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Joe Biden to sign executive orders to cut US oil, gas and coal emissions | LIVE

1 minute ago   |   ABC

New executive orders target federal subsidies for those oil, gas and coal and halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.
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Janez Jansa Kicks Off a Culture War in Slovenia's Museums

3 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Slovenia's government has replaced the directors of major institutions. But it says “run-of-the-mill artists really have nothing to complain about.”
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Putin Warns Big Tech Poses a Threat to ‘Legitimate Democratic Institutions.'

9 minutes 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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Pandemic Rescue: It's ‘And' Not ‘Or'

18 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Why you shouldn't nitpick over the details.
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Iraqis Forced To Cope With Country's Economic Hard Times

22 minutes ago   |   NPR

In Iraq, a huge share of the country relies on government salaries. But the government relies on oil revenues which have been falling. The purchasing power of average Iraqis...
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EXPLAINER: Why India's farmers are revolting against PM Modi

35 minutes ago   |   ABC News

A sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India's historic Red Fort this week - a dramatic escalation of their protests, which are posing a major...
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New Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes US diplomacy helm, vows to revamp State Dept

43 minutes ago   |   ABC

On his first full day on the job, Antony Blinken told employees he values their work and commitment.
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Police in Ecuador Shut Down Clinic That Injected Thousands with Fake COVID-19 Vaccine

45 minutes ago   |   Time

Ecuadoran police have shut down an alternative medicines center in Quito that had administered thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccines, the local government said Tuesday. The...
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UK unveils STRICTER Covid-19 border restrictions as govt steps up enforcement measures

UK unveils STRICTER Covid-19 border restrictions as govt steps up enforcement measures

1 hour ago   |   RT

Home Secretary Priti Patel has unveiled new Covid-19 border restrictions, forcing UK citizens travelling from red-list countries to quarantine in government-provided...
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WH Chief of Staff Klain defends teachers unions' reopening COVID concerns

WH Chief of Staff Klain defends teachers unions' reopening COVID concerns

1 hour ago   |   New York Post

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain defended teachers unions, whose members refuse to return to the classroom despite a federal government report that schools can reopen...
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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 ...

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 ...

Biden To 'Pause' Oil And Gas Leasing On Public Lands And Waters

Biden To 'Pause' Oil And Gas Leasing On Public Lands And Waters

The move is one of his more controversial campaign promises, and industry groups say they will sue. But it won't have much immediate impact on driving down climate-warming... 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 ...

Baseball writers don't want Curt Schilling's name removed from Hall of Fame...

Baseball writers don't want Curt Schilling's name removed from Hall of Fame ballot

The Baseball Hall of Fame will face an unhappy voting body if it accedes to the unorthodox wishes of Curt Schilling. Jack O'Connell, the longtime secretary of the Baseball... Read more ...

Senate Democrats introduce Washington, DC, statehood bill

Senate Democrats introduce Washington, DC, statehood bill

The legislation, which will be met with fierce opposition from Republicans, would make the District of Columbia the 51st state in the Union and give the state two Senators and... Read more ...