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Shalanda Young emerging as a top contender to lead OMB with Neera Tanden's nomination on the rocks

Shalanda Young, who last month was nominated as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, has emerged as a leading contender for the top position at the office, an official familiar with the matter told CNN, as Neera Tanden's confirmation grows even more unlikely.
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Fox and Friends Host Pete Hegseth Says the 10th Amendment Is Discussed by People in Diners
Hegseth's remarks, made at CPAC 2021, have been questioned by some commentators and come after those attending this year's convention were accused of "living in an alternate reality."
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Gunmen seize Iraqi university
Heavy clashes erupted between Iraqi security forces and dozens of gunmen who stormed a campus Saturday and used students as human shields, authorities said.
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The world's best performing stock market is...
The UAE and Qatar were this week upgraded to emerging markets by index firm MSCI, highlighting rapid growth and increasing investor confidence in the Gulf.
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23 killed in clashes in Iraqi city of Samarra
At least 23 people were killed in clashes between Iraqi security forces and gunmen in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Thursday, health officials said.
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State TV: Syria's al-Assad re-elected
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected in the country's first presidential vote since its civil war broke out three years ago, state TV reports.
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Egyptian comedian ending his satire TV show
In a decision many may consider a blow to freedom of dissent, popular comedian Bassem Youssef said his political satire show will no longer air on Egyptian TV.
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Jihadists use Twitter to recruit foreigners
Islamist defector tells CNN how foreign fighters are recruited for war in Syria using Twitter, Google Chat and Skype.
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Police: Ramadi Awakening Council chief killed
The head of the Ramadi Awakening Council was killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing in Iraq's Anbar province, police officials told CNN.
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Voting begins in war-torn Syria
Polls for the Syrian presidential election opened Tuesday against the backdrop of a bloody and protracted civil war.
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Dust storm kills 5 in Tehran
At least five people were reported killed and 30 injured Monday evening when a freak dust storm rolled through Iran's capital, Tehran.
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Ambassador: Qatar 'showed it can deliver'
Qatar said it did not initiate efforts that led to the prisoner exchange between the United States and the Taliban that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and saw it as a humanitarian issue with its Emir involved in brokering a final deal and offering personal assurances to President Barack Obama.
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Outcome hardly in doubt in Syria election
In the midst of a bloody and protracted civil war, the Syrian government is set to hold a presidential election Tuesday.
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Will Syria's election change anything?
Syria may be embroiled in a brutal three-year civil war, but that's not stopping the government from holding controversial presidential elections this week.
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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's flight to freedom
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl breaks down and cries when he learns he's on a helicopter ride to freedom after five years in enemy captivity.
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Officials: Jihadi bomber was U.S. citizen
A radical Islamist fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Syria was a U.S. citizen, two U.S. officials said.
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Stoned woman's husband: I killed first wife
Husband of Farzana Parveen, who was stoned to death for refusing an arranged marriage, told CNN he killed his first wife so he could marry Parveen.
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Report: Iran hackers target U.S. officials
Hackers based in Iran used social networks to spy on high-ranking U.S. and Israeli officials, a new report by a cybersecurity firm claims.
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Militant: American behind Syria suicide blast
Radical Islamists say that an American sacrificed himself as part of a recent suicide attack in Syria targeting government forces.
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In Syria, al Qaeda group frightens everyone
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a rogue al Qaeda group know by the acronym ISIS, is on a rampage. Some fear they'll grab key province in Syria.
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Suicide bombing at Baghdad mosque kills 20
A suicide bombing rocked a Shia mosque in the central part of Iraq's capital Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 43 others, a Baghdad police source said.
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6 inspectors kidnapped in Syria
A group of chemical weapons inspectors who were reported kidnapped in Syria on Tuesday are safe, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.
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23 dead after al Qaeda attacks in Yemen
At least 12 government troops and 11 attackers were killed after al Qaeda fighters riding in more than 20 trucks raided government institutions in the southern province of Hadramout Friday night.
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Gas attack alleged in Syria
After another violent week in Syria's civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed regrets for the "inability of the international community to unite in stopping this conflict."
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Palestinian teens killed in skirmishes
Two Palestinian teens killed in the West Bank presented no direct threat when they were shot last week, the United Nations said Friday in a preliminary report.
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7 killed near Iraq pipeline
Three roadside bombs in northern Iraq on Friday killed at least seven police officers while they were guarding an oil pipeline, police in Mosul said.
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Distinguished persons of the week: The covid team
Who stood tall?
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Another former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment
Charlotte Bennett, a former health policy adviser, told The New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life.
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"I am the proof that God exists:" Woman beat COVID after 150 days
The 55-year-old was on the verge of death, CBS Miami reports​.
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Biden urges quick action on COVID relief package: "We have no time to waste"
The House narrowly approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill early Saturday morning.
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L.A. restaurant closes after high-tech "dine and dash" scheme
"I just felt so incredibly helpless and frustrated," said Spoon by H owner and chef Yoonjin Hwang.
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NYT: Second former aide accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment
A second former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accusing him of sexual harassment, according to the New York Times. CNN's Brynn Gingras has the latest.
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A civil rights hero's posthumous memoir a guidebook for today's activists
Standing on the steps of a courthouse, the Rev. Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian pleaded for the right of every person to vote with "verbal jabs" when a sheriff literally jabbed him, beating and knocking him to the ground.
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A Race To Protect His Country — And His Mother
For this health expert based in Boston, the effort to get vaccines to his native South Africa was intensely personal.
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NASCAR at Homestead-Miami 2021: Start time, lineup, TV schedule and more for Dixie Vodka 400
All the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.      
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It's Not Just Texas. The Entire Energy Grid Needs An Upgrade For Extreme Weather
The Texas blackout is a reminder that climate-driven extreme weather stresses the U.S.'s power system in many ways. Much is needed to harden the grid for the future as the number of outages increase.
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Co-working companies are trying to tap into customers experiencing work-from-home fatigue
The remote-work industry suffered a significant blow during the pandemic. At least 226 co-working locations closed permanently in 2020, according to Upsuite, a co-work matching service. But the industry sees a market in workers exhausted by work-from-home life.
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A Chapter In U.S. History Often Ignored: The Flight Of Runaway Slaves To Mexico
As the U.S. Treasury considers putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill to honor her role in the northbound underground railroad, there is new attention to the often-overlooked southbound route.
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Alaska Town Now Vaccinating Everyone 16 And Older
Everyone in Sitka, Alaska, who's age 16 or older can get the COVID-19 vaccination. The tribal health service there has been so efficient, they've already vaccinated those at higher risk.
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In 'Girlhood,' Teens Across The Globe Write About Their Everyday Lives
'Girlhood,' a collection of diary-style entries by teen girls, aims to bust stereotypes about cultures while revealing girls' everyday lives.
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Here’s What’s New on Amazon Prime in March 2021
From 'Coming 2 America' to 'Back to the Future'
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Here’s Everything New on Netflix in March 2021—And What’s Leaving
From 'Waffles + Mochi' to 'Last Chance U: Basketball'
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The 25 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix, According to Critics
In need of a good laugh? Stop aimlessly scrolling Netflix and choose from one of these acclaimed comedies to enjoy, streaming now on the platform.
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The History of Women in Public Office
From the first woman elected to the United States Senate in 1932, to Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first female vice president, here are some important firsts and influential female players in American political history.
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Confused About Bitcoin as I Am? Some Answers to Your Questions | Opinion
Here's a Q&A with a Bitcoin cryptocurrency expert.
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Public health experts say ‘we can’t give up on testing’ as vaccinations ramp up
Testing is down a third as infections dip in Virginia, Maryland and the District.
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Q&A with Cameron Esposito: Putting out a memoir during a pandemic and facing the darkness onstage
“For a long time, I was using standup to talk about my life, what had happened to me,” the comedian says.
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Snow, severe weather and flood threats across the Eastern US
Icy conditions on the Yellowstone River Bridge in Billings, Montana led to a 30 vehicle pile-up that resulted in the closure of I-90 for hours on Saturday.
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ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano on When American Cars Will Go All-Electric
Car charging stations are a hot new employee benefit.
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