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Technology companies led a broad sell-off in stocks Wednesday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average and handing the market its worst day in nearly three months.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE, KEN SWEET and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press January 27, 2021
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States are loosening their coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of improved infection and hospitalization numbers but are moving gradually and cautiously, in part because of the more contagious variant taking hold in the U.S.

By DAVID EGGERT and DON BABWIN Associated Press January 27, 2021
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Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in "The Last Picture Show" and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Blücher in "Young Frankenstein" and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," has died. She was 94.

By LYNN ELBER Associated Press January 27, 2021
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An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout so rife with confusion that even the new CDC director admitted she doesn’t know exactly how many shots are in the pipeline.

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press January 26, 2021
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Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, a surprising move hailed by beleaguered businesses but that prompted caution from local health officials concerned the public may let down its guard.

By By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press January 26, 2021
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Death stalks the corridors of Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where losing multiple patients in one day to COVID-19 has become the new normal.

January 25, 2021
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Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus.

By JONATHAN DREW and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press January 25, 2021
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President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military.

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press January 25, 2021
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Joe Biden’s ambitious opening bid, his $1.9 trillion American Rescue economic package, will test the new president’s relationship with Congress and force a crucial choice between his policy vision and a desire for bipartisan unity.

By JOSH BOAK and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press January 23, 2021
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Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer January 23, 2021
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Wall Street tapped the brakes on its recent record-setting rally Friday, Jan. 22, with a mixed finish for the major stock indexes, though the S&P 500 still ended the week with its third weekly gain in four.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers January 22, 2021
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There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though he stressed that the data is uncertain.

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press January 22, 2021
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President Joe Biden took executive action Friday to speed a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package.

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press January 22, 2021
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency.

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press January 22, 2021
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Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday. He was 86

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer January 22, 2021
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Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation's first Black secretary of defense.

By ROBERT BURNS and ANDREW TAYLOR AP January 22, 2021
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In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press January 21, 2021
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Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations.

By TOM MURPHY Associated Press January 21, 2021
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With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year.

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press January 21, 2021
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President Joe Biden unveiled a sweeping immigration reform bill Wednesday that would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, preserve DACA and end the ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries, among other changes.

By Ryan Knappenberger Cronkite News January 21, 2021
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Rare for an inaugural address, President Joe Biden issued a strong repudiation of white supremacy and domestic terrorism seen on the rise under Donald Trump.

By KAT STAFFORD and AARON MORRISON, Associated Press January 20, 2021
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President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press January 20, 2021
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Leaders across the globe welcomed the arrival of U.S. President Joe Biden and the end of the often confrontational presidency of Donald Trump, noting the world's most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach Trump ridiculed.

By LORNE COOK and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press January 20, 2021
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Normally quiet streets around U.S. state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work there on edge.

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press January 20, 2021
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U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on encouraging earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press January 20, 2021

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