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  • California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California on Friday lifted some coronavirus restrictions on outdoor sports and entertainment venues, clearing the way for fans to attend games on Major League Baseball's opening day and for theme parks like Disneyland to reopen for the first time in more than a year.
  • 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.
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    Senate resumes work on virus bill after jobless benefit deal
  • 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: to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • '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.

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