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A generation of Cuban revolutionaries who seized power six decades ago is set to exit the stage, with Raúl Castro saying he will step down as head of the Cuban Communist Party.
April 16, 2021
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced new sanctions Friday. The U.S. imposed its new sanctions on Russia on Thursday in response to the SolarWinds cyberattack and interference in elections.
April 16, 2021
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No vaccine is 100% effective. Though so-called "breakthrough" COVID cases are rare, the virus is circulating widely. What's a vaccinated person to do? And ... not do?
April 16, 2021
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A class-action settlement will award 277 ticket holders more than $7,000 each, pending a judge's approval in May. The final sum could be reduced depending on ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.
April 16, 2021
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Jon Schaffer pleaded guilty to two charges — obstructing an official proceeding and entering restricted grounds with a dangerous weapon. He has agreed to cooperate fully with investigators.
April 16, 2021
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Those who don't immediately stop for police are committing "contempt of cop. And bad officers will make you pay for that," law professor Paul Butler argues.
April 16, 2021
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With a more contagious variant now dominant in the U.S., the country's genomic surveillance capacity is getting a major boost.
April 16, 2021
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Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly is writing a book about the botched raid, during which he shot into Taylor's apartment after being wounded. Post Hill Press says it will move forward with its plans to publish.
April 16, 2021
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Russian hackers exploited gaps in U.S. defenses and spent months in government and corporate networks in one of the most effective cyber-espionage campaigns of all time. This is how they did it.
April 16, 2021
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The hope was that if people weren't out drinking, they wouldn't be spreading the coronavirus. There were unforeseen benefits to the ban, which ended last month — and negative impacts as well.
April 16, 2021
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Enticed by what young adults had to share about the pandemic, historian Alexandra Zapruder set out to document history through an online gallery called Dispatches from Quarantine.
April 16, 2021
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Drugs that can help keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital are playing only a small role in Michigan, where the pandemic is accelerating. Logistical challenges are to blame.
April 16, 2021
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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a FedEx warehouse facility shortly after 11 p.m. following reports of gunshots. Multiple victims were sent to nearby hospitals.
April 16, 2021
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The Supreme Court has approved an inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro's pandemic response. Doctors Without Borders says the country's approach has led to a "near collapse of Brazil's health system."
April 16, 2021
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Members of the two parties are split on how transgender students should participate in sports, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. But opposition to legislating the issue is roughly uniform.
April 16, 2021

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