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Afghan mother with her children arrive in the U.S.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States pressed on with the monumental airlift from Afghanistan on Friday amid tighter security measures and fears of more bloodshed, a day after the suicide attack at the Kabul airport that killed well over 100 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members. The U.S....
Josh Tidmore
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Healthy and in their 30s, Christina and Josh Tidmore figured they were low-risk for COVID-19. With conflicting viewpoints about whether to get vaccinated against the virus filling their social media feeds and social circles, they decided to wait. On July 20, Josh came home...
Shoppers lineup in Auckland at beginning of lockdown
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government took drastic action Tuesday by putting the entire nation into a strict lockdown for at least three days after finding a single case of coronavirus infection in the community. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern invoked some of the stirring rhetoric...
Flooding in Houston with two men paddling in the water
(AP) — Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity.” “It’s just guaranteed that it’s going to get worse...
Arden in Ifoga ceremony
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sat motionless Sunday as members of the Pacific Island community pulled a large fine mat over her head, completely covering her. Moments later they removed it and embraced her. It was part of a emotional ifoga ceremony at...
Dr. Kapono Chong-Hanssen administers COVID-19 vaccines
HONOLULU -- A few months into the pandemic, data showed Pacific Islanders suffered the highest infection rates in Hawaii. But what early numbers didn’t publicly show was which Pacific Islanders in the diverse identification category — which includes people with ethnic roots in Samoa, Micronesia and...
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Pfizer says it plans to meet with top U.S. health officials Monday to discuss the drugmaker’s request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser acknowledged that “it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that...
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The federal government filed a brief late Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing Congress has the authority to withhold Supplemental Security Income benefits from U.S. citizens depending on where they live even as President Joe Biden promised to extend those benefits...
Leland Stein, left, takes a photo with his mother Sondra Green
NEW YORK (AP) — When Leland Stein heads to his 93-year-old mother’s senior living facility for Mother’s Day today, he’ll have flowers in hand, a bottle of bubbly and a year’s worth of hugs. “I miss Leland’s visits very much,” said Sondra Green, a retired Vassar College drama professor who counts...
A couple dances at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House
NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — Guilty, Guilty, Guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn’t even realized she’d been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when white former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for killing...

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