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Denmark records first case of variant initially identified in Brazil
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Far More Popular With Democrats Than Joe Manchin: Poll
The two Democratic lawmakers have shared opposing views on issues of late, such as the minimum wage and stimulus checks.
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UN rights chief says war crimes may have been committed in Ethiopia after CNN reveals Tigray massacre
The UN's high commissioner for human rights has called for an independent investigation into human rights violations that may amount to war crimes in Ethiopia's Tigray region, days after CNN published an exclusive report about a massacre in a village there.
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Teenager dies after being stung by a box jellyfish in Australia
A 17-year-old boy has died a week after being stung by a box jellyfish on a Queensland beach, Australia.
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Intel warns of possible violence at Capitol March 4 and House scraps session
The House moved up a vote on a key bill to avoid being in session Thursday due to the threat, two House sources confirmed to CBS News.
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Russian opposition leader transferred "to remove him from Moscow"
Imprisoned in the capital, Alexey Navalny continued to challenge Vladimir Putin's authority. Now he's miles away, and knows "even less about what is happening in the outside world."
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Teen shot by classmate in Arkansas junior high school has died
The shooting took place inside Watson Chapel Junior High School on Monday. The 15-year-old suspect is in custody.
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Democrats limit eligibility for stimulus checks in Senate COVID bill
President Biden agreed to a demand by moderate Democrats to begin phasing out stimulus checks at a faster rate.
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Police obtain search warrant for ‘black box’ data in Tiger Woods’ SUV
Police obtained a search warrant to retrieve the “black box” from the luxury SUV in which Tiger Woods crashed — because a judge reportedly believed there was probable cause a crime may have been committed. Law enforcement said the possible offense committed by the badly injured links legend is misdemeanor reckless driving, TMZ reported. The...
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COVID-19 stimulus relief bill, Chris Harrison addresses 'Bachelor' controversy, SpaceX launches Starlink: 5 things to know Thursday
Senate set to begin debate on COVID-19 stimulus bill, mask mandates rolling back in some states and more things to start your Thursday morning right.      
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U.S. traffic deaths spike — and these states had highest increase
The fatality rate per 100 million miles driven rose 24%, the National Safety Council estimates.
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Joe Biden, Who Vowed to Abolish Executions, Urged to Commute Death Row Sentences
Activists and civil rights groups are calling for Joe Biden to act following an unprecedented run of federal executions during the final months of the Trump administration.
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Power Up: GOP continues to stoke election fraud claims as Capitol threat persists
Today is March 4. We forgive you if you don't know why you should care.
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A 'gobsmacking number' of students in need aren't applying to college. Are we missing 'an entire generation'?
Never mind getting in; many students, even if they manage to apply for college, have trouble completing forms like FAFSA they need to pay for it.      
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School Chivalry Assignment Tells Girls to Dress 'to Please' Boys, Not to 'Whine'
Female students were set 11 tasks, including to "obey any reasonable request of a male, according to a photograph purporting to show details of the assignment.
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Op-Ed: How workers at one Amazon warehouse could change the union landscape
Labor's effort to unionize 5,800 Amazon workers in Alabama has echoes of Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight for striking sanitation workers in Memphis.
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Fellow Jews, It's Time To Meet CPAC | Opinion
CPAC's friendship with the Jewish community deserves to be applauded by Jews and Zionists of all political leanings.
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Google's Anti-competitive Behavior Will be its Undoing | Opinion
The honeymoon period for giant internet companies is long gone, and no one is under more scrutiny than Google.
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A year after nursing home visits stopped, residents and families eager for reopening
For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it's time for them to open back up and relieve residents of crushing isolation, according to a growing chorus of long-term care experts, caregivers, consumer groups and physicians.
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Texas power grid CEO getting fired in wake of deadly blackouts
Approaching ouster of Bill Magness comes after last month's outages left millions without power and head in frigid temperatures.
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NCAA tournament bubble watch: No. 2 Michigan, Michigan State showdown about more than bragging rights
The Wolverines need to win one game in the home-and-home series to clinch the Big Ten regular-season title. The Spartans are looking for a boost.       
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5 things to know for March 4: Covid-19, Capitol security, stimulus, Myanmar, Israel
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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EU regulator begins review of Russian vaccine
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Prince Philip, 99, recovering from ‘successful’ heart surgery, palace says
Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is recovering from a “successful” heart operation, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. “The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital,” the palace said, using Philip’s formal title. “His Royal Highness will remain in hospital for treatment,...
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POLITICO Playbook: Schumer and his flip phone get their moment
And not even the House will try to pass Joe Biden’s immigration proposal.
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Granderson: When given a choice, the GOP in Congress will protect bigots
It's always the same script: Scare the majority by dehumanizing the minority — in this case, transgender Americans.
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MLB 2021: Randy Arozarena leads list of top 15 impact rookies
Randy Arozarena's record-setting playoff heroics have him atop our list of rookies who will fill up the stat sheet this season.       
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CVS Follows Biden COVID Vaccine Guidance Over Gov. DeSantis on Teachers
President Biden said in a March 2 directive to all states that the aim is to have teachers, school staff and childcare workers administered with their first shot by the end of March.
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SpaceX Starship lands in Texas and then explodes
SpaceX's futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown in South Texas Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air. SpaceX did not immediately say what went wrong. (March 4)      
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With 2021 NFL combine scrapped, former star WR Brandon Marshall created his own event for draft prospects
Ex-WR Brandon Marshall wanted prospects training at his facility to have an NFL combine experience despite its cancellation. So he created his own.       
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On This Day: 4 March 1968
In 1968, Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" had a Royal premiere in London attended by Queen Elizabeth II and an array of international stars. (March 4)      
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In Myanmar Protests, Women Are on the Front Lines
Despite the danger, women have been at the forefront of the movement, rebuking the generals who ousted a female civilian leader.
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Plane Crash Survivor Cheats Death Again After Bus Plunges Off Cliff, Killing 21
Erwin Tumiri, a crew member on the Chapecoense jet, crawled from the wreckage of a coach that crashed down a Bolivian hillside on Tuesday.
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Senate gears up for marathon effort in push for Covid relief
The Senate is bracing for a marathon effort and a late night of voting on amendments before lawmakers take a final vote on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill -- it's just not yet clear exactly when that will take place.
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Letters to the Editor: What will anti-Asian bigots do if an Asian doctor treats them for COVID?
Even if the Chinese government bears responsibility for the pandemic, it's racist and nonsensical for people to target Asian Americans.
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Democrats ask if DeSantis donations helped wealthy island enclave get early vaccines: ‘This is wrong on so many levels’
Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was inspired to donate a quarter million dollars to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s war chest shortly after his wealthy community reportedly received 1,200 vaccines.
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Democrats ask if DeSantis donations helped wealthy island enclave get early vaccines: ‘This is wrong on so many levels’
Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was inspired to donate a quarter million dollars to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s war chest shortly after his wealthy community reportedly received 1,200 vaccines.
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Editorial: Dr. Seuss was part Horton the elephant, part Grinch
Even if you think Dr. Seuss was a jerk, remember to separate the man from his work.
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Reggaeton pioneer Nicky Jam talks ‘Tom and Jerry,’ Bad Bunny and having a Netflix series made about his life
Reggaeton veteran Nicky Jam checked off a bucket-list item with a voice-acting role in "Tom and Jerry," the new Warner Bros. movie.
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Litman: The high court makes it clear that it's up to Democrats in Congress to secure our voting rights
The Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Arizona's voter restrictions. If Congress doesn't act, more Republican states will push disenfranchisement, especially of minorities, to the legal limit.
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Jason Rantz: Washington's anti-police tactics – are they a test case for the rest of the country?
Wondering why Washington state Democrats were silent as Antifa and other radicals attacked police for eight straight months in Seattle? They were busy drafting legislation that radically reimagines policing, while simultaneously releasing dangerous criminals from jail.  
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Letters to the Editor: Trust teachers on opening campuses. They've dealt with sick kids more than anyone
With questionable ventilation and cramped classrooms, teachers have every reason push back against reopening schools.
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Google’s approach to historically Black schools helps explain why there are few Black engineers in Big Tech
Google for years has been celebrated for trying to fix Silicon Valley’s race gap. But while Google had a head start on building relationships with HBCUs, critics say its track record also exposes instances when Google undervalued and underinvested in Black engineering students.
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Nikolas Motta set to make UFC debut vs. Damir Hadzovic on May 8
Former CFFC champ Nikolas Motta impressed the boss and earned a contract on DWCS in November.       Related StoriesNikolas Motta set to make UFC debut vs. Damir Hadzovic on May 8 - EnclosureDefining Fights: UFC 259's Petr YanDefining Fights: UFC 259's Aljamain Sterling 
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Editorial: Yes, police unions pose challenges. But they remain unions
The L.A. chapter of Black Lives Matter has good reasons for wanting to eliminate police unions. But workers – including police officers – ought to be able to collectively bargain.
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Editorial: When will powerful men like Andrew Cuomo finally get the #MeToo memo?
When will powerful men finally realize that making advances, even in jest, to staffers is never OK?
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Washington has built a dominant defensive line. It’s about to start getting expensive.
Washington has built one of the NFL’s best defensive lines. Can it afford to keep it intact?
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Biden wants to reassure allies that the U.S. is still interested in their security
Here's why reassurances work.
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