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The House is poised to pass Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus. Here's what is moving markets

I respect EC's decision, but why break-up the districts. South 24 Parganas is our stronghold, voting there will be held in 3 different phases. Has this been done as per Modi and Shah's convenience?: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on poll schedule

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Gunmen abduct 317 schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria as security collapses

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BREAKING: Health Canada has approved use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for millions more inoculations. Canada has secured access to 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Bharat Biotech confirms deal with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of COVAXIN vaccine

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“I want to thank everybody who supported me," Activist Nodeep Kaur said on being released on bail from Karnal jail

Bitcoin set for worst week since March as riskier assets sold off

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British Airways parent IAG posts a $9 billion operating loss in 2020 and says it can’t provide an outlook

Google's Street View images are usually fairly old, but the ones out of Myanmar are bang up to date. "WE DON'T WANT MILITARY COUP," reads the sign at Yangon's Hledan intersection, where police fired at pro-democracy protesters earlier today.

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Scoops of the Day

Today Biden approved an airstrike in Syria & the Senate parliamentarian shot down federal minimum wage hike through reconciliation. Dems can overrule her but Biden doesn’t want to. Dems will lose everything in the midterms & possibly the next general. And they’ll deserve it.

House passes the Equality Act to extend federal protections for LGBTQ Americans, bill now moves to Senate

“Climate change affects all of us… We want to learn more and we hope our fans do too” K-pop superstars Blackpink raising awareness about climate change

The House of Representatives has passed the Equality Act. The legislation would provide the most comprehensive LGBTQ+ protections in American history.

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Watch | Congress MP #ShashiTharoor  pulls an autorickshaw as a mark of protest against rising fuel prices NDTV's Sneha Mary Koshy reports

House poised to pass Equality Act, prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

NEW: it’s a while since I’ve done a big international Covid thread, but this one feels important. The first six weeks of 2021 have gone rather well in terms of humanity’s fight against Covid. As well as the rollout of vaccines, global cases halved(!) between Jan 11 and Feb 18

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Prince Harry reveals he stepped down because British press was 'destroying' his mental health

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Scoops of the Week

UN Secretary General: “I call on the Myanmar military to stop the repression immediately. Release the prisoners. End the violence. Respect human rights & the will of the people expressed in recent elections. Coups have no place in our modern world.”

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USA: NRIs of the San Francisco Bay Area organised a car rally on 21st February, in support of the Government of India's new Farm Laws

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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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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BACK IN THE WATER: Thousands of previously cold-stunned sea turtles are being returned to the Gulf of Mexico after volunteers in Texas rescued them from freezing temperatures amid two historic winter storms.

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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“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

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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