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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Israeli military unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Monday, May 17, saying it destroyed 9 miles of militant tunnels and the homes of nine …

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WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, May…

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WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, May…

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MISSION, Kan. — Parents, schools and vaccine clinics rushed to begin inoculating younger adolescents Tuesday, May 11, after U.S. regulators endorsed Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as y…

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CHAMBLEE, Ga. — More than 1,000 gas stations in the Southeast reported running out of fuel, primarily because of what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers, as the shutdown of…

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses trying to find new workers as the country emerges from the pan…

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DALLAS — A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, May 11, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of f…

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration announced Monday, May 10, reversing a Trump-era policy that so…

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BOISE, Idaho — Authorities said they are trying to determine what prompted a young girl to open fire at a rural Idaho middle school, one of the few school shootings in which the suspect is female.

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Hoping to pick up the pace of vaccinations, state and federal health officials are ditching their population-based distribution game plans to get more doses where they are wanted and needed.

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NEW YORK — Just as President Joe Biden is pushing to raise taxes on companies to help pay for his infrastructure plan, a report from a Washington policy group is highlighting how many firms pa…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A coalition of faith leaders and activists on Monday, April 5, demanded the elimination of the Senate filibuster, wading into a crucial debate in Washington with a 50-50 Sen…

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NEW YORK — Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, ha…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A party-ending curfew imposed after fights, gunfire, property destruction and stampedes broke out among huge crowds of people in Miami Beach could extend through the en…

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MINNEAPOLIS — Jury selection entered its third week Monday, March 22, for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, with at least two more jurors needed ahead of ope…

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WASHINGTON — Even as the U.S. House passed legislation for the second time in two years, the Senate remains the question mark for federal efforts to shield gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgend…

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up speed and a third formula on the way, states eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings fr…

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DES MOINES, Iowa — As the Biden administration sets up shop, many policies initiated by its hard-right predecessor are being targeted for extinction. But agricultural groups and anti-hunger or…

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — NASA on Monday, Feb. 22, released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hur…

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LA GRANDE — The Union County Chamber of Commerce and La Grande Main Street have teamed up with local businesses to encourage safe shopping and provide opportunities for prizes as spring moves closer.

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CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legisla…

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AUSTIN, Texas — Winter weather that has overwhelmed power grids unprepared for climate change and left millions without electricity in record-breaking cold kept its grip on the nation’s midsec…

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SALEM — As Congress starts work on President Joe Biden’s proposals to extend pandemic unemployment benefits, the acting director of the Oregon Employment Department said straightforward extens…

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With January’s ceremonial start of the year out of the way, both Congress and the Oregon Legislature have moved on to sometimes turbulent issues, including disciplinary action against their ow…

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told House Democrats on Wednesday he’s “not married” to an absolute number on his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan but Congress needs to “act fast” on relief fo…

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WARSAW, Poland — A Jewish prayer for the souls of the people murdered in the Holocaust echoed Wednesday, Jan. 27, over where the Warsaw ghetto stood during World War II as a world paused by th…

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said there’s reason to be concerned about the impact of some coronavirus mutations on vaccines, but scientists have plenty of options for adjustments to maintain…

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HOUSTON — A federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 26, barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden.

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