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Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

WASHINGTON — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan.
Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at centre stage

Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at centre stage

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. In truth, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away.
Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits frazzled census

Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits frazzled census

Battered by criticism that the 2020 census was dangerously politicized by the Trump administration, the U.S.
Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

MEXICO CITY — Mexico posted new one-day highs for the pandemic Thursday, with 22,339 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 1,803 deaths from COVID-19 recorded for the previous 24 hours. The recent surge in cases has swamped hospitals.
Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

Public health experts Thursday blamed 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 over.
Biden halts oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

Biden halts oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration announced Thursday a 60-day suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S.
Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

GENEVA — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support
McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial to February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case.
Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

NEW YORK — A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business.
Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty with Russia

Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty with Russia

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has proposed to Russia a five-year extension of a nuclear arms treaty that is otherwise set to expire in February, the White House said Thursday.