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Doctors may have been using the wrong metric to measure blood pressurein women, a new study says. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. 

By Faith Karimi 

the weekend that was The FDA authorized the third coronavirus vaccine in the US and the first one available as a single dose. Gunmen in motorcycles kidnapped over 300 Nigerian school girls and took them to a nearby forest. A second ex-aide to Gov. Cuomo is accusing him of sexual harassment, a New York Times report says.  The House passed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, but it faces a Senate hurdle.  US federal health officials announced travel restrictions for two countries hit by Ebola outbreaks.  the week ahead

A hearing is set Tuesday for Ed Buck, a prominent California political donor facing nine felony charges. They include allegations he enticed a man to travel interstate to engage in prostitution. The man died at Buck’s apartment in Los Angeles after he allegedly administered drugs to him. 

A civil case against Anne Sacoolas resumes Wednesday in Virginia. She’s accused of driving on the wrong side of the road in England and killing Harry Dunn, 19.  She claimed diplomatic immunity and fled to the US after the August 2019 deadly collision outside RAF Croughton, a military base used as a global intelligence gathering station by the CIA. 


Online chatter suggests QAnon supporters believe former President Trump could still be inaugurated Thursday. National Guard troops will remain in Washington through mid-March over concerns about potential violence. “Some of these people figured out that apparently 75 years ago, the President used to be inaugurated on March 4. Okay, now why that’s relevant, God knows,” said Rep. Adam Smith, chair of the House Armed Services Committee.


The National Day of Unplugging starts Friday. After the year we’ve had so far, this would be a good time to step away from electronics and go for a walk, hike, do arts and crafts, play board games — anything to take a break from the doomscrolling.


In Florida, the annual motorcycle invasion kicks off Friday with Harleys and Hondas rumbling through the streets of Daytona Beach. In a typical year, about 500,000 motorcyclists pack the streets for Bike Week. With a pandemic and all, this year will likely be atypical.

tonight's big event

Revelry and controversy The Golden Globe Awards ceremony airs at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, kicking off this year’s socially distanced awards season. This year’s ceremony will be different with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting it from different coasts. It also comes after a bombshell report alleging questionable ethical practices. 

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A decidedly American storyLee Isaac Chung’s movie “Minari” is making waves with its controversial Golden Globe nomination. As CNN’s Catherine Shoichet reports, the  American movie written and directed by an American man about a family’s struggles on their American farm will be competing in a surprising category: best foreign-language film. 

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February is Black History Month, and every day we’re highlighting Black pioneers in American history. Learn more here


Albert Murray, essayist and social critic, 1916-2013


He was never a household name, but Albert Murray was one of the most important Black thinkers of the 20th century and changed the way people talked about race. He challenged Black separatism and insisted that the Black experience was central to American culture. 

total recall

Quiz time! Boeing recommended the grounding of some 777 jets following a mid-air incident last week. Which airline was at the heart of the story?


A. United AirlinesB. American AirlinesC. Delta AirlinesD. Southwest Airlines


Play “Total Recall,” CNN’s weekly news quiz, to see if you’re correct!

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United voices As Black History Month comes to an end, an a cappella group did a blended version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (also known as the Black national anthem) and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” (Click here to watch)

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