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Covid-19 live updates: United States surpasses 600,000 coronavirus deaths

The nationwide death rate has dropped sharply since vaccinations became widely available.

Pittsburgh poised for history-making election of its first Black mayor this fall

Ed Gainey, who grew up in a subsidized high-rise that politicians rarely visited, wants Pittsburgh to become ‘a city for all.’
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Utah prosecutor told door-knocking candidate to ‘die and go to hell.’ He blamed a disturbed nap.

Steven Wuthrich with the Utah attorney general’s office said in the email that he hated Mano, along with the council member’s family, campaign team and supporters.

Paul Gosar demands name of Capitol officer who killed rioter Ashli Babbitt, saying she was ‘executed’

Rep. Paul Gosar said on Tuesday that Ashli Babbitt was 'executed' by a Capitol police officer who was 'lying in wait,' before voting against awarding Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who responded on Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

An officer shot a 16-year-old eight times in an idling car. Now he’s charged with murder.

Honolulu prosecutors announced charges against the three offices in the shooting that resulted in the death of the 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap.

A teen buys repossessed storage units at auction, then gives the contents back to the original owners

The moment Shane Jones saw the personal items inside a storage unit he won, he realized he shouldn’t keep them.
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A key witness was scared to testify in a murder trial. Days later, his tavern burned down and he vanished.

Tim Castilleja, a tavern owner on the Yakima Indian Reservation in Washington state, told jurors he was afraid to testify in a murder trial days before his bar burned down and he vanished.

California officially reopens its economy, New York celebrates with fireworks

California, New York and other states are lifting most of their pandemic restrictions, as governors cautiously celebrate reopening.

Justice Dept. reverses course, will assist prosecution in Park Police killing of Bijan Ghaisar

After the Trump administration's Justice Department refused to help local prosecutors in the Ghaisar shooting, new Attorney General Merrick Garland changed that decision

Biden had grins, hugs and ‘love’ for allies. But will not offer a morsel of bread to Putin.

There’s diplomacy in the details, in the aesthetic story. And in the empty spaces.

Asked to adjust his mask, a customer killed a cashier and started a shootout, police say

The cashier, 41-year-old Laquitta Willis, was described as a kind and loving person who did nothing to provoke the deadly attack.

Five officers fired over a man’s hanging death in custody, which some mocked in a meme

Officers with the Savannah Police Department were fired for either not using their body cameras or mocking the death of a 60-year-old man who died by hanging in an interview room.

Ex-lawmaker insisted her sister-in-law was murdered in burned trailer. Now she’s been killed at the same site.

Ashley Henley, a former Mississippi state legislator, was found dead Sunday outside a charred mobile home where her sister-in-law had died months earlier — a case that Henley insisted was murder.

A dog went missing after a car crash. He was found on an Idaho farm herding sheep.

“He saw all those sheep and just wanted to go to work,” said Linda Oswald, who was frantically looking for her dog after the car crash.
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