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China using anal swabs to detect COVID-19: report
The method can increase the rate of detectability and lowers the chances of missing a diagnosis, an official said. 
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Biden abolishes ‘offensive’ 1776 Commission, reverses Trump policy on racial training
President Biden on Tuesday said he’s abolishing former President Trump’s “offensive” 1776 Commission on “patriotic education” and loosening rules on racial sensitivity training imposed by Trump. The 1776 Commission released a “final report” this month after it was formed ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Trump’s ban on critical race theory, also established last year,...
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Schumer says Democrats ready to use reconciliation to pass COVID-19 relief
With an uneasy truce in hand between Senate leaders on the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats are ready to pursue “big, strong, bold action” and pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package and he informed his caucus that they should be prepared to use reconciliation as soon as next week to pass...
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Senators sworn in for Trump impeachment trial as some GOP members object
WASHINGTON — The US Senate was sworn in as jurors for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon. All 100 senators were sworn in by Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt.), the president pro tempore of the Democratic-controlled Senate, who will oversee proceedings instead of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts because...
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Bernie Sanders won’t say if he’ll move forward with Biden’s budget nominee
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is dodging questions on when or if he will move forward with President Biden’s pick for budget chief — given their rocky history. Asked by Punchbowl News whether he would push Neera Tanden’s nomination to run the Office of Management and Budget forward, Sanders (I-Vt.) was cagey. “It’s going...
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Accused Capitol rioter ID’d at airport after getting kicked off plane
An accused US Capitol rioter was busted after getting kicked off a Delta flight — and later recognized by airport security from social media footage of the siege, court records show. John Lolos was booted from the flight at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington DC on Jan. 8, two days after the Capitol attack,...
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France’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU treatments rise sharply
PARIS – The number of people hospitalized in France for COVID-19 rose by more than a 1,000 over the last two days, a trend unseen since Nov. 16, and the number of patients in intensive care units for the disease exceeded 3,000 for the first time since Dec. 9. A growing number of medical experts...
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Tony Blinken confirmed as Joe Biden’s secretary of state
The Senate on Tuesday easily confirmed Tony Blinken to be President Joe Biden’s secretary of state. Blinken won broad bipartisan support in the 78-22 vote. He previously was deputy secretary of state under former President Barack Obama. At his confirmation hearing this month, Blinken praised former President Donald Trump for taking a tougher approach to...
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San Diego Zoo gorillas to get COVID-19 vaccine after outbreak
Some of the gorillas at a San Diego Zoo will get a COVID-19 vaccine after a group of them became infected with the virus, officials said. San Diego Safari Park executive director Lisa Peterson said that a supply of the vaccine not permitted for use in people will be given to a few of the apes,...
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Kellyanne Conway investigated by cops after nude photo of daughter Claudia posted
Police have launched an investigation into a topless photo of Kellyanne Conway’s 16-year-old daughter, Claudia — which she says her mom posted to Twitter — and cops paid a visit to the family’s New Jersey mansion Tuesday. Just before noon, four officers showed up with papers in hand at the Conways’ home in tony Alpine...
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Twitter’s Hunter Biden crackdown includes blocking Dana Loesch from platform campaign
Twitter is still targeting users who share reporting related to The Post’s Hunter Biden exposé — this time by blocking conservative radio host Dana Loesch from joining the platform’s new campaign to root out disinformation. Loesch, the former spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association who hosts the national radio show “The Dana Show,” tweeted that...
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Maryland parents sue school after teen son dies from choking on glove
Bryan and Tanya Levy allege that there wasn't adequate supervision when their 17-year-old son, Bowen, got a hold of the rubber glove at Central Special School in Edgewater and ingested it.
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Forbes cancels Bermuda trip for ‘30-Under-30’ honorees after backlash
Forbes planned a “magical” trip for nearly 100 “30-Under-30” honorees to Bermuda, but axed the jaunt after intense online backlash amid the coronavirus pandemic. The month-long Caribbean excursion was set to start March 1, when 75 guests could “work all day, and then network, engage in live programming, and have incredible fun on nights and...
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Indian farmers battle police in protest against agricultural reforms
Wild video captured some of the thousands of Indian farmers battling police in New Delhi on Tuesday as they protested against agricultural reforms by breaking into the historic Red Fort complex in the capital. The farmers were seen in the footage after they broke through barricades by foot, on horses and tractors — attacking police...
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Joe Biden’s $1.5B campaign haul reportedly helped by $145M in ‘dark money’
President Biden's record-breaking $1.5 billion campaign fundraising haul was boosted by millions in so-called "dark money" contributions from anonymous donors who will never be identified, according to a report.
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Trump backs ex-spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Arkansas governor
Sanders, who left the White House in 2019, announced on Monday she would run for governor in Arkansas, a job her father Mike Huckabee held from 1997 to 2006.
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Video reveals eerily empty London amid strict COVID-19 lockdown
It’s like a real-life “28 Days Later.” Eerie footage shows London almost completely deserted after a month of strict lockdown — including iconic locations used in the haunting 2002 movie about a raging virus. Footage shot by commuters shows the usual squash of passengers replaced by almost empty stairways and platforms in the heart of...
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Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccine pace for 1st dose ranks last in US, CDC estimates show
Missouri falls behind other states across the country in terms of its pace to administer the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, ranking last in such efforts, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker shows that some 242,937 people in the Show-Me State had received the first dose of...
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McConnell urges Democrats to keep filibuster as Senate works towards power share
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged Democrats to keep the filibuster as he moves closer to a power-sharing arrangement in the Senate after relenting on his demand that the 60-vote legislative threshold be protected in writing. McConnell (R-Ky.) recounted how he defied former President Donald Trump to keep the rule when it empowered...
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Moderna says it will deliver 300M COVID-19 vaccine doses by June
Moderna said Tuesday it is on track to deliver another 300 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the US government by June — which would be enough for nearly every American to at least get their first shot. The pharmaceutical giant said it plans to have 100 million new immunizations available by the end...
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Tornado that left Alabama city looking ‘like a bomb went off’ injures 17
A young man was killed and 17 others hospitalized as a tornado reportedly left an Alabama city looking “like a bomb went off.” The unidentified victim — possibly a teenager — was sheltering with his family in their basement when a fallen tree flattened their home as the storm battered Fultondale at 10:30 p.m. Monday,...
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Ghislaine Maxwell wants charges dropped over Jeffrey Epstein plea deal
Ghislaine Maxwell has asked a judge to toss the federal sex-trafficking charges against her, claiming she’s protected by Jeffrey Epstein’s 2007 non-prosecution agreement — and that not enough black and Hispanic jurors were used to indict her. The arguments are among a dozen motions Maxwell’s lawyers filed Monday seeking to dismiss — or, at the...
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Senators to be sworn in Tuesday for Trump’s impeachment trial
Senators will be sworn in Tuesday afternoon to serve as jurors in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump for accusations that he incited the riot at the Capitol earlier this month by rousing his supporters to overturn the November presidential election.  Democratic members of the House impeachment team walked the one article of...
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Netherlands on brink of ‘civil war’ as rioters strike again over COVID-19 curfew
So far, rioters have struck in at least 20 cities and towns across the Netherlands since Saturday when the nation was forced into its first curfew since World War II.
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Wife reportedly stabs husband after confusion over old pics of them having sex
A Mexican woman flew into a rage and stabbed her husband when she found what she thought were snaps of him on his phone having sex with another woman – who happened to be her when they were dating years ago. Police responded last week to reports of a domestic dispute at the couple’s home...
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Four young girls arrested for murder of 15-year-old at Louisiana Walmart
Four young girls were arrested in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl at a Louisiana Walmart on Saturday, authorities said. The girls, aged 12 to 14, were involved in a fight with the older victim at the store in Lake Charles, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said Sunday on Facebook. The victim died at...
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Canadian casino mogul, actress wife posed as motel workers to cut COVID-19 vaccine line
A Canadian casino mogul and his actress wife were accused of posing as motel workers in order to receive COVID-19 vaccines meant for Indigenous residents of a remote Yukon community.   Rodney Baker, 55, and his 32-year-old wife Ekaterina Baker, allegedly chartered a private plane to Beaver Creek on Jan. 21 to get doses of the...
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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper-sprays man who accosted him outside pub
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper-sprayed a man who accosted him after he dined at a local pub on Sunday night, according to reports. Wheeler was with former Portland mayor Sam Adams when a man confronted them outside McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House, according to a police report obtained by The Oregonian. The man reportedly...
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This is what baby tyrannosaurs would have looked like when they hatched
Baby tyrannosaurs were just about the size of Border Collies when they took their first steps — despite being able to grow up to 40 feet, according to a study published Monday. A team of paleontologist made the discovery by examining the first-known fossils of tyrannosaur embryos. “These bones are the first window into the...
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Trump officially opens ‘Office of the Former President’
Former President Donald Trump has officially opened an office in Florida that will serve to continue his political agenda. The Office of the Former President “will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interest of the United States,” according to a statement. The office will also...
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