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Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

10 seconds ago   |   Star Tribune   |   3 articles

Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the...
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Austin confirmed as first Black defense secretary

Austin confirmed as first Black defense secretary

6 minutes ago   |   Politico   |   3 articles

The Senate on Friday confirmed Lloyd Austin to be the new Defense secretary, making the retired Army general the first Black person to run the Pentagon. Austin's nomination was...
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Yellen nomination as Treasury secretary clears committee

10 minutes ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation's 78th Treasury secretary on Friday, and supporters said...
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Rain and Snow Headed for Wildfire-Damaged Areas of California

10 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The precipitation in drought-stricken Central and Northern California is welcome. But forecasters warned that flash flooding is possible in areas that burned last year.
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DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison Wants To Build The 'Next Generation' Of Democratic Talent

DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison Wants To Build The 'Next Generation' Of Democratic Talent

18 minutes ago   |   NPR

With President Biden and other Democratic leaders in their 70s and 80s, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee says recruiting younger candidates will be among...
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National Guard trio killed in upstate New York helicopter crash identified as Afghanistan war veterans

22 minutes ago   |   NY Daily News

Oft-honored Chief Warrant Officer Steven Skoda, 54, was the longest-serving member of the trio, and was killed in the Wednesday night wreck along with Chief Warrant Officers...
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Maryland Rep. Andy Harris Says He Had Gun At U.S. Capitol Because ‘His And His Family's Lives Have Been Threatened'

1 hour ago   |   CBS   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police are investigating after Maryland Rep. Andy Harris was found with a gun at the new security checkpoint outside the House chamber Thursday. “The...
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‘My Wine Bills Have Gone Down.' How Joan Didion Is Weathering the Pandemic

1 hour ago   |   Time

Joan Didion suffers no fools. And nor should she have to. Her resume is the stuff of legends, from launching her career as a college senior by winning an essay contest...
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National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at banishment to parking garage

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at banishment to parking garage

1 hour ago   |   KETV   |   3 articles

The change comes after thousands of National Guardsmen were moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the U.S. Capitol Complex.
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Vicious cycle creates “huge supply crunch,” pushing home prices up

1 hour ago   |   The Real Deal New York

Homeowners aren't budging, and it's driving the supply of houses down - and existing-home prices up. One in four homeowners has not moved in 20 years, the Wall Street Journal...
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NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

Most of the invitees work in the central Florida area, though all of the NFL's 32 clubs will pick health care workers from their communities to receive free tickets to the... Read more ...

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell on Thursday proposed delaying the trial until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. Read more ...

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at...

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at banishment to parking garage

The change comes after thousands of National Guardsmen were moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the U.S. Capitol Complex. Read more ...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College... Read more ...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257 official weigh-ins

Watch live as the fighters take to the scale on "UFC Fight Island" as Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker take the scale ahead of their huge... Read more ...

Elon Musk says he'll award $100M to the best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk says he'll award $100M to the best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk has $100 million burning a hole in his pocket. The Tesla CEO, who earlier this month became the world's richest person, said he will award a massive prize to whoever... Read more ...

Alex Ovechkin's wife mocks NHL over COVID-19 ‘hotel' policies

Alex Ovechkin's wife mocks NHL over COVID-19 ‘hotel' policies

The NHL made an example of the Washington Capitals this week when they fined the organization $100,000 and placed four players, including captain Alex Ovechkin, on the COVID-19... Read more ...

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days. Read more ...

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has announced his retirement, the team said Friday morning. Read more ...

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday details of the plan to vaccinate thousands of eligible staff and educators under... Read more ...