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State Distribution of Federal Rental Assistance Funds Zooms Upward, But Hurdles Remain

Over 100 states and cities have distributed the first portion of funds and are starting to distribute the second portion of the $46.5 billion program.
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Johnson & Johnson expects its Covid vaccine sales to surge -- but still lag its rivals
Johnson & Johnson, the world's largest health care products company, reported that sales of its Covid vaccine have accelerated, but they'll still lag far behind other vaccines for the foreseeable future.
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It's Raining Iguanas! Weather Advisory Calls for Chance of Reptiles Falling From Trees
The cold-blooded reptiles can't tolerate lower temperatures, which causes their bodies to become rigid and not able to hold onto perches.
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Antonio Brown: Bucs offered me $200K to go to the ‘crazy house’
Antonio Brown is continuing his tour of lashing out at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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U.S. Factories That Use Computer Chips Face Shutdowns As Inventory at Critical Levels
The Commerce Department said that a disruption of even a few weeks at a foreign plant could cause U.S. factories to halt production due to lack of inventory.
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False gun threat at Long Island middle school connected to social media prank, officials say
A reported threat at Lawrence Road Middle School that turned out to be false was reportedly inspired by social media.
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Elvis Costello signs publishing deal with BMG
Terms of the deal between BMG and the British punk rocker, 67, were not disclosed.
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Liberal NY Times columnist says her kids find school 'joyless' under mask mandates
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg responds to Bari Weiss' COVID declaration, acknowledges mask mandates have taken joy out school.
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Biden social spending package discussions to continue with auto CEOs
The CEOs of top U.S. automakers and other industry heads are expected to meet at the White House on Wednesday to talk about reviving parts of the spending bill.
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17-year-old homicide victim found outdoors in Germantown, police say
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Fauci says omicron vaccine would be 'prudent,' doesn't think COVID-19 will be eradicated
White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that a vaccine specifically targeting the omicron variant of the coronavirus would be "prudent."
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RFK Jr. remarks on Anne Frank, vaccines draw condemnation
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Anti-Defamation League say anti-vaccine activist Robert F
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Nikki Haley: Putin 'smells blood in the water' amid Biden's weakness
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking advantage of President Biden's 'weak' leadership by threatening Ukraine.
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COVID-19 in the Caribbean: CDC says to 'avoid travel' to these 5 islands
The islands join other Caribbean destinations, including the Bahamas and Aruba, on the CDC's highest COVID-19 risk level.      
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House Democrats exit list grows to 29 as longtime Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee announces retirement
Longtime Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee will retire at the end of his current term, becoming the latest in a large list of House Democrats not seeking reelection in November
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Groundhog Day Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Groundhog Day, an American tradition that is meant to predict when spring will arrive.
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Conservatives defend D.C. bar under investigation for violating vaccine rules
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WWE's The Miz and Maryse try to tackle Westlake Village home sale
Husband-and-wife wrestlers The Miz and Maryse are asking $12.5 million for their golf course-fronting compound in Westlake Village.
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Ex-bank CEO: $220,000 spent at strip clubs was business expense
A one-time Swiss banking CEO who is on trial for fraud now says that the nearly $220,000 he spent at strip clubs was a legitimate business expense. Pierin Vincenz, the former head of the bank Raiffeisen Switzerland, who was once honored as “banker of the year,” also claimed in a Swiss court that he spent...
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Unhappy Meal: A customer's McDonald's chicken and bacon wrap came with a side of spider
Katie Moss said she was eating a chicken and bacon wrap from McDonald's when she bit into a spider inside the food.      
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Holly Madison claims Playboy’s Hugh Hefner ‘didn’t want to use protection,' doc reveals: ‘It was really gross’
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison dated from 2001 to 2008.
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Creepy ‘sex robot swap shop’ where doll lovers trade used figurines
A website called Galmato Haven specialises in selling the 'pre-loved' sex dolls.
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Jan. 6 committee probes draft order to seize voting machines
One source tells CBS News the idea "died on the vine."
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Americans get another $100 million in federal aid for soaring home energy costs
Struggling Americans are getting some more help to pay their home heating bills, which have skyrocketed for many this winter. The Department of Health and Human Services is adding $100 million to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps families afford heating and cooling.
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Soar over Egypt’s Pyramids and Sphinx in this stunning video
A paraglider nearly kicked the top of an Egyptian pyramid in this high-flying GoPro video. The pilot, Yanis Terzis from Brazil, partook in a paramotor event that legally toured over the world wonders, including The Great Sphinx of Giza and the Luxor Temple. If you’re afraid of heights, you might try this American vlogger’s pyramids...
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Rice swim coach speaks out against transgender Lia Thomas situation
Something rather interesting happened last week when Rice swim coach Seth Huston openly spoke out on the Lia Thomas transgender swimmer story that has dominated collegiate swimming since early December when Thomas made headlines for smashing biological female records.
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During Omicron, disease severity appears to be lower than during other periods of high transmission, according to CDC study
During a period when the Omicron coronavirus variant was dominant, severe outcomes for patients hospitalized with Covid-19 -- including ICU admission, ventilator use and death -- were less common than during Delta or the first winter surge, according to a study published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Chiefs-Bills, Packers-Niners thrilling playoff games score blockbuster TV ratings
Packers-49ers was TV's most-watched Saturday program since '94 Olympics; Sunday's Chiefs-Bills averaged the most viewers since last year's Super Bowl.       
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Cheryl Hines Calls Husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Anne Frank Comment 'Reprehensible'
This is not the first time Kennedy has referenced the Holocaust when speaking about public health mandates in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Woman Accuses Mental Health App of 'Predatory' Conduct in Video Viewed Over 2M Times
"They're keeping thousands and thousands of dollars from hundreds of people who were never able to use their services because they don't have the availability they claim to," the woman alleged in the clip.
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Idaho estate from Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Bus Stop’ on sale for $15.99M
The 12-acre property features a main house, "party" barn and the guest house — the site used as the backdrop for the fictional Grace's Diner in "Bus Stop."
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UFC 270 event-night weigh-ins: Deiveson Figueiredo gained over 19 pounds, Ciryl Gane lost two
Check out the recorded fight night weights of the UFC 270 competitors.      Related StoriesJack Della Maddalena doesn't see point in touching gloves pre-fight: 'Nothing personal'UFC 270: Matt Frevola needed win on last fight of contract to keep dream aliveVanessa Demopoulos quit being a stripper so she could focus on MMA for UFC 270 
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Florida Coast Guard searching for dozens missing after boat used in suspected human smuggling venture capsizes
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for 39 people after their boat reportedly capsized during a suspected human smuggling venture off the coast of Florida, USCG said.
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Coast Guard Searching for Dozens After Suspected Smuggling Vessel Capsizes Off Florida
The Coast Guard reported that 39 people are believed missing after the boat capsized due to weather on Saturday night.
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As DeSantis, Trump Eye Each Other, Florida Latinos Could be Kingmakers
"Ron DeSantis is an incredible governor, the best governor in America and Trump would probably agree," Steve Cortes, a Trump ally said. "DeSantis will be president one day, but that will not be in 2024 if Donald Trump is running."
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Lauren Smith-Fields’ death during date ruled accidental — but family disputes findings
Lauren Smith-Fields was killed by "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine and alcohol," Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner said.
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US leads the world in unprovoked shark bites
Researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History and the American Elasmobranch Society determined that the risk of being bitten is still extremely low.
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'Gutfeld!' on confiscated airplane items, climate crisis hypocrisy
Guests: Tyrus, Dagen McDowell, Kat Timpf, Michael Loftus
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U.S. Still Doesn't Have an Ambassador to Ukraine, Is It a Problem Amid Russia Tensions?
Steven Pifer, a former ambassador to Ukraine, told Newsweek it's a "mystery" why the position has yet to be filled.
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Rep. Jim Cooper announces he will not run for reelection, saying his Nashville district has been dismembered in GOP gerrymander
The Tennessee Democrat's announcement comes after the Republican-controlled legislature approved a redistricting plan that will split the county that includes Nashville into three congressional districts.
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Inside the lab that’s keeping frozen bodies and heads of 200 people
A lab is holding the bodies and heads of 200 people in the hope that they can be brought to life in the future. The Alcor Life Extension Foundation offers the hope that science and technology will advance to the stage where the deceased can be brought back to life. Alcor will freeze a whole...
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'The Ingraham Angle' on crime crisis, inflation, Biden's polling
Guests: Trace Gallagher, Victor Davis Hanson, Megan Rafalski, Karen Mineo, John Soriano, Corey Brooks, Mike Huckabee
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'Hannity' on Biden's outbursts and hypocrisy
Guests: Peter Doocy, Geraldo Rivera, Dan Bongino, Ari Fleischer, Leo Terrell, Dan Hoffman, Clay Travis, Mehmet Oz, James O'Keefe
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Some snow probable in D.C. area Friday afternoon and night
Amounts are uncertain but should tend to increase toward the Delmarva Peninsula
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Hospitals use a lottery to allocate scarce COVID drugs for the immunocompromised
So far the government has distributed about 300,000 doses of Evusheld, a new drug the protects against COVID-19. Some 7 million Americans could benefit from the drug right away.
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COVID in the Caribbean: CDC says to 'avoid travel' to these 5 islands
The islands join other Caribbean destinations, including the Bahamas and Aruba, on the CDC's highest COVID-19 risk level.       
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Michael Avenatti Asks to Represent Himself in Suit Against Stormy Daniels, Judge Agrees
Avenatti's trial focuses on allegations that he stole money from advanced payments made to Daniels related to her 2018 book "Full Disclosure."
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Where Was HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’ Filmed?
You don't need a time machine to dance in the Russells' ballroom. (Just a train ticket to Rhode Island.)
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Aaron Rodgers: ‘Everything is on the table’ ahead of uncertain offseason
Rodgers appeared on "The Pat McAfee Show" Tuesday and admitted that anything is possible as it pertains to his future.
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