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Abbas decrees first Palestinian elections in 15 years

Abbas decrees first Palestinian elections in 15 years

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday decreed parliamentary and presidential elections for later this year in what would be the first vote of its kind since 2006, when the Islamic militant group Hamas won a lands
Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

WASHINGTON — Mike Pompeo isn't quietly fading away.
Skyler Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’

Skyler Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’

NEW YORK — By page two of the pilot script for NBC's “ Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,” Skylar Astin knew he wanted the role of Max Richman.
Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind of stumbled upon this genre.
Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

COPENHAGEN — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year.
'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

MEXICO CITY — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed pa
Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2M amid vaccine rollout

Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2M amid vaccine rollout

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat.
Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

NEW YORK — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last successfully deployed a quarter-century ago in the prosecution of Islamic militants who plotted to bomb New York City landmarks.
Jets hire 49ers defensive co-ordinator Robert Saleh as coach

Jets hire 49ers defensive co-ordinator Robert Saleh as coach

NEW YORK — The New York Jets were searching for a leader, someone who could bring a frustrated, playoff-starved franchise back to respectability. They think they found their guy in Robert Saleh.
Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security.
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