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NewsweekMar 01, 2021
Donald Trump's CPAC Speech Transcript in Full—Ex-President on GOP, Biden and Facebook
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Trump continued his baseless claim that the 2020 election had been stolen from him and alluded to a possible 2024 presidential run.

As Donald Trump Asserts Dominance of GOP, Super PAC Launches to Shield His Republican Foes (Newsweek)
Nikki Haley Praises 'Strong' Donald Trump CPAC Speech After Doubting Role in Future of GOP (Newsweek)

NewsweekMar 01, 2021
Who Is Taylor Simone Ledward? Chadwick Boseman's Widow Praised for Golden Globes Speech
"He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you're meant to be doing at this moment in history," Ledward said.

Golden Globes 2021: Viewers Call Out Double Standard as Some Men Dress Down for Ceremony (Newsweek)

NPR Topics: NewsMar 01, 2021
To Help Farmworkers Get COVID-19 Tests And Vaccine, Build Trust And A Safety Net
Getting COVID-19 tests and vaccine to essential workers on commercial farms and in meatpacking plants requires more than a pop-up clinic miles away. A positive test can be financially devastating.

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 01, 2021
The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes
Amid deeply moving moments (like the speech by Chadwick Boseman's widow), there were technical difficulties and the strange sight of long-distance hosts pretending to be on the same stage.

BBC Front PageMar 01, 2021
Covid-19: Brazil variant case in England hunted by officials
The whereabouts of one infected person is unknown, as they did not give their full contact details.

UK hunts for missing person infected with Covid variant first detected in Brazil (CNBC World News)

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 01, 2021
Is Hong Kong's Security Law Bad for China?
The president may be putting personal ambition ahead of his country's best interests.

ABC NewsMar 01, 2021
US begins rollout of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine
Johnson & Johnson commenced the rollout of its one-dose coronavirus vaccine Monday to distribution centers and pharmacies across the country.

FT.com - EuropeMar 01, 2021
Hong Kong protesters defy ban to show support for detained leaders
Demonstrators gather outside court after 47 charged in biggest sweep under new security law

CNBC World NewsMar 01, 2021
4 charts show how the UK's coronavirus vaccine rollout is starting to work
The first real-world data from the U.K.'s inoculation program has given an insight into how effective vaccines have been against Covid-19.

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 01, 2021
Johnson & Johnson Will Test its Vaccine in Infants
The company's coming trials will also involve pregnant women and people whose immune systems are compromised.

BBC Front PageMar 01, 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi seen for first time since coup
Ms Suu Kyi's appearance follows the deadliest day of protests yet, after 18 people died on Sunday.

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 01, 2021
What We Know About Gov. Cuomo's Sexual Harassment Claims
Two former state employees have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, prompting calls for an independent investigation.

Cuomo Under Fire Over Sexual Harassment Allegations (Int'l Herald Tribune)

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 01, 2021
Distanced Golden Globes Honor Hollywood
"Nomadland" and "Borat" had big nights for film and "The Crown" for TV. But the highlight of the night was Chadwick Boseman's win for best actor.

Golden Globes: Ben Stiller's baked trophy and 8 other highlights (BBC Front Page)

CNBC World NewsMar 01, 2021
Japan's Nikkei 225 jumps more than 2%; data show China factory activity growth slowed in February
Both the official as well the Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index showed manufacturing activity growth slowing in February.

NewsweekMar 01, 2021
Iran Refuses U.S. Nuclear Talks As Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf, Syria and Iraq
Israel has accused Iran of a fresh attack on commercial shipping in the Gulf of Oman as the U.S. and Iran remain in a nuclear stalemate.

NYTimes GlobalMar 01, 2021
Cuomo in Crisis, Republicans Emerging: Updates From New York's Mayoral Race
Several major candidates called for an investigation into Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, as two Republicans vied for key endorsements.

BBC News Front Page | WorldMar 01, 2021
Woods thankful as top golfers show support by wearing his trademark red and black
Tiger Woods expresses his gratitude after male and female golfers show their support for the 15-time major winner on Sunday.

NewsweekMar 01, 2021
Biden's Bailout Package Would Make Him Job Killer in Chief | Opinion
This historic combination of job-killing measures all imposed at once ultimately will hurt those it intends to help.

The UN Should Protect Human Rights, Not Human Rights Abusers | Opinion (Newsweek)
This Hand and That Hand: The Biden Administration on Iran | Opinion (Newsweek)

FT.com - EuropeMar 01, 2021
Global stocks rally as bond markets stabilise after sell-off
Australia's central bank boosts bond purchases to quell rout in debt market

BBC Front PageMar 01, 2021
What are the Brazil, South Africa and UK variants and will vaccines work?
More cases are being found in the UK, including a variant first seen in Brazil.

CBC Top StoriesMar 01, 2021
The optimism paradox: Why good news has rattled markets
A global rout in markets, a sell-off in bonds, all due to the prospect of a strengthening economy? The explanation involves the uncertainty of where interest rates go from here if a post-COVID-19 economy gets cooking. 

European markets bounce, following global rally as Treasury yields fall; Stoxx 600 up 1.7% (CNBC World News)

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 01, 2021
Thousands of Farmworkers Are Prioritized for the Coronavirus Vaccine
A landmark initiative in California is taking vaccines to the fields, targeting an immigrant work force that is at high risk for Covid-19. Many of the workers are undocumented, raising questions about whether they should have priority.

BBC Front PageMar 01, 2021
Covid-19: Hunt for Brazilian variant, and extra money for vaccine rollout
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Monday morning.

NYTimes GlobalMar 01, 2021
How Pro-Trump Forces Pushed a Lie About Antifa at the Capitol Riot
On social media, on cable networks and even in the halls of Congress, supporters of Donald J. Trump tried to rewrite history in real time, pushing the fiction that left-wing agitators were to blame for the violence on Jan. 6.

NPR Topics: NewsMar 01, 2021
Texas Energy Co-Op Files For Bankruptcy After Storm, High Bill
Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc.'s cites a massive bill from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas as the reason for the bankruptcy filing.

ABC NewsMar 01, 2021
Biden to meet with Mexican president amid migration issues
The pair will discuss migration, the coronavirus and economic cooperation.

Biden to Discuss Border and Other Issues With Mexican President (NYTimes Global)

CNN WorldMar 01, 2021
Suu Kyi hit with another charge as defiant protesters return to streets
Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with another charge Monday, as protesters returned to the streets in a show of defiance following the deadliest day since the military seized power in a coup in early February.

CNBC World NewsMar 01, 2021
Dow futures rise more than 200 points as the 10-year Treasury yield declines
Last week, stocks were pressured by rising interest rates.

NewsweekMar 01, 2021
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Vaccines, COVID and Dr. Fauci: 'I Read the Science'
The late senator's son discussed his skepticism about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, called Dr. Fauci "an abject failure," and shared the vaccine advice he'd give his mother. NewsGuard annotated and fact-checked his comments.

NPR Topics: NewsFeb 28, 2021
At Least 18 Killed By Myanmar Security Forces In Deadliest Day Since Coup
Myanmar's military junta has increased its use of violence against peaceful protesters. At least 18 were killed Sunday, the deadliest day yet since the military took power earlier this month.

Military Crackdown in Myanmar Escalates With Killing of Protesters (Int'l Herald Tribune)

FT.com - EuropeFeb 28, 2021
Coronavirus latest: Households save £18.5bn in a single month of UK lockdown
In his twilight years, the question of what happens to the Murdoch media dynasty still seems to involve a family struggle

NPR Topics: NewsFeb 28, 2021
Trump Blasts Biden In His 1st Speech Since Leaving Office
In his keynote CPAC address, the former president said his successor had "the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history."

MSNBC Int'l NewsFeb 28, 2021
Protesters shot dead in Myanmar police crackdown
A police crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Myanmar left at least 18 people dead Sunday. Footage uploaded to social media showed police firing live rounds at protesters, who have been marching for weeks against a military coup.

Myanmar police intensify violence against anti-coup protests (Christian Science Monitor--world)
Myanmar coup: Deadliest day of protests as police open fire (BBC Front Page)

CBC Top StoriesFeb 28, 2021
What Trudeau said about vaccines, Saudi Arabia and Keystone XL on NBC's Meet the Press
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commended U.S. President Joe Biden on getting the United States to re-engage with its allies during a wide-ranging interview on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that touched on everything from COVID-19 vaccines, Saudi Arabia and the Keystone XL pipeline.

ABC NewsFeb 28, 2021
US still open to Iran nuclear talks after Iran's rejection
Tehran rejected an EU invitation to meet with the U.S. and other participants.

Iran rejects informal nuke talks with U.S. and EU, insists Biden drop sanctions first (CNBC World News)

NYT Middle EastFeb 28, 2021
Saudi Prince Approved Khashoggi's Death, U.S. Report Says
But the Biden administration stopped short of directly penalizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, calculating that the risk of damaging American interests was too great.

In Confronting Saudi Arabia, Biden Tiptoes With a Close Ally (Int'l Herald Tribune)

CBC Top StoriesFeb 28, 2021
Canadian officials denounce violence as Myanmar protests turn deadly
The latest and deadliest crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar, following a military coup earlier this month, has met with condemnation from the Canadian Embassy in the country's largest city, Yangon.

CNN WorldFeb 28, 2021
At least 18 people killed during Myanmar protests, UN says
At least 18 people were killed and more than 30 injured in Myanmar on Sunday as police and military forces "confronted peaceful demonstrations," the UN Human Rights Office said.

BBC Front PageFeb 28, 2021
Canelo to fight Britain's Saunders in May after beating Yildirim
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez beat Avni Yildirim to set up a world title unification fight with Britain's Billy Joe Saunders on 8 May.

CBC Top StoriesFeb 28, 2021
New York governor admits to 'insensitive' conduct amid calls for sexual harassment investigation
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behaviour with women had been "misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation," and said he would cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the state's attorney general.

BBC Front PageFeb 28, 2021
CPAC: Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives
The former US president hints at another run in 2024 as he returns to the political stage.

BBC News Front Page | WorldFeb 28, 2021
'100% nailed-on penalty' - Solskjaer fears referees are being swayed by 'outside influences'
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side should have had a "100% nailed-on" penalty in the goalless draw with Chelsea and blames "outside influences" for it not being given.

NewsweekFeb 28, 2021
Cuomo Agrees to More Independent Investigation Into Harassment Allegations After Calls Mount
"The governor's office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach," Beth Garvey, special counsel and senior advisor to the governor, said in a statement Sunday.

WH Press Secretary Calls Cuomo Sexual Harassment Allegations 'Serious' and 'Hard to Read' (Newsweek)

NYTimes GlobalFeb 28, 2021
Recent Texas Storm Seen as Possible Superspreader
Experts say the impact of the storm, which forced people to huddle together to seek warmth, could lead to more virus cases. Here's the latest on Covid-19.

NPR Topics: NewsFeb 28, 2021
A Chapter In U.S. History Often Ignored: The Flight Of Runaway Slaves To Mexico
As the U.S. Treasury considers putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill to honor her role in the northbound underground railroad, there is new attention to the often-overlooked southbound route.

BBC News Front Page | WorldFeb 28, 2021
Hong Kong charges 47 activists in largest use yet of new security law
The pro-democracy figures are accused of "subversion" under the controversial security legislation.

UN WomenFeb 18, 2021
Take five: "Women should lead the conversation on gender equality"
Hayat Mirshad is a 32-year-old Lebanese feminist, human rights activist and gender, communications and advocacy expert. As co-founder of the feminist collective FE-MALE in Lebanon, she advocates against discriminatory gender norms and policies and works closely with UN Women's Men and Women for Gender Equality programme funded by the Government of Sweden. The programme works to change behaviours and social norms for gender equality in the Arab States. Mirshad is also a member of UN Women's Gender Innovation Agora and was recognized as one of the BBC's 100 most inspiring and influential women of 2020 for her activism on women's rights. In this interview, she shares her journey of fighting gender inequity and explains how to rally for wide-reaching and sustainable impact.
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