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The Sharks Circle: As Neera Tanden Nomination Falters, Potential Replacements Emerge for Budget Post

The opposition to Neera Tanden to head OMB is growing and the names dropping of possible replacements is already under way.
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As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action
Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.
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Georgia horseback instructor goes missing under suspicious circumstances
A horseback riding trainer in Georgia has gone missing from the stables under mysterious circumstances, authorities said.
House Republicans callously turn their backs on Americans in need
Dean Obeidallah writes that the reasons given by the House Republicans for their against Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package combine lies and hypocrisy. "It appears the Republican Party's own cold calculations have concluded that opposing this measure is good for them politically. They apparently believe that their base would rather have the "red meat" of fighting Democrats than the actual red meat that this relief bill could provide them the funds to afford."
Welcome back: Optimism abounds as MLB's spring includes fans
Brian Delaney checked his ticket, found his seats and then sat down for a minute in the sunshine. It wasn't a typical late February day in Arizona — a little cool, a little breezy — but Delaney didn't complain a bit.
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Watch: Joe Biden Botches Democrats' Names, Asks 'What Am I Doing Here?'
President Joe Biden struggles to read his speech on Friday as he botched the names of Democrat members of Congress and asked, "What am I doing here?"
Clinton, Harris, Warren all silent on Cuomo after second woman brings sexual misconduct allegations
Multiple high-profile Democratic women have yet to publicly comment on sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo despite having fervently objected to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court over decades-old allegations of sexual harassment.
US still open to Iran nuclear talks after Iran's rejection
Tehran rejected an EU invitation to meet with the U.S. and other participants.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin: Hiring Black head coaches in NFL 'is a critical issue for us'
Mike Tomlin said hiring Black head coaches is important for both the NFL and society as a whole. "It deserves all the attention it gets."
With 55 Percent, Trump Is Top Vote Getter for 2024 GOP Primary, Says CPAC Straw Poll
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican and Trump ally, received the second-highest portion of votes after the former president.
Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Ciryl Gane after UFC Fight Night 186 win?
See whom Ciryl Gane should fight next after his victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the UFC Fight Night 186 headliner.       Related StoriesMick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Jairzinho Rozenstruik after UFC Fight Night 186 loss?Pedro Munhoz wants to be return fight for former UFC champion T.J. DillashawMagomed Ankalaev targets UFC's light heavyweight top five with his six-fight winning streak
Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Jairzinho Rozenstruik after UFC Fight Night 186 loss?
See whom Jairzinho Rozenstruik should fight next after his loss to Ciryl Gane in the UFC Fight Night 186 headliner.       Related StoriesPedro Munhoz wants to be return fight for former UFC champion T.J. DillashawMick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Ciryl Gane after UFC Fight Night 186 win?Magomed Ankalaev targets UFC's light heavyweight top five with his six-fight winning streak
NY woman charged with manslaughter for running over boyfriend: Police
A 29-year-old New York woman fatally mowed down her boyfriend after he got out of the car to walk early Sunday, police said. Brittany Carlson of Addison in upstate Steuben County was charged in the death of Nicholas Tracy, 31, on County Route 85 near the Pennsylvania border, state police said in a press release....
'Sad': Kinzinger blasts Hawley's CPAC remarks
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) weighs in on Sen. Josh Hawley's (R-MO) remarks at CPAC, calling him out for using fear and lies to generate enthusiasm as he and other Republicans look toward the 2024 presidential race.
Golden Globes 2021: The countdown to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's opening monologue is on
The Oscar season is finally heating up with Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. USA TODAY will be updating all night with live winners and highlights.
Jim Jordan: Trump Leader of 'America First Movement,' Republican Party
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday that former President Donald Trump is the leader of the conservative movement, the America First movement, and the Republican Party.
Watch Live: Donald Trump Speaks at CPAC
This is the first major public speech for Trump since he left the White House, where he is expected to preview his political future and the future for the Republican party.
Michigan football adds former Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman through transfer portal
Graduate transfer quarterback Alan Bowman committed to Michigan football. He played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders previously.
Donald Trump makes keynote speech at CPAC 2021
Former President Donald Trump is delivering the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida on Sunday afternoon — his first public speech since he left the White House in January.  Trump is returning to the national spotlight on to cap the four-day annual conference in Orlando as Republicans hope to regain majorities...
Queens woman struggles with home invaders at gunpoint, intense video shows
Shocking video shows a Queens woman struggling with two home invaders — including one who put a gun to the victim’s head and barked “If you cry, I will shoot you!” police said Sunday. The footage, released by the NYPD, shows the duo physically fighting with the 35-year-old woman after they followed her inside when...
Gavin Newsom Posts TikTok Video of Him and George Lopez Inside Off-Limits Restaurant
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) is facing backlash after he posted a video on TikTok telling people how to get vaccinated against the coronavirus while standing inside a restaurant that is off limits to everyone else in the California city of Fresno.
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A final week of cramming could help UCLA ace the test of March
UCLA's final two games against Oregon on the road and No. 19 USC at home will provide Bruins opportunities before the NCAA tournament.
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Astronauts prep station for new solar wings
Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. (Feb. 28)      
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Goya Foods CEO falsely says election was illegitimate, Trump is 'the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president'
The chief executive officer of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue, made a series of false claims about the 2020 election at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday -- a little more than a month after the company board took action to limit his polarizing public political remarks.
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Lindsey Boylan calls on Cuomo to resign or be removed from office: He can't choose his judge and jury, 'we do'
Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who first came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the Democrat, is now calling for his resignation or removal from office. 
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Virginia school district refuses to tout Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Read Across America Day
They will not fete him here or there. They will not fete him anywhere. A Virginia school district refuses to tout Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Read Across America Day on Tuesday — claiming the famed children author’s work contains “racial undertones” that are not suitable for “culturally responsive” learning, according to the Daily Wire. Loudoun...
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How to Stream and Watch The 2021 Golden Globes
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to cohost the 2021 Golden Globes!
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Mets’ Noah Syndergaard takes significant step in rehab
PORT ST. LUCIE — The laborious comeback from Tommy John surgery is often measured in small milestones, but Noah Syndergaard hit one of the bigger ones Saturday — even if it came in a small dose. The Mets right-hander threw three sliders for the first time in his bullpen session Saturday, exactly 11 months since...
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American Airlines flight diverted after 'disturbing and unacceptable' passenger fight over racial slur
An American Airlines flight from Texas to Los Angeles was diverted to Phoenix after an in-flight passenger altercation. Two women were later arrested.       
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Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods’ ex, seen with kids as golfer recovers from crash
Nordegren was photographed in Florida over the weekend.
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Annika Sorenstam on decision to accept Presidential Medal of Freedom one day after Capitol riots: 'It's time to move on'
New interview shows first glimpse of Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony as Annika Sorenstam acknowledges issues with "the timing."       
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Magomed Ankalaev targets UFC's light heavyweight top five with his six-fight winning streak
Magomed Ankalaev wants a step up in competition now that he's extended his winning streak to six following UFC Fight Night 186.       Related StoriesPedro Munhoz wants to be return fight for former UFC champion T.J. DillashawCiryl Gane declares himself 'legit,' ready for title after UFC Fight Night 186 win5 biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night 186: Who is to blame for ho-hum headliner? 
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine to ship out to states as early as Monday
Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved single-shot vaccine could be shipped out to states as early as Monday — with more than 164,000 doses allocated for New York in the first round of deliveries. The Empire State is on course to get 164,800 doses of the vaccine this week, according to the federal Centers for Disease...
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CPAC straw poll: Trump is top pick for 2024, DeSantis runner up
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday won the straw poll for Republican 2024 presidential candidate at the Conservative Political Action Conference, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis coming in second place. Trump was the top choice of 55 percent of CPAC attendees, but DeSantis placed a strong second with 21 percent support, potentially benefiting from a home-state boost...
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McCarthy warns Democrat-backed HR 1 is Pelosi power grab meant to erode election confidence
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that the Democrat-backed H.B. 1 will destroy election confidence and serves as a power grab for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, effectively destroying America if the sweeping election reform bill passes next month.
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How to watch and live stream Golden Globes 2021 tonight
The belated bash will still be bangin'.
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Adam Kinzinger Says GOP 'Certainly Not United' on Vision for Future
"We have lost the House, the Senate and the presidency because of Donald Trump," the Illinois Republican said Sunday.
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Former President Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Win CPAC Straw Poll
Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) have won the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) straw poll, which was conducted by the Washington Times and announced on the final day of the annual conference.
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PM Update: More rain overnight. Drying out but windy on Monday.
A few hours of dense fog is possible before more rain moves in after midnight.
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Portland protesters smash businesses as locals scream at them to ‘go home’
Protesters smashed up several businesses during the latest night of destruction in Portland, Oregon — with fed-up locals screaming at them to “go home,” according to reports. Around 150 black-clad protesters marched through the troubled City of Roses late Saturday, trashing businesses during “direct action” against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Oregonian said. “Windows were...
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At least 18 protesters were killed amid intensifying pro-democracy demonstrations in Myanmar
Protesters honor those who were killed during the February 28 protests in Yangon, Myanmar. | Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images The protesters were shot and killed by the military government, according to the UN. Myanmar’s military government intensified its crackdown on the country’s pro-democracy protest movement on Sunday, firing at demonstrators gathered in Myanmar’s largest cities, and killing at least 18 people, according to the United Nations. For nearly a month, a growing coalition of protesters has demanded the end of military rule in Myanmar, following a coup that led to the arrest of the nation’s civilian leaders on February 1. Demonstrations have taken place continuously across the country, taking the form of student protests, the halting of public transportation, and work stoppages that threaten to derail Myanmar’s economy. These protests culminated in a nationwide strike last Monday, February 22, that millions participated in, according to the New York Times, generally known as the “22222 uprising.” As Vox’s Jen Kirby explained, the strike saw “protesters take to the streets of Myanmar’s cities; stores, banks, and fast food chains shut down in solidarity. Protesters chose the date because it echoes the August 8, 1988 (8/8/88) protests against military rule, which the military suppressed in a bloody crackdown.” Ahead of that strike, the military government broadcast a warning that seemed to reference the 1988 crackdown, saying, “Protesters are now inciting the people, especially emotional teenagers and youths, to a confrontation path where they will suffer the loss of life.” Sunday, the military showed its words were not an empty threat. In Yangon, a protester named Yan told the Washington Post, “First they shot with real bullets, then tear gas. Later they used rubber bullets,” and stressed that the military gave only a whistle as a warning before shooting into the crowd. Yan said he personally saw at least six people shot, including a protester who was shot in the head and died. In Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, protester and doctor U Si Thu told the New York Times he was with a group of about 50 protesters who found themselves being shot at by police and military officials. At least three people in his group were shot, Si Thu said, including a man wearing a motorcycle helmet who medical professionals were unable to save. “I don’t know where the bullet came from, but the man was shot in the forehead and went down,” Si Thu said, telling the Times that after that man was shot, army vehicles blocked the street his group was on, and fired again, hitting the other two people who were wounded. Similar narratives have emerged throughout Myanmar, leading to over 30 protesters being wounded, according to the United Nations; a doctor told the Times the number of wounded may actually be far higher, saying that at least 50 people were wounded in his city, Dawei, alone. Protesters are demanding a civilian government Broadly, the protesters are demanding that the government they elected last year be restored. Since 2011, Myanmar has had a joint military-civilian government, led on the civilian side by Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party — the National League for Democracy — often dominated elections, including the one that led to the coup. In November 2020, the National League for Democracy won 83 percent of the seats in parliament, a result that, as Vox’s Alex Ward noted, “seemingly gave them a mandate to pursue constitutional reforms” that the military had long opposed — namely, limited the military’s role in the government. Ward explains: In response to the NLD’s landslide victory in November, the military and its political arm immediately claimed the elections were fraudulent, though foreign observers and the nation’s electoral commission declared there had been no significant problems. They went so far as to demand a new, military-supervised election, filed 200 complaints to local election agencies, and took their case to the nation’s Supreme Court. Then ... a military spokesperson warned that the armed forces might “take action” if their assertions of fraud weren’t taken seriously and notably refused to rule out a coup. Citing a provision in the constitution it drafted, the military said it could launch a coup if the nation’s sovereignty was threatened and declare a national emergency. And the military did indeed launch a coup. While experts have debated exactly why it did so, the result has been clear: Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint (along with dozens of other politicians, officials, and activists) have been detained and face both trial and imprisonment, and millions have demanded that the military give them what they voted for — a civilian government led by the National League for Democracy. The military government has responded to these demands by working to curtail communication, including by blocking internet access, and by detaining protesters; according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a human rights organization based in Thailand, as of February 28, at least 1,132 people have been arrested, charged, or sentenced in relation to the coup since it began. Despite these arrests — and shootings like those seen on Sunday — the pro-democracy demonstrations continue, proof that, as Kirby has written, “the Myanmar coup is not going as planned.” There is some concern violence could escalate, as it did in 1988. Protests that year came to an end after about 3,000 people were killed, another 3,000 were imprisoned, and roughly 10,000 were forced to flee the country, according to NPR. UN Secretary-General António Guterres “strongly condemned” Sunday’s violence, according to his spokesperson, and called on the world “to come together and send a clear signal to the military that it must respect the will of the people of Myanmar as expressed through the election and stop the repression.” Guterres’ statement comes after former Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun A number of foreign governments have signaled solidarity with the protesters. “We stand with the people of Burma,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said ahead of the February 22 strike. The United States has condemned the actions of the military, and imposed sanctions on military leaders, cutting them off from about $1 billion in assets. But as former US ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell told the BBC recently, the US doesn’t “have a whole lot of leverage” over the military government. “The key is our allies,” Mitchell said. “That’s a very difficult path, because some of our allies — Japan, India, Korea — have a lot of investment. They will be worried about growing Chinese influence there.” China, Myanmar’s neighbor to the northeast, has largely taken a hands off approach thus far, with a spokesperson for its foreign ministry saying on February 22, “We hope that all parties will properly handle their differences under the Constitution and legal framework to maintain political and social stability.” And many of Myanmar’s other neighbors have advocated for a similar approach. ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, of which Myanmar is a member, responded to the coup with a call for “dialogue, reconciliation and the return to normalcy.” Member nations Malaysia and Indonesia released a separate statement saying they “take the political situation in Myanmar seriously,” and have called for a special session to discuss the situation, but thus far no meeting has taken place. Despite all this, it appears protests will continue. Yan, the protester in Yangon, told the Post that the shootings by security forces have only made protesters “angrier.” However, the military government has shown no signs it is willing to consider the changes Yan and his fellow protesters are calling for.
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Brendan Hines-Ike arrives in Washington to finalize loan to D.C. United
U.S. defender Brendan Hines-Ike played in Europe for about five years, first in Sweden, then in Belgium.
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Iceberg larger than New York City breaks off in Antarctica
"Over coming weeks or months, the iceberg may move away; or it could run aground and remain close to Brunt Ice Shelf," Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director of British Antarctic Survey, said in a press release.
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Iran rejects offer of direct US nuclear talks, senior diplomats say
Iran's stance does not kill off all hopes of direct negotiations, diplomats claimed.
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Bill Gates Weighs In on $1.9T COVID Relief Package: 'I Hope We Can Target It Better'
The government always has a hard time targeting exactly the people who are in need, and particularly if you're designing programs very quickly," the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist said.
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McAvoy, Rask lead Bruins to 4-1 win over Rangers
Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday.
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CDC advisory committee recommends J&J vaccine for people 18 and older
The CDC's advisory committee voted on Sunday to recommend the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for persons 18 years of age and older in the U.S.
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At Least 18 Killed By Myanmar Security Forces In Deadliest Day Since Coup
Myanmar's military junta has increased its use of violence against peaceful protesters. At least 18 were killed Sunday, the deadliest day yet since the military took power earlier this month.
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