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One CEO was against remote work before Covid. Now he's OK'd his employees to work from home forever.

Expect another frustrating tax season. Here's why
The Internal Revenue Service is facing a massive backlog as the new tax season begins. CNN's Gabe Cohen has more.

How to think about boosters in light of this week's Pfizer and Moderna news
Pfizer and BioNTech announced Tuesday that they're beginning a clinical trial for an Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine. Moderna had previously revealed plans to develop its own vaccine that targets the variant, which is by far the dominant one in the United States right now.

EU regulators approve Paxlovid antiviral pill for those at risk of severe Covid-19

'N.C.I.S.' actor dies of complications from Covid-19
Actor Vachik Mangassarian has died of Covid-19 complications, according to his manager.

Opinion: A prediction for what comes after Omicron
For the fourth time in two years, things are beginning to settle down after a terrifying wave of the latest Covid-19 variant.

'Grow up': Doctor responds to journalist's Covid comments
Dr. Jonathan Reiner responds to comments made by journalist and author Bari Weiss claiming she is "done" with Covid-19 during an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

Sarah Palin spotted dining at restaurant after positive Covid-19 test
• 'Ms. Palin needs to respect small business workers,' spokesman for NYC mayor says

What Sinema and Manchin could mean for Biden's SCOTUS pick
• Watch: Breyer speaks about the future of democracy • Here's who Biden may pick to replace Breyer • Analysis: No, Biden isn't nominating Harris to SCOTUS

Three Houston police officers shot and a search is on for suspect
Houston Police are searching for a suspect after three officers were shot Thursday.

'What kind of qualification is that, being a Black woman?' Fox host blasts Biden
CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson reacts to some conservative commentators blasting President Biden's plan to pick a Black woman for the Supreme Court.

Oklahoma death row inmate who requested firing squad is executed by lethal injection
An Oklahoma death row inmate who had requested execution by firing squad was executed by lethal injection on Thursday, according to the state Department of Corrections.

It's true, you could get 0 or 20 inches of snow Saturday in New York City. Here's why
• Northeast faces heavy snow and blizzard conditions this weekend

Cori Bush's car struck by gunfire while the Missouri lawmaker was not in the vehicle
The car of Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was struck by gunfire early Saturday morning in the St. Louis area, a Bush spokesperson confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

16-year-old's body found dumped on Los Angeles freeway
In California, local leaders are offering a substantial reward for information that leads to an arrest in finding the killers of Tioni Theua. The 16-year-old's body was found dumped along the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles.

More states fight back against threats to election workers
Lawmakers in New Mexico are expected to take up a proposal that would make it a crime to intimidate election workers -- becoming at least the fourth state to consider new laws this year to confront the onslaught of threats against them.

Man charged with groping a flight attendant gets sentenced
A man charged with groping a flight attendant has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Opinion: The hymen's a myth and virginity's a construct. It's time to let both go
On Monday, the British government moved to make hymenoplasty, or "virginity repair" surgery -- with or without consent -- illegal.

Pentagon commits to do more to prevent civilian deaths in military operations
The US military has committed to doing more to prevent civilian deaths following the release of a damning report that found the Pentagon had failed to consistently identify, investigate and share lessons learned when civilians have been harmed in US military operations.

Analysis: These are the faces of the anti-Trump Republican Party
In mid-March, the wing of the Republican Party that has resisted former President Donald Trump's takeover will gather in northern Virginia.

Unknown space object beaming out radio signals every 18 minutes remains a mystery
While mapping radio waves across the universe, astronomers happened upon a celestial object releasing giant bursts of energy -- and it's unlike anything they've ever seen before.

Scientists slam Joe Rogan's interview with Jordan Peterson as 'absurd' and 'dangerous'
• Watch Michael Eric Dyson speak on Rogan and guest: Damn sure proved their Whiteness

Pat McCrory compared his not getting a job at Duke University to 1960s segregation
• Analysis: Debunking Ron Johnson (and John Stockton) on dead athletes •

Police officer completes DoorDash delivery after arresting driver
A woman expecting her Door Dash delivery was surprised to find a South Dakota police officer at her doorstep, food in hand, after he arrested the driver. See the moment captured by a doorbell camera.

Opinion: Pope Benedict XVI revelations are a chance to overhaul a rotten system
As a survivor of sexual violence at the hands of two Jesuit priests in Berlin when I was a young teenager in the 1970s, I, like many victims, have long remained silent. I made a commitment to end this silence 12 years ago. I had thought I was alone. But there were many of us.

Man caught on camera berating kids over masks
Police have opened an investigation after a concerned parent captured a man wearing a "your mask makes you look stupid," shirt yelling children who were wearing masks. Affiliate KCAL/KBCS reports

Gold is shining again as stocks wobble and cryptos melt down
Stocks have slumped this year. So has bitcoin. But gold, by comparison, has had a fairly solid start to the year. The price of the yellow metal is roughly unchanged, hovering just below $1,800 an ounce.

The Best Balance Transfer Card of 2022

Child stars Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are reportedly engaged
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are engaged.

YouTuber creates world's first real-life retractable lightsaber
Guinness World Records recognized Alex Burkan, a Russian YouTuber, with creating the world's first retractable lightsaber that you can hold in your hands.

Minnie Mouse has ditched her iconic red dress for a power pantsuit
For the first time in her nearly century-long life, Minnie Mouse will add a pantsuit to her wardrobe. And it won't be just any old pair of tailored slacks, but an iconic silhouette from British fashion designer Stella McCartney.

Evangeline Lilly says she attended the anti-vaccine mandate rally where Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke
Evangeline Lilly said she attended a rally against vaccine mandates in Washington, DC, last weekend -- the same event where Robert F. Kennedy Jr. invoked Nazi Germany and Anne Frank in a speech.

Actress opens up about her parents' tragic deaths
Actress Alicia Witt is speaking out about the tragic death of her parents.

Opinion: Miranda just blew up her marriage. That's not a bad thing
On last week's episode of "And Just Like That," the HBO Max reboot of "Sex and the City," Miranda Hobbes (played by Cynthia Nixon) blew up her marriage.

Melania Trump's auction items fail to bring desired price
The lot of three items put up for auction earlier this month by former first lady Melania Trump failed to reach its desired monetary threshold of $250,000 for an opening bid.

Podcast: Discover Mississippi Delta cuisine with Anthony Bourdain

Pentagon says Russian buildup has increased 'in the last 24 hours' near Ukraine

Kremlin said written responses from US and NATO on Russia's security demands fail to address its concerns

Europe could live with less Russian gas. A complete shutdown would be 'catastrophic'
• Live updates: Tensions simmer in Ukraine-Russia border crisis

What you need to know about Prince Andrew's US sex assault case
Prince Andrew is facing the prospect of a trial in a very public civil lawsuit for sexual abuse later this year.

Woman takes detour to North Carolina for snow mountain scenes. Here's what she finds instead
Traveler says a TikTok video that was mistakenly labeled Gastonia, North Carolina, tricked her into driving to the city, as the snow mountain scene she hopes to see was actually filmed in Switzerland.

Pizza Hut is selling its spiciest pizza ever
Pizza Hut is hopping on the spicy food trend.

Vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help prevent autoimmune disease, study says
Taking daily vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help protect older adults from developing autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, thyroid diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica, an inflammatory disease that causes muscle pain and stiffness in the shoulders and hips, a new study found.

The Fed is hiking rates. What does that mean?
The Covid era of free money is coming to an end.

The investors who aren't panicking
The stock market has been jolted by indications the Federal Reserve will move to aggressively raise interest rates to rein in inflation.

Apple is back on top in global smartphone sales after a big win in China
Apple has once again become the top-selling smartphone brand in top market China, along with the rest of the world.

Wordle-spoiling bot taken down by Twitter
Twitter has suspended an annoying bot that automatically responded with the next day's solution when people posted their Wordle scores on the platform.

Allbirds is running a rare deal on its performance sneakers

How to treat keratosis pilaris, aka "chicken skin," according to derms

11 under-eye creams for dark circles experts swear by??

Save money at the pump with the best credit cards for gas rewards

31 Valentine's Day gifts from Nordstrom you can get on any budget

Give your house a makeover with our guide to the best online design services

Improve your posture with this discounted device from Amazon

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We tried Logitech's trendy new mechanical keyboard — and we love it

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Banning 'Maus' for making us uncomfortable is denying history
I thought it was a comic book. I first saw this book called "Maus" on the shelf in the guest room of our Nashville house. I don't remember why I was looking at the books. Maybe I was just a bored 17-year-old looking for something to do. I just remember being confused, because as far as I knew my parents didn't own any comic books. And why did it have a swastika on the cover? But I picked it up, sat down on the couch and started to read.

Jamie Oliver is veering into cultural appropriation
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's recent Sunday Times interview in which he said he has "teams of cultural appropriation specialists" to make sure he doesn't get into hot water over his recipes, has caused a stir -- as the topic of cultural appropriation always does.

How Holocaust imagery is being warped
As a child of Holocaust survivors, nothing is more sacred and important to me than preserving the memory of this period. The international community has made great strides in educating the world about it.

McConnell has a leg up on Trump. Will GOP listen?
While former President Donald Trump continues to peddle lies about election fraud and attack fellow Republicans who refuse to go along with his conspiracy theories, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to point the GOP in a different direction.

One word sums up Breyer's judicial philosophy
To understand the kind of Supreme Court justice that Stephen Breyer became, it helps to understand how he became a judge.

It's Neil Young's free world, not Joe Rogan's
Neil Young only wants to keep on rocking in the reality based world.

Biden can't let Sinema or Manchin block him on this
When Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his impending retirement, Democrats rejoiced. It isn't that they aren't pleased with Breyer's work -- he has served as a critical liberal vote on a court that has taken a sharp shift to the right in recent years. But stepping down will ensure President Joe Biden will nominate a replacement who could maintain a seat on the bench for decades to come.

'Putin is at his time of greatest power,' former UK Prime Minister on Russia

Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from Supreme Court

Why has our perception of time felt so distorted since the pandemic began?