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Health Experts Blame Rapid Expansion for Vaccine Shortages

(AP) - Public health experts are blaming COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and…

Powerball Jackpot Winner Worth $731.1m Sold in Maryland

LONACONING, Md. (AP) — The jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in an old coal-mining town in a remote corner of Maryland. Jobs are few in Lonaconing, the hometown of baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Grove. The Maryland…

US Jobless Claims Decline to a Still-High 900,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to ongoing job cuts in a raging pandemic. The Labor Department’s report underscored that President Joe Biden…

On Day One, Biden Targets Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP)-On his first day in office, President Joe Biden is moving to dismantle Donald Trump's legacy by signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.…

The Latest: Harris Gives Sendoff to Pence on Capitol Steps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Kamala Harris has now taken on a role that would have typically been performed by the outgoing president. Harris and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, stood on the U.S. Capitol steps Wednesday to bid…

Klobuchar: Democracy Cannot Be Taken for Granted

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (AP) -- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar took center stage at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and used her introductory address to remind Americans that democracy cannot be taken for granted. Klobuchar says…

The Latest: Biden Sworn in as Nation’s 46th President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office just before noon Wednesday during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. The presidential oath was administered by U.S. Supreme Court…

The Latest: Harris Sworn in as 1st Female Vice President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris has been sworn in as the nation’s first female vice president. The former U.S. senator from California is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice…

Trump Pardons Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon, Dozens of Others

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a late flurry of clemency action benefiting nearly 150 people, including rap stars and former members of Congress. The pardons and commutations for 143…

The Latest: Biden, Harris Arrive at Capitol for Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president. Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in…

UPDATE: Bomb Threat Called Into Supreme Court

(CNN) - A Supreme Court public information officer tells CNN that a bomb threat was called into the court, but the building has not been evacuated. Initial reports stated the Supreme Court was evacuated, however, reports now state the building…

The Latest: Acting Attorney General Resigns as Biden Enters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will resign when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office. The Justice Department says Rosen’s resignation goes into effect at noon Wednesday. Rosen has run the department since former Attorney General William…

The Latest: 12 Army National Guard Removed From Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon officials say 12 Army National Guard members have been removed from securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after vetting by the FBI, including two who posted and texted extremist views about Wednesday’s event. There was no specific…

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