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Posted 8:09 AM 6/14/2021 by By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer
Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for (More)
Posted 1:35 PM 6/13/2021 by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press / Report for America
School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.
As they await the arrival next fall of students who sat out the current (More)
Posted 4:10 PM 6/12/2021 by BEN FOX Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a Biden administration plan announced Friday.
President Joe Biden suspended (More)
Posted 2:40 PM 6/11/2021 by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will scrutinize a wave of new laws in Republican-controlled states that tighten voting rules, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday, vowing to take action on any violations of federal law.
He announced plans to double staffing within (More)
Posted 11:28 AM 6/10/2021 by By ZEKE MILLER, AAMER MADHANI and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press
ST. IVES, England (AP) — President Joe Biden called on global leaders Thursday to join him in sharing coronavirus vaccines with struggling nations around the world after he promised the U.S. would donate 500 million doses to help speed the pandemic's end and bolster the strategic position (More)
Posted 12:37 PM 6/9/2021 by ZEKE MILLER Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the global COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
President Joe (More)
Posted 11:29 AM 6/8/2021 by By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris told Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that the United States and Mexico are "embarking on a new era" during her first in-person meeting with the leader, as she seeks to foster greater cooperation with Mexico on (More)
Posted 11:42 AM 6/7/2021 by By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday emphasized the need to restore hope for residents of struggling Central American nations to help address the increase in migration from the region as she pleaded with them not to make the dangerous trek in the first major test of (More)