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U.S. approves Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine
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The U.S. cleared Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 shot on Saturday, adding a third vaccine option to the race against the virus.


Joe Biden scores first legislative win as House passes $1.9T COVID-19 relief package
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The House of Representatives passed Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion U.S. coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challenges to using the bill to raise the minimum wage.


New York governor accused of sexual harassment by 2nd former aide
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A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate.


Former Raptor Jeremy Lin says he was called 'coronavirus' while on court
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Warriors G League guard Jeremy Lin shared on social media that he experienced an act of racism on the court. Lin didn't go into specific details about what happened except to reference he had been called "coronavirus" on the court — without saying when or where this happened.


Saudi crown prince approved murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: U.S. intelligence report
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved "and likely ordered" the 2018 murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a U.S. intelligence report released on Friday.


Police crack down on protesters in the streets of Myanmar after military takeover
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Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month's military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to assemble in the country's two biggest cities and elsewhere.


German radio station apologizes after host compares K-pop band BTS to coronavirus
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A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying his choice of words had gone too far but was in no way meant to be "hurtful or racist."


Prince Harry gets fresh about leaving royal duties, living in California
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During an appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden that aired early Friday, Prince Harry said he decided to step away from his work as a front-line member of the royal family to protect his wife and son, as well as his own mental health.


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Report On Khashoggi Killing Prompts Calls For Penalties Against Crown Prince
Lawmakers and journalists are calling on President Biden to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a report found he had approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Dozens Of Kidnapped Nigerian Students Freed; Hundreds Of Others Still Missing
The students, who were taken from a school more than a week ago, say they were beaten by the kidnappers. Police are still looking for hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped Friday.
Myanmar Ambassador Fired After Extraordinary Rebuke Of The Military Before The U.N.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun won praise for his speech denouncing the military coup in Myanmar. Hours later, state TV announced he'd been fired as protests continued for a third straight week.
At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haiti In Which Hundreds Of Inmates Escaped
As of late Friday, more than 200 inmates were still on the run, according to authorities. The outbreak is another setback for a country gripped by political turmoil and gang violence.
Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 100 Million Mark For Infections
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.
Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Defies Military, Calls For Global Action To End Coup
NPR's Scott Simon asks human rights activist Kyaw Win about Myanmar's ambassador to the U.N., who publicly called for international help to overturn the military coup in Myanmar.
Week In Politics: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
The Saudi crown prince may escape punishment for his order to kill a columnist. A pandemic relief package is moving through Congress. Donald Trump remains popular with conservative activists.
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The court of international public opinion long ago found MBS guilty over Khashoggi murder. The US just caught up
There is no mystery in how Jamal Khashoggi died, it was cold-blooded and brutal.
Read: Declassified report on Saudi role in killing of Jamal Khashoggi
The Biden administration on Friday released a long-awaited declassified intelligence report on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
42 people including students abducted last week in Nigeria released
At least 42 people, including students, who were kidnapped last week in an armed raid at a state-run school in Kagara in Niger state, northwest Nigeria, have been released, the vice-principal of the school, Mallam Saidu, told CNN
The worldwide web as we know it may be ending
Over the last year, the worldwide web has started to look less worldwide.
All-male boardrooms are a thing of the past at Britain's top companies
Women now occupy at least one seat on the board of every major British company after a 50% increase in participation rates over five years, according to a report published on Wednesday.
GameStop shares surge more than 100%
GameStop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice for volatility ahead of the closing bell Wednesday. The gaming retailer's stock was priced at $91.71 at market close, up nearly 104% from the previous day.
The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone
Before last year, 28-year-old Meredith Giuliani thought voice notes were "kind of weird," and she mostly stuck to texting. But after the pandemic hit, audio messages became a daily routine for her and many of her friends.
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Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine: FDA approves single-shot jab
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, made by Belgian firm Janssen, is the third jab authorised in the US.
Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial chariot discovery
The ornate discovery was used during festivities and parades almost 2,000 years ago, experts say.
New York Governor Cuomo faces fresh claims of sexual harassment
New York's governor denies wrongdoing and orders an external inquiry after claims by a second ex-aide.
The Florida coffee shop where Trump is king
A look inside a "liberal-free zone" and meeting spot for people on the political right.
Covid vaccine: Germany urged to back AstraZeneca jab for over-65s
A senior German immunologist tells the BBC that his country should reverse its decision on the jab.
Dominican Republic announces plans for Haiti border fence
The 380km barrier will curb the flow of illegal migrants, drugs and stolen vehicles, the president says.
Indian man killed by his own bird during cockfight
The man had tried to stop the bird escaping when he was struck in the groin by a knife on the animal's leg.
LeBron vs Zlatan: Who won the politics bout?
"I will never shut up," James tells Ibrahimovic in political activism spat.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Report On Khashoggi Killing Prompts Calls For Penalties Against Crown Prince
Lawmakers and journalists are calling on President Biden to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a report found he had approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Dozens Of Kidnapped Nigerian Students Freed; Hundreds Of Others Still Missing
The students, who were taken from a school more than a week ago, say they were beaten by the kidnappers. Police are still looking for hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped Friday.
Myanmar Ambassador Fired After Extraordinary Rebuke Of The Military Before The U.N.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun won praise for his speech denouncing the military coup in Myanmar. Hours later, state TV announced he'd been fired as protests continued for a third straight week.
At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haiti In Which Hundreds Of Inmates Escaped
As of late Friday, more than 200 inmates were still on the run, according to authorities. The outbreak is another setback for a country gripped by political turmoil and gang violence.
Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 100 Million Mark For Infections
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.
Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Defies Military, Calls For Global Action To End Coup
NPR's Scott Simon asks human rights activist Kyaw Win about Myanmar's ambassador to the U.N., who publicly called for international help to overturn the military coup in Myanmar.
Week In Politics: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
The Saudi crown prince may escape punishment for his order to kill a columnist. A pandemic relief package is moving through Congress. Donald Trump remains popular with conservative activists.
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Scientists get serious about mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Mixing and matching doses of different COVID-19 vaccines was an idea that scientists dismissed out of hand. Now they're taking it seriously.


Biden stresses unity as he tours storm-ravaged Texas

The Bidens spent the afternoon meeting state and local leaders and touring storm damage.


How a Guatemalan asylum seeker who may lose both hands to Texas frostbite tests Biden's immigration policy

A hospital said an immigrant's hands may be amputated after he was found in the winter storm. Border Patrol told him he'd be sent back home but he is now expected to stay in the U.S.


U.S. airstrike against Iranian-backed militants in Syria was a message from Biden. What comes next?

U.S. airstrike targeting Iranian-backed militants in Syria was meant as a message from President Biden. What message Tehran took away is unclear.


President Nayib Bukele seeks control of Salvadoran congress, which could further erode democracy

President Nayib Bukele's party leads polls in El Salvador's elections Sunday. A win could place more power in his hands amid a shaky democracy.


FDA advisors endorse Janssen's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. health advisors have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.


Israel turns to carrots, and maybe some sticks, to persuade COVID-19 vaccine holdouts

Israel boasts the world's fastest COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with half the population inoculated. Reaching the other half presents challenges.


House passes Biden's $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill

The House has passed a $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief package, but a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the version that lands on Biden's desk.


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Gunmen release 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from boarding school in Nigeria
Pupils kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria alongside members of their family and teachers have been released, an official has confirmed.

Violence returns to streets of Spain after arrest of rapper
Violence has returned to the streets of Spain after a few days of tense calm following the arrest of a rapper.

Trump is making his first public appearance since leaving the White House - and 'has scores to settle'
At a place in downtown Orlando this weekend, Donald Trump still rules America.

Plastic surgeon turns up for Zoom court hearing while in the middle of operating on a patient
A Californian plastic surgeon is being investigated after he attended a virtual court hearing while operating on a patient.

Criticism of elusive group behind the Golden Globes 'mostly stems from jealousy', member says
A member of the elusive group behind the Golden Globes has gone on the record about the way the organisation works - following a slew of accusations that votes can easily be influenced and that it prohibits new members from joining.

'It's one and done': Single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine cleared in the US
US regulators have approved Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID jab, enabling millions more Americans to be vaccinated and setting the vaccine up for additional approvals around the world.

'An exceptional discovery': Ceremonial chariot found in ruins near Pompeii
A ceremonial chariot, complete with bronze decorations and mineralised wood remains, has been discovered in the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii.

Auckland faces seven-day lockdown after COVID case detected
New Zealand's prime minister has announced the country's biggest city, Auckland, will go into a seven-day lockdown after a COVID-19 case was detected.

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Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised millions for the NHS, laid to rest
Captain Sir Tom Moore, the British veteran who raised $45 million for the National Health Service last summer, was laid to rest following a small funeral service Saturday.

FDA approves over-the-counter marketing of Q-collar to protect athletes' brains
The Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a device intended to help athletes reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury Friday.

FDA approves emergency use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Saturday.

3 dead after single-engine plane crash in northern Georgia
Three people died after a single-engine plane crashed just north of Gainesville, Fla., Friday, authorities said.

Vice President Kamala Harris honors 'visionaries' at Black History Month event
Vice President Kamala Harris called Black history makers 'visionaries' Saturday during a virtual celebration of the 40th annual Black History Month.

COVID-19: New Zealand, Palestinian authorities institute new lockdowns
New Zealand and the Palestinian Authority both announced new lockdown policies Saturday as global COVID-19 cases continued a slow decline from January's peak, and the number of deaths fell even further.

Watch: Morgan Freeman pays tribute to Cicely Tyson at AFI event
Morgan Freeman paid tribute to the late screen legend Cicely Tyson at a virtual event for the American Film Institute.

Another Santa Ana event to target Southern California this weekend
Only a handful of days after gusty winds last buffeted portions of Southern California, another Santa Ana event is set to ramp up across the region this weekend.

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WWII Plane Fly-Past Honors Captain Tom Moore at Funeral
The private service was small, attended by just eight members of the veteran's immediate family
Lady Gaga’s Stolen Dogs Recovered After Dog Walker Shot
A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station, said Capt. Jonathan Tippet
Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Slaying of Yale Student
Qinxuan Pan is wanted in the killing of Kevin Jiang, who was found on a New Haven street with multiple gunshot wounds
House Passes President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill
The bill passed on a near party-line 219-212 vote early Saturday
FDA Panel Greenlights First Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson
The FDA committee on vaccines voted unanimously to recommend J&J’s COVID-19 shot
Here’s How Republicans Downplayed the Capitol Riot at CPAC
Republican speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday downplayed the deadly Jan. 6 storming of the United States Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that disrupted the peaceful transfer of power, sidestepping
Working From Home Is Driving Up Our Energy Costs. Should Employers Foot the Bill?
Remote workers have seen an estimated $40-50 monthly increase in their energy costs
How the Texas Winter Storm Disaster Will Shape Joe Biden’s Climate Agenda
Democrats are already using the disaster to illustrate the need for new legislation while many Republicans have relied on old talking points

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