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'Embarrassed' Cuomo Apologizes But Won't Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized for making people feel uncomfortable, but said he would not resign and urged people to wait for the attorney general's investigation before forming opinions.
Senate Democrats, White House Agree To Tighter Income Limits For Stimulus Checks
Moderate Democrats have demanded that the $1,400 stimulus checks be targeted at low- and moderate-income people. The change, if adopted, means the House will need to vote again on the package.
US & World
New Initiative By Health Insurers Aims To Help Vaccinate 2 Million Vulnerable Seniors
Officials said Wednesday that a coalition of health insurance providers will team up as part of a new "Vaccine Community Connectors" pilot program.
Worried About Coronavirus Variants? Here's What You Need To Know
Scientists are spotting new coronavirus variants almost on a daily basis. So far public health experts are still most worried about three important ones.
Crime & Justice
Supreme Court Seems Ready To Uphold Restrictive Voting Laws
The court heard arguments in a case that could allow state legislatures to make it more difficult for some to vote. The arguments centered on a key portion of the Voting Rights Act.
California Offers $2 Billion Incentive In A Push For In-Person Learning
Public schools that don't offer in-person instruction for k-2 students by the end of the month will lose out on 1% of eligible funds every day that students remain out of the classroom.
Environment & Science
It's Not Just Texas. The Entire Energy Grid Needs An Upgrade For Extreme Weather
The Texas blackout is a reminder that climate-driven extreme weather stresses the U.S.'s power system in many ways. Much is needed to harden the grid for the future as the number of outages increase.
Arts & Entertainment
Actors Involved In James Franco Suit Settle, Drop Claims
Two actors that had alleged the Oscar-winner's acting school sexually exploited female students have reached a preliminary settlement agreement. It is unclear if monetary payments are involved.
Oscar The Grouch And Grover Give Us Some Tips For Staying Home
Oscar the Grouch loves his trash, but he loves it more when everyone stays far away from him.
Business & Economy
LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.