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University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

BALTIMORE — The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job -- on Twitter.
US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual showing from the country's builders in 15 years. The better-than-expected December gain followed an increase of 9.
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.
World hopes for renewed co-operation with US under Biden

World hopes for renewed co-operation with US under Biden

MEXICO CITY — World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S.
Military helicopter crash kills 3 in training exercise in NY

Military helicopter crash kills 3 in training exercise in NY

MENDON, N.Y. — Three National Guard members on a training flight were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a farmer's field in western New York. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m.
Biden inaugural: Abrupt pivot to civility in post-Trump era

Biden inaugural: Abrupt pivot to civility in post-Trump era

Washington couldn’t turn the page quickly enough from Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.
Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as US VP

Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India — With chants of “Long live Kamala Harris,” fireworks and prayers, residents of a tiny Indian village celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice-president .
Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming

Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden returned the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts Wednesday and immediately launched a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans dri
On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, virus

On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, virus

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump's legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavi
Biden plans temporary halt of oil activity in Arctic refuge

Biden plans temporary halt of oil activity in Arctic refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska — President Joe Biden's administration announced plans Wednesday for a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Trump administration issued leases in a part of the refuge conside