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Chicago sees spike in carjackings, prompting call to ban ‘Grand Theft Auto’

A Democrat lawmaker from Chicago’s South Side introduced a bill last week that calls for a ban on some video games in an effort to fight the city’s recent uptick in violent crimes, including carjackings.
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Only 3 Percent of Workers to Receive Raise Under Romney, Cotton Wage Hike: Analysis
The economic analysts said the Republican plan is about "13 percent less than what the minimum wage was at its high-water mark in 1968."
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Real Madrid breaks Atalanta hearts with late goal after controversial red card
In a match that was largely low on quality, it was a standout moment of brilliance that eventually gave Real Madrid a narrow 1-0 win over 10-man Atalanta in the Champions League round of 16.
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Paramount+: Here's everything you need to know about ViacomCBS' new streaming service
ViacomCBS has been heavily advertising Paramount+, its new streaming service, with an ad campaign that has some of its biggest stars — everyone from James Corden to Beavis and Butt-Head — on an expedition to scale Paramount Mountain.
Rep. Gerry Connolly Rages at Jim Jordan for 'Gaslighting' Him After 'Vote to Overturn Election'
"I didn't vote to overturn an election," Connolly told Jordan. "And I will not be lectured by people who did about partisanship."
Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob
A close ally of Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took part in the January 6 mob at the Capitol and said he was among those who eventually made their way into the building.
Biden orders review on cracks in critical supply chains
President Joe Biden wants his administration to identify and fix potential cracks in supply chains that could cause shortages of critical items like chips inside cars, minerals in flat-screen televisions, batteries in electric vehicles and ingredients in life-saving medicines.
60 Minutes+ debuts on Paramount+
Jonathan Blakely has been named executive producer of the new program, which premieres March 4.
One of New York state's largest vaccination sites is opening in Brooklyn
Medgar Evers College is opening Wednesday as one of the largest vaccination sites in New York state, equipped to vaccinate 3,000 New Yorkers a day, and 21,000 a week. CNN's Alexandra Field is in Brooklyn answering your questions.
Missing Marsha
When a woman vanishes and misses a hair appointment, her hairdresser becomes the driving force to find out -- did she leave her husband or is she dead? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.
Lawmakers should know if Swalwell is 'tainted' by ties to alleged Chinese spy: Rep. John Katko
Lawmakers have an obligation to ensure that Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is not "tainted" by his association with suspected Chinese spy Fang Fang, the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee told Fox News Wednesday.
Katharine McPhee, David Foster welcome their first child together, a baby boy
Congratulations are in order for Katharine McPhee and David Foster, who have welcomed a baby boy. This is the couple's first child together.
DC mayor's sister dies from Covid-19
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser's sister died Wednesday at age 64 from "complications related to Covid-19," the mayor said in a statement.
Biden announces 3 nominees to Postal Service board
Biden's nominees will diversify the board and perhaps provide enough votes to oust current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
HHS nominee Becerra avoids providing guarantee on private health insurance
President Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra declined to assure lawmakers on Wednesday that there would be no federal “takeover” of health care if he is confirmed to the post.
The workers who could get us through this crisis
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sheila Davis write that the Health Force, Resilience Force, and Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act would invest billions of dollars into local public health systems and recruit, train and employ hundreds of thousands of Americans and help address disparities in underserved areas.
Pentagon chief urges service members to get vaccinated after it was revealed one-third are opting out
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urged military service members to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in a video statement released Wednesday after it was revealed last week that approximately one-third have opted out of receiving doses.
Aid groups continue to feed storm-battered Houston
In Houston, long lines of people seeking clean water and food remain a common sight. The mayor expects the need to last for weeks. (Feb. 24)
Acting Capitol Police chief admits 'internal challenges' during Jan. 6 response
Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman defends her department’s actions on Jan. 6 in prepared testimony, but admits the force had "internal challenges."
The realities of DNA testing
Samuel Burke, host of "Suddenly Family" tells Christiane Amanpour about his own shocking DNA discovery and how it shifted his understanding of what family is.
'Simpsons' creator Matt Groening 'didn't have a problem' with white actors voicing non-white roles
"The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening speaks about racial controversy surrounding the animated series' casting after white actors play non-white roles.
Why ‘RHONJ’ star Jennifer Aydin’s dad still lives with her
Jennifer Aydin is all about her family.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Says 'Get Used to Me' Amid Calls for His Ouster
DeJoy said he'll be around for a long time, while the White House later announced three nominees for the USPS Board of Governors.
Facebook says it cracked down on climate change lies. Then came false power outage claims during Texas winter storm
Misleading claims by prominent conservatives including Fox News personalities that wind turbines caused Texas power outages whipped through Facebook.
Maryland senators return from quarantine after negative coronavirus tests
Several positive rapid tests on Tuesday were later reversed by follow-up testing, said Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City).
USS Bonhomme Richard, Navy assault ship damaged by fire, should be sunk, lawmakers say
A bipartisan group of 22 lawmakers from Congress is asking Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker to "save taxpayers millions of dollars" and sink the irreparably damaged USS Bonhomme Richard somewhere near Florida, according to a report.
‘Coming 2 America’ to premiere at Queens drive-in, not in theaters
It's coming 2 a drive-in near you.
The Wizards have a packed second-half schedule thanks to their coronavirus pause in January
Washington will play eight back-to-backs in the latter half of the regular season.
California candidate for governor accuses Newsom of creating ‘education equality gap’ during COVID
California gubernatorial candidate Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom for allowing schools to remain closed despite confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it’s generally safe for kids to return to classrooms.
White House asked if Neera Tanden offered to pull her OMB nomination
​White House press secretary Jen Psaki ​continued to dance around questions about Neera Tanden’s nomination to run the Office of Budget and Management Wednesday as reporters asked whether she has offered to pull her name from consideration after two Senate committees postponed a confirmation vote. At the White House briefing Psaki was asked straight up if...
9 cottagecore aesthetic dresses and outfits that exude cozy style
The "cottagecore" fad all over TikTok is a lifestyle and fashion trend that embodies a slower, simpler time a la "Little House on the Prairie," but more elegant and romanticized.
Tiger Woods tribute scrawled in sand of St. Andrews bunker after accident
A caddie paid tribute to links legend Tiger Woods on Wednesday at Scotland’s famed St. Andrews golf course, writing well wishes in the sand of a bunker one day after the athlete’s California car crash. Woods, 45, suffered serious, potentially career-ending leg injuries when he rolled a Genesis GV80 SUV in Los Angeles County early...
7 Shows Like PBS’s New ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Series
From The Yorkshire Vet to Call the Midwife, we've got plenty of suggestions while you wait for Season 2.
Moderna Ships a New COVID-19 Vaccine for Testing Against More Infectious Variant
The vaccine manufacturer is launching three new studies to address mutations in the COVID-19 virus
Karen Hinton, Ex-Cuomo Aide, Corroborates Lindsey Boylan's Account of Governor's Bullying
"Day to day, he made me feel as if I were no good at my job and thus totally dependent on him to keep it. In Cuomo's world—and he would never admit this even to himself—working for him is like a 1950′s version of marriage," Hinton wrote in an op-ed.
Wreckage of fatal TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed 25 years after crash
The wreckage of TWA Flight 800 is set to be destroyed — nearly 25 years after the doomed aircraft crashed off the coast of Long Island, killing all 230 people on board. For the last two decades, the reconstructed Boeing 747 has been housed in a Virginia hangar and used by the National Transportation Safety...
Listen to Episode 10 of ‘Fullcourt on Flatbush’: Nets are NBA’s Hottest Team
Fans were back in Barclays Center on Tuesday night to watch what looks like the best team in the NBA right now. The Nets are for sure the hottest, winning seven straight games. They are beating teams left and right and Kevin Durant has not even been on the floor for all of them. Three...
Bongino highlights double standard over Biden using same migrant facilities press criticized under Trump
The mainstream media is demonstrating a clear double standard by not calling out the Biden administration for utlizing the same migrant facilities as its predecessor, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino told "Outnumbered" Wednesday.
Astronauts will conduct a spacewalk this Sunday
If you're fond of waking up early and getting the awe-inspiring perspective of an astronaut floating in space, put Sunday's spacewalk on your calendar.
Nurse in Brazil fights off intruder while recording herself twerking for Instagram
Brazilian nurse Angela Goncalves was recording herself busting some moves at her home in Paranagua when a man appeared in the yard behind her, according to Newsflash.
US sprinter Grant Holloway breaks the world record for the indoor 60m hurdles in Madrid
US track and field athlete Grant Holloway just broke the world record for the indoor 60-meter hurdles.
House Democrats reintroduce police reform bill named in honor of George Floyd
House Democrats on Wednesday reintroduced policing legislation named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody last year sparked nationwide calls to address police misconduct and racial injustice.
GOP House members want Cuomo to testify about COVID nursing home deaths
Republican members of a House of Representatives committee want to subpoena Gov. Andrew Cuomo to testify about the true number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths in New York last year, saying they “owe it to the thousands of families” who lost loved ones because of the governor’s “alleged recklessness,” according to a report. R​ep.​ James Comer...
'We're treating it as an accident': Sheriff says Tiger Woods not expected to face charges
The Los Angeles County Sheriff says the department is not expected to pursue any charges against Tiger Woods.
US will vie for seat at U.N.'s human rights body
State Department Spokesman Ned Price says the U.S. is "stepping back up" in its pursuit of a seat on the United Nation's Human Rights Council. (Feb. 24)
LeBron James, Zion Williamson visits highlight Knicks’ second-half schedule
The second half of the Knicks’ pandemic-shortened 72-game schedule was announced Wednesday, and the Garden will be blessed with two April treats six days apart. The Lakers and LeBron James will visit April 12 for the first time since being crowned 2020 NBA bubble champions. The bigger event will come April 18 in a Saturday...
'The Father' offers different look at dementia
Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in the award-winning drama about a man with dementia and his dutiful daughter. David Daniel has a look.
Virginia General Assembly approves ban on foam food containers
Maryland became the first state to enact such a ban last year.
275 charged so far: What we know about the Capitol riot arrests
Prosecutors have charged around 275 people for their alleged roles in the riot.