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Coronavirus updates: US surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 deaths; fired Florida data scientist-turned-whistleblower arrested

COVID-19 has killed more than 400,000 Americans in less than a year and infections have continued to mount across the country despite the introduction of a pair of vaccines late in 2020. USA TODAY is tracking the news. Keep...

Branson's Virgin Orbit tries to reach space with mid-air rocket launch

By Joey RouletteWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit aims to reach space for the first time on Sunday by launching a rocket from mid-air, a key attempt after aborting the rocket's first test launch last year.If conditions...

Swath of forest land near Quabbin Reservoir permanently protected

AP January 10, 2021 | 1:16 PM AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — More than 2,000 acres of forest land near the Quabbin Reservoir is being permanently protected. State officials recently announced the creation of the Walter Cowls Jones Working Forest, which supplements the...

In wake of Capitol riot, Americans struggle for answers

This past week, Americans watched as the hallowed chambers of the Capitol were overrun and defiled, not by some foreign enemy of democracy but a mob of their fellow citizens. And then they tried to make sense of it. In letters...

Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border to laud border wall

KEVIN FREKING, AP January 10, 2021 | 7:44 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to highlight his administration’s work on the border wall, the White House said Saturday. Trump will travel to...

Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone

BOSTON (AP) — One Twitter wag joked about lights flickering on and off at the White House being Donald Trump signaling to his followers in Morse code after Twitter and Facebook squelched the president for inciting rebellion. Though deprived of...

Once again, job losses fall unequally across the US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten months into America’s viral outbreak, low-income workers are still bearing the brunt of job losses — an unusual and harsh feature of the pandemic recession that flattened the economy last spring. In December, the nation shed...

New Bedford Whaling Museum's 25th annual 'Moby-Dick' reading marathon goes virtual

AP January 9, 2021 | 10:16 AM NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The 25th annual cover-to-cover reading of Herman Melville’s classic “Moby-Dick” is going virtual. Hundreds of readers from across the country recorded themselves reading passages from the man-versus-whale book and sent...

Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

AP January 9, 2021 | 9:44 AM JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sriwijaya Air passenger jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers on Saturday, minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on a domestic flight, officials said. Transportation Minister...
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Live politics updates: Tearful Joe Biden says goodbye to Delaware on eve of inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden, struggling to hold back tears, said farewell to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, before departing for Washington.       

Atlanta Dream, WNBA team co-owned by former U.S. senator Kelly Loeffler, on verge of being sold

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Coronavirus updates: US surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 deaths; fired Florida data scientist-turned-whistleblower arrested

COVID-19 has killed more than 400,000 Americans in less than a year and infections have continued to mount across the country despite the introduction...

Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 memorial will mark 400K US deaths; fired Florida data scientist-turned-whistleblower arrested

As the US nears 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a memorial is planned Tuesday in DC. Latest COVID-19 news.