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Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House, while Pence declines invitation

Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, next Sunday, according to a source familiar with the matter, while former Vice President Mike Pence declined an invitation to speak at the conference, two sources told CNN.
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The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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Bernie Sanders is 'confident' that the $15 minimum wage will remain in COVID-19 relief package

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images Sanders expressed confidence that the minimum wage hike will remain in the COVID-19 relief package. The Senate parliamentarian will determine if the wage increase can be passed through reconciliation. Sanders still faces resistance from Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Saturday expressed confidence tha...
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A GOP state lawmaker who fled Texas on a private jet said he did so for his family after his house flooded and the power went out

FILE: Texas state Rep. Gary Gates speaks with an Associated Press reporter in January 2020. AP Photo/ John L. Mone A Texas state lawmaker explained why he fled Texas on a private jet to Orlando this week. State Rep. Gary Gates said he left after he lost power and "30%" of his home flooded. Gates drew comparisons to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who faced immense criticism for traveling to Mexico.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Texas state representative sparked a backlas...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, US, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Associated Press, Gates, Cruz, Orlando, Orlando Florida, CANCUN Mexico, The Houston Chronicle


Biden visits Bob Dole after cancer diagnosis

President Joe Biden visited former Sen. Bob Dole Saturday afternoon, according to the White House, after the longtime Kansas senator announced earlier in the week that he had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.
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Biden visits Bob Dole following his cancer diagnosis

President Joe Biden visited former Sen. Bob Dole Saturday afternoon, according to the White House, after the longtime Kansas senator announced earlier in the week that he had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.
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Biden visits Bob Dole following cancer diagnosis

President Joe Biden visited former Sen. Bob Dole Saturday afternoon, according to the White House, after the longtime Kansas senator announced earlier in the week that he had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.
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Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House

Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, next Sunday, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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Biden Visits Former Senator Dole Who Has Been Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden paid a visit to former Senator Bob Dole on Saturday, the White House said, days after Dole said he...
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Republican Former Senator Bob Dole Gets Visit From Biden After Cancer Diagnosis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden visited former Senator Bob Dole on Saturday, the White House said, two days after the Kansas...
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Trump to speak at CPAC conference in first public appearance post-White House

Former President Trump will make his first major public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) conference...
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Former Trump DC hotel chef said that suppliers 'were suddenly sending' rotten produce and lower-quality meat after he started working there

The BLT Prime restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images BLT Prime, the Trump DC restaurant hotel, often received rotten produce, according to a former chef. According to the Washingtonian, food suppliers sent the chef "rotten produce and subpar cuts of meat." Rudy Giuliani was a regular presence at the restaurant and treated his table like a workspace. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. While the B...
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The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
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Biden signs major disaster declaration for 77 Texas counties, but Abbott asked for all 254

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden declared a major disaster for 77 Texas counties, the White House said Saturday morning, two days after...
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Joe Biden to meet Justin Trudeau of Canada after Keystone pipeline order

Allies seek to turn page on strains of Donald Trump eraOil permit revocation and US goods order complicate pictureJoe Biden will hold his first bilateral meeting with the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, on Tuesday, the White House said on Saturday. Related: Alberta leader says Biden's move to cancel Keystone pipeline a 'gut punch’ Continue reading...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis faces backlash from Florida Democrats after he says flags will be flown at half-staff to honor Rush Limbaugh

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (L) announced Friday that flags would be flown at half-staff to honor late radio host Rush Limbaugh (R). Joe Raedle/Getty Images, Jim WATSON/AFP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced flags will fly at half-staff to honor Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh, the conservative and often offensive radio host, died this week aged 70. His announcement sparked an immediate backlash from Democrats. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Rep...
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The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
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Google has pulled down a propaganda blog backing the military coup in Myanmar after outcry by online activists

Protesters against the Myanmar military coup outside the US Embassy in Yangon on February 20, 2021. SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP via Getty Images Google has yanked hosting of a blog promoting propaganda for the Myanmar military's coup.  The blog, named for the coup's leader, was hosted on the Google-owned Blogger platform.  Freedom-of-information activist Donk Enby tipped off Insider about the blog this week. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Google has pulled down a propaganda ...
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Vietnam was ranked 2nd for successfully handling the coronavirus pandemic, and its contact tracing was so good it barely had to lock down

Medical personnel in protective suits conduct swab tests for COVID-19 on the support staff for the Communist Party of Vietnam 13th National Congress at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on January 29, 2021. NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images Vietnam has reported 2,362 coronavirus cases and 35 deaths, despite its population of 97 million. From previous experience, Vietnam had a long-term plan in place to cope with outbreaks. Contact tracing, strategic testing, clear messaging, and mask-...
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An Arkansas lawmaker who is ditching the GOP said Trump's attempt to 'overturn the results of a fair and free election' was the 'final straw'

FILE: Sen. Jim Hendren speaks during a meeting of the Senate Education Committee at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock in 2015. AP Photo/Danny Johnston An Arkansas state senator this week announced he was leaving the GOP. State Sen. Jim Hendren said he left the party after Trump incited the riot at the US Capitol. Hendren accused GOP of a failure of leadership and said party leaders took a "backseat" approach. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A longtime Arkans...
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Ivanka Trump told Marco Rubio she won't be running for his Senate seat in 2022, report says

Ivanka Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images Ivanka Trump will not seek the Florida Senate seat held by Marco Rubio in 2022. Sources told The New York Times that Ivanka informed Rubio of the decision several weeks ago. Ivanka's permanent move to Florida in January fueled speculation she would run for state office. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Ivanka Trump told Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida she will not be challenging him for his Senate seat in 2022, according to The New Yo...
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North Korea's nukes aren't going anywhere, and the US needs to get over it

Joe Biden, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, August 11, 2001. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The Biden administrations departure from Trump's approach to North Korea is a useful change. But Biden's continued insistence on denuclearization is counterproductive, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. If the US sets that aside, a multitude of more practical goals become achievable. Visit the Business section of In...
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He was a 'sweet' teenager. Then he killed 2 men in Kenosha. Now he's a right-wing hero.

John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images; (Justin Merriman/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider I. The Night Of Kyle Rittenhouse raised his hands in the air as he stumbled toward the convoy of armored police vehicles, his AR-15 bouncing against his legs.Behind him, three men who had chased him lay bleeding on the street. ...
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Ports feel the chill as trade re-routes around Brexit Britain

In Holyhead, traffic has fallen 50% as hauliers stymied by Brexit find their way from Ireland to France without entering the UKPerched on the shores of Anglesey, the island linked by road bridges to the north-west coast of Wales, Holyhead’s geography has given it a leading role in British-Irish trade since the early 19th century.About 50 miles directly across the Irish Sea from Dublin, a journey of just three-and-a-quarter hours by ferry, Holyhead was until December the second busiest roll-on ro...
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The Justice Department and FBI are investigating whether Roger Stone and Alex Jones played a role in the Capitol siege, report says

Roger Stone, left, and Alex Jones, right, spoke at pro-Trump rallies ahead of the Capitol siege on January 6, 2021. Getty Images Right-wing influencers are being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department, according to The Washington Post. Investigators are exploring possible ties between Alex Jones, Roger Stone, and the insurrectionists. The investigation wants to understand what the rioters were thinking when they ransacked the US Capitol. Visit the Business section of Insider fo...
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Pfizer commits to doubling vaccine supply in response to President Biden's call for a quicker rollout

President Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Carolyn Kaster/AP Pfizer committed to double its vaccine supply to the US government by summer, Reuters reported.  12.7% of Americans have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, BBG data shows. "We're now on track to have enough vaccine supply for all Americans by the end of July," Biden said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Friday, President Joe Biden secured a commitment from US ...
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Biden declares Texas a major disaster after winter storms devastated the state

Volunteers load cases of water into the bed of a truck during a mass water distribution at Delmar Stadium on February 19, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in the state of Texas, The White House announced. The declaration will make available federal funding to residents of dozens of Texas counties. Winter storms that began February 11 have devastated Texas, causing power and water outages. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories...
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Sanders says $15 minimum wage not 'incidental' to federal budget as its place in Covid relief bill questioned

Sen. Bernie Sanders argued Saturday that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour isn't "incidental" to the federal budget, despite skepticism from Capitol Hill and the White House of its future in the President's Covid-19 relief package.
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United Airlines says it's investigating the leak of Ted Cruz's Cancun flight information

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., checking into Cancun International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images United Airlines is investigating the leak of Ted Cruz's Cancun flight data. A company executive told Politico that whoever leaked it may be fired. Cruz drew sharp backlash for flying to Cancun as a devastating winter storm ravaged Texas. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. United Airlines is investigating the leak of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's flight ...
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Georgia Republicans seek to end Sunday early voting, a popular election method for Black voters

Jon Ossoff, center, speaks with voters in Atlanta on November 3, 2020. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Georgia Republican lawmakers unveiled a bill that would impose new absentee voting restrictions. The proposed bill would also end early voting on Sundays, a day popular with Black voters. Many state Republicans are also pushing for added photo ID rules and ballot drop box restrictions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. GOP lawmakers in the Georgia House of Representatives on...
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