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US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark

NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks.
Slovakia court tosses acquittals in reporter's slaying

Slovakia court tosses acquittals in reporter's slaying

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An appeals court in Slovakia has dismissed a lower court's acquittal of a businessman accused of masterminding the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancée.

Police: 4 dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO (AP) — An argument in a house on Chicago's South Side early Tuesday erupted into gunfire, leaving four women dead and four other people injured, police said. The shooting happened at 5:42 a.m.
'Freedom Day' for England pushed back 4 weeks to July 19

'Freedom Day' for England pushed back 4 weeks to July 19

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19, a decision he said will save thousands of lives as the governmen

AP Interview: ICC prosecutor sees 'reset' under Biden

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that the global tribunal’s relationship with the United States — plunged into the deep freeze by former President Donald Trump — is undergoing a “reset” unde

Reality Winner, NSA contractor in leak case, out of prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former government contractor who was given the longest federal prison sentence imposed for leaks to the news media has been released from prison to home confinement, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on M
NATO leaders declare China a global security challenge

NATO leaders declare China a global security challenge

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders targeted China in a strongly worded warning Monday, declaring the nation poses a constant security challenge, is trying to undermine world order and is working on nuclear missile development at a worrisome pace.

ICC seeks to probe Philippines' crackdown on drug crime

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that she has sought authorization to open an investigation into the Philippine government’s deadly crackdown on drug crime.
As US COVID-19 death toll nears 600,000, racial gaps persist

As US COVID-19 death toll nears 600,000, racial gaps persist

Jerry Ramos spent his final days in a California hospital, hooked to an oxygen machine with blood clots in his lungs from COVID-19, his 3-year-old daughter in his thoughts.