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 2021-03-04 07:55 

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UK and 4 nations to fast-track modified COVID-19 vaccines...

LONDON (AP) — Regulators in the U.K. and four other countries plan to fast-track the development of modified COVID-19 vaccines to ensure that drugmakers are able to move swiftly in targeting emerging variants of the disease. Previously authorized va...

 2021-03-04 07:46 

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Some Belgians shout: 'King! Tear down your garden walls!'...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The people of Brussels are craving open spaces in this time of pandemic restrictions, often ending up in overcrowded city parks where social distancing is impossible. Yet one family stands above the fray. The royal family has an exte...

 2021-03-04 06:23 

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California to give 40% of vaccine doses to vulnerable areas...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state's most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state's economy open more qui...

 2021-03-04 06:11 

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7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery...

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom's bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like toys and sequined high-heel shoes. The bouncy little girl is still in business months later, yet the money is going t...

 2021-03-04 06:05 

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House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation. House Resolution 1, w...

 2021-03-04 05:36 

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Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for virus bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks, bowing to party moderates as leaders prepared to move their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the Senate. At the same time, the Wh...

 2021-03-04 05:36 

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Double standard? Gillibrand in spotlight after Cuomo scandal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Democratic senator to call for her colleague Al Franken's resignation in 2017 as he faced allegations of sexual misconduct, building a profile as a leading advocate for women that became the cen...

 2021-03-04 05:36 

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AP Interview: DOE reviving loan program, Granholm says...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its clean-energy agenda, the Biden administration is reviving an Energy Department program that disbursed billions of dollars in loan guarantees to companies such as electric car maker Tesla and the failed solar company ...

 2021-03-04 05:29 

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Takeaways: What hearings have revealed about Jan. 6 failures...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many questions remain unanswered about the failure to prevent the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But after six congressional hearings, it's clear that the Capitol Police were unprepared and overwhelmed as hundreds of ...

 2021-03-04 05:29 

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Police uncover 'possible plot' by militia to breach Capitol...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a "possible plot" by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the icon...

 2021-03-04 05:29 

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US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's hopes for curbing climate change hinge on action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating: China and the United States. The two countries both say they are intent on retooling their economies to burn l...

 2021-03-04 05:19 

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Eager to act, Biden and Democrats leave Republicans behind...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency, an unapologetically partisan approach based on the calculation that it's better to advance the giant COVID-19 rescue packag...

 2021-03-04 05:10 

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Buenos Aires reopens as virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires were a tale of two cities this week, with Brazil's megalopolis partially shutting down and bracing for possibly the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while residents of Argentina's capital were stepp...

 2021-03-04 05:04 

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California to give 40% of vaccine doses to vulnerable areas...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state's most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus more quickly. That's according to two New...

 2021-03-04 01:03 

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In Alabama, a vote to keep Confederate monument protections...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would give cities and counties a possible avenue to take down unwanted Confederate monuments and relocate them elsewhere for preservation. The House Judiciary Committee vote...

 2021-03-04 00:30 

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Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopens...

SAO PAULO (AP) — A swell of COVID-19 cases is halting samba steps in Brazil's biggest metropolis while Argentina's capital tiptoes its way back to the tango floor. The two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries ar...

 2021-03-04 00:24 

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'3rd time's a charm': SpaceX Starship nails landing in test...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's futuristic Starship finally aced a touchdown Wednesday after two previous tries ended in massive fireballs. The full-scale prototype soared more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) after lifting off from the souther...

 2021-03-04 00:18 

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Businesses tied to Noem family got $600,000 in virus grants...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Family members of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem received more than $600,000 in funds from a state grant program pushed by the governor that directed federal coronavirus relief funds to small businesses. A ranch belonging to Noem&...

 2021-03-03 23:59 

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Oregon moves to ban display of nooses, a racist symbol...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Greg Evans, a Black man who joined a parade of witnesses urging Oregon lawmakers to ban the display of nooses, said the issue was personal for him: A member of his family had been lynched over a century ago in South Carolina. "...

 2021-03-03 23:35 

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With Biden's backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats are hustling to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, confident they can avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reign...

 2021-03-03 23:35 

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Man injures 8 with ax in Sweden before being shot, arrested...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man armed with an ax attacked and injured eight people in a southern Swedish town Wednesday before being shot and arrested, police said. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a possible terrorist motive was being investigated. "In...

 2021-03-03 23:11 

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Germany extends lockdown but paves way to relax more rules...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is extending its coronavirus shutdown by three weeks until March 28, but easing some restrictions to allow nonessential stores and other businesses to reopen in areas with relatively low infection rates. After about nine hours ...

 2021-03-03 23:11 

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Police uncover 'possible plot' by militia to breach Capitol...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a "possible plot" by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the icon...

 2021-03-03 22:59 

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Texas schools, stores divided on masks as mandate ends...

DALLAS (AP) — Now that Texas' mask mandate is ending, florist Lucy Alanis is reconsidering a rare treat she allowed herself in Dallas during the coronavirus pandemic: the occasional meal at a restaurant. "I guess I'm a little scared,"...

 2021-03-03 22:16 

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Capitol Police double down on security amid new militia threat...

U.S. Capitol Police are increasing security around the building following threats of more violence from a militia group Thursday....

 2021-03-03 20:58 

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Arkansas lawmakers send governor near-total abortion ban...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation banning nearly all abortions, sending the bill to a Republican governor who has expressed reservations about the move. The majority-Republican House voted 75-18 for the bi...

 2021-03-03 20:38 

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Fed survey finds modest gains in the US economy in February...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions across the United States has found that economic activity was expanding at a modest pace in February. The Fed survey released Wednesday shows that the central bank's business cont...

 2021-03-03 20:25 

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Search on for Alaska helicopter piloted by tribal official...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday that it is searching in waters off Alaska for an overdue helicopter piloted by the former head of Alaska's largest tribal health care organization, who resigned last week after allegat...

 2021-03-03 20:25 

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States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge...

Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, 55-and-over Americans and other groups as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools....

 2021-03-03 20:14 

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Detectives look at SUV's 'black box' from Tiger Woods crash...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are looking at data from the so-called "black box" of Tiger Woods' SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authoritie...

 2021-03-03 20:11 

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Technology stocks lead indexes lower as yields resume climb...

Technology companies are leading stocks lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday as another rise in bond yields rattles investors....

 2021-03-03 20:04 

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It's back to school for Jill Biden and new education chief...

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Jill Biden, the teacher in the White House, along with new Education Secretary Miguel Cardona went back to school Wednesday in a public push to show districts that have yet to transition back to in-person learning......

 2021-03-03 20:03 

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The Latest: Biden: 'Big mistake' by states to drop mask rule...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden called out Republican governors in Texas and Mississippi for "Neanderthal thinking" in deciding to relax their mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions....

 2021-03-03 20:02 

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Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to remain in office in the face of sexual harassment allegations that have weakened his support and led to calls for his resignation, he said Wednesday....

 2021-03-03 20:02 

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EU envoy tells Serbia, Kosovo dialogue key for entry talks...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union's special envoy on Wednesday said that Serbia and Kosovo must resume talks on normalizing their relations if they want to advance toward bloc membership....

 2021-03-03 20:00 

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AP Exclusive: SUV in crash came through hole in border fence...

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest border crashes on record were among more than 40 migrants who entered the U.S. through a hole cut into Southern California's border fence with Mexico, the Border Patrol......

 2021-03-03 19:13 

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Oklahoma prosecutor urges panel to reject inmate's claims...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The evidence implicating an Oklahoma death row inmate whose case has drawn national attention is overwhelming and his application for a commutation is filled with "demonstrable falsehoods," Oklahoma County's top pros...

 2021-03-03 19:03 

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States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge...

Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, 55-and-over Americans and other groups as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools. Arizona, Connect...

 2021-03-03 18:52 

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Official: Biden and Democrats agree on tighter income limits for stimulus checks...

President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed Wednesday to tighten the upper income limits at which people could qualify for stimulus checks, a Democratic official said, a major concession to moderates as party leaders prepared to move their $1.9 trillion coro...

 2021-03-03 18:52 

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White House COVID-19 team details Merck, J&J vaccine partnership...

White House officials Wednesday announced that the United States is investing $100 million to scale up vaccine manufacturing between Merck and Co Inc. and Johnson & Johnson to make the latter's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-03-03 18:51 

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'Space hurricane' spotted above Earth for first time ever...

A space hurricane has been observed for the first time in the upper atmosphere of earth, finally confirming the existence of the eye-catching phenomenon....

 2021-03-03 18:51 

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Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Besieged by sexual harassment allegations, a somber New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized Wednesday, saying he "learned an important lesson" about his own behavior around women, but he said he intended to remain in office...

 2021-03-03 18:51 

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Pet sickness, death linked to flea and tick collar, investigation finds...

Could the flea and tick collar you put on your pet be hurting them? The results of a new investigation suggest the answer may be yes....

 2021-03-03 18:50 

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Dr. Fauci presents his personal virus model to the Smithsonian...

The museum asked Fauci to contribute a personal artifact to mark the pandemic, and he chose the lumpy blue and orange ball that he used to explain the complexities of the virus in dozens of interviews....

 2021-03-03 18:50 

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Bowl bought for $35 at yard sale turns out to be artifact worth up to $500K...

Talk about your yard sale finds. A small porcelain bowl bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale turned out to be a rare, 15th century Chinese artifact worth between $300,000 and $500,000 that is about to go up for auction at Sotheby's....

 2021-03-03 18:49 

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Rockets hit Iraq airbase hosting US troops...

At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops on Wednesday, the coalition and the Iraqi military said. It was not immediately known if there were any casualties....

 2021-03-03 18:10 

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Weeks after storms, water crisis continues in Mississippi...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Frustrations are mounting in Mississippi's largest city, more than two weeks since winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the city's water system — knocking out water for drinking and making it impossible for ...

 2021-03-03 18:04 

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Chicago mayor proposes new rules after botched police raid...

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Wednesday proposed changes in the way police serve search warrants, the latest move to regain public trust that was damaged when officers stormed into the wrong home and forced the woman living there to stand na...

 2021-03-03 16:36 

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Projects GOP tied to Pelosi, Schumer dropped from virus bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans opposing a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that passed the House have pointed to two transportation projects as examples of pork that would politically benefit Democrats leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Now...

 2021-03-03 15:45 

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3rd man accuses a Chicago activist priest of sexual abuse...

CHICAGO (AP) — A third man has come forward with sexual abuse allegations against a Chicago priest who has gained widespread acclaim for his activism, saying he felt he owes it to two brothers who have faced criticism for accusing the priest of abus...

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