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US Carries Out rare Execution during Presidential Transition

US Carries Out rare Execution during Presidential Transition

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Trump administration has carried out its ninth federal execution of the year in what has been a first series of executions during a presidential lame-duck period in 130 years. Federal prison officials in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Thursday executed a Texas street-gang member for his role in the 1999…

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UK’s Johnson: ‘Strong possibility’ Brexit talks will fail

UK’s Johnson: ‘Strong possibility’ Brexit talks will fail

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there is a “strong possibility” that talks on a post-Brexit trade agreement with the EU will end without agreement. The U.K. and the EU have given themselves a deadline of Sunday to unlock their gridlocked trade talks. Both sides told their citizens to brace for a…

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Faces Last Hurdle before US Decision

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Faces Last Hurdle before US Decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle before an expected decision to greenlight the shot for use in millions of Americans. Food and Drug Administration advisers meet Thursday to scrutinize the company’s data for any red flags or oversights. The public review comes as U.K. regulators investigate two apparent cases of allergic…

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Hunter Biden facing federal investigation into his taxes

Hunter Biden facing federal investigation into his taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter says he is facing a federal investigation into his taxes. The disclosure on Wednesday puts a renewed spotlight on the questions about his financial dealings that dogged his father’s campaign. A person familiar with the investigation says federal investigators served a round of subpoenas on Tuesday, including…

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AP-NORC poll: Only half in US want shots as vaccine nears

AP-NORC poll: Only half in US want shots as vaccine nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll find only about half of Americans are ready to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccines even as states frantically prepare to begin months of vaccinations that could end the pandemic. The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows about a quarter of U.S. adults…

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