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  • 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.
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    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.
  • NTSB: Plane began a turn, descent before fatal Alaska crash

    JUNEAU, Alaska - A plane that crashed in Alaska's Wrangell-St Elias National Park last month, killing two people, began a gradual right turn and a descent shortly before the accident, a preliminary report released Wednesday says.
  • DeWine faces choppy political waters 1 year into pandemic

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - At the beginning of 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was working on plans to battle algae blooms in Lake Erie, crack down on distracted driving, and figure out a way to save an Ohio minor league baseball team.
  • 6 killed in Oklahoma house fire, including children

    WOODWARD, Okla. - A fire tore through an Oklahoma home early Wednesday, killing six people, including several children, officials said.

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