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President Biden's initial actions lifting Trump-era restrictions on Cuba won't immediately restore President Obama's warmer relations with the island. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Anti America decision.
The White House and others fear scrutiny over the personal branding efforts of the vice president's niece, which have grown with Kamala Harris' career. LA Times
VOA VIEW: First Biden with Hunter, now Harris with niece.
The Senate on Friday took a break from former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to unanimously approve a Congressional Gold Medal for hero Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman. Goodman led the first wave of pro-Trump rioters away from an unsecured Senate door on Jan. 6. The rioters later broke into the Senate chamber — at... New York Post
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Will Donald Trump come back from his defeat? Trump has already let it be known he intends to primary, beginning in 2022, all the “weak Republicans” who betrayed him in the impeachment fight. He’s prepared for a civil war within the party’s ranks; he thinks the other guy started it but plans to finish it on his terms. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trump is still very popular with almost all but the left.
Former President Trump’s lawyers are expected to argue that he did not encourage violence at the Capitol and that his speech ahead of the riot was protected by the First Amendment. His defense may use only four hours of 16 available for oral arguments, one of his lawyers said, making a verdict on Saturday possible. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Trump should prevail.
Federal regulators are in favor of a simple, potentially quick fix to bolster coronavirus vaccine supplies: more doses per bottle. New York Times
HHS will delay a rule that would halt payments for shoulder injuries cause by vaccines. The rule change was finalized during the Trump administration.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could be impeached as a private citizen and banned from running for office again under the precedent set in the trial of former President Donald Trump, Mr. Trump's lawyer told senators on Friday. "This could happen to ... the former secretary of state," said ... Washington Times
White House deputy press secretary T.J. Ducklo has been suspended for a week without pay. ABC
VOA VIEW: A joke suspension.
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Three hosts for Fox News have filed motions to dismiss claims against them and their employer as part of a $2.7 billion libel lawsuit brought by a voting technology company ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A Georgia district attorney who took office barely a month ago is leading an investigation that could bring charges against former President Donald Trump ABC
U.S. airlines are pressing their case against requiring coronavirus testing of passengers on domestic flights ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The Republican-controlled Mississippi Senate has voted to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls’ or women’s sports in the state's schools and universities ABC
VOA VIEW: It makes sense.
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The New York governor's office confirmed the contents of a recording that shows it withheld from state legislators the true number of coronavirus deaths at nursing homes. ABC
VOA VIEW: A major illegal act.
The Centers for Disease Control issued a color-coded guide for gradual school reopenings as the pandemic recedes. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Former President Trump's defense team spent barely three hours defending his actions at his impeachment trial, compared to the 11 hours Democrats spent making their case. CBS
VOA VIEW: The response was eye awaking.
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The former president's lawyers rested their opening arguments after just two-and-a-half hours. CBS
VOA VIEW: So much for the Dem claim.
Citing concerns following last year's superspreader event, New Orleans officials have canceled Mardis Gras celebrations and banned alcohol sales in the French Quarter through next Tuesday. CBS
The state's health department has pushed back against the undercount allegation. CBS
VOA VIEW: Cuomo should pay dearly.
$1.9 trillion stimulus plan would aid low- and moderate-income households through cash payments and tax benefits. CBS
Investigators believe Russia is behind a massive cyber hack that hit several federal agencies, including the Treasury, Commerce, and Justice Departments. Sunday, "60 Minutes" investigates the largest and most sophisticated cybersecurity breach of federal systems in U.S. history. CBS
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The prospects of a big government spending program could continue to boost the stock market and put upward pressure on interest rates in the week ahead. CNBC
Wealthy donors to the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project are waiting to see what a probe says about how leaders handled a co-founder's alleged sexual misconduct. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Lincoln Project a un American.
Videos of recent attacks on older Asian Americans in California's Bay Area have spread across social media in the last week. CNBC
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When it comes to Republicans, 74% want Trump to stay active in some way, including 48% who want him to remain head of the Republican Party. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As it should be - there is no one better.
Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) says convicting former President Trump will set a precedent and forbid any future presidential incitement to violent insurrection under the impeachment clauses. CNN
VOA VIEW: Raskin is an idiot.
Four representatives were named on Friday to serve on a commission to identify Confederate names and symbols in the Defense Department, and consider the renaming of some military bases. UPI
Amazon filed a federal lawsuit Friday against New York Attorney General Letitia James to head off legal action over the company's handling of coronavirus conditions at its Staten Island warehouse. UPI
An order by the Secretary of the Air Force to review extremism in the ranks calls for a stand down by the end of February and a call to reject extremist views. UPI
An international social media watchdog said Friday Facebook acted too hastily in yanking a post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron and urging Muslims to possibly turn to violence and should reinstate both. UPI
VOA VIEW: Facebook must loose 239 protection.
A large-scale, two-week joint exercise of the U.S. Army's Task Force Spartan and the United Arab Emirates' Land Forces concluded successfully this week. UPI
The Biden administration will allow migrants and refugees to wait out their immigration cases in the United States -- instead of Mexico or another Latin American nation, as ordered by former President Donald Trump. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden anti America madness.
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