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8.7 Million People Under Boil Water Notices In Texas

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| 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.

As U.S. Death Toll Surpasses Half A Million, Biden Plans To Order Flags To Half Staff

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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.

Iran, U.N. Regulators Agree On Reduced — But Continued — Nuclear Verification

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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.

Ocasio-Cortez Fundraising Drive For Texas Relief Raises $4 Million

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What began as a call for donations to help Texas residents hurt by the storm grew into millions of dollars that will go to several local charities. Ocasio-Cortez visited a Houston food bank Saturday.

U.S. Deports Nazi Concentration Camp Guard To Germany

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A 95-year-old man who's been living in Tennessee was deported to Germany to face authorities over his work as a camp guard. Friedrich Karl Berger has lived in the United States since 1959.

Russian Court Denies Appeal Of Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny

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The 44-year-old opposition leader was arrested in January after returning from Germany, where he was recovering from a near-fatal poisoning that he and Western governments have blamed on the Kremlin.

Extreme Winter Weather Creates Backlog Of 6 Million Vaccine Doses

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The White House COVID-19 Response Team said Friday that while this week's storm affected deliveries to all 50 states, it is confident it can make up the backlog within the next week.

Florida Women Pose As 'Grannies' In Foiled Plot To Get 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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The director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said the women disguised themselves with bonnets, gloves and glasses. It is not known how they managed to get their first doses.

Huge Drop In Federal Aid For The Poorest Is Blamed On Closed Social Security Offices

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It's estimated that more than 120,000 low-income Americans have missed out on payments.

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