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President Joe Biden has been quickly thrown into a high-wire balancing act with Russia as he seeks to toughen his administration’s stance against Vladimir Putin while preserving room for diplomacy in a post-Donald Trump era.

SCAM ALERT: Stafford County is putting a warning out to its residents after it was alerted some people were receiving fraudulent tax bills not authorized by the county government.

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Credit reporting agency TransUnion has found that nearly 3% of common consumer debts were in financial-hardship status at the end of 2020, illustrating that many Americans are struggling to get by financially as the pandemic wears on.

Godiva is closing or selling all of it's brick and mortar stores in the United States by the end of March, according to CNN. The chocolate company is calling it quits on 128 physical stores in North America. It's closing or selling all locations.

Moisture in feeders can cause deadly disease among birds.

R&B artist Trey Songz was jailed overnight after he scuffled with police officers during his arrest for not following coronavirus protocols and other rules at the AFC championship game in Kansas City.

NEW: A major internet outage has affected users from Washington, D.C., to Boston.

A teen sheltering in his basement was killed, several of his family members were critically injured when a tornado blew a tree onto their home, police said. At least 30 other people were injured as the twister carved a path of destruction in Alabama.

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"I hope that my 13-year-old son grows up to be just as amazing as they are." Rahul Dubey opened his home to nearly 70 strangers overnight and sheltered them during D.C.'s curfew. He says our country needs people like THEM. FULL INTERVIEW:

JUST-IN The United States Marine Corps has banned all public displays of the Confederate flag on installations worldwide. The Marines say the flag represents "a threat to our core values." READ MORE:

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No @realDonaldTrump , @BernieSanders  said black lives matter, never did he use the word "only." #DemDebate 

WATCH: Sec. Betsy DeVos physically blocked by protesters from entering DC school--turned away and left. Video:

GREAT IDEA! A school district is taking steps to make sure kids have enough to eat by turning unused cafeteria food into take-home meals.

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VIDEO: Mother from Iran, 5-year-old son reunited after he was detained for several hours at Dulles Airport:

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This is what a McRib looks like before it's cooked, for the record.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar is under investigation after allegations that she improperly spent nearly $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel.

JUST IN: @FedEx  has asked the Washington@Redskins  to change its name. Here is the statement: “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? 13-year-old Kareem Wright was last seen in the area of 2700 Douglas Place, Southeast on Sunday, according to the @DCPoliceDept  Let's help find him and bring him home safely!

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