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 2021-03-02 22:47 

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Abortion concerns prompt archdiocese warning on vaccine...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Roman Catholic leaders in St. Louis and New Orleans are advising Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, newly approved for use in the U.S., is "morally compromised" because it is produced using a cell ...

 2021-03-02 21:41 

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Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings...

Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let down their guard yet. The sta...

 2021-03-02 21:35 

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Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after poaching spree...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A hunter from Colorado Springs has been permanently banned from hunting in 48 states, including Colorado, after he pleaded guilty to several poaching charges across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said hearing e...

 2021-03-02 21:29 

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CMA Fest canceled for 2nd year in a row due to COVID-19...

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Country music festival CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee, will be canceled for a second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Country Music Association announced on Tuesday the decision to cancel the June eve...

 2021-03-02 20:41 

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$15 minimum wage all but dead in big COVID relief bill...

Congressional leaders want to send President Joe Biden the legislation combating the pandemic and bolstering the economy by March 14, the date emergency jobless benefits that lawmakers approved in December expire....

 2021-03-02 20:39 

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Man loses hunting privileges for life in 48 states after Colorado poaching spree...

A man accused of illegally killing over a dozen big game animals across Colorado has pleaded guilty to poaching charges....

 2021-03-02 20:37 

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Comic-Con to be virtual in July; November in-person event also planned...

San Diego's Comic-Con festival is going virtual again this year with organizers revealing plans for a November 2021 in-person event....

 2021-03-02 20:35 

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Merck to help make J&J's COVID-19 vaccine, White House official says...

Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine as part of an effort to ramp up supplies across the U.S., a Biden administration official said....

 2021-03-02 20:16 

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75 ex-top prosecutors endorse Biden's pick for associate AG...

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden's nominee for associate attorney general and urging congressional leaders to quickly confirm her to the post. Vanita Gupta has been nomina...

 2021-03-02 19:53 

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Biden plan to distribute virus aid irks some governors...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Biden administration's plan to funnel more coronavirus aid into states with greater unemployment has irked governors with lower jobless rates, even though many have economies that weren't hit as hard by the pandemic....

 2021-03-02 19:53 

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Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to end an order intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that has killed more than 42,000 Texans. The Republican governor has...

 2021-03-02 19:30 

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Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. The governor hasn't taken questions from reporters since a Feb. 19...

 2021-03-02 18:38 

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No charges after klan flag hangs next to Black family's home...

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the "horrible conduct" doesn't viola...

 2021-03-02 18:36 

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No charges after klan flag hangs next to Black family's home...

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the "horrible conduct"......

 2021-03-02 18:30 

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Twenty-Nine States Proclaim March SUDC Awareness Month for Unexplained Childhood Deaths...

ROSELAND, N.J., March 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation thanks Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, M...

 2021-03-02 18:30 

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Hospital: SUV carrying 27 crashes with semitruck, killing 15...

El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — An SUV believed to be carrying 27 people crashed into a semitruck Tuesday on a Southern California highway, killing 15 people and leaving others injured, hospital officials said....

 2021-03-02 18:25 

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Stocks drift lower on Wall Street; yields continue to ease...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting lower in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday, giving back some of their big gains from a day earlier....

 2021-03-02 18:13 

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A year in, coronavirus rages in vaccine-needy West Bank...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's spring of hope is unfolding alongside the Palestinians' winter of despair....

 2021-03-02 18:13 

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Tribes, fishermen slam halt to Alaska-Canada water analysis...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials and authorities in the Canadian Province of British Columbia have announced they have completed and will not continue data collection on three transboundary watersheds, despite concerns from fishing and tribal ...

 2021-03-02 18:00 

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James Bond, KISS and Startup Secrets: A New Era of Entrepreneurship...

Brand-New 'STARTUP SECRETS BLACKBOOK' bridges entrepreneurship and entertainment to enable a new generation of diverse entrepreneurs in the age of TikTok, Shark Tank, and COVID-19...

 2021-03-02 18:00 

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'Duncanville' Stages 'Parks and Rec' Reunion for Season 2 & 'Housebroken' Sets Premiere at Fox...

The network's Animation Domination lineup is expanding to Mondays this summer....

 2021-03-02 17:56 

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15 dead when SUV carrying 27 collides with semi-truck in Imperial County...

Fifteen people were killed Tuesday when an SUV believed to be carrying 27 people struck a semi-truck Imperial County, medical officials said....

 2021-03-02 17:45 

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Hospital: SUV carrying 27 crashes with semitruck, killing 15...

El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — An SUV believed to be carrying 27 people crashed Tuesday into a semitruck in Southern California, killing 15 people and leaving others injured, hospital officials said. Judy Cruz, director of El Centro Regional Medical Cente...

 2021-03-02 16:59 

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Watchdog agency says 2020 census is still on high-risk list...

A watchdog agency on Tuesday again classified the 2020 census as high risk because of efforts last fall by the Trump administration to shorten the door-knocking and data-processing phases of the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident. The compres...

 2021-03-02 16:59 

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The Latest: FBI says rioters weren't fake Trump protesters...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): 12:05 p.m. FBI Director Chris Wray says the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol was not organized by people posing as Trump supporters....

 2021-03-02 16:25 

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Bergdahl appeals court-martial over Trump, McCain comments...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former U.S. Army soldier who was court martialed after he left his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban is asking a federal judge to overturn his military conviction, saying his trial was unduly influenced when f...

 2021-03-02 15:59 

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Sun, sand, shots: Caribbean seeks vaccines to revive economy...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Caribbean is hunting for visitors and vaccines to jump-start the stalled economy in one of the world's most tourism-dependent regions. Clear waters and warm sand attracted a record 31.5 million tourists to the Ca...

 2021-03-02 14:29 

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Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton advisor, has died...

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and a former advisor to President Bill Clinton, has died, according to a statement from his daughter. Jordan's daughter, Vickee Jordan Adams, released the statement Tuesday to CBS News. "...

 2021-03-02 14:23 

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US sets sanctions over Russia opposition leader's poisoning...

The Biden administration announced sanctions of Russian officials and businesses Tuesday related to the poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose detention drew tens of thousands of protesters out into the streets of Russian cities ...

 2021-03-02 13:31 

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Official: Merck to help produce rival J&J's COVID-19 vaccine...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson's newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly, a Biden administration official confirmed Tuesday. The announcement comes as the W...

 2021-03-02 13:08 

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Polish court acquits activists who put LGBT rainbow on icon...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration and offending religious feelings for producing and distributing images of a revered Roman Catholic icon altered to include the LGBT rainbow...

 2021-03-02 12:34 

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Alarm grows in Serbia over virus surge; lockdown urged...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian health experts urged the government on Tuesday to introduce a state of emergency and a strict lockdown to halt a surge in coronavirus infections that they say threaten the Balkan nation's health care system. The n...

 2021-03-02 12:10 

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Israeli attorney general slams Netanyahu's vaccine diplomacy...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general has warned Benjamin Netanyahu that he cannot single-handedly share the country's surplus vaccines with far-flung allies in Africa, Europe and Latin America, and that such an important decision canno...

 2021-03-02 11:35 

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6 books, nix books: Dr. Seuss works halted for racist images...

BOSTON (AP) — Six Dr. Seuss books — including "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo" — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and p...

 2021-03-02 09:56 

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EXPLAINER: Japan to try US men accused of helping Ghosn flee...

TOKYO (AP) — Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn skip bail and escape to Lebanon in December 2019 have been extradited to Japan. Michael Taylor and his son Peter had been held in a suburban Boston jail since May. T...

 2021-03-02 09:05 

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The Latest: Austria, Denmark to work with Israel on vaccines...

BERLIN — Austria's leader says his country and Denmark intend to stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines and will work with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz plans to visit Israel ...

 2021-03-02 08:43 

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Dutch PM's popularity high but eroding as election looms...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — After more than a decade in power and a year spent battling the virus, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's popularity — boosted by his handling of the pandemic — remains high two weeks before a general ele...

 2021-03-02 07:24 

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Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed...

GUSAU, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state's governor said Tuesday. Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle announced that 279 g...

 2021-03-02 06:21 

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Critics: Cuomo apology 'tone-deaf,' ignores power imbalance...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When she first arrived in Albany to work as a legislative aide in 2013, New York Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou had lawmakers grab her buttocks, suggest she and her boss were "a hot duo" who should have sex, and peer into ...

 2021-03-02 06:15 

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Victims of anti-Asian attacks reflect a year into pandemic...

Nearly a year after they were almost stabbed to death inside a Midland, Texas, Sam's Club, Bawi Cung and his two sons all have visible scars. It's the unseen ones though that are harder to get over. Cung can't walk through any store without co...

 2021-03-02 05:48 

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Myanmar protesters return to streets as crackdown continues...

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Demonstrators in Myanmar took to the streets again on Tuesday to protest last month's seizure of power by the military, as foreign ministers from Southeast Asian countries prepared to meet to discuss the political crisis. ...

 2021-03-02 05:23 

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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead as the Senate prepared to debate its own version of the House-passed aid package. Four days after the chamber...

 2021-03-02 05:23 

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Cuomo allegations leave Democrats grappling with response...

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats across the country celebrated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the face of governing competence as President Donald Trump fumbled his administration's response to the exploding pandemic last year. Now, the Democratic gover...

 2021-03-02 05:22 

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FBI chief to face questions on extremism, Capitol riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agenc...

 2021-03-02 02:20 

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Bodies of father, two sons found in Benton County, investigation ongoing...

BENTON COUNTY, Mo. -- The Greene County Sheriff's Department said they found the bodies of the father and two sons who went missing on Thursday, Feb. 25. Jason Winston, with the Greene County Sheriff's Department, said Darrell Peak and his sons, M...

 2021-03-01 23:29 

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Senate confirms Cardona as Biden's education secretary...

The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden's effort to reopen the nation's schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cardona, 45, a former public school teacher who went on t...

 2021-03-01 22:59 

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Georgia House passes GOP bill rolling back voting access...

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest. The bill comes after...

 2021-03-01 22:46 

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Minimum wage hike all but dead in Senate virus relief bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' efforts to include a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as Senate leaders prepared to begin debate on their own version of the House-passed aid package. Top D...

 2021-03-01 22:35 

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Cuomo allegations leave Democrats grappling with response...

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats across the country celebrated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the face of governing competence as President Donald Trump fumbled his administration's response to the exploding pandemic last year. Now, the Democratic gover...

 2021-03-01 22:15 

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Texas top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top utilities regulator resigned Monday in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter stormthat left millions in the state without power and water for days. DeAnn Walker,...

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