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Texas AG Ken Paxton left Austin for Utah during power outages. Democrats say he ‘couldn’t care less about the people.’

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the latest GOP leader facing blowback for leaving the state during the devastating winter storm.
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Florida teacher praises good Samaritan who returned missing wallet
Debra Glover-Crosby was shopping in the checkout line at the Jacksonville store last weekend when she noticed her wallet wasn't there.
Tiger Woods made us realize it's OK to love an imperfect athlete
Behind the red polo and champion status, Tiger Woods has repeatedly reminded us he's still very much human.
NYC has extra COVID-19 vaccine supply this week
New York City has a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines this week after delayed shipments finally arrived — so it’s ramping up hours and doubling the number of appointments at some inoculation sites, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. The shipment that was supposed to be delivered to the city last week got delayed due to...
James Van Der Beek's daughter, 4, went to emergency room after injury scare
James Van Der Beek's 4-year-old daughter, Emilia, ended up in the emergency room after an injury scare.
Former USA gymnastics coach dead after trafficking, sexual assault charges filed
Former USA gymnastics coach John Geddert has died by suicide after human trafficking and sexual assault charges were filed against him.
Are White 'Vaccine Chasers' the Reason People of Color Aren't Getting Their COVID-19 Shots?
Black and brown Los Angeles, California, residents—who are most likely to die from the coronavirus—are being vaccinated at low rates despite efforts to reach them.
Teen Had ‘Suicidal and Homicidal Thoughts’ Before Killing Disabled Sister: Cops
Lancaster County District Attorney/TikTokA Pennsylvania teenager accused of fatally stabbing her disabled older sister had previously said she was having “suicidal and homicidal thoughts,” authorities have revealed in court records.Claire Elaina Miller, 14, has been charged with homicide after hysterically calling authorities on Monday night to admit she stabbed her sister, 19-year-old Helen Miller, while her parents were asleep, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office. The elder Miller, who had cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair, died from a stab wound to her neck.Shortly after Miller was arrested at home in Manheim Township, a small community about 75 miles west of Philadelphia, a witness called to say they had been talking to Miller on the phone. The document, filed to support a search warrant and obtained by several local news outlets, does not say when Miller was speaking to the unnamed witness but said she spoke of homicidal and suicidal thoughts.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Fact Check: Does Biden's COVID-19 Relief Plan Penalize Single Parents?
President Biden's COVID-19 stimulus plan is headed to the House floor, and both sides of the Congressional aisle are grappling over the $1.9 trillion relief bill. While Republicans represent most of the opposition, some Democratic lawmakers have their own objections to the bill's provisions.
Many Latinos are hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccine, poll shows
The Biden administration faces several hurdles to inoculating the U.S. against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, including hesitancy among Latino communities. A recent poll shows nearly half of Latinos in the U.S. will wait and see how the vaccine affects those who receive the shot. Professor Iris Lopez, the director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at City College of New York, spoke to CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the history of mistrust among Latinos with the medical community.
McDonald's franchisees surprise 3-year-old cancer survivor with private party
Two McDonald’s franchisees in Maryland went the extra mile to put a smile on a 3-year-old’s face.
Calif. Lt. Gov Eleni Kounalakis Dismisses GOP 'Fantasy' of Replacing Newsom With Republican
"He is still quite popular in this state," Kounalakis said.
The GOP campaign to sink Neera Tanden isn’t about ‘hypocrisy.’ It’s worse.
This claim is everywhere, but it totally misses the depths of bad faith on display here.
I've Been a Fast Food Worker Since I was 15. It's Time for a Living Wage | Opinion
Over the last year while working in fast-food and taking care of my family, I've been exposed to COVID-19 four times. Thankfully, I tested negative each time. But all four of my quarantines were unpaid—including the time I was taking care of my daughter, who got sick with Covid.
OnPolitics: A more perfect union
The House passed the Equality Act to extend federal protections for LGBTQ Americans. The bill faces an uncertain Senate.
Why pro-work Republicans should support the Biden economic agenda
Instead of making poverty more painful, they could promote ways to make jobs more accessible, available and rewarding.
Georgia gov. allows teachers to get virus vaccine
Gov. Brian Kemp says child care workers and K-12 school employees in Georgia can start getting COVID-19 vaccines starting March 8, an effort that aims to get students across the state back to in-person schooling every day of the week. (Feb. 25)
Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day celebrated
Collins Aerospace in Charlotte, North Carolina is celebrating its 20th anniversary of supporting Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, hosting more than 55 events in 13 countries. (Feb. 25)
California board member compares reopening schools to 'White supremacist ideology' and 'slavery'
A California school board member is facing criticism after comparing reopening schools amid uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus vaccination rollout to “White supremacist ideology” and “slavery” in a meeting earlier this week.
Ex-gymnastics coach dies by suicide after being charged with sexual assault
"This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved," said the Michigan attorney general.
PM Update: Temperatures remain mild, with clouds increasing Friday
It's feeling a bit like spring these days. There's even some tree pollen!
Progressives Still Pushing for Student Loan Relief, Despite Poll Showing Its Unpopularity
The study found just 13 percent of Americans said they support forgiving $50,000 in federal student loans.
Riverside man arrested in Capitol riot after coworker recognizes him in news photo
A Riverside man identified as a QAnon believer has been arrested and fired from his job after a coworker spotted him in photos of the Capitol riot.
Major surgery performed on Tiger Woods' legs, long recovery ahead, golf future in doubt
Tiger Woods is still recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing major surgery to his legs after a terrifying car accident. There are now growing calls for a safety review of the stretch of roadway where Woods crashed his car. Since last January, there have been more than a dozen accidents there. One woman tells CBS News she got into a crash on that same curvy road in 2007. Carter Evans reports.
CNN finally addresses sexual harassment claims against Cuomo after 24 hours of silence
 CNN ended its on-air blackout of sexual harassment allegations leveled against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday after more than 24 hours of ignoring the story with a brief update that echoed the governor’s talking points about his accuser.
Katy Perry goes for a stroll with baby Daisy in Hawaii
She and Orlando Bloom are enjoying a family vacation.
Jen Psaki Says Reopening Migrant Facility for Children Was 'Best Decision,' Amid Criticism
Joe Biden's press secretary says the president's move is "absolutely not the same thing" as Donald Trump's child separation policy.
Maryland man pleads not guilty to bringing loaded gun to Capitol insurrection
Days after a Republican senator said the US Capitol attack wasn't an "armed insurrection," a Maryland man pleaded not guilty to carrying a loaded handgun on the Capitol grounds on the day of the attack.
Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and dogs stolen
Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen in Hollywood, a source close to the singer tells CNN.
House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate. The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and...
House passes Equality Act aimed at ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
The House has passed the Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such as restaurants.
Ex-US gymnastics coach John Geddert kills himself after sex trafficking charges
A former Olympic gymnastics coach who was hit with a slew of sex trafficking charges in Michigan on Thursday killed himself soon after the raps against him were released by state authorities, a report said. John Geddert was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon in the state, local station WLNS reported, citing state...
The Golden Globes are considered a big party. This year, they'll air under two clouds
The Golden Globes are celebrated as a star-studded party, but this year they'll air under a pair of clouds -- one due to the difficulty in staging a free-wheeling awards show during a pandemic, the other lined by fresh allegations about questionable ethical practices involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the trophies.
The Golden Globes are considered a big party. This year, they'll air under two clouds
The Golden Globes are celebrated as a star-studded party, but this year they'll air under a pair of clouds -- one due to the difficulty in staging a free-wheeling awards show during a pandemic, the other lined by fresh allegations about questionable ethical practices involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the trophies.
Native Angeleno Lynne Thompson is L.A.'s 2021 poet laureate
Lynne Thompson is the author of the poetry collections "Beg No Pardon," "Start with a Small Guitar" and "Fretwork."
Gérard Depardieu denies rape charges: ‘I have nothing to fear’
French film giant Gérard Depardieu on Thursday denied what he said were “totally baseless” rape charges against him. “I am innocent and I have nothing to fear,” the 72-year-old actor told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Depardieu is accused of raping a young actress as the two rehearsed the scene of a play in his Paris...
Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria turn on Gov. Cuomo as TIME’S UP calls for harassment probe
The star-studded TIME’S UP Foundation on Thursday joined the growing chorus that’s demanding an official probe into sexual-harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo — marking an about-face by two of its most famous board members. “Allegations of inappropriate behavior in any workplace are deeply troubling and should be addressed,” foundation president and CEO Tina Tchen...
Video: Police pull people from fiery Georgia crash
Police officers in Georgia pulled two people from a fiery wreck early Sunday in a dramatic scene captured on body-camera video. It shows the passenger on fire as a Fayetteville police officer puts out flames on their clothes. (Feb. 25)
Republican legislators around the country seek to strip governors and officials of emergency election powers
The bills represent latest front in the partisan battles in states as Republican lawmakers race to pass new laws restricting voting access.
Republican legislators across US move aggressively to restrict voting access
Republican legislators around the country are moving aggressively to strip governors and other officials of their power to change election rules -- after states made it easier to vote last year during the coronavirus pandemic and turnout surged to record levels.
Rising bond yields trigger Wall Street sell-off
Government bond yields are on the rise, signaling expectations for higher interest rates down the line. CNN's Alison Kosik explains what this means for investors.
Equality Act with LGBTQ protections passes House, faces uncertain future in Senate
The bill is one of President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities, one he wants passed in his first 100 days in office.
The facts about how the U.S. processes unaccompanied migrant children
An overview of the legal authorities and policies that govern the care of unaccompanied kids, as well as the facilities where they're housed while in custody.
For Patrick Page, it’s Shakespeare’s bad guys who steal the show
The actor superbly plays the Bard’s greatest villains in his one-man show, ‘All the Devils Are Here,” a Shakespeare Theatre Company production running online through July 28.
Kentucky man ran violent drug, sex operation, exploited victims’ dependence on crack, heroin: DOJ
A Kentucky man was sentenced Thursday to 36 years in prison for running a violent drug and sex trafficking operation that forced young drug-addicted women to prostitute themselves and sell illicit drugs in the Lexington area, prosecutors said.
'Cherry' reunites Tom Holland and the Russo brothers on a not-so-super movie
The current Spider-Man and directors of "Avengers: Endgame" reunite on "Cherry," but that's the only conspicuously super thing about this grim adaptation of the bestselling book. Tom Holland's kinetic performance is impressive, but it's in the service of an uneven film that too self-consciously works at mirroring the form of a novel.
NY AG Letitia James mulling independent probe of Gov. Cuomo over sex harass claim
New York Attorney General Letitia James is mulling a request to launch an independent probe of sexual harassment claims leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a former aide. James is “reviewing” a letter sent to her by five female Republican state senators requesting an “immediate appointment of a Special Prosecutor” to review Lindsey Boylan’s accusations...
Democrats open to partisan balance on Jan. 6 commission, but panel's scope still a sticking point
Congressional Democrats said Thursday that they would be open to an even partisan split for a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, but a dispute over the panel's scope remained a key sticking point as Congress feuds over the creation of the independent commission.
Listen to Episode 45 of ‘Up In The Blue Seats’: The Artemi Panarin Saga feat. Dan Carcillo
Fans are making their grand return to Rangers games at the Garden on Friday. That would usually be the top news of the week for a team. Unfortunately for the Rangers, that has been overshadowed by Artemi Panarin having to step away from the team due to the assault allegations being made against him. He...