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Pence, wife Karen, surgeon general get COVID-19 vaccines
2020-12-18 05:35:29 Vice President Mike Pence receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Washington. Karen Pence, and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams also participated. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence became the highest ranking U.S. official to receive the
Shutdown deadline looms over COVID-19 relief talks
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Admissions changes aim to remedy segregation in NYC schools
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2020-12-18 21:41:26 FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, people hold up a banner while listening to a news conference outside San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. One in five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times higher than the general population. In some states, more than half of prisoners have been i
Visit by COVID-infected official closes Washington Monument
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Watchdog: Floyd protests overwhelmed NYPD, sparking conflict
2020-12-18 20:20:37 FILE — In this June 1, 2020 file photo, New York City Police officers arrest a man during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The New York Police Department was caught off guard by the size and scope of the spring protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and resorted to disorde
Biden may time confirmation votes to protect House majority
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Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
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WHO: Vaccine program gets access to nearly 2 billion doses
2020-12-18 15:19:06 FILE - In this June 11, 2009, file photo, the logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The head of the World Health Organization says on Friday, Dec, 18, 2020 the U.N. health agency’s program to help get COVID-19 vaccines to all countries in need, has gained access to nearly 2 billion doses of several “promising” vaccine can
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College students recruited as teachers to keep schools open
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Motorist rescued after 10 hours in car buried by snow plow
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French teens protest after transgender classmate“s suicide
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US experts debate: Who should be next in line for vaccine?
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Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions
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Motorist rescued after 10 hours in car buried by snow plow
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New York Times: ‘Caliphate’ podcast didn’t meet standards
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US blacklists top Chinese chipmaker, alleging military ties
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France“s Macron blames his COVID on negligence, bad luck
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Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
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Virus outlier Sweden adopts more restrictions as cases rise
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In public housing, a small debt can get poor tenants evicted
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High court rules challenge to Trump census plan is premature
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1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died
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Freed Nigerian schoolboys welcomed after week of captivity
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