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Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition

Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition

WILMINGTON, Del.
Marc Basnight, longest serving NC Senate leader, dies at 73

Marc Basnight, longest serving NC Senate leader, dies at 73

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former state Sen. Marc Basnight, a Democrat from North Carolina's barrier islands who became one of North Carolina’s most powerful contemporary political leaders while serving a record 18 years as Senate leader, died Monday.
House approves Trump's $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

House approves Trump's $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is highly uncertain.
Ohio police officer fired in fatal shooting of Black man

Ohio police officer fired in fatal shooting of Black man

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A white Ohio police officer was fired Monday after bodycam footage showed him fatally shooting 47-year-old Andre Hill — a Black man who was holding a cellphone — and failing to administer first aid for several minutes.

Each year, 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

KARACHI, Pakistan — Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music.
US cuts military aid to El Salvador amid intense lobbying

US cuts military aid to El Salvador amid intense lobbying

MIAMI — The U.S. is slashing foreign military aid to El Salvador despite staunchly pro-American President Nayib Bukele’s intense lobbying in Washington to counter criticism he has taken his country down an authoritarian path.

Confrontation of Black teen at NYC hotel under investigation

NEW YORK — A confrontation in which a man said a woman tackled his 14-year-old Black son in a New York City hotel lobby as she falsely accused the teen of stealing her phone is under investigation, city prosecutors said Monday.
Mexico might allow private firms to buy, distribute vaccines

Mexico might allow private firms to buy, distribute vaccines

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he is not opposed to private companies buying coronavirus vaccines to distribute to patients who want to pay for the shots.
China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

BEIJING — A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble," one of her lawyers said.
Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages

Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Coronavirus infections have barely touched many of the remote islands of the Pacific, but the pandemic’s fallout has been enormous, disrupting the supply chain that brings crucial food imports and sending prices soaring as touris
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