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Biden To Nominate Christine Wormuth As 1st Female Secretary Of The Army

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

With an extensive background in foreign policy and national security, Christine Wormuth would be the first woman to serve as secretary of the Army if confirmed by the Senate.

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The Country That Vaccinated 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

Monday, April 12, 2021

Just 12 days after Bhutan launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 27, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received one dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

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Studies Confirm Racial, Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Hospitalizations And Visits

Monday, April 12, 2021

Two new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies shed additional light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, with implications for vaccine distribution.

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Kentucky Law Limits Use Of No-Knock Warrants, A Year After Breonna Taylor's Killing

Friday, April 09, 2021

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed the partial ban on no-knock warrants at a ceremony on Friday as members of Taylor's family looked on.

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Ex-College Track Coach Charged In Scheme Soliciting Nude Photos From Female Students

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Steve Waithe, 28, is facing charges of cyberstalking and wire fraud over a scheme in which he allegedly used fake social media accounts to solicit nude photographs from female student athletes.

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Utah Law Requires Biological Fathers To Pay Half Of Pregnancy-Related Medical Costs

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The legislation requires a biological father to pay 50% of a woman's pregnancy-related medical costs, including insurance premiums and hospital birth. It's believed to be the first such U.S. law.

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EU Regulator: AstraZeneca Vaccine Effective; Blood Clots May Be A Rare Side Effect

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The European Medicines Agency said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a possible but rare side effect of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, stressing the shot's benefits outweigh the risks.

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Governor Aims To Reopen California By Mid-June, Contingent On Public Health Metrics

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a tentative statewide reopening date of June 15, provided vaccine availability increases and hospitalizations remain low.

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Biden Says All Adults Will Be Vaccine Eligible By April 19

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The president said states must open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. residents 18 and older by April 19, about two weeks ahead of his initial May 1 deadline.

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Baylor Defeats Gonzaga To Win Its 1st Men's NCAA Basketball Championship

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The Gonzaga Bulldogs went into the title game undefeated. But it was the Baylor Bears who emerged victorious, beating Gonzaga, 86-70.

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Crews Drain Florida Wastewater Pond As Leak Threatens To Unleash 'Catastrophic Flood'

Monday, April 05, 2021

Emergency crews are racing to drain millions of gallons of wastewater at Piney Point, an abandoned phosphate plant near Tampa Bay. A leak has prompted evacuation orders and environmental concerns.

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Rapper DMX On Life Support Following Heart Attack

Sunday, April 04, 2021

A longtime lawyer for DMX told The Associated Press that the 50-year-old rapper is "quite ill."

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Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer Was An 18-Year Department Veteran, Father Of 2

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Lawmakers and friends are mourning U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was killed in Friday's attack at a Capitol checkpoint that left another officer injured and the suspect dead.

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U.S. Capitol Police Officer Killed In Attack At Capitol Checkpoint

Friday, April 02, 2021

Police fatally shot the suspect they say rammed a car into a barrier and then lunged at officers with a knife. One officer was killed, and another was injured.

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CDC Says Travel Is Safe For Fully Vaccinated People, But Opposes Nonessential Trips

Friday, April 02, 2021

Guidance released Friday allows fully vaccinated people to travel domestically without getting tested or self-quarantining, but advises them to keep practicing mitigation measures to protect others.

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'Based On A Lie' — Georgia Voting Law Faces Wave Of Corporate Backlash

Thursday, April 01, 2021

A growing number of company executives are speaking out against Georgia's new voting law, which critics say will restrict voting access and disproportionately harm people of color.

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Shooting At California Office Building Leaves 4 Dead, Including 9-Year-Old Boy

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Authorities identified the suspect as Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, 44. He's believed to have had a personal and professional relationship with the victims.

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CDC: COVID-19 Was 3rd-Leading Cause Of Death In 2020, People Of Color Hit Hardest

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A pair of reports published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday sheds new light on the approximately 375,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. last year.

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Suspect Arrested On Hate Crime Charges Over Attack On Asian Woman In Manhattan

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Brandon Elliot, 38, was arrested Wednesday and faces charges including assault as a hate crime. Elliot is a lifetime parolee convicted of killing his mother in 2002 when he was 19.

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NFL Expands Regular Season To 17 Games Per Team In Long-Expected Revenue Boost

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

NFL owners voted Tuesday to approve the scheduling change, the first of its kind in more than four decades. It's been widely expected and follows a finalized round of lucrative media agreements.

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