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AP-NORC poll: School mask, vaccine mandates supported

About 6 in 10 Americans say students and teachers should be required to wear face masks while in school.

Supreme Court orders ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy reinstated

It’s not clear how many people will be affected and how quickly.

Biden holds to Kabul Aug. 31 deadline despite criticism

Biden said the Taliban are cooperating and security is holding despite a number of violent incidents.

‘Heartbroken’ Florida town has ties to Haiti’s quake zone

The suburb south of West Palm Beach holds deep ties to Les Cayes, a town hard hit by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

The plan calls for an extra dose eight months after their second shot of Pfizer or Moderna.

Search for survivors continues after Haiti earthquake

Rescuers and scrap metal scavengers dug into the floors of a collapsed hotel Monday in this quake-ravaged coastal town, where 15 bodies had already...

Kabul airport plunges into chaos as Taliban patrols capital

The world is following events in Afghanistan with a heavy heart and deep disquiet about what lies ahead.

Afghan president flees country as Taliban move into Kabul

Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end...

Haiti: at least 227 killed in 7.2 magnitude earthquake

The International Red Cross and hospitals in unaffected areas were helping to care for the injured.

Canada begins allowing vaccinated US citizens to visit again

Canada on Monday is lifting its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit.

Taliban takes key northern Afghan cities as battles rage on

It was the fourth provincial capital to largely succumb to Taliban fighters in less than a week.

Bobby Bowden, folksy coach of Florida St dynasty, dies at 91

Bobby Bowden did it all. He left an indelible mark on the game with a rare combination of coaching acumen.

US now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day

Hospitalizations and deaths will continue to soar if more Americans don’t embrace the COVID-19 vaccine.

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

The Americans expected nothing less.And in the end, their Olympic reign lives on.

It’s in – and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill

After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what...

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Gov. DeSantis barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month.

US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

The nation’s gross domestic product accelerated in the April-June quarter.

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

Rare bipartisan showing on a 67-32 vote to start formal Senate consideration.

ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

Born Joe Michael Hill in Dallas, he, Gibbons and Beard formed ZZ Top in Houston in 1969.

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

The Olympics convened amid simmering anger and disbelief in much of the host country.

Kraken attorney’s fundraising group gets Florida’s approval

Among its purposes listed, it says it will “take action in courts across the country to protect election integrity.”

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII

The drop spelled out by the CDC is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden looks to increase staffing of Cuba embassy

It comes a little more than a week after thousands of Cubans took to the streets of Havana and other cities across the island.

Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever!’

Bezos’ capsule was completely automated and required no official staff on board for the up-and-down flight.

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