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Fact Check: Did Representative Maxine Waters Ask About Refunds For Money Lost on Stocks?

On February 18, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on the events surrounding the GameStop trading frenzy that took place in late January.
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Blackburn says conservatives need to 'get busy' ahead of 2022 midterms, calls for tough stance on China
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., on Friday said conservatives need to “get busy” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections at the grassroots level while calling for a pushback against Chinese influence in the U.S.
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The NBA doesn’t need a new logo — and it doesn’t need Kobe Bryant as its representative
Kyrie Irving joined the push to make Kobe Bryant the NBA's logo. Here's what he's missing.
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Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on anti-coup protests
YANGON, Myanmar — Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to assemble in the country’s two biggest cities and elsewhere. Security forces in some areas appeared to become more aggressive in using force and making arrests, utilizing more plainclothes...
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Search For Coyote Continues After Several Attacks In The San Francisco Bay Area
At least five people have reported being bitten. The unusual behavior has residents worried and wildlife authorities working overtime to capture the animal.
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Allen West: If we are going to celebrate Black History Month, then we must honor all Black stories
If the stories of Crispus Attucks, Booker T. Washington, Otis McDonald, real Black history, are not told, then progressives retain control of the narrative and we are all worse off for it.
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Agy Sardari vs. Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar lightweight title fight headlines Cage Warriors 121
Cage Warriors' second of three shows in three days next month will have a title fight at the top of the bill.       Related StoriesUFC Fight Night 186 play-by-play and live results (6 p.m. ET)UFC Fight Night 186 discussion threadUFC 260 poster dubs Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou as 'biggest baddest rematch' 
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Bernie Sanders wants you to know the high cost of our low minimum wage
We're subsidizing corporations while working citizens struggle.
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'The Walking Dead' Season 10 Episode 17 Spoilers: Reapers and Why Maggie Returns
"The Walking Dead" Season 10 episode 17 has finally arrived, as the bonus batch of Season 10 episodes begin. A new threat is exposed, but how is Maggie involved?
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What's Coming to Netflix in March 2021? Full List of Releases
The new documentary "Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell" kickstarts a whole new month of fresh programming from the streaming service.
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The 10 Most Watched TV Shows on Netflix in February
February may have seen the world celebrate Valentine's Day, but Netflix viewers were more interested in watching shows about murders, dystopian societies and magic.
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As Texans went without heat, light or water, some companies scored a big payday out of their misery
The nation's most deregulated energy economy was supposed to be a win for consumers, and for energy companies nimble enough to do business in a bustling, cacophonous market. But a cold snap shattered it last week.
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Help! My Friends Lied About Medical Conditions to Get COVID Vaccines.
I want to cut them out of my life.
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Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. U.S. District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illlinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6...
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Hear from schoolgirl who escaped abduction in Nigeria
More than 300 schoolgirls were abducted when armed men raided a state-run school in Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria, according to a government official. CNN's Stephanie Busari reports.
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In The Story Of U.S. Immigration, Black Immigrants Are Often Left Out
Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, tells NPR's Scott Simon about challenges Black immigrants to the U.S. face.
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Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Defies Military, Calls For Global Action To End Coup
NPR's Scott Simon asks human rights activist Kyaw Win about Myanmar's ambassador to the U.N., who publicly called for international help to overturn the military coup in Myanmar.
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Antony Blinken Starts Virtual 'International' Tour As Secretary Of State
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making the global rounds virtually, with Canada and Mexico as his first stops.
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Advisory Panel Recommends FDA Approve Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use
The committee voted 22 to nothing in favor of the new vaccine.
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Week In Politics: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
The Saudi crown prince may escape punishment for his order to kill a columnist. A pandemic relief package is moving through Congress. Donald Trump remains popular with conservative activists.
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Scientists Talked To People In Their Dreams. They Answered
Scientists have found that two-way communication is possible with someone who is asleep and dreaming. Specifically, lucid dreaming — dreaming while being aware you're dreaming.
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Save over 60 percent on this pocket thermometer that connects to your phone
We’ve all been through a tough time in New York, which has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. But we’re getting through it – and there is light at the end of the tunnel. But, it turns out it’s possible that symptom-monitoring may remain an important part of our lives going forward, and it...
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UFC Fight Night 186 play-by-play and live results (6 p.m. ET)
Check out live play-by-play and official results from UFC Fight Night 186 in Las Vegas.      Related StoriesUFC Fight Night 186 commentary team, broadcast plans setUFC Fight Night 186 breakdown: Ciryl Gane should prove too much for Jairzinho Rozenstruik5 burning questions heading into UFC Fight Night 186 
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UFC Fight Night 186 discussion thread
UFC Fight Night 186 takes place Saturday in Las Vegas, and you can discuss the event here.       Related StoriesUFC 260 poster dubs Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou as 'biggest baddest rematch'Twitter Mailbag: Where does UFC 259 rank among biggest events in history?Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas title fight targeted for UFC 261 headliner 
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CPAC 2021 in full swing, with Mike Pompeo, Kristi Noem, Marco Rubio among the speakers
The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) is in full swing on Saturday and will see a number of top names speaking about the issues facing the country and the conservative movement.
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U.S. targeted Iran-backed militias with seven 500-pound bombs
The airstrike was the first military action authorized by President Biden and was designed to send a message to Iran.
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John Thompson and John Chaney created legacy for Black college basketball coaches. Who will lead the next generation?
John Thompson and John Chaney were the gold standard for college basketball coaches, and role models for Black ones. Who will lead the next generation?      
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At CPAC, rising GOP stars send message that Trump is here to stay
Trump, the marquee speaker this year, will make his first public remarks since leaving office at CPAC on Sunday.
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Lady Gaga's dogs recovered safely after dogwalker shot
A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station around 6 p.m, said Captain Jonathan Tippett.
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Doctor accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccines speaks out
In the ER, "human life always trumps any policy issues. No one ever questions that," said Hasan Gokal, who has a background is emergency medicine.
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Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage
The move comes after Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough​ ruled Thursday night that a $15 minimum wage hike cannot be included in the Senate COVID relief package.
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Oxford vaccine may be key weapon against new COVID variants
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine's "plug and play" platform means it's easy to modify, and scientists expect an update to fight new, troubling variants by the fall.
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She came to the U.S. with $300. Now she's part of NASA's Mars mission.
Much like the name of the rover, Diana Trujillo persevered.
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The House passed Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discuss the Covid-19 relief package in the Oval Office on February 5. | Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Democrats’ sweeping pandemic stimulus package now heads to the Senate. Democrats have gotten over an important hurdle in Covid-19 relief: The House of Representatives just passed its version of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package, sending it off to the Senate. The bill passed around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, in a 219-212 vote, with every Republican voting no. Democratic Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon also opposed the bill. The bill includes some big-ticket items that would deliver important relief to businesses, workers, and the broader economy. It includes $1,400 stimulus checks for those making up to $75,000, $400 expanded weekly unemployment insurance benefits through August 29, and billions of dollars for arenas such as schools, state and local governments, and restaurants. It also increases Affordable Care Act subsidies for low- and middle-income Americans and expands both the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit. The bill also includes a $15 federal minimum wage, though the provision is dead in the Senate. The Senate parliamentarian ruled on Thursday evening that the minimum wage hike cannot be passed under the rules of budget reconciliation. In a statement on Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said he is “deeply disappointed” in the ruling but noted that House Democrats will pass the bill as is, even though it will ultimately change in the Senate. “Gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour remains a centerpiece of House Democrats’ economic plan and would provide a major boost in income to 27 million Americans while lifting nearly a million out of poverty,” he said. Senate Democrats are considering some workarounds on the minimum wage, though it’s unclear if they will stick. Now that the House has passed a version of the bill, it will head to the Senate, which is likely to make some changes to the text. After that, it’s likely to get bounced back to the House, which would need to pass whatever the eventual agreed-on version of the legislation would be before it lands on President Joe Biden’s desk. The clock is ticking: Expanded and extended unemployment insurance under the last $900 billion stimulus package, passed in December, ends on March 14. Democrats do not want to push workers off an unemployment cliff. You can find a complete look at what’s in the House bill here. Democrats are taking a big swing here Biden first introduced his proposal for a sweeping $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package in January, which the congressional plan largely mirrors. Democrats and many economists have for months argued that the risk on the federal government’s pandemic response is doing too little, not too much, to help the country and the economy. Many lawmakers feel the government undershot its response to the 2009 Great Recession and incorrectly assumed they’d have multiple chances at major legislation. They’re determined not to make that mistake this time around. “We can’t do too much here,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office in early February. “We can do too little and sputter.” Democrats, including the president, have argued that it’s an important moment for deficit spending to help people in need, also noting that interest rates are low and are expected to stay that way for quite some time. “Every major economist thinks we should be investing in deficit spending in order to generate economic growth,” Biden told reporters in January. To be sure, Democrats and the White House have received some pushback. Republicans have broadly criticized the Democratic proposal.A group of 10 Senate Republicans put forth a counteroffer to Biden’s $1.9 trillion package, proposing instead a $600 billion bill that would have addressed some immediate public health needs, such as vaccinations and testing, and food aid. But it shrank spending in areas such as unemployment, stimulus checks, and schools, and left out state and local aid altogether. Some economists who are more centrist or even Democratic have questioned whether the legislation is too ambitious. Larry Summers, an economist who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, wrote an op-ed warning the bill might cause future inflation or make less politically palatable further stimulus. Summers’s concerns, while not out of left field, are not necessarily widely shared — many economists pointed out that a little bit of inflation would indeed be good, and the Federal Reserve has tools to combat it. Before Summers’s op-ed was posted, Austan Goolsbee, another Obama economic alum, published an op-ed in the New York Times warning that the country could fall into a double-dip recession, meaning the economy could get better and then fall again, and called for a proactive response from the federal government. He wrote that a “wait and see” approach on a relief program “has been proved to be deeply wrong since the pandemic began,” and noted that the virus has caused people to withdraw from the economy. “Much damage has already been done — and it is evident not only in lost jobs but in lost income and lost companies,” he wrote. “This harm could have been prevented. It definitely should not be repeated now.” There is plenty of space to debate what’s in the legislation, what should be there and what should not. Some provisions, such as higher ACA subsidies, the expanded child tax credit, and the expanded earned income tax credit, are only temporary, and it’s unclear whether they’ll last beyond the next year or two. The House bill cut off a month of expanded unemployment insurance, which Biden initially proposed extending through September. Democrats also opted against including automatic stabilizers in the bill, which would tie supports such as unemployment insurance to economic conditions rather than arbitrary end dates. That the House has passed a version of the package doesn’t mean the process is over — there’s still quite a way to go before it lands in the Oval Office — but it’s an important step.
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Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill passes House, but faces Senate hurdle
The Senate parliamentarian ruled on Thursday the minimum wage hike cannot be included if Congress uses the budget reconciliation process.
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South facing flood warning and severe storm threat
The Pacific Northwest will get a bit of a break in the active weather Saturday as the latest storm to drop feet of snow moves further east.
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5 books not to miss: Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro returns, Viet Thanh Nguyen's 'The Committed'
Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro returns with his much-anticipated new novel "Klara and the Sun," while Viet Thanh Nguyen releases sequel "The Committed."       
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House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package
The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19 has left Americans in dire need of further relief.
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NCAA tournament bracketology: Brand names have big opportunities this weekend
The teams with the most to gain this weekend are the banner brands in the sport.
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Sasse marches to own tune as GOP implodes around him
If there's a model for how to successfully build a conservative GOP out of Trump's shadow, it might as well be the Nebraska Republican.
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Florida manatees are dying in droves this year. Experts blame poor water quality, starvation.
Florida has recorded more manatee deaths this year than the first two months of 2019 and 2020 combined. Experts point to starvation and bad water.       
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How the Pentagon Got Inside ISIS’ Chemical Weapons Operation—and Ended It
How shady reports of ISIS-made poison gas led the U.S. to a valuable ISIS weapon-maker, who helped bring the whole operation down.
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'Strange Fruit': The history behind Billie Holiday's 'radioactive' protest song that inspired Hulu film
Get to know the story behind Billie Holiday's controversial "Strange Fruit," now the subject of Hulu biopic "The United States vs. Billie Holiday."      
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Column: Genderless Potato Heads are no cause for panic
The growing acceptance of LGBTQ rights has put the moral arbiters of the right into a tizzy. Now they're attacking a hard-plastic toy.
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How Goats (And Perhaps People) Make Up Their Minds
How does a herd decide which direction to head in? Researchers put GPS collars on a gathering of goats to find out. Here's what they learned — and how it might apply to humans.
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The GOP’s anti-stimulus rallying cry: What happened to the unspent $1 trillion?
Much of the aid money was designed to be spent gradually, economists say. And the country still needs more.
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Mike Huckabee: Britney Spears case – she makes headlines but guardianship abuse too often ignored
What do a megastar singer, Britney Spears, and an elderly Alabama philanthropist, Joann Bashinsky, have in common? A whole lot more than you think. 
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What the NWHL-Barstool Drama Reveals About Women’s Sports
The National Women’s Hockey League distanced itself from the site’s endorsement, sparking a firestorm about how teams should build their audiences.
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I Have Some New Ideas for Outdoor Dining Structures
Plastic bubbles are so 2020.
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