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Biden lifts Trump refugee cap after delay backlash
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wave after stepping off Marine One on the Ellipse near the White House, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Washington. The Biden's traveled Monday to coastal Virginia to promote his plans to increase spending on education and children, part of his $1.8 trillion families proposal announced last week. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Bid
FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week
FILE - In this April 26, 2021, file photo, East Hartford High School senior Sudeen Pryce, right, center, receives support from classmate Alexia Phipps, left, East Hartford High School Intervention Coordinator Mark Brown, second from left, and EMT Katrinna Greene, top right, of Manchester, as RN Kaylee Cruz of Bristol administers the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to Pryce at a mass vaccination
Top general drops opposition to change in sex assault policy
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley arrives to the chamber ahead of President Joe Biden speaking to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military, the nation’s top genera


Idaho intern reported rape, faced “overwhelming“ harassment
Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, right, a Republican from Lewiston, watches as members of the House ethics committee discuss whether he acted in a way that was "unbecoming" to his position in connection with rape allegations brought against him by a 19-year-old intern, during a hearing in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, April 29, 2021. The committee unanimously agreed on Thursday that von Ehlinger
Mexico marks end of last Indigenous revolt with apology
A delegation of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, EZLN, say goodbye from a ship as they depart to Europe from Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Sunday, May 2, 2021. The rebel delegation says they are planning the trip to "invade" Spain, as Mexico marks the anniversary of its 1519-1521 Spanish Conquest. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico on Monday marked the anni
Whose “Big Lie“? Trump“s proclamation a new GOP litmus test
FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., center, speaks with President Donald Trump during a bill signing ceremony for the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame members of the party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false cla
Germany cancels Oktoberfest for 2nd year over virus fears
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, people reach out for a glass of beer during the opening of the 186th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Germany. Bavarian officials have announced Monday May 3, 2021, they have canceled Oktoberfest festivities for the second year in a row due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus global pandemic. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, F
Death draws attention to police putting suspects face down
In this image taken from Alameda Police Department body camera video, Alameda Police Department officers attempt to take 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez into custody, April 19, 2021, in Alameda, Calif. The video goes on to show officers pinning Gonzalez to the ground during the arrest that ended in his death. (Alameda Police Department via AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It’s common practice for police
Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending marriage
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are divorcing. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In identical tweets, they said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years. “We have raised three incredible children and bui
Judges hear arguments over Census“ contentious privacy tool
FILE - Rows of homes, are shown in suburban Salt Lake City, on April 13, 2019. Utah is one of two Western states known for rugged landscapes and wide-open spaces that are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S. population growth. The boom there and in Idaho are accompanied by healthy economic expansion, but also concern about strain on infrastructure and soaring housing prices. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer,
Asian American business leaders seek to fight discrimination
FILE- In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Jessica Wong, front left, Jenny Chiang, center, and Sheila Vo, from the state's Asian American Commission, stand together during a protest on the steps of the Statehouse in Boston. With a virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Asian American business leaders in the United States are coming together to challenge discrimination against Asian Ameri
Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 champ in great racing family, dies
FILE - In this May 24, 1981, file photo, Bobby Unser holds three fingers aloft after winning his third Indianapolis 500 auto race ,in Indianapolis, Ind. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser has died. He died of natural causes at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was 87. (AP Photo/File) Bobby Unser, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and part of the only p
Restrictions easing in US and Europe amid disaster in India
People sit in on a cafe terrace, in the Monastiraki district of Athens, with the ancient Acropolis hill in the background, Monday, May 3, 2021. Cafes and restaurants have reopened in Greece for sit-down service for the first time in nearly six months, as the country began easing coronavirus-related restrictions with a view to opening to the vital tourism industry in the summer. (AP Photo/Petros G
EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, speaks at Guilford Technical Community College, Monday, April 19, 2021, in Jamestown, N.C., about the Biden administration's American Jobs Plan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combatting climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down produ
Mourners gather for funeral of Andrew Brown Jr.
People arrive for the funeral for Andrew Brown Jr., Monday, May 3, 2021 at Fountain of Life Church in Elizabeth City, N.C. Brown was fatally shot by Pasquotank County Sheriff deputies trying to serve a search warrant. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Mourners were gathering Monday for the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, wi
Iran a key topic as US envoy Blinken meets UK counterpart
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, right, welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of bilateral talks as part of the G7 foreign ministers meeting near London, Monday May 3, 2021. Issues related to Iran are set to feature in talks later Monday between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his host in London, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. (Ben Stansall / Pool via
Eilish, Chalamet, Gorman and Osaka headline fall Met Gala
This combination of photos shows actor Timothée Chalamet, from left, singer Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman, and tennis star Naomi Osaka who will co-chair the Met Gala on September 13. (AP Photo) NEW YORK (AP) — The star power is back. When the Met Gala returns in September, it will feature a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs: Actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet
Attention travelers! EU proposes reopening external borders
A visitor kneels in front of the Last Judgement fresco by the Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo inside the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican Museums on the occasion of the museum's reopening, in Rome, Monday, May 3, 2021. The Vatican Museums reopened Monday to visitors after a shutdown following COVID-19 containment measures. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) BRUSSELS (AP) — In an announcement s
US begins reuniting some families separated at Mexico border
In this March 24, 2021 photo, a migrant man, center, holds a child as he looks at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent at an intake area after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, early Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Roma, Texas. The Biden administration said Monday that four families that were separated at the Mexico border during Donald Trump's presidency will be reunited in the United States
Internet trailblazers Yahoo and AOL sold, again, for $5B
FILE - The Yahoo logo is displayed outside of offices in Santa Clara, Calif., in this Monday, April 18, 2011, file photo. Verizon is selling the segment of its business that includes Yahoo and AOL to private equity firm Apollo Global Management in a $5 billion deal. Verizon said Monday, May 3, 2021, that it will keep a 10% stake in the new company, which will be called Yahoo. (AP Photo/Paul Sakum
AP-NORC poll: Government should help Americans age at home
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo Edouard Joseph, 91, right, clasps his hands as geriatrician Megan Young, left, prepares to give him a COVID-19 vaccination at his home in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. A majority of Americans agree that government should help people fulfill a widely held aspiration to age in their own homes, not institutional settings, according to a new survey from
UN program inks Moderna deal on 500M doses, starting in Q4
GENEVA (AP) — Moderna and vaccine promoter Gavi have announced a deal by which the pharmaceutical company will provide up to 500 million doses for the U.N.-backed program to ship coronavirus vaccines to needy people in low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2022. The advance purchase agreement announced Monday comes just days after the World Health Organization, after weeks of delays, ann
Tokyo Games need 500 nurses; nurses say needs are elsewhere
A nurse receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Fujita Health University Hospital in Toyoake, Aichi prefecture, central Japan, on March 8, 2021. Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from Tokyo Olympic organizers to have 500 of them dispatched to help out with the games. They say they’re already near the breaking point dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo News


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