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  • Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action

    YANGON, Myanmar - Security forces in Myanmar again used force Saturday to disperse anti-coup protesters, a day after a U.N. special envoy urged the Security Council to take action to quell junta violence that this past week left more than 50 peaceful demonstrators dead and scores injured.
  • Bye, Bismarck: 144 cities could lose status as metro areas

    Bye-bye, Bismarck. So long, Sheboygan.
  • Running crew celebrates Black culture on foot

    BALTIMORE - A little past 8 a.m. on a recent Sunday, a group of Baltimore runners stopped partway through their route, near the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues, at the Black Arts District. They posed for a picture at the Arch Social Club, where a mural honours Charm City artists like Billie Holiday and Ta-Nehisi Coates. One of the leaders talked about Baltimore’s famous entertainers and the city’s authors while pointing out Everyone’s Place, a Black-owned mom and pop bookstore.
  • The Latest: Europe records 1M coronavirus cases last week

    MILAN — Europe recorded 1 million new coronavirus cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a reversal that ended a six-week decline, according to the World Health Organization.
  • Tennessee panel deemed vaccinating inmates a 'PR nightmare'

    NASHVILLE - A Tennessee advisory panel tasked with deciding in what order residents should receive the COVID-19 vaccine acknowledged that prison inmates in the state were high-risk, but concluded that prioritizing them for inoculation could be a “public relations nightmare.”
  • Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting

    PLAINS OF UR, Iraq - Pope Francis and Iraq's top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf.
  • Biden getting 1st shot at making mark on federal judiciary

    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden has two seats to fill on the influential appeals court in the nation's capital that regularly feeds judges to the Supreme Court.
  • Egypt's president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

    CAIRO - Egypt’s president visited Sudan on Saturday, his first visit to the country since a popular uprising led to the military’s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
  • Fighting Biden virus aid, GOP rekindles Obama-era strategy

    WASHINGTON - Republicans have one goal for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package: erode public support for the rescue plan by portraying it as too big, too bloated and too much wasteful public spending for a pandemic that’s almost over.
  • Speedy variants power virus surge sweeping Europe

    MILAN - The virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive.

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