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Lawyers For 18-Year-Old Capitol Rioter Want Him Released To His Parents





Attorneys for Bruno Cua, 18, say that before the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, he was an impressionable kid who loved fishing and building treehouses. But prosecutors see a young man intent on violence.

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Coronavirus FAQs: What Are Mask Braces? What If I Get COVID After 1 Vaccine Dose?





Double masking earns praise as a way to keep safe from more contagious variants. Are there other mask hacks? And vaccines are prompting some queries.

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FDA Panel Votes For Emergency Use Of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine





The Food and Drug Administration typically follows the advice of its expert advisers. A quick agency decision on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected given the state of the pandemic.

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Syria Airstrikes Resurface Lawmakers' Questions Over Presidential Authority





Some Democrats raised a longstanding debate over presidential vs congressional reach. The administration called the attacks proportionate and said it had briefed congressional leaders ahead of time.

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'A Huge Opportunity': Venezuelan Migrants Welcome Colombia's New Open-Door Policy





Colombia's president has unveiled a program to let undocumented Venezuelan migrants live and work legally in the country for up to 10 years. Nearly a million Venezuelans in Colombia lack legal status.

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WNBA Team Co-Owned By Ex-Sen. Kelly Loeffler Is Sold After Players' Criticism





The new three-member investor group which purchased the team includes former Dream player Renee Montgomery, making her the first retired player to have become both a co-owner and a WNBA executive.

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Energy Secretary Granholm: Texas Outages Show Need For Changes To U.S. Power Systems





In her first interview with NPR since taking office, Jennifer Granholm made the case for sweeping reforms in order to meet President Biden's pledge to make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.

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Explosion Damages Israeli-Owned Ship In Gulf Of Oman





The ship's owner said holes were left in the vessel's hull but that no crew members were injured.

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Hurricane Forecasts Will Start Earlier In 2021





Named storms have formed in the Atlantic before the official June 1 start of hurricane season in each of the last six years. The National Hurricane Center is discussing starting the season in May.

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Who Is The Senate Parliamentarian Who Ruled Against A Minimum Wage Increase?





The Parliamentarian is often called the referee of arcane Senate rules. MacDonough has been thrust into the spotlight after ruling against a minimum wage hike added to the coronavirus relief package.

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Biden Arrives In Houston To Check On Recovery From Deadly Winter Storms


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President Biden is visiting Texas one week after he officially declared a major disaster in Texas, which has been reeling from record cold, power outages and a water crisis.

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U.S. Coronavirus Infections Are Way Down — Can We Keep Them That Way?





The country has beat back the winter surge, and experts credit Americans' improved compliance with precautions like mask-wearing. But could we still face a resurgence if we let up?

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British Airways Owner Calls For Digital Health Passes For Passengers





Luis Gallego, the CEO of International Airlines Group, wants "common testing standards and the introduction of digital health passes."

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Nigerian Authorities Searching For 317 Schoolgirls Kidnapped By 'Armed Bandits'





Police in the northwestern state of Zamfara said efforts are underway to trace the unidentified kidnappers and rescue the abducted students, who may have been moved to neighboring forests.

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Court Says Shamima Begum, Who Left U.K. To Join ISIS, Cannot Return





Begum was born in the U.K., but the country revoked her British citizenship two years ago, citing security concerns. She asked to return to the U.K. to appeal that move in court.

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Top Positions In Biden Administration Unfilled As Nominees Await Confirmation





Nearly two dozen of the president's nominees await confirmation in the deeply divided Senate.

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North Korea's Network Of Prison Camps Funds Weapons Programs, Rights Group Says





A South Korean human rights group sheds light on how North Korean prison camps help the country support its military operations through "mafia-type" tactics.

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As Fires Worsen, A Mental Health Crisis For Those Battling Them





Wildfires are burning more frequently and intensely in a warming world, making them harder to put out. Some fire agencies are expanding support as they see increased cases of anxiety and depression.

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Biden's Cabinet Remains Sparse As Nominees Await Confirmation





Nearly two dozen of the president's nominees await confirmation in the deeply divided Senate.

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With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty





Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly, cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half.

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Biden's $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan: Vital Medicine Or Costly Overkill?





Backers of Biden's ambitious stimulus plan say it will help struggling families and businesses, but critics say it goes too far.

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Virginia Is Poised To Approve Its Own Voting Rights Act





The legislation pushed by Democrats underscores the southern state's transformation when it comes to voting restrictions.

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Democrats Say Relief Programs Could Become This Generation's New Deal





On top of the small business loans and money for health care included in previous bills, the latest round of relief includes longtime Democratic priorities for lifting people out of poverty.

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College Tuition Sparked A Mental Health Crisis. Then The Hefty Hospital Bill Arrived





A student sought counseling help after panicking over a tuition bill. A weeklong stay in a psychiatric hospital followed — along with a $3,413 bill. The hospital soft-pedaled its charity care policy.

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Why Is Facebook Launching An All-Out War On Apple's Upcoming iPhone Update?





Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Apple's Tim Cook are fighting over iPhone privacy rules. At stake is the future of how iPhone user data is used by data brokers and advertisers.

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Climate Change, Deforestation Threaten Monarch Butterfly Migration





The population of monarch butterflies that migrated south to Mexico to hibernate fell 26% from a year earlier.

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Senate Can't Vote On $15 Minimum Wage, Parliamentarian Rules





The Senate Parliamentarian informed lawmakers that a plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 does not fit the complicated rules that govern budget bills in the Senate.

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U.S. Launches Military Airstrikes Against Iranian Militants In Syria





The Thursday strikes targeted Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria in response to rocket attacks against Americans In Iraq.

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TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data





The proposed settlement applies to 89 million TikTok users in the U.S. whose personal data was allegedly tracked and sold to advertisers in violation of state and federal law.

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John Geddert, Former USA Gymnastics Coach, Facing Criminal Charges





Geddert, 63, who coached the women's gold medal team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is facing two dozen criminal charges, including human trafficking and sexual misconduct.

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Capitol Police Chief: Records Prove Immediate Calls For Military Backup On Jan 6





Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told a House committee that phone records prove several, immediate requests for military backup were in the first hour of Jan. 6 breach.

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Adviser In His Administration





Former economic adviser Lindsey Boylan alleges harassing behavior starting in 2016, including an unwanted kiss and a suggestion of strip poker, after being told the governor had a "crush" on her.

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Reporter's Video From Inside Senate On Jan. 6 Shows A Crowd Prepared For Violence


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New Yorker writer Luke Mogelson says many of the insurrectionists he filmed at the Capitol "had no inkling that what they were doing was wrong or suspicion that it could result in any consequences."

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A Man Called His Ex A 'Moron' By Text While Storming The Capitol. She Turned Him In





Court documents detail the messages Richard Michetti, now facing criminal charges, sent his ex-girlfriend during the insurrection. "If you can't see the election was stolen you're a moron," one reads.

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Manhattan Prosecutor Receives Trump Tax Returns After Lengthy Legal Battle





The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president's tax returns and related documents on Monday.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Makers' Booster Shots Aim At A Moving Target: Coronavirus Variants





In the future, different circumstances will likely determine which vaccine or booster a person receives, based on their antibodies — and which variant is common in their region.

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Costco To Raise Minimum Wage To $16 An Hour: 'This Isn't Altruism'





Next week's pay increase would put Costco ahead of much of the industry. W. Craig Jelinek said it would reduce turnover and boost productivity.

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'No Cheering': Tokyo Olympic Organizers Release Guidelines For Torch Relay





The Tokyo Organizing Committee are urging spectators to only clap, not cheer, when the Olympic torchbearers make their way through Japan starting March 25.

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Armenia's Prime Minister Calls On Supporters To Rally Against A Possible Coup





Nikol Pashinyan warned of a military takeover after the army issued a statement demanding he step down following last year's disastrous conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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President Biden Revokes Trump's Controversial Classical Architecture Order





The announcement from The White House was included in an executive order that revoked a number of Trump's actions as president. Trump had aimed to promote traditional design for federal buildings.

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Biden Administration Poised To Release Report On Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi





The U.S. intelligence report is expected to answer the key question about what role, if any, Saudi Arabia's crown prince had in the 2018 killing.

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'Yeah, We Lied': Messages Show Prosecutors' Panic Over Missteps In Federal Case





The newly disclosed documents give a window into the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan after a judge started asking questions about a case that the Justice Department won but then abandoned.

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Teaching Students A New Black History





An innovative education startup is offering culturally responsive learning to Black students across the country.

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Transgender Military Recruits Wait For Policy Changes To Be Formalized


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Drew Garza welcomed the Biden White House lifting a ban on transgender recruits. But Garza and other would-be transgender recruits are waiting for the formal requirements and rules for their service.

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Youth Activists Are Heard In Biden's White House, But They Want To See More Action





The White House is consulting young activists on a range of policy, but they are still pressing Biden publicly for aggressive action on immigration, gun control and other issues.

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It's All About Trump: CPAC Seems Poised To Ignore Republican Identity Crisis





The former president will headline the annual conservative conference with a Sunday address, his first speech since leaving office. His baseless election fraud claims could also get heavy play.

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Watchdog Faults FAA For "Significant Misunderstanding" Of Flight System





The Inspector General for the Transportation Department says U.S. regulators must address oversight failures that led to two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes in 2018 and 2019.

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Experts Ponder Nuclear Rockets To Send Humans To Mars





Nuclear rocket technology might be the fastest, safest way to get to the red planet. But if NASA wants to go, it should start development now.

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Biden Reopens Gateway For Green Cards, Work Visas Reversing Trump COVID-19 Freeze





The change means the wait is over for hundreds of thousands of job-seeking foreigners and those pursuing permanent residency in the U.S., to apply for the coveted immigration documents.

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Baffled Canadians Spread Reports Of 'Hard' Butter





Reports spreading about "hard" butter isn't softening Canadians. One intrepid food scholar, Sylvain Charlebois, thinks he's found the "buttergate" culprit: palm oil fats.

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