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St. Louis treasurer, alderwoman advance in race for mayor

St. Louis treasurer, alderwoman advance in race for mayor

St. Louis’ first-ever female mayor will be replaced by another woman, after city Treasurer Tishaura Jones and Alderwoman Cara Spencer on Tuesday bested two men in a new primary election format to advance to next month’s general election.
China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Health experts in China say their country is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June.
California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

HOLTVILLE, Calif. — Authorities are investigating whether human smuggling was involved after a crash Tuesday involving an SUV packed with 25 people and a tractor-trailer that left 13 people dead and bodies strewn across a roadway near the U.S.

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

BALTIMORE — The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job -- on Twitter.

US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual showing from the country's builders in 15 years. The better-than-expected December gain followed an increase of 9.

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.

Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

GENEVA — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

BAGHDAD — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

World hopes for renewed co-operation with US under Biden

MEXICO CITY — World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S.