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Schumer announces all-female Senate sergeant-at-arms team following US Capitol riot

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday announced an all-female Senate sergeant-at-arms leadership team, after the previous sergeant-at-arms resigned as part of the fallout from the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

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Texas Gov. Abbott faces backlash after lifting coronavirus restrictions

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a torrent of criticism over his surprise decision to roll back his state's mask mandate and business restrictions -- moves that strategists and activists in both parties said are aimed at appeasing an impatient Republican base ahead of his 2022 reelection bid and with an eye on the 2024 presidential race.

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Fact check: Pence echoes Trump's Big Lie in dishonest op-ed on election rules

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In an opinion article published on Wednesday, former Vice President Mike Pence did something he used to do in office: echo a lie from former President Donald Trump in a slightly more sophisticated way.

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Biden criticizes Texas and Mississippi for lifting restrictions: 'Neanderthal thinking'

1 hour, 30 minutes ago

President Joe Biden sharply criticized states such as Texas and Mississippi for lifting Covid-19 restrictions against pleas from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top public health officials, accusing those in power of "Neanderthal thinking."

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Capitol Hill security increased and House session canceled amid warnings about March 4 conspiracies

1 hour, 32 minutes ago

Information provided by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warns of increased chatter among extremists, including members of the Three Percenters extremist group, discussing possible plots against the Capitol on March 4, a date that conspiracy theorists have focused on, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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House Republican: 'Trump has a responsibility' to tell his supporters 'to stand down' after new threat

1 hour, 38 minutes ago

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday that Donald Trump has a duty to call off his supporters in light of a potential threat against the US Capitol on Thursday -- less than two months after the January 6 Capitol insurrection incited by the former President.

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Acting US Capitol Police chief acknowledges failures of January 6 but can't say what increased budget would do to solve them

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The acting chief of the US Capitol Police department acknowledged command and intelligence failures the day insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, but dodged questions from lawmakers trying to understand how the request for an increased budget would address those failures.

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Exclusive: Unaccompanied kids being held by Border Patrol for 77 hours on average, internal documents show

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Migrant children crossing the US-Mexico border alone are staying in Border Patrol custody for longer than three days on average, overwhelming capacity at border facilities and indicating a crisis taking shape, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.

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House to vote on bill named in honor of George Floyd aimed at preventing police misconduct

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The House of Representatives is slated to vote Wednesday on legislation aimed at preventing police misconduct that Democrats named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody sparked nationwide calls to overhaul policing and address racial injustice.

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Andrew Cuomo's actions show failure to exercise 'the necessary self-control', Democrat lawmaker says

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign due to his inability to understand the "need for self-restraint", New York Democratic Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti told "America Reports" on Wednesday.

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Senate GOP blasts 'blue state bailout' in Biden's $1.9T coronavirus bill

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Senate Republicans railed against President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus legislation as a liberal bailout to blue states as they plan to make passage of the bill as painful as possible for Democrats this week. 

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Families of NY nursing home coronavirus victims say Cuomo sex scandal shouldn't overshadow seniors' deaths

1 hour, 22 minutes ago

Family members of New York seniors who died after contracting coronavirus while in nursing homes told Fox News they hope the sexual harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo don't overshadow the deaths.

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Accuser's attorney slams Cuomo apology as 'full of falsehoods'

1 hour, 35 minutes ago

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s apologetic news conference Wednesday afternoon was “full of falsehoods and inaccurate information,” according to the attorney of a former staffer who has accused him of sexual harassment.

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Texas Gov. Abbott lifting statewide mask mandate is 'move in the right direction': Ken Paxton

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Despite facing criticism, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott made the right move by lifting statewide coronavirus restrictions, state Attorney General Ken Paxton told "The Faulkner Focus" Wednesday.

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Millionaire Beto O'Rourke claims Abbott is 'sacrificing the lives of our fellow Texans' for political gain

1 hour, 41 minutes ago

Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman and failed Democratic Senate and presidential candidate, ripped Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday for rescinding the state’s coronavirus mask mandate, painting Texas as a “failed state” as it recovers from severe winter weather and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Newsom suggests teachers 'not comfortable going back in' won’t be required to return to schools

1 hour, 57 minutes ago

California lawmakers announced a $6.6 billion aid package to assist reopening in-person teaching across the state -- a portion of which assists with contingencies to allow teachers and staff to remain at home.

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House cancels Thursday votes amid security threats at Capitol

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The House of Representatives canceled votes Thursday in Washington amid new security threats at the Capitol and members will work late into the evening Wednesday.

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McConnell blasts COVID relief bill as 'wildly out of proportion' with America's needs

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The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by the House is "a wildly out-of-proportion response to where the country is at the moment," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told "The Story" Wednesday.

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Whitmer defends secret payout to former health director as Michigan GOP demands details

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended her administration's controversial payouts to three departing state officials

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GOP Senate hopeful in Ohio takes aim at Republican governor over mask mandate

1 hour, 9 minutes ago

Josh Mandel is working to position himself as the Republican most in sync with former President Donald Trump in the race to succeed GOP Sen. Rob Portman.

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Ron Klain is busy in D.C. — and on Twitter, too

2 hours, 58 minutes ago

The White House chief of staff has sent out dozens of tweets and retweets per day since the inauguration, gaining notice in the halls of Washington.

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The Seuss debate isn't 'cancel culture.' It's the GOP's beloved free market at work.

4 hours, 40 minutes ago

The escalating rhetoric on so-called "cancel culture" is conservatives' way of saying they are losing power in society and they want someone to stop that.

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'Neanderthal thinking': Biden criticizes Texas, Mississippi for lifting mask mandates

4 hours, 49 minutes ago

Biden warned that now is not the time to ease health guidelines, especially as his administration works to ramp up vaccinations.

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Cuomo apologizes amid sexual harassment claims but says he won't resign

5 hours, 11 minutes ago

"I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable," he said. "It was unintentional. And I truly and deeply apologize for it."

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Biden, Senate Democrats agree to limit eligibility for $1,400 checks

5 hours, 29 minutes ago

The Senate bill would cut off payments at $80,000 for single filers and $160,000 for joint filers.

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China poses 'biggest geopolitical test' for the U.S., Secretary of State Blinken says

5 hours, 39 minutes ago

China is the only country with enough power to jeopardize the current global order, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a speech Wednesday.

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Watchdog: Pentagon wasted millions on Italian planes later sold as scrap, no one held accountable

6 hours, 24 minutes ago

Neither a former U.S. general involved in the project nor the firm that sold the flawed planes has been held accountable, a watchdog report says.

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D.C. National Guard chief: Pentagon took 3 hours to greenlight troops during Capitol assault

6 hours, 34 minutes ago

One of the military leaders who advised against deploying troops was Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, the Guard chief said.

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Is Trumpism without Trump possible? Many conservatives seem to think so

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If the Conservative Political Action Conference made anything clear, it’s that Donald Trump may not last long as the standard-bearer of Trumpism.

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse accuses FBI of withholding information from Democrats

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FBI Director Christopher Wray committed to greater transparency following intense questioning from Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. Senator Whitehouse joins "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on how Congress can hold the bureau accountable. He also discusses intelligence failures leading up to the Capitol riot, and weighs in on how the U.S. can shift toward renewable energy while taking care of workers.

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Cuomo refuses to resign amid sexual harassment claims

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed back against calls to step down after multiple women allege that he sexually harassed them. Cuomo said he was embarrassed by the matter, but added that he would not resign. Jericka Duncan reports.

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States face backlash over sweeping COVID restriction rollbacks

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President Biden and public health officials criticized the rollback of a mask mandate in Texas and other states. Some businesses say they will still enforce mask wearing. Janet Shamlian has more.

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Biden criticizes states for lifting mask mandates

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Governors in Texas and Mississippi are reversing their mask mandates before high-risk groups are fully vaccinated.

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COVID financial fallout disproportionately impacts Latinas

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Latinas have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with many having to rely on their children as their only lifeline. Lilia Luciano takes a look in our CBS News series Women and the Pandemic.

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Capitol tightens security over potential extremist threats

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The Capitol is locking down ahead of more threats from domestic extremists who believe the conspiracy theory that former President Trump will be inaugurated on March 4. Jeff Pegues shares the latest.

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Representative Ronny Jackson made sexual comments and drank on duty, report says

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A Pentagon watchdog report found former White House physician Ronny Jackson, now a Texas congressman, bullied subordinates and broke rules about drinking on the job.

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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."

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Senate bill narrows income eligibility for relief checks

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Under a new deal between President Biden and moderate Senate Democrats, only people making $80,000 or less will receive another stimulus check. Weijia Jiang reports.

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Democrats limit eligibility for stimulus checks in Senate COVID bill

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President Biden agreed to a demand by moderate Democrats to begin phasing out stimulus checks at a faster rate.

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Transgender rights emerge as a growing political flash point

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As Biden pursues an array of actions to solidify transgender rights, conservatives mount a backlash that focuses on women’s sports.

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Murkowski emerges as focus of Biden effort to find GOP support for his agenda

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The independent-minded Republican senator says she is focused on securing help for Alaska, which has been hit hard by the pandemic: ‘My state needs relief.’

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Live updates: House scraps plans for Thursday session after security officials warn of possible plot to breach Capitol

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The president held a bipartisan meeting on fighting cancer at the White House as senators heard from U.S. defense and law enforcement officials about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says he will not resign, offers new apology for his behavior with women

1 hour, 7 minutes ago

The 63-year-old governor has been accused by younger women of inappropriate and unwanted encounters.

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In Trump probe, Manhattan district attorney puts pressure on his longtime chief financial officer

1 hour, 13 minutes ago

Investigators have asked about Allen Weisselberg’s loyalty and his sons’ business dealings, according to people familiar with the case.

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House to vote on expansive police reform bill named in honor of George Floyd

1 hour, 28 minutes ago

The legislation, which faces obstacles in the Senate, would ban chokeholds, end racial and religious profiling and prohibit certain no-knock warrants.

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Trade fairness and economic recovery on Biden’s national security agenda

1 hour, 41 minutes ago

The new administration is embracing parts of Trump’s protectionist stance and rejecting a full embrace of free-trade policies.

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A convenient new fiction: There was no ‘attack on the White House’ last year

2 hours, 27 minutes ago

Two senators tried to draw a comparison between last year's protests at the White House and the Jan. 6 violence.

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Parsing Andrew Cuomo’s apology

3 hours, 9 minutes ago

Cuomo on Wednesday made his first lengthy public comments about the sexual harassment allegations against him. They prompted some questions.

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Parsing Andrew Cuomo’s apology

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Cuomo on Wednesday made his first lengthy public comments about the sexual harassment allegations against him. They prompted some questions.

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Blinken Proposes a Foreign Policy Not ‘Disconnected From Our Daily Lives’

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In his first major address, the secretary of state pledged to focus on how diplomacy has a direct effect on regular Americans. At the top of the list: dealing with China.

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Biden Administration Steps Up Push for School Reopenings

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A day after President Biden said teachers should be prioritized for vaccination, the first lady and the education secretary hit the road to urge communities to return to in-person learning.

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Officials Put ‘Unusual’ Limits on D.C. National Guard Before Riot, Commander Says

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Maj. Gen. William J. Walker testified that he did not receive permission to deploy troops for hours on Jan. 6, as violence by pro-Trump supporters escalated.

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Congressman Harassed Staff and Got Drunk as White House Doctor, Watchdog Says

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Ronny Jackson, a Republican who enthused that President Donald J. Trump had “incredible genes,” sexually harassed a woman on a White House trip and had “meltdowns” with his staff, a report found.

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Targeting State Restrictions, House Is Set to Pass Landmark Voting Rights Expansion

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The omnibus voting, ethics and campaign finance bill would roll back barriers to voting enacted by Republican statehouses, but it faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

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Biden Secretly Limits Counterterrorism Drone Strikes Away From War Zones

1 hour, 12 minutes ago

Requiring higher-level approval is a stopgap measure as officials review whether to tighten Trump-era targeting rules and civilian safeguards.

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Introducing Our New Polling Blog

1 hour, 41 minutes ago

President Biden’s approval rating dips, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo refuses to resign.

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Facebook Ends Ban on Political Advertising

1 hour, 43 minutes ago

The social network had prohibited political ads on its site indefinitely after the November election. Such ads have been criticized for spreading misinformation.

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Inspector General’s Report Cites Elaine Chao for Misuse of Office

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The report said the Justice Department declined to investigate her promotion of her family’s shipbuilding business while serving as transportation secretary in the Trump administration.

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Biden’s Honeymoon Is Over, but He Retains Majority Approval

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The president’s approval rating now stands at 51 percent nationwide, with 42 percent of the country disapproving, according to a Monmouth University poll.

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Senate Republicans Threaten To Delay Passage Of COVID-19 Relief Bill

2 hours, 19 minutes ago

The $1.9 trillion plan is broadly popular, but that isn't stopping GOP members of Congress from lining up against it.

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Self-Proclaimed Billionaire Trump Now Begging Small-Dollar Donors For Money

2 hours, 37 minutes ago

The lies Trump told at CPAC about the election and his record were not new, but his request for supporters to give money to his new political committee was a first.

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Biden Calls States Lifting Mask Mandates 'Neanderthal Thinking'

4 hours, 25 minutes ago

The president said easing COVID-19 restrictions in Texas, Mississippi and other states was a "big mistake" and emphasized the importance of masks.

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Mike Pence Is Back And He's Lying About Election Security

5 hours, 47 minutes ago

For the last time, the 2020 election was not marred by "significant voting irregularities."

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As COVID-19 Spread, The Trump Administration Was Cutting Back On Workplace Inspections

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New data shows that onsite OSHA inspections plunged 35% during the worst workplace safety crisis in generations.

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Andrew Cuomo Apologizes But 'Not Going To Resign' Over Sexual Harassment Claims

6 hours, 6 minutes ago

The New York governor admitted he made people “uncomfortable” but said he never inappropriately touched anyone.

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State Lawmakers Have Introduced Nearly 400 Anti-Abortion Bills This Year

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Anti-abortion lawmakers are hopeful that one of their bills will be the vehicle used to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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MAGA Mom Whose Son Stormed Capitol Feels 'Stupid' For Buying Trump's Voter Fraud Lies

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Alise Cua, the mother of 18-year-old Capitol insurrectionist Bruno Cua, pled with a judge to release her son from custody while he awaits trial.

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Michelle Obama On Biden Inauguration: 'Everyone Was Concerned About More Riots'

6 hours, 32 minutes ago

The former first lady said her mood during Inauguration Day was anxious at first, but the event ultimately made her hopeful for America's future.

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Millions of Americans Remain Under Coronavirus Restrictions as Border Crossers Testing Positive Travel in U.S.

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Millions of Americans remain under business restrictions, mask mandates, and quarantine requirements as foreign nationals at the United States-Mexico are traveling freely into the nation's interior.

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Arkansas Considers Removing Mask Mandate in March

1 hour, 11 minutes ago

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), who lifted most COVID-19 restrictions put in place on businesses in his state last week, has reaffirmed that he is committed to ending a statewide mask mandate should hospitalizations and the number of reported cases continue to fall.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Kissed 'Hundreds of Women, Men, Children, Even Legislators'

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) apologized to the state of New York and the women he made feed uncomfortable on Wednesday but hedged by saying he has kissed hundreds of "women, men, [and] children... even legislators."

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Michael Moore: White Texans Don't Deserve the COVID-19 Vaccine After Mask Mandate Lifted

1 hour, 30 minutes ago

Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said to Texans "you don't need" the vaccine for COVID-19. Moore, minutes later, clarified himself and said "we must and will find a way to vaccinate the poor and people of color in Texas," excluding, still, millions of Texans he apparently deems undeserving of being immunized after Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced that the state would be reopening "100 percent," and that the mask mandate is being lifted.

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NBA Yet to Respond After Chinese Court Rules Homosexuality a Mental Disorder

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The National Basketball League has yet to comment after a Chinese court ruled that homosexuality is a "psychological disorder."

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Universal Orlando 'Evaluating' Dr. Seuss Area of Theme Park in Wake of Racism Claims

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Officials at Universal Orlando are “evaluating the in-park experiences" in its Dr. Seuss area after claims the author used racist images.

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Florida Health Officials Say Super Bowl 55 Was Not a Coronavirus 'Super Spreader'

1 hour, 52 minutes ago

Florida health officias formally shot down claims by the left that Super Bowl 55 would be a coronavirus super spreading event.

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Flashback: Obamas Hosted Special Events at WH — ‘Dr. Seuss Books Still Inspire Children Throughout the World’

2 hours, 14 minutes ago

Former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama hosted several events while in the White House that focused on Dr. Seuss and his iconic children’s books, six of which have been pulled from product because of alleged racist content.

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1600 Migrants Arrested over Three Days in Single Texas Border Sector

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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested more than 1,600 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas during a three-day span. During that period, the agents also arrested a previously deported rapist.

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Pelosi Previews Plan to Turn House 'into a Factory for Democratic Priorities'

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Democrats are moving to prioritize radical policy proposals, tackling amnesty, gun control, a $15 minimum wage, and H.R.1, which would ultimately lead to the federalization of elections.

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