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Evangelical leaders condemn role of Christian nationalism in Capitol attack
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McIlroy says Woods can 'still affect golf in a great way' if car crash ends career
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105-year-old New Jersey woman who beat Covid toasts gin-soaked raisins
Lucia DeClerck, who learned she had been infected after receiving her second vaccine dose, attributed her health partly to the raisins A 105-year-old woman in New Jersey who fought off a bout of the deadly coronavirus has credited her ongoing good health to an unusual habit: gin-soaked raisins. Lucia DeClerck, who lives in a nursing home, learned she had been infected by the virus in January, the
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Advisory panel will meet on Friday to decide whether to recommend the vaccine be authorized Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff said in documents published on Wednesday, paving the way for emergency authorization in the US. An advisory panel of independent experts will meet on Friday to decide whether
US soccer clubs team with Common Goal to launch Anti-Racist Project
The Anti-Racist Project (ARP) aims to fund a toolkit that will see 5,000 coaches, 60,000 young people, and 115 staff trained in over 400 communities in the first year A coalition of leaders from the US soccer industry have partnered with the Common Goal movement to launch the Anti-Racist Project (ARP), an action-based approach to tackling systemic racism in soccer and society. The initiative, whi
Key Biden aide said pandemic was 'best thing that ever happened to him', book says
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Biden to host bipartisan economy meeting amid supply chain fears – live updates
President will meet group from both houses ahead of expected executive order over chip shortage Capitol rioters ‘came prepared for war’, Senate hears in testimony Canada’s Trudeau says US leadership has been ‘sorely missed’ Daniel Prude death: officers will not face charges Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.35am GMT President Joe Biden is preparing today to sign an e
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The fallout of from the big freeze left some customers owing thousands but, experts say, one way or another consumers will pay the price for the state’s vulnerable energy infrastructure Amid a deadly storm, Nathan Polk-Borgerding was terrified that Griddy, his electric company, would shut off his power in Abilene, Texas, if he and his roommates allowed their account balance to dip below $10. So h
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Black women who powered Democrats to stunning win in Georgia have been fielding calls from other states eager to learn Ever since the runoff elections in Georgia, people have been talking. They’ve been talking about how turnout among Black voters surged in December and January, propelling two Democrats to stunning victories in the state, long seen as a Republican stronghold. And how those same vo
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