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Exclusive: Biden to impose South Africa travel ban to combat new COVID-19 variant - sources

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Planes pulling messages like this en route to Mar Largo

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Indeed: Fox News is a hazard to our democracy. It’s time to take the fight to the Murdochs. Here’s how.

ICYMI: A Dutch designer has created gender-neutral card decks

JUST IN: The US CDC is set to require the wearing of masks on all public transportation. (Via Reuters)

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE - A police vehicle in Tacoma, Washington, plowed through a crowd after responding to street racers in the city. Tacoma police said the officer driving the vehicle was afraid that the crowd would ‘break his glass’ after they started pounding on the windows

Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare program

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Dubai-based Indian artist makes a portrait of PM Narendra Modi as Republic Day gift.

Covid: Israel vaccinates 16 to 18-year-olds ahead of exams

#FareedsTake : “Biden's current goal of vaccinating a million people a day is far too modest. He should double that, doing whatever it takes to achieve herd immunity... This will instantly boost America's standing and give the President leverage with everyone."


Scoops of the Day

The Dáil is to consider a motion to increase the penalties for the theft of pets, after 244 dogs were reported stolen in 2020.

JUST IN: Texas man who tweeted about assassinating Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Jan. 6 faces charges in Capitol riot, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Watch | #Farmers  from Nashik march towards Mumbai, in support farmers protesting in Delhi against #FarmLaws 

U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

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Sen. Bernie Sanders says Democrats will use reconciliation “as soon as we possibly can" to pass a Covid-19 relief package, which will allow for a 51 majority vote rather than 60. “What we cannot do is wait weeks and weeks and months and months to go forward,” he says. #CNNSOTU 

The U.S. surpassed 25 million coronavirus cases on Saturday afternoon. About one in every 13 Americans has tested positive.

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President Biden will ask the Labor Dept. to allow for workers who refuse employment out of concerns about health risks to qualify for unemployment benefits.

Fox News is a hazard to our democracy, and getting more extreme. It’s time to take the fight to the Murdochs. Here’s how. ... My column

WATCH: President Joe Biden tells staffers to treat one another with respect or else they will be fired 'on the spot’

Awed by the bravery of Russian citizens today.


Scoops of the Week

When Trump doesn’t wear a mask, it’s the end of the world When Biden doesn’t wear a mask, they have “bigger issues to worry about”

Amanda Gorman, speaking now, when I asked her for her first political memory:

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GOP Leadership in Shambles: @mattgaetz  says RINOs like Liz Cheney and Mitch McConnell are so beholden to corporate money they will do anything to subvert President Trump and the America First movement. #MAGA  #AmericaFirst  #Dobbs 

Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.

Democrats need to treat this relief package (and their legislative agenda) the way McConnell treats Supreme Court nominations: you do what needs to be done to get it done.

Poet Amanda Gorman tells CNN's @andersoncooper  that the Capitol riot inspired her to write a "message of hope, ingenuity and healing"

JUST IN: Washington Post reports that MichaelFlynn's brother, Gen. Charles Flynn, was on the Pentagon call with Capitol Police that resisted their emergency pleas for calling in the National Guard during the Capitol attack. The Army previously denied that Flynn was on the call.

I would rather be without a state than without a voice.