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As Some Pandemic Aid Ends, What’s Next for Hurting Americans

Americans who struggled through 2020 could face more hardship in the year ahead as pandemic related ...
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Some Schools Go Remote, Others Ask for Voluntary Quarantines

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont schools are moving to all-remote teaching in the week following ...
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UK Cuts Overseas Aid After Worst Recession in Over 300 Years

LONDON (AP) — The British government faced fury Wednesday after ditching its long-standing target for overseas ...
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Global Push to End Domestic Violence, Worse Amid COVID-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday ...
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Heading Home for the Holiday? Get a Virus Test, Colleges Say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some ...
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CDC Pleads with Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health ...
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Judge Orders US to Stop Expelling Children Who Cross Border

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant ...
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Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health

LONDON (AP) — Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to ...
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Bangladeshi Wins Children’s Prize for Fighting Cyberbullying

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy won the International Children's Peace Prize on ...
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US Deports Migrant Women Who Alleged Abuse by Georgia Doctor

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were ...
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For Biden, How to Help Mangled Economy is Next Obstacle

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Biden will inherit a mangled U.S. economy — one that never fully ...
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FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer's drug on Friday, concluding ...
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Preview: North Home Children & Family Services – James Christmas

James Christmas, President & CEO of North Homes Children and Family Services, discusses the organization's unique ...
Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington

Washington Passes 1st Voter-Approved Sex Ed Mandate in US

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state voters approved a sex education referendum, allowing Democrats' wide-ranging mandate for ...
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California Measure Would Allow Cities to Expand Rent Control

Californians are deciding whether to let cities expand rent control as residents grapple with rising housing ...
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Hospitals Competing for Nurses as US Coronavirus Cases Surge

FENTON, Michigan (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation and infections and hospitalizations ...
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Families, Day Cares Feel Strain of New COVID-19 Health Rules

SEATTLE (AP) — Joelle Wheatley hit her pandemic-parenting rock bottom after her son was sent home ...
Camden City School District Superintendent Katrina McCombs

On Pandemic ‘Learning Loss,’ Schools Look Forward, Not Back

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A complete picture has yet to emerge of how much learning was ...
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Heightened Unrest in Philadelphia After Black Man’s Killing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of ...
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Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from ...
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Feeding Houston’s Hungry: 1M Pounds of Food Daily for Needy

HOUSTON (AP) — In car lines that can stretch half a mile (0.8 kilometers), workers who ...
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In Video Classes Teachers Parse Clues to Student Wellbeing

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air ...
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Colorado Wildfires Drag on Later Than Normal, Break Records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air ...
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400 Years on, Mayflower’s Legacy Includes Pride, Prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America's ...
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Florida Says it Will Give More Scrutiny to COVID-19 Deaths

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida plans to more closely scrutinize deaths attributed to the coronavirus, as ...
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Oakland Approves Rules to Restrict Homeless Encampments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City officials in Oakland approved a contentious new policy that will prohibit ...
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Santa Claus Won’t be Coming to Macy’s This Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New ...
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Next Up in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging ...
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Francis Becomes 1st Pope to Endorse Same-Sex Civil Unions

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments ...
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Older Workers Face Higher Unemployment Amid Virus Pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than midcareer workers, ...
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AP Finds Most Arrested in Protests Aren’t Leftist Radicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against ...
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Rethinking the Holidays: Traditions, Change Are on the Table

Nina Bryant will cook a feast for Thanksgiving this year, as always ...
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World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

LONDON (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, ...
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Trump Administration Denies California Relief for 6 Fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration this week rejected California's request for disaster relief ...
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Tennessee Gov: Hold Teachers, Schools Harmless on Tests

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee is calling for the temporary suspension of negative consequences ...
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Feds Unveil Plan to Get Coronavirus Shots to Nursing Homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get approved coronavirus vaccines ...
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FDA Extends Pregnancy Warning for Common Pain Relievers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A historically black university in Alabama has renamed a dormitory that honored ...
Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, marches with others

On #MeToo Anniversary, Leaders Say Focus is On Inequality

DETROIT (AP) — When #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke thinks about the group's future as the ...
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Activists in New Mexico, Arizona Mark Indigenous Peoples Day

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters used a rope and chain to topple a monument in ...
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DC Charters Offer Innovations in Pandemic-Era Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning to school in the nation's capital during the pandemic has proven to ...