Ted Cruz’s trip to Mexico earned him widespread criticism. Will it matter for his political future?

It’s no secret that Sen. Ted Cruz has his eye on running for president again. But his ambitions could be complicated after flying to Mexico as Texas was weathering the aftermath of a winter storm.

     

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin addresses military sexual assault, ‘disturbing’ TikTok video

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin vowed to probe a “disturbing” TikTok video in which a woman alleges her attacker was allowed to remain in the Marines.

     

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2-dose Pfizer vaccine here to stay, despite new study; storms slow vaccine rollout; California to reopen schools: Latest COVID-19 updates

California lawmakers agree on $6.5B proposal to reopen schools this spring. CDC reports at least 1,500 variant cases in U.S. Latest COVID-19 news.

     

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Trump ‘wants us to make it WILD’: Six more Oath Keepers’ associates charged in Capitol riots conspiracy case

Six people, including two husband-and-wife pairs, were added to a federal conspiracy case Friday for alleged coordinate efforts in the Capitol attack.

     

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Joe Manchin, a key Democratic senator, says he’ll oppose Biden’s nominee for budget chief, putting nomination in jeopardy

Manchin said after reviewing her public statements and tweets, he would oppose her nomination to run the powerful White House office.

     

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South Carolina governor signs bill banning abortion of fetus after heartbeat is detected

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed the controversial Fetal Heartbeat Bill, banning the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat.

     

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‘Gran Torino’ star Bee Vang criticizes film’s racial slurs, ‘mainstreamed anti-Asian racism’

In an op-ed for NBC News, “Gran Torino” star Bee Vang criticized the film’s use of racial slurs amid rising hate crimes against Asian Americans.

     

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Lawmakers denounce ‘crisis point’ of anti-Asian violence, call for action to prevent future attacks

“What started as dirty looks and verbal assaults” at the beginning of the pandemic “escalated to physical attacks and violence,” Rep. Judy Chu said.

     

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Cloris Leachman’s cause of death revealed as stroke, COVID-19 also a contributing factor

Award winning actress Cloris Leachman died from a stroke with COVID-19 listed as a significant condition according to medical examiner’s office.

     

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Gayle King asked FKA Twigs ‘Why didn’t you leave?’ Her question is part of the problem.

Asking a survivor “why didn’t you leave?” is classic victim-blaming, and does harm to all survivors of domestic violence, experts say.

     

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