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  • US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

    The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
  • NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks.
  • Republican election bill pushed ahead over Dems' objections

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans on a legislative committee Tuesday pushed out a multifaceted proposal to revamp Pennsylvania election law, a bill that backers said would make needed improvements and standardize procedures.
  • Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud that even his former attorney general declared without evidence, newly released emails show.
  • Police: 4 dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Chicago's South Side

    CHICAGO (AP) — An argument in a house on Chicago's South Side erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, leaving four women dead and four other people injured, police said.
  • Poll finds dramatic rise in Palestinian support for Hamas

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll released Tuesday finds a dramatic surge in Palestinian support for Hamas following last month's Gaza war, with around three quarters viewing the Islamic militants as victors in a battle against Israel to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites.
  • Slovakia court tosses acquittals in reporter's slaying

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An appeals court in Slovakia has dismissed a lower court's acquittal of a businessman accused of masterminding the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancée.
  • Ballot drop box investigation for 2020 begins in Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state's most populous county during last year's election.
  • On Florida's horizon: dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast.
  • Israel braces for unrest from right-wing Jerusalem march

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists gathered Tuesday near Jerusalem's Old City ahead of a contentious march that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

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