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Senate rejects minimum wage hike in Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill
The U.S. Senate on Friday rejected an amendment to more than double the federal minimum wage over five years, as it launched what is expected to be a long debate over President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

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Supreme Court dismisses Trump-era 'sanctuary city' cases
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First Trump appointee charged in Capitol riots
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Officers maced, trampled: Docs expose depth of Jan. 6 chaos

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Trump slams Biden for 'totally out of control' border
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Psaki: 'We don't take advice' from Trump on immigration
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Biden signals support to replace war power authority
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New York State Senate passes bill to repeal Cuomo's emergency executive powers
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$15 minimum wage amendment fails, revealing rift in Democratic caucus
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DeSantis, Pence top 2024 Republican primary surveys – if Trump doesn’t run
Texas governor reacts to backlash around dropping mask mandate
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Civil rights groups urge companies to join fight against Georgia voting restrictions
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House impeachment manager Swalwell sues Trump, Giuliani for Capitol riot
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Weekly unemployment would stay at $300 per week in Biden's COVID stimulus plan, according to deal
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Justice Democrats call moderates' votes against minimum wage hike 'unconscionable'
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McCarthy requests meeting with Biden on immigration, Psaki says president would welcome dialogue
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Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren massive social media report on GOP colleagues who voted to overturn the election
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8 Democrats defect on $15 minimum wage hike
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Wall Street Journal hits back after Trump claims editorial board fights for 'RINOS'
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AP-NORC poll: Americans largely back Biden’s virus response
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QAnon supporters unfazed after another false prediction
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Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn't Going Away
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Congressional delegation heads to Alabama amid growing support for Amazon workers
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Senate facing series of politically tough votes amid Covid relief push
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New York lawmakers move to strip Cuomo of emergency Covid powers ...
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Rand Paul claims victory in fight over PPP money to Planned Parenthood in Senate COVID relief bill
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CDC chief tries to rebuild her agency’s reputation — and morale
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Donald Trump expands his Republican enemies list to Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal op-eds
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Democratic drama snags unemployment deal
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Exclusive: U.S. considering use of Virginia military base to house migrant children
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Cuomo sought to cash in on book sales while hiding nursing homes death toll, report says
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Psaki: Biden has been too busy with pandemic for first press conference
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Biden administration tells facilities for migrant children to reopen to pre-pandemic levels
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What do Republicans dislike about Biden's COVID bill?
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West Virginia AG rips Democrats' election reform bill as 'unconstitutional,' 'welfare for politicians'
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QAnon Shaman: 'I regret entering that building with every fibre of my body' (video)
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White House calls Microsoft email breach an 'active threat'
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Biden beefs up White House staff, including Big Tech critic Tim Wu
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POLITICO Playbook PM: Guess who’s fundraising for Liz Cheney
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GOP lawmakers facing backlash after misleading House about skipping votes to attend CPAC
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Experiment in guaranteed income leads to more work and better health, analysis shows
Mass 2020 exodus from Calif. did not happen: Study
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Biden turns focus to next priority with infrastructure talks
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South Carolina Gov. McMcaster takes victory lap after Texas lifts mask mandate: 'We never had one'
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U.S. congressmen seek bill to boost Uighur refugee status
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Activists want to save voting rights bill by killing the filibuster
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Georgia's proposed weekend voting restrictions would strike at Black voters
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Biden smooths tensions with Europe, pausing tariffs in Boeing-Airbus dispute
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Ukrainian oligarch with US real estate empire hit with sanctions by Biden admin
Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery
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Tom Cotton slams top Biden Pentagon nominee for 'vicious' tweets, 'weak' Israel, Iran policies
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U.S. job growth blows past expectations as recovery gets back on track
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Scandals reveal Cuomo known by New Yorkers to wider nation
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Black and Hispanic women aren’t sharing in the job market recovery
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Beto O'Rourke is criss-crossing Texas, igniting Democratic hopes he'll run for governor
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Appeals court orders judge to reconsider third-degree murder charge in Floyd case
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Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse.
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Dem Rep. Axne admits $15 minimum wage will 'harm' her rural constituents but still supports it
When will life return to normal? Experts consider what summer, fall might look like
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As Microsoft email software hack spreads, experts brace for more impact
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ERCOT troubles just keep on coming
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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on historic visit
Victims identified in deadly California crash

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Senate delays debate on Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill while it is read aloud
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Civil War: Trump attacks Republican strategist Rove, who fires back
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Highlights: What’s changed in the Senate’s COVID relief bill
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GOP Sen. Johnson delays Covid relief bill by forcing all 628 pages to be read out loud
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Biden seeks dismissal of 'sanctuary' funding dispute at Supreme Court
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Justice Amy Coney Barrett's first majority written opinion limits reach of FOIA
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By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief bill
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Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants
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Senate nearly half way done with reading 628-page COVID-19 bill
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"The governor's trying to sleep with me": Cuomo accuser recalls alleged harassment
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White supremacists plead guilty to 2016 assault charges
Grand jury expected to convene in probe of Trump's efforts to overturn election
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Texas Gov. Abbott stalled federal offer to test migrants then blamed them for spreading Covid
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Capitol security threat fizzles after House adjourns session amid fear of attack
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Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box'
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The Rise of the Biden Republicans
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The Latest: Board reportedly wants Capitol fencing removed
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Biden called off strike against second target in Syria to avoid killing civilians, say officials
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Ron Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many
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Michelle Obama warns that 'our democracy remains under attack' by state officials
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Ron Johnson at the center of the storm: 'People are out to destroy me'
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Cuomo advisers told state health officials to alter public report on nursing home COVID-19 deaths: Report
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YouTube will lift ban on Trump channel when risk of violence decreases: CEO
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Kentucky bill would make it a crime to insult police officers
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Psaki: Biden's 'Neanderthal' comment was a 'reflection of his frustration'
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Court narrows law used to target white supremacists
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California Program Giving $500 No-Strings-Attached Stipends Pays Off, Study Finds
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Fact-checking Republican critiques of the Covid-relief package
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Analysis shows internal components of pipe bombs found outside RNC, DNC
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Kamala Harris speaks with Netanyahu in latest talk with a major world leader
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Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters
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Biden considering "range of individuals" for budget chief, as top Democrats tout Shalanda Young
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Live stimulus updates: Kamala Harris breaks Senate tie to begin debate on Joe Biden's COVID stimulus bill
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Fact-checking Rand Paul's comparisons of genital mutilation and gender confirmation surgery
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CBO expects federal debt to double over next 30 years
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Former State Department aide arrested in connection with Capitol riot
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GOP pushes Murkowski to stay in line against Biden’s Covid bill
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Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett discusses allegations in CBS interview: 'He felt like he was untouchable'
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Biden deputy budget nominee Young wins Republican plaudits; House Democrats want her in top job
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Here's what a 'vote-a-rama' is (and what it means for Biden's stimulus)
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WH defends Biden weekend trips on 'private airplane' during pandemic
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Refugees’ flights cancelled as Trump policy remains
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Cuomo needs 1 more accuser before he's done, top NY Dem says
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Cuomo accuser says governor’s national profile emboldened him
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Lawyer thinks riot suspect would be released if not for this picture
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Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch calls Fox News Biden's loyal opposition
Dallas police officer arrested on 2 counts of capital murder
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AOC-Velázquez Puerto Rico bill sets needed path to decolonization, progressives say
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Progressives irked by Biden's early deal-making to hold Dems together
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New Yorkers say Cuomo shouldn't resign, but his approval rating plummets
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Cuomo accuser: 'He has not apologized for sexually harassing me'
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GOP senators criticize Pentagon nominee’s ‘partisan’ tweets
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Social Security Administration sounds alarm over spike in scamming attempts
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'Not fair!': Man who put feet on Pelosi's desk has outburst at court hearing for Capitol riot
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Capitol police ask for about 2,000 National Guard troops to stay to protect Congress
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Allegations against Cuomo become headache for Democrats from Albany to Washington
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US demands Myanmar release detained journalists, protesters
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Biden quips Indian Americans 'are taking over'
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Jobs report to provide first measure of Biden economy
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Federal investigators are examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters
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China NPC: Beijing set to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system
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Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown
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Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff
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AFL-CIO to explore taking a stance on eliminating filibuster
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Climate envoy John Kerry talking to banks, asset managers about mobilizing capital for clean energy
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Audit finds major gaps in US bio weapons detection system
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National Guard surprised by extension request, find no QAnon-inspired protesters
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Can Gov. Andrew Cuomo survive politically? An inside look at his plans to fight
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'All-out war': Feud with Harry and Meghan marks notable break from royal tradition
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Biden World gives a shoulder shrug to the raging culture wars
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Amazon's plan to install surveillance cameras in delivery vans drives lawmaker backlash
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EXPLAINER: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall Street
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Senate takes up COVID-19 relief package as GOP aims to block passage
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Supreme Court Makes It Harder For Undocumented Immigrants To Fight Deportation
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U.S. imposes trade sanctions on Myanmar, calls on China to help end coup as violence escalates
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LA teachers union slams California schools plan as 'propagating structural racism'
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Capitol Police chief appeals for National Guard to stay
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YouTube removes five Myanmar TV channels from platform
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Flynn’s brother warned of 'optics' of troop response to Capitol siege: DC Guard chief
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Humans, not nature, are the cause of changes in Atlantic hurricane cycles, new study finds
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Pope Francis embarks on historic visit to Iraq
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Fired Texas electric grid chief refuses $800,000 severance package
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Dollar ascendant as Powell sticks to script; risk currencies slide
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Meghan hits back at bullying claims as Oprah interview raises royal tensions
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Newsom strikes school reopening deal with California lawmakers
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Frozen Epstein victim fund needs $50M NY mansion sale to go through, lawyer says
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Former DHS chief Chad Wolf says Capitol Police initially rejected help on January 6
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New Zealand earthquakes: Tsunami warnings lifted after evacuations
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FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January
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Biden lauds NASA team for giving US ‘dose of confidence’
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Swirling mass of plasma raining electrons observed above Earth for first time
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China announces ‘over 6%’ economic growth target, tech plans
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The Great Dying: Earth's largest-ever mass extinction is a warning for humanity

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Coronavirus News and Updates:

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Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice
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Pandemic provides perfect storm for Americans with eating disorders
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New CDC guidelines: Vaccinated people can gather with vaccinated others
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70 percent back Biden's handling of coronavirus: poll
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Study: On-Premises Dining Linked To Increased COVID-19 Cases
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All nine Supreme Court justices have been vaccinated
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Canada approves Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, says other shots arriving faster than planned
Swelling from vaccine may cause cancer false alarm
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D.C. residents snap up J&J Covid-19 vaccine appointments
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White House announces mass vaccination sites in Atlanta, Cleveland
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Detroit mayor turned down J&J vaccine in favor of others
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Senate Democrats look to trim weekly unemployment benefits boost but add a month of payments in stimulus bill
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1 Shot Or 2 Shots? 'The Vaccine That's Available To You — Get That'
'Pharmacy deserts' are new front in the race to vaccinate
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The WHO is still incapable of transparency regarding China and COVID-19
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'Coronavirus can't kill me now'; Africans cheer rollout of COVAX vaccinations
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President Bolsonaro tells Brazilians "enough fussing and whining" as COVID-19 death toll tops 260,000
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Exclusive: Oxford study indicates AstraZeneca effective against Brazil variant, source says
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Brazil In Crisis: 'It Feels Like You Are In Stalingrad, in World War II'

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California poised to lift COVID-19 restrictions
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Advisers of New York governor pushed for changes in nursing home deaths report: papers
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Got Questions About Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine? We Have Answers
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Breaking with other GOP, Alabama governor extends mask order
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Japan supercomputer shows doubling masks offers little help preventing viral spread
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Texas workers should be worried about more than Covid after gov's mask repeal, experts say
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As COVID-19 relief vote nears, undocumented immigrants struggle with no aid
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State, city leaders push transparency to increase trust in COVID-19 vaccine
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Coronavirus pandemic fueled faster driving, spike in traffic deaths
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COVID-19 vaccine doses have been sold on the dark web. Are they real?
Florida governor faces growing claims of vaccine favoritism
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Ghana Greets Historic Vaccine Delivery With A Dose Of Skepticism
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Covid: Italy 'blocks' AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia
LA business owners fighting to survive in pandemic feel mix of hope and frustration
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Australia appeals after Italy, EU block AstraZeneca vaccines
Zoo vaccinates apes against COVID-19
 
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