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Texas Democrats chart path to turn Lone Star State blue

In the aftermath of the winter weather crisis, Texas Democrats see an opportunity to mobilize voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and beyond.
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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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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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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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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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Barcelona given some respite from off-field issues with stunning comeback to reach Copa del Rey final
Barcelona fans were given some respite from the club's off-the-field troubles as Lionel Messi and Co. mounted a stunning comeback to beat Sevilla and advance to the Copa del Rey final.
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Barcelona given some respite from off-field issues with stunning comeback to reach Copa del Rey final
Barcelona fans were given some respite from the club's off-the-field troubles as Lionel Messi and Co. mounted a stunning comeback to beat Sevilla and advance to the Copa del Rey final.
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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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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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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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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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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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How Close Is the Pandemic’s End?
As President Biden accelerates plans for manufacturing vaccines and several states move to reopen, we check in on the virus.
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Save America's Workers from the Church of Wokeness | Opinion
Woke corporations in America today think they can fire employees for their politics without legal liability. They're mistaken.
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As China Gray Zone Warfare Escalates, U.S. May Stand to Lose First Shooting Battle
"I think China now has adequate forces, including air, missile, electronic warfare, spec ops, naval, undersea and nuclear to likely prevail in the first phase and perhaps in subsequent phases too," Lyle Goldstein of the Naval War College's China Maritime Studies Institute told Newsweek.
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Why We March Against Jew-Hatred in Education | Opinion
On March 7, the End Jew Hatred Movement is protesting California's ethnic studies curriculum. Here's why.
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Stanley Sargol Sr., retired auditor with ‘legendary’ love of office softball, dies of covid-19
Sargol was a longtime donor and volunteer at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.
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Date Lab: She started the virtual date showing off her fancy tapas. He had ordered a burrito.
Otherwise, he thought it was a “pretty awesome date.”
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These women were the closest of friends. Then they found out they’re actually sisters.
For years, people would ask them if they were sisters. They finally took a DNA test.
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The problem for Paramount+ (and every other streamer)? Everyone already has Netflix.
Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell on the set of Mission Impossible 7, which will arrive on Paramount+ 45 days after the movie debuts in theaters later in 2021. | Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Three charts that explain the streaming wars. Paramount+, the latest entrant in the streaming wars, launches today, promising a mix of classic TV shows and movies, sort-of-early access to some Hollywood blockbusters, and some reboots of stuff you didn’t know you wanted rebooted: Welcome back, Frasier Crane. But in some ways, the stuff that ViacomCBS’s new service offers may be less important than the timing of its launch. It comes after every other big media company has rolled out its own streaming service. Which means Paramount+ is entering a very crowded marketplace. And that means, most likely, that ViacomCBS isn’t just trying to get someone to pay $10 a month for Paramount+ — it also probably needs them to drop something else. Antenna, a subscription analytics startup, says US consumers subscribed to just 1.5 streaming services in January 2021. Two years ago, when streaming services still pretty much meant Netflix and Hulu, that number was at 1.25. Which means that even though we’ve seen a slew of services debut recently, most people still aren’t paying for them — and even if they do take out their credit card to sign up, they’re likely to stop paying for them after sampling. Antenna, which says it uses data sampled from online bill payment services to assess what people are actually spending money on, has laid out the challenge facing ViacomCBS pretty clearly in the data sets below. But the easiest way of summing it up may be this way: (Just about) everyone already has Netflix. This chart, for instance, tells us that 75 percent of people who newly got Netflix in the first half of 2020 are still paying for the service — a higher survival rate than all of its major streaming competitors. Meanwhile, only 34 percent of new 2020 Apple TV+ subscribers are still paying for the service now. (Antenna data does not include streamers who are getting free services from promotions like Disney’s Verizon bundle, or the free Apple TV+ trial Apple offers customers who buy some Apple hardware, like new iPhones.) !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if(void 0!==a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var e in a.data["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe[src*='"+e+"']");t&&(t.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][e]+"px")}});window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded',function(){var i=document.createElement("iframe");var e=document.getElementById("datawrapper-2GaNp");var t=e.dataset.iframeTitle||'Interactive graphic';i.setAttribute("src",e.dataset.iframe);i.setAttribute("title",t);i.setAttribute("frameborder","0");i.setAttribute("scrolling","no");i.setAttribute("aria-label",e.dataset.iframeFallbackAlt||t);i.setAttribute("title",t);i.setAttribute("height","400");i.setAttribute("id","datawrapper-chart-2GaNp");i.style.minWidth="100%";i.style.border="none";e.appendChild(i)})}() And yes, some people — maybe the people reading this article — really do subscribe to lots of different streaming TV services. But it’s a very small minority. !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if(void 0!==a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var e in a.data["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe[src*='"+e+"']");t&&(t.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][e]+"px")}});window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded',function(){var i=document.createElement("iframe");var e=document.getElementById("datawrapper-U3kaj");var t=e.dataset.iframeTitle||'Interactive graphic';i.setAttribute("src",e.dataset.iframe);i.setAttribute("title",t);i.setAttribute("frameborder","0");i.setAttribute("scrolling","no");i.setAttribute("aria-label",e.dataset.iframeFallbackAlt||t);i.setAttribute("title",t);i.setAttribute("height","400");i.setAttribute("id","datawrapper-chart-U3kaj");i.style.minWidth="100%";i.style.border="none";e.appendChild(i)})}() Meanwhile, Netflix customers were less likely than other streaming subscribers to pay for anything else — which presumably has something to do with the fact that (almost) everyone has Netflix. It’s the streaming starter package: You get it first and then maybe think about adding something else. The good news for ViacomCBS, in a way, is that people who subscribed to its existing services — CBS All Access, which is getting repurposed into Paramount+, and Showtime — are already more likely to subscribe to something else too. !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if(void 0!==a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var e in a.data["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe[src*='"+e+"']");t&&(t.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][e]+"px")}});window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded',function(){var i=document.createElement("iframe");var e=document.getElementById("datawrapper-AILAx");var t=e.dataset.iframeTitle||'Interactive graphic';i.setAttribute("src",e.dataset.iframe);i.setAttribute("title",t);i.setAttribute("frameborder","0");i.setAttribute("scrolling","no");i.setAttribute("aria-label",e.dataset.iframeFallbackAlt||t);i.setAttribute("title",t);i.setAttribute("height","400");i.setAttribute("id","datawrapper-chart-AILAx");i.style.minWidth="100%";i.style.border="none";e.appendChild(i)})}()
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N.C. Republicans censured their senior senator for voting against Trump. But they are silent on Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
The contrasting approach to Sen. Richard Burr and Cawthorn, a pro-Trump freshman, starkly illustrates the dichotomy within the Republican Party.
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Cuomo seeks to buy time amid scandals, taking a lesson from Bill Clinton of ‘never quit’
From the top of the political world a year ago to besieged incumbent today, the governor’s fall from the political heights has been humbling.
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Prince Philip: The man behind the Queen
Prince Philip has rarely left Queen Elizabeth II's side since their marriage.
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Help! My In-Laws Are Holocaust-Deniers.
I don’t want my kids to have a relationship with them. My husband disagrees.
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Andrew Pierce, Senior Daily Mail Editor, Prompts Outrage for Questioning Meghan Markle’s Race
WPA PoolMeghan Markle is expected to discuss racism in the U.K. in her sit-down with Oprah Winfrey that airs on Sunday.In a depressing illustration of the problem, which Prince Harry has previously described as “structural” in Britain, a prominent British journalist and frequent critic of Meghan Markle is under fire after launching an extraordinary and racist attack on her, in which he appeared to suggest the fact that he thinks she is “attractive” meant she could not be a victim of racism.Andrew Pierce, a senior editor at the Daily Mail who is a regular guest on British TV and radio shows, was hosting a talk radio show Wednesday when a caller suggested that Meghan had never been “fully accepted because of her skin color.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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World's first space hotel scheduled to open in 2027
If you're daydreaming of future travels while stuck at home during the pandemic, why fantasize about the beaches of Bali or the canals of Venice when vacationing in space could be in your future?
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Video of Joe Biden's Live Feed Cut Off After Asking for Questions Viewed One Million Times
The president had told Democratic lawmakers that he was "happy to take questions" before the live feed went down.
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New Mars Photos Released by China's Tianwen-1 Probe 14 Days After NASA Landing
The probe consists of an orbiter, and a rover which will be sent down to the surface of Mars in the coming months.
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Ask a Teacher: My Child Reads Better Than Her Teacher Thinks She Can
Is it OK to ask for my daughter to be put in a different group?
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Book a Flight Right Now
No, it’s not quite time to travel yet. But it is time to make a plan.
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Rantanen scores twice as Avalanche blank Sharks 4-0
Mikko Rantanen scored twice and had two assists as the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Wednesday night.
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