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North Dakota lawmaker sorry for mass email of QAnon video

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Republican state representative from North Dakota apologized for sending a video from the QAnon movement to all of his fellow lawmakers over the weekend, saying he mistakenly thought it was a message from President Donald Trump.
Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

TOKYO — Japan's foreign minister accused South Korea on Monday of worsening already strained ties by making “illegal” demands for compensation for the sexual abuse of Korean women and use of forced labourers during World War II.

Remittances to El Salvador rebound after early pandemic drop

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The money sent home to El Salvador by migrants plunged 40% at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but then recovered to end 2020 at a record high of $5.92 billion, authorities said Monday.
Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

NEW YORK — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.
NY gov explores buying virus vaccine directly from maker

NY gov explores buying virus vaccine directly from maker

NEW YORK — Frustrated by the flow of coronavirus vaccine from the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday floated the idea of buying shots for New Yorkers directly from one of the vaccine makers, Pfizer.
Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK — Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Nicaragua congress adopts life sentences; opposition opposes

Nicaragua congress adopts life sentences; opposition opposes

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua’s congress gave final approval Monday to change the constitution to permit life imprisonment.
Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House

Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House

WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice-president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office.
Italy: Conte clears hurdle to retain power, bigger one ahead

Italy: Conte clears hurdle to retain power, bigger one ahead

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte won a crucial vote in Parliament's lower house Monday night after a coalition defector's lawmakers abstained in the balloting, but he must clear a much tougher hurdle less than 24 hours later in the Senate to hol
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