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Joe Biden scores first legislative win as House passes $1.9T COVID-19 relief package
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The House of Representatives passed Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion U.S. coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challenges to using the bill to raise the minimum wage.


Saudi crown prince approved murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: U.S. intelligence report
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved "and likely ordered" the 2018 murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a U.S. intelligence report released on Friday.


Police crack down on protesters in the streets of Myanmar after military takeover
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Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month's military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to assemble in the country's two biggest cities and elsewhere.


German radio station apologizes after host compares K-pop band BTS to coronavirus
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A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying his choice of words had gone too far but was in no way meant to be "hurtful or racist."


Prince Harry gets fresh about leaving royal duties, living in California
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During an appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden that aired early Friday, Prince Harry said he decided to step away from his work as a front-line member of the royal family to protect his wife and son, as well as his own mental health.


Black scientists around the world are calling for action, equality and representation
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After a woman walking in Central Park falsely accused a Black man of assaulting her, social media erupted in support of the scientist who was simply birdwatching causing anger, outrage — and action. Now, Black scientists from around the world are taking part, promoting their work and calling for change.


Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine endorsed by U.S. advisers
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U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the country on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly approve it for emergency use.


Countries' new carbon-cutting pledges are nowhere near enough, UN says
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The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds.


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Myanmar Ambassador Fired After Extraordinary Rebuke Of The Military Before The U.N.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun won praise for his speech denouncing the military coup in Myanmar. Hours later, state TV announced he'd been fired as protests continued for a third straight week.
At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haiti In Which Hundreds Of Inmates Escaped
As of late Friday, more than 200 inmates were still on the run, according to authorities. The outbreak is another setback for a country gripped by political turmoil and gang violence.
Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 100 Million Mark For Infections
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.
Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Defies Military, Calls For Global Action To End Coup
NPR's Scott Simon asks human rights activist Kyaw Win about Myanmar's ambassador to the U.N., who publicly called for international help to overturn the military coup in Myanmar.
Week In Politics: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
The Saudi crown prince may escape punishment for his order to kill a columnist. A pandemic relief package is moving through Congress. Donald Trump remains popular with conservative activists.
Report Tying Saudi Crown Prince To Jamal Khashoggi Killing Tests U.S. Alliance
By releasing intelligence tying Saudi Arabia's crown prince to the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Biden is toughening U.S. posture toward the kingdom.
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The U.S. has carried out an airstrike in Syria against an Iranian-backed militia target. The move appears to be in response to a series of rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.
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Read: Declassified report on Saudi role in killing of Jamal Khashoggi
The Biden administration on Friday released a long-awaited declassified intelligence report on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
42 people including students abducted last week in Nigeria released
At least 42 people, including students, who were kidnapped last week in an armed raid at a state-run school in Kagara in Niger state, northwest Nigeria, have been released, the vice-principal of the school, Mallam Saidu, told CNN
The worldwide web as we know it may be ending
Over the last year, the worldwide web has started to look less worldwide.
All-male boardrooms are a thing of the past at Britain's top companies
Women now occupy at least one seat on the board of every major British company after a 50% increase in participation rates over five years, according to a report published on Wednesday.
GameStop shares surge more than 100%
GameStop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice for volatility ahead of the closing bell Wednesday. The gaming retailer's stock was priced at $91.71 at market close, up nearly 104% from the previous day.
The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone
Before last year, 28-year-old Meredith Giuliani thought voice notes were "kind of weird," and she mostly stuck to texting. But after the pandemic hit, audio messages became a daily routine for her and many of her friends.
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Coronavirus: Biden's $1.9tn Covid relief bill passes House vote
The coronavirus aid bill passes despite total Republican opposition, but must now go to the Senate.
Myanmar coup: UN ambassador fired after anti-army speech
The ambassador made an emotional appeal urging countries to help remove the military from power.
LeBron vs Zlatan: Who won the politics bout?
"I will never shut up," James tells Ibrahimovic in political activism spat.
Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial chariot discovery
The ornate discovery was used during festivities and parades almost 2,000 years ago, experts say.
Venice: Low tides leave canals dry
In stark contrast to floods in December, some of the city's boats and gondolas are beached.
Nigeria kidnappings: Hunt for 300 girls as second abducted school group freed
Some 317 girls remain missing in Zamfara state, but 42 people abducted in Niger state are freed.
Covid-19: Belgium prisoners quarantined after virus outbreak
All inmates at Namur prison have been confined to their cells amid the virus outbreak, officials say.
Jamal Khashoggi: How intelligence report could dent US-Saudi ties for years
The release of the US intelligence probe into the Khashoggi murder deepens diplomatic difficulties.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Myanmar Ambassador Fired After Extraordinary Rebuke Of The Military Before The U.N.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun won praise for his speech denouncing the military coup in Myanmar. Hours later, state TV announced he'd been fired as protests continued for a third straight week.
At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haiti In Which Hundreds Of Inmates Escaped
As of late Friday, more than 200 inmates were still on the run, according to authorities. The outbreak is another setback for a country gripped by political turmoil and gang violence.
Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 100 Million Mark For Infections
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.
Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Defies Military, Calls For Global Action To End Coup
NPR's Scott Simon asks human rights activist Kyaw Win about Myanmar's ambassador to the U.N., who publicly called for international help to overturn the military coup in Myanmar.
Week In Politics: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
The Saudi crown prince may escape punishment for his order to kill a columnist. A pandemic relief package is moving through Congress. Donald Trump remains popular with conservative activists.
Report Tying Saudi Crown Prince To Jamal Khashoggi Killing Tests U.S. Alliance
By releasing intelligence tying Saudi Arabia's crown prince to the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Biden is toughening U.S. posture toward the kingdom.
US SYRIA STRIKE
The U.S. has carried out an airstrike in Syria against an Iranian-backed militia target. The move appears to be in response to a series of rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.
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Scientists get serious about mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Mixing and matching doses of different COVID-19 vaccines was an idea that scientists dismissed out of hand. Now they're taking it seriously.


Biden stresses unity as he tours storm-ravaged Texas

The Bidens spent the afternoon meeting state and local leaders and touring storm damage.


How a Guatemalan asylum seeker who may lose both hands to Texas frostbite tests Biden's immigration policy

A Texas hospital said an immigrant's hands may be amputated after he was found unconscious in the winter storm. Border Patrol agents told him he'd be sent back home.


U.S. airstrike against Iranian-backed militants in Syria was a message from Biden. What comes next?

U.S. airstrike targeting Iranian-backed militants in Syria was meant as a message from President Biden. What message Tehran took away is unclear.


President Nayib Bukele seeks control of Salvadoran congress, which could further erode democracy

President Nayib Bukele's party leads polls in El Salvador's elections Sunday. A win could place more power in his hands amid a shaky democracy.


FDA advisors endorse Janssen's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. health advisors have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.


Israel turns to carrots, and maybe some sticks, to persuade COVID-19 vaccine holdouts

Israel boasts the world's fastest COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with half the population inoculated. Reaching the other half presents challenges.


House passes Biden's $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill

The House has passed a $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief package, but a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the version that lands on Biden's desk.


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Gunmen release 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from boarding school in Nigeria
Pupils kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria alongside members of their family and teachers have been released, an official has confirmed.

Arrests made after hundreds gather for anti-lockdown protests in Dublin
Police have arrested a number people after hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters gathered in Dublin.

After US airstrikes in Syria, Biden warns Iran of consequences for supporting militia groups
American airstrikes in Syria show that Iran can expect consequences for supporting militia groups threatening US interests and personnel, Joe Biden has warned.

Auckland faces seven-day lockdown after COVID case detected
New Zealand's prime minister has announced the country's biggest city, Auckland, will go into a seven-day lockdown after a COVID-19 case was detected.

'An exceptional discovery': Ceremonial chariot found in ruins near Pompeii
A ceremonial chariot, complete with bronze decorations and mineralised wood remains, has been discovered in the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii.

'They killed so many': 24 hours of mass executions and unspeakable violence, as told by witnesses
Axum is a historical city - an ancient site of pilgrimage in the Ethiopian region of Tigray.

Russian trials show Sputnik V vaccine performs well against COVID variants
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has produced strong results against new COVID-19 mutations in recent trials, researchers claim.

Navalny's wife among thousands marking anniversary of Putin critic's murder
The wife of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has joined thousands of people in commemorating the anniversary of fellow Putin critic Boris Nemtsov's murder.

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COVID-19: New Zealand, Palestinian authorities institute new lockdowns
New Zealand and the Palestinian Authority both announced new lockdown policies Saturday as global COVID-19 cases continued a slow decline from January's peak, and the number of deaths fell even further.

Watch: Morgan Freeman pays tribute to Cicely Tyson at AFI event
Morgan Freeman paid tribute to the late screen legend Cicely Tyson at a virtual event for the American Film Institute.

Another Santa Ana event to target Southern California this weekend
Only a handful of days after gusty winds last buffeted portions of Southern California, another Santa Ana event is set to ramp up across the region this weekend.

COVID-19: Supreme Court blocks worship restrictions, U.S. reports 72K new cases
The Supreme Court has blocked restrictions on large gatherings, including religious services, in Santa Clara County, Calif., as the United States reported nearly 73,000 COVID-19 cases.

John Barrowman to host 'All Star Musicals' special for ITV
John Barrowman is set to host the ITV celebrity competition special "All Star Musicals."

13 House Republicans who skipped COVID-19 bill vote slated for CPAC
Thirteen House Republicans skipped the House vote on a COVID-19 relief bill and instead attended the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Netflix working on 'Terminator' anime series
Netflix is working with filmmaker Mattson Tomlin on a "Terminator" anime series.

Myanmar police crack down on protests; U.N. ambassador denounces coup
Myanmar police stepped up their crackdown on protesters Saturday after the country's ambassador to the United Nations denounced the coup.

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WWII Plane Fly-Past Honors Captain Tom Moore at Funeral
The private service was small, attended by just eight members of the veteran's immediate family
Lady Gaga’s Stolen Dogs Recovered After Dog Walker Shot
A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station, said Capt. Jonathan Tippet
Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Slaying of Yale Student
Qinxuan Pan is wanted in the killing of Kevin Jiang, who was found on a New Haven street with multiple gunshot wounds
House Passes President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill
The bill passed on a near party-line 219-212 vote early Saturday
FDA Panel Greenlights First Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson
The FDA committee on vaccines voted unanimously to recommend J&J’s COVID-19 shot
Here’s How Republicans Downplayed the Capitol Riot at CPAC
Republican speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday downplayed the deadly Jan. 6 storming of the United States Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that disrupted the peaceful transfer of power, sidestepping
Working From Home Is Driving Up Our Energy Costs. Should Employers Foot the Bill?
Remote workers have seen an estimated $40-50 monthly increase in their energy costs
How the Texas Winter Storm Disaster Will Shape Joe Biden’s Climate Agenda
Democrats are already using the disaster to illustrate the need for new legislation while many Republicans have relied on old talking points

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