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Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal as "not worth looking at," attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country's main nuclear enrichment site.

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press April 14, 2021
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Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82.

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and TOM HAYS Associated Press April 14, 2021
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A prosecutor said Wednesday that he charged a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.

By SCOTT BAUER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press April 14, 2021
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Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor's office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials said Tuesday in the latest reversal in an ongoing legal battle over the medication.

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer April 13, 2021
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A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said.

By TRAVIS LOLLER and ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press April 13, 2021
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Iran will begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a negotiator said Tuesday, pushing its program to higher levels than ever before though still remaining short of weapons-grade.

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press April 13, 2021
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A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights of protests and unrest.

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press April 13, 2021
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From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control.

April 12, 2021
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La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate.

By KRISTIN DEANE and DÁNICA COTO Associated Press April 12, 2021
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The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability.

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press April 12, 2021
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The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city's police chief said Monday.

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press April 12, 2021
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One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case.

By Associated Press April 11, 2021
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From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand.

By LISA MASCARO, BEN FOX and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press April 10, 2021
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Wall Street capped another week of gains with more milestones Friday, as strength in technology and health care stocks helped push the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to all-time highs.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, Associated Press April 9, 2021
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President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection.

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press April 9, 2021
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Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.

By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press April 9, 2021
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DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" and "Party Up (Up in Here)" and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and "What!" as an ad-lib, has died, according to a statement Friday from his family. He was 50.

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press April 9, 2021
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President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an "epidemic and an international embarrassment."

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, AAMER MADHANI and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press April 8, 2021
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Nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, and the disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.

By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press April 8, 2021
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George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck, a medical expert testified at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial Thursday, emphatically rejecting the defense theory that Floyd's drug use and underlying health problems were what killed him.

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press April 8, 2021
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British authorities recommended Wednesday that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not be given to adults younger than 30 where possible because of strengthening evidence that the shot may be linked to rare blood clots.

By Associated Press April 7, 2021
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Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay face-down with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin's murder trial.

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press April 7, 2021
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British authorities recommended Wednesday that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not be given to adults under 30 where possible because of strengthening evidence that the shot may be linked to rare blood clots.

By MARIA CHENG, DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press April 7, 2021
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Six former staffers at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center were arrested Wednesday in connection with the abuse of 11 children over the course of a decade, including one who continued working with children for nearly 20 years after he is accused of holding a boy down while colleagues raped him.

By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press April 7, 2021
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Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots.

By RUSS BYNUM and MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press April 6, 2021

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