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California Closes in on 3 Million Coronavirus Cases

LOS ANGELES — California is closing in on 3 million coronavirus cases as the state tries to smooth the rocky rollout of vaccines during a continuing spike in COVID-19 deaths. The state reported 432 deaths on Sunday, a day after recording the second-highest ...

Biden Aims for Unifying Speech at Daunting Moment for US

President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fea...

Abbas Decrees First Palestinian Elections in 15 Years

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday decreed parliamentary and presidential elections for later this year in what would be the first vote of its kind since 2006, when the Islamic militant group Hamas won a landslide victory. ...

Stocks Fall as Economy’s Pain Deepens, Head for Weekly Loss

NEW YORK — Stocks are pulling lower on Friday after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. The S&P 500 was down 0.5% in afternoon trading, with stocks of companies that mos...
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