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Under the new law, ballots in California must go out at least 29 days before the election.

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press September 28, 2021
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In remarks before the National Association for Business Economists, Yellen called on Congress to support the Biden administration's $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” initiative that would expand the social safety net and attack climate change.

By Associated Press September 28, 2021
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It's a consequential week for President Joe Biden's agenda, as Democratic leaders trim back his $3.5 trillion tax and spending package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown.

By HOPE YEN and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press September 27, 2021
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Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized over the weekend.

By AMY BETH HANSON, MARTHA BELLISLE and ANITA SNOW, Associated Press September 27, 2021
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President Joe Biden says that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a “stalemate" in Congress as he made the case for his expansive effort to recast the nation's tax and spending programs and make what he sees as sweeping, overdue investments.

By Associated Press September 25, 2021
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In today’s world, few conflicts stay local.

By Associated Press September 25, 2021
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President Joe Biden said Friday that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a “stalemate" in Congress as he made the case for his expansive effort to recast the nation's tax and spending programs and make what he sees as sweeping, overdue investments.

By LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press September 24, 2021
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The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans – despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the pandemic.

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writers September 23, 2021
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Rev. Marshall Blalock feels the weight of his new responsibility.

By Associated Press September 23, 2021
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Speaking in personal terms, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said extensive news media coverage of the disappearance and death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito while on a cross-country trip should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or murdered in the United States.

By Associated Press September 23, 2021
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push to expand a U.S. compensation program for people who were exposed to radiation following uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press September 23, 2021
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The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily.

By Associated Press September 23, 2021
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Congressman Paul Gosar has introduced legislation that would require the leadership of the House of Representatives to wear body cameras and share the footage with the public.

By TODAY’S News-Herald September 21, 2021
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Photos and video of a Border Patrol agent on horseback using his long leather reins to lash at Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border prompted expressions of outrage Tuesday from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who sought to explain away the action a day earlier during a visit to South Texas.

By ALEXAN DRA JAFFE and BEN FOX, Associated Press September 21, 2021
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The disappearance and almost-certain death of Gabby Petito and the police hunt for her boyfriend have generated a whirlwind online, with a multitude of armchair detectives and others sharing tips, possible sightings and theories by way of TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press September 21, 2021
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President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.

By JOSH BOAK and AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press September 21, 2021
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COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer September 20, 2021
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Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe.

By Associated Press September 18, 2021
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Boston's famous Skinny House has sold for a nice fat price.

By Associated Press September 17, 2021
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Allies of Donald Trump are mounting a Saturday rally at the U.S. Capitol, aimed at supporting what they call the “political prisoners” of the Jan. 6 riot - about 60 people held behind bars of the more than 600 charged in the deadly riot.

By COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press September 17, 2021
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SpaceX’s first private flight streaked into orbit Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism.

By Associated Press September 16, 2021
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Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic bishops must minister to politicians who back abortion with “compassion and tenderness,” not condemnation, and warned that they shouldn’t let politics enter into questions about receiving Communion.

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press September 16, 2021
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Pope Francis said Wednesday he didn’t understand why people refuse to take COVID-19 vaccines, saying “humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines” and that serene discussion about the shots was necessary to help them.

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press September 16, 2021
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Fearful of Donald Trump's actions in his final weeks as president, the United States' top military officer twice called his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the two nations would not suddenly go to war, a senior defense official said after the conversations were described in excerpts from a forthcoming book.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press September 15, 2021
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Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively defeated efforts to kick him out of office, a win the Democrat cast as an endorsement of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his party's liberal values.

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press September 15, 2021

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