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February 22 coronavirus news

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases continue to rise. Follow here for the latest.
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Ahead of Trump CPAC Speech GOP Senator Rick Scott Says Biden Won Election Fair and Square
Allegations of a stolen election have been frequently repeated at this week's Conservative Political Action Conference.
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George Floyd: Minneapolis to pay social media influencers to spread messages during Derek Chauvin trial
Minneapolis is set to pay six social media influencers to help disseminate city-approved messaging throughout the upcoming murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death.
Psaki: Biden admin 'committed to fighting our hearts out' for Tanden, raising minimum wage
The Biden administration remains committed to "fighting our hearts out" for Budget Director pick Neera Tanden, Biden's press secrestary said Sunday.
Female McDonald's employees accuse fast-food chain of abuse, harassment in workplace
Dozens of women have filed complaints alleging workplace abuse, discrimination and harassment by male co-workers at one of America's largest, most iconic fast-food restaurant chains.
Melissa Rivers on the death of the red carpet: ‘It’s been on life support’
"With virtual, you’re not gonna have any mishaps, any malfunctions ... Which sadly takes a lot of the fun out of it," she told us.
Cassidy: If GOP Continues to 'Idolize' Trump, We Will Lose
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that if the Republican Party continued to "idolize" former President Donald Trump, they would lose elections.
Psaki: Biden Supports Independent Investigation into Cuomo Sexual Harassment Allegations
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that President Joe Biden wanted an independent investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) over sexual harassment allegations by two former aides.
NY Democratic Officials Call for Cuomo's Resignation Following 2nd Sexual Harassment Allegation
At least two Democratic members of New York's state legislature urged the governor to resign on Saturday, while others insisted that an independent investigation investigate his alleged conduct.
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings
The astronauts replaced wings on the port side of the station where the oldest and most degraded solar wings are located.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. continue to let the sunshine in!
Two of The 5th Dimension's founding members, whose music brought joyful harmonies to the tumultuous '60s and '70s, will soon release their first studio album in three decades, "Blackbird," featuring classic Beatles love songs.
Masters futures: Is betting on Tony Finau a good play?
Is it really true nobody remembers who finished second? The reality is it’s sometimes tough to forget, especially for those who bet on golf and have a twisted affinity for Tony Finau. A case can be made that Finau is currently the best player on the PGA Tour who’s never won a major. He’s just...
How to Watch Donald Trump’s CPAC 2021 Speech
Trump will deliver his first public address since leaving office at CPAC this afternoon.
Sen. Scott says he will support incumbent GOP senators over Trump-backed primary challengers
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fl., chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told "Fox News Sunday" that he will support any incumbent Republican senator against primary challengers, even if that challenge is supported by former President Donald Trump.
Biden’s Middle East policy is one-and-a-half steps forward, but not enough
The moves the new administration is making are an improvement. More is needed.
Nick Jonas jokes with brother Kevin about Jonas Brothers’ future on ‘SNL’
Nick Jonas' "SNL" hosting debut turned into something of a family affair.
Anti-vaccine extremism is akin to domestic terrorism
The movement to stop vaccinations is a danger to America and should be treated that way.
Donald Trump at CPAC: Ex-president expected to declare himself leader of Republican Party
Trump is not expected to declare a 2024 presidential candidacy - he is likely to discuss plans for the 2022 congressional elections.
As one Virginia school district prepares to reopen, educators and families balance Covid precautions and normal instruction
Rose Moore stands in front of a classroom, training a teacher about technology and safety for in-person learning.
Best friends
When Brian Meyers adopted Sadie, a German Shepherd, from Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in New Jersey, he may have thought he was rescuing her. But Sadie rescued Brian instead. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.
What we know: Tiger 'recovering' as golfers plan to wear red on Sunday in honor of legend
As Tiger Woods continues his recovery from a crash last Tuesday near Los Angeles, golfers on the PGA and LPGA will be honoring the legend on Sunday.
Ex-CIA director urges Biden to hold MBS ‘accountable’ in Khashoggi’s death
​Former CIA Director John Brennan called for President Biden to ban Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman from the US following the release of an intelligence report last week that blamed the Saudi royal ruler for the death of ​dissident ​Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence concluded that the...
Dr. Fauci on US case count: This is what history tells us
Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned against relaxing pandemic restrictions throughout the US even though Covid-19 cases have plateaued, citing how premature relaxations of restrictions can lead to new spikes in cases.
Today in History for February 28th
Highlights of this day in history: Scientists discover DNA's double-helix structure; The Branch Davidian standoff begins in Waco, Texas; Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is killed; U2 releases its 'War' album. (Feb. 28)
Wally Triplett, the first Black draftee to play in the NFL, and a letter that changed everything
When Miami rescinded a scholarship offer after learning Wally Triplett was Black, he kept that letter to remind him what people said he couldn't do.
Australia to take 12,000 refugees
Australia will take an extra 12,000 migrants fleeing conflict in the Middle East, and join coalition airstrikes against Syria, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
Police hunt cricket star for child maid abuse
Police in Bangladesh are hunting for an international cricketer and his wife in connection with the alleged abuse of their 11-year-old domestic helper.
North and S. Korea agree to family reunions
Members of families split by war then division in North and South Korea will be reunited in a brief series of meeting next month, the first since last year.
Japan lifts evacuation of Fukushima town
For the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, residents of a certain town can return full-time if they wish.
30 hospitalized in school gas incident
Mysterious gas at an Afghan girls' school sent 30 people to the hospital Saturday in the fourth such incident in the area in a week.
Blue sky vanishes after Beijing's big parade
A day after China's massive military parade, skies immediately turned from crystal blue to polluted gray.
What's behind Malaysia's '1MDB' scandal?
What is at the heart of the financial scandal currently embroiling Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Rezak?
Woolly sheep doesn't look like this now
An Australian champion shearer has set a new record after clipping a sheep that had become so overgrown its life was endangered.
China parades missile advances
The weaponry that wound its way through Beijing Thursday as part of a massive military parade underscores the rapid development of China's defense industry.
New N. Korea: Short skirts, synthesizers?
It is believed that Kim himself formed the North Korea girl band, Moranbong, in 2012 as a symbol of his country's turn to modernity.
Why Cumberbatch is 'monstrously uncomfortable'
When Benedict Cumberbatch's baby boy was born in June, the newborn immediately became a global obsession.
Bangkok suspect carrying bomb formula
Thai police have said a second suspect arrested in connection with last month's deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine was carrying a formula for making explosives.
China flexes muscles with military parade
Some 12,000 troops began marching through the Chinese capital Thursday morning with fighter jets set to fly overhead as China put on a massive military parade.
Newt Gingrich: Defeating polio and coronavirus – this is how we kill viruses
For many Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic has resurfaced fears we faced in decades past. Not long ago, parents across the nation were terrified of the possibility that their children could contract the polio virus.
R. Kelly reportedly got COVID-19 vaccine while awaiting child sex charges
R. Kelly has reportedly received both shots of a COVID-19 vaccine while being held in an Illinois lockup on serious child sex charges. The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer — who repeatedly tried to get released from custody because of the dangers of the pandemic — is one of more than 60 inmates at...
Five things to watch as MLB spring training games begin in Arizona, Florida
MLB's spring training schedule begins Sunday and while it's silly to read into exhibition results, there's plenty to keep an eye on around baseball.
Start your week smart: Stimulus bill, coronavirus, QAnon, school raid, Ebola
Here's what you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.
LeVar Burton on the good that television can do
The actor who starred in "Roots" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and hosted PBS' literacy series "Reading Rainbow," says television can be used as a ministry, to both enlighten and entertain.
Sunday Profile: LeVar Burton
When LeVar Burton switched his career ambitions from the seminary to the stage, his first audition was for the TV miniseries “Roots,” which brought him instant fame as the enslaved Kunta Kinte. Since then the actor became renowned for his role in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and as host of the PBS literacy series “Reading Rainbow.” Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Burton about the broad sweep of his career, including his podcast, “LeVar Burton Reads.”
UFC Fight Night 186 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: 2021 total breaks $1 million
UFC Fight Night 186 fighters took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay, a program that launched after the UFC's deal with Reebok.       Related StoriesCiryl Gane responds to Dana White's underwhelming response to UFC Fight Night 186 winJon Jones not impressed by Ciryl Gane-Jairzinho Rozenstruik fight at UFC Fight Night 186Jon Jones not impressed by Ciryl Gane-Jairzinho Rozenstruik fight at UFC Fight Night 186 - Enclosure
The enduring popularity of artist Bob Ross
More than a quarter-century after his death, we look back at the career of the artist who instructed us how to paint "happy little trees," and at the big picture of his life lessons.
Dems will look for ‘indirect ways’ to boost minimum wage: Sen. Mazie Hirono
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, appeared on ABC's "This Week."
The Book Report: New fiction and nonfiction
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles checks out some of the latest titles to recommend, including "Klara and the Sun" by Nobel Prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro, and "Under a White Sky" by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Charged With Conspiring to Commit Subversion
China's continued crackdown on opposition voices comes just weeks after Beijing warned President Joe Biden's administration not to interfere in Hong Kong.