Tag: press

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

The House approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on a 219-212 vote early Saturday morning, sending it to the Senate for a possible rewrite before it gets to Biden's desk.The big picture: The vote was a critical first…

/ February 27, 2021
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Tiger Woods “awake, responsive” after emergency surgery on leg following car crash

Tiger Woods is "awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room" after sustaining serious leg injuries in a rollover car crash in Los Angeles County, his team said in a statement early Wednesday. The latest: Per the statement, the 45-year-old…

/ February 24, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Printed Matter’s Virtual Art-Book Fair to Amy Sedaris Impersonating Marcel Dzama

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York…

/ February 23, 2021
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House Democrats quietly push for Shalanda Young to replace Neera Tanden as Biden’s OMB choice

House Democratic leaders are quietly mounting a campaign for Shalanda Young, a longtime congressional aide, to replace Neera Tanden as nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Why it matters:…

/ February 23, 2021
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In photos: Water crisis in Texas continues

Power has returned to most of Texas after a week of statewide blackouts caused by historic winter storms, but millions still don't have access to safe or running water.The big picture: A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokesperson told CNN…

/ February 22, 2021
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Merrick Garland vows to lead Capitol attack prosecutions if confirmed as attorney general

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland will pledge to take the lead in prosecuting those charged over the U.S. Capitol siege and vow prosecutorial independence from President Biden at his confirmation hearing Monday.Why it matters: As attorney general, Judge Garland would…

/ February 21, 2021
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Biden on schools: “The goal will be 5 days a week”

President Biden on Tuesday sought to clarify what his administration means by promising to open schools in the first 100 days of his presidency, insisting that "the goal will be five days a week."The big picture: Last week, White House…

/ February 17, 2021
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‘Sick Of Fighting’: Racism To Be Addressed In New AFL Documentary

Amazon Prime Carlton player Eddie Betts stars in AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, 'Making Their Mark'.The AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, ‘Making Their Mark’, will address some of the racism faced by players when it releases next month. The trailer for the…

/ February 15, 2021
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Australian Tabloid Releases Unfortunate ‘It’s Over’ Cover As Meghan And Harry Announce Second Baby

Australian magazine New Idea hit newsstands on Monday with the cover line ‘It’s all over’ accompanying a ripped image of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their wedding day.  A few hours later the Sussexes announced they were expecting their second child,…

/ February 15, 2021
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America’s extra vaccine doses could be key to global supply

The Biden administration’s purchase of 200 million additional Pfizer and Modern doses means the U.S. could fully vaccinate 300 million people with just those two vaccines — and 355 million more people if four additional vaccines gain FDA approval.Why it…

/ February 13, 2021
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Nike’s Support For ‘Systemically Racist’ Collingwood A Critical Global Test For Both Brands

Getty Nike, known for its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick, said it will wait to see if Collingwood makes changes.While sponsors are for now standing by Collingwood after a report found systemic racism at the Magpies,…

/ February 12, 2021
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Daniel Andrews’ Valentine’s Day Revelation Brings The Laughs During Sombre Lockdown Press Conference

Victorians were served an all too familiar sight on Friday when Premier Daniel Andrews held a snap press conference to announce a five-day statewide lockdown, but the leader surprisingly let slip an interesting tidbit about his personal life.  Famous for…

/ February 12, 2021
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Live updates: Impeachment managers to focus on Trump’s role on day of Capitol attack

House impeachment managers will wrap up their case against Donald Trump on Thursday by driving home the evidence they believe shows the former president committed the impeachable offense of "incitement of insurrection."The latest: Senators are trickling into the Capitol just…

/ February 11, 2021
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Sam Newman’s Claims Lumumba Gave Himself Nickname Backfires: ‘It’s Proof Club Bosses Knew’

Héritier Lumumba says a resurfaced AFL player profile which lists “The Chimp” as his nickname proves Collingwood officials knew about the term, despite constantly denying they’d heard it.  The 2007 pamphlet, that was circulated at games, was tweeted by football…

/ February 11, 2021