US 5 things to know for February 22: Covid-19, Texas, White House, United, Iran
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Read CNN's Fast Facts about recent cases of foreign governments detaining US citizens. For information about missing Americans, see Robert Levinson Fast Facts or POW/MIA in Iraq and Afghanistan Fast Facts. © CNN Kenneth Bae spoke to CNN's Will Ripley on September 1, 2014. Currently Detained AmericansChina Kai Li September 2016 - Kai Li, a naturalised US citizen born in China, is detained while visiting relatives in Shanghai.July 2018 - He is sentenced to ten years in prison for espionage following a secret trial held in August 2017.
Israel is facing one of itsafter a suspected oil spill washed up blobs of sticky tar along its coast. But experts still don't know the source.
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The US is. Words can't describe the magnitude of such a loss. But officials say we may be at the beginning of the end. Cases and hospitalization rates are dropping in some states, and the Biden administration says following weather delays. Still, the next few months will bring tens of thousands more deaths, experts say, and Dr. Anthony Fauci says basic precautions like . Australia , and across Europe, leaders are working on plans to ease lockdown restrictions soon.
Biden is squandering the leverage on Iran that Trump stockpiled
The administration’s strategy for getting Iran to play ball clearly involves making upfront concessions to Tehran for nothing in return.Twice since then, rockets have been fired at positions affiliated with the U.S. presence in Iraq: a military base on Saturday and at the area around the U.S. Embassy complex in Baghdad on Monday. These strikes are not new. Since May 2019, Iran-backed militias have been behind at least 83 such strikes on U.S. positions, a damning pattern consistent with almost two decades of Iran-linked attacks against the U.S. in Iraq.
About a third of Texans are sas the state reels from last week's deadly winter storms and subsequent utility outages. for Texas, unlocking more federal resources. Texas Rep. Michael McCaul says part of that they received as a result of the storm. Some local officials, however, want the state to assume the cost instead of putting the onus on unsuspecting citizens. One Democratic senator has called for a and other areas hit abnormally hard by winter weather.
Iran poses early test for Biden's diplomacy-first approach
President Biden's decision to open the door to negotiations with Iran and other nations underscores a sharp turn away from his predecessor and back to the diplomacy-first foreign policy championed during the Obama years.The Biden administration said Thursday that it would accept an invitation from the European Union to talk with Iran and the five other signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal that former President Trump withdrew from in 2018.TheThe Biden administration said Thursday that it would accept an invitation from the European Union to talk with Iran and the five other signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal that former President Trump withdrew from in 2018.
3. White House
The House's stimulus bill is, and the biggest obstacle to its passage is the inclusion of a $15 minimum wage increase championed by progressive Democrats. Some in the party don't think the issue will pass reconciliation, a budget process that requires each provision to adhere to a strict set of rules. Meanwhile, the White House has indicated it's open to studying the merits of . Supporters say a tax on trading could boost investor protection and market integrity and raise badly needed revenue. The notion is despised by Wall Street.
United Flight 328 suffered catastrophic engine failure on Saturday, forcing the Boeing 777 bound for Honolulu to return to its origin in Denver., and passenger video from the ordeal looks straight out of a nightmare. Now, with the same engine as the one involved in the incident. United Airlines has already removed all 24 of its planes with that engine from service. Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating, and initial findings revealed fractured and damaged fan blades in the plane's engine.
Israel's Politicians Are Divided—But Not on Iran | Opinion
Although Israel is in the midst of an election campaign, Netanyahu's challengers are toeing his line on the nuclear deal.Whatever the reason, one item discussed on the call has become urgent: what to do about Iran's nuclear program, and whether or not the U.S. should rejoin the current agreement. The imperativeness of the conversation between the two leaders is underscored by Iran's announcement that as of February 23rd it would stop the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol that allowed for snap inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities.
The Biden administration has, says national security adviser Jake Sullivan. There are currently at least 43 publicly known hostage or detainee cases in 11 countries including Iran, according to a foundation that tracks the cases. Secretary of State Antony Blinken set the groundwork for this priority earlier this month when he . Sullivan also said yesterday that Tehran has not responded to the European Union's proposed meeting to discuss Iran's nuclear program, adding that the ball is in their court. The White House said last week that the and other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal.
Your favorite fast food restaurants want to sell you clothes
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Ohio police rushed to defuse a suspected bomb outside of a church, but it was actually a bag of squirmy kittens
Those deputies have a.
Iran says talks with IAEA chief 'fruitful' as deadline looms
Iran said Sunday it had held "fruitful discussions" with UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi in Tehran, ahead of a deadline when it is set to restrict the agency's inspections unless the United States lifts painful sanctions. Tehran has repeatedly said it is ready to return to its nuclear commitments, on the condition that Washington makes the first move by lifting the sanctions that have heaped economic pain on Iran. Zarif said that, from Iran's point of view, "nothing has changed" as the Biden administration had so far followed the same Iran policy as his predecessor.
An atmospheric river event known as the Pineapple Express will bring rain and potential avalanches to the Northwest
Such a chill name for.
Customs agents in Cincinnati seized 44 pounds of corn flakes covered in cocaine instead of sugar
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A website is offering to pay you $2,000 to sleep for research
Free. We'll do it for free.
Garland's AG confirmation hearing is on
Merrick Garland, Biden's attorney general pick, will. If he's confirmed, Garland will head the Justice Department and take on a number of thorny issues, including the continued fallout from January's Capitol riot.
PROFILES IN PERSEVERANCE
February is Black History Month, and every day we're highlighting Black pioneers in American history.
Ella Baker, activist, 1903-1986
Known as the "mother of the civil rights movement," Baker played a major role in three of the biggest civil rights groups and served as a mentor to several of their most prominent leaders. She also taught volunteers that the movement couldn't depend solely on charismatic leaders and empowered them to become activists in their own community. Baker risked her life rallying support in rural Southern towns and fought back against the sexism that sometimes tainted the civil rights movement.
Overnight Defense: Rockets land in Iraq's Green Zone in third attack in week | US 'outraged' at attacks but won't 'lash out'
Happy Monday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Rebecca Kheel, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter.THE TOPLINE: A rocket attack in Iraq landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Monday, the third rocket strike near U.S. interests in Iraq in a week.Two rockets landed in the Green Zone, the heavily guarded area of Baghdad that houses government buildings and foreign embassies. Iraqi security officials told The Associated Press the target was the U.S. Embassy.
That's, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Scammers lurking on dating apps and social media con people out of money, and it's no surprise their ill-gotten gains reached record numbers in a lonely and isolated year.
"Protesters are now inciting the people, especially emotional teenagers and youths, to a confrontation path where they will suffer the loss of life."
A warning in a statement from Myanmar's military junta after a deadly weekend of protests in the country.on demonstrators in Mandalay. Unrest has been roiling for weeks after a military coup early this month.
I love my tiny siblings
I don't know about you, but I'm trying to stress less. Watching a capybara look contentedly out of place among guinea pigs helps. (.)
Iran ready to enrich 60% uranium if necessary, says Ali Khamenei .
IRAN-NUCLEAR: Iran ready to enrich 60% uranium if necessary, says Ali Khamenei © Reuters / Reuters Photographer IRAN READY TO ENRICH URANIUM TO 60% IF NECESSARY, SAYS ALI KHAMENEI by Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran could produce 60% enriched uranium to meet its needs and will never give in to pressure from the United States regarding its nuclear activities, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday, as quoted by state television.