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US virus death toll tops 400,000 in Trump's final hours

US virus death toll tops 400,000 in Trump's final hours

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 400,000 on Tuesday in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts a singular failure.
Woman investigated for theft of Pelosi computer due in court

Woman investigated for theft of Pelosi computer due in court

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2021 pushed back to October

NEW ORLEANS — The coronavirus pandemic, which forced cancellation of last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, is forcing postponement of the festival this year.
Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

WASHINGTON — On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out anew at China on Tuesday by declaring that its policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in the western Xinjiang region constitute “crimes against humanity” and a “genoci
Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.

Rebels amass on outskirts of Central African Republic town

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Armed groups stood on the outskirts of Bangassou on Tuesday, raising fears of further clashes in the southern city a day after two U.N. peacekeepers were killed in a nearby ambush blamed on rebels.
Italian PM Conte seeks to stay in power with Senate vote

Italian PM Conte seeks to stay in power with Senate vote

ROME — Premier Giuseppe Conte appealed in Parliament for a second straight day Tuesday for crucial support to keep his government afloat after the defection of a small but key coalition party as Italy struggles with a second surge of the COVIC-19 pan
Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Masks off the minute you step inside. Bars packed and pulsing like it’s 2019. Social media stars waving bottles of champagne. DJs spinning party tunes through multi-hour brunches.
3 more COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open arrivals

3 more COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open arrivals

Two players are among the three latest COVID-19 cases that have emerged from testing conducted on passengers who arrived on charter flights bringing people to Melbourne for the Australian Open.

In open letter to Dr. King, Stevie Wonder calls for equality

NEW YORK — Stevie Wonder, whose advocacy helped make the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday, is urging the incoming Biden administration to form a national commission on equality.
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