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Half of U.S. states get failing grade on LGBTQ protections, advocacy group says

52 minutes ago   |   NBC News

This latest report reflects a slight improvement from last year, when 27 states were ranked in the lowest category, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
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What We Know About the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

1 hour ago   |   Newsweek

The U.S. company's vaccine, which may require only one injection, is being assessed in a Phase III clinical trial involving about 45,000 people.
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Upstate New York man who bragged about smoking in the Capitol charged in Jan. 6 siege

1 hour ago   |   NY Daily News

James Bonet, of Glen Falls, N.Y., was “smoking what appears to be a marijuana cigarette inside the U.S. Capitol” in the now-deleted video, according to the criminal complaint.
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Most Common U.K. COVID Variant Symptoms Revealed in Survey

1 hour ago   |   Newsweek

The B.1.1.7 variant has now been found in more than 20 U.S. states.
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What we know so far about COVID-19 variants worldwide

1 hour ago   |   ABC

In recent months, so-called variants of concern have been identified in the U.K., South Africa, Brazil and in the U.S.
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Putin Warns Big Tech Poses a Threat to ‘Legitimate Democratic Institutions.'

1 hour ago   |   Time

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the growing influence of U.S. social media companies and said their impact on society now puts them in competition with elected...
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Russia fines US-funded broadcaster under foreign agent law

1 hour ago   |   ABC News

A Russian court has fined U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty $14,600 for violating the country's law on foreign agents
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US deputy Africa commander in Sudan, hails 'new beginning'

2 hours ago   |   ABC News

A U.S. deputy commander for Africa on Wednesday welcomed a “new beginning” and a “renewed relationship” between the U.S. and Sudan following the African country's removal from...
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Deaths surpass 300 as Albany County reaches grim coronavirus milestone

2 hours ago   |   Times Union

Three more Albany County residents have died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the county over 300 deaths since the virus hit the U.S. last year. The latest victims were a...
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WATCH: Biden's White House COVID-19 response team holds briefing

WATCH: Biden's White House COVID-19 response team holds briefing

2 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - For nearly a year it was the Trump show. Now President Joe Biden is calling up the nation's top scientists and public health experts to regularly brief the...
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Jennifer King named NFL's 1st Black female assistant position coach

Jennifer King named NFL's 1st Black female assistant position coach

Jennifer King is just the second woman in league history to be an assistant position coach after Tampa Bay's assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. Read more ...

No Mardi Gras parades, so thousands make 'house floats'

No Mardi Gras parades, so thousands make 'house floats'

You just can't keep a good city down, especially when Mardi Gras is coming. Read more ...

Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

President Joe Biden is undertaking the most ambitious effort ever to cut America's oil, gas and coal emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change. Read more ...

January has been the deadliest month for COVID-19 with nearly 80,000 lives...

January has been the deadliest month for COVID-19 with nearly 80,000 lives lost so far in the US

The grim milestone underpins the growing demand from state officials for more vaccines so that Americans can be inoculated more quickly. Read more ...

'I couldn't believe it': Customer leaves huge tip for restaurant's entire staff

'I couldn't believe it': Customer leaves huge tip for restaurant's entire staff

The customer left a $2,021 cash tip and a note. Read more ...

FDA places all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on 'import alert'

FDA places all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on 'import alert'

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico will now be subject to heightened scrutiny, and FDA staff may detain shipments. Read more ...

Walgreens stock spikes after tapping Starbucks exec Roz Brewer as new CEO

Walgreens stock spikes after tapping Starbucks exec Roz Brewer as new CEO

Walgreens' stock price got a boost Wednesday with Starbucks honcho Roz Brewer poised to take over as the pharmacy chain's new CEO. Shares in the Illinois-based drugstore giant... Read more ...

Amanda Gorman To Recite Original Poem For Super Bowl Ceremony

Amanda Gorman To Recite Original Poem For Super Bowl Ceremony

Harvard University graduate and national youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman stole the show at the presidential inauguration with a powerful and history-making poem. Now she's... Read more ...

Reynolds responds to accusations of preferential treatment to campaign...

Reynolds responds to accusations of preferential treatment to campaign donor's company

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday addressed accusations that she provided state COVID-19 resources to a company owned by one of her campaign donors instead of area businesses that... Read more ...

NYC to receive extra 17K COVID-19 vaccine doses under new Biden initiative

NYC to receive extra 17K COVID-19 vaccine doses under new Biden initiative

New York City will receive about 17,000 extra doses of the coveted coronavirus vaccine starting next week under President Biden's new push to get out more shots, Mayor Bill de... Read more ...