“Arkansas Senate approves bill banning nearly all abortions.” – ABC News
“Killed for jaywalking? Police under fire for escalating stop of Black man.” – MSNBC In a special segment, MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on the controversial police stop of Kurt Andras Reinhold, a Black man who was shot to death by police for allegedly jaywalking.
“Here’s why Ted Cruz flying to Cancun was *so* bad” – CNN Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was bombarded with negative press after he was spotted on social media hopping on a flight to Cancun with his family amid a devastating winter storm and subsequent power grid failure.
“NY undercounted nursing home coronavirus deaths by thousands.” – BBC News Letitia James says her inquiry revealed a dramatic discrepancy between reported deaths and the official tally. It directly undercuts Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has boasted about his pandemic response. If the findings hold true, it would mean over 13,000 nursing home deaths – the highest in the US.
“Democrats seek to capitalize off Texas storm devastation.” – FOX News Schumer went on to call for a federal investigation to look into how the Republican governor’s policies “have failed and exacerbated the winter storm crisis.”
“Wild swings: US bank profits sank 36.5% in 2020 as COVID raged.” – AL Jazeera United States bank profits fell 36.5 percent in 2020 from the year prior as banks set aside massive amounts to guard against potential losses, but the industry showed signs of strengthening in the fourth quarter as the economy begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, a regulator reported Tuesday.