Saturday, Feb 27, 2021
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Three killed after shooting at Louisiana gun shop
AP, 21 Feb 2021
A person went into a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, causing customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, said a sheriff. (Feb. 20)
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Several Republicans cite pandemic to miss votes, but will speak at CPAC
CNN, 27 Feb 2021
Several of former President Donald Trump's closest Republican
Rights group demands sanctions on Saudi prince
AP, 27 Feb 2021
A Saudi rights group on Friday called on the Biden administration to impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia's crown prince after a newly declassified U.S.
House Democrat calls $15 minimum wage a priority after relief bill passes
CBS, 27 Feb 2021
President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package is expected to pass the House Friday, but the final version of the legislation won't include a provision raising the f...
Tim Scott on whether he's considering a potential 2024 run
FOX, 27 Feb 2021
Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, discusses the future of the Republican party and criticizes Democrat's COVID-19 relief plan.
"Do not wreck this now:" England’s medical officer makes plea to follow COVID-19 rules
CA, 27 Feb 2021
England's deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam made a plea to the public Friday to follow COVID-19 restrictions as the country's vaccination drive ramps up.
Beyond Meat clinches deals with McDonald's, Yum! Brands
Reuters, 27 Feb 2021
A three-year global deal will make Beyond Meat the preferred supplier to McDonald's for its new McPlant burger.
US high school band rehearses in individual bubbles
BBC, 27 Feb 2021
A high school band in the USA is going ahead with music rehearsals, by enclosing members in individual bubbles.
WATCH LIVE: NASA honors pioneering engineer Mary W. Jackson by renaming Washington headquarters
PBS, 27 Feb 2021
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Biden Tours Texas Emergency Operations Center | NBC News
NBC, 27 Feb 2021
Watch as President Biden tours an emergency operations center in Harris County, Texas as the state recovers from a historic winter storm.
Africa Weekly: Africa receives vaccine from Covax scheme
AFP, 27 Feb 2021
In Africa this week, Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines from the global Covax scheme, tasked with ensuring vaccines are evenly distributed around...
High on lockdown: Substance abuse during the pandemic | COVID-19 Special
DW, 27 Feb 2021
Actor Seth Rogen, is not alone. Celebrity or not – pandemic pot smokers are on the rise, according to a global survey of 55,000 respondents.
Can Armenia's prime minister survive the political crisis?
Al Jazeera, 26 Feb 2021
Armenia's prime minister has faced months of protests and several attempts in parliament to dismiss him.
How Olivia Rodrigo Wrote ‘Drivers License,’ the Biggest Song of the Year So Far | Diary of a Song
NYT, 26 Feb 2021
In the latest Diary of a Song, the singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo, 18, explains how she wrote her first-ever single — after a good cry, with TikTok in mind — befor...
Live: Celebrate Lantern Festival with poem
CGTN, 26 Feb 2021
Today is Lantern Festival, it marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.
Shamima Begum cannot return to UK to fight for citizenship, supreme court rules
Guardian, 26 Feb 2021
Shamima Begum, who fled Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria, lost her case before the supreme court on Friday.
Haute couture, summer 2021: A fashion laboratory
FRANCE24, 26 Feb 2021
Haute couture at its best is a dazzling array of possibilities. It's also increasingly an artform being expressed through the medium of film, with in-person fashion shows still ...
Japan embraces robot ‘pets’ as companions to ease pandemic isolation
SCMP, 26 Feb 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Whenever Nami Hamaura feels lonely, all she has to do is talk to her singing companion: a robot n...
CrossTalk | Quarantine Edition | End The Duopoly
RT, 26 Feb 2021
According to a new Gallop poll, over 60% of those asked are dissatisfied with the two major political parties.
Supreme Court rules that Shamima Begum should not be allowed to return to the UK
Telegraph, 26 Feb 2021
Shamima Begum, the London schoolgirl who fled to join Isil, has lost her legal bid to return to the UK to appeal against the removal of her British citizenship.
Yields Could Move a Little Bit Higher: JPMorgan’s Stealey
Bloomberg, 26 Feb 2021
Feb.26 -- Iain Stealey, international fixed income chief investment