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Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year.

SEN. PAUL: “Do you support the government intervening to override the parents' consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery...? LEVINE: "Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field."

Capitol Police took precautions prior to the January 6 riot, but there was no credible threat indicating tens of thousands would attack, the acting Capitol Police chief tells House lawmakers

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Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander was the first Black person in the nation to earn a Ph.D. in economics in 1921. Three years later, she earned a law degree and went on to become the first Black woman to pass the Pennsylvania bar and practice law in the state.

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BREAKING: A federal judge just held the Arizona Department of Corrections in contempt for failing to provide adequate medical and mental health care to incarcerated people. The court ordered it to pay a fine of over one million dollars.

President Biden's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour through his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package is facing pushback. CNN's @JohnAvlon  reports on the wage debate.

@Reuters  spoke to more than a dozen people who visited Alexei Navalny or communicated with him during his almost five months in Germany while he recovered from being poisoned in Siberia with a military-grade nerve agent. Here's what they said:

Tech shares led a rout in U.S. stocks while the selloff in global bonds deepened, with the benchmark Treasury yield hitting a one-year high and debt from the U.K. to Australia coming under pressure

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@NancyPelosi  is right — we need to fill the gaps in current civil rights law and pass the . #EqualityActThank  you for being in this fight with us, Madam Speaker.

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Scoops of the Day

Tommy Tiernan's Saturday night chat show, which was due to finish its ten-week run next weekend, has been extended by six weeks

A UN Security Council-imposed arms embargo on the Myanmar junta would signal to the millions of people marching in the streets of Myanmar, risking everything for democracy and freedom, that they are not alone in this struggle. The world stands with them.

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No other group of Americans is as burdened by student loan debt as Black Americans. Cancelling student debt will substantially increase wealth for Black and Latinx families, and would be a critical step in closing the racial wealth gap.

In the span of one year, our country has experienced not one, but three big lies: the pandemic is exaggerated, the election was stolen, and Jan 6 was “festive”. How can the US address any of these effectively when a large portion of the population still believes the lies?

assuming Thune was about 16 or 17 when started earning $6/hour, that would be equivalent to about $25/hour in today’s dollars.

“They need to know that, after 1997, Hong Kong is part of China. They only need to know about that. We don’t want them to analyze anything out of that.”

BTS’s ‘Dynamite’ Ties The Record As The Longest-Charting Song By A Korean Act In Canadian History

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Lindsey Graham to Newsmax: No, I don't think Biden is in charge

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Trump's tax records are now in the hands of New York prosecutors after the Supreme Court denied the former President's efforts to keep them private

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Scoops of the Week

Former New York City police officer implicates NYPD and the FBI in the murder of civil rights leader Malcolm X

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Washington D.C. is pushing for statehood as the Feds turn the Capitol into a fortress

Dr. Fauci says it's possible Americans will need to wear masks in 2022 even as the US may reach "a significant degree of normality" by year's end

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A #California  program intended to improve #COVID_19  #vaccine  availability to people in hard-hit communities of color is being misused by outsiders who are grabbing appointments reserved for residents of underserved Black and Latino areas.

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The Biden @Transition46  is housing undocumented noncitizen children in the same facility Democrats described as "kids in cages" during the Trump Administration.

A strong US government condemnation of the latest Myanmar junta violence. "No one should be harmed for exercising the right to dissent. We are deeply troubled by the fatal shooting of protesters in Mandalay....The military must stop violence against the people of Myanmar."

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At 15 years old, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat nine months before the now-historic Rosa Parks moment. But like many others, her story was excluded from history.

Human rights law permits using lethal force only as a last resort to stop an imminent lethal threat, but in Myanmar's Mandalay on Saturday, "live-streaming videos by residents show the security forces charging down the road, firing directly at people."

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