Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Saturday, February 20, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:

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Congress aims to avoid politics with independent Jan. 6 investigation
Experts worry it will be challenging to keep politics out of the inquiry.

Updated 3:47 PM CST

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Biden’s 1st month was about erasing the mark of ‘former guy’
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Democrats, voting rights advocates blast new Georgia election bill
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It's time to redraw America's voting maps. Where's the data?
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Two Democratic governors see stars dimmed by virus woes
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Trump gears up for war with his own party
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The 'big lie' on voter fraud is still with us
Trump to speak at CPAC conference in first public appearance post-White House
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Impeachment vote becomes defining moment for GOP senator
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'An important first step': Texas Gov. Abbott thanks Biden for 'partial approval' of disaster request
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Supreme Court to decide if Arizona voting regulations are racist
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Former DHS official: Right-wing extremists and white supremacists targeting QAnon followers for recruitment
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GOP: McConnell-Trump civil war will hurt Republicans
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Republicans Struggle to Derail Increasingly Popular Stimulus Package - NY Times
ACLU calls Biden guidance on ICE arrests, deportations 'disappointing step backward'
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Sanders 'confident' $15 minimum wage would be allowed via reconciliation
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Cuomo's national star threatened by increased scrutiny over handling of nursing home deaths
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Buttigieg could 'feel the history swirling' when Kamala Harris swore him in
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Entire school board resigns after mocking parents on tape
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Florida is a model for voting. The GOP wants change anyway.
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Biden seeks to escape Trump's ghost
Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows
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POLITICO Playbook: Is Tanden toast? And why Biden is wary of touching reparations
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No fix for Flores: Biden immigration bill skirts pressing border issue
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A final round of freezing temperatures strikes Texas as it struggles to recover from winter storms
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FULL INTERVIEW: Buttigieg on climate change, racial justice and imposter syndrome
Buzz Aldrin on NASA rover Perseverance landing on Mars - (video)
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Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They're Asking: What Went Wrong? - NY Times
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With Or Without Trump, Republicans Will Likely Keep Right And Head South
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Kamala Harris carves out growing diplomatic role under Biden
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Erdoğan: Turkey wants to strengthen ties with US after relationship was 'seriously tested'
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The jockeying to replace Neera Tanden has begun
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Florida governor says flags will be flown at half-staff for Rush Limbaugh
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'You did the unthinkable': Ohio's Anthony Gonzalez faces fury over impeachment vote
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U.S. President Biden, Canada's Trudeau to meet virtually next week
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New legislation would protect drivers who hit protestors
Republicans slam Biden's move to drop Iran sanctions push
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Texas crisis a wake-up call for the power grid
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Extreme weather testing Biden's disaster management skills
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95-year-old Tennessee man who was Nazi guard gets deported to Germany
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How to Prevent an American Royal Family
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Sanders says he's 'confident' increase to minimum wage will stay in coronavirus package
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Jill Biden is hitting the ground running -- in all directions
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Bitcoin and ethereum prices 'seem high,' says Musk
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Tribes have high hopes as Haaland confirmation hearing nears
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Coca-Cola has employees take training on how to 'be less white'
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Iran spokesman says Tehran confident about lifting of U.S. sanctions despite wrangling
Rep. Tony Gonzales on Biden’s major disaster declaration in Texas (video)
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FACT CHECK: Biden's Comments On Loan Forgiveness And Elite Colleges
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Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny's appeal
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Six more linked to far-right Oath Keepers militia group charged in Capitol attack
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Neera Tanden to keep reaching out to senators next week as confirmation in jeopardy
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2 Myanmar protesters killed by police fire, reports say
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Tourists tried to skirt Hawaii's COVID-19 regulations by bribing airport official
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Rockets hit Iraqi base hosting U.S. contractors, one Iraqi injured: security officials
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Two Air Force pilots die in Alabama jet crash
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Bird flu: Russia detects first case of H5N8 bird flu in humans
Cuomo aide said top infectious disease doctor spoke to governor 'regularly,' but doc denies it
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Gas prices rise as refiners begin slow recovery
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Warmer temps bring relief as cold-weary South starts cleanup
AOC raises $3.2 million for Texas amid weather crisis
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Pandemic makes prostitution taboo in Nevada’s legal brothels

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U.S. House Democrats advance $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill
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Will voters remember? Cruz trip tests durability of scandal
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Texas households face massive electricity bills, some as high as $17K, after winter storm
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U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Agreement On Climate Change
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While Cruz was traveling from Cancun, O'Rourke and AOC helped Texans in crisis
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Voting rights advocates decry 'devastating' Georgia measure limiting ballot access
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Nunes lawsuit against CNN thrown out
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Trump rages at top Republicans even as advisors urge him to focus attacks on Biden, Democrats
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Ted Cruz's trip to Mexico earned him widespread criticism. Will it matter for his political future?
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Bitter Texas freeze hits most vulnerable hardest
New York congressman Zeldin: 'If we want to save our state, Cuomo's got to go'
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How Biden's massive Covid relief bill was put on a glide path to passage
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9 Oath Keepers charged with sweeping conspiracy for role in Capitol insurrection
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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence
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Cancun fallout threatens to deal lasting damage to Cruz
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The Capitol Siege: The Arrested And Their Stories
Biden tells European allies ‘America is back,’ seeks to turn page on Trump era
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Merrick Garland backed by 4 former attorneys general, including 2 Republicans, ahead of confirmation hearing
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U.S. Senate to know next week if COVID-19 bill can include minimum wage hike - Sanders
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Biden sticking with Tanden despite Manchin rebuke

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READ: House Democrats' mammoth COVID-19 relief bill
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Arkansas lawmaker leaves GOP, saying party has become 'about one man and a personality'
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Court Temporarily Blocks South Carolina Heartbeat Abortion Ban
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After Oath Keepers charges, could feds accuse Capitol attackers of conspiring to overthrow U.S. government?
Texas power grid operator ERCOT sued over blackouts
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'What would they have me cut?': Biden urges Republicans to back Covid relief bill
Democratic Senator Manchin opposes Biden budget pick Tanden, confirmation in doubt
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Facebook just handed its critics in Washington a lot more ammunition

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Biden signals a sharp break from Trump's 'America First' policies
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Exclusive: New York City tax agency subpoenaed in Trump criminal probe
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America is back, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells BBC
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis calls for restrictive new voting laws
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Here's the Democratic wish list after Biden's 'go big' stimulus - BI
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US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico
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Here's what's in the House Democrats' stimulus relief plan
Kerry: The world has nine years to avoid climate catastrophe
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Beto O'Rourke slams Sen. Ted Cruz for flying to Mexico during storm crisis
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Senate Democrats push for public option as Biden weighs health-care reform plans
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Lawyer who brought election suit referred for possible discipline
Democrats' public gun registry bill blasted as 'frightening,' ‘anti-police’
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Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland to face challenges that include links to Biden and Trump
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The Republican Rift Goes Far Deeper Than Just Trump And McConnell
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AOC raises $2M for Texas relief, heads to Houston after blasting Cruz for Mexico trip
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Ocasio-Cortez calls for full investigation of Cuomo's handling of coronavirus in nursing homes
Fauci warned of 'unintended consequences' of 'draconian' quarantines during 2014 Ebola outbreak
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Biden used 3 key stats to make a point. Except they weren't true (video)
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U.S. admits first group of asylum-seekers as Biden rolls back Remain-in-Mexico policy
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Cruz family’s Cancun trip rattles their private school
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Biden declares ‘America is back’ in welcome words to allies
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert calls on Biden to lower flags in honor of Rush Limbaugh
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Boebert mocked for Constitution tweet
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin addresses military sexual assault, 'disturbing' TikTok video
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Capitol Police Suspends 6 Officers, Investigates Dozens More After Capitol Riots
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White House says it will hold those responsible for SolarWinds hack accountable within weeks
Social media platform Gab's website, Twitter account are down
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Biden says U.S. will seek to ‘end cancer as we know it’ after Covid pandemic
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Myanmar’s minorities join protest in show of unity against coup
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'Cuomo is an abuser': Ron Kim on NY governor
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United probing Cruz flight data leak
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Defense Secretary Austin calls for review of viral sexual harassment video
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Pennsylvania cop arrested, charged with pushing police during Capitol riot
Hillary Clinton jabs Cruz: 'Don't vote for anyone you wouldn't trust with your dog'
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Fact check: 'When Texas freezes over' tweet is a fake, not from Ted Cruz
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Water Returning To Austin As Texas Recovers From Deep Freeze And Power Failures
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US sanctions over pipeline from Russia deemed lacking by GOP
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Sweeping immigration bills seek to reform dire farm working conditions
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Iranian-backed militias likely behind deadly rocket attack on U.S.-led base, experts say
Conservatives praise AOC for backing 'full investigation' into Cuomo nursing home scandal
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GOP signals Biden AG pick will come under pressure over Cuomo
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Biden's attorney general pick Garland to prioritize civil rights, combating domestic terror
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House committee starts process for dealing with two contested elections
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Biden seeks to reassure European allies of U.S. commitment
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Fact-checking the Texas energy-failure blame game
Biden 'open' to lowering the $1.9 trillion coronavirus package price tag
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Biden To Authorize Broader Disaster Relief For Texas
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How a Winter Storm Tested Texas’ Go-It-Alone Attitude
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Katie Porter says she could tell Capitol security was too lax ahead of riot
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New Mexico Legislature moves to preserve abortion rights
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Weather experts: Lack of planning caused cold catastrophe
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U.S. lawmakers set resolution condemning China over Hong Kong rights
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Cuomo faces a political crisis as his Covid record comes under harsher scrutiny
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‘Stop the bleeding’: Biden reaches out to Europe, but Trump’s damage has been done
Thinking about 2024? Biden’s first trips as president are to two battleground states
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Biden climate envoy John Kerry sounds alarm as US rejoins Paris climate accord
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Biden visits Pfizer vaccine plant in Michigan
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Ohio couple with ties to Oath Keepers charged in Capitol attack
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Inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command
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DOJ: Ex-partner of Hunter Biden's lawyer recused from criminal case
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U.S. charges nine Oath Keepers with conspiring to storm Capitol
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More airlines to start collecting contact tracing information from passengers
Biden’s promise to open half the schools in 100 days: Here is how it's going
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Biden: U.S., Europe must push back against China’s economic ‘abuses and coercion’
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Rob Portman's Senate seat attracts two Trump-aligned candidates so far
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Ted's not-so-excellent Mexican adventure
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'A Katrina-Scale Crisis': Austin Is Desperate For Help In Weather Disaster
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DeSantis to lower Florida flags in honor of Limbaugh
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White House says it's responding to pressure to act fast on USPS problems
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Hard freeze warnings persist in the South but warmth on horizon: Latest forecast
Biden says once he defeats COVID, cancer is next
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White House says there are no plans to invite Russia to join G7
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Facebook has 'tentatively friended' us again, Australia says
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Lee after Romney's impeachment vote: There's enough room in GOP 'for both of us'


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Coronavirus News and Updates:
Updated 3:47 PM CST

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What's safe after COVID-19 vaccination? Don't shed masks yet
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A month into office, Biden seeks to reassure on the pandemic at home and abroad
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Majority of people receiving COVID-19 vaccines are white, which Fauci calls 'disturbing'
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COVID infections dropped 95.8% after both Pfizer shots: Israeli Health Ministry
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Italy: Pope, others hail health workers on COVID anniversary
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COVID-19 vaccine FAQ: Here's everything you need to know
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Controls On Vaccine Exports 'Hold Back' Pandemic Recovery, Warns Incoming WTO Head
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Argentina health minister resigns after reports of VIP vaccine access
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Covid: Anti-vaccination protests held in Australia ahead of rollout
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'The Essence Of Truth': A Doctor's Photos Document The COVID-19 Crisis In The ER
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A year into pandemic, Mexico's healthcare workers fight fatigue and stress

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Biden defends progress on COVID as weather delays 6M shots
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White House Admin: 'Saturday, we're going to be shipping more doses than states have ever received before' :
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Serious COVID-19 vaccine reactions are rare: CDC
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U.S. extends travel restrictions at land borders with Canada, Mexico through March 21
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The Latest: Chinese, Russian vaccines to arrive in Mexico
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'Vaccines are safe': Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated after touring Michigan Pfizer plant
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Price Check: Nations Pay Wildly Different Prices For Vaccines
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House panels underscore vaccine obstacles for minority groups
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Everything you need to know about getting a Covid-19 vaccination
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Fauci now says elementary students won't get vaccinated until early 2022
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Pfizer promises to double supply as Biden pushes for quicker vaccine rollout
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Coronavirus FAQs: Mammograms, Vaccine Ingredients ... And Dogs Who Sniff Masks
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Former surgeon general urges COVID outreach to rural U.S.: "America is more than just the cities and the coasts"
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CDC reports small number of vaccine side effects
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New Zealand begins COVID-19 vaccinations programme, Australia starts Monday
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Real world evidence backs up vax trials
 
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