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 2021-02-23 21:49 

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Things to Know: Vaccine producers promise big jump in doses...

Executives from the major COVID-19 vaccine producers have said to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month. Pfizer and Moderna executives told a congressional committee on Tuesday that they expect to complete delivery of 300 millio...

 2021-02-23 21:45 

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Board leaders of Texas' grid operator resign after outages...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four board leaders of Texas' embattled power grid operator are resigning. The announcement Tuesday follows outrage over more than 4 million customers losing power during a deadly winter freeze last week. All of the board dir...

 2021-02-23 21:44 

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Vilsack confirmed for 2nd stint as US agriculture secretary...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to confirm Tom Vilsack as President Joe Biden's agriculture secretary. The former Iowa governor spent eight years leading the same department for former President Barack Obama. He was confirmed on a 92-7 vo...

 2021-02-23 21:04 

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Takeaways from Congress' first hearing on Capitol riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security officials testifying before the Senate at Congress' first hearing on the Capitol riot are casting blame and pointing fingers. But they also acknowledged Tuesday that they were woefully unprepared for the violent white ...

 2021-02-23 21:01 

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Accused Texas school shooter to remain at state hospital...

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for a student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school in 2018 says he will remain at a state mental health hospital for up to another 12 months as doctors say he remains incompetent to stand trial. Dim...

 2021-02-23 21:00 

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Indian Country gripped by Haaland hearing for top US post...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — For Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on track to become the first Indigenous secretary of the Interior Department. She is a sister, an auntie and a fierce pueblo woman whose political stances hav...

 2021-02-23 20:55 

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Southern Baptists oust 2 churches over LGBTQ inclusion...

The Southern Baptist Convention has ousted two churches over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ people and two more for employing pastors convicted of sex offenses. The actions came at an executive committee meeting marked by warnings that the c...

 2021-02-23 20:53 

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Proposed US legislation would target Honduras president...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly proposed U.S. legislation targets Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernndez as allegations of ties to drug trafficking grow. As the administration of President Joe Biden seeks to return the issues of corruption and human righ...

 2021-02-23 20:51 

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Diplomatic doses: Israel shares vaccines with allied nations...

JERUSALEM (AP) — After jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel says it is sharing a small surplus of its coronavirus vaccines with several friendly countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to share the vac...

 2021-02-23 20:43 

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N Carolina elections head: Delay '21 city races, '22 primary...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top elections administrator says the Census delay will make it impossible for some local governments to carry out their elections on time. Karen Brinson Bell wants state lawmakers to sign off on her recommen...

 2021-02-23 20:43 

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French actor Depardieu charged with rape in revived case...

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged in December with rape and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 investigation that had initially been dropped. The office told The Associated Pre...

 2021-02-23 20:09 

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Senate votes 92-7 to confirm Tom Vilsack for second run as Agriculture Secretary...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate votes 92-7 to confirm Tom Vilsack for second run as Agriculture Secretary....

 2021-02-23 20:00 

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Tiger Woods' manager: Golf star suffered multiple leg injuries in car crash, is undergoing surgery...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods' manager: Golf star suffered multiple leg injuries in car crash, is undergoing surgery....

 2021-02-23 20:00 

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Paramedics, retired firefighter sued over photo of dying man...

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman whose brother was fatally shot during last summer's unrest in suburban Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that two paramedics allowed a photo to be taken of the dying man. She also alleges that a retired fire dep...

 2021-02-23 19:57 

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Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Poet, publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti has died in San Francisco at age 101. His son says Ferlinghetti died at home on Monday. Ferlinghetti helped launch and perpetuate the Beat movement. He was known for his City ...

 2021-02-23 19:50 

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Tiger Woods taken to hospital after California car crash...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say golf star Tiger Woods was injured in a vehicle rollover in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Woods had to be extricated from the vehicle with the so-called jaws of life tools....

 2021-02-23 19:02 

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Lawyer: Egypt releases activist after 30 months of detention...

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian lawyer says authorities has released a university professor and activist after he spent some 2 1/2 years in pre-trail detention. Hazem Hosny, a political science professor at Cairo University, was arrested arrested in September...

 2021-02-23 19:02 

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World Food Prize laureates ask Biden to elevate hunger...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of 24 scientists, economists, researchers and other past winners of the World Food Prize sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to focus on alleviating global hunger, poverty and malnutrition. The World Food ...

 2021-02-23 18:59 

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White House promises vaccine help as states rush to catch up...

DALLAS (AP) — States are scrambling to catch up on coronavirus vaccinations after bad weather last week led to clinic closures and shipment backlogs. But they're also gearing up to administer even more shots as the supply increases. A limited su...

 2021-02-23 18:20 

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Oro Valley roadway clear after blocked by crash...

According to Oro Valley Police Department, a collision at Oracle Road and Linda Vista Boulevard prompted the closure of two northbound lanes....

 2021-02-23 18:20 

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Feud at top of Scottish politics mars independence push...

LONDON (AP) — Together, politicians Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon took the quest for Scottish independence from long shot to strong possibility. But now Scotland's former leader and his successor as first minister are locked in a feud that is...

 2021-02-23 18:18 

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Food fight: Meat-free school meals spark furor in France...

LE PECQ, France (AP) — The ecologist mayor of one of France's most famously gastronomic cities has kicked up a storm of protest and debate by taking meat off the menu at school canteens. Children in Lyon used to be offered such choices as beef a...

 2021-02-23 18:15 

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UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian activists...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Assassinations of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report. Published Tuesday, the annual UN report on the human rights situation ...

 2021-02-23 18:14 

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Governor urges South Dakota AG to resign after fatal crash...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is calling for the resignation of the state's attorney general who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has indicated he wil...

 2021-02-23 18:13 

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Fed's Powell: Recovery incomplete, high inflation unlikely...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell underscored the U.S. economy's ongoing weakness Tuesday in remarks that suggested that the Fed sees no need to alter its ultra-low interest rate policies anytime soon. Powell's comments a...

 2021-02-23 18:12 

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In Israel, mayo provides miracle for endangered turtles...

MICHMORET, Israel (AP) — When it comes to saving sea turtles, Israeli rescuers have discovered that mayonnaise is a miracle. Employees at Israel's National Sea Turtle Rescue Center are treating endangered green sea turtles affected by a devastat...

 2021-02-23 18:10 

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Deputy saves 13-year-old after man allegedly took her to motel for sex...

Sheriff's investigators say they found the 13-year-old victim with a 22-year-old Orlando man in an Edgewater motel. Investigators say when the deputy actually got into the room, the victim ran toward him, hugged him, thanked him for saving her....

 2021-02-23 17:22 

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The Latest: Police say FBI didn't flag Capitol 'war' report...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Police officials who were tasked with protecting the Capitol on Jan. 6 say the FBI did not flag to them an internal report suggestin...

 2021-02-23 17:17 

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Senate confirms Biden's choice for UN ambassador...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has been confirmed by the Senate. The vote reflected a divide between the Biden administration's determination to re-engage...

 2021-02-23 17:16 

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PCSD: Driver involved in southside crash that left one dead was fleeing traffic stop...

On Monday, Tucson Police Department shared that a 1998 Jeep Cherokee and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu were involved in a crash at the intersection of Bilby Road and Campbell Avenue at around 12:40 a.m. Sunday....

 2021-02-23 17:14 

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AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances...

NEW YORK (AP) — A financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press shows the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation raked in just over $90 million last year. The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter move...

 2021-02-23 17:08 

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Senate confirms veteran U.S. diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as President Biden's United Nations ambassador...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate confirms veteran U.S. diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as President Biden's United Nations ambassador....

 2021-02-23 17:07 

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Senegal launches vaccination campaign with China's Sinopharm...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the capital, Dakar, where the Health Minister was the first one to receive a jab of the Sinopharm vaccine. The West African nation received 200,000 doses of China's Sino...

 2021-02-23 17:03 

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Truck collides with train in Texas, causing large explosion...

CAMERON, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer collided with a freight train in central Texas, causing a large explosion and fire. The collision happened Tuesday morning in Cameron, about 130 miles south of Dallas. Authorities tell TV stati...

 2021-02-23 16:55 

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'Hot Boy' rapper Bobby Shmurda released from NY prison...

NEW YORK (AP) — "Hot Boy" rapper Bobby Shmurda has been released on parole in his drug gang case. Authorities confirmed Tuesday that Shmurda was released from a New York prison amid speculation about whether he would attempt a music industry...

 2021-02-23 16:21 

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New Arizona distracted driving law nets thousands of citations...

PHOENIX - It's been 52 days since Arizona's hands-free law has been in full effect, and already law enforcement has issued more than 2,100 citations. Beginning on January 1st, those caught using a device while driving could be fined $75 to $149 fo...

 2021-02-23 16:19 

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Food groups fight to save one Trump virus program...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agricultural groups and anti-hunger organizations are pushing the Biden administration to continue a program launched by President Donald Trump that spent $6 billion to prevent farmers from plowing under food and instead prov...

 2021-02-23 16:19 

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Pakistani troops kill militant linked to slaying of 4 women...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The military says Pakistani security forces have raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold, killing an insurgent allegedly involved in the killing of four women from a vocational school a day earlier. In a st...

 2021-02-23 16:17 

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Americans anxious to get back to life after covid...

More than 44 million Americans have received at least their first dose of covid vaccine, according to the CDC, and as that number goes up so do questions about when it will be safe to return to regular activities people participated in before the pandemic...

 2021-02-23 16:17 

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Damson Idris leads ambitious 'Snowfall' into a new season...

NEW YORK (AP) — When we last saw Franklin Saint, he had problems, not least of which was three fresh bullet wounds. As season three of "Snowfall" ended, rivals were circling his mini-drug empire and violence levels were up. The new season ki...

 2021-02-23 16:10 

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Drug execs face Capitol Hill questions on vaccine supply...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top developers of U.S. COVID-19 vaccines are set to face questions from Congress about limited supplies of the shots needed to end the pandemic. The pace of vaccinations is picking up nationwide, but demand for the shots contin...

 2021-02-23 16:06 

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What NY prosecutors could learn from Trump's tax records...

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's district attorney fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records. Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he will soon have them. But what will that mean for the Demo...

 2021-02-23 16:00 

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Puerto Rico rejects key deal with creditors to reduce debt...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has announced that a federal control board reached a key deal that would reduce the U.S. territory's overall debt by nearly 80%, but that his administration is rejecting amid concerns about...

 2021-02-23 15:14 

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Consumer confidence rises for second straight month...

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose again in February as an improved COVID-19 vaccine push has Americans more optimistic about the future.The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 91.3, up f...

 2021-02-23 15:12 

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President of US shipbuilder resigns following investigation...

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The head of a company that constructs ships for the U.S. Navy on the Gulf Coast has resigned following an investigation by federal and Australian authorities. A company statement says the chief executive of the Mobile-based Austa...

 2021-02-23 15:11 

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Security officials cast blame for Jan. 6 failures at Capitol...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former security officials set to testify publicly for the first time about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol are poised to cast blame on the Pentagon, the intelligence community and each other. Congress is set to hear from for...

 2021-02-23 15:09 

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Hawaii 1st to receive new warships that pull onto beaches...

HONOLULU (AP) — A new class of U.S. Navy vessel is expected to be deployed for the first time in Hawaii as part of a sweeping force redesign. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Light Amphibious Warship can pull onto beaches and costs betw...

 2021-02-23 15:08 

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Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo to appear in court in DC...
 2021-02-23 14:06 

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Ahmaud Arbery memorialized in Georgia a year after slaying...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Few outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick paid notice in the days and weeks after Ahmaud Arbery was pursued and shot to death by white men who saw him running in their neighborhood. Police questioned those who chased and ki...

 2021-02-23 14:02 

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28 inmates injured after power outage hits Indianapolis jail...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say nearly 30 inmates were injured in falls or fights after a power outage plunged a privately operated jail in Indianapolis into darkness and a backup generator failed to kick on. The sheriff's office says Marion C...

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