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Some immigrants kept waiting across the border by Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy will be allowed to enter the U.S. while awaiting court dates. San Diego began processing them Friday; two Texas sites will follow next week. LA Times
The State Department described China’s mass internment of Uighur Muslims as “atrocities” that “shock the conscience.” Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and current Secretary of State Antony Blinken both agreed that the horrendous treatment qualifies as “genocide.” President Biden, however, chalked up the systematic rape and abuse of the Muslim minority to cultural differences.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is using cultural differences an idiotic answer to genocide.
President Biden is set to have his first bilateral meeting since taking the White House, via a virtual get together with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to a report. The session will take place Tuesday, with the two leaders expected to tackle climate change and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wall Street... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Explain the shutting down of the pipeline.
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Canada is poised to take on Facebook, following the example set by Australia, which began a war with the tech giant when the country’s publishers backed proposed legislation demanding payment for their content. Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault condemned Facebook’s actions as “highly irresponsible” last week when the social media giant removed all Australian news... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good - Facebook must be stood up to.
Skaters at Central Park’s two rinks are devastated that this weekend will be their last on the ice this season — and angry at Mayor de Blasio for closing the Trump-run rinks early to spite his political nemesis. The Post broke the news Saturday that Lasker and Wollman rinks will shut down Sunday, six weeks... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Total stupidity and thievery.
A high-ranking FDNY chief was denied a promotion because he refused to recant racially charged letters he sent slamming the department’s diversity efforts, he claims in a First Amendment lawsuit. FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro allegedly directed Deputy Assistant Chief of Operations Michael F. Gala Jr. to retract the decade-old missives he sent to The Chief Leader newspaper, criticizing the reform proposals brought... New York Post
Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one-third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is allowing the climate to destroy the economy.
The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28. New York Times
Texans of color and low-income communities hurt by blackouts and burst pipes could now face the hardest journey to recovery, experts said. USA Today
VOA VIEW: No question - those in poverty will suffer the most.
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Rep. Lauren Boebert, Colorado Republican, was savaged on social media after saying that protecting and defending the U.S. Constitution "doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don't like." Ms. Boerbert, a proudly self-described supporter of the Constitution's Second Amendment right to bear arms, was mocked by Twitter users after ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: There has to be more standing for reality.
All members of a California school district's board of trustees have resigned after several were heard making disparaging comments about parents during a meeting. ABC
The major winter blast that has gripped the nation for the last few weeks is finally lifting. ABC
New York Assemblyman Ron Kim detailed his allegedly threatening phone call with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after speaking out about COVID-related nursing home deaths. ABC
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is looking bad.
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Manatee County Commissioner Misty Servia said a deal bypassed county protocol, allowing a select group of residents to go the front of the vaccine line. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Reactions continue to pour in after Buckingham Palace announced Prince Harry and Meghan will not be returning as working members of the royal family. The news comes just weeks before a 12-month trial separation was set to end. CBS
VOA VIEW: They have been long gone.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is facing a torrent of criticism for steering thousands of vaccine doses to communities developed by his political supporters. It comes weeks after DeSantis tapped a supermarket chain to be the sole distributor of vaccines in a handful of Florida counties following a $100,000 donation the company made to DeSantis' reelection PAC. CBS
VOA VIEW: The truth is ...
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President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas as the state grapples with widespread power outages and water shortages. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It took long enough.
Industry watchers and participants think that Apple has a good chance to validated and revolutionize augmented reality like it did with smartphones. CNBC
What lurked beneath this moment was a recognition among U.S. and European officials of just how hard it will be to slow China's authoritarian momentum. CNBC
The appearance would be Trump's first extended, public, on-camera remarks since leaving office last month. CNBC
The Democrat Manchin's opposition to Tanden means only a Republican vote for her can save her confirmation to lead the OMB. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The first mutineer.
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"We're going to continue to expand that as we bring new capacity online through the next few months," Clorox CEO Linda Rendle told CNBC. CNBC
Four experts discuss what Treasury Secretary Yellen's comments mean for markets. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The nation cannot afford the expense and debt.
Scientist Michael Mann explained why the U.S. must go “well beyond those Paris commitments” as President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement Friday. CNBC
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During President Joe Biden's CNN town hall, he made several false statistical claims. Here's what you need to know. CNN
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is finally realizing that Biden is a liar.
Armed bystanders stopped a mass shooting in Louisiana that left three people dead, including the suspect, and two injured down the road from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Saturday afternoon, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. FOX News
The district attorney's office originally planned to push for the death penalty, but Gascón has pledged to not pursue the penalty going forward. FOX News
Authorities in Texas are looking for more than 100 illegal immigrants who fled from a refrigerated truck in San Antonio, Texas after calling authorities for help -- amid fears they could be in danger due to the subzero temperatures hitting the area FOX News
Several dozen Minneapolis residents attended a virtual public hearing Thursday to contest and discuss the proposed plan to replace its current police department, but after several hours one outcome is certain: the debate promises to continue. FOX News
February has brought a wild ride of wintry weather for most major cities all across the country, but yet another storm could bring more snow to some to start the week. UPI
COVID-19 cases in the United States passed 28 million and deaths were only few thousand from 500,000 as the nation ramps up vaccination distribution after bad weather hampered distribution. UPI
House Democrats on Friday unveiled the text of their proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which President Joe Biden pitched to supporters during a trip to Michigan. UPI
President Joe Biden sought to reestablish the United States' position as a transatlantic partner and leader in remarks during the virtual Munich Security Conference, telling fellow world leaders: "America is back." UPI
VOA VIEW: America is lost.
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