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  1. Technocracy is back in Italy – but with a different agenda
  2. Covid-19: UK's surplus vaccine pledge and two million 'not given flight refunds'
  3. COVID-19: Number of new active cases exceeds 6,000, second day in row, on Feb 19
  4. All sanctions imposed by Trump must be lifted: Zarif
  5. Hong Kong eyes significant overhaul of public broadcaster RTHK
  6. Africa COVID deaths surpass 100,000 amid second wave
  7. Woman dies after being shot in Myanmar post-coup protest
  8. Iran's remedial measures response to EU/US violations
  9. Vireo Health Completes Arizona Cannabis Cultivation Facility Expansion
  10. ‘Sorry’: Brokerage chief at heart of GameStop saga apologises
  11. Big Tech Censors, 2020 Election Still Stolen, Economy Fragile
  12. In a media diversity hearing, ex-PM Kevin Rudd said that Australian politicians are afraid of Murdoch media; a News Corp exec dismissed Rudd's claims (Daniel Hurst/The Guardian)
  13. North Dakota taking steps to nullify ALL of Joe Biden’s unconstitutional laws and executive orders
  14. Dems Introduce New Bill To Permanently Ban Trump —> H.R. 484
  15. From Enron to Ercot
  16. Australia to push ahead with media law despite Facebook blackout
  17. De Blasio UNLOADS on Cuomo, backs Dem who says he was threatened: ‘ bullying is nothing new!’
  18. Liberals introduce new bill to relax penalties for drug offences
  19. NY Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim: Cuomo told me that my career would be over if I didn’t lie, asked me to cover up a crime -MSNBC
  20. Texas outages, China, Biden and Trumps EO
  21. What does Princess Latifa case mean for British sport?
  22. Florida Man Arrested For Attempted Sexual Battery of a Minor He Met on Facebook Marketplace
  23. Florida Man Arrested For Attempted Sexual Battery of a Minor He Met on Facebook Marketplace
  24. US ready to join talks to resume Iran nuclear deal
  25. Politics Seeping Into Everything And Ruining Everything…
  26. Elon Musk’s SpaceX raised $850 million, jumping valuation to about $74 billion
  28. Imagine if Jay Powell said this: “Financial vulnerabilities of the U.S. financial system are notable, and asset valuation pressures are elevated.” Impossible, right? But that’s *exactly* what the Fed’s own staff told the FOMC last month.
  29. [Thread] In audio obtained by NPR, Chicago Tribune EIC Colin McMahon told staffers that Trib papers make 10-13% profit now and new owner Alden will seek 20%+ (David Folkenflik/@davidfolkenflik)
  30. Foot-and-mouth outbreak's parallels with Covid pandemic
  31. Now Norway is offering drug-free treatment to people with psychosis
  32. Texas storm: ‘He’s 92 so we wrapped him tight like a mummy’
  33. France's elite forced to confront sexual abuse scandals
  34. The dentist who helped a koala to walk
  35. Black lawyer was told ‘people like you don’t become barristers’
  36. Brazil: Can you vaccinate a whole town against Covid?
  37. The search widens for hot rocks that provide power
  38. Climate Change: How much did it cost the US economy in 2020?
  39. Cancel culture: Have any two words become more weaponised?
  40. Nikki Haley Tries To Meet With Trump At Mar-A-Lago, He Declines…
  41. The Greater Danger of Israeli Provocations in Syria
  42. U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions On 43 Belarusians For 'Undermining Democracy'
  43. Covid: Unblock logjam for new laws, senior MPs urge ministers
  44. Covid in Wales: Primary schools could reopen fully from 15 March
  45. 'We can't get a refund for our £980 flights'
  46. No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations
  47. HHS declares public health emergency for the state of Texas
  48. An early analysis of Birdwatch, Twitter's crowdsourced fact-checking pilot with about 1,000 users, shows partisan rhetoric and a lack of source citations (Alex Mahadevan/Poynter)
  49. First Photos Of Martian Surface From Perseverance
  50. The papers: 'Perseverance pays off' and 'foreign holiday hope'