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Biden lands win, but virus surge threatens to derail agenda

NEW YORK — Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious… Read more

Tampa Bay Lightning national anthem singer, an Air Force vet, hospitalized with coronavirus despite vaccine

U.S. Air Force veteran Sonya Bryson-Kirksey, who sings the national anthem for the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, became a familiar face to TV viewers… Read more

Boston trains collide, leaving at least 25 hurt, authorities say

A collision between two Boston passenger trains Friday evening left at least 25 people with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. 

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Calls for outside help as extreme weather fuels Oregon fires

PORTLAND, Ore. — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest… Read more

Huge Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across western US

BLY, Oregon — The largest wildfire in the U.S. torched more dry forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of dozens of major blazes burning across… Read more

Western fires threaten parched American Indian tribal lands

BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the northwest are threatening American Indian tribal lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve… Read more

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

NEW YORK  — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday.

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Firefighters make progress against big fires in US West

LOS ANGELES— Dozens of wildfires burned across the torrid U.S. West on Monday, but fire agencies reported some progress in corralling the flames and… Read more

Lively leader of Cuban American community among Fla. victims

Sixty years before Juan Mora’s Florida condo building came crashing down, killing him and at least 89 others, he was among hundreds of Cuban exiles… Read more