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The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown.

By RAF CASERT, Associated Press November 26, 2021
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Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was chased and fatally shot while running through their neighborhood in an attack that became part of the larger national reckoning on racial injustice.

By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press November 24, 2021
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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year's coronavirus recession.

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics November 24, 2021
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LBJ tried jawboning. Richard Nixon issued a presidential edict.

By Associated Press November 24, 2021
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Ahead of Christmas, a towering wooden screen – once blackened with soot from millions of worshippers’ candles – is being restored to its gilded glory in the Church of the Nativity, built at the site where many believe Jesus was born.

By Associated Press November 24, 2021
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NASA launched a spacecraft Tuesday night on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test whether it would be possible to knock a speeding space rock off course if one were to threaten Earth.

By JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press November 24, 2021
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President Joe Biden on Friday pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys, saying that the white male birds were selected based on their “temperament, appearance and, I suspect, vaccination status.”

By Associated Press November 23, 2021
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the nation's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom.

By JOSH BOAK and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press November 23, 2021
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Investigators are looking into whether the SUV driver who plowed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40, was fleeing a crime, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

By SCOTT BAUER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press November 22, 2021
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U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton’s (D-Phoenix) bill to extend coverage to “downwinders” in lower Mohave County was advanced yesterday by the House Judiciary Committee with a bipartisan vote.

November 20, 2021
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Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S.

By MICHAEL TARM, SCOTT BAUER and AMY FORLITI, Associated Press November 19, 2021
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U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday declared “squaw” to be a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove the term from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names.

By Associated Press November 19, 2021
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Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and pushed their expansive social and environment bill through a sharply divided House on Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party moved closer to capitalizing on their control of government by funneling its resources toward their top domestic priorities.

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press November 19, 2021
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The jury at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial deliberated for a third full day without reaching a verdict Thursday, while the judge banned MSNBC from the courthouse after a freelancer for the network was accused of following the jurors in their bus.

By Associated Press November 18, 2021
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U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a long-anticipated document on Communion on Wednesday that stops short of calling for withholding the sacrament from politicians such as President Joe Biden who support abortion rights but offers plenty of tacit justification for individual bishops to do so.

By PETER SMITH, Associated Press November 18, 2021
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Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize its experimental pill for COVID-19, setting the stage for a likely launch this winter of a promising treatment that can be taken at home.

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer November 17, 2021
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An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply.

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer November 17, 2021
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The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword.

By KEVIN FREKING and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press November 17, 2021
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Fighting sagging poll ratings, President Joe Biden set out Tuesday on a national tour to persuade everyday Americans of the benefits of his big, just-signed infrastructure plan.

By COLLEEN LONG, HOLLY RAMER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press November 16, 2021
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China on Tuesday welcomed a virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden as raising hopes for better relations, while the U.S. was more muted on the talks as the world's two biggest powers sought to ratchet down more than a year of tensions.

By KEN MORITSUGU and AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press November 16, 2021
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Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, surrendered to federal authorities on Monday to face contempt charges after defying a subpoena from a House committee investigating January’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press November 15, 2021
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It’s a hidden crisis that has existed for years inside one of the most well-funded institutions on the planet and has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic.

By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press November 15, 2021
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The kids care about the future of mining. But they also care about Native American rights.

By AARON DORMAN, Casa Grande Dispatch November 15, 2021
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Almost 200 nations accepted a compromise deal Saturday aimed at keeping a key global warming target alive, but it contained a last-minute change that watered down crucial language about coal.

By SETH BORENSTEIN and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press November 13, 2021
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President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening as the two sides look to dial back tensions after a rough start to the U.S.-China relationship since Biden took office earlier this year.

By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press November 12, 2021

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