Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate’s parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage.

Updated 10:31 PM CST

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Awkward moment as House Republican leaders clash over Trump speaking at CPAC
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U.S. senators weigh paring back Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid plan
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Democrats weaponize identity politics to shield vulnerable Biden nominees
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Congressional leaders argue over potential commission to study Capitol riot
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Republicans push back on Pelosi proposal for riot commission
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Funding behind 'Stop the Steal' movement shrouded in mystery
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Donald Trump Jr. deposed by DC attorney general as part of inaugural funds lawsuit
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Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House
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Democrats attack fake news, and Republicans cry foul
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Democratic leader says AG may look at Trump in Capitol riot probe
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'Top Secret' Saudi documents show Khashoggi assassins used company seized by Saudi crown prince
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Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US
Lawyers find parents of 105 separated migrant children in past month
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Cuomo, facing sexual harassment allegations, once called for Brett Kavanaugh to take lie detector test
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Austin eyes rolling back Trump-era policy on special operations
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Miscalculating Sinema and Manchin could end up costing Biden
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Klain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House'
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Acting Capitol police chief: No 'specific credible threat' before riot; officers unsure of lethal force authority
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Biden's big task: Keeping 50 Democrats in line
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Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more
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House set to vote on Equality Act after heated debate
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Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob
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Federal judge allows deportations to continue despite Biden's attempt at pause
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‘It was like the old days’: Biden praises meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers
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Kamala Harris plans to prioritize cybersecurity and global health in foreign policy platform
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Biden nominates 3 to postal board as delays persist
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Louisiana GOP Rep. Higgins challenges Biden 'to live without oil & gas'
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Biden Reopens Gateway For Green Cards, Work Visas Reversing Trump COVID-19 Freeze
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Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot
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Ron Klain: Admin will find another job for Tanden if not confirmed for OMB
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Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
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AP FACT CHECK: Biden on virus deaths, Kerry’s climate crisis
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House Judiciary witness compares U.S. Capitol rioters unfavorably with Civil War secessionists
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Team Biden taps Asian American groups to help save Tanden
'Pervasive harassment': Former Cuomo adviser says governor 'kissed me on the lips'
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Manchin backs Haaland for interior secretary after opposing Biden's budget pick
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'Get used to me': Defiant Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pushes back at lawmakers at tense hearing on mail delays
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White House stands by budget pick Tanden as Senate support wavers
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Southern wildlife found battered following surprise cold snap
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Biden CIA nominee Burns to focus on 'authoritarian adversary' China
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Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push
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Dominion, Smartmatic cases against Trump backers are credible, experts say
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House GOP held secret climate summit in Utah
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DC Congresswoman introduces bill to remove 'Emancipation Memorial' featuring Lincoln
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Pentagon report reveals disturbing details about White supremacists in the ranks
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Pennsylvania Republicans to weigh censure of senator over Trump impeachment vote
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Klain says Harris would not overrule parliamentarian on minimum wage increase
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4 takeaways from Xavier Becerra’s confirmation hearings
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Acting Capitol Police chief admits 'internal challenges' during Jan. 6 response
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U.S. Postal Service on 'death spiral' without urgent reform - chief
Proposal for 9/11-style commission to probe Capitol attack mired in partisanship
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Myanmar students, doctors plan more protests against military rule
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John Kerry meetings with Iran and Michael Flynn talks with Russian officials: Two different treatments?
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More than 700 migrant children in Border Patrol custody: report
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Under Pressure, Postmaster General Calls For Changes To Mail Delivery
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Becerra says he didn't sue Little Sisters of the Poor
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El Chapo’s wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest
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Republican senators send letter to Jeff Bezos asking why Amazon pulled book by conservative author
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Donald Trump Jr. deposed in probe of dad’s 2017 inauguration funds
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'Union guy' Joe Biden keeps his distance from Amazon union fight
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Chinese American organization denounces critical race theory
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New Evidence Shows Fertile Soil Gone From Midwestern Farms
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U.S. Supreme Court set to weigh Republican-backed voting restrictions
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Prude’s family says videos show crime; Officers say no
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Biden HHS pick Xavier Becerra refuses to say whether he supports any restrictions on abortion
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Judge bans enforcement of Biden's 100-day deportation pause
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CPAC to put 2020 election claims center stage just weeks after Capitol attack
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FBI's intel failure ahead of Capitol riot goes beyond a missed email, experts say
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Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach
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Liz Cheney calls on Republicans to "make clear we aren't the party of white supremacy"
Biden to sign executive order targeting America's supply chains in critical areas
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Blinken expresses intention to return to UN Human Rights Council
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Stephen Miller set to brief House conservatives
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Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate
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Trudeau tells Biden US leadership has been 'sorely missed'
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Republican-backed voting curbs set for U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny
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Biden struggles on filling Cabinet suggest a slog ahead on legislation
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Congress rocked by consequential battles that will shape Biden's presidency
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AOC tears into Biden admin for reopening child migrant facility: 'This is not okay'
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The first 4 early states start scramble to lead 2024 primary calendar - GMA
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Tech firms say there’s little doubt Russia behind major hack
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The Memo: DC honeymoon period for Biden comes to a quick end
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Over 235 charged so far: What we know about the Capitol riot arrests
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Pentagon wades into political minefield in hunt for extremists
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Trump's role in Jan. 6 siege looms over business of Washington: The Note
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Analysis: Urban states come out ahead, rural states get less in Biden's COVID-19 relief bill
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Biden corporate tax hike would cut 159K jobs and lower wages
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Biden To Sign Order Seeking Homegrown Fixes For Shortfalls Of Foreign-Made Items
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Romney says Trump likely Republican nominee if he runs in 2024
Manchin responds to sexism charges after opposing Neera Tanden's confirmation
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Xavier Becerra, HHS nominee, largely escapes Republican attacks
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The Biden administration is relying on a Trump-era policy to turn away migrants at border
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Five big takeaways on the Capitol security hearings
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Texas disaster puts Beto O’Rourke back in business
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Biden admin misses deadline to update carbon cost
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A look at how Biden’s Cabinet nominees fared Tuesday
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Biden still sees 'good shot' at confirming Neera Tanden despite bipartisan opposition
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Biden to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about Khashoggi report
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Biden rushes to address global computer chip shortage via latest executive order
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Dominion’s claim for $1.3 billion against MyPillow’s Lindell won’t be its last election suit: CEO
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Hawley decries 'outrageous' Honoré appointment: 'He has no business leading a security review'
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The Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep Capitol rioters locked up
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5 board members of Texas utility grid operator ERCOT are quitting. They all live out of state
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Federal judge indefinitely blocks Biden administration's 100-day moratorium on most deportations
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GOP answers Biden call for cuts to COVID bill — is he listening?
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Iran and world powers hint at talks over nuclear deal
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DeJoy set for grilling by House Oversight panel
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Imperiled Tanden nomination expected to face key Senate committee votes
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San Francisco School Board reaches agreement on reopening, but no date in sight
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Evangelical Leaders Condemn 'Radicalized Christian Nationalism'
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For Senate rules arbiter, minimum wage is latest minefield
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Judge rejects internet providers' challenge, net neutrality to go into effect in CA
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Biden CIA nominee Burns faces easy path to U.S. Senate confirmation
States had to decide how to count nursing home deaths. In N.Y., Cuomo used an 'outlier' method, experts say
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Kentucky panel says governor, AG should not be impeached
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Biden leans into empathizer-in-chief role
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Haaland faces second day of confirmation hearing questions over Interior nomination
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US, Canada to hold climate talks, paving road to Biden's Earth Day summit
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Trump takes up mantle of consoler in chief to predict a Tiger Woods comeback
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'Society is changing': Record 5.6% of US adults identify as LGBTQ, poll shows
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Trump should focus on 2022 elections, not 2024, in CPAC address: Newt Gingrich
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Experts fear fresh wave of political prisoners in Myanmar
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Congress to weigh reforms to U.S. Postal Service over finance woes
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Democrats now at odds over whether to immediately seek postmaster general's ouster
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Regulators keep close eye on Facebook's deal with Australia
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Biden moves to reengage with Palestinians after Israel focus
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The future of USPS trucks is electric: The new fleet will replace, expand more than 230K vehicles
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North Dakota House passes bill banning mandatory face masks
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Woods faces hard recovery from serious injuries in car crash
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Ghislaine Maxwell offers to renounce French, UK citizenship in exchange for bail
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Anti-Big Tech antitrust push expected under Biden
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Oil edges higher as surprise U.S. stock build weighs
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Fact-checking the Biden administration's sliding scale on vaccines and school reopening goals
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Democrats look to improve outreach to Asian and Latino communities

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Coronavirus News and Updates:
Updated 10:31 PM CST

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big ‘real world’ test
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Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in major study
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US hits game-changing moment in COVID-19 fight
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People with antibodies after COVID-19 may have short-term virus protection: Study
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CDC Launches Web Tool To Help Americans Find COVID-19 Vaccines
Here are the states with the best — and worst — vaccination track records
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Georgia teachers to be next in line in state for coronavirus vaccine
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FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID
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Vaccines 'encouraged' but not compulsory for athletes at Tokyo: Coates
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New coronavirus variant spreading in New York City

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DC Mayor Bowser's sister dies from COVID-19
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Business group to fight North Dakota bill that would ban mask mandates
Moderna set to test new booster shot that targets South African variant

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After a dark year, COVID-19 vaccines bring renewal, hope to hard-hit nursing homes
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Johnson & Johnson to fall short of 10 million vaccine doses promised by end of February
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Cancer patients are frustrated at states making them wait for the COVID-19 vaccine despite federal guidelines
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Biden's Covid plan gets backing from more than 150 top business leaders
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High-End Medical Provider Let Ineligible People Skip COVID-19 Vaccine Line
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India warns of worsening COVID-19 situation, vaccinations to expand
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‘Don’t worry, come forward’: Asian nations get 1st shots
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Biden's Straight-Talking CDC Director Has Long Used Data To Save Lives
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2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout
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Exhausted by COVID-19 fight, Portuguese nurses want pay not applause
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Not All COVID-19 Aid Is Spent. But Schools, Cities And States Say They Need More
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Cuomo says New York couldn't report nursing home deaths in hospitals. But other states did.
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Covid: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines
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Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines
 
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