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Saks Fifth Avenue will phase out sales of animal-fur products, joining other retailers such as Macy's that are responding to growing anti-fur sentiment among shoppers.
April 7, 2021
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Investigators say that they believe Woods mistakenly hit the accelerator rather than the brake as he was negotiating a curve in February in the Los Angeles area.
April 7, 2021
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Researchers are reporting some progress in their search for drugs that tamp down the overwhelming immune reaction that can kill a patient with COVID-19.
April 7, 2021
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At the center of Tuesday's election was a rare-earth mining project that has seen those favoring greater development square off against others who want more environmental safeguards.
April 7, 2021
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Nekima Levy Armstrong, a civil rights attorney and activist, says it's "amazing" the Minneapolis police chief and others testified against Chauvin. But she's unsure if the trial will bring reforms.
April 7, 2021
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The European Medicines Agency said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a possible but rare side effect of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, stressing the shot's benefits outweigh the risks.
April 7, 2021
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With less than two-thirds the population of the U.S., Brazil logged nearly 4,200 deaths on Tuesday amid reports that hospital ICUs are being overwhelmed by the surge in coronavirus cases.
April 7, 2021
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In May, NOAA will release its once-a-decade update for the 30-year weather averages that local meteorologists use. In many places, it will mean far fewer days that are "above normal."
April 7, 2021
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India has recorded its biggest jump in new coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. Authorities are trying to balance curbs on movement with voting in state elections.
April 7, 2021
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Judges in Texas are being told it's not their job to enforce a CDC order aimed at stopping evictions. Housing groups fear that a wave of unnecessary evictions will leave thousands homeless.
April 7, 2021
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Part of President Biden's infrastructure plan aims to promote racial equity. Professor Deborah Archer says highway planners in the mid-20th century sometimes purposefully destroyed Black communities.
April 7, 2021
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Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is headed to Denver in protest of Georgia's new voting law, including changes to who can vote by mail. Georgia's governor called the move "hypocritical."
April 7, 2021
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All elementary and secondary school students in Toronto will return to remote learning Wednesday and will remain home until at least April 18.
April 7, 2021
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"My own personal view that this is too extreme, it was too broad and did not grandfather in those young people who are currently under hormone treatment," he said, before apologizing.
April 7, 2021
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Every unit is holding a "stand down" to talk about extremism in the ranks. But the armed forces are still grappling with fundamental questions of how to define, identify and best deal with it.
April 7, 2021

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