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Hillary Clinton on Meghan and Harry’s interview: Young women ‘should not be forced into a mold that is no longer relevant’ – CNN

(CNN)Hillary Clinton weighed in Monday on Oprah Winfrey’s explosive interview with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, offering support for Meghan and decrying the tabloids and bureaucracy that often targeted her. “I found it so heart-rending to watch,” Clinton said during a Washington Post Live event on Monday, noting that she had met the pair as well as Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. Clinton called it “heartbreaking” that Meghan was not “fully embraced” not just by “the permanent bureaucracy that surrounds the royal family, but by the media in the UK.” Clinton, a woman who has been in positions of power as a former first lady, senator, secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate, has at t...

US proposes Afghanistan government enter interim power-sharing agreement with Taliban – CNN

Washington (CNN)The Biden administration has proposed to the Afghan government that they enter an interim power-sharing agreement with the Taliban in a letter from Secretary of State Antony Blinken to President Ashraf Ghani. Blinken also proposed that Afghanistan’s neighbors, including Iran, take on a greater role and warned that the Biden administration continues to review whether to withdraw US troops by a May 1 deadline set under the Trump administration. The letter, sent via US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, offers the first real look at the Biden administration’s thinking about Afghanistan, and appeared to reflect frustration as Blinken wrote that he wanted Ghani “to understand the urgency of my tone.” Despite ongoing ta...

Why Tesla Stock Fell Further on Monday – Motley Fool

The electric-car maker’s stock has fallen more than 30% since mid-February. What happened Shares of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) slid sharply on Monday, extending a bearish few weeks for the stock. It finished today almost 6% lower. The electric-car maker’s shares were likely down on Monday primarily due to a weakness in the overall market, particularly among tech stocks. Image source: Getty Images. So what Reflecting the tech stock sell-off on Monday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 2.4% even as the S&P 500, which is better diversified across other sectors, fell only 0.5%. Many growth stocks like Tesla fell even more sharply than the Nasdaq. Monday’s market dynamics represented a continuation of a trend in recent weeks of tech stocks taking a breather after a big run hi...

4.6-billion-year-old meteorite belongs to Earth’s long-lost baby cousin – Livescience.com

Home News The EC 002 meteorite is “relatively coarse grained, tan and beige,” with crystals that are green, yellow-green and yellow-brown. (Image credit: Maine Mineral and Gem Museum/Darryl Pitt) A lonely meteorite that landed in the Sahara Desert in 2020 is older than Earth. The primeval space rock is about 4.6 billion years old, and is the oldest known example of magma from space. Its age and mineral content hint that the rock originated in our early solar system from the crust of a protoplanet — a large, rocky body in the process of developing into a planet, according to a new study.  The meteorite, called Erg Chech 002 (EC 002), is likely a rare surviving chunk of a lost baby planet that was destroyed or absorbed by bigger rocky planets during our solar system’s forma...

Man charged in Capitol riot is linked to Oath Keepers, seen with Roger Stone on Jan. 6, prosecutors say – The Washington Post

A man linked by prosecutors to both the Oath Keepers and Republican strategist Roger Stone was arrested Monday in New York and charged with criminal involvement in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Roberto Minuta, 36, of Hackettstown, N.J., is accused of obstructing the formal counting of presidential election votes, trespassing and attempting to cover up his crimes. Prosecutors say Minuta came to the Capitol dressed in gear identifying him as a member of the right-wing Oath Keepers group — citing a video in which he appears with Stone that morning. Federal prosecutors have alleged that members of the Oath Keepers conspired to storm the Capitol to prevent President Biden from taking office. The Justice Department and the FBI are investigating whether Stone and other high-profile ri...

Record number of kids are in Border Patrol custody and shelter beds are scarce, documents show – CNN

(CNN)The number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol facilities, which are akin to jail cells and not intended for kids, has reached dramatic highs, according to internal agency documents reviewed by CNN, underscoring the urgent challenge facing the Biden administration. More than 3,200 unaccompanied migrant children were in Customs and Border Protection custody, according to the documents dated Monday. Of those, around 2,600 were awaiting placement in shelters suitable for minors, but there were just over 500 beds available to accommodate them. The latest data comes on the heels of a trip to the US-Mexico border by senior administration officials to assess the situation on the ground amid an increasing number of arrests and indicates a rapidly increasing trend of unaccomp...

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots pass on Mac Jones for elite defensive end – NBC Sports Boston

Quarterbacks, quarterbacks, quarterbacks. They dominate our offseason conversations. They’ll dictate how the draft falls in April. But with the number of passers who figure to go in the top half of the first round — could be as many as five — there should be a domino effect impacting the teams for whom those five will be out of reach. With quarterbacks, wide receivers and offensive tackles potentially coming off the board early and in rapid-fire fashion, some of the best players at other positions, particularly on defense, could slide. Will any of those non-quarterback standouts be anywhere near as valuable as a very good quarterback? No. But they’re valuable nonetheless, and consolation prizes for those teams that may have to wait a little while longer before findi...

Next Covid bill would provide a tax waiver on up to $10,200 of unemployment insurance benefits. Here’s what you need to know – CNBC

The latest updates to the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package could save millions of people from a surprise tax bill. The Senate on Saturday passed a version of the Covid relief package that is slightly different than the one passed by the House. Senate Democrats agreed to lower additional unemployment aid to $300 per week from $400 but extended the payments through Sept. 6. They also included a provision to waive taxes on the first $10,200 in unemployment income for those who made less than $150,000 in adjusted gross income in 2020. Making the first $10,200 of unemployment insurance income untaxable is aimed at keeping families from being hit with a surprise tax bill at a difficult time for many. In 2020, roughly 40 million Americans collected unemployment insurance benefits,...

The sell-off in Tesla is a ‘massive buying opportunity’ before the company hits a $1 trillion market valu.. – Business Insider

AFP Contributor/Getty Images The recent decline in Tesla shares represents “a massive buying opportunity,” Wedbush’s Dan Ives said. Ives said the recent pullback in EV stocks would be short term as companies digest their gains. Ives expects Tesla to hit a $1 trillion market cap in 2021. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Investors looking for “a massive buying opportunity” should look at Tesla, the Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a note on Monday. Shares of Tesla are off 33% from its all-time high. A surge in interest rates over the past month has sparked a rotation out of high-growth tech stocks and into cyclical stocks poised to benefit from an economic reopening. Ives said three factors had also hurt Tesla shares in r...

Charges permanently dropped against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend for shooting officer the night she was killed – Fox News

Charges have been permanently dismissed with prejudice against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, who shot a police officer during the deadly raid that killed Taylor, according to reports. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens in Kentucky signed an order on Monday permanently closing the criminal case against Kenneth L. Walker. Stevens’ order dismissed the 2020 indictment against Walker with prejudice, meaning it can’t be reconsidered. Attorney Benjamin Crump, left, holds up the hand of Kenneth Walker during a rally on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Taylor was fatally shot by police who burst through her door with a narcotics warrant on March 13, 2020. She and Walker had settled in for the night when police arr...

Georgia Senate votes to eliminate no-excuse absentee voting – Atlanta Journal Constitution

The legislation would reduce the availability of absentee voting, restricting it to those who are at least 65 years old, have a physical disability or are out of town. In addition, Georgians would need to provide a driver’s license number, state ID number or other identification. The Senate approved the bill on a party-line 29-20 vote, a one-vote majority of the chamber’s 56 senators required by the Georgia Constitution for legislation to pass. Democrats unified against the voting limitations during over three hours of passionate debate, saying they would especially harm Black voters after struggles for ballot access during the civil rights movement. Four Republican senators excused themselves, along with Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, the Senate’s presiding officer who opposed the bill but doesn’...

New study warns Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines could be far less effective against South Africa variant | TheHill – The Hill

Despite the increasing global circulation of COVID-19 vaccines, the variants of the virus that emerged in late 2020 may disrupt the world’s mission to achieve herd immunity, according to a new study approved for publishing in the journal Nature. Researchers specifically look at the South African COVID-19 mutation, scientifically dubbed B.1.351, analyzing whether or not these pathogens are more resistant to immune responses prompted by the available vaccines. Samples of biological fluids, namely convalescent plasma and vaccinee sera, were collected and studied for the volume of COVID-19-neutralizing antibodies contained among volunteers who recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection. This highlights concern for potential reinfection. When analyzing volunteer vaccinee sera — or fluid fro...

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