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Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment.”

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Biden announces steps to limit U.S. 'ghost' guns, plans to tackle assault weapons
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Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors
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White supremacists, extremists may use Chauvin trial to further their agendas: DHS
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Biden announces slate of gun control actions, claims 'public health crisis'
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Biden action on guns draws praise, skepticism
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Ukraine conflict: Moscow could 'defend' Russia-backed rebels
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'He really jumped on the Trump train': How a brash Matt Gaetz climbed the ranks in Trump's Washington
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Grim view of global future offered in intelligence report
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Mueller investigator assisting NY prosecutors in Trump Organization case
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Former Secretary of State Pompeo to join Fox News Media
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Biden-GOP infrastructure talks off to rocky start
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Frustrated military officials want Biden to make a decision on Afghanistan
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McConnell's home state bridge symbol of infrastructure standoff with Biden
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Republicans demand answers on abuse allegations at Texas child migrant facility
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Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base - NY Times
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Migrant encounters up 71% in March as Biden administration grapples with border
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Biden suggests aircraft will fly at 21,000 miles an hour
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Amazon unionization drive losing by 2-1 margin in early vote results
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Biden says gun violence is an epidemic, calls for national red-flag law
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Key figure in Gaetz saga to cooperate with feds: reports
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Trump CFO's former daughter-in-law subpoenaed and turns over documents to Manhattan DA
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What Matters: Manchin and the grim reality of Washington's minority rule
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Florida sues federal government over cruise industry shutdown
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Biden to request $715B for the Pentagon, slight increase from last year
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15 states mull bills on treatments for trans youth
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Augusta membership secrecy blocking liberal activists
Exclusive: Biggs offers bill banning federal vaccine passports
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Hannity Goes Silent on 'Friend' Gaetz Amidst Sex Trafficking Probe
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As Asian Americans Seek Safety From A Rise In Attacks, Some Look To Guns
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Biden administration announces sky-high border numbers, looks to blame Trump
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Expert: Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs
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Congress introduces 'No Hate Act' amid rise in racist and faith-based attacks
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GOP group tells online donors: Give every month or 'we will have to tell Trump you're a DEFECTOR'
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Second staffer for Matt Gaetz has resigned: report
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Biden has a new point man on guns. He faces a steep hurdle in the Senate
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West Virginia's Manchin, flexing political muscle, leaves U.S. Senate Democrats in lurch
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Lawmaker arrested for knocking on governor's door urges Americans to 'keep knocking'
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EXPLAINER: Is the US border with Mexico in crisis?
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What are 'ghost guns' and why is Biden targeting them?
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Within Biden's Infrastructure Plan Lies An Agenda To Address Climate Change
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Women in Matt Gaetz’s office issue anonymous statement of support amid sex allegations
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Republicans Lee Zeldin, Andrew Giuliani lining up to challenge NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Down to the wire: Biden's green goals face a power grid reckoning
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Biden administration faces big decision on whether to wade into Dakota Access fight
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Merkel urges Putin to pull troops back from Ukraine border
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West Virginia state Senate approves anti-trans sports bill
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Biden administration targets Trump-era rule-making barriers to energy efficiency standards
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Federal Reserve head Jerome Powell says vaccination efforts key to global economic recovery
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TX Dems back bill requiring sports teams with state contracts to play anthem
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Investigators seize documents from Trump executive's former daughter-in-law
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U.S. defense secretary to visit Israel, Germany, NATO headquarters, UK
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Intelligence officers predict a future shaped by faceless enemies like disease, climate change
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What Boehner wrote about Biden
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How A Minnesota Paper Is Covering The Chauvin Trial From The Black Perspective
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1 dead, 4 critically injured in office shooting; possible suspect in custody
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Trump endorses GOP Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for reelection in 2022
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Border blame game escalates as minors crossing into the U.S. reaches record high
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Dem senator to push $300B bipartisan transportation bill
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Breathing expert estimates half of Chauvin's weight was on Floyd's neck
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Watchdog reveals new warning about map of Capitol's underground tunnels posted before insurrection
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Prisons chief set to face congressional grilling
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CDC Director Declares Racism A 'Serious Public Health Threat'
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Friend of U.S. congressman Gaetz expected to plead guilty in Florida sex trafficking case
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Jerry Falwell Jr.'s brother named Liberty University chief pastor
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‘Enough prayers’: Biden says time for action on US gun control
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Doctors undermine 'drug overdose' defense in Derek Chauvin's murder trial
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Federal watchdog investigating State Department cybersecurity practices
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Hunter's memoir leaves out China deals, missing gun, and more
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Thom Tillis undergoes cancer surgery: 'I look forward to returning to the Senate soon'
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Authorities: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself
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'Run, Ron, Run': Trump prods undecided Johnson to seek reelection
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Deficit hits $1.7 trillion in half a year: CBO
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How a woman in Louisiana helped break the case of 5 student murders in Florida
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Border Democrats like Cuellar hold key to Biden's U.S. immigration reform
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US hits state-owned Myanmar gem firm with coup sanctions
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More Plants At GM Go Dark As Chip Shortage Continues To Bite
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POLITICO Playbook PM: Biden goes where Congress won’t on guns
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Biden admin plans show of force in Black Sea amid Russia buildup
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Major DC insurance provider hacked by 'foreign cybercriminals'
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Fact checking claims about Georgia's controversial new voting law
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Doug Collins slams LeBron James comments on Georgia voting law: 'He has not read the bill'
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Transforming this industry could decrease extinction rates by 40%
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Biden seeks to ease housing shortage with $5 billion 'carrot, no stick' approach
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Georgia Lt. Gov. unlikely to run again after taking on Trump
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Georgia's voting law is eroding faith in democracy — and Trump's making it worse
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Dem Kentucky gov signs bipartisan election bill from GOP-controlled Legislature
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Florida sues Biden administration in bid to restart cruise industry
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Pelosi still thinks Biden has southern border under control, despite record-breaking numbers
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Pivotal GOP senator isn’t giving up on guns deal with Biden
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Capitol Police watchdog: Agency failed to respond to 'long-standing issues' ahead of riots
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'Stop Lying': Muslim Rights Group Sues Facebook Over Claims It Removes Hate Groups
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U.S. interior secretary looks to restore Utah monuments slashed by Trump
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West anticipating dangerous fire season due to severe drought
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Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

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Manchin says there's 'no circumstance' under which he would vote to end or weaken the filibuster
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U.S. Senator Manchin, in threat to Biden agenda, opposes reconciliation, backs filibuster
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Republicans, defending voting restrictions, point finger at blue states with laws they say are worse
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Inside secret Syria talks aimed at freeing American hostages
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'We did our part': The overlooked role women played in the Capitol riot
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Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan
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Forensic scientist found George Floyd's blood, pills with his DNA in squad car
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Business group's study says corporate tax hike would cost 1M jobs
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This Trump backer defended the Jan. 6 riot in print — without mentioning he was in the Capitol
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US to 'surge' aid to Central America, offer 'legal paths' amid border crisis
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Trump's dominance over the news cycle and attention economy evaporates
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GOP's McCarthy says VP Harris should attend FBI-CIA terror briefing
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US warns China over ‘aggressive’ moves on Philippines, Taiwan
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Biden infrastructure plan proposes 'Cash for Clunkers'-style rebate program
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Lawyers find the parents of 61 more separated migrant children
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5 people dead, including 2 children, in South Carolina mass shooting
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Confusion may be Democrats’ friend in drive to raise corporate taxes
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Local doctor and two grandchildren are among 5 killed in South Carolina mass shooting, authorities say
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'A different time': Why the recall effort against California Gov. Newsom isn't history repeating
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Navalny: Jailed Putin critic 'losing sensation in legs and hands'
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West Virginia Republicans seek to criminalize removal of Confederate statues - The Guardian
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With His Legacy In Mind, Biden Seeks U.S. Transformation With Infrastructure Plan
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Mayorkas heading to Texas border towns Thursday
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Capitol riots lead to more military-like police plans
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'It started with words': Fearing lost lessons, Holocaust survivors launch new campaign
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Commerce chief Raimondo says there is room for compromise on Biden tax proposal
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LaPierre says he did not tell NRA leaders before filing for bankruptcy
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UK grants Nathan Law asylum, reveals $59m fund for Hong Kongers
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Exclusive: Robinhood failed to disclose certain trade executions to public feed
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GOP lawmakers slam EPA chief over firing of science advisers
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Tulsi Gabbard warns vague federal definition of 'domestic extremists' will further endanger civil liberties
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Homicide surge ratchets up pressure on progressive DAs
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Carbon dioxide levels are higher than they've been at any point in the last 3.6 million years
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Eleven killed as Myanmar protesters fight troops with hunting rifles, firebombs - media
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AP Exclusive: Northam endorses McAuliffe for Va. governor
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Myanmar activists hold shoe protests; another celebrity detained
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Green jackets fight back: Masters course ‘where we want it.’
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Parents of 445 migrant children separated at border under Trump still have not been found, court filing says
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Missouri Legislature Tries To Back Out Of Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion
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Twitter launches 'Milk Tea Alliance' emoji as movement grows
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Texas Sen. John Cornyn demands federal probe into San Antonio child migrant abuse allegations
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UK PM urges calm as Belfast protesters hijack bus, attack police
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Iranian ship said to be Red Sea troop base attacked
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Neo-Nazi leader pleads guilty in journalist threat campaign
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Call for US probe into Hindu right-wing groups getting COVID fund
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Myanmar crisis sounds death knell for garment industry, jobs and hope
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After spending 44 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, this man says his life is worth more than $750,000
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Holocaust survivors harness social media to spread knowledge
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MLB commissioner decided to move All-Star Game after pressure from Stacey Abrams on voting issues: sources
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Ousted Myanmar ambassador tells UK: reject the military's envoy
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Capitol cop Brian Sicknick’s cause of death still pending as officials detail how Trump rioters died
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'Duck Dynasty' stars Korie and Willie Robertson talk 'ugly comments' about biracial child
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Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse
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Oil falls after U.S. gasoline stocks surge against expectations


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Coronavirus News and Updates:

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Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths
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AstraZeneca woes grow as Australia, Philippines, African Union curb COVID-19 shots
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Governments give varying advice on AstraZeneca vaccine
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Scientists slam WHO-China report, demand 'full investigation' into COVID-19 origins
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Britain reassures on AstraZeneca after advising under-30s take other vaccines
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Bipartisan lawmakers urge Biden to send more vaccines to Michigan amid spike
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Louisiana launches statewide COVID-19 vaccine call center
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FAQ: What Is A Vaccine 'Passport,' And What Are These Credentials Used For?
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J&J vaccine problems hamper US military vaccines overseas
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European Court of Human Rights rules countries can require childhood vaccinations
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The sudden visit to COVID victims' families that sparked Jordan's royal rift
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Advocates: Prisons need better vaccine education for inmates
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Vaccine reaches descendants of runaway slaves as COVID-19 ravages Brazil

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U.S. allotting 85% less J&J vaccines to states next week, data shows
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Fauci says new Covid-19 cases are at a disturbing level as the US is primed for a surge
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A city wrestled down an addiction crisis. Then came COVID-19
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CDC director: Schools to be in person by September
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"Vaccine passports" spark debate and division
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Brazil's COVID-19 death toll to surpass that of worst U.S. wave
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Are some COVID-19 vaccines more effective than others?
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Many Americans Say 'No' To A Vaccine, Putting Chance Of Herd Immunity At Risk
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Mexico, Brazil won't limit AstraZeneca vaccine after UK warning
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Japan denies report of vaccine priority for Olympic athletes after outcry
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Five states account for 43% of the country's new Covid-19 cases in the past week
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Tokyo's Koike says will ask govt for emergency measures to stem COVID-19 rise
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India's record COVID-19 surge continues, vaccines run short
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Asia Today: Modi gets 2nd vaccine dose as India hits record
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South Korea weighs more virus curbs as daily infections surge
 
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