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* The National Cathedral tolled 500 bells for 500,000 American COVID-19 deaths,
* WA. COVID-19 metrics trending down!

The President, Vice President, spouses lead nation in mourning 500,000 US Covid-19 deaths, February 22, 2021, The White House entry draped in black bunting. Credit: Doug Mills, The New York Times

*** SELECT REGIONAL NEWS MONDAY ***

+ Yelm Dollars for Scholars: Upcoming Events, Feb. 23, 24, 26

+ The Olympian: COVID-19 Update: A number of COVID-19 metrics trending down in WA, including a case rate of 10.7 per 100,000 people

+ Airways Magazine: The UK bans Boeing 777 PW-powered engines from its airspace [Ed. note: Another blow to Boeing Everett.]

+ CNET: Boeing’s massive foldable-wing 777X jet completes its first test flight

*** SELECT HEALTH NEWS MONDAY ***

Truthout: National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said the proliferation of the virus due to partisan resistance and politicization around wearing a face mask could be responsible for tens of thousands of deaths.

NBC News: Biden upends Trump’s calculation of who gets federal vaccination help – This time, vaccines and supplies are going to underserved communities. “Anything Trump did, we’re doing the opposite,” said one official.

CNBC: New York AG says Trump Supreme Court tax ruling won’t affect her probe of company

*** SELECT NATIONAL NEWS MONDAY ***

CNN: Biden leads nation in mourning 500,000 US Covid-19 deaths

AP: US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

Washington National Cathedral: February 22, 2021: Watch Cathedral Bell Tolling for 500,000 COVID Deaths [Ed. note: And 300 bells tolled on December 15, 2020]

McClatchey News: Small businesses to get priority under Biden administration’s new rules for PPP loans

Common Dreams: Texas Refineries Release Over 300,000 Pounds of Pollutants During Storm

USA Today: Supreme Court to hear challenges to abortion, immigration rules held over from Trump administration

CBS News: UN chief says “feeding frenzy of hate” fueling global white supremacy

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