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Trump gives permit to ranchers whose case led to occupation

Trump gives permit to ranchers whose case led to occupation

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in the final days of the Trump administration issued a grazing permit to Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment sparked the 2016 armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge by right-wing extremists.
5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

PUNE, India — At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said.
'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted construction of the border wall that threatened to physically separate Indigenous people living on both sides.
US military moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

US military moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — After an unexplained delay, the Pentagon announced plans Thursday to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the U.S.
Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

WASHINGTON — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan.
Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at centre stage

Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at centre stage

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. In truth, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away.
Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits frazzled census

Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits frazzled census

Battered by criticism that the 2020 census was dangerously politicized by the Trump administration, the U.S.
Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

MEXICO CITY — Mexico posted new one-day highs for the pandemic Thursday, with 22,339 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 1,803 deaths from COVID-19 recorded for the previous 24 hours. The recent surge in cases has swamped hospitals.
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.
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