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 2021-01-28 12:14 

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EXPLAINER: How experts will hunt for COVID origins in China...

BEIJING (AP) — After a two-week quarantine, the real work can begin. Maybe.A World Health Organization team of researchers emerged from their hotel Thursday for the first time since their......

 2021-01-28 11:59 

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US: Germany is 'highly valued' station for American troops...

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told Germany's Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in his first conversation with her since taking up his new post that Germany is......

 2021-01-28 11:59 

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Czech brewer Budvar hits record as people drink more at home...

PRAGUE (AP) — Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. giant Anheuser-Busch over use of the "Budweiser" brand, increased output to a record last year, when the......

 2021-01-28 11:33 

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FIFA unveils education program to combat player abuse...

FIFA is unveiling a program to educate its member associations worldwide about how to properly handle player harassment and abuse.The program, announced Wednesday, is an extension to FIFA......

 2021-01-28 11:33 

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Kitsch or artwork? Controversial monument unveiled in Serbia...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kitsch or an extraordinary piece of art? Depends on who you ask.Serbia's president attended the unveiling on Wednesday night of a grandiose monument to a medieval......

 2021-01-28 11:30 

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New Biden health care orders begin to unspool Trump policies...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to take his first steps to reverse Trump administration health care policies. The White House said Biden plans on Thursday to sign orders on a range of......

 2021-01-28 11:21 

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Vaccine factory inspected amid EU dispute with AstraZeneca...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian health authorities announced Thursday they have inspected a pharmaceutical factory in Belgium to find out whether expected delays in the deliveries of AstraZeneca's......

 2021-01-28 10:57 

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Polish ombudsman: Abortion ruling condemns women to torture...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top human rights official on Thursday denounced a top court ruling that amounts to a near total ban on abortion, saying it imposes a severe limitation of women's......

 2021-01-28 10:46 

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China: 'New historical starting point' with US military...

BEIJING (AP) — Putting frictions aside for now, China says relations between the Chinese and U.S. militaries are at a "new historical starting point" and should focus on cooperation and avoiding......

 2021-01-28 10:40 

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"Take every shift as it comes": No respite for UK hospitals...

LONDON (AP) — When the U.K. surpassed 100,000 coronavirus dead this week, it was much more than just a number to Justin Fleming.Lying in a hospital bed with COVID-19, he knew how easily he......

 2021-01-28 10:22 

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Tennessee, T-Mobile to provide wireless devices to students...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Department of Education announced Wednesday it was launching a new initiative to provide wireless internet to students across the state.According to a......

 2021-01-28 10:18 

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French police face sanction for Macarena party amid virus...

PARIS (AP) — At least two dozen French police officials are facing internal punishment for holding a party inside a police station where they were filmed dancing the Macarena and violating......

 2021-01-28 10:15 

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Program that helps manufacturers draws $600K in funding...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $600,000 to a program at West Virginia University that assists small and midsize U.S. manufacturing companies.U.S. Sens.......

 2021-01-28 09:55 

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Russia detains allies of jailed opposition leader Navalny...

MOSCOW (AP) — Several allies and supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were detained in Moscow early Thursday after mass protests last Saturday demanding his release from prison......

 2021-01-28 09:09 

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In 2016, Maxwell said she grew unhappy with Jeffrey Epstein...

NEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite criminally charged with aiding Jeffrey Epstein in his sexual abuse of teenage girls testified in 2016 that she had no memory of anything amiss on his properties......

 2021-01-28 09:07 

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Pakistan court orders man accused in American's death freed...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the release of a Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.The......

 2021-01-28 09:01 

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How many variants of the coronavirus are there?...

How many variants of the coronavirus are there?There are many circulating around the world, but health experts are primarily concerned with the emergence of three.As a virus infects......

 2021-01-28 08:58 

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Ruling brings kosher slaughterhouse new business, old fears...

CSENGELE, Hungary (AP) — In a small room lined with religious texts, a Jewish rabbi demonstrates how knives are sharpened and inspected before they are put to use slitting the throats of chickens,......

 2021-01-28 08:30 

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Asian shares drop after US stocks' worst day since October...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded on Thursday as a reality check set in about longtime economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, giving Wall Street its worst day since......

 2021-01-28 08:28 

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Column: Athletes can get in line for vaccines like everyone...

The world may yet gather in Tokyo this summer for an Olympics already postponed once because of the pandemic.Listen to Olympic officials, and it's almost a certainty. Thomas Bach made that......

 2021-01-28 08:12 

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WHO team in Wuhan departs quarantine for COVID origins study...

WUHAN, China (AP) — A World Health Organization team has emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that caused......

 2021-01-28 08:09 

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The Latest: Vietnam's first local outbreak in 2 months grows...

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam reported 82 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, hours after confirming the first two infections in nearly two months.Seventy-two of the cases came from an......

 2021-01-28 07:40 

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Fresh outbreak in Vietnam grows to 82, company closed...

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam reported 82 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, hours after confirming the first two infections in nearly two months.Seventy-two of the cases came from an......

 2021-01-28 07:06 

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Ultra-Orthodox unrest threatens Netanyahu re-election hopes...

JERUSALEM (AP) — As he seeks reelection, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned to a straightforward strategy: Count on the rock-solid support of his ultra-Orthodox political allies......

 2021-01-28 07:02 

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EXPLAINER: Why it's hard to make vaccines and boost supplies...

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world's supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we get more? A lot more. Right away.The problem: "It's not like......

 2021-01-28 06:59 

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Chinese app TikTok cuts jobs in India following ban...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Popular short-video Chinese app TikTok is cutting its workforce in India after hundreds of millions of its users dropped it to comply with a government ban on dozens of Chinese......

 2021-01-28 06:38 

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Renewed US-Russia nuke pact won't fix emerging arms threats...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration was quick to breathe new life into the last remaining treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons. The going will be slower when it turns to other......

 2021-01-28 06:35 

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Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders to transform the nation's heavily fossil-fuel powered......

 2021-01-28 06:32 

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Virus aid package tests whether Biden, Congress can deliver...

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a sweeping national rescue plan, President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package presents a first political test — of his new administration, of Democratic......

 2021-01-28 06:29 

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Biden seen likely to keep Space Force, a Trump favorite...

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the last moments of his presidency, Donald Trump trumpeted Space Force as a creation for the ages. And while President Joe Biden has quickly undone other Trump initiatives,......

 2021-01-28 06:16 

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In Wyoming, Cheney faces blowback for vote to impeach Trump...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — When Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, decided to vote to impeach a president from her own party, she knew she'd cause some waves. She......

 2021-01-28 06:13 

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GOP tested anew by Georgia congresswoman's Facebook activity...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a Marjorie Taylor Greene problem. Again.Before she joined the House this month, Greene supported Facebook posts that advocated violence against Democrats......

 2021-01-28 06:12 

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Oregon puts debate over race in vaccine rollout to test...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The role that race should play in deciding who gets priority for the COVID-19 vaccine in the next phase of the rollout is being put to the test in Oregon as tensions around......

 2021-01-28 06:11 

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EXPLAINER: Executive orders can be swift but fleeting...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived at the White House ready to wield his pen to dismantle Donald Trump's legacy and begin pushing his own priorities.Presidents Trump and Barack......

 2021-01-28 06:01 

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At Sundance, pandemic dramas unfold on screen and off...

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Nicks had for months been documenting the students of Oakland High School, in California, when the pandemic hit."It's in the Bay," says one student of the virus as he......

 2021-01-28 05:55 

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Apple to crack down on tracking iPhone users in early spring...

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in the spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. The delay in its anticipated rollout aims to placate......

 2021-01-28 05:33 

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Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell didn't slow down the Utah Jazz.Utah never trailed in a 116-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.......

 2021-01-28 05:02 

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AP source: Texans hire Ravens assistant Culley as coach...

HOUSTON (AP) — David Culley has been hired as the coach of the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on condition of......

 2021-01-28 05:00 

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Mets trade LHP Steven Matz to Blue Jays for 3 young arms...

NEW YORK (AP) — In a deal between two of baseball's busiest teams this winter, the New York Mets traded left-hander Steven Matz to the Toronto Blue Jays for three young pitchers Wednesday......

 2021-01-28 04:40 

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Harris shot in final seconds leads 76ers past Lakers 107-106...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris swished a jumper with 3 seconds left, ending the Lakers' 13-0 run and sending the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-106 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday......

 2021-01-28 04:08 

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AP sources: Michael Strahan tests positive for COVID-19...

Pro Football Hall of Famer and "Good Morning America" host Michael Strahan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining, according to people familiar with the situation.Strahan......

 2021-01-28 03:46 

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Regulator says Australia must address Google ad dominance...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —A lack of competition for Google and a lack of transparency in the digital advertising supply chain needed to be addressed because they were impacting publishers,......

 2021-01-28 03:41 

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Russia envoy: US and Russia need to start strategic dialogue...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia hopes the success of extending the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control treaty will give a new boost to re-starting a strategic dialogue between Moscow and the......

 2021-01-28 03:37 

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Samsung reports profit jump driven by strong chip demand...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its operating profit for last quarter rose by more than 26% as it capped off a robust business year where its dual strength in parts......

 2021-01-28 02:34 

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Driver accused in Oregon road rampage pleads not guilty...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A motorist accused of hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and killing a 77-year-old woman Monday in Portland, Oregon, has pleaded not guilty to murder and has given detectives......

 2021-01-28 02:10 

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Navajo Nation reports 152 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials on Wednesday reported 152 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths.The latest figures bring the total reported coronavirus cases on......

 2021-01-28 01:58 

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McIlroy looking for win, U.S. Open prep at Torrey Pines...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rory McIlroy is playing the Farmers Insurance Open for just the third time, looking for his first tour victory since 2019 while getting a feel for the course that will host the......

 2021-01-28 01:55 

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Woman sells Bernie doll for over $20K, donates to charity...

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Bernie Sanders went from becoming a hit meme to a nearly $20,000-crochet doll in less than a week.After the Vermont senator went viral on social media for his......

 2021-01-28 01:38 

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Businessman pleads guilty in illegal dumping of wastewater...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi business owner pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to violate the federal Clean Water Act after prosecutors said he took part in illegally dumping large......

 2021-01-28 01:32 

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Mississippi businessman accused in scheme to hoard PPE...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi businessman has been indicted in a $1.8 million scheme to hoard personal protective equipment amid the pandemic and price gouging health care providers in......

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