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  • NY officials removed fuller tally of nursing home deaths

    NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration insisted Friday that a quest for scientific accuracy, not political concerns, prompted members of his COVID-19 task force to ask the state health department to delete data last summer from a report on nursing home patients killed by the coronavirus.
  • 3 Venezuelans plead guilty for aiding anti-Maduro plot

    MIAMI - Three Venezuelan men pleaded guilty to helping organize an ill-conceived invasion last year to remove President Nicolás Maduro.
  • The Latest: Ontario wants vaccine shot in adults by June 20

    TORONTO — The head of the vaccine program for Canada’s most populous province expects to get every adult in Ontario a first vaccine shot by June 20.
  • California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Major League Baseball teams in California can welcome a limited number of fans back to ballparks on April 1 under new state rules announced Friday that will also let Disneyland and other theme parks reopen for the first time in more than a year.
  • Trump offers early endorsement for loyal SC governor

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a second full term in 2022, continuing their yearslong alliance in a move to strengthen ties with the early-voting state that Trump won twice.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit by Democratic AGs to recognize ERA

    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by three Democratic state attorneys general that had sought to force the federal government to recognize Virginia's vote last year to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and add it to the Constitution.
  • 'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home

    MINNEAPOLIS - Mark Pavelich, the speedy centre from the Iron Range who played on the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team, has died at a treatment centre for mental illness. He was 63.
  • Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged

    YANGON, Myanmar - Demonstrators defied growing violence by Myanmar security forces and staged more anti-coup rallies Friday, while the U.N. special envoy for the country called for urgent Security Council action, saying about 50 peaceful protesters were killed and scores were injured in the military's worst crackdowns this week.
  • Students at Brigham Young make rainbow light display on 'Y'

    PROVO, Utah - Students at Brigham Young University illuminated the letter “Y” on a mountain overlooking the Provo campus on Thursday with rainbow colours in a display meant to send a message to the religious school.
  • North Dakota lawmaker expulsion reveals policy problems

    BISMARCK, N.D. - After the North Dakota House voted to expel a lawmaker accused of a long pattern of sexually harassing women at the Capitol, attention has turned to a policy that was intended to protect against harassment but may have actually made it harder to stop it.

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