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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first major gun control measures since taking office, is announcing executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic.”…

Are some COVID-19 vaccines more effective than others? It’s hard to tell since they weren’t directly compared in studies. But experts say the vaccines are alike on what matters most: preventing hospitalizations and deaths. “Luckily,…

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s  neck area — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown…

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, anticipating intense negotiations with Congress over his infrastructure and jobs plan, said Wednesday that he was willing to compromise but would not slow his push for one of the most…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, consumers gain confidence…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said today it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million payments that were primarily to Social Security…

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor’s objections. The Republican-controlled House and…

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package  and other priorities past Republican obstruction in the 50-50 split Senate.…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was set to announce today that he is shaving about two weeks off his May 1 deadline for states to make all adults eligible for coronavirus vaccines. With states…

COLUMBUS, Ohio — At a recent COVID-19 vaccination clinic, a woman about to get her shot asked the nurse, “Are we going to have to do this every year?” “We don’t know yet,” the nurse…