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The Senate moved the $1.9 trillion Covid bill closer to law. Here's what comes first and what relief to expect.

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 20:42:28 GMT

Senate passage of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill on Saturday brought the massive legislation one step closer to law.

Owe back taxes? You may not get a stimulus check

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 14:00:28 GMT

Schumer takes a swipe at McConnell following Senate's vote

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:42:42 GMT

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer addresses the media following the Senate's vote to pass the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package

Analysis: Biden asks for faith in US democracy

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 18:47:49 GMT

• Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back

Here's what's in the Senate stimulus plan

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 21:23:13 GMT

'Help is on the way': Biden on Senate passing relief plan

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 20:02:05 GMT

President Joe Biden gives remarks after the Senate passed his $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan by a 50-49 vote.

How Democrats miscalculated Manchin and later won him back

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 16:41:51 GMT

It was Friday afternoon, and President Joe Biden was on the phone with Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who felt blindsided by his party leaders and now was at risk of defecting and effectively torpedoing a central pillar of the White House's domestic agenda.

Analysis: So, what's the point of ever leaving home again?

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 13:42:58 GMT

Everything is a risk.

Coronavirus variant is 'increasing exponentially' as the US races to vaccinate

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 20:54:43 GMT

• Governors defend easing restrictions as health officials warn Americans to stay vigilant • Wall Street Journal: Russian disinformation working to undermine US vaccine confidence

Biden signs executive order expanding voting access

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 19:11:22 GMT

• US marks 'Bloody Sunday' amid a quest to identify the 600 souls who risked it all

New York state senate majority leader calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:49:55 GMT

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is now calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who faces escalating pressure to step aside from members of his own party.

Switzerland narrowly votes to ban face covering in public -- with these exceptions

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 17:52:20 GMT

Swiss voters have approved a ban on full facial coverings including niqab and burqa in nearly all public places in a closely contested referendum on Sunday.

Lawmaker fires back at Tucker Carlson's QAnon spin

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 00:17:17 GMT

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) weighs in on Fox News host Tucker Carlson calling QAnon supporters "gentle people." Quigley was at the Capitol on January 6 when a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leaving five dead and dozens injured.

Police officers injured breaking up large gathering in Colorado

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:52:49 GMT

Three SWAT officers were injured Saturday while responding to a large gathering near the University of Colorado Boulder, the Boulder Police Department said on Twitter.

Unlicensed NYC warehouse club with more than 100 partygoers shut down

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 20:55:21 GMT

New York City deputies shut down an illegal warehouse party in Queens overnight Saturday, clearing more than 100 people inside, the New York City Sheriff's Office says.

Fareed Zakaria: Biden sending message to Americans and the world

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 19:20:19 GMT

Fareed Zakaria gives his take on the massive ramp-up of vaccines under President Joe Biden, who has marshaled the full power of the federal government to fight Covid-19.

Here's why the US has the most tornadoes

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 14:07:53 GMT

• Weather events have meteorologists concerned about a 2011 repeat

Stelter: Maybe it's not a very happy 90th birthday for Rupert Murdoch

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 17:08:24 GMT

CNN's Brian Stelter ponders about the future of Fox News and the Murdoch family as its patriarch, Rupert Murdoch, approaches 90 years old.

Equatorial Guinea blasts kill more than 12

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:43:28 GMT

Explosions in Equatorial Guinea killed more than a dozen people and injured hundreds on Sunday, according to the Central African country's health ministry.

Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 19:10:32 GMT

Apple is no longer making the iMac Pro, once the most-powerful computer the company offered.

Bruno Mars defends himself against cultural appropriation accusations

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 22:39:09 GMT

Bruno Mars has responded to accusations that he appropriates Black culture in his musical work.

Analysis: It's time to cancel talk of 'cancel culture'

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 12:46:18 GMT

What, exactly is cancel culture?

Opinion: Look at all the GOP wants to cancel

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 20:41:29 GMT

Another day, another chorus of hysterical cries from the GOP that the Democrats are trying to cancel something. This week we saw GOP elected officials and Fox News in full conniption mode falsely claiming that Democrats wanted to cancel Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head. The reality, though, is that it's the GOP that is the party of cancel culture.

See Sacha Baron Cohen's hilarious segment on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:18:52 GMT

Comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen revealed his fictional Covid-19 vaccine side business during a segment on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!."

Woman's bathroom discovery compared to iconic '90s horror film

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:45:40 GMT

Woman finds something weird behind her bathroom mirror. Tells all in viral TikTok videos. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the "hole" story.

Analysis: How Republicans misunderstand the 2020 turnout story

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 17:07:29 GMT

Numerous Republican state legislatures are trying to pass new voter restriction legislation (e.g. limiting absentee and early voting). Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress are trying to pass laws that expand access to the ballot box.

Jenna Dewan celebrates her 'little angel baby'

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 18:00:51 GMT

Jenna Dewan celebrated her baby boy's first birthday in a heartwarming Instagram post, where she said her son brought with him "pure joy."

Origin of golden Trump statue revealed

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 01:31:46 GMT

The golden statue of former President Donald Trump unveiled at CPAC and celebrated by supporters originally came from China, not Mexico as the artist initially said.

Covid rules keep 2 players out of NBA All-Star Game

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 18:11:30 GMT

Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were pulled from the NBA All-Star Game Sunday due to the league's Covid-19 protocols.

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World waits for a made-for-TV bombshell, as Harry and Meghan sit down with Oprah

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 22:11:20 GMT

How to watch | Timeline: Tracking the palace rift

Opinion: Harry, Meghan and the power of their story

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 14:31:26 GMT

Among journalists in Queen Victoria's England, Walter Bagehot was a central figure. Not only did he marry well -- to the daughter of the Economist's founder, whose death installed Bagehot in the editor's chair -- he also wrote a classic study of British government, "The English Constitution."

Princess Diana's chief of staff weighs in on Harry and Meghan's royal rift

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 17:30:38 GMT

Patrick Jephson, Princess Diana's private secretary and chief of staff, says it's important to remember the royals are also people — and that 'there's a lot of blame to go around' for the current rift.

Opinion: Harry and Meghan expose palace hypocrisy

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 21:32:03 GMT

If you've ever pondered the merits of going into business with your husband's grandmother, the events of the last week may have given you pause.

Sex, Nazis and da Vinci: The hidden history of Italian rice

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:27:49 GMT

It was the movie that added sex appeal to the gritty neorealist film period and made a star out of actress Silvana Mangano.

The ancient process that gives mozzarella its name

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 18:58:15 GMT

Stanley Tucci visits one of Italy's greatest cheese makers to see him work his magic with mozzarella. Watch "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The tragedy behind Italy's famous sauce

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:07:26 GMT

What's Italy's best pasta sauce? That's the kind of question that can start a fight in the home of spaghetti and tortellini.

The 2,000-year history of Italy's favorite dish

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 17:51:06 GMT

What first springs to mind when you think of Italy?

Swimmer takes the art of leaping out of water to new heights

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 20:26:12 GMT

Egyptian swimmer Omar Sayed Shaaban soared to success when he set a new record for the highest jump out of water while wearing a monofin.

Paris Hilton gets an apology from Sarah Silverman

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:09:58 GMT

All is well now between Paris Hilton and Sarah Silverman.

Watch SpaceX Mars prototype rocket nail landing, explode on pad

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 13:54:18 GMT

SpaceX's Starship prototype, the SN10, successfully landed for the first time during a test flight. Minutes later the rocket exploded on its landing pad.

Three dads, a baby and the legal battle to get their names added to a birth certificate

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 17:51:24 GMT

Meet Ian Jenkins and his partners, Alan and Jeremy.

Elon Musk lost $27 billion last week

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 21:58:54 GMT

Elon Musk's net worth plunged last week as tech stocks got hammered and Tesla shares' stunning rise quickly unraveled.

Tesla is about to unveil an updated Cybertruck

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 16:25:18 GMT

More than a year since Tesla unveiled the first version of the Cybertruck, the company has been mostly silent about plans for its highly anticipated electric pickup.

You can buy the first-ever tweet. The current bid: $2.5 million

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 20:56:02 GMT

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is selling the first-ever published tweet as an NFT, a kind of digital collector's item.

Why Apple, Sephora and Nordstrom are jumping on this trend to pull in shoppers

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 15:00:22 GMT

As the pandemic drags on, big chains like Target and Nordstrom are looking for ways to keep consumers coming back to their stores.

We diced and sliced with 11 top kitchen knives to find the best set

Top sales to shop this weekend: Overstock, Converse, and more

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:32:23 GMT

20 unique Amazon products you'll want to buy right now

The essentials every actually dog needs, according to a vet

We tested top-rated pour-over coffee makers: 3 stood out

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:32:59 GMT

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The makers of Always Pan dropped a Persian-inspired set

Sheertex's 'unrippable' tights are expensive, but totally worth it

Combat boots are a wardrobe staple: Here are 16 reviewers loved

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Disturbing tweets from GOPers disputing Biden win

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 15:46:33 GMT

What should happen if the public words and actions of members of Congress helped contribute to the attack on the US Capitol on January 6?

SE Cupp: Living in the stupidest of times

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:37:18 GMT

CNN's SE Cupp offers her take on Republicans' and right-wing media's fixation on culture wars while many Americans are still struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Safe water -- it's what women want

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 15:47:55 GMT

Of the many indirect consequences of Covid-19, growing gender inequality is an area of grave concern where the world is falling grievously behind. While women labor at the frontlines, comprising 70% of the world's healthcare workers, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), they are also leaving the workforce at a much higher rate than men, and doing over three-quarters of all unpaid care work, including the care of children.

A year in the life of a 'super' man

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 17:16:37 GMT

The stretch of Grand Avenue where Onesimo Garcia works in Brooklyn is not exactly grand. It's a desolate warehouse street, in the shadow of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, where cars roar overhead. There's a monolithic self-storage place on one end of the block and a trio of empty warehouses on the other, waiting to be demolished. It's a street where film crews like to stage scenes of drug deals going down. It has that look — all grit and graffiti. But there's also a tiny garden, growing in a square of dirt carved out of the sidewalk, where sunflowers and roses bloom in the summer.

Why Democrats may regret the Covid relief bill

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:09:02 GMT

The US Senate is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill in the coming days before it heads to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law. This may seem like a major win for the new administration and congressional Democrats, but it's actually a Pyrrhic victory -- one that they may come to regret in the weeks and months ahead.

Who pays the price for climate crisis

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 16:28:53 GMT

President Joe Biden wasted no time after assuming office in taking unprecedented steps to advance women's equality within his own administration. With Kamala Harris as the vice president of the United States, a record number of women serving in the Cabinet and a new White House Gender Policy Council working to integrate women's interests across domestic, economic and foreign policy, this is a historic start.

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