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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, leads his panel's first meeting in the new Republican majority — a hearing Wednesday titled, "The Biden Border Crisis — Part I." J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In first GOP-led hearing about the border, witnesses paint sharply different pictures

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee blamed Biden administration policies for the record number of migrant apprehensions. Democrats accused them of fear-mongering and spreading misinformation.

President Joe Biden speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Congress takes reins of prayer breakfast from secretive Christian evangelical group

Lawmakers have taken more control of the National Prayer Breakfast from the group that ran it for seven decades after concerns rose over influence peddling and attendees, including a Russian spy.

Congress takes reins of prayer breakfast from secretive Christian evangelical group

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A woman walks past graffiti depicting a Ukrainian soldier firing a missile, in Kyiv on Jan. 25. The Russians are fighting an intense air war, but it involves mostly missiles, drones and anti-aircraft system. Traditional air strikes by piloted war planes have been relatively rare. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia and Ukraine battle daily in the sky. So where are the pilots?

Russia and Ukraine are waging a fierce war in the sky involving missiles, drones and air defense systems. Yet one thing makes this fight distinctive from previous air wars: pilots are extremely rare.

Russia and Ukraine battle daily in the sky. So where are the pilots?

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United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin walks past military guards during arrival honors at the Department of National Defense in Camp Aguinaldo military camp on Feb. 2, 2023 in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. and the Philippines agree to a larger American military presence

The Department of Defense announced the move that is widely seen as a way to deter China's influence in the region amid a visit to the Philippines by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

A sign noting the acceptance of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards, which SNAP beneficiaries use to pay for food, is displayed at a grocery store in 2019 in Oakland, Calif. SNAP emergency allotments are ending after this month and have already ended in some parts of the country. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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SNAP recipients will lose their pandemic boost and may face other reductions by March

Congress ended the temporary benefit meant to help low-income households with pandemic-era hardships. A huge increase in Social Security benefits may mean some households see further SNAP reductions.

The entrance to the Dallas Zoo in Dallas is pictured on June 3, 2008. Two monkeys were taken from the Dallas Zoo on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, the latest in a string of odd incidents at the facility. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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The Dallas Zoo saga serves as a reminder to remain vigilant, national accreditor says

The disappearance of two emperor tamarin was the culmination of suspicious events at the Dallas Zoo in recent weeks. The CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquarium calls it a learning moment.

RowVaughn Wells stops in front of the casket of her son Tyre Nichols at the start of his funeral service at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday. Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP, Pool hide caption

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Tyre Nichols' funeral in Memphis brings calls for justice

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy, called for justice for Nichols and lamented the fact that Nichols was killed in the same city where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.

Kyle Rittenhouse appears in court as he is found not guilty on all counts on Nov. 19, 2021, at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis. A federal judge in Wisconsin on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against city officials, police officers, Rittenhouse and others. Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP hide caption

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A lawsuit can proceed against Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, a federal judge rules

A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled that a civil rights lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Rittenhouse can proceed to the next phase.

Tom Brady says he's retiring from the NFL, and this time he means it. "I won't be long-winded," the quarterback said. "You only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year." Julio Aguilar/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Brady retires from the NFL, 1 year after retiring from the NFL

"I'm retiring. For good," Brady said. The record-shattering quarterback released the message on Feb. 1, the same date he announced his retirement from the NFL in 2022.

Omar Apollo poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 8, 2023. Grace Widyatmadja/NPR hide caption

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Omar Apollo taught himself how to sing from YouTube. Now he's up for a Grammy

Omar Apollo has been nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys, an accolade that usually takes artists years to achieve. But not for Apollo.

Omar Apollo taught himself how to sing from YouTube. Now he's up for a Grammy

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