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Millions of monarch butterflies arrive each year in Mexico after travelling, in some cases, thousands of miles from the United States and Canada.
Fri, 02/26/2021 - 02:49

The population of monarch butterflies that migrated south to Mexico to hibernate fell 26% from a year earlier.

Shattered glass is on the ground following a rocket attack in Irbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, on Feb. 15. On Thursday, the U.S. launched airstrikes targeting Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria in response to recent attacks against Americans in Iraq.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:33

The Thursday strikes targeted Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria in response to rocket attacks against Americans in Iraq.

The Senate parliamentarian informed lawmakers that a plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 does not fit the complicated rules that govern budget bills in the Senate.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:13

The Senate parliamentarian informed lawmakers that a plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 does not fit the complicated rules that govern budget bills in the Senate.

TikTok on Wednesday agreed to pay $92 million to settle claims stemming from a class-action lawsuit alleging the app illegally tracked and shared the personal data of users without their consent.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:22

The proposed settlement applies to 89 million TikTok users in the U.S. whose personal data was allegedly tracked and sold to advertisers in violation of state and federal law.

Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman testified on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 15:09

Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told a House committee that phone records prove several immediate requests for military backup were made in the first hour of the Jan. 6 breach.

Former USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert is seen above during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 15:05

John Geddert, 63, who coached the women's gold medal team in the 2012 Summer Olympics, was charged Thursday with two dozen criminal counts. An official says he took his life later the same day.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seen here in July, denies allegations that he sexually harassed former adviser Lindsey Boylan.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:50

Former economic adviser Lindsey Boylan alleges harassing behavior starting in 2016, including an unwanted kiss and a suggestion of strip poker, after being told the governor had a "crush" on her.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., shown here in 2019, is in possession of former President Donald Trump's tax returns.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:17

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president's tax returns and related documents on Monday.

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:59

New Yorker writer Luke Mogelson says many of the insurrectionists he filmed at the Capitol "had no inkling that what they were doing was wrong or suspicion that it could result in any consequences."

Vaccine makers are moving to test booster shots, prompted by new coronavirus variants that have sprung up in South Africa, the U.K. and elsewhere.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:53

In the future, different circumstances will likely determine which vaccine or booster a person receives, based on their antibodies — and which variant is common in their region.

Thousands of Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol following a Stop the Steal rally on Jan. 6. They stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police. Nearly two months later, some 250 rioters are facing charges, including Richard Michetti of Pennsylvania, whose ex-girlfriend turned him in.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:42

Court documents detail the messages Richard Michetti, now facing criminal charges, sent his ex-girlfriend during the insurrection. "If you can't see the election was stolen you're a moron," one reads.

People wait to shop at a Costco in Texas on Feb. 20. Next week's pay increase would put Costco ahead of much of the industry.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:15

Next week's pay increase would put Costco ahead of much of the industry. CEO W. Craig Jelinek said higher pay reduces turnover and boosts productivity.

The Olympic rings displayed outside the National Stadium, a venue for the 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo last year. The Games have been delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:31

The Tokyo Organizing Committee are urging spectators to only clap, not cheer, when the Olympic torchbearers make their way through Japan starting March 25.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2019.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:10

Nikol Pashinyan warned of a military takeover after the army issued a statement demanding he step down following last year's disastrous conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol and National Mall, seen on June 15, 2014.
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:27

The announcement from The White House was included in an executive order that revoked a number of Trump's actions as president. Trump had aimed to promote traditional design for federal buildings.

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