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Mixing and matching doses of different COVID-19 vaccines was an idea that scientists dismissed out of hand. Now they're taking it seriously. LA Times
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday was accused of making unwanted advances toward a woman and planting an unsolicited kiss on her cheek at a 2019 wedding. “He said, ‘Can I kiss you?’” Anna Ruch, 33, recalled to The New York Times. “I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed.” The allegation comes after... New York Post
VOA VIEW: In public - fool.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s characterization of the sexual harassment he’s accused of inflicting on staffers as just “being playful” and making “jokes” fell flat on Monday, with one of his accusers and Mayor Bill de Blasio both slamming the “non-apology.” Cuomo, 63, offered the dubious defense on Sunday, a day after Charlotte Bennett became the second... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trouble for the so-called big guy.
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Oooh, boy: Team Biden on Monday wheeled out its line on the border crisis, and it’s a doozy. There is no crisis, but if there is, it’s all Trump’s fault. Seriously: Thousands of minors, mostly from Central America, are traveling for weeks without their parents to enter the United States illegally and then request asylum,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden has made a big mess in his first month as president.
As the president looks to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, he is hoping for cooperation from a Mexican counterpart who was a contributor to them. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It makes no sense.
The president may be putting personal ambition ahead of his country’s best interests. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Hong Kong is China's big challenge.
The governors say allocating relief funds based on unemployment would 'punish' those that didn't fully lock down amid the pandemic. USA Today
VOA VIEW: The so-called stimulus bill is a joke.
Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador on Monday disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill or capture dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying in a tweet: “Let us all move forward to tackle the serious business of world issues!!" ... Washington Times
As former President Donald Trump teased his political comeback to conservatives this weekend, his one-time wingman, ex-Vice President Mike Pence, was nowhere to be found. While Mr. Trump was accepting the adulation of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference, his speech lacked any mention of Mr. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Mike was loyal and should wake up.
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State lawmakers racing to pass legislation to stop transgender participation in female sports risk being lapped by the Equality Act as it sprints to the Senate with a boost from the Biden administration. At least 25 states have introduced legislation to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: This is madness.
President Joe Biden threw his support behind labor unions in a new video that comes right as Amazon workers in Alabama are voting on whether to unionize. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is a clear fool.
It looms as an initial test of his ability to unite Democrats in the Senate. ABC
Monetary reparations in Evanston, Ilinois, will be distributed this year in increments of up to $25,000 per eligible resident to use for housing. ABC
VOA VIEW: Who is eligible and who pays?
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The Pentagon says it is providing a new $125 million aid package to Ukraine, including two armed patrol boats to help the country defend its territorial waters ABC
Texas’ attorney general is suing electricity provider Griddy for passing along massive bills to its customers during last month’s winter storm ABC
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas blamed the Trump administration for having "gutted" the immigration system. ABC
VOA VIEW: Mayorkas and Biden deception.
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New York's attorney general is launching an investigation after two former aides accused Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct. Jericka Duncan has the latest. CBS
Manhattan prosecutors are sifting through millions of pages of tax and financial documents from former President Donald Trump, after the Supreme Court rejected his effort to block them from being turned over. Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano about where the investigation may be heading, plus she discusses the Supreme Court arguments that could strike down more of the Voting Rights Act. CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity and hassle.
While the Fed may not raise its benchmark interest rate for years, there are growing expectations it may tweak policy soon. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The nation will go into a major recession.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders and a slew of other Democrats proposed a 2% tax on wealth above $50 million and a 3% tax on wealth over $1 billion. CNBC
There were 47 reports of severe allergic reactions in those who received Pfizer's vaccine and 19 cases in those who got Moderna's as of Jan. 18, the CDC said. CNBC
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that 8.8M renters and 2M homeowners were "significantly" behind on their housing payments at the end of 2020. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The big change will be less money.
The U.S. Supreme Court will revisit the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Supreme Court should act conservative.
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to become President Biden's attorney general to the full Senate on Monday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A liberal fool.
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Millions more Covid-19 vaccines are on the way. CNN
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) reacts to being on former President Trump's "enemies list," which consists of Republicans who voted against him in his second impeachment trial. CNN
VOA VIEW: Well deserved for being a traitor.
President Joe Biden has faced criticism, including from some Democratic lawmakers, for deciding not to impose direct sanctions on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia for what US intelligence has concluded was his central role in the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a permanent resident of the US. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden doesn't know the meaning of truth.
An Amazon employee filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the tech giant of deliberately paying her and other Black employees less than their White counterparts, becoming the latest on a growing list of current and former Amazon workers to accuse the company of systemic racism. CNN
At least 45 law enforcement officers have been shot in the line of duty, with nearly a dozen being fatally wounded, in the first two months of 2021, according to recently released national police union statistics. FOX News
Minneapolis City Council said Monday it’s no longer continuing with plans to contract social media influencers to spread city-approved messages during the murder trial against Derek Chauvin, an ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death, after activists accused the city of buying the narrative about the case. FOX News
The Pentagon on Monday said the U.S. airstrike carried out in Syria last week killed one member of an Iranian-backed militia and injured two others. UPI
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 603 points on Monday as major U.S. indexes surged following the approval of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. UPI
The Biden administration will allow migrant families separated under the Trump administration to reunite in the United States, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday. UPI
The Biden administration announced Monday more than $260 million available to assist communities struggling with the decreased demand for coal. UPI
Arab-Israeli normalization, which accelerated under former U.S. President Donald Trump, is likely to slow, as President Joe Biden restores relations with Palestinians and renews support for a two-state solution. UPI
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Former President Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden Sunday for rejoining the World Health Organization and Paris Climate accord — and overpaying to do so. “It is so sad,” Trump said about the US rejoining both organizations during remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference — after he pulled out during his term in the White House. “They really are puppets for China,” he said of the WHO as the crowd booed. Biden has been making major mistakes in his first 30 days in office.
“They called and they wanted us to stay in,” Trump said. “I said, ‘How much are we paying?’ ‘Approximately $500 million.’ ‘How much is China paying — a much larger, in terms of population, country?’ ‘Sir, they’re paying $39 million.' “I say ‘Why are we paying $500 million and they’re paying $39?'” Trump said. “I can tell you why. Because the people that made the deal are stupid.” Trump also chided Biden for rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, calling the pact “very unfair and costly” to the US — and “without negotiating a better deal.”
“They wanted us back so badly,” he said. “I’ll tell you they wanted us. I was getting called from all of the countries. ‘You must come back into the Paris Accord.’ I said, ‘Tell me why? Give me one good reason?” The former president went on to highlight the double standard for America and developing countries in the deal, blasting Biden for not negotiating fairer terms upon rejoining.
“First of all, China doesn’t click in for 10 years,” Trump said. “Russia goes by an old standard which was not a clean standard.” “But we get hit right from the beginning where is costs us hundreds of thousands and millions of jobs, it was a disaster, but they go back in. I could have made an unbelievable deal but I didn’t want to do that, surrendering millions of jobs and trillions of dollars to all of these other countries, almost all of them that were in the deal.
Trump continued, “what good does it do when we’re clean but China’s not, and Russia’s not, and India’s not.” “They have favorable treatment,” he added “We don’t have favorable treatment.” “[Biden] could have made a great deal– if they were going to go back in that’s fine– but they could have made a great deal. Instead they say, ‘we’re back in.'”