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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 ...
Secretary of State John Kerry

Biden Names Climate Statesman John Kerry as Climate Envoy

John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more ...
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3rd Major COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be Effective and Cheaper

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly ...
President Donald Trump

Trump Slams Global Climate Agreement Biden Intends to Rejoin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world ...
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Hunting in Idaho Increases as People Seek Refuge From Virus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hunting license sales in Idaho are up as more residents seek a ...
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Trump Plans Would Ease Protections for Sage Grouse in West

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse ...
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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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Not Just COVID: Nursing Home Neglect Deaths Surge in Shadows

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace's nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to ...
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Oxford Scientists Expect COVID-19 Vaccine Data by Christmas

LONDON (AP) — University of Oxford scientists expect to report results from the late-stage trials of ...
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Evers to Extend Mask Mandate as COVID Strains Hospitals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he will extend an order ...
immigrants seeking asylum

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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Tiny House Village Planned Near Downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is the latest city with plans for a village of ...
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States Tightening Anti-Virus Restrictions Amid Case Surge

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing ...
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Play ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ to Get a Broadway Run

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Keenan Scott II's play "Thoughts of a Colored Man," a work ...
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Pandemic Pushes Steep Drop in Foreign College Students

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master's degree in the ...
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Community Colleges Boost Internet Capability Through Network

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's 15 community colleges are upgrading to a fiber-based broadband network that ...
Malala Yousafzai

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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Greta Thunberg on 2 Very Surreal Years of Protest and Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first days of Greta Thunberg's solitary sidewalk protest outside Swedish ...
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High Court Seems Likely to Leave to Health Care Law in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to leave in place the bulk of ...
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Study Finds Long-Acting Shot Helps Women Avoid HIV Infection

Researchers are stopping a study early after finding that a shot of an experimental medicine every ...
the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine is Looking 90% Effective

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on ...
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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 ...
La Tanya Autry poses outside of the museum in Cleveland

Museums Face Calls to Better Represent People of Color

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As young as 5 years old, La Tanya Autry loved visiting local museums ...
Nonprofit Spotlight: Rise Recovery in Texas Helps Youths Overcome Addiction and Change the Course of their Lives 

Nonprofit Spotlight: Rise Recovery in Texas Helps Youths Overcome Addiction and Change the Course of their Lives 

Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with Rise Recovery CEO Evita Morin on helping youths overcome addiction and ...
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751,000 Seek US Jobless Benefits as Virus Hobbles Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, ...
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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US Voters Mark End of Election Like No Other at the Polls

Voters marked the end of an election like no other at the polls on Tuesday, casting ...
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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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VMI to Remove Statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Military Institute's board voted Thursday to remove a statue of ...
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Texas Early Voting Exceeds Total of All 2016 Ballots

EDINBERG, Texas (AP) — Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they ...
Jodi Slick and Mark Oppenheim

Preview: Ecolibrium 3 – Jodi Slick

Jodi Slick, Founder & CEO of Ecolibrium 3, discusses the importance of cultivating valuable job skills ...
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 ...
President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett

Girl Scouts Tweet, Then Delete Post About Amy Coney Barrett

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such ...
Christina Aguilera, George Lopez, and Jack Black

US Vetted Stars’ Politics to Showcase Trump Virus Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted ...
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Coronavirus Dims Mexico’s Bright Day of the Dead Celebration

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August ...
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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 ...
Supporters of restoring Florida felons' voting rights

Black Men’s Votes Courted, as Some Search for Political Home

NEW YORK (AP) — For Phillip Agnew, engaging Black male voters ahead of the general election ...