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US death toll from COVID-19 tops 500,000
AP, 23 Feb 2021
The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, a staggering number that is roughly equal to the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. (Feb. 22)
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'Things are tenuous' as COVID cases rise, CDC says
Reuters, 27 Feb 2021
The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that a recent decline in COVID-19 cases may be stalling, a development she described as concerning while urg...
Members Of The Little Rock Nine Address Educational Equity In The U.S. | Nightly News Films
NBC, 27 Feb 2021
In a conversation with NBC News’ Rehema Ellis and Rep. Jahana Hayes, Elizabeth Eckford and Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine recount what it was like to enter Central Hig...
Josh Hawley gives fiery CPAC speech slamming Big Tech | FULL
FOX, 27 Feb 2021
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., says Americans need to stand up and take a stand against Big Tech and cancel culture.
How Black Americans viewed the Capitol riot and the response that followed
CBS, 27 Feb 2021
Following the attack on the Capitol in January, many U.S. leaders said the images and sentiments represented there were shocking and un-American.
Thousands march in Armenia to demand PM's resignation
AFP, 27 Feb 2021
Several thousand opposition supporters march through the capital of Armenia to demand Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation over his handling of last year's war with Azer...
Canadian Foreign Minister holds press conference following meetings with US counterpart | FULL
CA, 27 Feb 2021
Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau held a press conference Friday following a meeting with his American counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Prime Minister Ju...
AP Explains: Saudi prince approved Khashoggi murder
AP, 27 Feb 2021
Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S.
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
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.
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
Our royal team on Prince Philip's hospitalisation and what's next for Meghan and Harry
ITV, 26 Feb 2021
In this episode, Chris and Lizzie discuss updates on the Duke of Edinburgh, who remains in hospital as he receives treatment for an infection.