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  • SUV in crash where 13 died came through hole in border fence

    HOLTVILLE, Calif. - The 13 people killed in one of the deadliest highway crashes involving migrants sneaking into the U.S. had entered California through a section of border fence with Mexico that was cut away, apparently by smugglers, immigration officials said Wednesday.
  • Editorial Roundup: US

    Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:
  • Water crisis continues in Mississippi, weeks after cold snap

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi’s largest city is still struggling with water problems more than two weeks after winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the system in Jackson, knocking out water for drinking and making it impossible for many to even flush their toilets.
  • With Biden's backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

    WASHINGTON - Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats are hustling to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, confident they can avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting a debate they say hurt them during last fall's election.
  • Study: Chinook salmon are key to Northwest orcas all year

    SEATTLE - For more than a decade, Brad Hanson and other researchers have tailed the Pacific Northwest's endangered killer whales in a hard-sided inflatable boat, leaning over the edge with a standard pool skimmer to collect clues to their diet: bits of orca poop floating on the water, or fish scales sparkling just below the surface.
  • Press groups call on Nicaragua to stop harassing media

    MEXICO CITY - The Committee to Protect Journalists and three other press freedom groups called on the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Wednesday to stop harassing and targeting media outlets. The call came on Nicaragua’s Journalists Day.
  • States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

    Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, Americans 50 and over and others as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools.
  • It's back to school for Jill Biden and new education chief

    MERIDEN, Conn. - Jill Biden, the teacher in the White House, along with new Education Secretary Miguel Cardona went back to school Wednesday in a public push to show districts that have yet to transition back to in-person learning that it can be done safely during the pandemic.
  • AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EST

    Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office
  • Texas schools, stores divided on masks as mandate ends

    DALLAS - Now that Texas' mask mandate is ending, florist Lucy Alanis is reconsidering a rare treat she allowed herself in Dallas during the coronavirus pandemic: the occasional meal at a restaurant.

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