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WATCH: Biden's Coronavirus Team Gives First Briefing
The Biden Administration is holding the first press briefing of its COVID-19 Response Team, which it says will be the first of many. Dr. Anthony Fauci is among those participating.
Boeing's 737 Max Cleared To Return To European Skies, Regulator Says
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency announced a modified version of the 737 Max will be allowed fly once again. The Max jetliner was grounded worldwide after two deadly crashes.
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Biden To 'Pause' Oil And Gas Leasing On Public Lands And Waters
The move is one of his more controversial campaign promises, and industry groups say they will sue. But it won't have much immediate impact on driving down climate-warming emissions.
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Indonesia's Most Active Volcano Erupts
Indonesia, an archipelago of 270 million people, sits along the Pacific "Ring of Fire," which leaves the country prone to earthquakes, tsunamis, and eruptions.
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Most U.S. Mayors Do Not Support Reallocating Police Resources, Survey Finds
Eighty percent of the mayors who responded say they believe their police budgets last year were "about right."
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Justice Department Rescinds Trump's 'Zero Tolerance' Immigration Policy
The Trump-era immigration policy resulted in thousands of family separations at the U.S-Mexico border.
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Amid Grief, Rep. Jamie Raskin Leads Trump Impeachment Effort In Senate
The Maryland Democrat, whose 25-year-old son killed himself just days before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, says the upcoming trial is "a solemn and awesome responsibility."
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Don't Call It A Comeback: School Districts That Never Opened Are Having Trouble Now
About a third of the country's students haven't had a single day in a classroom since March 2020. Coming back now — with the virus still spreading and teachers pushing back — hasn't been easy.
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Wall Street Insider Turned Tough Market Cop: Biden's Pick To Head SEC
President Biden picked an unusual financial watchdog to run the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gary Gensler made a fortune at Goldman Sachs — then pushed through aggressive market reforms.
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Why N95 Masks Are Still In Short Supply In The U.S.
Early in the pandemic, shortages of N95 respirators and other medical gear prompted panic across the world. A year later, the masks still aren't widely available to U.S. consumers.
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2020 Was The Worst Year Ever For U.S. Hotels. Here's What's Next
After a tough 2020, the U.S. hotel industry is bracing for a difficult first half this year, followed by improved leisure travel in the second half.
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New VA Program Investigates Outdoor Therapy For Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs will create a task force charged with researching the benefits of outdoor recreation in an effort to help reduce veteran suicides.
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Texas Hostage Standoff Leaves 2 Dead
The standoff at a doctor's office lasted five hours after police responded to a "disturbance type call" late Tuesday afternoon.
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In Phone Call, Biden Presses Putin Over Cyber Breach, Navalny
Despite disagreements on many issues, the president and the Russian leader agreed to extend the only remaining U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control deal.
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Pharmacist To Plead Guilty To Ruining Hundreds Of Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine, DOJ Says
A pharmacist in Grafton, Wisc., is accused of tampering with supplies of the Moderna vaccine in December. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of two charges.
Federal Judge Blocks Biden's 100-Day Deportation Moratorium
The judge issued a 14-day temporary restraining order Tuesday in a challenge filed by Texas. The ruling said Texas might "suffer imminent and irreparable harm" from a moratorium.
Biden Administration Restores Aid To Palestinians, Reversing Trump Policy
The acting U.S. ambassador to the U.N. announced a renewed commitment to the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and a resumption of U.S. contact with Palestinian leaders.
Florida's Vaccine Rollout Rife With Snags And Inequities
Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting the success of his policy providing COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 65 years and older in the state. But critics say the vaccine distribution favors some groups over others.
Some European Countries Move To Require Medical-Grade Masks In Public
Germany, Austria and France have announced new measures that push fabric masks aside. European leaders have tied the policy changes to efforts to fend off fast-spreading coronavirus variants.
CDC Makes Case For School Reopening
Federal researchers say, with proper safety precautions, schools don't seem to fuel outbreaks, with some exceptions, such as indoor sports practices.
California Health Secretary On Lifting Stay-At-Home Orders And Vaccinations
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly talked with NPR about why the state eased some COVID-19 restrictions and addressed the relatively slow vaccine rollout.
'Time For Us To See Action': A Call To Carry Out Biden's Order On Trans Troops
Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King talks about President Biden's reversal of the Trump-era ban on transgender troops, and what she hopes for the next steps.
2020 Firearm Catch Rate At Airports Doubled From Previous Year
TSA agents found 3,257 firearms in carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in 2020 — about 10 per million travelers. About 83% of those firearms were loaded, a TSA news release said.
The Biden Administration Is Working To Buy 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
The Biden administration says it plans to buy an additional 100 million doses from both Moderna and from Pfizer and pledges greater transparency with state and local leaders about supply expectations.
Early Procedural Test Shows Where Senate GOP May Stand On Convicting Trump
Sen. Rand Paul forced a vote on whether the Constitution allows the Senate to try a former president. Ahead of the trial it could indicate how many Republicans are open to voting to convict Trump.
'Take The Politics Out Of The Census,' Biden's Commerce Pick Raimondo Says
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, expected to oversee the Census Bureau as the next commerce secretary, says she will "rely on the experts" at the agency to ensure that the 2020 census is accurate.
Opinion: Why I'm An Invisible Man In The Global Vaccine Campaign
Nigerian physician Ifeanyi Nsofor writes: "I was elated when the first COVID-19 vaccine was shown effective. My joy was cut short when richer Western nations began buying up the vaccine doses."
New Capitol Police Chief Offers 'Sincerest Apologies' To Congress
Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told a House committee that the department expects to answer "for our failings on January 6th."
A Writer Lost His Singing Voice, Then Discovered The 'Gymnastics' Of Speech
New Yorker writer John Colapinto developed a vocal polyps when he began "wailing" with a rock group without proper warm-up. His new book explores the human voice's physicality, frailty and feats .
Judge Orders Sex Tapes Allegedly Of Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Destroyed
Misdemeanor solicitation charges against Kraft and other men were dropped last year after a Florida appeals court ruled that the videos were not admissible as evidence.