Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Thursday, February 18, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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

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Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday it’s ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” that sought to isolate the Islamic Republic.

Updated 9:25 PM CST

Some electricity restored in Texas, but water woes grow
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Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors
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US reverts to targeted immigration enforcement under Biden
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'Climate change is real': Biden administration says Texas power crisis shows U.S. unprepared for extreme weather
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Senior Republicans are split over how to treat Trump: Pay homage at Mar-a-Lago or refuse to 'bend the knee'
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Cruz admits Cancun trip 'obviously a mistake' as he returns to find protesters outside his Texas home
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6 Capitol officers suspended, 35 under investigation
How the battle over redistricting in 2021 could decide control of the U.S. Congress
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MAGA crashes into moderates in train-wreck Senate race
Undeterred by Facebook news blackout, Australia commits to content law
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Biden immigration bill reveals hardened battle lines in post-Trump era
Ted Cruz has repeatedly slammed politicians for vacationing during crisis
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ICE issues new interim guidelines on arrests, deportations
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GOP’s Thune says Trump allies engaging in ‘cancel culture
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No, The Blackouts In Texas Weren't Caused By Renewables. Here's What Really Happened
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Eighteen state AGs urge Biden to reverse cancellation of ICE operation targeting sex offenders
South Carolina passes abortion ban, Planned Parenthood sues
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House's No. 2 Republican drops by Mar-a-Lago amid GOP divide over Trump
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Trump turned down meeting at Mar-a-Lago with Nikki Haley
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Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal
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Trump courts billionaires as he plans new social media platform
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A MAGA ambassador violated the Hatch Act. Biden must decide what to do about it.
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Ivanka Trump has no plans to challenge Marco Rubio for Senate in Florida in 2022
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Biden tax hikes would likely phase in slowly, Treasury Secretary Yellen says
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Republicans prepping campaign against earmarks as Democrats work to bring them back
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Florida county commissioner limited vaccine drive to the two richest zip codes and then created a 'VIP list'
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Cuomo Faces Revolt as Legislators Move to Strip Him of Pandemic Powers - NY Times
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Biden authorizes supplies for Texas amid power outages, approves new disaster declarations
After blizzard of criticism over Mexico trip, Senator Ted Cruz flies back to frozen Texas
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Ted Cruz says he went to Cancun during Texas crisis because he wanted to be a "good dad"
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'Reckless, arrogant and dangerous': Outrage as Facebook blocks access to news content in Australia
Democrats roll out Biden immigration bill without Republican backers
Massive storms, outages force tough decisions amid pandemic
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As Texans Recover Power, 'It's Life Or Death' For Many Bracing For More Frigid Temps
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Scalise rips Biden school-reopening goal: 'You're afraid of standing up to the teachers union'
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Heidi Cruz invited friends, neighbors with them to Cancun in group texts: NYT
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Thousands in Texas struggle without food or water
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Democrats consider piecemeal approach to immigration reform
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Judges order 2-month delay in case to compel McGahn testimony to House
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GOP senators facing reelection in 2022 keep mum on McConnell amid divisive fight with Trump
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Pelosi-picked Capitol security official questioned over anti-GOP statements
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Investor who donated nearly $1M to Trump inauguration sentenced to 12 years in prison
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State senator says he's leaving Republican Party
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Cruz says 'it was a mistake' to go to Cancun amid Texas arctic blast
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ICE officers will need preapproval before arresting some illegal immigrants under new rules
Analysis: Exodus of Republican voters tired of Trump could push party further right
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U.S. would attend meeting with Iran and other powers if invited
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Texas Republicans criticized for misleading claims that renewable energy sources caused massive outages
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Native Americans 'Left Out in the Cold' Under Trump Press Biden for Action - NY Times
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Texas' power outages, water shortages put bigger strain on hospitals
Canada vows to be next country to go after Facebook to pay for news
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Death toll from winter weather rises to at least 40: AP
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OnPolitics: The GOP's Trump problem
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Biden aides debate how, or if, to save original Iran deal
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Dem who accused Cuomo of threat to ‘destroy’ him is latest to say governor bullied them
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NATO hasn’t reached decision on whether to leave Afghanistan as deadline looms
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NASA lands rover on Mars after 'seven minutes of terror'
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Manhattan district attorney bolsters team investigating possible fraud claims by Trump and his company
Death toll from winter weather rises to at least 40: AP
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Amid attacks, school principals concerned over Asian Americans' return to class
Trump’s former fixer Cohen interviewed by Manhattan DA’s office and newly hired litigator
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Texas crisis has governor facing big backer: energy industry
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These states could see Trump- vs. McConnell-backed Senate Republican primary battles
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House aims to vote on Covid relief bill by the end of next week, Pelosi says
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Members of Maine GOP state committee condemn Sen. Susan Collins' vote to convict Trump
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Trump's gift to Biden: Record ag exports to China
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Democrats urge FDA to lift dispensing restriction on abortion drug mifepristone
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Robinhood CEO, hedge fund execs defend their role in GameStop frenzy
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Pelosi says Biden immigration plan could be split up to pass Congress
Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs will testify about misinformation before U.S. Congress
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Nasa's Perseverance rover in 'great shape' after Mars landing
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Dems introduce bill to bar 'twice impeached' presidents from burial at Arlington
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Former state GOP chair launches Senate bid in Ohio
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Calif. state Republican says bill would protect people from discrimination based on political views
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The US military helped keep the heat and lights on for one Nebraska city as temperatures plummeted
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Competition for 'Trump lane' heats up in Ohio Senate race


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White House announces sweeping immigration bill
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'Around here, Trump is king.' How Marjorie Taylor Greene got to Congress by running as the MAGA candidate
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Facebook unfriends Australia: news sites go dark in content row
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Democrats prepare for battle in push to pass Covid relief
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Federal prosecutors investigated Proud Boys ties to Roger Stone in 2019 case: CNN
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Anger mounts as Facebook's Australia news ban sweeps up charities, government pages
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The Supreme Court is still sitting on Trump's tax returns, and justices aren't saying why
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The Christian Prophets Who Say Trump Is Coming Again
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Ted Cruz calls for congressional probe of Cuomo nursing home scandal
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Democrats to introduce Biden's immigration reform bill
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Explainer: Australia's news revenue-sharing law behind battle with Big Tech
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Pelosi’s 9/11-Style Commission Doesn’t Go Far Enough
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White House throws support behind Democratic immigration bill ahead of rollout
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Biden administration confronts regulatory maze and hazy messaging in push to reopen schools
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Joe Biden’s approval rating plummets over handling of school reopenings
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Biden scraps Trump plan to weaken environmental rules to build renewables in California
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CNN: Chris Cuomo is no longer allowed to interview brother Andrew Cuomo
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Trump 'decimated' refugee program hampering Biden's historic goal: Advocates
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‘Recipe for disaster’: Dem fears mount over immigration overhaul
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O'Rourke reacts after governor falsely blames renewable energy for power issues (video)
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UN chief, climate envoy Kerry to mark US return to Paris accord
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Who Cuomo has blamed – other than himself – for the nursing home scandal
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Conservative group launches ad series pressing for school reopenings
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President Biden: Fact-checking his first month in office
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Winter storm pulls away from Texas, but millions still without power
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Lawmakers set to grill Robinhood CEO over GameStop frenzy
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Biden administration begins negotiating over Don McGahn testimony to House, new court filing says
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Haley slams media, Biden for Cuomo praise amid nursing home scandal
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Nearly 500 detained in Myanmar, hackers target military websites
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'A real mess': 100M in path of a new winter storm; 2.1M without power
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US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII
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Trump largely stays on script in return to public eye
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New York lawmakers want Cuomo’s Emmy vacated
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FBI investigating Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing homes during pandemic
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Top EU, US diplomats to discuss reviving 2015 Iran nuclear deal
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Hedge fund king, a GOP megadonor, faces off with Democrats
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White House gambling Republican resistance to COVID relief package will prove costly for GOP
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Top Biden economic aide Deese had leading role at BlackRock, termed the ‘largest investor in deforestation’
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Biden pushes expanded pathways to citizenship as immigration bill lands in Congress
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Politically opposed groups find common ground through conversation
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‘Trump Incites Mob’: Newspapers Around the World Summarize Capitol Coup Bluntly (video)
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Storms devastate a nation on the brink after a year of lockdown -- and it's nowhere near over
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Civil rights groups are pushing Biden to fulfill promise of ending the death penalty
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Biden says during CNN town hall 'we didn't have' a coronavirus vaccine when he took office
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Belarus jails Belsat TV journalists for filming protest
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Even without listening, US lives in Limbaugh’s media world
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Conservative groups launch ad blitz targeting Biden nominees
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Democrats demand answers about USPS delays and question postmaster general's leadership
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Laid-off Keystone Pipeline worker slams Biden anti-energy policies (video)
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Kremlin says European court's call to free Navalny is unacceptable meddling
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Death toll climbs as frigid temperatures cripple Texas power grid
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Harris slowly starts to carve out role beyond 'making sure Joe Biden is a success'
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Stock boom bails out U.S. Treasury amid pandemic
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FULL INTERVIEW: Harris talks to Savannah Guthrie about schools, vaccine distribution and more
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Migrants on the move again in Mexico and Central America
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DeSantis defends controversial vaccine deal with developer -- and threatens to pull vaccines if officials don't like it
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NAACP lawsuit will put Trump "out of business," Congressman Bennie Thompson says
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Texas mayor who told residents ‘no one owes you’ amid winter blast says wife got fired: report
Protesters out again in Myanmar, police use water cannon in capital
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How you can help Texas families left in the dark
Stocks claw higher as hot oil fuels inflation gyrations
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It might just be game over for the Iowa caucus
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As Oklahoma Endures Winter Storm, Cherokee Nation Scrambles To Help Elders
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‘Horrible’: Witnesses recall massacre in Ethiopian holy city
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After 68 years in prison, America's oldest juvenile lifer was released
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Trading hot stocks like GameStop seems fun until you look beneath the surface
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Millions In Texas Under Boil-Water Notices Because Of Winter Storm


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Coronavirus News and Updates:
Updated 9:25 PM CST

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Biden rolling out plan for $4 billion global vaccine effort
Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 shots than needed: report
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U.S. won’t share vaccine before all Americans receive shots, officials say
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U.S. will send $2 billion to global Covid vaccine program targeting developing nations
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Does COVID-19 survivors' blood plasma prevent severe illness? Can it combat new variants?
Pfizer study another worry for South Africa's vaccine rollout
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Glitches, grumbles and gratitude: Retail pharmacy vaccine rollout gets mixed reaction
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500 well-connected people in Peru received Chinese vaccine ahead of essential workers
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Biden (mostly) breaks with Trump in vaccinating the world

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Retirement communities lure new residents with promise of Covid-19 vaccines
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COVID-19 likely to become endemic. Here's what that means.
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English lockdown reducing COVID-19 infections but prevalence still high, study finds
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9 states getting it right
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Vaccines can slow the spread of the coronavirus, Fauci says
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been chaotic and confusing. What's going on?
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CDC director defends N95 mask restrictions despite greater supply
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‘Wildly unfair’: UN boss says 10 nations used 75% of all vaccines
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Live updates Fauci: Covid-19 vaccines will be available for all Americans by July, but vaccination process will take longer
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How Covid-19 could make Americans healthier
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Latest COVID-19 updates
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A year on, Italian doctor reflects on surviving COVID-19
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South African COVID variant may reduce vaccine protection: Pfizer
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How To Sign Up For A COVID-19 Vaccine In Your State
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New York City waitress fired after not getting the Covid-19 vaccine
 
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