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Federal judge in Iowa ridicules Trump's pardons

Federal judge in Iowa ridicules Trump's pardons

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A federal judge in Iowa who has warned against political corruption is ridiculing President Donald Trump’s pardons, including those issued to convicted Republican campaign operatives and former members of Congress.
Statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln is removed in Boston

Statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln is removed in Boston

A statue of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave appearing to kneel at his feet — optics that drew objections amid a national reckoning with racial injustice — has been removed from its perch in downtown Boston.
French designer Pierre Cardin, licensing pioneer, dies at 98

French designer Pierre Cardin, licensing pioneer, dies at 98

PARIS — French fashion designer Pierre Cardin possessed a wildly inventive artistic sensibility tempered by a stiff dose of business sense.
Asia Today: US begins vaccinating its troops in South Korea

Asia Today: US begins vaccinating its troops in South Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The United States has started vaccinating its troops based in South Korea, as its Asian ally reported its highest daily COVID-19 fatalities amid surging cases in the country.
Shanghai police say suspect detained in games tycoon's death

Shanghai police say suspect detained in games tycoon's death

BEIJING — Police in Shanghai say they have detained a suspect in the death by possible poisoning of the billionaire founder of a Chinese video game company that makes films based on the popular science fiction novel “The Three-Body Problem.
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers

'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers

NEW YORK — One of television's hottest shows is also among its oldest. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut.
Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive elusive

Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive elusive

NASHVILLE — In the days before he detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, Anthony Quinn Warner changed his life in ways that suggest he never intended to survive the blast that killed him and wounded three other people.
Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition

Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition

WILMINGTON, Del.
Marc Basnight, longest serving NC Senate leader, dies at 73

Marc Basnight, longest serving NC Senate leader, dies at 73

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former state Sen. Marc Basnight, a Democrat from North Carolina's barrier islands who became one of North Carolina’s most powerful contemporary political leaders while serving a record 18 years as Senate leader, died Monday.
House approves Trump's $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

House approves Trump's $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is highly uncertain.