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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is lifting the state's mask mandate and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100%. Abbott, a Republican, said the mandates are no longer needed due to advancements of vaccines and therapeutics to protect against COVID-19. read more


The case was the court's first on the key remaining provision of the Voting Rights Act in the context of voting restrictions. read more


The FBI views the Jan. 6 Capitol siege as an act of domestic terrorism, director Christopher Wray testified in his opening statement Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. read more


Thirteen people were killed and several others were seriously injured after an SUV carrying 25 people collided with a big rig in Imperial County Tuesday morning, according to officials. read more


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. read more


Ishaan Tharoor: The ex-president was a polarizing figure, a firebrand who relished in ruffling the feathers of opponents to the left. At home, he demonized immigrants and ethnic minorities and aped the rhetoric of the far right. read more


President Joe Biden is expected to announce Tuesday that Merck & Co. will partner with Johnson & Johnson to help manufacture J&J's coronavirus vaccine, administration officials familiar with the matter said, increasing production capacity as the third authorized shot begins going into arms. read more


Democrats' hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as the Senate prepared to debate its own version of the House-passed aid package. read more


Six Dr. Seuss books will stop being published due to racist and insensitive imagery, Dr. Seuss Enterprises told AP in a statement released Tuesday on the anniversary of the late author's birthday. read more


A Medina County judge is out of jail and facing serious election fraud-related charges stemming from an unspecified incident. read more


Trump is being investigated by five different agencies that answer to their constituents and the American people not to him or his employees. read more


The Senate voted 64-33 on Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as President Biden's education secretary. read more


Monday, March 01, 2021

The total number of people in the US who've received at least one dose, including during the Trump administration, now stands at 76.9 million, according to Johns Hopkins. read more


Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) sent a letter on Monday calling on President Biden's director of national intelligence to declassify and release intelligence on an alleged Russian campaign to pay bounties to the Taliban to target U.S. troops, Politico reports. read more


Right-wing social media network Gab appears to have suffered an extensive data breach. According to Wired, a self-proclaimed hacktivist who goes by the handle "JaXpArO" obtained more than 70GB of data on the platform's users through a SQL injunction vulnerability. read more


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