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Recall Newsom Campaign Gathers More Than A Million Signatures, State Report Says

(CNN/CBS13) – The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has now gathered more than a million signatures, according to a new report from the California secretary of state’s office that suggests the effort is still on track as they inch toward a March deadline to qualify for the ballot. Capitalizing on the frustration and anger among California Republicans and small business owners about Newsom’s restrictive stay-at-home orders last year, which were intended to try to stop the spread of the coronav...
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Biden to mark upcoming 500,000 US Covid-19 deaths with candle lighting ceremony Monday

With the US approaching 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, President Joe Biden will mark the grim milestone Monday with a candle lighting ceremony and a moment of silence, the White House said Sunday.
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The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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Biden to hold moment of silence for 500K COVID-19 deaths

President Biden will hold a moment of silence Monday evening for the Americans who have died of coronavirus, the White House said.
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Coronavirus live news: US death toll nears 500,000; England roadmap out of lockdown revealed

Fauci says Americans may still be wearing masks in 2022; UK speeds up vaccination plan; WHO calls on Tanzania to act Fauci laments ‘historic’ Covid toll as US nears 500,000 deathsEngland roadmap out of lockdown revealedUK: changing events could put brakes on recovery roadmap, says ministerIsrael’s use of Covid vaccines in prisoner swap deal sparks rowSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.02am GMT Japan will only receive limited doses of Covid vaccines for the first months of the inoculation rol...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, England, Washington, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Tanzania, Biden, Kamala Harris, Reuters, Pfizer Inc, NHK


The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
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GOP Gov Rules Out Supporting Trump In 2024: ‘He Should Not Define Our Future’

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Sunday swatted down the possibility of throwing his support behind former President Trump's potential 2024 White House comeback bid while arguing that Trump “should not define” the future of the Republican Party. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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Trump and Pence 'departed amicably' and 'they've spoken since' leaving office, former Pence chief of staff says

Then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 29, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Marc Short said that Trump and Pence "departed amicably" from the White House last month. While Trump is slated to speak at CPAC this week, Pence reportedly declined to attend. "The President told the Vice President he did a great job for him," Short said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Marc Short, who served as chief of staff to former ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Donald Trump, Short, Mccarthy, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Democratic Senate, Pence, Schumer, Rose Garden


Johnson unveils Covid lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact first

PM to unveil proposals for England on Monday, with shops and restaurants facing longer waitLockdown easing: key dates and phasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSocial contact with loved ones will take precedence over the reopening of shops and hospitality when Boris Johnson sets out his roadmap for lifting restrictions in England on Monday, with school sports and family picnics offered as a trade-off for a longer closure of retail and restaurants.Johnson will order th...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Lockdown easing in England: key dates and phases in the roadmap

Here is the timetable for easing lockdown in England that the PM will put to MPs on MondayThe lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact firstCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAll schools – primary and secondary – will open from 8 March, despite opposition from the main teaching unions who have called for a staggered reopening. Schools will be allowed to restart outdoor sports matches as well as other outdoor activities. Continue reading...
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Johnson unveils lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact first

PM to unveil proposals for England on Monday, with shops and restaurants facing longer waitLockdown easing: key dates and phasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSocial contact with loved ones will take precedence over the reopening of shops and hospitality when Boris Johnson sets out his roadmap for lifting restrictions in England on Monday, with school sports and family picnics offered as a trade-off for a longer closure of retail and restaurants.Johnson will order th...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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National security adviser says White House has started to communicate with Iran over American hostages

The Biden administration has begun to communicate with Iran over American hostages in the region, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday, calling the issue a "significant priority" for the White House.
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White House says stock-trading tax is worth studying after GameStop frenzy

The White House supports studying the merits of a financial transaction tax — a move favored by progressives and despised by Wall Street — in the wake of the GameStop trading frenzy.
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said letting Trump 'define' the future of the Republican party will 'just further divide our country'

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. AP Photo/Danny Johnston Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the GOP "can't" let former president Donald Trump define the future of the GOP. "He will define our party if we let him define our party," Hutchinson said in an interview with CNN.  Trump is slated to speak at CPAC about the future of the party in Florida.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more...
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White House says stock-trading tax is deserving of studying after GameStop frenzy

The White House supports studying the merits of a financial transaction tax — a move favored by progressives and despised by Wall Street — in the wake of the GameStop trading frenzy.
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An Oath Keepers leader arrested for participating in the Capitol riot said she met with Secret Service and was providing 'security' to legislators and other key figures

Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Both have since been indicted by federal authorities for their roles in the siege on the U.S. Capitol. Picture taken January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo Jessica Watkins of the far-right militia Oath Keepers said she was protect...
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White House begins communications with Iran over American hostages

The White House has begun to communicate with Iran about its detention of US citizens, an official said Sunday. “We have begun to...
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The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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Arkansas' GOP Governor Says He Won't Back a Trump 2024 Bid

Arkansas' Republican governor is making clear he won't back Donald Trump if the former president runs for the White House in 2024.
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DUP leadership starts legal challenge against Northern Ireland protocol

Arlene Foster and senior MPs want new post-Brexit trade arrangements to stop disruption at Irish Sea portsThe leader of the Democratic Unionist party, Arlene Foster, and senior DUP MPs are launching a legal action challenging the Brexit deal’s Northern Ireland protocol.They will be joining other unionists from across the UK in judicial review proceedings unless alternative post-Brexit trade arrangements are put in place that secure their consent. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Northern Ireland, Brexit, Arlene Foster, Irish Sea, DUP, Democratic Unionist, Trade Policy, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


'Utter outrage': White House says US in talks with Iran over detained Americans

President Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, calls the matter a ‘complete and utter outrage’Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said on Sunday the US has begun to communicate with Iran over the detention of American citizens, calling the matter a “complete and utter outrage”.Iran has arrested dozens of dual nationals, including several Americans, in recent years, mostly on espionage charges. Human rights activists accuse Tehran of trying to use the detentions to ...
Tags: White House, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Biden, Tehran, Jake Sullivan, Biden Administration


UK's anti-terror chief urges rights groups not to boycott Prevent review

Neil Basu says move to protest appointment of William Shawcross could harm processBritain’s best chance of reducing terrorist violence risks being damaged amid a huge backlash to the government’s choice of William Shawcross to lead a review of Prevent, the country’s top counter-terrorism officer has told the Guardian.Assistant commissioner Neil Basu’s comments came after key human rights and Muslim groups announced a boycott of the official review of Prevent, which aims to stop Britons being rad...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Police, Islamic State, UK News, Home Office, UK security and counter-terrorism, Amnesty International, Muslim, Counter-terrorism policy, Metropolitan Police, Far Right, Priti Patel, William Shawcross


Equity must defend members’ interests | Letter

Tam Dean Burn says he and many other members of the union for actors and other creative workers have no confidence in the leadership of their Brexit-supporting general secretaryI write in the name of 140 Equity trade union members who support the letter sent to the prime minister (Stars including Sir Ian McKellen urge changes to visa rules for artists, 16 February). The post-Brexit situation we face working in Europe is disastrous, with a shift from no visa regulations across the EU to individua...
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UK's anti-terror chief fears rights group boycott threatens Prevent review

Neil Basu says move to protest appointment of William Shawcross could harm processBritain’s best chance of reducing terrorist violence risks being damaged amid a huge backlash to the government’s choice of William Shawcross to lead a review of Prevent, the country’s top counter-terrorism officer has told the Guardian.Assistant commissioner Neil Basu’s comments came after key human rights and Muslim groups announced a boycott of the official review of Prevent, which aims to stop Britons being rad...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Police, Islamic State, UK News, Home Office, UK security and counter-terrorism, Amnesty International, Muslim, Counter-terrorism policy, Metropolitan Police, Far Right, Priti Patel, William Shawcross


UK's top counter-terror officer backs Prevent amid row over review

Neil Basu urges rights groups not to boycott process led by Priti Patel’s pick, William ShawcrossBritain’s best chance of reducing terrorist violence risks being damaged amid a huge backlash to the government’s choice of William Shawcross to lead a review of Prevent, the country’s top counter-terrorism officer has told the Guardian.Assistant commissioner Neil Basu’s comments came after key human rights and Muslim groups announced a boycott of the official review of Prevent, which aims to stop Br...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Police, Islamic State, UK News, Home Office, UK security and counter-terrorism, Amnesty International, Muslim, Counter-terrorism policy, Metropolitan Police, Far Right, Priti Patel, William Shawcross


Trump's DC hotel restaurant had a seven-step process for serving him a Diet Coke: report

Donald Trump drinks a Diet Coke at the Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York in 2016. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images When dining at the BLT steakhouse in Washington DC, Trump was served with precision. Waiters had to follow a seven-step process for serving Diet Cokes, according to Washingtonian. Trump reportedly ate the same meal every time he visited the restaurant. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When former President Donald Trump ventured outsi...
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Facebook bans Burma military

Facebook today removed the main page of Burma's military [Reuters], following the Tatmadaw's deposal and imprisonment of the civilian leadership. "In line with our global policies, we've removed the Tatmadaw True News Information Team Page from Facebook for repeated violations of our Community Standards prohibiting incitement of violence and coordinating harm," a Facebook representative said in a statement. — Read the rest
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The complicated legacy of Rush Limbaugh

I hate beets. I think they taste awful. There’s nothing you pro-beet people can say that will change my mind. That beets are versatile, a natural sweetener and nutritious, means nothing to me. For millions of you, Rush Limbaugh was like beets. You hated him. Even if you never listened to him. I am conflicted about Rush. Having spent a quarter century on the radio myself, ad-libbing commentary in real time, often on highly-charged and controversial subject matter, it’s impossible for me not to be...
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