Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package
Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.9 trillion relief plan, rejecting Republican arguments that the measure is too big given the size of U.S. budget deficits

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Dutch lawmakers back coronavirus curfew despite criticism
Dutch lawmakers back coronavirus curfew despite criticism

A majority of Dutch lawmakers has backed the government’s planned curfew, despite fierce criticism from some opposition legislators

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Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases
Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai’s tourism department has announced an immediate halt to all live entertainment at hotels and restaurants, a day after suspending non-urgent surgeries at hospitals to deal with an influx of COVID-19 patients

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Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden moves to cancel permit
Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden moves to cancel permit

Construction on the long disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has been halted as U.S. President Joe Biden plans to revoke its permit

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AP-NORC poll: Virus, economy swamp other priorities for US
AP-NORC poll: Virus, economy swamp other priorities for US

Containing the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States

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The Latest: US Chamber of Commerce likes Biden's virus plan
The Latest: US Chamber of Commerce likes Biden's virus plan

The largest business lobbying group in the U.S. is supporting President Joe Biden’s early moves to confront the coronavirus

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The Latest: Fauci to resume virus updates in White House
The Latest: Fauci to resume virus updates in White House

Dr. Anthony Fauci is back in the White House briefing room

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World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden
World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

World leaders have breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned

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The Latest: Mississippi pushing to vaccinate more Blacks
The Latest: Mississippi pushing to vaccinate more Blacks

Mississippi has opened a drive-thru site for coronavirus vaccinations in the state capital, which officials hope will make shots more accessible to African-Americans, who have received the vaccine in much smaller numbers than whites

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Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation
Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, is headed down a smooth path to quick confirmation

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ExxonMobil becomes latest sponsor to sever Iditarod ties
ExxonMobil becomes latest sponsor to sever Iditarod ties

The Iditarod, the world’s most famous sled dog race, has lost another major sponsor as it prepares for a scaled back version of this year’s race because of the pandemic

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The Latest: South Korea has lowest case count in 2 months
The Latest: South Korea has lowest case count in 2 months

South Korea is reporting its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in two months as officials express cautious hope the country is beginning to wiggle out from its worst wave of the pandemic

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The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases
The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases

Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China's best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases

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