daily links: february 2021

2.1.21
CNN.com—Mitch McConnell says QAnon-believing Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene a cancer on the GOP
NBC News—Georgia police chief resigns and one of his officers is fired after the two of them are inadvertently caught on body cam video using racial slurs and discussing slavery
USA Today—Oregon decriminalizes all drugs and will offer to rehab to addicts instead of prison
BBC News—Military takes over power in Myanmar and imprisons lawfully elected leaders of the country, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi
ABCnews.com—Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond dies from cancer at 44
CBS News—SpaceX announces first all-civilian space flight that will attempt to raise $200 million to donate to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital


2.2.21
ABCnews.com—Despite an election that was heavy on mail-in ballots that both the secretary of state and the governor (both Republicans) say was free of fraud, Georgia GOP introduces bills that will make mail-in voting more difficult
CNN.com—Jeff Bezos stepping down from his role as CEO of Amazon
NBC News—1 million vaccine doses will be delivered directly to retail pharmacy chains next week
BBC News—Military takes over power in Myanmar and imprisons lawfully elected leaders of the country, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi
USA Today—Newsmax anchor walks out on interview with MyPillow CEO after he repeatedly makes false claims about the election
CBS News—Punxsutawny Phil predicts six more weeks of winter


2.3.21
BBC News—US and Russia agree to extend their nuclear arms treaty by another five years
CBS News—DOJ drops Trump-era lawsuit that alleges racial discrimination in Yale's admission policies
NBC News—8 year old girl expelled from Christian school for telling a female classmate that she had a crush on her
CNN.com—Woman who has been charged for participating in the Capitol riot asks judge for permission to take vacation in Mexico
USA Today—Country star Morgan Wallen dropped by label after being caught on video using a racial slur
ABCnews.com—Utah theme park Evermore sues Taylor Swift for infringing on their trademark with her album of the same name


2.4.21
CBS News—Trump's lawyers say that the former president will not testify at his upcoming impeachment trial
ABCnews.com—House Democrats, joined by 11 Republicans, strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments after Republican leadership refuses to act
CNN.com—Fox News named in $2.7 billion lawsuit by a voting machine company that says its business disappeared after disinformation campaign propagated by the network
BBC News—Parler CEO fired by the company's board
NBC News—Uber buying alcohol delivery service Drizly for $1.1 billion
USA Today—Canada bans cruise ships until at least 2022


2.5.21
CNN.com—Fox Business cancels Lou Dobbs Tonight, its highest rated show, after Dobbs is named in a $2.7 billion lawsuit against the network
CBS News—Biden says that Trump should no longer receive intellligence briefings, which is the custom for former presidents. It's only fair, though—he never read them while he was in office, so why should he have access to them now?
ABCnews.com—Florida police officer fired after mocking a coworkers concerns about Covid and forcing a maskless hug on her
NBC News—Amazon will pay over $60 million to settle claims that it withheld tips from delivery drivers
BBC News—A nano chameleon discovered in Madagascar is the smallest known reptile on Earth
USA Today—Two more cheerleaders featured in the Netflix documentary series Cheer arrested for sexual misconduct with minors


2.8.21
CNN.com—US deploying B-1 bombers to Norway to send a warning message to Russia
CBS News—Family sues Robinhood app after their son committed suicide believing he had lost hundreds of thousands of dollars making risky trades encouraged by the app
NBC News—Tesla announces that it has invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin and plans to start accepting the cryptocurrency as payment
BBC News—Hacker tries to poison Florida town's water supply
ABCnews.com—Man killed at baby shower after celebratory cannon explodes and hits him with shrapnel
USA Today—Tom Brady wins his seventh Super Bowl and his fifth Super Bowl MVP award


2.9.21
CBS News—Six Republicans join all the Senate Democrats to declare that Trump's second impeachment trial can move forward even though he is out of office now
BBC News—Facebook sued for losing control of user data
NBC News—The audience for this year's Super Bowl was the lowest since 2007
CNN.com—Aunt Jemima products rebranded as Pearl Milling Company
ABCnews.com—Turkey announces its own space program, including missions to the moon by 2023
USA Today—Coca-Cola will roll out bottles made from 100% recycled material in some markets this year


2.10.21
CBS News—Georgia opens criminal investigation into Trump's attempts to influence the election outcome in the state
NBC News—House impeachment managers reveal previously unseen video from the Capitol attacks during their opening arguments in Trump's second impeachment trial
CNN.com—Fire guts historic Krispy Kreme donut shop in Atlanta that is now owned by Shaquille O'Neal
ABCnews.com—Bruce Springsteen charged with DUI
USA Today—Salesforce announces that it will continue to allow its employees to work remotely in the post-Covid world
BBC News—Global effort to mine Bitcoin uses more energy than the entire country of Argentina


2.11.21
CNN.com—Impeachment managers conclude their case against Trump
USA Today—Biden rescinds national emergency declaration that was used as a pretext to procure funding for Trump's border wall
BBC News—United Airlines investing in flying electric taxi fleet
ABCnews.com—China bans BBC news broadcasts from airing in the country
NBC News—Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt dies at 78
CBS News—Disney says that Mandalorian star Gina Carano will no longer be part of the Star Wars universe after a series of problematic social media posts


2.12.21
CNN.com—Impeachment managers conclude their case against Trump
USA Today—Biden rescinds national emergency declaration that was used as a pretext to procure funding for Trump's border wall
BBC News—United Airlines investing in flying electric taxi fleet
ABCnews.com—China bans BBC news broadcasts from airing in the country
NBC News—Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt dies at 78
CBS News—Disney says that Mandalorian star Gina Carano will no longer be part of the Star Wars universe after a series of problematic social media posts


2.16.21
CNN.com—Leading House Democrat and NAACP sue Trump, Giuliana, and others for conspiracy to incite the Capitol riot using a law meant to combat violence and intimidation by the KKK
BBC News—NY governor under fire for misleading data on Covid deaths, especially in nursing homes
ABCnews.com—LA preparing to reopen elementary schools as cases fall
CBS News—Biden extends foreclosure ban for all federally backed mortgages
NBC News—Bitcoin passes $50,000 first the first time after major investments from mainstream companies
USA Today—Microsoft puts its entire Office suite into a unified iOS app


2.17.21
CBS News—New York suing Amazon for flagrant disregard for worker safety around Covid transmission
CNN.com—Millions of Texans still without power after severe winter weather with more storms and cold weather on the way
ABCnews.com—Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
NBC News—Google will pay News Corp. for the use of its journalism in the US, the UK, and Australia
USA Today—Three Las Vegas hotels announce they are returning to normal 24/7 operations
BBC News—US charges 3 North Koreans for cybertheft of $1.3 billion


2.18.21
CNN.com—Perseverence rover successfully lands on Mars
CBS News—Texas senator Ted Cruz jets off to Cancun with his family while millions of his constituents are without power, food, and water
BBC News—New graphics card from Nvidia will deliberately slow itself down if it is used to mine cryptocurrency
NBC News—Walmart says it will make its average wage for hourly workers $15 per hour, with a starting wage of $11 per hour
USA Today—Former senator Bob Dole diagnosed with lung cancer at 97
ABCnews.com—NFL sets salary cap at $180 million for next season, nearly $20 million lower than last year due to losses from Covid impacts


2.19.21
USA Today—Six Capitol Police officers under suspension and 35 more being investigated in the wake of the Capitol riot
ABCnews.com—Fauci says that elementary school students likely won't be vaccinated until early 2022
CBS News—Federal judge says that Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor was targeted by the same gunman who attacked her own family and killed her son
BBC News—The Covid pandemic has caused life expectancy in the US to fall by a year
CNN.com—Bitcoin's market value tops $1 trillion for the first time
NBC News—Kim Kardashian officially files for divorce from Kanye West


2.22.21
CNN.com—US officially passes grim milestone of 500,000 Covid deaths
CBS News—Supreme Court says that Trump must release his tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney
ABCnews.com—Dominion Voting Systems sues MyPillow CEO over his repeated fraudulent claims about the election
NBC News—Perserverence beams back recording of first sounds ever recorded on Mars
BBC News—The Cherokee Nation urges Jeep to drop the Cherokee brand name
USA Today—Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast on Spotify


2.23.21
NBC News—Several members of Texas energy board resign after last week's catastrophic blackouts
CBS News—Nearly 1,000 girls become the first females to achieve the Eagle Scout rank
CNN.com—Tiger Woods injured in car crash
BBC News—Black characters on The Simpsons will no longer be voiced by white actors
USA Today—Daft Punk break up after 28 years
ABCnews.com—Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's champagne brand


2.24.21
NBC News—Illinois becomes first state to end cash bail
USA Today—Moderna has developed a version of their vaccine that can also fight the South African variant, which could be used as a booster shot for people who have already been vaccinated
CBS News—FDA concludes that Johnson & Johnson's single dose vaccine is effective, clearing the way for its approval for use in the US
ABCnews.com—Biden to send 25 million masks to community health centers and food banks
CNN.com—Prosecutors subpoena Steve Bannon's financial records
BBC News—Birdwatcher snaps photo of rare half-male half-female bird


2.25.21
CBS News—The House passes sweeping LGBTQ equality bill
ABCnews.com—Former Team USA gymnastics coach commits suicide after being charged with human trafficking and sexual assault
BBC News—Canadian farmers believe that adding palm oil to their cow feed has changed the consistency of the butter they produce
CNN.com—QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene puts up an anti-transgender sign across the hall from a Democratic congresswoman with a trans child
NBC News—Kelsey Grammar to revive the Frasier sitcom for Paramount+
USA Today—Mr. Potato Head toy to be given the gender neutral name of just Potato Head


2.26.21
NBC News—Biden's first military action as president is airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria
ABCnews.com—FAA wants a $27,500 fine for a passenger who assaulted a flight attendant
CNN.com—More than a dozen House Republicans say they cannot attend votes because of the public health emergency, but what they're actually doing is attending CPAC
BBC News—New Twitter feature will allow account owners to charge for premium content
CBS News—WNBA authorizes sale of Atlanta Dream from Kelley Loefler to a new ownership group that includes a former player
USA Today—Apple rolling out embedded stores at select Target locations

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