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Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. ...

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Biden Covid anniversary speech to preview post-pandemic future
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U.S. House passes two Democratic-backed gun control bills
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Dozens of Democrats demand Cuomo’s resignation
Military leaders thrash Tucker Carlson after comments about female troops
McConnell trashes Biden's COVID relief package as 'multitrillion-dollar Trojan horse'
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COVID relief legislation popular with Americans — CBS News poll
Faced with Biden's popular Covid law, Republicans stick to the culture war
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Florida Sen. Rick Scott implores states to 'reject and return’ stimulus money. Gov. Ron DeSantis wants more.
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Manchin cements key-vote status in 50-50 Senate
AFL-CIO expected to denounce filibuster
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Collins votes with Dems to advance Becerra nomination
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House passes bill to expand background checks for gun sales
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Half of NY legislators support Cuomo resignation, impeachment over harassment, nursing home scandals

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Judge allows third-degree murder charge against officer on trial in George Floyd's death
Whitmer suggests double standard for Dem, GOP politicians on misconduct allegations
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Democrats muscle ahead with Biden’s health secretary pick
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Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal urges ethics investigation of 3 Republican lawmakers over Capitol riot
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Biden wants infrastructure to be bipartisan, but Dems and GOP are drawing battle lines
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As GOP lawmakers look to pass new voting restrictions, some conservatives are pushing back
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Trump warns Democrats 'trying to rig' elections with reform bill
Mexico’s move to greenlight marijuana may pressure Biden
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Child Tax Credit: Millions of parents could soon get up to $3,600 per child
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Majority Approves Of Biden's Handling Of Pandemic, NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll Finds
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Why embedded devices are the dangerous blind spot in the SolarWinds attack
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59 state lawmakers call for Cuomo to resign as Assembly speaker weighs next steps
POLITICO Playbook PM: Pelosi and McCarthy trade shots over Covid bill
Children in Border Patrol custody surpasses 3,700 amid ongoing surge
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Manchin, Collins to vote for Becerra as Biden's HHS secretary after conservatives try to sink nomination
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Garland pledges to adhere to 'norms' as U.S. attorney general
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4 Trump buildings in NYC, part of D.A.'s probe, also grapple with slumping profits
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Former presidents, first ladies urge Americans to get shots
Trump leaves Biden with an EU trade time bomb
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Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters
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Cesar Millan weighs in on Champ and Major's behavior at the White House
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US diplomats in Baghdad hit with pay cut
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Biden at 54 percent approval halfway through first 100 days in office
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Kevin McCarthy stands by Marjorie Taylor Greene's House floor stall tactics
Alleged Oath Keeper charged in Capitol attack insults Capitol police over failure to plan for January 6 riot
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Eli Lilly blocked warnings about U.S. drug factory, insider alleges

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Biden to sign $1.9 trillion stimulus bill and urge vigilance in primetime speech
Capitol riot suspects held in D.C. are in 'restrictive housing,' District says
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Bipartisan House members reach deal to extend loan program for small businesses
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Mississippi governor signs bill banning transgender athletes from competing on girls or women's sports teams
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92,000 Nevada mail-in ballots went to wrong addresses in 2020 election: Report

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2 more jurors picked for Derek Chauvin case, 1 says trial may delay his wedding
Veteran charged in Capitol attack worked in Marine One unit
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Garland promises no favoritism in leading Justice Department
Slavitt: I would ‘tip my hat’ to Trump’s Operation Warp Speed
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U.S. households ended 2020 with record $130.2 trillion in wealth, Fed says
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Pelosi: House could unseat Iowa Republican who narrowly won race
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Supreme Court puts Medicaid work requirements case on hold as Biden looks to reverse Trump policy
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First elected Black transgender official is leading voice on George Floyd trial
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Biden's lack of news conference longest in century
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Farmers react to billions in COVID-19 relief bill for Black farmers: 'Where did common sense go?'
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Turkish President Erdogan keeps getting ignored by Biden, and looks desperate to get his attention - BI
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New York City is moving to end solitary confinement after a 27-year old died in jail. Her sister says the changes aren't enough.
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U.N. rights expert says Myanmar death toll hits 70, seeks sanctions
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Hong Kong chief accepts ‘socialist system’ as Beijing takes control
North Carolina governor vows to stymie GOP-driven election changes
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Lawmakers say they want big legislation to be bipartisan, but it doesn't happen often
Intruder at Joint Base Andrews roamed 'unencumbered' for hours before boarding military plane
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Prince William defends UK monarchy against racism accusation
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Air Force war game simulation with China ends terribly
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Greene calls Italian American House Democrat 'Rep. Mussolini'
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UK press body chief quits as Meghan racism claims roil media
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Biden admin pressed on enforcing COVID-19 tests as more migrants test positive
A war over Russia has erupted at the Atlantic Council
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Pentagon tells Tucker Carlson it won't take advice from a talk-show host after he complained Biden is making military 'more feminine'
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Former Fox News commentator Stacey Dash disavows network, distances herself from Trump
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Poland to ban gays from adopting, even as single parents
Del. Stacey Plaskett rebukes House Republican for attack on Black Lives Matter
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Tucker Carlson 'demeaned the entire US military': Pentagon
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Schumer pledges Senate vote on gun bill passed by House: 'No more ... thoughts and prayers'
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As GOP makes it harder to vote, few Republicans dissent
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Wall Street Journal: Trump pressured Georgia investigator to find 'the right answer' in baseless fraud push | Listen to the call
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Record number of unaccompanied minors being held at border: report
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Cuomo groping of female aide at governor's mansion detailed: Report
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Judge tosses Trump campaign defamation lawsuit against New York Times over op-ed
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'The Border Is Not Open': Biden Administration Seeks Foreign Aid To Slow Migration
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Whoopi Goldberg goes viral for reaction to Meghan McCain's comments on Meghan Markle's Oprah interview
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Biden’s speech goals: Mourn loss, urge caution, offer hope
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Exclusive: Admin says Uyghur genocide 'cannot be ignored'
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Tim Ryan told the GOP to 'stop talking about Dr. Seuss' and work with Democrats on efforts to support American workers - BI
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MyPillow CEO to launch social media site described as cross between YouTube and Twitter
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Trump takes credit for 'china virus' vaccine: 'I hope everyone remembers!'
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Memo from top Biden adviser outlines White House messaging blitz on Covid-19 relief plan
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Five Oklahoma City officers charged in fatal shooting of teenage robbery suspect
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Cruz accuses Democrats of using For the People Act to 'steal and manipulate' election results
Senate confirms Michael Regan to lead EPA
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US considers using NASA facility to house migrant children
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Michael Cohen has seventh meeting with Manhattan DA as Trump investigation ramps up
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Cuomo denies new allegations against him but calls claims 'gut-wrenching'
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GOP praises Trump after he urges Republican donors to send money directly to him
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Trump expected to meet with Sen. Rick Scott amid GOP divide over former President
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Biden White House plans nationwide victory lap to promote benefits of COVID-19 relief bill
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NYT criticizes Tucker Carlson for attacking journalist
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Kamala Harris ignores question on Cuomo sexual harassment scandal
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Trump: If not for me, there would likely be no vaccine
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Trump endorses widow of Rep.-elect Luke Letlow in Louisiana House race
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Biden’s deal with Seoul points to a swift shift on alliances
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Manchin on his veto power over Biden agenda: 'It's not a good place to be'
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North Carolina Republicans seek to limit governor's emergency powers
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Michelle Obama looking ahead to 'retirement,’ passing torch to younger generation
At least 10 hacking groups using Microsoft software flaw: researchers
March 2020 was filled with 'lasts.' A year later, photos of pre-Covid times bring grief.
Collins-Schumer rift shocks Senate
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Report: Cuomo 'aggressively groped' female aide at NY governor's mansion
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Feds appear to home in on Oath Keepers founder for alleged role in Capitol attack
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Over 300 charged from more than 40 states: What we know about the "unprecedented" Capitol riot arrests
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Negotiator-in-chief Biden notches his first win but a bipartisan governing loss
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Recording of Trump call to Georgia investigator revealed
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40 Republicans vote against Greene motion
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Mexican lawmakers advance bill to legalize recreational pot
China could invade Taiwan in the next 6 years, assume global leadership role, U.S. admiral warns
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New York lawmakers circulate letter to demand Cuomo's resignation, assemblyman says
Grading Biden’s first 50 days
Business groups issue both praise and criticism on COVID relief bill's passage
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Myanmar protesters stage rallies as army accused of using battle tactics
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Myanmar’s military on ‘killing spree’ against protesters: Amnesty
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US losing military edge in Asia as China looks like it is planning for war: US Indo-Pacific Command chief
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Trump urges Herschel Walker to run for Senate in Georgia
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A tough-on-China GOP is split on whether to boycott the China Olympics
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Three reasons Biden’s Covid bill is a big deal
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COVID bill gives states a pathway to reduce maternal deaths
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Judge rules Texas can remove Planned Parenthood from Medicaid program
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Hawley demands hearing on Biden handling of the border
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US eager to beat China at vaccine diplomacy game
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Garland Confirmed As Attorney General 5 Years After Thwarted Supreme Court Bid
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GOP candidate in Texas House race endorsed by fellow Korean American reps
Myanmar’s searing smartphone images flood a watching world
Jamie Spears again defends role as Britney's conservator as GOP lawmakers call for hearing
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Arkansas Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban — And A Possible 'Roe V. Wade' Test
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Dollar at one-week lows after benign inflation data
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Top US diplomat decries ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray
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300,000 expected to attend Florida motorcycle rally amid worries it could become superspreader event
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Sen. Rob Portman: Republican divide is 'not a policy debate,' but 'a personality issue'
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Lawmakers chastise LSU president after sexual abuse scandal
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Picture brightens for commercial EVs on rising demand from delivery customers
As U.K. strips citizenship from ISIS members, other children of immigrants decry 'two tier' citizenship
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Cuomo aide alleges he groped her in governor's residence: report
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New Hampshire committee approves ballot audit of Windham election
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Listen to new sounds from Mars recorded by NASA's Perseverance rover
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Bahrain police beat, threaten detained children with rape, rights groups say
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GOP senator applauds restaurant stimulus money after voting against relief bill
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Japan honours victims of 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster
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Kyle Rittenhouse Trial In Kenosha Killings Delayed Until November
How Britney Spears’ conservatorship case drew the attention of Congress
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A California man wanted to help Asian Americans. 700 people have joined him
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LA opens its first tiny home village to ease homeless crisis
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Murder suspect mistakenly released from jail
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Idaho nixes Powerball lottery over foreign inclusion
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Oil prices rise on economic outlook, drawdown in fuel stocks


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Coronavirus News and Updates:
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Fauci blames 'mixed messages' for Covid death toll
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As pandemic enters 2nd year, voices of resilience emerge
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Dr. Fauci on what needs to be done to get the US 'back to normality'
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These symptoms, risk factors may predict if you'll become a COVID long hauler
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Pfizer/BioNTech say data suggests vaccine 94% effective in preventing asymptomatic infection
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Denmark, Norway and Iceland suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over blood clotting
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AP-NORC poll: 1 in 5 in US lost someone close in pandemic
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High Obesity Rates In Southern States Magnify COVID-19's Threat
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Pandemic forces teen students to work to support their families
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What does victory against the COVID-19 pandemic look like? USA TODAY's vaccine panel weighs in
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Pfizer: Coronavirus vaccine 97 percent effective at preventing illness in Israel
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Biden leans heavily on Trump's 'Warp Speed' but won't give credit
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Exclusive: EU told to expect no AstraZeneca vaccines from U.S. in near future - sources
Democrats to reintroduce bill to prevent line speed increases during Covid-19
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From job cuts to online commerce, virus reshaped US economy
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Oklahoma governor eliminates state's remaining COVID-19 restrictions
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March 11 left America united by fear: 'Everything has changed.' Here’s how the day unfolded.
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Health care workers facing a mental health crisis
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ER Doctor Who Diagnosed First Confirmed NYC COVID-19 Case Reflects 1 Year Later
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Europe clears J&J's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine as roll-out falters
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First study subjects receive modified Moderna vaccine to fight South Africa variant
AP FACT CHECK: Biden admin wrong on vaccine pace, elderly
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Australia unveils $928 million COVID-19 stimulus package for tourism industry
Texas AG threatens to sue city of Austin for defying governor on mask mandate
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Virus drove record U.S. death rate in 2020, CDC finds
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Why were hundreds of vaccine appointments canceled? Too many people cut in line.
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Alabama Official On Vaccine Rollout: 'How Can This Disparity Exist In This Country?'
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Covid: The man with 'super antibodies' (video)
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Former U.S. presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton, Carter and First Ladies promote vaccine in new advertisements
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100M more J&J vaccine doses give US 'maximum flexibility'; House passes $1.9T stimulus relief bill: COVID-19 updates
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Ex-presidents club (mostly) comes together to encourage vaccinations
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Alabama National Guard to deploy to rural areas to administer COVID-19 vaccine
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Brazil hits new daily COVID deaths record as crisis escalates
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South Korea extends use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 65 and over
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Why the pandemic left long-term scars on global job market
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COVID caused millions to lose access to birth control, U.N. estimates
 
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