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Biden administration to return to Iran talks

Top of The World: The Biden administration on Thursday set out to rejoin talks with Iran and opened the possibility of returning to the nuclear deal brokered under the Obama administration. And, lawmakers and President Biden released their immigration plan offering a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US. Also, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully landed Perseverance, the latest robotic craft to explore Mars.

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Facebook blocks news from its platform in Australia as Google strikes deals

Top of The World: Tech giant Facebook blocked the viewing and sharing of national or international news on its platform in Australia. And, a student was killed Wednesday by gunmen in an attack on a boarding school in Nigeria’s north-central Niger State. Also, during a high-level meeting of the UN security Council, Secretary-General António Guterres criticized the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for being “wildly uneven and unfair.”

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Freezing temps wreak havoc on utilities in US and Mexico

Top of The World: The record-breaking winter temperatures, part of a pattern of extreme weather caused by climate change, have left people from Minnesota to Mississippi to northern Mexico with rolling blackouts. And, Peruvian prosecutors are investigating the use of “courtesy doses” of China’s Sinopharm. Also, Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the Libya uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

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Alleged CAR militia leaders reject ICC charges

Top of The World: Two suspected militia leaders from the Central African Republic on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of war crimes. And, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that an independent commission, shaped like the 9/11 Commission, will further investigate the deadly Jan. 6. insurrection. Also, according to a new poll as part of the “State of Hate: Far-right extremism in Europe” report released on Tuesday, “[a]t least a quarter of Europeans have negative feelings toward Muslims."

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