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Texas and Other States Ease COVID-19 Rules Despite Warnings

6 minutes ago   |   Time

Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19...
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Amazon strikes $45 million deal to buy SW Side steel plant; it could become site of its biggest warehouse in Chicago

4 hours ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Amazon plans to buy the sprawling Central Steel & Wire plant on the city's Southwest Side, agreeing to pay about $45 million to add to the e-commerce giant's vast network of...
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State capitals are back on alert over conspiracy chatter about March 4 and they've already invested more in security

State capitals are back on alert over conspiracy chatter about March 4 and they've already invested more in security

5 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement State capitals across the country are braced for the possibility of violence where passions have run hot since the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol...
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Conde Nast taps Gideon Lichfield to head Wired magazine

Conde Nast taps Gideon Lichfield to head Wired magazine

6 hours ago   |   New York Post

Conde Nast has tapped a British born editor who speaks five languages as the global editor-in-chief of Wired. Gideon Lichfield, who will be supervising four worldwide editions...
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Wired names Gideon Lichfield as its new top editor

9 hours ago   |   NY Times

Mr. Lichfield had previously worked at the MIT Technology Review, Quartz and The Economist.
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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist With Close Ties to Bill Clinton, Dies at 85

11 hours ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate...
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Charges: Kathryn Joyce Threatened Eagan Neighbors With Machete, Cut Wires From Utility Box

11 hours ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - A 32-year-old Eagan woman is accused of threatening neighbors with a machete and cutting wires inside a utility box, resulting in 50 or more people being without...
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Wind knocks down trees, wires; more than 17,000 in Connecticut lack power

14 hours ago   |   Hartford Courant

Winds howled overnight and blew trees onto wires, causing road closures and outages.
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China's Upcoming ‘Two Sessions' Might Be Its Most Important Political Gathering in Decades

China's Upcoming ‘Two Sessions' Might Be Its Most Important Political Gathering in Decades

18 hours ago   |   Time

On Thursday, China's biggest annual political meetings-known collectively as the “Two Sessions”-will kick off at Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People amid stringent...
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Twitter Cracks Down on COVID Vaccine Misinformation

22 hours ago   |   Time

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter says it has begun labeling tweets that include misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and using a “strike system” to eventually remove accounts...
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Kawhi Leonard injury update: Clippers star dealing with back spasms, ruled...

Kawhi Leonard injury update: Clippers star dealing with back spasms, ruled out vs. Celtics

Reggie Jackson replaced Leonard in the Clippers' starting lineup, joining Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Nicolas Batum and Serge Ibaka. Read more ...

Bruins winger David Pastrnak named NHL Star of the Month

Bruins winger David Pastrnak named NHL Star of the Month

The National Hockey League also recognized another local hero as a star of the month of February for her outstanding community work during the Read more ...

Universal Orlando looking into possible changes to Dr. Seuss Landing attraction

Universal Orlando looking into possible changes to Dr. Seuss Landing attraction

One of the Dr. Seuss books that will no longer be published because of racist and insensitive imagery is featured at Universal Orlando's Seuss Landing attraction. Read more ...

Jets move on from disappointing lineman Henry Anderson

Jets move on from disappointing lineman Henry Anderson

The Jets began trimming their roster on Tuesday, when they released defensive lineman Henry Anderson. The move cleared $8.2 million in salary-cap space for the Jets, bringing... Read more ...

Vikings release tight end Kyle Rudolph after 10 seasons

Vikings release tight end Kyle Rudolph after 10 seasons

The Minnesota Vikings released two-time Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Rudolph spent 10 seasons with the Vikings since being a second-round pick in... Read more ...

Third train derailment reported in Upstate in 4 months

Third train derailment reported in Upstate in 4 months

A third train derailment has been reported in Anderson County within the past four months. Read more ...

Senate confirms Rouse as top economic adviser to Biden

Senate confirms Rouse as top economic adviser to Biden

The Senate confirmed Cecilia Rouse on Tuesday to become chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, making her the first Black person to serve in that role in the... Read more ...

'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly Parton sings 'Jolene' rewrite before receiving...

'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly Parton sings 'Jolene' rewrite before receiving first COVID-19 shot

The Grammy-winning singer, actor and humanitarian posted a video on Tuesday of her singing just before getting her vaccine. Read more ...

Creighton coach McDermott apologizes for 'plantation' remark

Creighton coach McDermott apologizes for 'plantation' remark

OMAHA, Neb. - Creighton coach Greg McDermott apologized Tuesday for urging his players to “stay on the plantation” in a postgame locker room talk following a loss over the weekend. Read more ...

Changes in COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths will guide state's decisions...

Changes in COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths will guide state's decisions, officials say

As New Hampshire officials try to plan for the coming months of the COVID-19 pandemic, they said their decisions will continue to be made based on the available data. Read more ...