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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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The Federal Police Commissioner has told the Prime Minister that MP's must report sexual assault allegations to police, saying that if they don't, they could be committing a crime. | @vanOnselenP  #auspol 

Myanmar, like Egypt, shows how a military's broad involvement in the economy stifles economic growth. Militaries tend to be more interested in extracting revenue to fund repression than in developing the economy. Time to sanction the junta's businesses.

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Pro-military protesters gesture as they take part in a rally in Yangon on February 25, 2021 - @AFP 

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Meet the 29-year-old cancer survivor who is set to become the youngest American to go to space.

Pfizer Covid vaccine 94% effective, study of 1.2m people finds

"Higher #fuelprices  not only impact passengers who use cars and bikes, but also affect cost of manufacturing, transport and hence businesses," says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. (Image: @RBI  Live)

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I can't get over how backfooted Republicans are right now on the central questions of political economy. It's wild.

SHEEP SALON: A wild sheep found in a forest in Australia had over 77lbs of fleece removed by rescuers.

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Scoops of the Day

#BREAKING Johnson & Johnson vaccine highly effective against severe Covid, including S. Africa, Brazil variants: US FDA

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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.

Confirmed: President Biden intends to appoint Ron Stroman, Anton Hajjar and Amber McReynolds to the three seats that remain open on the USPS Board of Governors.

A wild and ailing sheep found in a forest in Australia, named Baarack by rescuers, has yielded a fleece weighing more than 35 kilograms - nearly half the weight of an adult kangaroo - after being shorn for the first time in years

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It's weird how the media is like "don't listen to these doctors giving a press conference about Hydroxychloroquine" And then they are like, "yo get medical advice from this wealthy businessman with no medical background because he sells computer operating systems"

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?

Tucker Carlson stands up for white supremacists the way Donald Trump stands up for sex offenders and pedophiles. Why is that? @chipfranklin  and @ReallyAmerican1  have the answer: #TuckerIsABigot 

Hell of an opening to this piece on the South Dakota AG scandal.

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This is both anecdotal and early, but many long covid survivors are feeling significantly better after receiving their first vaccine dose. Including me. Fascinating.

BTS made their debut on MTV's Unplugged on Tuesday night and played some of their greatest hits. The international K-pop sensation also performed a cover of Coldplay's 2005 hit single "Fix You."

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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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A telling moment. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to President Biden just now: "U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years."

It's not enough that the Myanmar police have the shields and helmets and trucks. Now they are using lethal force to suppress protests against the military coup. Two killed and 40+ injured today by live police bullets in Mandalay.

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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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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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NEW: There are some disastrous aspects of what went wrong with security on Jan. 6, but it all seemed to culminate in this 2:28 p.m. conference call, when the Pentagon heard pleas for help — and didn't respond for hours. Per Sund:

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“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Watch end of video to see courage and beauty of a remarkable physics teacher

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.

Biden signs major disaster declaration for 77 Texas counties, plans to visit the state next week

NYT: My savings is gone,” said Scott Willoughby, a 63-year-old Army vet who lives on SocSec in a Dallas suburb. He nearly emptied his savings to pay the $16,752 electric bill charged to his cc-70x what he usually pays for all of his utilities combined. “...t’s broken me.”

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