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An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businesses.

By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press September 24, 2021
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The U.S. launched a campaign to offer boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to millions of Americans on Friday even as federal health officials stressed the real problem remains getting first shots to the unvaccinated.

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writers September 24, 2021
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No migrants remained Friday at the Texas border encampment where almost 15,000 people — most of them Haitians — had converged just days earlier seeking asylum, local and federal officials said.

By MARÍA VERZA and JUAN LOZANO, Associated Press September 24, 2021
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A gunman attacked a grocery store in an upscale Tennessee suburb on Thursday afternoon, killing one person and wounding 12 others before the suspect was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store, authorities said.

By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press September 23, 2021
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For the final leg of his journey from Chile to the United States, Haitian migrant Fabricio Jean followed detailed instructions sent to him via WhatsApp from his brother in New Jersey who had recently taken the route to the Texas border.

September 23, 2021
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A former Louisiana State Police trooper has been charged with a civil rights violation for pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into troopers' beatings of at least three Black men.

By JAKE BLEIBERG and JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press September 23, 2021
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The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a “framework" of options to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday, but they offered no details and the significance was unclear.

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press September 23, 2021
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A camp where almost 15,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by security forces as a helicopter thundered overhead.

By MARÍA VERZA and JUAN LOZANO, Associated Press September 23, 2021
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The most significant rift in decades between the United States and France seemed on the mend Wednesday after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden got on the phone Wednesday to smooth things over.

September 22, 2021
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FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk
Arizona reports 2,106 additional cases, 74 deaths

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots.

By MATTHEW PERRONE, LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press September 22, 2021
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Stocks were broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy later this year.

By By DAMIAN J. TROISE, ALEX VEIGA and STAN CHOE Associated Press September 22, 2021
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An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention convened on Wednesday to debate which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots and when — a question that has proved more contentious than the Biden administration apparently expected.

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press September 22, 2021
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One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's "now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online learning.

By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press September 22, 2021
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Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose.

By Associated Press September 21, 2021
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Photos and video of a Border Patrol agent on horseback using his long leather reins to lash at Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border prompted expressions of outrage Tuesday from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who sought to explain away the action a day earlier during a visit to South Texas.

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and BEN FOX, Associated Press September 21, 2021
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau secured victory in parliamentary elections but failed to get the majority he wanted, an outcome that threatened his Conservative rival with loss of his job after moving his party to the center and alienating its base.

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press September 21, 2021
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President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country.

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer September 21, 2021
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ore than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and using horse patrols to stop them from entering the town.

By JUAN A. LOZANO, ERIC GAY, ELLIOT SPAGAT and EVENS SANON, Associated Press September 20, 2021
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Police on Monday swarmed the home of a young man wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park.

By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press September 20, 2021
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President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions to the U.S. beginning in November, allowing foreigners into the country if they have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test, the White House said Monday.

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press September 20, 2021
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Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer September 20, 2021
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Netflix’s “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” combined with Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” to sweep top series honors at the Sunday’s Emmy Awards, a first for streaming services that cemented their rise to prominence in the television industry.

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer September 19, 2021
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Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.

By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press September 18, 2021
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After humble beginnings as a pushcart operation in an Oregon town and growing into a company with hundreds of drive-thru coffee shops, Dutch Bros Coffee launched an initial public offering Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press September 18, 2021
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Most Americans don’t believe their personal information is secure online and aren’t satisfied with the federal government’s efforts to protect it, according to a poll.

By MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology Writer September 18, 2021

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