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US budget deficit up 25.1% in first 2 months of budget year

US budget deficit up 25.1% in first 2 months of budget year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's deficit in the first two months of the budget year ran 25.1% higher than the same period a year ago as spending to deal with the COVID pandemic soared while tax revenues fell.

US budget deficit up 25.1% in first 2 months of budget year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's deficit in the first two months of the budget year ran 25.1% higher than the same period a year ago as spending to deal with the COVID pandemic soared while tax revenues fell.

Military: Wisconsin fighter pilot died in Michigan crash

STEUBEN, Mich. — A Wisconsin-based fighter pilot died after a plane crashed in a national forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during a training mission, military officials said Thursday.
Israel, Morocco to normalize ties; US shifts W Sahara policy

Israel, Morocco to normalize ties; US shifts W Sahara policy

WASHINGTON — Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations as President Donald Trump, in his final weeks in office, announced the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months on Thursday.
Airbnb shares more than double in price in long-awaited IPO

Airbnb shares more than double in price in long-awaited IPO

Airbnb proved its resilience in a year that has upended global travel. Now it needs to prove to investors that it sees more growth ahead. The San Francisco-based home sharing company made a triumphant debut on the public market Thursday.
CBS White House reporter Weijia Jiang is writing a memoir

CBS White House reporter Weijia Jiang is writing a memoir

NEW YORK — CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang is working on a memoir about her experiences as a Chinese American.
The Who concert memorial fundraiser plays on, virtually

The Who concert memorial fundraiser plays on, virtually

CINCINNATI — For years, alumni of a Cincinnati-area high school have gathered to raise scholarship money in memory of three classmates killed in a crush of people at a 1979 concert by The Who.
Q&A: Christopher Nolan on ‘Tenet’ home release

Q&A: Christopher Nolan on ‘Tenet’ home release

Christopher Nolan movies almost demand another look and “ Tenet ” is no exception.
Lebanese judge charges caretaker PM in August port explosion

Lebanese judge charges caretaker PM in August port explosion

BEIRUT — The Lebanese prosecutor probing last summer’s port explosion in Beirut filed charges on Thursday against the caretaker prime minister and three former ministers, accusing them of negligence that led to the death of hundreds of people, Lebano
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime

Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime

And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Oh, wait. This was 2020. The year everything stopped cold. Well, not really.