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'Every step of the way': McConnell pledges battle over Biden infrastructure plan
A day after the Democratic president unveiled his “American Jobs Plan” in Pittsburgh, the Senate’s top Republican said Biden has no public mandate for the proposal and predicted that Republicans would not support it. Biden’s plan combines spending on roads and bridges with climate change initiatives and human services like elder care.

Updated today at 4:34 PM CDT

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Elections officials fear Georgia law could politicize voting operations
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Pelosi: Remove Rep. Gaetz from committee if claims are true
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House Republicans reveal game plan to fight Biden's massive spending bill
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Matt Gaetz' relentless self-promotion in Washington leaves him with few defenders
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Georgia governor's view on voting bill 'not based in fact' - White House
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Ocasio-Cortez to Cruz: Your resignation is 84 days past due
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Biden holds first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push
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Biden taps five Cabinet members to lead infrastructure messaging
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DHS watchdog finds widespread mistreatment of immigrants at ICE facility
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Derek Chauvin trial exposes trauma and survivor's guilt of witnesses to Floyd's death
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Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure and jobs. These 4 charts show where the money would go
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Unions demand Biden cancel student debt for public service workers
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Colorado GOP Rep. Boebert, Dem challenger, both raising eye-popping campaign cash
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EXCLUSIVE: Trump's unfinished border barrier easily breached: 'Open gate'
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Biden Administration Considers Overhaul Of Asylum System At Southern Border
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Floyd’s girlfriend recalls their struggles with addiction
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Election bills surge nationwide as 47 states consider restrictions
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White House moves to reshape role of US capitalism
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Apple's Tim Cook joins Georgia's critics
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Georgia House threatens Delta tax break after CEO slammed new voting restrictions
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'He has absolutely no allies': Few in GOP step up to defend Gaetz
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USDA drops Trump plan to cut food stamps for 700,000 Americans
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Cuomo signs bill legalizing adult-use, recreational marijuana in New York
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Texas Senate passes restrictive new voting bill
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Pelosi says Biden's joint session of Congress in the hands of the Capitol attending physician
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Stacey Abrams slams 'mealy-mouthed responses' to Georgia voting law
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US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults
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What's next in Congress for Biden's infrastructure plan
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WH climate adviser: Biden won't close door on carbon tax
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Judge tosses some claims in old Ga. election suit
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‘I’m not going to get into legislative tactics’: Klain sidesteps reconciliation debate amid infrastructure rollout
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Facebook can keep texting you, Supreme Court says
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Paramedic says George Floyd appeared unresponsive when he first arrived on scene
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Top Michigan Democrat calls on Senate to pass elections bill as a counter to state Republican efforts to restrict voting
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Inside the ‘Lord of the Flies’ factionalism now plaguing Trumpland
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In Virginia governor’s race, Trump’s false stolen-election claim looms large
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Pelosi 'hopeful' Democrats can reform SALT tax in Biden infrastructure bill
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Matt Gaetz case gets more bizarre as extortion claim involves search for missing ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson
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Biden to review executive authority to cancel student debt
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Effort to remove socialist councilmember accused of misconduct can proceed
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McConnell rules out GOP support for Biden spending plan
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AP-NORC poll: US economic outlook rises after relief law
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U.S. House tax chief offers partial support for Biden infrastructure tax plan
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Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff to move into vice president's residence after two-month delay
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US Capitol Police watchdog issues scathing report on January 6 failures
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OPEC+ To Gradually Boost Oil Production Ahead Of Expected Summer Rebound In Demand
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Supreme Court gives Georgia win in water war with Florida
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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Faulconer says school closures 'not based on science'
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Critics cite lack of gun-control debate after Atlanta shootings, say it's about who is 'relatable'
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Witness faults police for not doing chest compressions on Floyd
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Cartel use of stash houses and tractor-trailers threatens Laredo, TX
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Justices uphold FCC’s easing of local media ownership limits
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'Ridiculous': Kemp slams Biden on push to move MLB All-Star Game due to voting law
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Myanmar coup: More than 40 children killed by military, rights group says
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By The Numbers: Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
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Violations at ICE facility in 2020 threatened the health and safety of detainees, watchdog report says
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Analysis: Can Joe Biden recreate the U.S. economy he grew up with?
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US and NATO meet to discuss 'Russia’s recent large-scale military activities'
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White House makes case for popularity of American Jobs Plan
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Border crisis result of Biden decisions, 'never seen it close to this bad': Cruz
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Trump's own statements in old lawsuit could haunt him in any future criminal case
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Supreme Court sides with Facebook in text message dispute
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Republicans seek DOJ briefing on claims of 'suspicious' pre-Jan. 6 Capitol tours
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Mother tried to save 9-year-old boy in California shooting that killed 4 - officials
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Former California cop leads GOP dream of Newsom recall
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Biden HHS ad campaign mirrors Dem super PAC ads
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Live Updates: George Floyd's girlfriend, first responders take stand on fourth day of testimony in Derek Chauvin trial
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U.S. jobless claims rise to 719K as virus still forces layoffs
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Dr. Rachel Levine Questions State Bills Targeting Transgender Health Care
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Kamala Harris dives into migration diplomacy as GOP aims to make her the face of the border crisis
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U.S. manufacturing sector index races to 37-year high in March: ISM
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Microsoft and Amazon lead S&P 500 to 4,000 points


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Dems aim for July vote as Congress digs in on infrastructure
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Gaetz, on the ropes, finds few friends in GOP
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Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells
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Feds looking beyond Florida in investigation of Rep. Gaetz, sources say
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Biden says he'd 'strongly support' MLB moving All-Star game out of Atlanta over Georgia election law
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Biden promises 'once-in-a-generation' investment during pitch for $2 trillion infrastructure and climate plan
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Republicans trumpet elements of Covid-19 relief bill they voted against
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Gaetz staying on Judiciary panel, despite investigation
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Infrastructure push sets off feeding frenzy in Washington
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Biden calls out Amazon for not paying federal taxes
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Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to ‘win the future’
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DOJ asks for more time to make decision on turning over Trump taxes
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Senate Republicans already have a Donald Trump problem
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Billionaires got 54% richer during pandemic, sparking calls for "wealth tax"
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Gaetz probe started with an associate awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking, stalking charges
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Fauci’s silence on border crisis is deafening, Meadows says
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Biden’s infrastructure plan takes aim at Trump’s biggest economic achievement
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Arizona Senate hires firms to recount 2.1 million ballots in state's biggest county
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Five takeaways on Biden's big infrastructure package
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Derek Chauvin trial: New footage shows George Floyd pleading with officers
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Biden's infrastructure plan met with skepticism from some lawmakers
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The one big problem with Matt Gaetz's explanation

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GOP lawmakers grill Google, Apple and Amazon over Parler shutdowns
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New Mexico passes recreational marijuana bill; heads to Gov. Lujan Grisham's office for signature
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Witness breaks down while watching body camera footage of George Floyd's arrest
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Analysis: Bumpy road ahead for Biden’s infrastructure plan
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott plans Thursday visit to US-Mexico border city, will discuss cartel smuggling: report
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Ben Shapiro faces backlash for comparing long lines at polls to Disneyland
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U.S. Republican House leader resists pressure to punish Trump ally Gaetz
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Corporate giants bow to pressure in Georgia voting law backlash
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US expresses concern about rising Russian-Ukrainian tensions
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Texas woman sentenced to five years for trying to vote gets new appeal
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13 states sue Biden admin over tax cut restriction in $1.9T spending package
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Stacey Abrams: Boycotts in Georgia not necessary – yet
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Report calls out China over 'harmful trade practices'
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Ex-cop told onlooker Floyd was big, ‘probably on something’
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More than 100 lawmakers call on Biden to regulate weapon used in Colorado shooting
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Unemployed people who overpaid taxes will get refunds starting in May, IRS says
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Four dead, 2 wounded, including suspect, in shooting near Los Angeles
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San Diego county official rips Biden, Newsom as migrant children prioritized over Calif. students
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Three Texas teachers on leave after using 'derogatory and hurtful' words in test question
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Grassley, Johnson seek access to FISA docs on Hunter Biden's Chinese business associates
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Analysis: A big bet on mass transit after COVID
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New York legalizes recreational marijuana, expunges former pot convictions
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Officer video shows Floyd struggle, then takedown
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Myanmar facing ‘bloodbath’, UN envoy tells Security Council
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Pentagon ‘watching’ as Russia steps up aggression in Eastern Europe
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Top US national security officials call counterparts as Russia and Ukraine tensions rise
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Hunter Biden details lifelong addiction struggle in memoir
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AOC slammed by Ted Cruz for saying, 'It's not a border crisis'
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Facebook removes video of Trump interview with daughter-in-law Lara, citing ban
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McConnell pans Biden's infrastructure plan as a 'major missed opportunity'
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7 convicted in Hong Kong for pro-democracy protest
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Biden says $2 trillion jobs plan rivals the space race in its ambition
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GOP congressman calls on Blinken to demand COVID reparations from China
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Janet Yellen: Climate change poses ‘existential threat’ to financial markets
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EXPLAINER: Questions remain about conditions of migrant kids
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South Dakota governor's ban on transgender athletes at center of emerging culture war
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'Just living his life': Jurors see videos taken before and after Floyd's deadly arrest
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Gaetz ally Joel Greenberg hit with new charges
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Critics fear Georgia's new voting law threatens Asian American gains at the polls
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Gaetz runs the Trump playbook for scandal: Keep talking, and talking
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Woman behind $400M scam sentenced to 15 years in prison
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UN envoy: Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war
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Former Intelligence analyst pleads guilty to disclosing classified information to reporter
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Verdict looms for 9 senior Hong Kong democrats in landmark unlawful assembly case
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Veteran Hong Kong democracy leaders convicted over peaceful rally
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Supreme Court Weighs Whether NCAA Is Illegally 'Fixing' Athlete Compensation
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Infrastructure Year: Dems brace for brutal slog to pass Biden’s $2.5T plan
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Second lawsuit filed against AZ GOP, Kelli Ward
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House Freedom Caucus chair writes to Biden objecting to infrastructure proposal
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FBI: NYC morgue workers stole credit cards from dead people
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Northeast governors need Biden to deliver on offshore wind
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Major U.S. companies take aim at Georgia’s new voting restrictions
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Ohio lawmakers move to preemptively ban vaccine passports over concerns about privacy
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U.S., Philippines officials discuss Chinese activities in South China Sea
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A former Oklahoma officer has been found guilty of murdering his police chief during a conference in Florida
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Junta’s foes woo ethnic allies with new Myanmar constitution
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Delta CEO, Georgia governor spar over state's voter regulations
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Dozens of Hong Kong listed companies suspend trading
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Ray LaHood admitted hiding $50K loan from foreign billionaire
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Myanmar aid workers arrested, intimidated, hurt, Red Cross says
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Stephen Miller calls Biden infrastructure bill a 'cost shift'
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Delta, Coca-Cola blast home state Georgia's voting restrictions as 'unacceptable'
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North Carolina officer resigns after viral video showed him body-slamming K-9 into car
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No prison time for transgender ex-neo-Nazi in threat case
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Oil gains ahead of OPEC+ meeting on output policy
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GOP groups throw support behind Georgia, Iowa election reform laws amid Dem lawsuits
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Dollar holds near multi-month high on U.S. growth bets
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Imprisoned Palestinian leader’s entry shakes up planned vote


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Coronavirus News and Updates:
Updated today at 4:34 PM CDT

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Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shot 91% effective in updated data, protective against South African variant
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German experts say under 60s should not get second AstraZeneca vaccine
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McConnell urges fellow GOP to get COVID vaccines
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Biden launches community corps to boost COVID vaccinations
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White House asks governors for help with Johnson & Johnson vaccine
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Chicago mayor refuses to open COVID-19 vaccine to all due to uptick in cases
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Biden supports vaccines for undocumented immigrants: Psaki
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Ontario 'pulling the emergency brake' with third COVID-19 lockdown as cases rise, ICU beds fill
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Inside The CDC's Battle To Defeat The Virus
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Michigan identifies first case of Brazilian COVID variant as virus surges statewide
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As states open up eligibility, the 1st big test of America's vaccine hesitancy
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Europe recasts COVID-19 vaccine playbook after first-round flop
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World trade body chief says vaccine inequity ‘unacceptable’
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New ads emphasize 'loving thy neighbor' to counter vaccine doubts among conservatives, especially men
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FDA authorizes rapid, non-prescription COVID tests
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Marjorie Taylor Greene offers bills to fire Fauci, ban vaccine passports
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White House Says Drug Overdose Deaths Spiked To 88,000 During The Pandemic
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Virginia law denies benefit to some healthcare workers who refuse COVID-19 vaccine
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1 in 3 state prisoners tested positive for COVID-19, report says
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Sao Paulo exhumes old graves to make space for surging COVID-19 burials

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Exclusive: Top investors to call for improved working conditions in care homes
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Biden administration launches $500,000 contest to improve face masks
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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine batch fails quality check
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Johnson & Johnson confirms one vaccine batch was discarded
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Biden officials urge states to 'buckle down' amid virus resurgence but avoid issuing federal guidance
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Govt begins testing all migrant families released by Border Patrol in S. Texas
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CanSinoBIO says COVID-19 shot may be less effective over time, booster shot promising
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Parents cheer news that Pfizer vaccine is safe for kids, but not everybody is convinced
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Theory That COVID Came From A Chinese Lab Takes On New Life After WHO Report
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New COVID wave may not be as deadly
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Company at heart of J&J vaccine woes has series of citations
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Religious leaders work to build trust in COVID-19 vaccine in communities of color
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White House knew more than a week ago of J&J contractor vaccine-supply problems
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New Zealand defends absence from joint statement on WHO coronavirus report
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The next vaccine challenge: Building a workable 'passport' app
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The Latest: Magazine says Palin tests positive for virus
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COVID-19 cases among unaccompanied migrant children spark concern
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Brazil: More than 60,000 people died of Covid-19 in March
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India opens up immunisation to more people, vaccine exports to dwindle
 
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