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In the run-up to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Maj. Gen. William J. Walker said he was prohibited from taking urgent action without higher level sign-off.
Tai Nguyen, right, works on his laptop as instructor Chaya Baras, left, helps Kenny Scottborough navigate an online lesson at West Brooklyn Community High School in New York. (AP)
Some indoor athletics, however, have led to infections and should be curtailed if schools want to operate safely, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded in newly published papers.
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The president has ordered a potentially consequential “review” of whether the Taliban are keeping up their end of a February 2020 agreement calling for a U.S. and NATO withdrawal by May.
Patti Herring sobs as she sorts through the remains of her home Tuesday. (AP)
Fultondale, Ala., Mayor Larry Holcomb told reporters that the tornado cut a path nearly a quarter-mile wide, severely damaging a high school and multiple businesses in a period of about 30 minutes. 
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Soldiers and civilians line up to vote at a school in Conakry, Guinea's capital, in October 2020. (AP)
“Some countries even acquired up to four times what their population needs,” South African President Cyril Ramaphosa alleged.
Now the pandemic is surging, the city is shuttering and an ambitious vaccine campaign is struggling to keep up.
The moves come as two manufacturers said they would have to delay deliveries of the vaccine.
The farmers have spent two months camped out on the borders of the city to oppose new agricultural laws that they consider a threat to their livelihoods.
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Democrat Ted Wheeler told police that he feared the maskless man could infect him with the coronavirus, adding that he was also concerned for his personal safety.
Weapon seizures were down, but the rate of seizures was historic, the Transportation Security Administration said.
Maryland will set up new coronavirus vaccination sites and send shots to Safeway and Rite Aid stores, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said.
President Biden stopped at Call Your Mother in Georgetown on Sunday. (James Culcasi)
With a bagel order, the president signals he’ll use his office to help businesses.
Now in control of the White House and Congress, they have a very different approach than former president Donald Trump.
The fierce Trump ally has doubled down on baseless claims of election fraud despite the costs to his business.
Workers move boxes at an Amazon warehouse. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Workers at Amazon warehouses, as well as staff at tech giants’ headquarters, are pressing for union representation to improve safety and wages, and to have a say in the types of products and services their employers offer.
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We have been fact-checking the job estimates for the Keystone XL pipeline for nearly a decade. Politicians keep getting them wrong.
This offseason could feature some of the most complex, dramatic quarterback maneuvering in NFL history. It will involve trades and, in some cases, trying to fit players under a salary cap that could go down significantly next season.
The Cowboys have appealed their ban,  and a resolution isn’t expected before the men’s basketball tourney starts.  
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For once, the Nationals’ bullpen help arrived before the season, and now confidence can replace doubt.
Assigning quarterbacks individual wins and losses in a team sport is a fool’s errand. Instead, Stafford should be considered an above-average quarterback who could have a positive impact on his next team.
“It was literally just a spur of the moment thing,” said Bryan Jackson about the hot sauce challenge. It was just weird enough to catch on.
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A surprise sighting in November of radio-collared red wolf Number 8, whose whereabouts were unknown for a year because her collar stopped working, helped biologists locate her to give her a new orange collar. (Ann Cameron Siegal)
Recent sightings means U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can keep track of 8 out of 20 that remain.
Confused spouse is hurt and wants to know why he didn’t trust her enough to confide.
Woman is having a hard time working, exercising and connecting with partner and friends.
Reader gets the brunt of customers’ frustrations as rules change.