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 2021-01-20 20:40 

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World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leaders across the globe welcomed the arrival of U.S. President Joe Biden and the end of the often confrontational presidency of Donald Trump, noting the world's most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and clim...

 2021-01-20 20:40 

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Biden to review Trump's changes to national monuments...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of two sprawling national monuments in the American Southwest, including one on lands considered sacred to Native Americans who joi...

 2021-01-20 20:13 

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Women's spring volleyball season starting with Badgers No. 1...

Wisconsin will open the reconfigured women's volleyball season ranked first in the nation, a status that elicited little more than a shrug from coach Kelly Sheffield even though it's the first time the Badgers have been a preseason No. 1."You&...

 2021-01-20 20:13 

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New Mexico college teams finally returning home...

PHOENIX (AP) — New Mexico State relocated to Arizona in an attempt to play a basketball season. Restrictions in the Aggies' home state made it impossible for them to even practice there, so they packed up and moved into a Phoenix resort.The pand...

 2021-01-20 20:13 

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New Mexico zoo sends endangered wolf pack to Mexico...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of endangered Mexican gray wolves and their seven pups have been sent from a zoo in New Mexico's largest city to Mexico as part of conservation efforts in that country.Officials at the ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque c...

 2021-01-20 20:13 

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Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belgian plant. Governments say it is costing crit...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

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Text of Biden's inaugural address as the 46th president...

President Joe Biden's inaugural address Wednesday, as provided by CQ Transcripts:Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris.Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, thi...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

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Browns GM praises Mayfield, won't discuss plans for QB...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield checked every box for the Browns this season: he matured as a player, took them back to the playoffs, solidified himself as a leader.Cleveland';s long search for a franchise quarterback appears to be over."We&#...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

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Lions agree to terms with Saints' Dan Campbell to be coach...

The Detroit Lions have landed the coach they coveted from the start of their search, agreeing to terms with Dan Campbell.The Lions announced the agreement with the New Orleans Saints tight ends coach on Wednesday, one day after formally introducing Brad H...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

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China hits Trump officials with sanctions on their way out...

WASHINGTON (AP) — China imposed sanctions on nearly 30 former Trump administration officials moments after they left office on Wednesday.In a statement released just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, Beijing slapped travel bans and ...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

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Florida Panthers 1 of 3 NHL teams allowing fans into arenas...

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Joel Quenneville already has a raspier-than-usual voice after the Panthers' first two games of the season.Screaming over crowd noise isn't easy.Florida is one of only three teams that is permitting fans bac...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

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AP PHOTOS: Biden takes oath, inherits confluence of crises...

Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States, declaring that "democracy has prevailed."He takes the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherits a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his p...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

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Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of his first official acts, President Joe Biden planned Wednesday to return the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming and to launch a series of climate-friendly efforts that could transform how American...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

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Football world reacts to retirement of Philip Rivers...

Reaction from around the football world on the retirement of NFL quarterback Philip Rivers after a 17-year career.___"Without question, Philip Rivers is one of the greatest, and no doubt one of the toughest players to ever play this game. For 16 years...

 2021-01-20 19:15 

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution resume Jan 25...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria announced Wednesday that the next round of talks toward revising the war-battered country's constitution will start in Geneva on Jan. 25 and urged the parties to move to actual drafting.Geir...

 2021-01-20 19:14 

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Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers...

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage and Shirley Chisholm in pearls and purple.Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush also donned hues of purple. Ha...

 2021-01-20 19:14 

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Rape charges denied by lawyer for '70s Show' actor Masterson...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson pleaded not guilty on his behalf Wednesday to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s. Defense lawyer Tom Mesereau entered the plea for Masterson, who was not ...

 2021-01-20 18:39 

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Ex-Arizona official to head to prison for illegal adoptions...

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician must report to prison Thursday to begin serving the first of three sentences for running an illegal adoption scheme that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to come to the U.S. to give up their ba...

 2021-01-20 18:39 

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Edmunds: Top automotive tech at CES 2021...

The atmosphere at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, held virtually for the first time due to the pandemic, struck a different tone than in years past. Without hordes of tech-hungry onlookers jockeying for position through packed convention center halls,...

 2021-01-20 18:39 

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Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world "even as we grieved, we grew....

 2021-01-20 18:39 

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As virus surges, states reporting shortages of vaccine...

NEW YORK (AP) — The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first dose are se...

 2021-01-20 17:39 

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On Biden's day, capital swiftly pivots to post-Trump life...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Quite suddenly, if only for a freeze-frame moment, everything old was new again, starting when Joe Biden stepped outside into his day and Donald Trump vanished inside Air Force One for his flight to private life in Florida.Democrat...

 2021-01-20 17:38 

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Houston event off as men's tennis tour makes schedule tweaks...

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston was canceled for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic, part of a series of changes to the men's tennis calendar announced by the ATP on Wednesday.The Hou...

 2021-01-20 17:38 

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The Latest: College of Charleston postpones four games...

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The College of Charleston has postponed its remaining four games in January due to a positive coronavirus test in the Cougars program. The school and the Colonial Athletic...

 2021-01-20 17:38 

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Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not...

Two rappers were among the entertainment figures included in a list of 140 people who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted by President Donald Trump in a last-minute clemency flurry early Wednesday. But the news was not as good for one hopeful ce...

 2021-01-20 17:38 

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Olympic champion's abuse claim triggers debate in Greece...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou appeared before a public prosecutor in Athens Wednesday in relation to sexual assault accusations she made that have ignited a nationwide debate on misconduct and encouraged multip...

 2021-01-20 16:38 

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Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday sought the maximum possible 12 years in prison each for a Turkish private airline official and two pilots accused of smuggling the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman out of Japan, Turkey's state new...

 2021-01-20 16:38 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fiction in his goodbye to Washington...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden.Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks Wednesday morning and the night b...

 2021-01-20 16:38 

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Morgan Stanley profits rise 48%, helped by strong markets...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Morgan Stanley saw its fourth-quarter profits surge 48% from a year earlier, as the Wall Street bank benefited from the market's upward swing and investors jubilation for tech stocks and IPOs late last year. The New York-b...

 2021-01-20 16:38 

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France to reckon with Algeria colonial past, won't apologize...

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron wants to take further steps to reckon with France's colonial-era wrongs in Algeria but is not considering an official apology, his office said. A report commissioned by Macron, to be published later ...

 2021-01-20 16:38 

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Portugal sets records in one of world's worst virus surges...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's new daily COVID-19 cases jumped to more than 14,600 to set a new national record Wednesday, as the country weathers one of the worst pandemic surges in the world.Health authorities officially reported 14,647 ne...

 2021-01-20 16:38 

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Review: Moon Taxi, a cab simply not worth hailing any...

Moon Taxi, "Silver Dream...

 2021-01-20 15:38 

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Mayor: Madrid blast kills 2; apparently linked to gas leak...

MADRID (AP) — The mayor of Madrid says that at least two people died Wednesday in a blast that an initial assessment linked to a gas leak. The explosion partially destroyed a building.A nearby nursing home was evacuated although no injuries have bee...

 2021-01-20 15:38 

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Networks stick with Trump in his unusual goodbye speech...

NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of Donald Trump's presidency, television networks left the mute button unused.They covered Trump's farewell address at Joint Base Andrews, the opening event of a most unusual inauguration day, from beginning to end...

 2021-01-20 15:38 

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Iran's telecom minister appears before prosecutor...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary released the country's telecom minister on bail Wednesday after he was summoned for prosecution by Iran's general prosecutor, state TV reported.The state media outlet quoted Jamal Hadian, a spokesman ...

 2021-01-20 15:38 

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Struggling French students protest university closures...

PARIS (AP) — French university students protested Wednesday on Paris' Left Bank to demand to be allowed back to class, and to call attention to suicides and financial troubles among students cut off from friends, professors and job opportunities...

 2021-01-20 15:38 

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Philip Rivers retiring after historic 17-year NFL career...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers has decided to retire after playing one year in Indianapolis."Every year, January 20th is a special and emotional day. It is St. Sebastian's Feast day, the day I played in the AFC ch...

 2021-01-20 15:38 

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Ex-boyfriend of deported Russian agent pardoned by Trump...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Paul Erickson, a former conservative operative once romantically linked to Russian agent Maria Butina who was convicted in investment schemes, has been pardoned by President Donald Trump as part of a flurry of clemency actio...

 2021-01-20 15:13 

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North Carolina city OKs ban on hairstyle discrimination...

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A city council in North Carolina has unanimously passed an ordinance that aims to protect workers from discrimination against hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros. The Durham City Council on Tuesday voted to ban employe...

 2021-01-20 15:13 

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Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'...

ROME (AP) — Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century "Salvator Mundi" painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it wa...

 2021-01-20 14:38 

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Dutch propose curfew to rein in virus; will ban more flights...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of a new more contagious virus variant that already accounts for at least one in every 10 Dutch infections.Prime Mini...

 2021-01-20 14:38 

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US probes complaints that Ford tailgate recall didn't work...

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Ford pickup truck tailgate recall didn't fix the problem.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 11 complaints that a recall of power tailgates on 3...

 2021-01-20 14:38 

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Pardon for former Google engineer who stole trade secrets...

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned a former Google engineer who was sentenced to prison last year for stealing trade secrets from the tech giant related to robotic vehicles. Anthony Levandowski left Google in early 2016 where he worked ...

 2021-01-20 14:37 

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Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter...

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.Arguing against ...

 2021-01-20 14:37 

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Germany to ban practice of killing newly hatched male chicks...

BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, which results in the death of around 45 million birds per year in the country.The Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that will prohibit the...

 2021-01-20 14:37 

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How Netflix helped 'The White Tiger' movie become a reality...

Priyanka Chopra Jonas was scrolling through Twitter a few years ago when she saw a headline that a film adaptation of "The White Tiger" was in the works. She immediately got on the phone to her agent. Her request: Please call the producers and off...

 2021-01-20 14:13 

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Belgium religious faiths want more worshippers at services...

Representatives of the religious faiths recognized in Belgium have joined forces to urge federal authorities to increase the number of people admitted inside places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic.Under the current COVID-19 rules, such places c...

 2021-01-20 14:13 

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New CDC director takes over beleaguered agency amid crisis...

NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus swept across the globe last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sank into the shadows, undermined by some of its own mistakes and stifled by an administration bent on downplaying the nation's s...

 2021-01-20 13:37 

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The Latest: Biden speech to look forward, not dwell on Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local):7:45 a.m.Two of the Biden administration's top communications officials are describing the incoming president's inaugural address as a forward-lookin...

 2021-01-20 13:37 

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Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson as UK welcomes Biden era...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the start of a new U.K.-U.S. chapter on Wednesday under incoming U.S. President Joe Biden, even as his predecessor Theresa May accused Johnson of "abandoning" the U.K.'s moral l...

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