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Alice Hoagland, gay-rugby godmother and 9-11 activist, dies

Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as one of the heroes of Flight 93, has died. She was 71.
EU leaders call on Russia to release Navalny

EU leaders call on Russia to release Navalny

BRUSSELS — The European Union used a video summit of its 27 leaders Thursday to call on Russia to immediately release opposition leader Alexei Navalny and make sure that his rights are fully respected.
Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled Congress easily passed legislation Thursday required to confirm retired Gen.
US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed.

California city allots $1M a year to Cheech Marin art museum

RIVERSIDE, Calif.
Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

WASHINGTON — Three new senators were sworn into office after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented nationa
Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

BAGHDAD — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said in what was the first massive bombing in years, harkening back to darker days of rampant mil
Amazon offers assist with US COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Amazon offers assist with US COVID-19 vaccine distribution

SEATTLE — Amazon is offering its colossal operations network and advanced technologies to assist President Joe Biden in his vow to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office.
European Central Bank stimulus on track as economy struggles

European Central Bank stimulus on track as economy struggles

FRANKFURT — With more than a trillion euros in stimulus still in the pipeline to the economy, the European Central Bank left its key bond-purchase program unchanged Thursday as the 19-country eurozone endures a winter economic slowdown due to the pan
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.