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US clears J&J's shot; 3 vaccines now available
February 27, 2021
The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. (Feb. 27)
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February 27, 2021
Here are the top stories for Saturday, February 27th: Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill; VP Harris: "Baton is now in our hands"; New Yorkers rally in support of Asian-Americans. (Feb. 27)
A Michigan teacher wanted to use a BLM at School curriculum. She says the district said no, so she resigned.
February 27, 2021
Michigan's Mason School District said teachers are encouraged to discuss diversity, inclusion with approved Black History resources.
'No effect': Even record freeze couldn't eradicate Texas' toughest invasive species, experts say
February 27, 2021
Zebra mussels, which are small but prolific invasive mollusks, managed to survive Texas' freezing temperatures and record snowfall.
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New Yorkers rally in support of Asian-Americans
February 27, 2021
Leading political figures in New York attended a rally in Manhattan Saturday in support of the Asian-American community targeted in random acts of violence recently. (Feb. 27)
US administers about 2.4 million shots in a day, a new high; Johnson & Johnson vaccine authorized. Latest COVID-19 updates
February 27, 2021
The U.S. was expected to authorize a third coronavirus vaccine, by Johnson & Johnson, as soon as Saturday. Latest COVID-19 updates.
Biden: A statement on Saudi Arabia coming Monday
February 27, 2021
US President Joe Biden on Saturday answered a single question about whether he will punish the Saudi crown prince following the Khashoggi report. (Feb. 27)
Pompeo defends record in CPAC speech
February 27, 2021
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his record in office Saturday as he addressed activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference. (Feb. 27)
Black woman to take command of oldest federal law enforcement agency for the first time in 230 years
February 27, 2021
Pamela Smith is set to take command of the U.S. Park Police as its chief. She is the first Black woman to hold the position.
Ukraine activists rally against corruption
February 27, 2021
Demonstrators rallied in Kyiv on Saturday against the jailing of Ukrainian right-wing activist Serhiy Sternenko earlier this week.
NASA: The latest in space exploration
October 05, 2020
This special special edition updates the latest in space exploration, including the Artemis moon launch, 30 years of the Hubble telescope and more.
Daniel Prude died and it was ruled a homicide. So why isn't it a crime?
February 27, 2021
Attorney General Letitia James suggested the maze of state law governing use of force is tilted toward police officers.
VP Harris: "Baton is now in our hands"
February 27, 2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris spoke on Saturday at the White House's virtual Black History Month celebration. (Feb. 27)
The day in pictures
February 27, 2021
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.
Two skiers defy death in Yosemite descent
February 27, 2021
Two skiers navigated a thin layer of snow with no margin for error down the precipitous shoulder of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and alternately skied and rappelled back to the valley floor in an unusually daring feat. (Feb. 27)
Tunisian Ennahda party demands unity during protest
February 27, 2021
Thousands of supporters of Tunisia's biggest political party, Ennahda, held a demonstration in central Tunis on Saturday demanding national unity amid a stand off between the country's President and Prime Minister. (Feb. 27)
Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill
February 27, 2021
The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate. (Feb. 27)
Devotees take sacred dip during India's Magh Mela
February 27, 2021
Millions of people have taken part in a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj. (Feb. 27)
House passes $1.9T relief bill, sends it to Senate
February 27, 2021
The House has approved a 1.9 trillion US dollars pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden. (Feb. 27)
'We're born Indian and we die white:' Indigenous leaders in California fear COVID deaths are going undercounted
February 27, 2021
Native American leaders in California fear COVID-19 cases and deaths in their communities have gone unrecorded in county and state records.
Coffin of fundraising hero arrives at crematorium
February 27, 2021
A World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore, in honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard. (Feb. 27)
In California: J&J vaccine approved; state expects 1.1 million doses in next 3 weeks
February 27, 2021
Plus: Lady Gaga calls dog walker Ryan Fischer a 'hero' after shooting; Mr. Potato Head goes gender-neutral and a long-lost cat was found.
Japan's highest grossing film ever premieres in U.S.
February 27, 2021
Fans show up for sold out U.S. premiere of anime film "Demon Slayer," which broke records as highest grossing film in Japanese history. (Feb. 27)
Florida manatees are dying in droves this year. Experts blame poor water quality, starvation.
February 27, 2021
Florida has recorded more manatee deaths this year than the first two months of 2019 and 2020 combined. Experts point to starvation and bad water.
Hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise. Here's what activists, lawmakers and police are doing to stop the violence
February 27, 2021
Asian Americans are calling on political leaders and law enforcement to address growing concerns over coronavirus-related racial attacks.
Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood
February 26, 2021
Bulgarian actor Maria Bakalova's breakout performance in "Borat 2" is making waves in Hollywood. She's nominated at the Golden Globes, SAG and Critics Choice awards. Could an Oscar nod be next? (Feb. 26)
Biden in TX: 'Nothing partisan' about virus, storm
February 26, 2021
President Joe Biden wrapped up his visit to storm-battered Texas, Friday with calls for unity and bipartisanship as the nation looks to help Texas recover not just from the storm but also from the health and economic crisis caused by COVID. (Feb. 26)
House to vote on relief bill, Dems mull wage plan
February 26, 2021
A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seemed headed toward House passage Friday, even as Democrats searched for a way to revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. (Feb. 26)
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February 26, 2021
Here are the top stories for Friday, February 26th: Biden visits Texas after deep freeze ; Biden intel report releaseed on Khasoggi killing;" Senior vaccine buddies" hit DC streets; Wax celebs promote indoor dining.
Today in History for February 27th
February 26, 2021
Highlights of this day in history: Germany's Reichstag burns, giving the Nazis under Adolf Hitler a pretext to seize absolute power; A cease-fire ends the Persian Gulf War; Actress Elizabeth Taylor born; Children's TV host Fred Rogers dies. (Feb. 27)
Predominantly white colleges tackle racism, diversity, equity and inclusion
February 27, 2021
In the wake of a national reckoning on race, higher-ed leaders are "finally understanding that instead of fixing people, we need to fix institutions."
Billie Eilish doc follows singer's meteoric ascent
February 26, 2021
During much of Billie Eilish's meteoric ascent, filmmaker R.J. Cutler was trailing the popstar for a whole year. Now that footage is a documentary that Cutler describes as a whole feast. (Feb. 26) Featured News
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