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Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over.
Biden halts oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

Biden halts oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration announced Thursday a 60-day suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S.
Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

GENEVA — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support
Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

NEW YORK — A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business.
Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty with Russia

Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty with Russia

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has proposed to Russia a five-year extension of a nuclear arms treaty that is otherwise set to expire in February, the White House said Thursday.
World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

BERLIN — World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned over the past four years.
CNN, MSNBC viewers flip for Biden; Fox audience slumps

CNN, MSNBC viewers flip for Biden; Fox audience slumps

NEW YORK — Nothing illustrates the political passions of a television network's audience quite like ratings for a presidential inaugural. The 6.

Alice Hoagland, gay-rugby godmother and 9-11 activist, dies

Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as one of the heroes of Flight 93, has died. She was 71.
EU leaders call on Russia to release Navalny

EU leaders call on Russia to release Navalny

BRUSSELS — The European Union used a video summit of its 27 leaders Thursday to call on Russia to immediately release opposition leader Alexei Navalny and make sure that his rights are fully respected.
Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled Congress easily passed legislation Thursday required to confirm retired Gen.