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  1. Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) drives around Houston Rockets forward Jae'Sean Tate (8) during a game last month at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  2. In this June 18, 2020, file photo, people visit Pier 39 during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. San Francisco is poised to allow indoor dining, movie theaters and gyms with reduced capacity as the rate of coronavirus cases and deaths improve, allowing more of California's economy throughout the state to open back up for business. It's unclear which activities might open when. Mayor London Breed is scheduled to provide an update at the tourist-friendly Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  3. A company based in Kissimmee has been fined for violating Mississippi's phone call laws.
  4. In this image from KYMA law enforcement work at the scene of a deadly crash involving a semitruck and an SUV in Holtville, Calif., on Tuesday.
  5. Texas on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let down their guard yet. This photo was taken in San Antonio in July.
  6. White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House on Tuesday.
  7. FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Wray is condemning the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol as “domestic terrorism.”
  8. The sun shines Tuesday on the U.S. Capitol dome.
  9. Coast Guard officials have identified a missing pilot as Brendan Spratt, 87.. Spratt's family provided the Coast Guard with photos, which the Coast Guard posted on their Twitter account.
  10. Boxes of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are shown at the McKesson Corporation in Shepherdsville, Ky., on Monday.
  11. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, Japan, on Oct. 8, 2019. Silver, in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, defended the league’s decision to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta on March 7 and said he believes the league can do so safely during a pandemic.
  12. In this file photo from January 2019, Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, D-Manhattan, speaks in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to accusations that he sexually harassed women on the job is being viewed as a tone-deaf “faux-pology” by critics and victim's advocates. Cuomo said in a statement that he only meant to joke with staff to add ‘levity’ to their serious work.
  13. Vernon Jordan talks to reporters outside his Washington law offices after being named by President-elect Bill Clinton to head Clinton's transition board in November 1992.
  14. A central Florida sheriff's deputy was suspended for nearly a month after a civil rights group asked for an investigation into his Facebook posts about Muslims.
  15. Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced on his birthday Tuesday that it would cease publication of several children's titles because of insensitive and racist imagery.
  16. Students who were abducted by gunmen from a school in Jangebe last week meet with the state governor Tuesday after their release.
  17. Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill being prepped in Congress includes a provision that over five years would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
  18. A bicyclist stops to admire the red, white and blue lights illuminating San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco. Congress is beginning debate on the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in a generation.
  19. President Joe Biden appears during a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Washington.
  20. In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Lady Gaga's dog walker, who was shot last week during a robbery in Hollywood when two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen, described the violence and his recovery "from a very close call with death" in social media posts Monday, March 1, 2021.
  21. In this April 19, 2019 file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church unveiled plans Monday, March 1, 2021 to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does not recognize same-sex marriage. The move could hasten the long-expected breakup of the UMC, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination, over differing approaches to LGBTQ inclusion.
  22. In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, specialist Dilip Patel, center, works with traders on the floor, Monday, March 1, 2021. Stocks are rising across the board on Wall Street as traders welcomed a move lower in long-term interest rates in the bond market. Investors were also watching Washington as a big economic stimulus bill moved to the Senate. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
  23. Florida State has extended coach Leonard Hamilton’s contract through the 2024-25 season.