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Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

TOKYO — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to seven more prefectures Wednesday, affecting more than half the population amid a surge in infections across the country.
US to block cotton from China region targeted in crackdown

US to block cotton from China region targeted in crackdown

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Uighur region of China in its most sweeping action yet to pressure the Communist Party over its campaign against ethnic minorities.
Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

DETROIT — Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens, so U.S. safety regulators are moving to force the company to take action.
Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with wilful neglect of duty after an investigation of ruinous decisions that left Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.
Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
Illinois replaces longest-serving legislative leader in US

Illinois replaces longest-serving legislative leader in US

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history, picking Democratic Rep.
AP source: Harden headed to Nets in blockbuster 4-team deal

AP source: Harden headed to Nets in blockbuster 4-team deal

James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio of the some of the NBA's highest scorers.
Trump's wall of GOP support breaks during impeachment vote

Trump's wall of GOP support breaks during impeachment vote

The unbreakable wall of Republican support that encouraged and enabled Donald Trump's norm-shattering presidency cracked on Wednesday. A group of 10 House Republicans joined Democrats to impeach Trump for inciting a deadly riot at the U.S.
US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S.

US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A Kansas woman was executed Wednesday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb, the first time in nearly seven decades that the U.S. government has put to death a female inmate.
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