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Biden infrastructure plan could fund new Brooklyn subway, Schumer says

The cash-strapped MTA could expand subway service into the “transit desert” of southeast Brooklyn if President Biden and the Democratic-led Congress pass a multi-trillion dollar “Build it Back” infrastructure program, Sen. Chuck Schumer said. “There’s some talk that if we get the $4 trillion we can build a subway line to southeast Brooklyn, which is...
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Ex-gymnastics coach dies by suicide after being charged with sexual assault
"This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved," said the Michigan attorney general.
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Progressives Still Pushing for Student Loan Relief, Despite Poll Showing Its Unpopularity
The study found just 13 percent of Americans said they support forgiving $50,000 in federal student loans.
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Katy Perry goes for a stroll with baby Daisy in Hawaii
She and Orlando Bloom are enjoying a family vacation.
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Jen Psaki Says Reopening Migrant Facility for Children Was 'Best Decision,' Amid Criticism
Joe Biden's press secretary says the president's move is "absolutely not the same thing" as Donald Trump's child separation policy.
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Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and dogs stolen
Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen in Hollywood, a source close to the singer tells CNN.
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House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate. The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and...
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House passes Equality Act aimed at ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
The House has passed the Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such as restaurants.
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Ex-US gymnastics coach John Geddert kills himself after sex trafficking charges
A former Olympic gymnastics coach who was hit with a slew of sex trafficking charges in Michigan on Thursday killed himself soon after the raps against him were released by state authorities, a report said. John Geddert was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon in the state, local station WLNS reported, citing state...
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The Golden Globes are considered a big party. This year, they'll air under two clouds
The Golden Globes are celebrated as a star-studded party, but this year they'll air under a pair of clouds -- one due to the difficulty in staging a free-wheeling awards show during a pandemic, the other lined by fresh allegations about questionable ethical practices involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the trophies.
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Native Angeleno Lynne Thompson is L.A.'s 2021 poet laureate
Lynne Thompson is the author of the poetry collections "Beg No Pardon," "Start with a Small Guitar" and "Fretwork."
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Gérard Depardieu denies rape charges: ‘I have nothing to fear’
French film giant Gérard Depardieu on Thursday denied what he said were “totally baseless” rape charges against him. “I am innocent and I have nothing to fear,” the 72-year-old actor told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Depardieu is accused of raping a young actress as the two rehearsed the scene of a play in his Paris...
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Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria turn on Gov. Cuomo as TIME’S UP calls for harassment probe
The star-studded TIME’S UP Foundation on Thursday joined the growing chorus that’s demanding an official probe into sexual-harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo — marking an about-face by two of its most famous board members. “Allegations of inappropriate behavior in any workplace are deeply troubling and should be addressed,” foundation president and CEO Tina Tchen...
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Video: Police pull people from fiery Georgia crash
Police officers in Georgia pulled two people from a fiery wreck early Sunday in a dramatic scene captured on body-camera video. It shows the passenger on fire as a Fayetteville police officer puts out flames on their clothes. (Feb. 25)      
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Republican legislators around the country seek to strip governors and officials of emergency election powers
The bills represent latest front in the partisan battles in states as Republican lawmakers race to pass new laws restricting voting access.
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Rising bond yields trigger Wall Street sell-off
Government bond yields are on the rise, signaling expectations for higher interest rates down the line. CNN's Alison Kosik explains what this means for investors.
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Equality Act with LGBTQ protections passes House, faces uncertain future in Senate
The bill is one of President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities, one he wants passed in his first 100 days in office.      
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The facts about how the U.S. processes unaccompanied migrant children
An overview of the legal authorities and policies that govern the care of unaccompanied kids, as well as the facilities where they're housed while in custody.
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For Patrick Page, it’s Shakespeare’s bad guys who steal the show
The actor superbly plays the Bard’s greatest villains in his one-man show, ‘All the Devils Are Here,” a Shakespeare Theatre Company production running online through July 28.
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Kentucky man ran violent drug, sex operation, exploited victims’ dependence on crack, heroin: DOJ
A Kentucky man was sentenced Thursday to 36 years in prison for running a violent drug and sex trafficking operation that forced young drug-addicted women to prostitute themselves and sell illicit drugs in the Lexington area, prosecutors said.
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'Cherry' reunites Tom Holland and the Russo brothers on a not-so-super movie
The current Spider-Man and directors of "Avengers: Endgame" reunite on "Cherry," but that's the only conspicuously super thing about this grim adaptation of the bestselling book. Tom Holland's kinetic performance is impressive, but it's in the service of an uneven film that too self-consciously works at mirroring the form of a novel.
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NY AG Letitia James mulling independent probe of Gov. Cuomo over sex harass claim
New York Attorney General Letitia James is mulling a request to launch an independent probe of sexual harassment claims leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a former aide. James is “reviewing” a letter sent to her by five female Republican state senators requesting an “immediate appointment of a Special Prosecutor” to review Lindsey Boylan’s accusations...
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Democrats open to partisan balance on Jan. 6 commission, but panel's scope still a sticking point
Congressional Democrats said Thursday that they would be open to an even partisan split for a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, but a dispute over the panel's scope remained a key sticking point as Congress feuds over the creation of the independent commission.
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Listen to Episode 45 of ‘Up In The Blue Seats’: The Artemi Panarin Saga feat. Dan Carcillo
Fans are making their grand return to Rangers games at the Garden on Friday. That would usually be the top news of the week for a team. Unfortunately for the Rangers, that has been overshadowed by Artemi Panarin having to step away from the team due to the assault allegations being made against him. He...
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What Time Will ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ Be on Apple TV+? How To Watch The Billie Eilish Documentary
Be sure to take out your Invisalign before streaming this film.
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Grandma chases down, tackles thief who stole her purse
A security camera captured an elderly woman chasing down a man who allegedly nabbed her purse at a pub in Australia.
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John Geddert, former Olympic gymnastics coach, kills himself after being charged with human trafficking, sex assault
Geddert, 63, was charged Thursday with 24 crimes including human trafficking, sexual assault and racketeering. He did not appear for arraignment.      
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Aaron Pico targeted for return at Bellator 257 vs. England's Aiden Lee
A pair of featherweights boasting a string of stoppage wins will meet at Bellator 257.       Related StoriesAlex Caceres looks forward to day he's longest tenured UFC fighterUFC Fight Night 186's Magomed Ankalaev says there is no secret to his successHolly Holm has faith friend Jon Jones will thrive at heavyweight: 'His skill is just on another level' 
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Jodie Foster: 'The culture is wakening'
Jodie Foster speaks alongside Nancy Hollander, the real-life lawyer she plays in "The Mauritanian," about Guantanamo Bay and sexism in Hollywood.
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Fact Check: Is Biden Required to Give the SOTU Address in Person in His Inaugural Year?
Some Twitter users claimed that President Biden should have given a State of the Union address already.
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Italy’s Lombardy again in virus crisis as Brescia sees surge
ROME — Italy’s northern Lombardy region, where Europe’s coronavirus outbreak erupted last year, asked the national government Thursday for more vaccines to help stem a surge of new COVID-19 cases that are taxing the health system in the province of Brescia. The province’s fast-growing caseload is contributing to another upswing in reported cases nationwide: Italy...
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Hate crimes: How they affect BIPOC and why they are on the rise
USA TODAY's Anika Reed chats with Andra Day, the star of "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," about her portrayal of the iconic singer.      
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The next Republican civil war: a fight over earmarks
As Democrats begin their march toward reinstating earmarks, Republicans are grappling with how their party will handle bringing back directed congressional spending.
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Sephora is opening more stores as it moves beyond the mall
Makeup sales have been walloped by the pandemic. But that's not stopping Sephora from adding more stores as it pushes ahead to attract shoppers outside of struggling malls.
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California allocates $1.4 million to track and stop attacks against Asian Americans
Lawmakers in California this week allocated $1.4 million in state funds to help Asian Americans report hate incidents after a string of recent violent attacks in the state.
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Biden bulldozes Trump's classical architecture mandate for federal buildings
President Biden revoked former President Trump’s order that called for "Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture.”
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China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi
BEIJING — The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader who is reclaiming his country’s rightful place as a global power. The propaganda apparatus has been linking national...
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Zach LaVine’s fiancée went all out to celebrate All-Star nod
No one is more excited about Zach LaVine’s NBA All-Star nod than his fiancée. On Tuesday, Hunter Mar celebrated as the Chicago Bulls guard made the All-Star roster for the first time. “1ST TIME ALL STAR!” Mar began on Instagram. “Wow, what an amazing accomplishment. There is no one more deserving of this experience. You...
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Biden Allies Outraged At Plan To Re-Open Migrant Child Center Dogged by Abuse Allegations
Plans to reopen the much-maligned Homestead facility in Florida have led to growing public backlash among Democrats and activists who say they will fight to ensure it never opens again.
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The Decluttr Store offers a low cost, waste reducing way to upgrade your tech
We wouldn't doubt you if you'd become one of the world's leading experts on online shopping over the last year. But did you know staying connected to the rest of the world with the best tech can be pricey for both you and the planet? Fortunately there's a cheaper, greener and more stress-free alternative for your next tech purchase.
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Man with MMA training who beat up Oklahoma football player Spencer Jones speaks out
Walker Brown and his attorney assert there's more to consider other than what is shown in the viral video.       Related StoriesHolly Holm has faith friend Jon Jones will thrive at heavyweight: 'His skill is just on another level'Alex Caceres looks forward to day he's longest tenured UFC fighterUFC Fight Night 186's Magomed Ankalaev says there is no secret to his success 
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CNN's coverage of Cuomo, Kavanaugh allegations comes under fire for drastically different framing
After CNN finally covered bombshell sexual harassment leveled against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., Thursday with a story leading with his denial, critics pointed out Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh didn't receive the same treatment.
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Blasio: don't 'assume the worst' about new variant
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to quell fears about a new "New York variant" of the coronavirus on Thursday. De Blasio emphasized that a lot more research needed to be done before it is known whether the new variant is any more or less dangerous. (Feb. 25)      
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Bicameral group push for LGBTQ protections bill
Bicameral Democratic group join forces on Capitol Hill to push through a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden. (Feb. 25)      
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Jodie Foster on sexism in Hollywood: I believe we're getting better
Actress Jodie Foster speaks with CNN's Christiane Amanpour about sexism in Hollywood and how she chooses her roles in films.
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Man survives 14 hours in open ocean by clinging to buoy
He left the buoy in the ocean "so it could save another person’s life."
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ECB president on women leaders: 'Of course we can do the job'
Christine Lagarde was the first woman to serve as finance minister of a G7 nation, managing director of the IMF and now president of the European Central Bank. She spoke to CNN's Richard Quest about "making way for others to follow suit."
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Cupp: Marjorie Taylor Greene is in Congress to get famous
CNN's SE Cupp criticizes Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's "stunts" since joining Congress, saying the Georgia Republican came to Washington, DC, to become famous rather than represent her constituents.
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TikTok Mom Praised for Teaching Daughters Virginity Doesn't Exist
"It is a patriarchal concept used to control women and serves no purpose other than making women feel bad about ourselves," the mother explained in a viral video.
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