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A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi…

In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of the landscape scattered and in ruins

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Ron Johnson Makes Clerks Start Reading COVID Bill

Before President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill can be voted on by the Senate, all 628 pages have to be read aloud by clerks. That was Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's idea, USA Today reports. He said he doesn't like much of what's in the bill, so it's...

Dr. Fauci reflects on a year fighting the pandemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday reflected on a tough year leading the fight against the pandemic in the United States. (March 4)

Cadbury Creme Egg Flavoured Beer Is Hitting UK…

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Resisting pressure, Alabama governor extends mask…

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has resisted political pressure to drop her state's mask order

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Square to Acquire Majority Stake in Jay-Z's Tidal

Square to Acquire Majority Stake in Jay-Z's Tidal . Jack Dorsey made the announcement on March 4. . The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021 and consist of a $297 million mix of stock and cash. Tidal's remaining stakeholders will continue to be existing artist shareholders

Free Spinning Rollercoasters Set To Arrive to the…

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David Crosby Just Sold His Music Catalog

Add David Crosby to the list of artists selling their music catalogs. Giants including Bob Dylan , Lindsey Buckingham, the Beach Boys, and Cosby's old collaborator Neil Young have sold all or parts of their catalogs recently, notes the Guardian . Crosby sold his rights to music exec Irving Azoff's Iconic Artists...

Pandemic stress relief is all the rage in…

With the stress of the pandemic continuing to mount, 'rage rooms' are a unique way for people to blow off steam. Clients of the program get to destroy items for an allotted time.

COVID-19 Kills Heart Cells and Interferes With…

COVID-19, Kills Heart Cells and Interferes With Contractions, Study Says. Since early on, COVID-19 has been associated with abnormal heart rhythms and a reduced ability to pump blood. . It has been unclear whether these problems are caused by the virus directly infecting the heart or by an inflammatory response to the virus elsewhere in the body. . A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, has discovered more about COVID-19’s effect on the heart. . The study found evidence that damage is being caused by the virus invading and replicating inside heart muscle cells. This ultimately leads to cell death and interference with heart muscle contraction. . Our study is unique because it definitively shows that, in patients with COVID-19 who developed heart failure, the virus infects the heart, specifically heart muscle cells, Senior Author Kory J. Lavine, via Medical Xpress. The study also found that heart damage can occur even in the absence of inflammation, as it is “not the initial cause of the heart injury.” . COVID-19 is causing a different immune response in the heart compared with other viruses, and we don't know what that means yet … the immune cells we see in COVID-19 heart patients tend to be associated with a chronic condition that can have long-term consequences, Senior Author Kory J. Lavine, via Medical Xpress

By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T…

The Senate has voted by the slimmest of margins to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

Calif. seeks vaccine equity for hard hit…

Dozens lined up for shots at a COVID-19 vaccination site in a hard-hit East Los Angeles community as California prepares to set aside 40% of all doses for people who live in the most vulnerable neighborhoods. (March 4)

Quarterback Takes $5M Hit

Ben Roethlisberger has signed up for another season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, after agreeing to take one for the team. The quarterback agreed to slice his salary from $19 million to $14 million, ESPN reports, which reduces the effect on the team's salary cap by more than $15 million, and...

Capitol Police chief appeals for National Guard…

The threat to the Capitol still has police on  edge

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Woman with severe animal allergies opens…

Woman with severe animal allergies opens sanctuary to save animals

Call for GOP to Drop Trump Draws Anger

In an editorial this week, the Wall Street Journal built a case for the Republican Party leaving Donald Trump in its rearview mirror. Listing the party's election losses of the House, Senate, and White House under Trump, the newspaper's editorial board decided Trump's a drag. Referring to Trump's self-congratulatory speech...

A new documentary takes viewers inside the…

"It's like finding gold," explains co-director of "Truffle Hunters," a new documentary that follows four elderly Italians and their specially trained dog as they search for the rare and coveted white truffle. (March 4)

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Georgia GOP leaders who stood up to Trump back…

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won wide praise last fall for firmly rejecting then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud

Elaine Chao Used Office to Help Family, Says…

Elaine Chao Used Office to Help Family, Says Inspector General's Report . The Transportation Department's watchdog asked the Justice Department to conduct a criminal probe into Chao back in December. Then-Secretary Chao allegedly made staff edit her father's Wikipedia page, . send a copy of his book "to a well-known CEO of a major U.S. corporation" and mail Christmas ornaments to family. She also allegedly had her staff contact the Department of Homeland Security regarding a work permit application for someone "who was a recipient of Chao family's philanthropy.". The Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington decided "there is not predication to open a criminal investigation.". But a report by Transportation Department Deputy Inspector General Mitch Behm "concluded that a formal investigation into potential misuses of position was warranted.". The report immediately led to backlash from Democrats. The DOT Inspector General's report, in addition to documents we obtained, demonstrate that Secretary Chao used her official position and taxpayer resources for the benefit of herself and her family, House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, via statement. In addition to Chao's "possible conflicts of interest," she was reportedly giving "preferential treatment to Kentucky," . the state which her husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, represents. According to a spokesperson for Chao, the fact that the Justice Department decided not to pursue the case should "exonerate" her

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Rioter Seen in Pelosi's Office Yells at Judge

A man charged with breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol exploded in anger during a hearing Thursday, forcing a recess. Richard Barnett, 60, was photographed at a desk in Pelosi's offce during the riot, a stun gun on his belt....

Roadside blaze breaks out

A dangerous grass fire broke out near Gothenburg, Nebraska, on March 4, due to dry conditions.

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Dr. Fauci Issues Warning to States Easing…

Dr. Fauci Issues Warning , to States Easing COVID-19 Restrictions. This week, the Republican Governors of Texas and Mississippi announced an end to all state-imposed mask mandates. . Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious diseases expert in the United States, appeared on CNN to publicly disagree with their decisions. . He said that from a “public health standpoint” their actions were “ill-advised.”. He then referenced past instances of states reopening too quickly as soon as COVID-19 case numbers dropped. . We had rebounds which were very troublesome … What we don’t need right now is another surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via Huffpost. Dr. Fauci went on to directly counter Texas Senator John Cornyn, who previously said COVID-19 restrictions were “arbitrary.” . They’re not arbitrary … They’re based on evidence and data from science. We know that these interventions work, it’s very clear: When you implement them, you see the cases go down. When you pull back, the cases go up, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via Huffpost. In Dr. Fauci’s professional opinion, now is “not the time to pull back.” . Now’s the time to really crush this by doing both public health measures and accelerating the vaccinations like we’re doing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via Huffpost

Reports: NY officials altered count of nursing…

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times report that the true number of people who had died in nursing homes in New York was altered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides in a state Health Department report in July

Gov. Dewine: 'Victory in sight' in virus fight

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reflected on the COVID-19 pandemic in a statewide address on Thursday evening. (March 4)