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Democrats renew push for war powers overhaul after Bidens Syria strike – POLITICO

Democrats renew push for war powers overhaul after Bidens Syria strike – POLITICO

"The American people deserve to hear the Administration’s rationale for these strikes and its legal justification for acting without coming to Congress," said Kaine, who sits on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees. "Offensive military action without congressional approval is not constitutional absent extraordinary circumstances," he added. "Congress must be fully briefed on this matter expeditiously." Murphy, a Foreign Relations Committee member, added in a statement that "retaliatory strikes, not necessary to prevent an imminent threat, must fall within the definition of an existing congressional authorization of military force." "Congress should hold this administration to the same standard it did prior administrations, and require clear legal justifications for ...
NASAs Perseverance rover sends back first HD Mars panorama – Fox News

NASAs Perseverance rover sends back first HD Mars panorama – Fox News

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has sent back its first high-definition panorama, giving a 360-degree look from the planet's surface using its rotating Mastcam-Z instrument.  NASA LEAVES HIDDEN MESSAGE ON PARACHUTE OF MARS ROVER The picture is the rover's second panorama since Perseverance landed on the planet on Feb. 18. The rover's Navigation Cameras -- also on the mast -- captured another panorama on Feb. 20.  The newly-released picture, captured on Feb. 21,  was made using a combination of 142 images. Perseverance has already beamed back thousands to Southern California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In it, the Jezero Crater rim and what NASA describes as the "cliff face of an ancient river delta" can be seen in the distance.  Researchers believe the 28-mile-wide crater...
How Americans Changed Behavior Helped Beat Back The Winter Surge : Shots – Health News – NPR

How Americans Changed Behavior Helped Beat Back The Winter Surge : Shots – Health News – NPR

Restrictions on public gatherings and indoor dining, as well as improved rates of mask-wearing and social distancing helped bring down the rate of new coronavirus infections in the U.S. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Restrictions on public gatherings and indoor dining, as well as improved rates of mask-wearing and social distancing helped bring down the rate of new coronavirus infections in the U.S. ...
Europa League round of 16 draw: Who will face who? – UEFA.com

Europa League round of 16 draw: Who will face who? – UEFA.com

Round of 16 draw Ajax (NED) vs Young Boys (SUI)Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) vs Villarreal (ESP)Roma (ITA) vs Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)Olympiacos (GRE) vs Arsenal (ENG)Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) vs Tottenham (ENG)Manchester United (ENG) vs AC Milan (ITA)Slavia Praha (CZE) vs Rangers (SCO)Granada (ESP) vs Molde (NOR) When are the games? Hakan Yakin helped to conduct the draw The first legs are scheduled for Thursday 11 March, with the second legs on Thursday 18 March. Kick-offs are spilt between 18:55 CET and 21:00 CET. All the fixtures are available here. If ties are level after 180 minutes they are decided on away goals, first and foremost. If teams still can't be separated, it goes to extra time. If both teams score the same number of goals during the 30 additional minutes, away goal...
Isis women languish in dire conditions with nowhere else to go – The Guardian

Isis women languish in dire conditions with nowhere else to go – The Guardian

Islamic State Al-Hawl camp, where Shamima Begum surfaced, is focal point of humanitarian crisis starring unsympathetic protagonists Fri 26 Feb 2021 13.52 GMT When 20-year-old Shamima Begum, heavily pregnant and alone, managed to escape the US-led coalition bombing of Islamic State’s last stronghold two years ago, she left behind a scene resembling hell and entered limbo instead.Begum was among an astonishing 64,000 women and children who poured out of Baghuz, a tiny oasis town on the Euphrates river, deep in the Syrian desert. Many of their husbands and fathers died defending the last sliver of the so-called caliphate. Whether by accident or design, there was no plan in place for what to do with these families. Al-Hawl camp, where Begum surfaced, quickly became the focal point of a new...
CCTV shows moment Lady Gagas dog walker was shot and stars dogs were taken – Sky News

CCTV shows moment Lady Gagas dog walker was shot and stars dogs were taken – Sky News

Graphic video has been released of the moment Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot by attackers who stole the star's pets. WARNING - STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT Ryan Fischer is heard repeatedly screaming: "Oh my God! I've been shot!" He also cries: "Help me!" and "I'm bleeding out from my chest!". The film, given to Associated Press (AP) by what it called "a Hollywood resident", shows Wednesday night's robbery in which three of Lady Gaga's dogs were stolen. The singer is offering a $500,000 (£360,000) reward with no questions asked, according to her representative. Image: Lady Gaga with her dogs in 2020. Pic: @ladygaga Mr Fischer, Lady Gaga's friend, was shot once as he walked...
UK Covid death toll rises by 345 as daily figure falls by 54 per cent in fortnight – Mirror Online

UK Covid death toll rises by 345 as daily figure falls by 54 per cent in fortnight – Mirror Online

A further 345 lives have been lost to Covid-19, bringing the UK's death toll to 122,415, the government has announced. There were 8,523 confirmed new cases of the virus in 24 hours, latest figures show. The daily death toll remains high, although the number of new infections has fallen sharply since the start of 2021. It is now estimated that one in 145 people in the community have the virus in England, alongside one in 205 in Wales, one in 195 in Northern Ireland and one in 225 in Scotland. At the start of the year it was estimated that one in 50 would test positive for Covid-19 in England. Have you had your vaccine yet? Let us know in the comments below The UK's R rate is now thought to be as low as 0.6 Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles ...