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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping criminal justice legislation Monday that also requires police agencies to equip officers with body cameras and sets stricter rules for their use of force.
New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art faces a shortfall of $150 million. Museum Director Max Hollein tells NPR that the Met is considering selling art to cover operating expenses.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley turned away people because they could not prove they live in the United States. Proof of residency and citizenship are not required under state rules.
The figure is a sharp drop from the weekend – but it's still roughly comparable to the entire populations of states such as Virginia or New Jersey.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that at a Monday event marking 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, President Joe Biden will order flags on federal property to be lowered to half staff for five days.
The legislation is set for a vote on the House floor at the end of the week. The Senate is then expected to modify it to ensure it can pass procedural hurdles.
The centrist Republicans' opposition to Neera Tanden taking the helm of the budget office comes after one Democratic senator also said he would not support her confirmation.
Cristian Pavon died last Tuesday, when the local temperature was 12 degrees, according to a relative who set up a fundraising page for his family.
The high court's decision marks a major setback for Trump, who for years has fought to shield his finances and business practices from scrutiny.
Two actors that had alleged the Oscar-winner's acting school sexually exploited female students have reached a preliminary settlement agreement. It is unclear if monetary payments are involved.
The violence struck near Goma, as Ambassador Luca Attanasio rode in a U.N. World Food Program convoy near the DRC's eastern borders with Rwanda and Uganda.
The federal judge, once denied a Supreme Court confirmation hearing by Republicans, faces lawmakers Monday for his nomination to lead the Justice Department. Watch the hearing live at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Many patients suffering from long-term effects can no longer work and want the Social Security Administration to provide guidance on who qualifies for disability benefits.
The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran announced an deal to keep some verification activities going for the immediate future. Iran earlier had said it would suspend snap inspections.
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Federal aviation regulators are ordering United Airlines to step up inspections of all Boeing 777s equipped with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver on Saturday.
Before there was Disneyland, there were monkey farms, alligator enclosures and pleasure piers.
The Biden administration said Thursday it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” that sought to isolate the Islamic Republic.
Last week, state officials said that about 1.1 million signatures were submitted on behalf of the Governor Newsom recall movement, moving the effort forward as next month’s deadline approaches.
COVID-19 AMA: US Approaches Half A Million COVID Deaths, Why Some Experts Say LA May Be Gaining Herd Immunity And More| February 22 2021, 9:10 AM
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Timothy Brewer, epidemiologist and professor of medicine at UCLA’s school of public health.