryl Gane vs. Francis Ngannou fight won't be personalUFC 259: Matt Serra says Aljamain Sterling could be 'the Jon Jones' of the bantamweight division 
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Newt Gingrich: CPAC's 3 big winners – and why you should ignore talk of a Republican civil war
Matt Schlapp’s decision to move the Conservative Political Action Conference from Washington, D.C., to Orlando, Florida, was brilliant. No one knew how good this decision would ultimately be for the conservative movement. 
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Jack Osbourne recalls ‘rough’ health year for his family
Jack's mother, Sharon Osbourne, tested positive for the coronavirus in December.
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GOP maps out strategy to counter Biden's 'immoral,' 'radical' immigration agenda
Republicans this week circulated a memo on their plan to counter what they describe as a "radical" and "immoral" immigration agenda from President Biden as the GOP looks to unite against the rolling-back of Trump-era border protections.
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White House narrows income limits for stimulus checks
Fewer people may end up receiving another stimulus check after a handful of moderate Democrats in the Senate argued the $1,400 checks were going to people who earned too much. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes joined CBSN to discuss who will be affected by the move and a new initiative that aims to boost COVID-19 vaccinations among the nation's most vulnerable communities.
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Attacker whacks straphanger with cane on Brooklyn train: cops
A man whacked a fellow straphanger in the head with a cane on a Brooklyn train, authorities said. The 30-year-old victim was sitting on a northbound A train approaching the Euclid Avenue station in Cypress Hills around 2 p.m. Feb. 24 when another man started scooting over, closer to him, according to police. The two...
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Radio Host Demands Meghan Markle Be Stripped of U.K. Citizenship—Which She Does Not Have
Meghan Markle faces call to be stripped of her U.K. citizenship from a right wing radio host over her tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview—but the duchess was never made a British citizen.
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Miranda Lambert confirms 'raw' new album with Jack Ingram, Jon Randall out in May
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall to release "The Marfa Tapes" May 7.       
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Woman sentenced for recording herself sexually abusing boyfriend as he died
A Virginia woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for recording herself laughing and sexually abusing her boyfriend — as he died from a drug overdose. Megan Anne Walthall, 32, was ordered to serve the sentence Friday in Stafford County Circuit Court, the Roanoke Times reported. Prosecutors allege that Walthall called 911 on...
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NYC renter discovers creepy, hidden room in apartment
Supernatural squatters?
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House Democrats reportedly delay Biden immigration bill over fears it may not pass
House Democrats postponed plans for a vote on President Biden’s immigration reform bill after a whip count revealed it might not pass, according to a report. The Biden bill would create a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US. But Republicans say that would spur a rush to the...
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How the Trump scam could deliver another big GOP victory
Republicans might successfully make cultural grievance and voter suppression into a potent combination.
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How Female Frogs Tune Out Useless, Noisy Males
Before frat parties, there were frog ponds.Literal breeding grounds for some of the world’s noisiest bachelors, these lusty pools are where amphibians gather to woo mates. And as any frog researcher will tell you, they’re “super, super, super loud,” says Valentina Caorsi, a bioacoustician at the University of Trento in Italy.Some spots host hundreds of males from a dozen species, each belting out serenades that can register at more than 100 decibels apiece—close to what you’d hear at a rock concert or a rowdy nightclub. Sounds this intense can cause hearing loss; the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends limiting exposure to such cacophony to less than 15 minutes a day. When scientists visit these ponds, they often don earplugs. “It hurts our ears,” says Kim Hoke, a biologist at Colorado State University.If frogs of the female persuasion can’t identify their own species’ calls in this terrifying soundscape, they may lose out on an opportunity to reproduce. Fortunately, evolution has come up with a clever trick to cut through the chaos: a pair of lungs that can help female frogs home in on the come-hither calls of potential mates, according to a study led by Norman Lee of St. Olaf College in Minnesota, published today in Current Biology. Remarkably, the lungs accomplish this not by amplifying the sounds made by males of the same species, but by muffling the ruckus of other species. Frog lungs, Lee’s team has shown, are basically noise-canceling headphones that also happen to oxygenate the blood.[Read: City frogs are the sexiest frogs]The behavior probably isn’t conscious—just something frog lungs are naturally able to do, via some unusual vibratory shenanigans. But biologically speaking, “it seems incredibly smart,” says Amritha Mallikarjun, a cognitive scientist at the University of Pennsylvania’s school of veterinary medicine, who wasn’t involved in the study. “They’re taking sounds that aren’t interesting, and trying to reduce them.”Humans, to be clear, cannot do this, at least not with our lungs. The tubes that connect our ears to our upper throats are closed off most of the time, so most of the sound waves that reach our brains come in through the holes on either side of our heads. Almost all frog ears, however, are permanently linked to the rest of the body, and thus privy to vibrations from the mouth, the lungs—even the opposite ear. (This interconnectedness means that, unlike humans, frogs don't experience a pressure differential between the outside and the inside of their heads; their ears probably don't pop when they travel on planes.)Scientists have been studying the open floor plan of frog ears since at least the late 1980s, when they discovered that the lungs were likely sending vibrations up to the animals’ heads. (A smear of Vaseline on the frogs’ torsos, others confirmed, could dampen the effect.) But the purpose of this bizarre connection eluded researchers for decades.Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, a biologist at the University of Southern Denmark and an author of the new study, spent much of his career convinced that lung vibrations served as a sort of rudimentary GPS, helping frogs determine the direction that sounds were coming from and thus pinpointing potential mates in space. But it turns out that they’re filtering for quality, not location: When filled with air, the organs enhance the frog’s ability to tune in to only certain sound frequencies and cast others aside.To tease these possibilities apart, the researchers put female American green tree frogs in an acoustic chamber and played the animals a mélange of sounds from different spots in the room. They then used a specialized laser to measure how much their eardrums vibrated in response.For the experiments to work, Lee, of St. Olaf College, had to become a pro at deflating and reinflating frog lungs. Squeezing the air out, he told me, is pretty simple—a matter of gently squishing the skin around their lungs. (Frogs don’t have ribs.) Bringing the animals back up to size is trickier. For that, Lee inserts a segment of plastic tubing into the frog’s mouth and blows into the other end, transferring a teeny puff of air from his human lungs into the frog’s much smaller ones.In the team’s experiments, puffed frogs seemed no better equipped than squished frogs to map out the sounds engulfing them. Inflation status also had little effect on the females’ ability to hear males of their own species (which, for the record, sound a bit like a goose honking in falsetto). But aerated frogs seemed worse at detecting noises in a very specific frequency range—one that happens to overlap with the calls made by several other amorous amphibians.Frog lungs, Lee and his colleagues discovered, vibrate within a range of about 1400 to 2200 hertz; the American green tree frog calls outside this range, while many of the toads and bullfrogs that share its habitat call within it. When these other species croon, female tree frogs’ lungs quiver, transmitting energy to the inner surface of the eardrums and instructing them to ignore similar sound waves they receive from the outside. It is, in a sense, an anti-eavesdropping device.Lung-based interference can’t eliminate all the hubbub that females deal with in their environment. The maximum knockdown Lee’s team measured in the study was about 10 decibels. (For comparison, decent noise-canceling headphones can eliminate some 30 or 40 decibels of noise.) Still, “it’s an enormous bump down,” Mark Bee, a biologist at the University of Minnesota and an author on the study, told me. Frogs also might not want to completely deafen themselves to other sounds, which could alert them to the presence of predators or tasty prey.The frogs’ ruse isn’t just impressive, experts told me. It’s also an elegant solution to a complex problem. In the world of acoustics, there are two ways to make a sound more audible. One is to boost the signal itself, in the hope that it will rise above the din. The other is to pare away the noise around it—a way of emphasizing the message without changing its contents.Filtering out the nonsense of irrelevant males up front might also reduce the workload on frogs’ teeny brains, says Hoke of Colorado State University. When humans congregate at raucous parties or bars, they must devote a lot of neural resources to focusing on a single speaker at a time. What frogs have cooked up is a sexual sieve: “They don’t need to waste their resources processing it out,” she says.[Read: How a frog became the first mainstream pregnancy test]The study also highlights an oft-neglected part of courtship acoustics. For decades, scientists have meticulously documented the ways that male amphibians—ribbity Romeos that they are—change their behavior to make their voices stand out. Some croak, grunt, trill, and even squeak faster or with extra gusto; others will boot rival frogs out of their territory so they can hog the swampy stage for themselves, Bee told me. A few polite souls actually take turns to avoid getting drowned out.But we don’t know nearly as much about what happens after signals are emitted, says Mariana Rodriguez Santiago, a neuroscientist at Colorado State University who wasn’t involved in the study. “The attention of academia has been very broadly focused on males and how they change what they’re doing,” she told me. Across the tree of life, females are often reduced to inert receptacles, or mere measures of males’ reproductive success.That couldn’t be further from the truth, especially among tree frogs. Communication is a two-way street, and studies that focus on the female perspective—as this one did—are a powerful reminder that signal interpreters aren’t passive, Rodriguez Santiago said. Desperate messengers can scream and shout all they like, but none of it matters if no one hears them.
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Hugh Newell Jacobsen, award-winning modernist architect, dies at 91
His deceptively simple designs for homes and prominent public buildings earned him high-profile commissions around the world. His clients included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, actors Meryl Streep and James Garner, and arts patron and philanthropist Rachel “Bunny” Mellon.
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“No healing without the truth”: How a federal commission could help America understand systemic racism
A Black Lives Matter flag flies on Black Lives Matter Plaza Northwest in Washington DC, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021. | SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty America’s long-overdue racial healing commission is making its way through Congress. When Barbara Lee’s mother went into labor, no one at the hospital would let her in. It was 1946 in segregated El Paso, Texas, and she was Black. When she was finally allowed through the door, she was left in a gurney in the hospital hallway, unconscious and unassisted, until it was too late to perform the C-section she needed. Moments later, the doctor — seeming unsure of what to do — decided to use forceps, a risky process of delivery that could pose birth injuries, to pull the baby out. “My mother almost died in childbirth having me, and I almost didn’t get into this world, because I barely made it,” said Lee, a Democratic Congress member from California. “That’s an example of systemic racism in the health care system that we’re still dealing with today.” Lee’s mother is not an anomaly. In the United States, Black mothers have historically faced significant obstacles in receiving quality health care. Over the years, a growing body of evidence has proved the significant role systemic racism — the long-tail effects of slavery, segregation, and discrimination — plays in these disparities: Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women,partially because their pain and discomfort aren’t taken as seriously as their white counterparts. In addition, 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Black infant mortality is over two times higher than the death rate of white babies. It’s disparities like maternal mortality — along with racial inequities in wages, education, mass incarceration, and more — that has led Lee and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) to reintroduce a resolution last week urging the US government to establish a commission that would examine how systemic racism plays out in policies and overall practices today. The resolution to create a US Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) — which Lee began drafting more than four years ago with the help of fellow Congress members, activists, and scholars — was first introduced in the summer of 2020 against the backdrop of the compounding crises of police violence and Covid-19, which have disproportionately impacted Black and brown people. Its main goal is to study — and tell the truth — of how people of color have been treated beyond what’s written in US history textbooks, so the nation can create policies that address the legacies of injustice that many still suffer today. Though the resolution has yet to be adopted, grassroots organizers are already helping legislators draw up a blueprint for what the commission can do, including creating history lessons to be implemented in America’s education systems, building monuments in honor of underrepresented groups, and establishing safe public spaces for cultural dialogue. Once in place, the TRHT commission — an intergovernmental effort led by local communities — could leverage federal resources to support and amplify these local efforts to educate the public and eliminate systemic inequities. While some may mistake TRHT as a means to enact reparations, the commission differs from the bill to study reparations, HR 40, which has been reintroduced in Congress numerous times over the past three decades andas recently as last month. While the legislations do complement each other in repairing racial injustice against Black people, the proposed racial-healing commission would acknowledge the struggles of other people of color — Native Americans, Asians, Latinos, and Pacific Islanders — too. “This commission is long overdue,” Lee said. “The public needs to be aware of the why’s and the how’s of living under systems of oppression, and understand that our job now is if we’re going to really unify and heal this country is to dismantle those chains of slavery that still haven’t been broken. Now, we have come a long way but the underlying issue has never been addressed in America.” What the racial-healing commission would entail Truth and reconciliation commissions first emerged in South America and South Africa in the late 20th century. Today, more than 40 countries have established their own truth commissions. Canada, for instance, created a truth commission in 2007 to address the abusive and brutal laws that put Indigenous children in harms way. For nearly a decade, the government launched numerous public education programs and events that rather shifted the country’s historical narrative of its First Nations, a dialogue that still continues today. While Lee and Booker’s TRHT is modeled after these commissions, it differs not just in title but also in strategy and scope. “The commission is called the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation — not Reconciliation like most commissions, because here in America, there’s not much to reconcile, so we say transformation,” Lee said. “We can’t just say all of this damage has been done, when unequal education of Black kids or inequities in the health care system for African Americans still exist; you have to repair this damage.” As it’s written, the resolution is not exclusive to Black Americans but also addresses the historical abuse of Native Americans, forced removal of Mexican migrants, xenophobic laws enacted toward Chinese immigrants, the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans, the brutal annexation of Puerto Rico and Hawaii, and the colonization of the Pacific Islands. “It has a broad reach; the anti-Black racism is at the heart of the resolution, but also we understand that all groups suffer from exposure to racism,” Gail Christopher, executive director of National Collaborative for Health Equity who also helped in drafting the TRHT resolution, said. “So we had Native Americans, Latinx, Asian Americans, Pacific Islander, and immigrant populations all represented.” Ultimately, the TRHT commission is aimed at educating the public and figuring out ways to heal from the system built on historical atrocities. Christopher describes the US Commission as a unique framework designed to focus on five pillars: narrative change, racial healing and relationship building, separation, law, and economy. Narrative change: The manifestations of racism have not historically been part of the national discourse. Americans don’t necessarily understand or acknowledge the true history of chattel slavery and how other systems of oppression inform policies — such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which banned Chinese immigrants from becoming US citizens, and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which allowed labor unions to discriminate based on race. The commission could present a change in narrative through school curricula, news media, movies, radio, digital media, gaming platforms, and memorials, said Marcus Hunter, a professor of African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, who also helped draft the TRHT resolution. A key component of the legislation would also establish a national archive that will serve as a digital “repository of accountability,” designed to maintain an accurate snapshot of the last 400 years of racial injustice, which universities, colleges, and schools can access across the country. Hunter himself said it wasn’t until he was doing research on his book on reparations that he learned about the original population of enslaved Black people who came from West Africa. “They were judges, teachers, healers, lawyers, nurses — so how is it that I’ve never even received the truth of their population in school?” he said. “That’s why having a truth commission is important, because once you are able to like establish the facts as they are, then whatever policies that you have can be transformative.” Racial healing: Once the truth is told, it’s important to recognize the harm done by systemic racism. The commission will make an effort to bring historically underserved communities together to work in solidarity in safe spaces. “It’s not a divisive approach; it’s not a traumatizing approach,” Christopher said. “It is about building our capacities and our skills to put racism behind us and to see ourselves in the face of each other.” The truth commission, once established, plans to implement the work that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) has done with more than 100 practitioners who are skilled in facilitating racial healing approaches. Separation: Historically racist policies like redlining, the government-sanctioned effort to intentionally segregate communities of color by labeling their neighborhoods “red” in residential maps,still has environmental, economic, and health repercussions today. A 2019 study that examined 108 urban areas across the country, for instance, found that 94 percent of historically redlined neighborhoods are disproportionately hotter than the rest of the neighborhoods in their cities. The commission aims to study, dismantle, and overhaul policies and infrastructure that perpetuate the legacies of segregation that are still apparent in America’s education system, immigration policies, and health care systems. Law: Laws have historically been created to punish marginalized Americans. This is seen in the over-policing of communities of color as well as mass incarceration of Black people. If established, the TRHT commission would also work to overhaul criminal justice and education policies at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels — redressing the racial hierarchies baked in the system. Economy: Throughout much of history, financial gain and corporate profit have been the driving force of the oppression of people of color — from taking sacred tribal lands to extract fossil fuels, to exploiting immigrant farmworkers for unconscionably low wages. The commission would work to break down racist imprints in the labor force and equitably expand educational opportunities for all communities. While TRHT’s goals may seem complex and ambitious, the legislation is just a starting point to creating the commission and tackling the larger systemic issues entrenched in America’s fabric. The commission could also be a door-opener to a better understanding of the need for reparations. “You want the soil to be tilled,” Hunter said. “When you plant the seeds of reparations, you want it to yield a positive outcome for everybody. And so it is the truth telling, and it is the healing work that tills the soil for this needed and necessary and required accountability.” How the commission resolution is garnering support In the past few years, there has been a growing interest in creating a US truth commission. The 1619 Project, led by the New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, fueled a national conversation abouthow America’s founding begins with slavery. Add to that the movement in response to the police killing of George Floyd and a pandemic that’s disproportionately killing Black and brown people. Now could be the time for Lee’s commission to come to fruition. The bill has garnered more than 100 co-sponsors in both the House and Senate, and has been endorsed by over 240 organizations and individuals, including the #BreatheWithMe campaign, Leadership Conferences on Civil and Human Rights, and the NAACP. Even celebrities like Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish have promoted the idea of such a commission to address America’s underlying inequities. Moreover, the January 6 insurrection in which pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol, waving Confederate flags and other racist symbols, became further proof that speaks to the sense of urgency behind the commission. Supporters of the TRHT resolution and activists see the country’s current political landscape as a window of opportunity to tackle the nation’s rising racial tensions. Hunter, for instance, has been using the insurrection as the core narrative when calling Republican representatives to campaign for support for the commission. “Part of what I was able to demonstrate effectively in my calls is that you see what happened in January 6 and how much of this whole issue of racial healing is also a national security issue,” Hunter said. “And that the longer we delay this, the more we leave ourselves vulnerable to future attacks, to future acts of aggression and violence, because there is just a deep need. It’s not a Democrat issue. It’s not a Republican issue. It’s an American issue.” With a new Democratic majority in Congress and President Biden’s commitments to racial justice, Lee is hopeful to get the necessary support needed to bring America’s first truth commission into fruition. Throughout her life, and especially in her 22 years in Congress, Lee has had to witness the underlying legacies of oppression and injustice that many Black Americans, and other people of color have had to endure — but that has never been fully addressed at the federal level. “People have to understand the why’s of systemic racism to understand today, and know that we’ll never really have true liberty and justice for all until the historical facts are made public, and the truth is told,” Lee said. “Only then we can heal, because there’s no healing without the truth.”
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Sex assault survivor designs consent-themed lingerie, ‘Assk first’
"Ask the cutie before touching the booty."
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When is Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Harry and how to watch
There has already been plenty of controversy surrounding the royal tell-all.
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Aaron Boone called for Yankees update hours after pacemaker surgery
TAMPA — Carlos Mendoza was driving home from the Yankees’ win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night when Aaron Boone called. The Yankees manager, who was hours removed from undergoing surgery to have a pacemaker inserted to address a low heart rate, peppered his bench coach with questions about what he missed. “As soon...
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Biden’s ‘blue state bailout’ slammed by pro-GOP group in new effort
EXCLUSIVE: A pro-GOP outside group closely aligned with the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is launching an effort in three states against Democratic governors ‒ who could face challenging reelections next year ‒ over the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package being pushed by President Joe Biden.
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Seven-year-old sells lemonade to fund her own brain surgery
HOMEWOOD, Ala. — Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like toys and sequined high-heel shoes. The bouncy little girl is still in business months later, yet the money is going toward something entirely different: surgery on her brain. Last month, doctors determined...
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Biden's 'Neanderthal Thinking' Remark Prompts Furor in Mississippi, Texas
"When President Biden said that we were all Neanderthals, it struck me as someone who needs to get outside of Washington, D.C., and actually travel to Middle America," Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, who recently lifted the statewide mask mandate, said in response to the president's remarks.
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18 books that capture the spirit and essence of living in D.C.
These works, recommended by local authors and bookstore owners, remind us just how special Washington is.
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Pelosi holding weekly presser despite House Dems cancelling session amid QAnon chatter
Online chatter from QAnon conspiracy theorists about a far-fetched scheme to storm the Capitol complex Thursday prompted House Democrats to cancel work and Capitol Police to ramp up security.
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle reportedly refuse to delay Oprah interview
"As it stands, I don't think there is any intention from the program maker to change its air date," the source said.
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Funding delays leave small businesses in limbo
The fate of some small businesses hinges on PPP loans. The Small Business Administration says delays in funding are due to additional compliance checks introduced by the Biden administration. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich reports.
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How Much Elizabeth Warren's Net Worth Tax Would Cost Prominent Politicians
The Massachusetts senator's proposed legislation could cost Donald Trump around $39 million.
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Misdemeanor court has been closed for a year. Keep it that way.
When the pandemic threat ends, this policy change for nonviolent misdemeanors should stay.
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Cuomo not resigning despite nearly 30 Dem, GOP NY lawmakers supporting removal
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that he has no intention of leaving office, despite calls from dozens of state lawmakers who either want him to step down or face impeachment.
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One House Republican Voted for the George Floyd Police Reform Act. He Pushed the Wrong Button.
*Bipartisan.
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Man opens fire on Ohio deputy during wellness check, dramatic video shows
An Ohio man opened fire at close range on an unsuspecting deputy during a wellness check — missing her by a hair, dramatic video shows. The footage, released Tuesday by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, shows Deputy Sara Vaught outside a home in Mason, where cops responded on Feb. 15 after a man called 911...
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Dr. Fauci Urges Texans, Mississippians to Wear Masks As Mandates Lifted
The public health official said "now is not the time to pull back" as some governors relax COVID restrictions.
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Machine Gun Kelly’s drummer hospitalized after alleged robbery, hit-and-run
Rook captioned a photo from the hospital, "Don't worry I'll bounce back."
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Alec Baldwin left Twitter because we don't get irony
Alec Baldwin has once again deactivated his Twitter account.
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