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Senate GOP sets high bar to support Biden’s Supreme Court pick
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Senate GOP sets high bar to support Biden’s Supreme Court pick

President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are making plans to advance his history-making Supreme Court pick, selling the country on a Black female nominee they plan to argue is eminently qualified and barrier-breaking at the same time. Republicans are not yet moved — and it’s unclear if they ever will be. GOP senators and Senate…MORE

US Coast Guard finds 5 dead from capsized vessel off Florida coast, officially suspends its search
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US Coast Guard finds 5 dead from capsized vessel off Florida coast, officially suspends its search

After finding five bodies off Florida’s Atlantic coast, the US Coast Guard announced Thursday it officially suspended its search for the remaining 34 people missing after a vessel capsized over the weekend. The search was officially suspended at sunset, according to Petty Officer Jose Hernandez, a Coast Guard spokesperson. The service said earlier it planned…MORE

Talks between January 6 committee and former DOJ official, a key witness, remain on ice
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Talks between January 6 committee and former DOJ official, a key witness, remain on ice

Talks between former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and the House select committee investigating January 6 remain on ice nearly two months after the panel gave him a second chance to appear or face possible contempt charges. Clark has not heard from the committee since his deposition was delayed in early December but still expects…MORE

How double Olympic gold medalist Shim Suk-hee lost the race to overturn her ban ahead of Beijing 2022
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How double Olympic gold medalist Shim Suk-hee lost the race to overturn her ban ahead of Beijing 2022

At the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee stepped onto the podium with her teammates for gold medals — the crowning moments of her sporting career. Fast-forward to 2022, and things have drastically changed for Shim ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. The short-track speed skater was barred…MORE

A Georgia sheriff hopes for ‘much needed change in the mental health system’ after a deputy was shot during a traffic stop
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A Georgia sheriff hopes for ‘much needed change in the mental health system’ after a deputy was shot during a traffic stop

A central Georgia sheriff is calling for changes in the mental health system after a sheriff’s deputy was shot in the chest by a suspect. The suspect, 24-year-old Zachary Lucas Olivar, has a “history of mental illness,” Jones County Sheriff R. N. Reece said. “We have received reports that he has been having issues for…MORE

A universal vaccine could be the future of the coronavirus fight
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A universal vaccine could be the future of the coronavirus fight

Scientists are working to develop a “pan-coronavirus” vaccine — one that offers protection against multiple variants of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. The hope is that such a vaccine could pave the way for the development of a universal coronavirus vaccine, which could head off any coronavirus — not only emerging variants that cause Covid-19,…MORE

Gas stoves are a threat to health and have larger climate impact than previously known, study shows
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Gas stoves are a threat to health and have larger climate impact than previously known, study shows

The gas emitted from household stoves and ovens is not only dangerous to public health but also has a much more significant impact on the climate crisis than previously thought, new research shows. The study, from scientists at Stanford University, found the emissions from gas stoves in US homes have the same climate-warming impact as…MORE

‘It’s not just his fault’: Biden voters look for the President to ease nation’s woes
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‘It’s not just his fault’: Biden voters look for the President to ease nation’s woes

Sally Bissey understands the pain facing many Americans, whether she’s stocking up at the grocery store or refueling at the gas station, but she hardly believes President Joe Biden deserves all of the blame. “Inflation is frustrating. Filling your tank is expensive. Everything is expensive,” Bissey said, reflecting on the wave of challenges facing the…MORE

‘My heart sank’: Dozens of students were told they received full college scholarships. Then they learned it was a mistake

‘My heart sank’: Dozens of students were told they received full college scholarships. Then they learned it was a mistake

Parker Christensen, a high school senior from Newaygo, Michigan, received a notification from Central Michigan University (CMU) on January 21 informing him that he had been awarded a prestigious full-ride scholarship to the university. University officials now say that Christensen and 57 other students received the notification in error. “When I opened up the email…MORE

Stormy Daniels testifies on Avenatti: ‘He lied to me and betrayed me’
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Stormy Daniels testifies on Avenatti: ‘He lied to me and betrayed me’

Stormy Daniels, an adult-film actress who was allegedly defrauded by Michael Avenatti, testified Thursday in federal court as part of the criminal trial against the celebrity attorney. Daniels testified that Avenatti said he was going to get “a big payday” from winning her lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump and a crowd funding legal defense fund…MORE

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