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Garland gets emotional during Senate confirmation hearing

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland fought back tears on Monday during his confirmation hearing when he explained to senators on his panel why this role is important to him.

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Progressives Defiant As $15 Minimum Wage Push Faces Procedural Hurdle
There has been the suggestion that the wage boost might not be able to be passed through reconciliation.
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'Nail-biting'—Members of NASA's Mars Perseverance Team on the Thrill of Seeing Rover Land
Scientists with the space agency told Newsweek about the intense emotions they felt as they watched the rover land on the Red Planet after traveling nearly 300 million miles.
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8 Takeaways From Bill Gates' Clubhouse Interview As He Becomes Latest Billionaire on App
The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist discussed Tesla, bitcoin and the U.S. handling of the COVID pandemic on the invitation-only app. Here's what you may have missed.
Gallinari hits team-record 10 3s, Hawks rout Celtics 127-112
Danilo Gallinari set a Hawks franchise record with 10 3-pointers in a 38-point spree that carried Atlanta to a 127-112 rout of the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
No. 7 Baylor women beat Oklahoma St 70-51 for 10th W in row
Eleven wins in a row would lead to No. 7 Baylor celebrating 11 Big 12 regular-seasons titles in a row.
Giroux, Flyers top Rangers 4-3 despite Kreider hat trick
Sidelined two weeks because of COVID-19 protocols, Claude Giroux had enough of watching Flyers games on TV.
As U.S., U.K. Converge on China, British Lawmaker Says 'Golden Era Is Over'
An "awakening" to the challenges posed by Beijing has caused a shift in attitude in the United Kingdom, says Tom Tugendhat, chair of China Research Group.
New COVID-19 variant in New York City ‘definitely one to watch’
Researchers studying COVID-19 and its variants across the U.S. have expressed concern over a mutation found in New York City that could diminish the effectiveness of vaccines on the virus.
Rapinoe-led US beats Argentina 6-0 to win SheBelieves Cup
Megan Rapinoe scored two first-half goals and the United States won the SheBelieves Cup title with a 6-0 victory over Argentina on Wednesday night
The life and times of Tiger Woods: 15 majors, scandal and tragedy
Celebrities urge lawmakers to pass a "Marshall Plan for Moms"
"When more than 30 years of progress for women in the workforce can be erased in 9 months, the underlying system is broken," reads a new letter signed by 50 prominent men.
Hayes, Funderburk help NC State upend No. 15 Virginia 68-61
Three consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference road wins against teams in the lower half of the standings looked great, but perhaps not convincing, for North Carolina State.
Democratic women poised to shake up male-dominated industry with new political media firm
Recent success stories about women in politics are about candidates breaking barriers. There's a female vice president. More women than ever before serve in Congress. But when it comes to the people who help get them elected -- specifically the people who tell their stories in the still wildly influential form of TV advertising -- diversification has taken much longer.
Andrew Cuomo allegations ‘abhorrent and heartbreaking,’ require independent probe, NY state Democrat says
It's All About Trump: CPAC Seems Poised To Ignore Republican Identity Crisis
The former president will headline the annual conservative conference with a Sunday address, his first speech since leaving office. His baseless election fraud claims could also get heavy play.
'Last Man Standing' has Tim Allen's character clashing with his on-screen wife Nancy Travis
The comedy series is currently in its ninth and final season.
Youth Activists Are Heard In Biden's White House, But They Want To See More Action
The White House is consulting young activists on a range of policy, but they are still pressing Biden publicly for aggressive action on immigration, gun control and other issues.
Golf faces a future without its irreplaceable face
Tiger Woods must overcome his injuries, which will surely be difficult. Golf’s task could be harder still.
Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics
There was no fanfare. No iconic announcement.
D.C.-area forecast: Cool sunshine the next two days before periods of rain this weekend
Sunday is probably the rainier of the weekend days
CPAC Highlights Trump's Influence Over GOP Amid Party's Civil War: 'He Owns That Crowd'
"The party apparatus from the state and local level to the national level has pretty much remained in control of Trump loyalists," Evan Siegfried, a Republican strategist and commentator, told Newsweek.
Author, activist Wes Moore weighs bid for Maryland governor
He plans to step down from the foundation he leads this year and said he is “seriously considering” a campaign.
Armenian leader says he's facing a "military coup attempt"
Country's military commanders call on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign as protests mount over his "unbelievably painful" capitulation in war with neighboring Azerbaijan.
Armenian PM faces military's demand to resign, talks of coup
Armenia's prime minister spoke of an attempted military coup Thursday after the military's General Staff demanded that he step down after months of protests sparked by the nation's defeat in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan.
Amid the Pandemic, Medical Oxygen Is in Critically Short Supply in Africa and Latin America
Doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths from COVID-19
USPS Unveils New Truck, People Say It Belongs in Pixar's 'Cars'
USPS is modernizing its fleet of trucks as part of its 10-year-plan to become the preferred delivery service in the U.S.
All the Shows Announced by Paramount+: 'Halo,' 'Frasier' Reboot and Much More
Paramount+ is the upcoming streaming service that will expand the CBS All Access catalog with dozens of new shows from the worlds of "Yellowstone," "Avatar" and more.
Ted Cruz Questions Credentials of Joe Biden's HHS Pick, Insists 'We Need a Scientist'
Xavier Becerra will likely be confirmed despite Cruz' claims that he's an unqualified left-wing activist.
Missing Girl, 13, Rescued From Motel Room With Florida Man She Met Online
The Oak Hill teenager was reported missing after she failed to return home from school on February 18.
Late-night hosts react to new USPS truck design
Late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and James Corden joke about the new USPS truck design and its new features.
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MyPillow Petition Urging Amazon, Walmart Pull Products Hits 90,000 Signatures
The petition was set up after CEO Mike Lindell met with Donald Trump appearing to advocate for martial law in January.
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Senator Bill Cassidy Says 'I Feel Good' About Vote To Convict Donald Trump
The Louisiana Republican told reporters he was "at peace" with the decision, despite the censure from his state party.
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Bakery with big ideas creates a stir in Dubai
Nadia Parekh returned to her hometown of Dubai with a dream: to revolutionize its cake scene.
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Kyrie Irving Demands NBA Logo Features Kobe Bryant—'Gotta Happen'
A petition launched in the wake of Bryant's death for him to be the new NBA logo has reached over 3.2 million signatures.
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Lindsey Graham Says Donald Trump Is More 'Dominant' in GOP Than Mitch McConnell
The Republican senator from South Carolina said McConnell's condemnation of the former president did not reflect the GOP caucus.
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Rounds of heavy rain take aim at the South
Heavy rain set to soak the Mid-South through the Tennessee Valley. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has where the potential for flooding is through the weekend.
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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US
February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.
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What Is PASC? Dr. Fauci Announces Study Into "Puzzling" COVID Long Haulers
The U.S. will investigate long COVID in a $1.1 billion project over four years, officials have said.
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Children exposed to tobacco smoke could be at risk for high blood pressure
Children ages 8 to 19 who were exposed to tobacco smoke had a greater risk of having elevated or high blood pressure compared to children who weren't exposed, researchers have found.
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Worrying new coronavirus variant found in New York City
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Instagram influencer who posed nude with endangered elephant responds to critics: 'I love and respect animals'
Instagram influencer Alesya Kafelnikova with over a half-million followers has responded to criticism of her recent nude photo shoot, which pictures her lying naked atop an endangered Sumatran elephant in Bali.
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Listen: The Sisterhood
Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsAt the start of the pandemic, Jollene Levid and her mother, Nora, found themselves glued to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nightly press conferences. In a press conference late last March, Garcetti announced a new milestone: the first health-care worker in Los Angeles County to die of the disease.“When I heard him say that, I realized that he was talking about Auntie Rosary,” Jollene Levid says, speaking about Rosary Castro-Olega, a 63-year-old nurse who came out of retirement to work in hospitals strained by the pandemic. Castro-Olega’s death helped inspire an online memorial called Kanlungan, which honors the lives of health-care workers of Filipino descent.This week on The Experiment, the story of why so many people—many of them women, many of them nurses—have left the Philippines to work in the American health-care system, and why they have been so disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Be part of The Experiment. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at episode was reported and produced by Tracie Hunte and Gabrielle Berbey, with editing by Julia Longoria and Katherine Wells. Fact-check by William Brennan and Stephanie Hayes. Sound design by David Herman.
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Greg Abbott Admits Failure from All Power Sources After Initially Blaming Green Energy
Widespread power outages left 4 million Texas residents without power or heat during freezing temperatures.
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Tiger Woods likely faces lengthy recovery after car crash, experts say
Tiger Woods will likely face a lengthy recovery following his near-fatal car crash in Los Angeles this week, experts have reportedly said.
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Man who pummeled Oklahoma football player in bar fight speaks out
The Oklahoma football player who nearly lost an eye in a bar fight this month had it coming, according to the other side.
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When an Actor Calls With a Poem to Share
A Paris playhouse has developed a program of one-on-one “consultations,” delivered by its artists while the theater is closed.
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A Capitol rioter texted his ex during the insurrection to call her a ‘moron,’ feds say. She turned him in.
Richard Michetti called his former partner a "moron" in a text message during the insurrection, federal agents said, and she quickly turned him in.
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Partisanship prevails as Biden pushes agenda with little GOP support
For all of Biden’s longtime relationships with Republican lawmakers, he may find that Beltway gridlock is the one beast he cannot slay.
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