Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Thursday, March 4, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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

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Biden says he will sign election reform bill
President Joe Biden will sign a sweeping election reform bill after it is refined and passed by Congress, he said on Thursday, a day after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

Updated 11:46 AM CST

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Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol
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Democrats eye three progressive prosecutors for U.S. attorney posts
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GOP pulling out all the stops to delay COVID-19 package
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Trump election fraud investigation in Georgia enters new phase with grand jury set to be seated
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Smith asks Pelosi to investigate food allegedly harming National Guard members
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Extremists discussed plans to 'remove Democratic lawmakers,' FBI-DHS bulletin warns
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Gov. Abbott hits back at Biden: Releasing COVID-infected migrants into Texas is 'Neanderthal thinking'
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"QAnon Shaman" claims he wasn't attacking the country in first interview since Capitol riot arrest
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U.S. Senate expected to begin debating coronavirus package on Thursday
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Republicans and Democrats tear new divides as Senate debates Covid-19 deal and states are reopening
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GOP AGs say House voting rights bill unconstitutional
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Cotton to block Garland’s quick confirmation to lead Biden DOJ
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GOP pressures Dems to hold oversight hearings on Biden response to border crisis
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Cuomo not resigning despite nearly 30 Dem, GOP NY lawmakers supporting removal
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House won’t vote on Biden’s comprehensive immigration plan this month, will focus on smaller bills
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Once omnipresent Jared Kushner now MIA from Trump's political pack
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Senate panel advances Haaland's nomination for interior secretary, teeing up confirmation
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Senate awaits COVID bill price tag - live updates
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Energy Dept to restart Obama-era loans to renewable energy companies
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Biden celebrates House passing HR 1, Dems' campaign bill, vows work to 'refine and advance' legislation
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Klobuchar lines up first antitrust hearing
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Why are QAnon believers obsessed with 4 March?
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Undocumented immigrant has burden of proof to challenge deportation order, Supreme Court rules
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GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits
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Justice Amy Coney Barrett pens first majority Supreme Court opinion in FOIA dispute
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Newly sworn-in Commerce Secretary Raimondo pledges to get Americans back to work
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'QAnon shaman' is 'wounded' Trump hasn't helped him
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Justice Dept. Backs Away From Trump Era but Is Still Expected to Test Garland - NY Times
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Republicans criticize Texas release of COVID-positive illegal immigrants: 'Stop these individuals'
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Press Club seeks release of AP journalist jailed in Myanmar
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Senate braces for brutal debate on Biden’s Covid aid bill
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These companies refuse to bow to cancel culture
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Shalanda Young testifies before Senate as top Democrats pressure Biden to pick her for OMB director
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Exclusive: New Biden economic hires point toward infrastructure, manufacturing emphasis
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March 4 arrives with urgent new questions about Jan. 6: The Note
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A ‘gobsmacking' number of first-gen students aren’t applying to college
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The Memo: Biden's COVID-19 bet comes with deep risks
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Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson explains why he was only Dem to vote against massive HR 1 election bill
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Weekly jobless claims total 745,000 vs. 750,000 expected
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Capitol Police requests extended National Guard presence on the Hill
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US Capitol Police chief wouldn't need approval to request quick reaction force under new guidelines
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White House live feed cuts seconds after Biden says he'd 'be happy to take questions'
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Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Marco Rubio introduce bill to prevent truck underride deaths
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Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage
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Democrats push FDA to regulate toxic metals in baby food
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Exclusive: Amid shortage U.S. suppliers to Chinese chip giant SMIC struggle to get export licenses
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Oregon moves to ban display of nooses, a racist symbol
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Inflation debate heats up over Biden relief bill
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Pentagon policy pick gets hearing today
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Hawley slams 'Mr. Unity' Joe Biden for criticism of red states' 'Neanderthal thinking'
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US traffic deaths spike despite pandemic keeping people home
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Lawmakers opposed to trans girls in sports unable to cite local examples
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Double standard? Gillibrand in spotlight after Cuomo scandal
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Here's what we know about the Senate stimulus plan
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Hong Kong's vanishing freedom on the agenda as China's annual congress begins
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Exclusive: Nineteen Myanmar police seek refuge in India, more expected
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Biden HHS pick refused request to bring humanitarian aid to Cuba on infamous 1996 trip: report
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Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store in London
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Is America a Christian nation? Pastors at odds about fusion of faith and politics
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AZ House passes bill to loosen big tech's grip on developers
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Australia extends international travel ban through at least mid-June
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17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates


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U.S. House passes sweeping election bill, Senate prospects unclear
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Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol
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U.S. House passes 'George Floyd' police reform bill, Senate prospects unclear
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The House passed a sweeping voting rights act. What's in it?
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House Democrats pass election reforms as GOP moves to change voting laws
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U.S. House cancels Thursday session after police warn of possible plot on Capitol
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House Republican: 'Trump has a responsibility' to tell his supporters 'to stand down' after new threat
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Gingrich claims Democrats have 'given up keeping House' in 2022, are 'ramming through everything they can'
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Eager to act, Biden and Democrats leave Republicans behind
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House Democrats introduce bill providing citizenship to Dreamers
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House passes sweeping voting rights bill. A Senate filibuster may stand in the way.
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Mitch McConnell on Donald Trump: We're looking to the 'future,' not 'the past'
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White House weighs minimum wage negotiations with Republicans
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Fact check: Pence echoes Trump's Big Lie in dishonest op-ed on election rules
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Pompeo won't rule out a 2024 presidential run on 'Hannity': 'Always up for a fight'
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Manhattan DA trying to turn Trump's CFO against him: Report
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U.S. DOJ declined to investigate Trump transport chief after inspector general review
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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says it's "not tolerable" for the FBI to avoid questions from lawmakers
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U.S. issues warning after Microsoft says China hacked its mail server program
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Alarming threat prompts early exit, underscoring security fears
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Joe Biden's Cabinet picks and where they stand in Senate confirmation proceedings
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Recording Trump was discussed, Rosenstein concedes
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Senate Democrats delay introduction of Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill
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Senate GOP blasts 'blue state bailout' in Biden's $1.9T coronavirus bill
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Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks
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Florida Gov. DeSantis slams Biden over pace of school reopenings: 'Pathetic failure of leadership'
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House Energy and Commerce leaders unveil sweeping climate change legislation
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Exclusive: Unaccompanied kids being held by Border Patrol for 77 hours on average, internal documents show
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With Biden’s backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing
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Democrats confront a harsh political choice: Save the filibuster or pass Biden's agenda
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Some Republican governors stand by mask mandates as Texas and Mississippi accelerate reopening
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Democrats cut deals to bolster support for relief bill
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House Democrats pass extensive voting and campaign finance reform bill, H.R. 1
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GOP targets centrist Dems on Becerra vote
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Biden’s Unnecessary Border Crisis
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Capitol Hill security increased and House session canceled amid warnings about March 4 conspiracies
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Takeaways: What hearings have revealed about Jan. 6 failures
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Democrats in Congress propose monument to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance
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Cuomo issues public apology in wake of scandal, says he won't resign
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Biden faces backlash over small business rescue overhaul
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Proposal to increase officers' liability for suspects' deaths passes House
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Biden response to Khashoggi investigation 'shocking,' U.N. official says
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'The knives come out': Cuomo fights for political survival as pressure mounts
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Iran looms over Senate hearing for Biden nominee for senior U.S. State post
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Biden reignites war powers fight with Syria strike
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Examples in state-mandated sex harass training strikingly similar to Cuomo allegations
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US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts
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Alleged Proud Boys leader wins pretrial release
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Virginia U.S. senators send White House list of candidates for U.S. Attorney posts
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Ronny Jackson report vindicates past concerns over Cabinet nomination: Tester
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Changes to Obamacare are hiding in plain sight in the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill
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U.S. suspends federal agent who joined crowd outside Capitol during rampage, lawyer says
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Democrats' last-minute compromise on stimulus checks as an 'own-goal' - BI
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Sole GOP vote on House police reform bill says he 'accidentally pressed the wrong voting button'
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Pentagon confirms 10 rockets struck Iraqi base housing U.S. troops
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AP Interview: DOE reviving loan program, Granholm says
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Judge sets first trial date for Capitol riot
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Transportation Department watchdog asked DOJ to consider criminal probe of then-Secretary Elaine Chao over ethics concerns
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Tammy Duckworth on anti-Asian American hate crimes: We "are still viewed as an other"
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Migrants on border seen wearing shirts begging Biden to let them in
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State passes bill limiting transgender athletes
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Myanmar protesters back out on streets after bloodiest day since coup
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Watchdog faulted Elaine Chao for misuse of office as transportation secretary
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Major stores will still enforce masks in TX, MS despite lifted regulations
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UN: 38 died on deadliest day yet for Myanmar coup opposition
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Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee
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Flood risk is growing for US homeowners due to climate change
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South Carolina bill would add firing squad and electric chair as execution options
South Korea's first known transgender soldier found dead
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SpaceX Starship rocket prototype nails landing... then blows up
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Facebook lifts political ad ban
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Lightfoot sympathizes with Cuomo accusers
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Newsom recall effort surpasses 1.9M signatures in California
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Meghan accuses royals of 'perpetuating falsehoods'
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Migrant workers face dire conditions at South Korean farms
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Yemen's Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah
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Rising bond yields spook world shares as investors look to Powell
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Epstein's Manhattan mansion could sell for nearly $50M
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New photos: North Korea may be trying to extract plutonium
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German warship to cross South China Sea for first time since 2002


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Coronavirus News and Updates:
Updated 11:46 AM CST

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‘Falling through cracks’: Vaccine bypasses some older adults
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New Google COVID-19 database could hold key to disease's mysteries
Abbott: Texas mask mandate rollback ‘isn’t going to make that big of a change’
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Pushed out by pandemic, women struggle to regain footing in U.S. job market
Experts warn US risks delaying 'normal' summer
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Five states are rolling back mask mandates. More could be on the way. Here's what it could mean for all of us.
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GOP governors trigger mask showdown with White House
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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich slams Texas governor for lifting Covid mandates
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Mom shares COVID grief journey after healthy 34-year-old's death: 'Why my daughter?'
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California to give 40% of vaccine doses to vulnerable areas
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Vaccine supplier to the poor lands new clients: The rich
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Data Show India's Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Works — 2 Months After It Was Approved
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Europe starts formal review of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

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'Now Is Not The Time To Stop Wearing A Mask,' CDC Director Says
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Millions of U.S. households would not get COVID-19 payments under new Biden plan
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Florida Keys enclave, home to political donors, received COVID-19 vaccine as rest of state struggled
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States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge
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CDC delays guidelines for vaccinated people
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Biden says it's a 'big mistake' for states to lift mask mandates
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Covid: Biden says ‘Neanderthal thinking’ behind lifting of mask rules
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Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate
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Swift backlash after Texas governor drops COVID restrictions
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Texas doctors respond to mask repeal: We have 'capacity' but not 'morale' for another surge
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Texas schools, stores divided on masks as mandate ends
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New mask wars threaten Biden's pandemic response at critical moment
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How a changing virus is reshaping scientists’ views
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Pandemic school closures could create a drag on the economy for years
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Teachers, child care staff nationwide can now sign up for vaccine shots
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‘Situation is alarming’: Brazil sees new daily COVID death record
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Efficacy data for India's own COVID-19 vaccine could boost public acceptance
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Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for virus bill
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Church Leaders Say Johnson & Johnson Shot Should Be Avoided If Alternatives Available
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Raging pandemic shuts down Sao Paulo as Brazil nears Pfizer deal
 
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