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  Story 2493 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Myanmar police use tear gas to break up protests as ousted president faces 2 new charges
Protests against a military coup in Myanmar showed no sign of abating with more planned across the country on Wednesday (Mar 3), while Myanmar's ousted President Win Myint is said to be facing two new charges. Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in several places, including the main cities of Yangon and Mandalay, and there were also reports of live ammunition being used in some places. At least 21 people have been ...
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  Story 2492 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Dutch bar owners, sex workers protest against virus lockdown
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- In a scene reminiscent of carefree cafe life before coronavirus lockdown, Peter Bender reached across one of the outdoor tables at De Ooievaar bar and placed a cup of coffee and slice of apple pie in front of one of his guests. But the coffee went cold and the pie remained uneaten at the bar in Rotterdam's historic Delfshaven neighborhood. With tough coronavirus measures shutting Dutch cafes and restaurants since m ...
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  Story 2491 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
As virus-era attacks on Asians rise, past victims look back
Nearly a year after they were almost stabbed to death inside a Midland, Texas, Sam's Club, Bawi Cung and his two sons all have visible scars. It's the unseen ones though that are harder to get over. Cung can’t walk through any store without constantly looking in all directions. His 6-year-old son, who now can't move one eyebrow, is afraid to sleep alone. On a Saturday evening in March, when COVID-19 panic shopping gripped the nation, Cung w ...
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  Story 2490 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Yard sale find turns out to be artifact worth up to $500,000
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Talk about your yard sale finds. A small porcelain bowl bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale turned out to be a rare, 15th century Chinese artifact worth between $300,000 and $500,000 that is about to go up for auction at Sotheby's. The white bowl adorned with cobalt blue paintings of flowers and other designs is about 6 inches (16 centimeters) in diameter. An antiques enthusiast came across the piece and thought it cou ...
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  Story 2489 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
MS patient sues Austria over health impact of climate change
BERLIN -- A man in Austria with a temperature-dependent form of multiple sclerosis is taking his government to court in an effort to force it to do more against climate change, his lawyers said Tuesday. The case being filed next month before the European Court of Human Rights is supported by the environmental group Fridays for Future, which is helping to crowdfund the legal costs. It comes weeks after the Strasbourg-based court said it woul ...
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  Story 2488 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Health experts in China say their country is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June. Zhong Nanshan, the leader of a group of experts attached to the National Health Commission, said the country has delivered 52.52 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Feb. 28. He was speaking Monday at an online forum between ...
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  Story 2487 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder to challenge a raft of other voting measures Republicans have proposed following last year's elections. All six conservative justices, appointed by Republican presidents, suggested they would throw out an appellate ruling that struck down the restrictions as racially discriminatory under the landmark Voting Ri ...
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  Story 2486 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
No charges in police shooting of Black man in Kansas City
LIBERTY, Mo. -- A Kansas City police officer who shot and killed a Black man last year will not be charged in the death, the Jackson County prosecutor announced. Donnie Sanders, 47, was shot in an alley on March 12, 2020. The officer, whose name has not been released, told investigators that he thought Sanders was pointing a gun at him. Sanders had a cellphone in his pocket but was not armed, investigators said. Jackson County Prosecutor Je ...
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  Story 2485 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
No charges after klan flag hangs next to Black family's home
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. -- A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the “horrible conduct” doesn't violate Michigan law. An ethnic intimidation charge would require physical contact, property damage or threats of such activity, said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. “I strongly encourage the Michigan Legislature ...
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  Story 2484 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II faces sentencing for rapes
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kellen Winslow II — once the highest-paid tight end in the NFL — could face more than a decade in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California, including one who was homeless when he attacked her in 2018. Winslow will appear via videoconference at the hearing Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court. He has been in custody since 2019 and was expected to be sentenced in March 2020 b ...
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  Story 2483 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
What's the status on the stimulus check timeline now? How the schedule could change
The Senate is a whole new ball game when it comes to the IRS sending your next payment, especially if the terms of the stimulus check winds up being renegotiated. Here's what could throw a wrench in the schedule. The terms of the $1,400 stimulus check could soon be back under discussion, changing the face of the third stimulus check, as well as other parts of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The Senate could start debating amendments t ...
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  Story 2482 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Third stimulus check: How soon might you receive a $1,400 check?
President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan is moving forward, raising hopes of another round of stimulus checks for most Americans. The House passed the bill early Saturday, and the legislation will now move on to the Senate. In brief remarks after the House vote, Mr. Biden said he hoped for "quick action" from senators on the spending package, dubbed the American Rescue Plan. "We have no time to waste. If we act now, dec ...
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  Story 2481 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Schumer says
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed confidence on Tuesday that President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill will pass in the Senate this week, saying the Senate will take up the legislation as early as Wednesday. The Senate is using the budget reconciliation process to pass the bill, which limits time for debate and allows legislation to pass with a simple majority. "We want to get the biggest, strongest, boldest bill t ...
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  Story 2480 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Less than a year ago, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to help her friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, develop the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Vanderbuilt University. On Tuesday, the country music legend told the world she "got a shot of her own medicine," as Abumrad gave Parton her first dose of the vaccine. Parton tweeted a video of herself getting vaccinated on Tuesday, saying she and Abumrad have been "friends forever." "I thought it was only ap ...
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  Story 2479 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
5-year-old girl injured in crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid
The 5-year-old girl who was injured in a crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid "likely" has permanent brain damage, her family's lawyer said. Attorney Tom Porto gave an update Tuesday in an interview with "Good Morning America" on the health status of Ariel Young, who emerged from a coma in February. "She's awake, which is a huge development," Porto said. "Likely, she has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the ...
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  Story 2478 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Neera Tanden removes herself from consideration for budget chief
Neera Tanden, President Biden's choice to lead the powerful Office of Budget and Management, has removed herself from consideration as the nominee, the White House said Tuesday. Tanden sent a letter to Mr. Biden explaining her decision. Tanden's confirmation appeared doomed when moderate Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he wouldn't support her nomination, as did several moderate Republicans. GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska sai ...
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  Story 2477 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Cuomo faces growing pressure to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been keeping a low profile — a stark contrast from his popular daily briefings in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic — amid growing pressure for him to resign after a third woman came forward to allege inappropriate conduct. Cuomo has been out of sight but top Democrats in Washington, D.C., couldn't avoid the topic of the governor under fire. "Every woman coming forward should be heard, should be ...
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  Story 2476 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
Biden says U.S. will have enough COVID vaccine supply for all adults by end of May
President Biden on Tuesday announced the U.S. will have enough vaccine supply to cover all adults by the end of May, significantly sooner than his previous timeline of July. That's made possible because of the third vaccine by Johnson & Johnson, which is now available for emergency use and being shipped across the country. The president announced a new partnership between competitors Johnson & Johnson and pharmaceutical giant Merck. The part ...
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  Story 2475 -   Wednesday March 3, 2021
California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV
HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human smuggling was involved after a crash Tuesday involving an SUV packed with 25 people and a tractor-trailer that left 13 people dead and bodies strewn across a roadway near the U.S. Mexico border. Most of the dead were Mexicans, a Mexican official said. When police arrived, some of the passengers were trying to crawl out of the crumpled 1997 Ford Expedition while others were ...
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  Story 2474 -   Tuesday March 2, 2021
Southeast Asian nations urge halt to violence in Myanmar
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers urged a halt to violence and the start of talks on a peaceful solution in Myanmar, where the military seized power from an elected government and is escalating its use of mass arrests and deadly force against peaceful protesters. Myanmar’s top diplomat briefed other foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations during a video conference Tuesday, according to the me ...
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