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Watchdog reviews complaint about FBI surveillance…

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is reviewing a former Boeing engineer’s allegations that he was unfairly pursued by FBI agents who investigated him on suspicions that he was spying for China

Paralyzed dog found with puppies finds forever…

Paralyzed dog found with puppies finds forever home

Frasier Reboot Coming to Paramount Plus

Add Paramount+ to the ever-growing list of streaming services you'll just have to subscribe to if you want to relive your younger years. The ViacomCBS streaming service (currently known as CBS All Access, until March 4) is rebooting Frasier , with Kelsey Grammer returning to the role of Dr. Frasier Crane,...

Gov. Abbott promises answers after weather…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday sought to reassure millions of Texans that the state was moving swiftly to get to the bottom of the power grid failure that left them without power in harsh wintry conditions last week. (Feb. 24)

Doctors Made a Strange Discovery in This…

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House poised to vote on legal safeguards for…

The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that enshrines protections in the nation’s labor and civil rights laws for LGBTQ people, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate

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This Day in History: New Orleanians Take to the…

This Day in History:, New Orleanians Take to the Streets for Mardi Gras. February 27, 1827. Groups of masked students danced in the streets, marking the beginnings of the city's Mardi Gras celebrations. The Mardi Gras celebration was brought to the region by French settlers towards the end of the 1600s. By the time students in New Orleans danced in the streets in costumes and masks. the celebration of Carnival had been popular in Mobile, AL, for more than 100 years. The New Orleans student celebrations were inspired by their Paris studies. Within five years, a French plantation owner had begun raising money to fund the celebration. The first fully organized Mardi Gras occurred in 1857

Reading and Leeds Festival Back on Schedule This…

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After Review, NYT Says It Will 'Transform' Its…

The New York Times says it plans to transform its workplace culture as sweepingly as it shifted to becoming a digital-first operation. The promise follows an eight-month review of workplace issues, especially those affecting Black and Latino employees, reports CNN . The newspaper shared a report Wednesday from Amber Guild, Carolyn...

Warmer weather clears up ice jams

On Feb. 23, rising temperatures lead the ice in the Missouri River to melt and clear up jams throughout the waters in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Ghana Becomes First Nation in the World to…

Ghana Becomes First Nation in the World to Receive COVAX Vaccines. COVAX was launched in April 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Commission and France. According to the WHO, "its aim is to accelerate the development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines, and to guarantee fair and equitable access for every country in the world.". Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the initiative. 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered by UNICEF on Feb. 24. The shipment marks the beginning of what will reportedly soon be the largest-ever global "vaccine procurement and supply operation in history.". Ghana and over 90 other low- and middle-income nations are receiving the vaccines for free. An additional 90 countries and eight territories have opted to pay for vaccines acquired through COVAX. COVAX intends to deliver about 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide this year. According to Ghana's Health Services, the West African nation has documented 81,245 cases of coronavirus and 584 deaths. After a year of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic ... the path to recovery for the people of Ghana can finally begin, Ghana’s acting Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, via statement

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus…

Republicans are rallying solidly against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

US worker, employer debate Biden $15 wage proposal

A U.S. fast-food worker and a small business owner both struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, share their views on whether it helps or hurts to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour amid an economic crisis. (February 24)

Sheriff on Woods Crash: 'This Remains an Accident'

As golfer Tiger Woods recuperates from a potentially career-ending car accident , there’s at least one thing he won’t have to worry about: Authorities say he is unlikely to face criminal charges related to the Tuesday crash that left him with serious leg injuries, NBC reports. "We don't contemplate any charges...

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New US envoy to UN gets red carpet welcome from…

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is taking up her post as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

Rescuer catches squirrels going into milk trance…

Rescuer catches squirrels going into milk trance

Obama Recounts That Time He Broke a Friend's Nose

Barack Obama usually comes off as calm, cool, and collected. But that isn’t always the case. For example, as a boy in Hawaii he once punched a friend in the face over a racial slur. In the second episode of his podcast collaboration with musician Bruce Springsteen, the former president...

Black golfer: Woods excelled in an all white sport

The founder of a Black golfing group says if Tiger Woods isn’t able to comeback from injuries suffered in a car accident, his legacy has been cemented. (Feb. 24)

These animals are potential Coronavirus carriers

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Backlogged cases push California COVID-19 deaths…

California's coronavirus death toll has topped 50,000 as Los Angeles County updated its count using backlogged records

5 Pokémon Facts That May Surprise the Biggest Fans

5 Pokémon Facts, That May Surprise the Biggest Fans. Feb. 27, 2021, is Pokémon Day. Here are some facts about the franchise you may not have known. 1. Rhydon was the first Pokémon created. According to GamesRadar, though Arceus is the oldest character in the game's universe, Rhydon was the first to be designed. 2. Clefairy was nearly the face of the franchise. Producers reportedly opted to give Pikachu the honor after the comic was adapted for TV, but Clefairy reigned in the original comics. 3. Pokémon characters have appeared on real money. The South Pacific island of Niue prints their own money, occasionally making special coins. In 2001, they put various Pokémon on the back of one-dollar coins. 4. Pokémon characters have appeared on the cover of 'TIME' Magazine. It's the only video game franchise to have been featured on the cover. 5. A Pokémon episode once sent viewers to the hospital. According to ScreenRant, an episode that aired in Japan on Dec. 16, 1997, caused blindness, seizures and convulsions in over 685 viewers

This Is Why You Should Never Pee in the Pool…

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Postmaster General to Lawmakers: 'Get Used to Me'

President Biden can't directly fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy—and DeJoy certainly knows it. During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing Wednesday, DeJoy corrected a Democratic lawmaker who described him as a "Trump holdover," Politico reports. "I'm not a political appointee," he said. "I'd really appreciate if you’d get...

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The Black women behind NASA’s success

During Black History Month, AccuWeather takes a look at the incredible contributions black women provided to the success of NASA throughout the years.

FDA Deems Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Safe…

FDA Deems Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Safe and Effective for Emergency Use . The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the announcement on Feb. 24. It said Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine data is "consistent with the recommendations set forth in FDA's guidance Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19.". According to an analysis intended to brief the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, . the vaccine was effective against moderate to severe coronavirus 66.9% of the time at least 14 days after the first dose. Its efficacy rate was 66.1% at least 28 days after vaccination. There were no specific safety concerns identified in subgroup analyses by age, race, ethnicity, medical comorbidities, or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, FDA, via analysis. The Vaccines and related Biological Products Advisory Committee will meet on Feb. 26 to possibly recommend whether the vaccine should be authorized

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in…

February is usually the peak of flu season, but not this year