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States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, Americans 50 and over and others as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools.
EU, Britain clash again in latest post-Brexit spat

EU, Britain clash again in latest post-Brexit spat

BRUSSELS — The European Union said Wednesday that Britain's “unilateral action" on trade rules will breach international law and is threatening legal action as post-Brexit tensions continue to escalate between the two sides.
ICC launches war crimes probe into Israeli practices

ICC launches war crimes probe into Israeli practices

JERUSALEM — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday launched an investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories, turning the tribunal’s focus toward Israeli military actions and settlement construction on lan
US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

WASHINGTON — The White House warned that the U.S.

Arkansas lawmakers send governor near-total abortion ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation banning nearly all abortions, sending the bill to a Republican governor who has expressed reservations about the move.
Health minister condemns blast at Dutch virus test centre

Health minister condemns blast at Dutch virus test centre

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A blast caused by a “homemade device” smashed windows at a coronavirus testing centre in a small Dutch town early Wednesday, police said.
Man injures 8 with axe in Sweden before being shot, arrested

Man injures 8 with axe in Sweden before being shot, arrested

STOCKHOLM — A man armed with an axe attacked and injured eight people in a southern Swedish town Wednesday before being shot and arrested, police said. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a possible terrorist motive was being investigated.
Detectives look at SUV's 'black box' from Tiger Woods crash

Detectives look at SUV's 'black box' from Tiger Woods crash

LOS ANGELES — Detectives are looking at data from the so-called “black box” of Tiger Woods' SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authorities said Wednesday.
Camilla says hospitalized Prince Philip is 'slightly' better

Camilla says hospitalized Prince Philip is 'slightly' better

LONDON — Prince Philip is “slightly improving” and the royal family is keeping its fingers crossed for the hospitalized royal's recovery, his daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said Wednesday.
Lawmakers can't cite local examples of trans girls in sports

Lawmakers can't cite local examples of trans girls in sports

Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public high schools.
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