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European Central Bank stimulus on track as economy struggles

European Central Bank stimulus on track as economy struggles

FRANKFURT — With more than a trillion euros in stimulus still in the pipeline to the economy, the European Central Bank left its key bond-purchase program unchanged Thursday as the 19-country eurozone endures a winter economic slowdown due to the pan
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.
University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

BALTIMORE — The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job -- on Twitter.
US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual showing from the country's builders in 15 years. The better-than-expected December gain followed an increase of 9.
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.
World hopes for renewed co-operation with US under Biden

World hopes for renewed co-operation with US under Biden

MEXICO CITY — World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S.
Military helicopter crash kills 3 in training exercise in NY

Military helicopter crash kills 3 in training exercise in NY

MENDON, N.Y. — Three National Guard members on a training flight were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a farmer's field in western New York. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m.
Biden inaugural: Abrupt pivot to civility in post-Trump era

Biden inaugural: Abrupt pivot to civility in post-Trump era

Washington couldn’t turn the page quickly enough from Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.
Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as US VP

Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India — With chants of “Long live Kamala Harris,” fireworks and prayers, residents of a tiny Indian village celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice-president .
Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming

Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden returned the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts Wednesday and immediately launched a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans dri