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Texas Rolling Blackouts Are Anything But, Mayor Says

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| Amid gripping cold, millions in Texas are in the dark. "When you've not had power for 3 1/2 days ... you begin to question whether [blackouts] are rolling at all," says Mansfield Mayor Michael Evans.

Florida Governor Accused Of 'Playing Politics' With COVID-19 Vaccine

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At a COVID-19 vaccination event near an upscale retirement community, Gov. Ron DeSantis had to answer questions about whether he's favoring some communities over others.

What Will Tesla's New German Gigafactory Mean For Germany's Auto Industry?

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The electric automaker plans to start building cars outside Berlin this summer, threatening to upend Germany's traditional combustion engine car culture. It's Tesla's first European production site.

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Amy Cooper, White Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher, Has Charge Dismissed

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Amy Cooper had been facing a charge of falsely reporting an incident to police, after she told them Christian Cooper, who is not related to her, threatened her in a New York City park. He did not.

New York Governor Defends Temporarily Withholding Nursing Home Coronavirus Data

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In prioritizing a Department of Justice request over one from state lawmakers, Cuomo says a "void" of information was created. But all the numbers reported were accurate, he said.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes History As WTO's First African And Female Leader

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As she takes the helm of the World Trade Organization, the former Nigerian finance minister faces challenges from COVID-19 response to navigating trade frictions between the U.S. and China.

Fauci Awarded $1 Million Israeli Prize For 'Speaking Truth To Power' Amid Pandemic

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The prize committee said Dr. Anthony Fauci, long-time head of the United States' leading infectious diseases research institute, "is the consummate model of leadership and impact in public health."

As Addiction Deaths Surge, Profit-Driven Rehab Industry Faces 'Severe Ethical Crisis'

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Many drug rehab programs use aggressive sales techniques, price-gouge patients and provide substandard care. The system often pushes people struggling with addiction into debt, but not recovery.

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States Can Forgive Unemployment Overpayments, But Missouri Demands People Pay Up

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More than 46,000 Missourians have received letters demanding repayment. The state says it paid out more than $150 million last year to people who it later determined weren't eligible for the benefits.

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