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U.S. stocks end mostly lower after an early rally evaporates

U.S. stocks end mostly lower after an early rally evaporates

Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Monday after an early rally faded, extending the market's recent pullback from record highs. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% after having been up 0.9% in the early going.
US COVID-19 deaths top 300,000 just as vaccinations begin

US COVID-19 deaths top 300,000 just as vaccinations begin

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 Monday just as the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots in a monumental campaign to conquer the outbreak. The number of dead rivals the population of St. Louis or Pittsburgh.
Vaccine comes too late for the 300,000 US dead

Vaccine comes too late for the 300,000 US dead

When Brittany Palomo was hired as a nurse in March, her parents tried to talk her out of it, fearful of the fast-spreading coronavirus. All the more reason, she told them, to start the career that had been her long-held dream.
US sanctions NATO ally Turkey over Russian missile defence

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey over Russian missile defence

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defence system, in a striking move against a longtime partner that sets the stage for further confrontation between the two n
Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs

Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs

ATLANTA — Early in-person voting began Monday in the runoff elections for Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats, with lines reported to be shorter than in the first days of early voting for the general election last month.
Many African, Asian families marry off daughters amid virus

Many African, Asian families marry off daughters amid virus

KOIDU, Sierra Leone — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with her friends past his house near the village primary school. Soon after, he proposed to the fifth-grader. “I’m going to school now.
1 dead, dozens wounded in tribal clashes in southern Tunisia

1 dead, dozens wounded in tribal clashes in southern Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian authorities ordered a curfew in regions in southern Tunisia after at least a man was killed and dozens of people wounded, two seriously, in tribal clashes that broke out over a land dispute.

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89.

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

NEW YORK — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same.
Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

MADISON, Wis.