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AP Analysis: Racial disparity seen in US vaccination drive
2021-01-30 14:35:48 FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, people wait in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J. A racial gap has opened up in the nation's COVID-19 vaccination drive, with Black Americans in many places lagging behind whites in receiving shots, an Associated Press analysis shows. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) A racial gap has opened up in the nation's COVID-19 vaccinati
Fighting climate change in America means changes to America
2021-01-30 14:08:49 FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo a wind turbine is silhouetted against the rising sun Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, near Spearville, Kan. Recent detailed scientific studies show that because of dropping wind, solar and battery prices, President Joe Biden's net-zero carbon goal can be accomplished far cheaper than feared in the past and with health benefits “many, many time
Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage
2021-01-30 05:54:19 President Joe Biden signs a series of executive orders on health care, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Washington. The Democratic push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flash point in the push for a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, providing an early test of President Joe Biden's ability to bridge Washington'

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Thousands flee Hong Kong for UK, fearing China crackdown
2021-01-31 01:00:01 FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, thousands of protesters carrying the British flag march near the harbor of Hong Kong. Thousands of people from Hong Kong are fleeing their hometown since Beijing imposed a draconian national security law on the territory in the summer 2020. Many say China’s encroachment on their way of life and civil liberties has become unbearable, and
Creator of “Bernie“ mittens partners with teddy bear maker
2021-01-30 22:03:36 FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wears mittens as he attends President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Sanders says the wooly mittens he wore to the ceremony that sparked endless quirky memes across social media have helped to raise $1.8 million in the last five days for charitable organizations in his ho
Famous private eye Jack Palladino gravely injured in robbery
2021-01-30 19:35:57 This Aug. 12, 1982 photo shows Private Investigator Jack Palladino. Palladino, who worked on high-profile cases ranging from the Jonestown mass suicides to celebrity and political scandals, is on life support after suffering a head injury during an attempted robbery. Palladino's stepson says the 70-year-old P.I. is not expected to survive the injury sustained Thursday, Jan. 28
Lawmakers push mental health days for kids amid pandemic
2021-01-30 16:38:03 Sophie Corroon, a sophomore at the University of Washington, poses for a photo on the school's campus Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Seattle. Corroon helped work on proposed legislation in her home state of Utah to allow students to take mental health days to lessen stigma and help reduce youth suicide. Lawmakers in Utah and Arizona have proposed bills that would add "mental or beh
US pauses plan to give virus vaccine to Guantanamo prisoners
2021-01-30 22:21:16 FILE - In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 file photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, the control tower is seen through the razor wire inside the Camp VI detention facility in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The U.S. is backing off for now on a plan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the 40 prisoners held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Pentagon chief spokes
Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi
2021-01-30 07:26:37 Farmers listen to their leaders during a day-long hunger strike as they continue to protest against three farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. Indian farmers and their leaders spearheading more than two months of protests against new agriculture laws began a daylong hunger strike Saturday, directing their fury toward Prime
South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Rice for impeachment vote
2021-01-30 18:36:32 FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, taken from video, Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Rice was one of only 10 House Republican on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 to join with Democrats in voting to impeach President Trump, a stunning reversal from his p
Federal conspiracy charges for 2 Proud Boys in Capitol riot
2021-01-30 18:01:52 This photo provided by the FBI shows Dominic Pezzola. The Department of Justice announced Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, two New York men identified as members of the Proud Boys have been indicted on federal conspiracy and other charges in the Jan. 6, Capitol riot. Pezzola and William Pepe were arrested earlier in the month on federal charges including illegally entering a restricted
It“s Navy“s badger statue, but Wisconsin has grown attached
2021-01-28 17:50:30 A Badger and Shield statue is seen outside the governor's Capitol office in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. On loan for more than 30 years, the U.S. Naval Academy wants the state of Wisconsin to return the statue. The Navy wants to include it in an exhibit featuring the USS Wisconsin battleship in Norfolk, Va. State historians are fighting to keep the statue in the st
Playing favorites? Hospital boards, donors get COVID shots
2021-01-30 17:19:30 FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker was injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Providence, R.I. Some hospitals around the U.S. are facing complaints about favoritism and line-jumping after their board members and donors received COVID-19 vaccinations or offers for the prized inoculations. In
As California virus cases fall, more people than ever dying
2021-01-30 15:30:13 FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner, Elizabeth "Liz" Napoles, right, works alongside the National Guard who are helping to process COVID-19 deaths that are be placed into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles. Just a little more than a year after California announ
For GameStop day traders, the moment they“ve dreamed about
2021-01-30 15:42:48 A vehicle passes in front of a GameStop store in Vernon Hills, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The online trading platform Robinhood is moving to restrict trading in GameStop and other stocks that have soared recently due to rabid buying by smaller investors. GameStop stock has rocketed from below $20 earlier this month to close around $350 Wednesday as a volunteer army of inve
Biden environmental challenge: Filling vacant scientist jobs
2021-01-30 15:57:04 Laura Dodson, an economist and union official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Federal data shows the ranks of scientists who carry out environmental research, enforcement and other jobs fell sharply in some agencies under former President Donald Trump. Government scientists say many vet
Journalists sought for personal help by the COVID-19 curious
2021-01-30 14:11:21 Chauncy Glover, news anchor at KTRK, appears in the studo in Houston on March 16, 2020. Calling a hospital to see if a bed was available for a COVID patient isn't part of Glover's job description. Neither is guiding a viewer online to find a place to be vaccinated. He's done both, and isn't alone. Listeners and readers across the country are reaching out directly to journalist
Census delay helps GOP in one statehouse, Dems in another
2021-01-30 14:13:42 FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, standing by the flag at a podium, addresses a gathering as he unveils his 2019 budget in the Assembly chamber of the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. The Census Bureau's failure to meet its normal deadlines could be a boon for Republicans in Virginia and a bust for Republicans in New Jersey in the two states tha
Russia warn Navalny supporters not to attend Sunday protests
2021-01-30 14:57:56 Russian Rosguardia (National Guard) soldiers stand blocking enter to the Palace Square a day before Sunday's protest in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. As part of a multipronged effort by the authorities to discourage Russians from attending Sunday's demonstrations, the Prosecutor General's office ordered the state communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, to blo
In Iowa, a GOP stalwart becomes a casualty in party war
2021-01-30 15:08:57 Former Scott County Republican Party chairman Dave Millage at his home, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Within a day of declaring that former president Donald Trump should be impeached for his role in the deadly Capitol riot, Millage was forced to step down as chairman of the Scott County GOP. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The flood of ca
Ethiopia says Tigray back to “normalcy;“ witnesses disagree.
2021-01-30 13:34:17 In this Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021 photo provided by the Catholic Relief Services, people affected by the conflict in Tigray load food aid provided by USAID and Catholic Relief Services onto a donkey cart to be tansported to their home, outside Mekele, Ethiopia. From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two mo
WHO team visits 2nd Wuhan hospital in virus investigation
2021-01-30 03:27:17 Members of the World Health Organization team including Ken Maeda, center, Peter Daszak, third from left and Vladmir Dedkov, fourth from left, leave after attending an exhibition about the fight against the coronavirus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. The World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic
Time running out on Somalia“s troubled vote as citizens sigh
2021-01-30 08:38:36 Residents and officials lead a demonstration supporting a resolution to allocate 13 seats to the Banadir region which encompasses the capital, in effect expanding the Senate, in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. As Somalia marks three decades since a dictator fell and chaos engulfed the country, the government is set to hold a troubled national election but two regiona
The Latest: CDC: Must wear masks on public transportation
2021-01-30 13:15:55 FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, an infectious-diseases specialist formerly at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, became CDC director on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris, File) ATLANTA — The CDC has issued an order requiring trave


 

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