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 2021-03-04 11:07 

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Senate gears up for marathon effort in push for Covid relief...

The Senate is bracing for a marathon effort and a late night of voting on amendments before lawmakers take a final vote on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill — it's just not yet clear exactly when that will take place. ...

 2021-03-04 10:18 

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Britain's Prince Philip undergoes procedure for heart condition...

Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, underwent a medical procedure for a heart condition on Wednesday, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Thursday. "The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre...

 2021-03-04 10:12 

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Katie Ledecky wins by 21 seconds in her first race for a year...

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky secured an emphatic victory in her first race since March 2020 on Wednesday, winning the 1500-meter freestyle by 21.37 seconds at the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas. American Ledecky, who has also w...

 2021-03-04 10:00 

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Feds on high alert Thursday after warnings about potential threats to US Capitol...

Federal law enforcement is on high alert Thursday in the wake of an intelligence bulletin issued earlier this week about a group of violent militia extremists having discussed plans to take control of the US Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on or a...

 2021-03-04 09:39 

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Covid-19 death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight, report finds...

The risk of death from Covid-19 is about 10 times higher in countries where most of the population is overweight, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Obesity Forum. Researchers found that by the end of 2020, global Covid-19 death rates w...

 2021-03-04 09:30 

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The Nation's Weather...

The Nation's Weather for Thursday, March 4, 2021 _____ NATIONAL SUMMARY A fresh batch of Arctic air is forecast to dip southward into the Northeast states today. Temperatures will drop 10-20 degrees from Wednesday's high. Just enough moisture may ...

 2021-03-04 09:27 

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Chicago mayor unveils changes to search warrant policy in the fallout of a botched raid on social worker's home...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city officials unveiled a series of proposals to reform the city's policy and procedures on search warrants in the fallout of a botched raid on the home of a social worker in 2019. Lightfoot, along with Chicago Police ...

 2021-03-04 09:24 

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Surfer Billy Kemper says he glimpsed at death after a wave broke his pelvis in half...

It was a tiny error in judgement, but within seconds he realized that the consequences could be potentially life threatening. "That wave sucked me up into the mouth of it and slammed me onto a rock and just absolutely destroyed me," American surfe...

 2021-03-04 09:23 

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Chaos, scandal and anger: Barcelona faces seminal presidential elections...

Few people will envy the man elected to be the new president of FC Barcelona. The upcoming election — to be held on Sunday, just days after four senior officials were arrested — is arguably the most important in the club's history and come...

 2021-03-04 09:20 

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China approves sale of traditional medicine products to treat Covid-19...

China has approved three traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products for sale to help treat Covid-19, the government's National Medical Products Administration announced on Wednesday. The agency used a special approval procedure to green-light the thr...

 2021-03-04 09:09 

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The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines...

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 2021-03-04 09:01 

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Inflation fears continue to rattle global stocks...

Global stocks are falling as a bond sell-off continues to rattle markets. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index led losses in Asia Pacific, tumbling nearly 2.2% on Thursday. The Shanghai Composite and Japan's Nikkei 225 each fell roughly 2.1%, while South K...

 2021-03-04 08:52 

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Many teens live online, alone. Here's how to stay connected in the pandemic...

For many teens, the pandemic has created an environment in which most of their lives take place in the shadows. Our kids have become increasingly acclimated to solitude, silence and screens over the course of the past year. Far too often, teens are up in ...

 2021-03-04 08:51 

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Meghan accuses palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods' against her and Harry...

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has accused Buckingham Palace of "perpetuating falsehoods" against her and husband Prince Harry in an explosive clip from an interview with Oprah Winfrey that is due to be aired on Sunday. In the clip released on Wed...

 2021-03-04 08:47 

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NASA astronaut launches stop for nothing — not even a pandemic. Here's how they did it...

The wonders of spaceflight never ceased in 2020, despite the pandemic's best efforts. Four launches — including two historic missions from US soil — to the International Space Station carried on as planned, and the crews were able to remai...

 2021-03-04 08:25 

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The Pope's Iraq trip could be his most dangerous yet. But the country's dwindling Christian minority hopes it heals their wounds...

Attending to the Baghdad church where he works as a caretaker, Natiq Anwar relives the most horrific experience of his life each and every day. Near the pew where the 66-year-old sits, a scattering of crimson tiles marks the places where churchgoers and c...

 2021-03-04 08:15 

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Fauci calls loosening Covid-19 restrictions inexplicable as variants threaten another surge...

While tens of thousands of Americans are infected with the coronavirus each day and more research suggests variants threaten another surge, some state leaders are loosening Covid-19 restrictions against the recommendations of health experts. The decision ...

 2021-03-04 08:04 

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Buckingham Palace to investigate allegations that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, bullied UK staff...

Buckingham Palace said Wednesday it would investigate allegations that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, bullied several staff members after a British media report cited unnamed royal aides saying a complaint had been made against her in 2018. The Times in t...

 2021-03-04 07:59 

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A dramatic rescue saves more than 30 crew members from a sinking ship off Nova Scotia...

More than 30 crew members were rescued via helicopters and naval vessels after a fire erupted on their ship roughly 130 miles from the Canadian coastline, according to a statement from the US Coast Guard. Crews from the US Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guar...

 2021-03-04 07:47 

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Myanmar a 'war zone' as security forces open fire on peaceful protesters, killing 38...

At least 38 people were killed after Myanmar's security forces opened fire on young peaceful protesters in towns and cities across the Southeast Asian nation Wednesday, in scenes described as "a war zone." Thousands of protesters have taken to...

 2021-03-04 07:44 

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CDC director urges people to keep masking and distancing 'regardless of what states decide'...

The director of the US Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said she hopes people will decide to individually "do the right thing" about distancing and wearing masks, even in states moving to eliminate restrictions against the CDC's rec...

 2021-03-04 07:32 

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Former police chief is facing charges over fires authorities say were linked to people he had disagreements with...

A former Maryland police chief is facing multiple arson and attempted murder charges in connection with 11 fires spanning from 2011 to 2020, according to a news release from the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department. Authorities determined the ho...

 2021-03-04 07:24 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

A dramatic rescue saves more than 30 crewmembers from a sinking ship off Nova Scotia...

More than 30 crew members were rescued via helicopters and naval vessels after a fire erupted on their ship roughly 130 miles from the Canadian coastline, according to a statement from the US Coast Guard. Crews from the US Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guar...

 2021-03-04 07:18 

KXPI

[ Idaho Falls ]

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines...

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 2021-03-04 07:17 

KXPI

[ Idaho Falls ]

March 3 coronavirus news...

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 2021-03-04 07:13 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Two doses of Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine are necessary, officials say, but questions still linger...

The United States is holding firm to the strategy to administer two doses of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines a few weeks apart. Still, the idea of expanding the supply by dispensing only one dose hasn't faded away. The Trump administ...

 2021-03-04 06:04 

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Ronny Jackson and the 'former guy'...

The Pentagon inspector general tells us that many who worked with Ronny Jackson — the former Trump White House physician and now a member of Congress from Texas — think he was a "tyrant" and a "dictator" prone to "yelling, ...

 2021-03-04 05:59 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

With the clock ticking, Georgia lawmakers want the state to end daylight saving time...

Last week, Georgia's Senate passed a bill 46-7 that would end the state's observance of daylight saving time. If enacted. it would mean that Peach State residents would not longer need to prepare for "springing forward" or "falling bac...

 2021-03-04 05:38 

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Local Links: Grandpa's Southern BBQ...

It's a quaint restaurant attached to the Motel West on W. Broadway St. As soon as you walk in, there no mistaking the smell of smoked wood barbecue. The post Local Links: Grandpa's Southern BBQ appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-03-04 05:25 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Stoddard leads Grace to semifinals...

CALDWELL, Idaho (KIFI) - Grace beat Victory Charter 67-53 to open the 1AD1 state boys basketball tournament on Wednesday. The Grizzlies got a huge game from Gage Stoddard. The senior scored 33 points and 5 steals. He shot 11/19 from the field and a perfec...

 2021-03-04 05:17 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Myanmar a 'war zone' as security forces open fire on peaceful protesters, killing 38...

At least 38 people were killed after Myanmar's security forces opened fire on young peaceful protesters in towns and cities across the Southeast Asian nation Wednesday, in scenes described as "a war zone." Thousands of protesters have taken to...

 2021-03-04 05:12 

KXPI

[ Idaho Falls ]

Two doses of Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine are necessary, officials say, but questions still linger...

The United States is holding firm to the strategy to administer two doses of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines a few weeks apart. Still, the idea of expanding the supply by dispensing only one dose hasn't faded away. The Trump administ...

 2021-03-04 05:06 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

North Gem falls to Dietrich in state tournament...

CALDWELL, Idaho (KIFI) - James Bodily's 31 points wasn't enough to get North Gem past the first round of the 1AD2 state boys basketball tournament. The Cowboys fell to Dietrich 64-51. North Gem moves to the consolation bracket. The Cowboys play Ti...

 2021-03-04 04:33 

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Transportation Department watchdog asked DOJ to consider criminal probe of then-Secretary Elaine Chao over ethics concerns...

The Transportation Department's inspector general asked the Justice Department in December to consider a criminal probe into then-Secretary Elaine Chao over her alleged misuse of office, documents made public Wednesday said, including her alleged use ...

 2021-03-04 04:31 

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White House reporters clamor for press conference as Biden waits longer than predecessors...

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. There are many ways to measure an American president's accessibility. One way is by counting press conferences. Right now, by t...

 2021-03-04 04:30 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead...

South Korea's first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for having gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, authorities said. Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before being discharge...

 2021-03-04 04:29 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Texas power grid CEO is fired following widespread outages during winter storms...

Following widespread power outages during a series of winter storms that left many Texas residents in the dark for days, the head of the organization overseeing the state's power grid has been fired. Bill Magness, president and CEO of Electric Reliabi...

 2021-03-04 04:28 

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Chicago priest Michael Pfleger faces third allegation of sex abuse...

A third man has now accused Father Michael Pfleger, senior pastor of the Saint Sabina parish in Chicago, of sexual abuse, according to an affidavit provided to CNN by an attorney for two other men who have also accused the priest. Attorneys for Pfleger sa...

 2021-03-04 04:21 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Inflation fears rattle Asian stocks yet again...

Asian stocks are falling Thursday as a bond sell-off continues to rattle markets. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was last down 2.4%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.9%. The Shanghai Composite dropped 1.8%. South Korea's Kospi and Australia's ...

 2021-03-04 04:07 

KXPI

[ Idaho Falls ]

House passes sweeping government, ethics and election bill...

The House on Wednesday approved HR 1, a sweeping government, ethics and election bill that Democrats have made a signature legislative priority. HR 1 passed the House during the last Congress after Democrats won back the majority, but it failed to advance...

 2021-03-04 03:11 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Home considered abandoned by neighbors is lingering source of pain following tornado...

Click here for updates on this story NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WSMV) — Walk up and down Holly Street in East Nashville and you will see home after home under renovation alongside properties demolished, making room for new builds. When the tornado struck...

 2021-03-04 03:06 

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Singer makes furniture out of tornado-damaged buildings...

Click here for updates on this story NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WSMV) — While last year's tornado outbreak left damage and disrepair, some Nashvillians want a piece of furniture in their home to honor the event. One Ashland City man is turning tornad...

 2021-03-04 02:48 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

House passes bill named in honor of George Floyd aimed at preventing police misconduct...

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at preventing police misconduct that Democrats named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody sparked nationwide calls to overhaul policing and address racial injustice. H...

 2021-03-04 02:40 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Man accused of stealing vases from cemetery...

Click here for updates on this story BETHALTO, Illinois (KMOV) — Police are asking for help finding a man accused of stealing memorial vases from a Bethalto cemetery. On Feb. 23, it was discovered that around 80 small copper memorial vases were take...

 2021-03-04 02:35 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Tennessee task force recovers 150 missing children...

A total of 150 missing children ranging in age from 3 to 17 were recovered in January and February during a joint law enforcement operation, authorities in Tennessee said Wednesday. The task force recovered the children — some of whom are potential ...

 2021-03-04 02:18 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Local restaurant owners upset over celebrity-owned ghost kitchens popping up in the state...

Click here for updates on this story Connecticut (WFSB) — A new restaurant trend is popping up in Connecticut. These so-called ghost kitchens are delivery only operations that run out of existing restaurant kitchens. A handful of new ghost kitchens ...

 2021-03-04 02:15 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Home Helpers will provide thousands of COVID-19 tests to Eastern Idaho...

With recent assistance from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Home Helpers Home Care in Pocatello now has access to 6,400 COVID-19 tests. The post Home Helpers will provide thousands of COVID-19 tests to Eastern Idaho appeared first on Local New...

 2021-03-04 02:01 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

At a vaccination site in Miami, some wonder whether to choose newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine or Pfizer one...

Those who showed up to a Miami vaccination site on Wednesday found themselves in the rare position where they got to choose which Covid-19 vaccine they would like to get: the newly FDA-approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or the Pfizer vaccine. The long-aw...

 2021-03-04 01:56 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

New York City developer won't have to remove floors from residential building in Manhattan, court rules...

A New York appeals court reversed a ruling that ordered a Manhattan high-rise construction project to dismantle multiple floors. A February 2020 New York Supreme Court judge's ruling found that the permit for the luxury residential tower should not ha...

 2021-03-04 01:55 

KXPI

[ Idaho Falls ]

State boys high school basketball scores March 3...

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI), State boys basketball scores The post State boys high school basketball scores March 3 appeared first on Local News 8 ....

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