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Giroir calls for kids to return to school, predicts 'more herd immunity' by summer

Americans will likely see life begin to return to normal this summer as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline, former Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir told "The Story" Monday.
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Covid-19 vaccines needed to be rescued by boat as heavy rain caused flooding in Kentucky
A batch of Covid-19 vaccines had to be rescued by boat after heavy rains threatened the power supply at a Kentucky health facility, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.
Nets’ James Harden is on fire as he returns ‘home’ to Houston
Nets star James Harden gave an MVP-level performance Monday in San Antonio. That was just the warm-up, with the former MVP making his highly anticipated return to Houston on Wednesday. “Yeah, I’m excited just to go back to Houston where I basically had an unbelievable career there,” Harden said. “They showed me mad love and...
U.S. sanctions against Russia for Navalny poisoning may come on Tuesday
WASHINGTON – The United States is expected to impose sanctions to punish Russia for the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as early as Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said. President Joe Biden’s decision to impose sanctions for Navalny’s poisoning reflects a harder stance than taken by his predecessor, Donald Trump, who let the incident last...
NFL reporter sparks fierce Twitter debate after posting unpaid internship
A reporter for the NFL Network sparked a fierce Twitter debate on Monday after simply sharing an opening for an internship. Jane Slater was met with online backlash shortly after she tweeted the position offered to broadcast journalism students. “I posted an opportunity for an unpaid internship and I’m amazed at the comments I get,”...
Rise in assaults, robberies rattle Asian Americans
Asian Americans are on edge after a recent wave of racist assaults and robberies targeting their communities. More than 3,000 incidents have been reported to a California-based reporting center, since the pandemic began in March 2020. (March 2)
Crowds protest Myanmar coup, defy deadly crackdown
Police in Myanmar's biggest city fired tear gas at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month's coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier. (March 2)
With much respect, Cynthia Erivo takes on Queen of Soul
Days after the British performer belted Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way" during a red carpet interview at the 2019 Tonys, she got a call from producers to star in National Geographic's series "Genius: Aretha." (March 1)
What to watch on Tuesday: ‘Soul of a Nation’ on ABC
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | “The Flash” returns on the CW.
Ingraham: Conservatives will thrive because of DC establishment’s destructive policies
Fox News host Laura Ingraham lays out the political establishment's obsession with destructive policies
Strip club sues Baltimore mayor, city council over COVID-19 ban
BALTIMORE — A Baltimore strip club has filed a lawsuit against the mayor and city council, saying a ban enacted on adult entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic infringes on the club’s right to free speech. TC Entertainment, which operates the Penthouse Club, is seeking an injunction in federal court against the ban, enacted by Democratic...
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Hundreds of Girls Abducted From Nigerian School Are Freed, Official Says
The return of more than 300 girls marked the second time in less than a week that gunmen in the country had released kidnapped schoolchildren.
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Tucker Carlson: Biden's Syria strike shows the folly of Establishment 'counter-terrorism'
We are just 36 days into Joe Biden's administration, and he has already fulfilled a major campaign promise.
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Hundreds of health workers attacked amid pandemic
From Nigeria to Mexico, health care workers and facilities have come under attack. A new report by Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley's Human Rights Center identified about 400 attacks linked to COVID-19 last year. (March 2)      
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Boy Scouts propose more than $300 million, Norman Rockwell paintings to settle sex abuse claims
Victims' lawyers criticized the proposal, which would also include money from the Boy Scouts of America's insurers.
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Pelosi tweet from 2015 shows her on panel with Cuomo discussing sexual misconduct
A 2015 tweet from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is coming back to haunt her as Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. 
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2 charged with murder after Georgia deputy dies from wounds
Two suspects have been charged with murder following a police shooting that left a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) on Monday. 
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Why This Time Is Different for Andrew Cuomo
The sexual harassment allegations could do what the nursing home scandal couldn't.
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Nets’ James Harden is a man on a mission
There was this one possession early in the second quarter Monday night when James Harden found himself double-teamed on the right side by a pair of Spurs, and nonchalantly delivered a behind-the-back pass underneath to Nic Clayton for the gimme. Harden makes the game look so easy it is so easy to imagine what the...
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CDC warns that all recent COVID-19 gains can be lost due to new variants
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday that she is concerned about the virus’ variants and said the recent ground the country made in combating the disease could be lost.
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Boy Scouts of America plan to exit bankruptcy would pay abuse survivors an average of $6,000 each; survivors object
More than 95,000 former Boy Scouts have filed claims, saying they were sexually assaulted. The proposal offers an average of just $6,000 apiece.     
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UN ambassador on growing up in a segregated South
CNN's Don Lemon speaks with US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield about how her upbringing in a segregated South shaped her worldview.
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Oklahoma House Passed Bill to Let State Declare Biden Executive Orders Unconstitutional
The bill's author says it has nothing to do with Biden's political party and has everything to do with the high number of executive orders he has already issued just one month into his presidency.
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When Does the NCAA March Madness Basketball 2021 Tournament Start?
March has begun, so let the madness begin. Here are the dates and sites of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, one year after COVID canceled it entirely.
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Smartphone addiction ruins sleep, study says, but you can fight back
Addiction to smartphones will result in poor sleep, according to a new study, but there are ways you can fight back.
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Chinese vaccines sweep world, despite concerns
In what some are calling "vaccine diplomacy," China is offering its vaccines to dozens of poorer nations around the world. But concerns over safety and efficacy, as well as a dearth of publicly available data also means many are suspicious. (March 2)      
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Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'Loathsome and Dangerous Lies' Disavowed by Her Favorite Gym
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who formerly owned a gym affiliated with CrossFit, was blasted by a company spokesperson for spreading "loathsome and dangerous lies" on Monday.
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'Providers Don't Even Listen': Barriers To Alzheimer's Care When You're Not White
Nonwhite Americans looking for care for a loved one are much more likely than whites to encounter discrimination, language barriers, and providers who lack cultural competence, a new report finds.
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Sean Hannity vows to cover Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment scandal with no ‘rush to judgment’
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under fire over allegations of sexual harassment and making inappropriate advances, but "Hannity" host Sean Hannity vowed Monday he will not jump to judge until the Democrat is proven guilty.
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More deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in 2020, report says
The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted routines, divided families and curtailed social interactions that might have helped keep patients functioning longer.
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This Day in History: March 2
More than 2,000 pay respect to "America's Pastor," the Rev. Billy Graham; Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in one game.
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Biden must balance the horror of Covid-19 with the hope to come
It may not feel like it right now after a horrific winter, but America has never experienced a moment this hopeful since the pandemic began.
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Ask Amy: Mom steals stories and then broadcasts on social media
Her grown child and fiance are aggravated that Mom doesn’t respect their wishes.
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Miss Manners: Workplace vulgarity can’t be excused by implicating the French
Colleague aims to embarrass anyone who isn’t okay with his obscene jokes.
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Hints From Heloise: I got a stimulus payment. What was it for?
Many Americans received payments because Congress passed pandemic relief bills.
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Carolyn Hax: Religious differences with family weigh heavily
A reader considers estrangement because she believes the religion teaches prejudice.
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Sean Hannity: Biden’s cognitive problems are 'becoming worrisome to me'
Fox News host Sean Hannity questioned the extent of President Biden's cognitive struggles Monday and whether they had affected his ability to run his administration. 
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Death at the Parsonage
An apparent suicide in a Pennsylvania church exposes secrets a twice-widowed pastor wants to keep hidden. Richard Schlesinger reports.
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Love, Hate & Obsession
Who wanted one-time millionaire Lanny Horwitz dead more: his live-in ex-wife or his son? Peter Van Sant investigates. | Read story here.
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Fort Worth officer fired for ‘racially insensitive’ social media post
A Fort Worth police officer was fired Monday for a “racially insensitive” social media post — less than a month after another department cop was axed for the same reason. The post made by Officer Kelly Kujawski was discovered on Feb. 5 by a colleague, kicking off an Internal Affairs probe that concluded she violated...
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Rooster kills man during banned cockfight: cops
A man was killed by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, police said, bringing focus on a practice that continues in some Indian states despite a decades-old ban.
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Experienced search and rescue volunteers join hunt for missing California mom
Search efforts continued Sunday for missing California mom, Maya "May" Millete, who went missing from her Chula Vista home nearly eight weeks ago, according to reports.
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John Mendenhall, former Giants tackle, dead at 72
John Mendenhall, a defensive tackle with the Giants from 1972-79, died Friday after a lengthy illness, according to the team. Mendenhall’s family announced the news Monday. He was 72. Mendenhall, a Cullen, La., native, was a third-round draft pick by the Giants in 1972 out of Grambling. He started all 14 games that season and...
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The Blue River Murder
A mother of three is found dead. She had secrets — did she name her own killer? Tracy Smith reports.
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Jon Jones issues reminder to Daniel Cormier after rival questions knockout power
The rivalry between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier has been reignited.       Related StoriesIsrael Adesanya rips Paulo Costa for 'hangover' excuse, offers advice to rivalUFC 259 free fight: Amanda Nunes steamrolls Ronda Rousey in first bantamweight title defenseDana White: Khamzat Chimaev emotional but not retiring, expected to return in June 
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Democrats Block Motion to Eliminate Pelosi Subway Tunnel to Pay for Mental Health in Coronavirus Bill
House Democrats blocked a motion Monday night that would have eliminated a subway tunnel in Silicon Valley championed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to pay for more mental health in the coronavirus bill.
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Nets escape with rare road win against Spurs
San Antonio really had been the Nets’ Alamo. Until now. Brooklyn snapped one of the longest road losing streaks in pro sports, Monday night’s 124-113 overtime escape the Nets’ first regular-season victory in San Antonio since 2002. James Harden led the way with the Nets’ first-ever triple-double in San Antonio — 30 points, 15 assists...
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Lindsey Graham Says GOP Is Trump's Party and 'He's Allowed Me to Be in His World'
"I actually like President Trump, he's been very nice to me," the South Carolina senator said. "This is his party."
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Girl, 9, beaten to death with cane during ‘exorcism’: cops
Police in Sri Lanka said Monday they have arrested two people in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl who was repeatedly beaten during a ritual they believed would drive away an evil spirit.
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