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  1. andrew cuomo
    Cuomo Turns Over Sexual Harassment Investigation to New York Attorney GeneralThe governor also offered a limited apology for anyone who “misinterpreted” his actions as “unwanted flirtation.”
  2. biden administration
    Biden Approves U.S. Airstrikes on Iran-Backed Militias in SyriaThe Pentagon claims the airstrikes were in retaliation for a prior strike on U.S. forces, and were not intended to escalate hostilities with Iran.
  3. gop
    Mitch McConnell Would ‘Absolutely’ Support Trump If He Were the 2024 NomineeOnce again, he backs the man who has physically mocked him, called on the party to replace him, and arguably cost him his Senate majority.
  4. coronavirus
    Everything We Know About the Coronavirus Variant Spreading in New York CityTwo new studies suggest that the variant B.1.526 detected in New York City could dampen the effectiveness of some vaccine candidates.
  5. coronavirus vaccine
    How to Sign Up for a COVID Vaccine in New YorkTwo of the state’s largest vaccination centers opened this week at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and York College in Queens
  6. south dakota
    South Dakota Attorney General Reported Hitting a Deer But Fatally Struck a ManNew details cast doubt on Jason Ravnsborg’s initial claim that he thought he hit a deer, not a person. He is now facing impeachment.
  7. insurrection
    Former NYPD Officer Charged With Assaulting an Officer at the Capitol RiotThomas Webster, who reportedly once guarded New York City Hall, has been accused of beating a D.C. officer with a flagpole at the insurrection.
  8. police brutality
    Rochester Police Officers Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Daniel PrudeA grand jury determined that the officers who put Prude in the chokehold that led to his death last March will not face charges.
  9. texas
    How Is Ted Cruz Trying to Defend His Cancún Vacation Now?The senator has blamed his daughters, the media, and his neighbors for his decision to ditch Texas for warm weather during last week’s freeze.
  10. ken paxton
    Ted Cruz Wasn’t the Only Texas Republican Who Left During the FreezeAttorney General Ken Paxton claims his trip to Utah was “after power had returned.” But the day he left, over 2 million Texans didn’t have power.
  11. conservatism
    CPAC Cancels Speaker at Conference With the Theme ‘America Uncanceled’The conference was right to nix an anti-Semitic panelist for his “reprehensible views.” But where does that leave its keynote speaker, Donald Trump?
  12. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  13. coronavirus
    U.S. Surpasses 500,000 COVID DeathsThe grim milestone comes roughly one year after the first coronavirus death in the United States.
  14. texas
    Ted Cruz Really Should Have Known BetterIt rarely goes over well when a politician vacations while their state is in crisis — as Chris Christie and several Democratic leaders have learned.
  15. capitol riot
    Six Capitol Officers Suspended, 29 Under Investigation After InsurrectionThe development marks a significant expansion of the Capitol Police’s internal inquiry on officer conduct on January 6.
  16. texas
    Officials Say Texas Was ‘Seconds and Minutes’ Away From Monthslong BlackoutThe head of the state’s ERCOT power grid said that if it did not cut power on Monday, the system could have collapsed.
  17. donald trump
    The Notable Moments From Trump’s First Post-Presidency InterviewsTrump mostly avoided his own legacy in his three appearances on Wednesday, though he said he was considering making a new social-media platform.
  18. media
    Facebook Blocks All Sharing of News in AustraliaThe unprecedented move is the result of a proposed law requiring online platforms to pay news sources for displaying and linking to their work.
  19. texas
    What Texas Governor Greg Abbott Gets Wrong About His State’s Power FailuresAbbott claimed that cold-related blackouts were a portent of the Green New Deal, though they were mostly caused by frozen natural gas pipelines.
  20. ebola
    What We Know About the 2021 Ebola OutbreaksSince the beginning of February, two Ebola patients have died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and five have died in Guinea.
  21. covid-19
    Cuomo Denies Alleged Cover-up in Crisis Surrounding Nursing-Home DeathsThe governor did not directly apologize on Monday, but said it was a mistake to create a “void” of information surrounding the deaths.
  22. insurrection
    Nancy Pelosi Vows to Launch ‘9/11-Type Commission’ to Investigate Capitol RiotAlready, there is bipartisan support for such an outside investigation, which would help answer the many unknowns surrounding the January 6 attack.
  23. covid-19
    MTA to Reduce Subway Closure Hours Beginning February 22As of next week, the subway will run for 22 hours a day, with no service from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  24. politics
    What Happens to Trump’s Wall Now?Biden temporarily halted border wall funding and construction, but wrapping up Trump’s pet project promises to be a messy and expensive task.
  25. police brutality
    Criminal Charges Dropped Against Buffalo Cops Who Shoved 75-Year-Old ProtesterA grand jury dismissed felony assault charges against two officers who shoved an elderly man to the ground at a Black Lives Matter protest last June.
  26. donald trump
    Trump Was More Sick With COVID Than White House Let On: ReportThe day he was hospitalized in October, Trump’s blood oxygen reportedly dipped to an alarming level as he developed other lung problems.
  27. department of justice
    Trump DOJ Blocked Search Warrant for Investigation Into Rudy Giuliani: ReportThe Department of Justice reportedly stalled on a request for a warrant to see Giuliani’s records regarding his time in Ukraine until Biden took over.
  28. george floyd
    William Barr Rejected Plea Deal for Cop Who Killed George Floyd: ReportLast June, Barr stopped a deal giving Derek Chauvin a ten-year sentence because he felt that protesters around the nation would see it as too lenient.
  29. trump impeachment trial
    Watch New Video From the Capitol Riot Played at the ImpeachmentOn Wednesday, Democrats unveiled arresting new videos of the insurrection in the first day of House impeachment managers’ opening arguments.
  30. impeachment
    What Can We Expect on Day Two of Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial?The Democratic strategy is expected to hold steady, while some of the attention turns to the GOP’s 2024 contenders.
  31. donald trump
    Georgia Opens Inquiry Into Trump Call to ‘Find’ Votes to Overturn ElectionThe secretary of State’s office is now on a “fact-finding” mission, which could lead to a criminal referral.
  32. politics
    The 2020 Election Cycle Has Finally EndedThe last outstanding House race has been called in Republican Claudia Tenney’s favor 97 days after the November election.
  33. coronavirus stimulus
    The $3,000-Per-Child Benefit Is Gaining MomentumGOP Senator Mitt Romney and House Democrats have each proposed giving American parents and caretakers a previously impossible amount of direct aid.
  34. coronavirus
    New COVID Strain Spreading Across U.S.: What We KnowA distressing new study suggests that the U.K. variant is doubling its number of confirmed infections in the U.S. every 10 days.
  35. politics
    House GOP Votes in Favor of Keeping Liz Cheney in Leadership RoleAfter weeks of intra-party tension over Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump for inciting an insurrection, her colleagues sided overwhelmingly in her favor.
  36. kenosha
    Kenosha Prosecutors Say They Can’t Find Kyle RittenhouseThe teenager who allegedly killed two men at a Black Lives Matter protest last summer has moved without informing the court of his new residence.
  37. maga
    Trump Lawyer Claiming Mass Election Fraud Is Under Investigation for Voter FraudLin Wood, the Trump-allied lawyer who unsuccessfully sued to overturn the election results, could have cast a fraudulent ballot in November.
  38. amazon
    Jeff Bezos to Step Down As Amazon CEOAndy Jassy, who leads Amazon’s massive cloud-computing team, will take over as CEO in Q3. The world’s richest man will stay on as executive chairman.
  39. aoc
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I’m a Survivor of Sexual Assault’In a powerful livestream on Monday night, AOC also disclosed new details from her experience at the Capitol riot.
  40. immigration
    DHS Official Reportedly Cut Deal to Keep Trump’s ICE Policies Going Under BidenA whistleblower alleges that a top Homeland Security official signed a deal with the ICE union designed to frustrate immigration reform under Biden.
  41. new york
    NYC Snowstorm Updates: Aboveground Subway Service SuspendedMore snowfall and near-blizzard conditions are expected Monday night and a state of emergency is in place throughout most of New York state.
  42. r/wallstreetbets
    How Might the GameStop Run Develop in Week Two?Three variables to watch to determine how the bizarre saga could unfold in its second week.
  43. coronavirus vaccine
    The Emerging Crisis of the Vaccine Racial GapBlack and Latino Americans have not received doses consistent with their share of the population, according to states reporting vaccine demographics.
  44. coronavirus
    Cuomo Administration Accused of Undercounting Nursing-Home COVID DeathsAttorney General Letitia James’s office looked into the Cuomo administration’s totals and found the real figure may be as high as 13,000.
  45. the rational market
    The Unlikely Stocks Soaring After Reddit’s GameStop RunUsers at r/WallStreetBets have provided some good news for long-term investors in penny candies and VHS rentals.
  46. coronavirus vaccine
    The Fyre Festival of Vaccine RolloutsThe city of Philadelphia trusted a group run by a 22-year-old to vaccinate thousands, a venture that reportedly did not end well.
  47. coronavirus
    CDC Study: Students Can Return to In-Person School With Proper PrecautionsA new study published Tuesday showed that schools where students wear masks were not significant drivers of COVID spread.
  48. immigration
    Judge Blocks Biden From Implementing 100-Day Deportation BanA Trump-appointed U.S. district judge paused the ban on most deportations, stating Biden “failed to provide any concrete, reasonable justification.”
  49. jeffrey epstein
    Apollo CEO Leon Black to Step Down After $158 Million Payments to Epstein EmergeThe billionaire will resign as CEO of the private equity firm after an internal inquiry revealed he paid Epstein $158 million between 2012 and 2017.
  50. rudy giuliani
    The Strangest Details From Dominion’s Defamation Suit Against Rudy GiulianiThe voting-systems company lays out some of the former mayor’s more peculiar behavior since the election.
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