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Can bright green 'super powders' really make you healthy? – (BBC News)
Products containing probiotics, vitamins and antioxidants are being sold as healthy essentials.

Red carpet in pictures: Long black dresses, pops of neon and a giraffe at the Brit Awards – (BBC News)
Stars wore their finest for the red carpet in London at the UK's biggest music night, the Brit Awards.

LeBron James becomes first NBA player to reach 40,000 points – (Al Jazeera English)
The LA Lakers forward termed the milestone ‘bittersweet’ as it came in a loss against Denver Nuggets.

What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — One burning issue dominates as the 2024 session of China's legislature gets underway this week: the economy.

Pakistan's Shehbaz Sharif set to take oath as prime minister for second term – (Reuters)
Pakistani politician Shehbaz Sharif was set on Sunday to become prime minister for the second time in a vote by the country's newly formed parliament, three weeks after uncertain national elections led to the formation of a coalition government.

Organized crime attacks on local candidates raise fears Mexico may face its bloodiest elections ever – (Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico prepares for the largest elections in its history, organized crime is once again preying on local candidates across swaths of the country where cartels dominate, raising concerns among experts that these could be Mexico’s bloodies…

Vice President Kamala Harris to join in marking anniversary of Bloody Sunday on Alabama bridge – (Associated Press)
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to be among those marking the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the day Alabama law officers attacked Civil Rights demonstrators on the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

Saving Baboo the baby tiger: Inside Pakistan’s zoo-turned-rescue centre – (Al Jazeera English)
A zoo shut down because of animal cruelty has been transformed into a facility rescuing hundreds of wild animals.

Israeli air raid on Rafah kills 14 Palestinians, many of them children – (Al Jazeera English)
Six children killed in latest Israeli attack on Rafah, with many more trapped under rubble, rescuer says.

Pro-Palestinian protestors interrupt first lady’s event: ‘This is a genocide’ – (The Hill)
Pro-Palestinian protestors interrupted First Lady Jill Biden’s event in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday as she was giving a speech on women’s issues.  The essence of the remarks at the Arizona event was supposed to be on abortion rights as Biden was performing her…

Hero to homeless: House of Muslim man behind India tunnel rescue demolished – (Al Jazeera English)
Rat-miner Wakeel Hasan was a national hero in December, after helping rescue 41 workers. Now, he’s on the streets.

The 'banned' Star Trek episode that promised a united Ireland – (BBC News)
A scene discussing Ireland's "2024 unification" stopped the episode from being shown in the UK.

JR Majewski drops out of Ohio House GOP race – (The Hill)
JR Majewski, a controversial congressional candidate, confirmed that he will be dropping out of the Ohio House Republican race.  Majewski, an Air Force veteran, already mulled ending his bid earlier this week, just days after early voting started in Ohio, but…

Trump heads towards nomination with wins in Michigan, Missouri and Idaho – (BBC News)
The results give Donald Trump 247 Republican delegates, compared to challenger Nikki Haley's 24.

Police in Haiti struggle against gangs storming prison in latest surge of violence – (Associated Press)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Police in Haiti urgently appealed for help Saturday night as they struggled to hold back gangs trying to storm the country's main prison in a major escalation of violence sweeping the troubled Caribbean nation.

Raye: Singer-songwriter makes history winning six Brit Awards – (BBC News)
The singer-songwriter wins more Brits at a single ceremony than any other artist ever has.

Trump wins Republican caucuses in Michigan, Missouri, Idaho – (Al Jazeera English)
Trump trounces Nikki Haley in all three states, draws closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination.

US storm: Massive blizzard hits California and Nevada – (BBC News)
The snowstorm hit California's Sierra Nevada mountains especially hard, with up to 10ft of snow expected.

Trump endorses Boebert: a ‘trusted America First Fighter’ – (The Hill)
Former President Trump offered his endorsement to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), calling the controversial congresswoman a “trusted America First Fighter.”  Trump said Boebert is a “proven conservative” and a leader who delivers for her constituents in Colora…

Pakistan's 'King of Chaos' Imran Khan keeps winning even behind bars – (BBC News)
Pakistan's army has long wielded an unchallenged amount of power over politics - until now.


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Headlines from CNN and Fox News

Trump says Pelosi 'probably a little bit smarter' than Nikki Haley, claims he 'purposely' mixes them up – (Fox News)
Former President Donald Trump called Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley "Birdbrain" and said that Nancy Pelosi was "a little bit smarter" than her during a rally.

Justin Bieber's wife Hailey posts birthday tribute to singer after her dad Stephen requests prayers for couple – (Fox News)
Justin Bieber's wife, Hailey Bieber, marked the singer's 30th birthday with an Instagram post. Earlier this week, her father, Stephen Baldwin, asked fans to pray for the couple.

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon evacuated ahead of ‘imminent’ volcanic eruption – (CNN)
Iceland has evacuated its world-famous Blue Lagoon due to nearby seismic activity that suggests an “imminent” volcanic eruption, according to public broadcaster RÚV.

SE Cupp explains what she says is a ‘huge warning sign for Donald Trump’ | CNN Politics – (CNN)
CNN political commentator SE Cupp weighs in on the state of the 2024 election, including where Republican candidates Donald Trump and Nikki Haley stand against one another and within the larger Republican party.

New California bill would make illegal immigrants eligible for first time homebuyer loans – (Fox News)
Democratic assemblymember Joaquin Arambula proposes new bill that would expand eligibility for a state loan program for first-time home buyers to include illegal immigrants.

Conservative gun rights groups come out swinging against John Cornyn's bid to replace Mitch McConnell – (Fox News)
Gun Owner of America spoke out against Sen. John Cornyn for his stance on Second Amendment rights after he announced his bid to succeed Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Former NBA prospect sentenced to 90 years in prison for multiple sexual assaults – (Fox News)
Rashid Byrd, who played 19 games for the Lakers' D-League affiliate in the 2008-09 season, was sentenced to 90 years to life in jail for sexual assault.

Video shows aftermath of Russian drone strike on Odesa apartment block | CNN – (CNN)
A mother and baby were among the seven people killed in an overnight Russian drone attack on the Ukrainian city of Odesa as Ukraine struggles to hold Russian forces back in the eastern part of the country. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports.

Nationals prospect stretchered off field after flipping over fence in attempt to rob home run – (Fox News)
Washington Nationals prospect Daylen Lile was carted off the field and taken to a hospital after trying to rob a home run against the Boston Red Sox.

Inflation, global 'sustainability' push a potential death sentence for US Agriculture, farmers warn – (Fox News)
Texas rancher Shad Sullivan and Boydton, Va., farmer John Boyd Jr. warned of an impending agriculture crisis as farms close while elites push sustainability and foreign aid.

Border Patrol union mocks Biden over Texas visit: ‘Call a lid, hit beach, take nap’ – (Fox News)
President Biden was mocked by the Border Patrol union on Saturday over his Thursday visit to the Texas border in which he urged Republicans to pass the bipartisan immigration bill.

Opinion: A wildfire destroyed the tree I planted seven decades ago — and with it my hope for the future – (CNN)
Acres of land have turned into smoldering, fume-filled wastelands — in Chile last month, in Texas today and who knows where else in the near future, writes Ariel Dorfman.

Why Donald Trump’s niece says he’s ‘nothing like he pretends to be’ | CNN Politics – (CNN)
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with Mary Trump, the niece of former President Donald Trump, about what she believes about his legal cases keeps him up at night.

Opinion: Jokes about disability aren’t taboo. But here’s who shouldn’t be telling them – (CNN)
After Shane Gillis joked about Down syndrome on “Saturday Night Live,” writer s.e. smith says jokes about disability aren’t off-limits, but who tells them matters.

Six-week ceasefire ‘basically accepted’ by Israel, waiting on Hamas, US official says – (CNN)
The Israelis have “basically accepted” a six-week ceasefire proposal in Gaza, a senior Biden administration official told reporters Saturday. A second phase would be worked out over those six weeks “to build something more enduring.”

National Rugby League to kick off season on American soil for first time in Las Vegas on FS1 – (Fox News)
The National Rugby League (NRL) will kick off its season with a double-header in Las Vegas on Saturday night. It will air live on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.

Why checked bag fees are at record highs – (CNN)
A United Airlines round-trip ticket from Denver to Dallas in late March is advertised for $91. But checking one bag at the airport both ways will cost an extra $80 — nearly as much as the flight.

5 Things Weekly News Quiz – (CNN)
A vehicle recall. A water shortage. A leap day. What do you remember from the week that was?

Millennials stand to become the richest generation in history, after $90 trillion wealth transfer – (CNN)
Many millennials are currently grasping in frustration at long-held American Dreams like homeownership, a steady job and an affordable cost of living. However, over the next twenty years, Millennials are poised to inherit some $90 trillion of assets and becom…

Should you drink coffee first thing in the morning, or wait a while? Experts reveal caffeine guidance – (Fox News)
What's the best time of day to drink coffee? Two sleep experts weighed in on how to get the most out of caffeine during the day while preventing any sleep disruptions at night.


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