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 2021-02-25 10:08 

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For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through Jerusalem...

JERUSALEM (AP) — When it comes to obtaining hard-to-get coronavirus vaccines, Israel's friends are discovering the road appears to run through Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday acknowledged sharing coronavirus vac...

 2021-02-25 08:09 

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Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The sunshine is back and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their citizens. For years, experts have warned of the need...

 2021-02-25 08:04 

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BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemi...

 2021-02-25 08:04 

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How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?...

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? By tweaking their vaccines, a process that should be easier than coming up with the original shots. Viruses constantly mutate as they spread, and most changes aren't significant. First-generation CO...

 2021-02-25 07:23 

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Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary d...

 2021-02-25 06:13 

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The Latest: Alaska governor, state House member have virus...

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes says a member of the Alaska House has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. She asked members and staff not to enter the Capitol on Thursday unless necessary to allow for contact trac...

 2021-02-25 05:29 

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House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Se...

 2021-02-25 05:29 

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Watchdog reviews complaint about FBI surveillance warrant...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is reviewing a former Boeing engineer's allegations that he was unfairly investigated by the FBI on suspicion that he was spying for China, according to correspondence and court fi...

 2021-02-25 05:29 

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarianthat could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the...

 2021-02-25 05:09 

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US...

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anyth...

 2021-02-25 05:09 

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Backlogged cases push California COVID-19 deaths past 50,000...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California's toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic. The county, which has a quar...

 2021-02-25 05:09 

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New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem: skyrocketing house prices. When the pandemic first hit, most experts predicted house prices would fall. Instead, prices have...

 2021-02-25 04:31 

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Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads...

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army's seizure of power on Feb. 1. It said in...

 2021-02-25 02:14 

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Biden nominates 3 to postal board as delays persist...

President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated three postal experts to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service, a move that could alter the course of an agency grappling with delivery delays and rumored cuts under its embattled Republican leader. If co...

 2021-02-25 02:04 

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Prude's family says videos show crime; Officers say no...

Joe Prude watched in angry disbelief as New York state's top prosecutor announced there would be no criminal chargesagainst the police officers seen on video pinning his younger brother to the street until he was on the cusp of death. Prude said Wedne...

 2021-02-25 01:25 

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Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to take effect, though the laws' architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals. The Parliament on Thursday pass...

 2021-02-25 01:12 

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarianthat could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision ...

 2021-02-24 23:27 

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Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry...

Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry" over the next three years. The social networking giant, whichhas been tussling with Australia over a law that would make social platfo...

 2021-02-24 22:56 

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Golf without Woods? Battered leg brings it closer to reality...

The PGA Tour without Tiger Woods was always inevitable purely because of age. His shattered right leg from his SUV flipping down a hill on a sweeping road through coastal Los Angeles suburbs only brings that closer. Golf wasn't ready Wednesday to cont...

 2021-02-24 22:49 

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'Real world' test of Pfizer COVID vaccine confirms effectiveness at preventing illness, even after single dose...

A real-world test of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it's very effective at preventing serious illness or death, even after one dose....

 2021-02-24 22:08 

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big 'real world' test...

A real-world test of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it's very effective at preventing serious illness or death, even after one dose. Wednesday's published results, from a mass vaccination campaign in...

 2021-02-24 21:27 

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Things to Know: States push their own relief packages...

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — States not willing to wait for pandemic financial relief from the federal government have taken matters into their own hands. Maryland...

 2021-02-24 21:10 

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Former aide says Cuomo kissed her, suggested strip poker...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details Wednesday, saying he once kissed her on the lips without consent after a private meeting. Lindsey Boyla...

 2021-02-24 20:24 

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Chief: Capitol police were unsure about using force Jan. 6...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police officers who defended the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection did not properly lock down the building and were unsure of the rules for using deadly force against the rioters, according to the acting chief of the Capitol P...

 2021-02-24 19:07 

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Despite GOP outcry, Cassidy 'at peace' with impeachment vote...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trashed on social media and censured by Louisiana Republicans, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy described himself Wednesday as "at peace" with his vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial and dismi...

 2021-02-24 19:01 

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EXPLAINER: UN vaccine plan is underway, but problems remain...

As the coronavirus pandemic exploded worldwide last April, global organizations banded together to help ensure that the world's most vulnerable people would get vaccines amid the rush for shots. The initiative known as COVAX was formed by the World He...

 2021-02-24 18:49 

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Palm Beach County refuses to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh. The county's courthouse flags remained at ful...

 2021-02-24 18:35 

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Amid surge, US tries to expedite release of migrant children...

HOUSTON (AP) — With its long-term facilities for immigrant children nearly full, the Biden administration is working to expedite the release of children to their relatives in the U.S. U.S. Health and Human Services on Wednesday authorized operators ...

 2021-02-24 18:30 

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Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Investigators questioning South Dakota's attorney general after a fatal car crash pressed him on how he did not realize he had struck a man and whether he had been reading email and checking news sites on his phone immed...

 2021-02-24 18:19 

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Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in 'equity' push...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus beginning next month as part of his efforts to ensure "equity" in the government's response to the p...

 2021-02-24 17:20 

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States rush to catch up on delayed vaccines, expand access...

From coast to coast, states are scrambling to catch up on vaccinations a week after winter storms battered a large swath of the U.S. and led to clinic closures, canceled appointments and shipment backlogs nationwide....

 2021-02-24 17:20 

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Are we headed back to $3 per gallon gas?...

(NEXSTAR) - It may feel like gas prices are high right now, but come summer you may be wishing the winter fuel prices would return. The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 14 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.64, according to th...

 2021-02-24 17:17 

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Third stimulus checks: Key vote coming that will impact $1,400 payments...

You'll want to keep your eye on a Friday vote to see if the proposal that includes $1,400 stimulus checks moves forward....

 2021-02-24 17:06 

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FDA finds Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff say Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, paving the way for its approval for emergency use....

 2021-02-24 17:05 

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Tiger Woods faces hard recovery from 'significant' injuries in car crash...

Golf star Tiger Woods is recovering from surgery on his leg and ankle after his SUV swerved off the road and rolled down a steep hillside Tuesday morning, requiring crews to pry him from the wreckage....

 2021-02-24 17:05 

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'COVID bandit' strikes at downtown Denver restaurant, leaves $6,800 tip...

The staff at Guard and Grace are extremely thankful for a patron that left a $6,800 cash tip distributed to the 34 employees working at the restaurant on Saturday night....

 2021-02-24 17:04 

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See the new, futuristic-looking Postal Service trucks...

The iconic U.S. Postal Service vehicles are getting a makeover....

 2021-02-24 17:04 

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Child tax credit clears Budget Committee: Who would qualify for monthly checks?...

(NEXSTAR) - President Joe Biden's stimulus plan moved one step closer to reality Monday after the House Budget Committee advanced a $1.9 trillion package, bringing with it some significant potential changes to the childcare tax credit for 2021. If ena...

 2021-02-24 17:03 

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MAP: What we know about the area where Tiger Woods crashed...

Here's what we know about the area where Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a rollover crash Tuesday....

 2021-02-24 17:03 

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Earth microbes could survive on Mars, study finds...

"If a microbe can hack it up there, above much of the protective ozone layer, it just might be able to survive however briefly on a journey to the surface of Mars."...

 2021-02-24 17:02 

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

Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, prosecutors will have access to former President Donald Trump's tax records here's a look at what they may be looking for....

 2021-02-24 17:02 

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Senate votes to confirm Tom Vilsack for second run as agriculture secretary...

The United States Senate on Tuesday voted 92-7 to confirm Tom Vilsack for a second run as agriculture secretary....

 2021-02-24 17:01 

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Health network allowed employees' kin to skip vaccine line...

One of Pennsylvania's largest health networks allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply. Geisinger's decision to give special access t...

 2021-02-24 16:28 

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Federal grand jury hearing evidence in death of George Floyd...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several witnesses have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury considering charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is already facing state murder charges in the death of George Floyd, a pe...

 2021-02-24 15:58 

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States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic's economic fall...

 2021-02-24 15:36 

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Tanden facing new hurdles after Senate panels delay meetings...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's choice of Neera Tanden to lead the White House budget office faced new hurdles Wednesday after two Senate committees postponed consideration of her nomination. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental...

 2021-02-24 15:27 

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Oklahoma man released early from prison accused in 3 deaths...

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who had been released early from prison in January as part of a mass commutation effort is now accused of three killings, including the death of a neighbor whose heart he cut out, authorities said. A judge den...

 2021-02-24 14:56 

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A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two months after its first vaccine shots, the European Union is still struggling to get its COVID-19 inoculation drive up to speed. EU leaders are meeting Thursday to jump-start the process, fearing that new virus variants might spre...

 2021-02-24 13:25 

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J&J single-dose COVID-19 shot poised for FDA decision...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Fo...

 2021-02-24 12:45 

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Funky electronics chain Fry's is no more...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fry's Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers looking for an obscure part, is closing for good. The company, perhaps even more well known for outlandish themes at some of its stores, from Aztec to "Alice's Ad...

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