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Biden kicks off effort to reshape U.S. economy with infrastructure package
(Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call for a dramatic and permanent shift in the direction of the U.S. economy with a roughly $2 trillion package to invest in traditional projects like roads and bridges alongside tackling climate change and boosting human services like elder care.

Updated today at 4:52 PM CDT

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Here's What's In President Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal
Eager to build infrastructure, Biden plans to tax business
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Delta blasts Georgia voting law as 'unacceptable,' based on 'lie'
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp dismisses corporate backlash over election law
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Five of the oddest moments from Carlson-Gaetz interview
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Texas Senate approves legislation banning most abortions, testing Roe v. Wade
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2 Capitol Police officers sue Trump for physical and emotional injuries from riot
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Russia escalates fighting in eastern Ukraine
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Biden infrastructure plan could be big boost for blue-collar America
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Trump calls Biden jobs plan 'massive giveaway to China,' says it will 'crush American workers'
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Biden's infrastructure plan met with skepticism from some lawmakers
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McConnell says Biden called him to discuss infrastructure plan
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GOP's culture-war fixation on transgender athletes ensnares a rising party star
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Here's How Democrats' Sweeping Voting Rights Law Would Work - NY Times
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Cashier Says He Offered To Pay After Realizing Floyd's $20 Bill Was Fake
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Documents detail wild alleged $25 million Gaetz extortion scheme | See the Docs
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Iowa Democrat Rita Hart withdraws election challenge to six-vote congressional loss
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Business world divided on whether to fight corporate tax hike in Biden’s infrastructure plan
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McCarthy calls allegations against Gaetz 'serious,' plans to speak with him
EPA removes dozens of Trump-appointed advisers from two advisory panels
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Biden expected to allow Trump-era guest worker pause to expire
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Black Executives Call on Corporations to Fight Restrictive Voting Laws - NY Times
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Before Biden even unveiled his infrastructure plan, Republicans lined up to take shots at the proposal
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GOP swiftly dismisses Biden infrastructure proposal
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With $100B internet plan, Biden commits to bring down ‘overpriced’ broadband bills
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Trump attacks Biden over plan to raise corporate tax rate
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Congress embarks on epic battle over Biden infrastructure plan
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McConnell slams tax hikes in Biden infrastructure bill, signals he will oppose it
Kentucky's house passes bill limiting no-knock warrants
Russia: Navalny on hunger strike to protest prison treatment
Fact check: What the new Georgia elections law actually does
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Trump 'moving forward' with plans to start social media platform: sources
Store cashier expresses `disbelief, guilt’ over George Floyd
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Key Senate Republican slams Biden plan as 'wrong approach'
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What we know: Rep. Matt Gaetz is under federal investigation, accused of having sex with a minor
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Biden gets high approval on top issues — but warning signs, too.
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Man given 27 years after coercing underage victims to send hundreds of sexually-explicit images
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‘Game on’ for lobbying infrastructure bill
Some Capitol riot suspects apologize as consequences sink in
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Jill Biden's return to the classroom: "I want students to see me as their English teacher"
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Ransomware tops U.S. cyber priorities, Homeland secretary says
Blinken reaffirms Trump-era ruling on Hong Kong autonomy
Virginia governor approves bill aimed at preventing voter suppression and discrimination in elections
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State Republican AGs sue Biden administration over relief bill
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Biden wants to give the nation hope. But a jump in Covid cases is complicating things.
Witness breaks down while watching body camera footage of George Floyd's arrest
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McCarthy paints Iowa election dispute as Democratic hypocrisy
Biden to hold first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push
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Dissidents shudder at China's attempt to challenge US concept of human rights
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Swalwell on Republicans he believes caused Capitol riot: 'I don't want to look at them'
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Minneapolis cashier describes guilt over taking fake $20 bill that triggered Floyd arrest
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What a corporate tax hike could mean for Americans
Analyst pleads to leaking secrets about drone program
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Texas court to review woman's sentence for illegal voting conviction
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White House official says U.S. review of North Korea policy in 'final stages'
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Facebook removes video interview with Trump, citing his ban from the platform
AP interview: EPA head committed to ‘scientific integrity’
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Whistleblower says FDA minimized safety risks at Merck vaccine plant
Justice Department investigating Matt Gaetz as part of broader trafficking probe into another Florida politician
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Newsom recall effort is sparked by 'ordinary people,' not Republican 'power grab': Arnold Schwarzenegger
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New York's pot legalization adds urgency to U.S. reform calls
Reversing Trump, Pentagon to release new transgender policy
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Biden admin invests $50M in HealthCare.gov ad campaign
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Ivanka Trump's flagship policy program slammed by government auditors
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Tucker Carlson: Matt Gaetz sexual allegation interview 'one of weirdest' he's done
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House Democrats ask Biden to take executive action on concealable assault-style firearms
After backlash, Delta CEO says Ga. voting law ‘unacceptable’
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McCarthy releases fundraising numbers in effort for GOP to win back House
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Italy Expels 2 Russian Embassy Officials, Arrests Navy Captain On Spying Charges
US on track to encounter record 2 million migrants on the southern border, government estimates show
Why Sen. Duckworth reached a 'trigger point' with WH over AAPI representation
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Climate activists on Biden infrastructure plan: Go bigger
Suspect in attack on Asian American woman in NYC is arrested
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Asian Americans are least likely to report hate incidents, new research shows
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Delta to start selling middle seats again for first time in a year
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Some Democrats trying to stop Iowa, New Hampshire from voting first in 2024
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Pressure for hedge fund scrutiny builds as Yellen leads her first U.S. financial stability meeting
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POLITICO Playbook PM: Poll: Tailored gun control laws have big bipartisan support
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Maine GOP officials form caucus after party voted down censure of Susan Collins
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Washington state Senate passes legislation to ban private, for-profit prisons
Biden administration quietly ramping up aid to Palestinians
Iowa Democrat announces decision to withdraw effort to contest House race
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Biden to hold first Cabinet meeting Thursday
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Microsoft wins $21.9 billion contract with U.S. Army to supply augmented reality headsets
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Some taxpayers are still waiting on the IRS to finish 2019
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Man who killed his mom arrested in NYC attack on 65-year-old Asian woman
Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in NYC
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North Carolina House passes bill to limit governor's emergency powers
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Kamala Harris has gone 7 days since being tapped for border crisis role without a press conference
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Biden's next big push: Massive infrastructure plan, proposed tax hikes to pay for it
AP-NORC poll: Biden bolstered by strong marks on pandemic
The cost of speaking up against China
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Texans quarterback accusers' lawsuits mount to 21
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Big tech lifts equities as Biden rebuilding plan in focus
DHS to propose 'cyber response and recovery fund' for state and local governments
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DHS chief lays out actions to strengthen cybersecurity in wake of major hacks
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Jen Shah, 'Real Housewives' star charged with fraud, was questioned on how she made her money prior to arrest
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Republicans want Democrats to stop probing Iowa race, but don't talk as much about similar Illinois challenge
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G7 trade ministers agree to develop collective action on 'harmful industrial subsidies'
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SEC opens investigation into Bill Hwang after Archegos meltdown: Bloomberg News
Ball in their court: Justices take on NCAA restrictions
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Investigator boards ship at start of probe into Suez Canal blockage
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NY lawmakers near $2.1B deal that provides jobless benefits to illegal immigrants, ex-inmates
The Menendez brothers are back in the zeitgeist thanks to TikTok: Reporter’s notebook

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Court voids Trump campaign's non-disclosure agreement
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U.S. defense official notes "concerning" buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine
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GOP Rep. Gaetz investigated over sexual relationship
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Chauvin's defense attempts to portray bystanders as angry mob that diverted officers' attention
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Hunter Biden says he wouldn’t repeat work for Ukrainian firm
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Rep. Gaetz denies sexual relationship with underage girl amid reports of DOJ probe
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Gaetz names former DOJ official he says tried to extort his family for $25M
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Biden expected to end Trump ban on temporary foreign workers
Republicans press ahead with voting restrictions in key states, even as legal fights mount over new Georgia law
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Capitol Conspiracy Cases Show Plans For Violence, Not Necessarily For Breach
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Biden decides to shelve Warren’s wealth tax
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'Do not argue with the court': Chauvin trial judge warns witness in tense exchange
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Key takeaways from Day 2 of Derek Chauvin trial
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Sen. Kennedy rips WHO Director-General: 'He is a fawning, obsequious suck up to the Communist party of China'
14 GOP-led states file long-shot bid with SCOTUS to defend Trump-era 'public charge' rule
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Democrats torn on Biden's bipartisan pledge
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John Durham issuing subpoenas and interviewing witnesses: Report
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Firefighter blocked from helping Floyd returns to stand
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Migrant caravan of hundreds of Hondurans departs for United States
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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly under DOJ investigation for possible sex trafficking of 17-year-old; he says he’s being extorted
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Biden's infrastructure plan estimated to cost $2 trillion over 8 years
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Missouri voters passed Medicaid expansion. Now state Republicans may not pay for it.
Swiss ambassador to US allegedly assaulted in Washington residence
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More potential Biden hires penalized for marijuana use
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Iranian hackers targeting US, Israeli medical researchers: analysis
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G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
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Sen. Ron Johnson: Biden border policies facilitating business of the 'most evil people on the planet'
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Man charged with organizing smuggling operation in deadly crash near US-Mexico border
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N.Y. Lawmakers Legalize Pot, Hoping To Avoid Racial Pitfalls Of Decriminalization
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U.S. Vice President Harris, Guatemala's Giammattei discuss immigration -White House
Matt Gaetz has zero interest in being in Congress
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A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias
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Wall Street frenzy over shell companies draws attention of SEC
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China commits ‘genocide’ against Uighurs: State Department report
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Man convicted of killing NYPD officer assigned to panel tasked with reforming NY police
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Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch Heads To Australia As Fox News Faces Headwinds
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Biden keeps Trump's National Space Council
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Satellite image shows renewed activity at North Korean nuclear lab
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Biden selects diverse raft of judicial nominees
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Russia suspected of massive State Dept. email hack: report
Children among the dead and injured in Myanmar military airstrikes, say activists
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Blinken blasts the Trump administration's 'unbalanced' emphasis on religious liberty over other human rights
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Inside a Border Patrol migrant holding facility at 16 times its capacity
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Myanmar protesters hold vigils as U.S. orders non-essential staff to leave
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The one way Biden has broken with Democrats
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Judge rules Trump campaign's nondisclosure agreement is invalid
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VP Harris thanks Guatemalan President Giammattei after his crackdown on migrants, doesn't visit border
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Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks in east
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Extremism discussions a 'first step' as Pentagon wary of policy changes
Biden's infrastructure plan is no joke
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‘Bums’: Chauvin defence questions witness’s anti-cop comments
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Stimulus checks sent to Social Security recipients
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Italian Mob Fugitive Caught In Caribbean After Posting Cooking Videos Online
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'Major is still adjusting': New White House trouble hounds Biden's dog
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New York Senate passes bill to legalize recreational marijuana
‘Lighting a fuse’: Amazon vote may spark more union pushes
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Fort Bliss overflow site receiving 500 unaccompanied minors amid border surge
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Asian shares defensive, set for monthly loss on bond rout
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Brazil: Military Chiefs Replaced Amid Major Reshuffle Of Bolsonaro Government
Prosecutors correct infamous detail of George Floyd's death
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Texas considers allowing second medical opinion before state can take custody of a child
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Australia to build guided missiles to boost defense capacity
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Google Maps to start showing eco-friendly routes
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GOP lawmakers ask Mayorkas for documents on warnings from DHS to Biden on immigration
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Oil prices gain on expectations OPEC+ will keep lid on output
Virgin Galactic rolls out latest generation of spaceship
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Remote Work Is Leading To More Gender And Racial Harassment, Say Tech Workers
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175 patients of former gynecologist have signed on to lawsuit against Columbia University, attorney says
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Facebook to curb hate speech as Indian states go to polls
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TX Rangers save 6-month-old baby tossed from raft
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Brood X is coming: Billions of cicadas set to swarm parts of 15 states, DC in just a few weeks
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UK economy grew by stronger-than-expected 1.3% in fourth-quarter


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Coronavirus News and Updates:
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Coronavirus surge could be worse than the last for the Americas: PAHO
COVID pushed total US deaths beyond 3.3M last year
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens
New documents show Trump officials' 'haphazard and ineffective' approach to procuring PPE at start of pandemic
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in children ages 12-15
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COVID cases rise nationwide as doctors fear a fourth wave
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What happens after one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine?
GOP governors ignore Biden’s latest plea on mask mandates
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Covid was third-leading cause of death in U.S. last year
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Biden faces the challenge of highlighting progress without relaxing restrictions
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Rand Paul mocks Fauci over advocacy of mask use after vaccination
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Washington state to open first federal vaccination site
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Mysterious Ailment, Mysterious Relief: Vaccines Help Some COVID Long-Haulers
EXPLAINER: What we know about AstraZeneca blood clot reports
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Judge says Cuomo's prison COVID-19 vaccine policies were "arbitrary and capricious"
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Federal watchdog calls for centralized Covid-19 data website
With older Americans largely vaccinated, more new COVID-19 cases among younger adults
France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges
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India Reports Its Highest Daily Number Of COVID-19 Deaths So Far This Year
Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down mask mandate
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Federal Program To Bring Vaccine To Nursing Homes Missed Around Half Of Staff
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Macron orders COVID-19 lockdown across all of France, closes schools

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Study suggests vaccines likely effective against COVID-19 variants
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COVID cases rise nationwide as doctors fear a fourth wave
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Pfizer and Moderna vaccines 90 percent effective in 'real-world' study, CDC says
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COVID-19 pushes Lloyd's of London to $1.2 billion loss in 2020
Dangerous Covid variant wreaks havoc in Europe. Experts fear US is next
The Latest: Wyoming governor sticks with ending mask mandate
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Biden grants Michigan’s Whitmer 66K more vaccine doses, in seeming shift from population-based US plan: report
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Five takeaways from the WHO's report on the origins of the pandemic
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Vaccines are working. The latest surge in Covid cases proves that
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Biden faces first Covid surge as allies brush off warnings
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If we reach herd immunity, it's easy to lose it. Here's why
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T cells induced by COVID-19 infection respond to new virus variants: U.S. study
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Should Masking Last Beyond The Pandemic? Flu And Colds Are Down, Spurring A Debate
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Beyond the pandemic: London tourism braces for slow recovery
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Biden's Covid adviser to governors: You're 'playing with fire'
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In mutant variants, has the coronavirus shown its best tricks?
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Paris mayor calls for schools to be closed to rein in COVID-19
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Covid: Australia falls 85% short of vaccine delivery goal
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Olympics: Australia confident of athlete vaccinations before Tokyo
 
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