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

Tracking vaccinations in the US | Your state's case trend

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.

Some US bishops discourage Catholics from getting Johnson & Johnson vaccine if others are available

• As states ease some restrictions, CDC director doubles down on safety recommendations • Two doses of Pfizer and Moderna's vaccine are necessary, officials say, but questions still linger

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 administration's surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, said in a tweet on Tuesday that the good protection available with one shot "is better than great protection for a few."

Texas Gov. Abbott faces backlash after lifting coronavirus restrictions

Tracking vaccinations in the US | Your state's case trend

Senate bill would issue fewer stimulus checks

• Analysis: Republicans and Democrats tear new divides as Senate debates Covid-19 deal • Fauci reacts to states lifting mask mandates

How climate change is speeding gentrification in some of America's most flooding-vulnerable cities

• Current flood insurance rates greatly underestimate the threat, a new report finds

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 of staff for personal tasks like sending Christmas ornaments to family.

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.

Capitol Hill security increased around chatter about March 4 conspiracies

• WATCH NOW: Senate hearing examines security and intelligence related to Capitol riot • FBI director knocks down conspiracy theory that rioters were 'fake Trump protesters'

'Why is he even doing this?' Tapper reacts to GOP senator's question

CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash discuss Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-WI) line of questioning about the Capitol riot.

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.

Origin of golden Trump statue revealed

The golden statue of former President Donald Trump unveiled at CPAC and celebrated by supporters originally came from China, not Mexico as the artist initially said.

Unaccompanied kids being held by Border Patrol for 77 hours on average, internal documents show

Migrant children crossing the US-Mexico border alone are staying in Border Patrol custody for longer than three days on average, overwhelming capacity at border facilities and indicating a crisis taking shape, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.

Opinion: 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, screaming, cursing, or belittling subordinates."

First on CNN: Rep. Jackson made sexual remarks and drank while working as White House physician, watchdog finds

• Analysis: What will the GOP do about their Ronny Jackson problem?

This pharmacy is giving customers choice of vaccine

CNN's Gary Tuchman looks at one Missouri pharmacy in a predominately black city about which vaccine, between the Moderna and the single-dose Johnson and Johnson, the residents prefer.

17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent

Even for a volcanic island accustomed to the occasional tremor, this has been an unusual week for Iceland. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, around 17,000 earthquakes have hit the southwestern region of Reykjanes over the past week.

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

Why bitcoin could triple over next year

William Quigley, managing director of Magnetic, explains why he believes that bitcoin's value can still rise dramatically into 2022.

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

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.

Toko Shinoda, a leading figure in contemporary Japanese art, dies age 107

Celebrated artist Toko Shinoda, who combined Abstract Expressionism with the traditions of Japanese calligraphy, has died at the age of 107.

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.

Wendy's went all in on breakfast. It's paying off

People are eating at home more. But Wendy's says they're still showing up for breakfast.

Moment between Anderson Cooper and his son will melt your heart

Anderson Cooper celebrated "Read Across America Day" by reading to his son Wyatt. Watch "Full Circle" on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6p E.T.

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.

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

'iCarly' star quits acting and resents her career

Don't look for Jennette McCurdy to appear in the planned reboot of "iCarly."

Tom Cruise deepfake is so good, it's baffling fans

A series of deepfake videos of Tom Cruise is confusing millions of TikTok users. See the convincing videos and learn how this technology could be used to spread misinformation.

Analysis: With 'WandaVision' and 'The Mandalorian,' Disney+ has found its magic spell

Hits are elusive in the entertainment industry, and the fact Disney+ has conjured two with "The Mandalorian" and now "WandaVision" speaks to a certain kind of Disney magic. Yet as the latter prepares to end its run, lessons have emerged about translating "Star Wars" and Marvel into this relatively new medium, as well as the spells they have cast for Disney+.

Serena Williams and daughter twin in new ad

Tennis legend Serena Williams and her 3-year-old daughter Olympia star in an advertisement for fashion designer Stuart Weitzman.

SpaceX Mars prototype rocket nails landing for the first time, but explodes on pad

Another SpaceX rocket prototype was fueled and ready for a test flight Wednesday, but in the final moments before liftoff, the vehicle's engines sputtered off and the company announced it had aborted the flight.

How a flight attendant and a CIA man fell in love on an airplane

In September 1970 Jocelyne Nowaski was working as chief flight attendant on a Pan American World Airways flight from Paris to New York when her life changed forever.

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.

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.

Friends find out they're biological sisters years after they met working at the same restaurant

It started as a joke.

Colbert pokes fun at Neil Degrasse Tyson for vaccination photo

Do bare-chested leaders getting vaccinated deserve their own calendar? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on hunky vaxxers.

Lost portrait by one of India's most famous female artists resurfaces after 90 years

A long-forgotten painting by Amrita Sher-Gil, one of India's most important modern artists, is going under the hammer for the first time.

Wall Street is in for a rude awakening, former NY Fed president says

Wall Street threw a fit last week when Treasury rates spiked. The stock market tanked and investors feared the economy was overheating. Former New York Fed President Bill Dudley is warning that the temper tantrums are only just beginning.

Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy

Alamo Drafthouse, the movie theater chain beloved by fans for its boozy milkshakes, theme nights and strict no-talking rules, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Iconic Las Vegas casino sold for $2.25 billion

Las Vegas Sands Corp., the upscale resort and casino company founded by the late Sheldon Adelson, is leaving its namesake city and selling its two Nevada properties in a $6.25 billion deal.

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The best computer monitors actually worth splurging on

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We asked vets for their favorite dog supplies: Here are their picks

20 of the most anticipated new books to read this March

We've tested dozens of WFH products: Here are our top picks

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Texas power outages reveal the limits of partisanship

On March 2, 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Texas has the distinction of having been an independent nation before joining the United States. The history books say Texas joined the Union in 1845. Sometimes I wonder if Texas ever really, fully joined the Union -- especially on days like this, when while the US remains in the grips of a capricious, widespread lethal contagion, the governor ended Texas' mask mandate Tuesday and declared that all businesses in his state can be open -- 100% -- in a matter of days.

Alyssa Milano: Pay moms for getting us through this crisis

In December, following the Thanksgiving holiday when lockdowns again became necessary because millions of people selfishly decided to ignore Covid-19 guidelines, the economy lost 140,000 jobs. On its own, that's bad enough, but it's not even close to the whole story. The truly shocking part is that women made up 100% of those job losses, losing a total of 156,000 jobs, while men gained 16,000 jobs that month. While women fared better than men in the January jobs report, 275,000 left the labor force that month.

I'm racing against time to find out more about dad

I have a question for my father so I jot it down on a postcard. I figured it would be a new way to communicate. When I visit my parents, who are in their 80s, two weeks later at their home in New Jersey last fall, I say excitedly to dad, "Did you get my postcard? What is your favorite piece of music?"

Vernon Jordan -- Clinton's friend and my mentor

Some years ago, on PBS News Hour, I interviewed the historian David Herbert Donald about his new biography of Abraham Lincoln. "What is the most important asset a president needs?" I asked. Without hesitation, he replied: "A friend."

Party of Lincoln became the party of Alex Jones

At a news conference held in the hours after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, a man asked then-Gov. Deval Patrick whether the attacks had been carried out by the US government as part of a plot to clamp down on civil liberties. The governor, who had spent the day scrambling to respond to the crisis and begin coordinating the search for the perpetrators, dismissed the question with a quick "no."

The veterans who need Congress to act in 2021

As members of Congress, we all share a deep respect for our men and women in uniform, as well as a collective responsibility to ensure that our veterans are appropriately cared for upon their return home.

Prince Harry's brave decision

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle recently spoke with Oprah Winfrey about their struggles, in the first interview they've given since quitting as working members of the royal family last year. What we learned from clips released in advance of the interview's airing on March 7: It's not easy being a prince.

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