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More than half a million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, a toll once unimaginable and still hard to fathom. LA Times
Teachers may be more likely to spread COVID-19 than students, a new CDC study suggests. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined nine outbreaks in eight elementary schools in Marietta, Ga., outside of Atlanta in December through last month, the agency said Monday. A teacher was proven to be Ground Zero for four... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
COVID and the lockdowns have kneecapped the city economy. Gotham’s leaders need to move fast, and boldly, to reverse the damage, or risk a downward spiral. As The Post’s special report this week lays out, nearly half the city’s small businesses remain closed; revenue among those open is down 60 percent. In lower Manhattan, office... New York Post
VOA VIEW: NYC mayor and state governor must go.
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The scandal enveloping Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeped into the confirmation hearing for President Biden’s attorney general nominee Monday, when Merrick Garland was asked whether a reported federal probe would be compromised by the personal ties a top Cuomo aide shares with one of New York City’s two US attorneys. Garland, a federal appeals judge, would... New York Post
The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday blasted two prominent House Democrats for suggesting that video providers should drop Fox News and other channels. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed the effort by California Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney as a “chilling transgression” of free speech, Mediate reported. “The concerted effort by Democrats to drive political... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The Dems want to control all.
The cases, both challenges to Trump administration initiatives, may become moot if the Biden administration reverses course. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and the liberals are idiots.
The United States passed a grim milestone Monday, with over 500,000 COVID-19 deaths reported, according to the Johns Hopkins University dashboard.
Meghan McCain is facing backlash for slamming Dr. Fauci because she hadn't received the COVID-19 vaccine despite being a prominent figure.
VOA VIEW: McCain believes she is special above all others.
The federal government announced Monday that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted to oil refineries under President Donald Trump's administration. The Environmental Protection Agency said it is reversing course and will support a January 2020 decision by ... Washington Times
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The Biden administration came under pressure from all sides Monday in its push to restart nuclear talks with Iran, as leaders in Tehran threatened to dramatically ramp up uranium enrichment programs while officials in China and Israel laid out their own wildly different blueprints for how Washington should handle the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is a deranged actor.
Attorney General Jeff Landry was the top fundraiser among Louisiana's elected officials in the latest annual reports documenting campaign donations and spending, followed by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, with both men considered potential candidates in the next governor's race. Landry ended the 2020 fundraising period with ... Washington Times
Justice Department: Wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman arrested on US drug trafficking charges. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Like husband, like wife.
The National Rifle Association has found itself tangled in a legal web of its own making, many experts say, as a federal judge considers the fate of its bankruptcy claim. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad, but stupid.
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Boeing said it "supports the decision" of regulators to suspend operations of its 777 planes powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines. ABC
VOA VIEW: A watch is smart.
Democrats have a potent dynamic on their side as Congress preps for its first votes on the party’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill ABC
VOA VIEW: They would be smart to reduce the cost.
China wants freedom to act in areas such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is weak and would be foolish to adhere to China's demands.
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The head of the San Francisco school board has put on hold controversial plans to rename 44 schools until students are back on campus after months of virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic ABC
The American space agency has released stunning video of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars. BBC
Millions of Texans were under boil water notices Friday, and in many homes, taps were dry. CBS
The Supreme Court declined to revive the defamation lawsuit filed by Daniels, who Mr. Trump called a "con job" in a tweet. CBS
Rising bond yields and accompanying inflation fears are adding a level of drama to Powell's appearance. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is crushing the US economy.
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen issued a warning Monday about the dangers that bitcoin poses both to investors and the public. CNBC
Raising the minimum wage is long overdue and the pandemic has only exacerbated the need for a living wage, writes Ron Busby. CNBC
Jeep started using the Cherokee name more than 45 years ago, including currently on the brand's top-selling Grand Cherokee as well as a smaller SUV. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought and demand.
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Merrick Garland pledged Monday to pursue a robust investigation into the leaders of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. CNBC
VOA VIEW: An attack of Republican's and Trump.
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement responding to the Supreme Court's ruling which will allow a New York prosecutor to obtain his tax returns for an investigation. CNN
The Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal from Republicans challenging a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that allowed ballots received up to three days after Election Day to be counted to accommodate challenges by the coronavirus pandemic. CNN
Dominion Voting Systems, the election technology company that has been the focus of debunked conspiracy theories about election fraud, is suing MyPillow and its CEO Mike Lindell. CNN
VOA VIEW: They may be opening themselves to extensive discovery.
The Biden administration is rolling back the controversial Trump-era naturalization civics test, reverting to a prior version of the exam, according to a policy alert published Monday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Making them easier.
A new watchdog report outlines the Chicago Police Department's response to the protests and unrest that broke out in the city in the wake of the death of George Floyd, stressing that intelligence and leadership failures put front-line officers in jeopardy, and breakdowns in mass arrest procedure during the coronavirus pandemic left violent actors released back on the streets as the city devolved into chaos. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The liberal went mad.
An E-8C Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System exercise included a 33-person, all-Black flight crew for the first time, the U.S. Air Force said. UPI
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected several remaining legal challenges related to former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. UPI
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told the Human Rights Council it's critically important to be vigilant in opposing the rise of white supremacy and other motivators for ethnic-driven terrorism. UPI
VOA VIEW: Anti white bias.
The International Atomic Energy Agency announced it has reached a temporary deal with Iran for its inspectors to maintain access to monitor nuclear activity in the country. UPI
VOA VIEW: Iran will cheat and Biden is a fool.
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