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Big Tech Backflip: Facebook Drops Australian News Ban, Bows to Government Regulation

In an extraordinary backflip, Facebook announced Tuesday it will reverse its block on Australian users sharing news on its site and accept proposed government media bargaining laws that force it to pay for content.
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Deshaun Watson could lose out on over $20M if he sits out 2021 NFL season: report
Deshaun Watson has made it public that he wants to leave the Houston Texans, but if the franchise doesn’t grant him his wishes, the superstar quarterback could lose out on a lot of money if he decides to sit out the 2021 NFL season.
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How school districts are tackling reopening plans, addressing gaps in learning during the pandemic
It's been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic forced schools across the country to make a shift from in-person to remote learning. Robin Lake, the director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss how different school districts are addressing plans to reopen, and what they're doing to make students, teachers, staff and parents safe.
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Pramila Jayapal Says Dems Have to Deliver on $15 Minimum Wage Because 'Voters Trusted Us'
The congresswoman said that including the wage hike is a matter of accountability to voters and believes it will pass in the Senate.
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Jonah Hill: ‘I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself’
He said the media "stalking him" and printing photos of him doesn't phase him at all anymore. 
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Peppa Pig is getting her own Orlando-area theme park, complete with muddy puddles
Peppa Pig is looking to hog some of the Florida sunshine enjoyed by Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter.
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Man arrested for trespassing at Augusta National snuck onto property because he 'was bored'
A Martinez man was arrested after a foot pursuit inside Augusta National Sunday. The man told deputies he was bored and wanted to have some fun.       
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MLB adding plexiglass to help limit COVID-19 spread
TAMPA — If you’re going to Steinbrenner Field Sunday — or pretty much any major league game for the near future — you’ll see a new feature above the dugouts: a large piece of plexiglass behind the netting. The plexiglass is part of Major League Baseball’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic to...
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Donald Trump 'Not Done With This Revolution,' Former White House Aide Tells CPAC
The U.S. founding fathers "gave us a right to a political revolution and that's what happened in 2016," Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland told Trump supporters at the conservative event in Florida.
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Former Notre Dame star, NFL lineman is reported missing, mother believes he's in danger
Former NFL defensive lineman and Notre Dame standout Louis Nix has reportedly been missing since Tuesday.
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Trump to target Biden and assert leadership over GOP at CPAC
"There's a 99.99% chance Liz Cheney gets brought up," a senior adviser said.
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Nicole Malliotakis spearheads GOP objections to $1.9 trillion COVID bill
Staten Island Rep. Nicole Malliotakis took the lead as a group of GOP freshmen blasted the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. “This bill is significantly bloated,” the first-term Republican said late Friday, shortly before the wee-hours vote on the massive spending bill. “And we still have $1 trillion unspent from previous packages,” she added....
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Chinese government adds wolves to protected species list
Wolves are finally getting some respect in China. Long reviled as pests and symbols of greed and cruelty, wolves have now joined nearly 1,000 other species that the Chinese government is determined to protect. In addition to wolves, the Chinese government launched a campaign to protect the lime-green Mangshan pit viper and the Yangzi finless...
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D.C. man shot by police, charged with assaulting officer while carrying knife
Police said suspect ignored orders to drop a knife and back away. In response, police said an officer fired.
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Previously jailed Texas salon owner speaks out at CPAC: 'It wasn't about a haircut… it's common sense'
The Texas salon owner jailed for defying coronavirus lockdown orders spoke out at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and recounted her fight for basic freedom rights.
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California County Counsel 'Disappointed' Over SCOTUS Decision to Resume Indoor Worship
On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that Santa Clara County, California, could not enforce a ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Why the Royal Family Is Terrified of an Interview Between Oprah and Meghan and Harry
The queen has good reason to dislike tell-all interviews.
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More Santa Ana winds in Southern California are on the way
Parts of Southern California are bracing for another round of potentially damaging Santa Ana winds that could take out trees and power lines and elevate the risk of fire.
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Body found along Kenilworth Avenue in Northeast D.C.
Body was discovered on ambulance call near Pr. George’s County line.
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ISIS bride Shamima Begum ‘angry, crying’ after UK nixes return to Britain
ISIS bride Shamima Begum was left “angry, upset and crying” after a court ruled she could not return to Britain to fight to get her U.K. citizenship back. The now 21-year-old is stuck in a detention camp in northern Syria after the UK Supreme Court unanimously turned down her request to come back to Britain...
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Clippers take aim at Bucks, who have had their number
The Clippers have not beaten the Milwaukee Bucks during the Kawhi Leonard-Paul George era and look to change that Sunday.
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Most House Republicans voted not to certify some election results. Democrats are still seething.
The votes that followed the siege of the Capitol are a red line upon which new House Democrats are basing their decisions on which Republicans to work with.
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New Zealand’s largest city back to lockdown after COVID-19 case
WELLINGTON — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that the country’s biggest city, Auckland, will go into a seven-day lockdown from early morning on Sunday after a new local case of the coronavirus of unknown origin emerged. This comes two weeks after Auckland’s nearly 2 million residents were plunged into a snap...
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Britain says goodbye to Captain Tom Moore, WWII vet and pandemic hero
His fundraising efforts earned him fame, admiration and a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth in July.
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GOP rep headlines conference where organizers push white nationalist rhetoric
GOP Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona was the surprise keynote speaker at a conference Friday night in Orlando, Florida, where speakers spread white nationalist rhetoric.
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New York’s COVID-19 cases, hospitalization keep falling
The number of New Yorkers hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to drop, hitting the lowest level since Dec. 12. The hospitalizations dropped to 5,445 Friday, Gov. Cuomo said Saturday. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate dropped to 3.18 percent, the lowest since Nov. 26. The daily positivity rate Friday was 2.85 percent, a slight tick up...
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VP Harris: "Baton is now in our hands"
US Vice President Kamala Harris spoke on Saturday at the White House's virtual Black History Month celebration. (Feb. 27)      
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Former champ Carla Esparza meets Yan Xiaonan at UFC Fight Night in May
A potential title eliminator in the strawweight division between Carla Esparza and Yan Xiaonan is on tap for May.       Related StoriesFormer champ Carla Esparza meets Yan Xiaonan at UFC Fight Night in May - EnclosureUFC 261 adds Brendan Allen vs. Karl Roberson to lineupUFC Fight Night 186 loses Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder hours before event start 
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NYC finally releases East River Park report, with heavy redactions
New York City finally made public a report — which it first claimed did not exist — on the East River Park reconstruction plan, but redacted dozens of pages of key details. Among the missing information is who worked on the “value engineering study” and a list of advantages and disadvantages of alternative construction plans....
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NBA veteran Jeremy Lin will not name person who called him 'coronavirus' on the court
Former NBA star Jeremy Lin will not be naming the person who called him "coronavirus" while he was playing basketball.
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House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package
Overnight, the House of Representatives passed President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The bill passed predominantly along party lines, with two Democrats voting against the plan. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who represents Oregon's 3rd congressional district, spoke with Lana Zak about the impact the COVID-19 relief package will have on the country, and how it will help revitalize the nation's struggling restaurant industry.
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Donald Douglas, longtime PSAL executive director, dead at 58
Donald Douglas, the longtime executive director of the Public School Athletic League, died late Friday night, according to friend and PSAL colleague Dwayne Burnett. Douglas was 58, according to his Facebook page. Douglas died of a heart attack, while vacationing on the island of Jamaica, after a bad fall eventually caused a blood clot to...
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What Is The HBO Saturday Night Movie This Week?
Here's what movie you can look forward to seeing on HBO tonight.
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The court of international public opinion long ago found MBS guilty over Khashoggi murder. The US has just caught up
There is no mystery in how Jamal Khashoggi died, it was cold-blooded and brutal.
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The court of international public opinion long ago found MBS guilty over Khashoggi murder. The US has just caught up
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Intelligence report concludes Saudi Prince approved Khashoggi murder
The Biden administration released an intelligence report confirming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. However, the administration isn't directly punishing the crown prince. Lana Zak spoke with Iyad el-Baghdadi, the co-founder of the Khashoggi Disinformation Monitor, about what this means for dissidents around the world.
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Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic alone
A former Republican operative who now leads one of the nation's most powerful business groups is praising President Joe Biden's efforts to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
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Richard Grenell Suggests He'll Run for California Governor, Attacks Gavin Newsom
After calling for Newsom to be recalled, the former acting director of national intelligence ended his CPAC speech by seeming to hint at a gubernatorial run.
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Gold Trump statue on sale at CPAC for $100,000
ORLANDO, Fla. — A bizarre gold statue of former President Trump clad in sandals and waving a magic wand is currently on sale at CPAC — for anyone with a cool $100,000 to spend. “He’s wearing a business suit because he’s a business man. The red tie represents the Republican party, the red white and blue...
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Former Giant Louis Nix reported missing months after being shot
Louis Nix, a former defensive lineman for the Giants who survived a shooting in December, has been reported missing by his mother. Nix left his father’s Jacksonville, Fla., home at approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday and has not returned, according to a missing person poster shared to social media. Nix’s mother told Action News Jacksonville...
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WWII novel reveals forgotten story of trains that saved Italy’s kids from ruin
In “The Children’s Train” by Viola Ardone (HarperVia, out now) a little-known period in Italian history is the focus of the novel – and a fascinating look at post-World War II Italy as seen through the eyes of a young boy.  The novel focuses on Amerigo, a 7-year-old living in Naples with his single mother,...
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'We're done with that lifestyle': Jessica Watkins, Ohio woman charged in Capitol riot, renounces Oath Keepers
Jessica Watkins, 38, says she has disbanded her local armed group and is canceling her Oath Keeper membership after her arrest.       
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Two skiers defy death in Yosemite descent
Two skiers navigated a thin layer of snow with no margin for error down the precipitous shoulder of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and alternately skied and rappelled back to the valley floor in an unusually daring feat. (Feb. 27)      
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Tunisian Ennahda party demands unity during protest
Thousands of supporters of Tunisia's biggest political party, Ennahda, held a demonstration in central Tunis on Saturday demanding national unity amid a stand off between the country's President and Prime Minister. (Feb. 27)      
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‘Impeach’ billboard vents fury over Gov. Cuomo nursing home scandal
Don’t get mad, get a billboard. An Albany gun-store owner is venting his fury over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal with a giant highway sign calling for his impeachment. “The purpose is to demand that he be held accountable for the mass deaths at the nursing homes,” Brian Olesen told The Post. “Our original...
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Rep. Lauren Boebert had this response to MSNBC host comparing her gun display to Osama bin Laden's
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., was quick to dismiss remarks made by MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who compared her on-camera gun display to Osama bin Laden's. 
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Colorado man sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for plotting to bomb a historic synagogue
A Colorado man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison on Friday for plotting to blow up the 119-year-old Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado.
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Dems’ new COVID relief bill mainly subsidizes health care for the rich
Democrats’ holy grail is reducing income inequality. So it’s ironic that they are considering a bill to expand ObamaCare that will primarily benefit richer households and health-insurance companies.  The massive coronavirus relief bill racing through Congress provides substantial new health-insurance subsidies to upper-income households. A 60-year-old couple with two kids making $200,000 would receive a...
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Biden is walking a tightrope on Saudi Arabia
Biden's decision reflects the reality of the longtime marriage of convenience between the world's longest-standing democracy and the world's most absolute monarchy -- a relationship has always been based on mutual interests, writes Peter Bergen.
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