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A Texas Mayor Urged People To Stay Home, Then Flew To Mexico For Vacation

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| "In hindsight, and even though it violated no order, it set a bad example for which I apologize," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said, after initially saying he didn't do anything wrong.

'We're All Tired Of This': Health Care Workers In Seattle Prepare For Another Surge

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Harborview Medical Center faced the country's initial swell of coronavirus cases. Now, health care workers there are offering advice to people facing the latest surge in COVID-19 patients.

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Leaked Files Show Trump's Ability To Alter Census May Come Down To The Wire

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The Census Bureau may not be able to finish putting together a key census count before President Trump's term ends, internal documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee confirm.

Afghan Government And Taliban Reach Breakthrough To Proceed With Peace Talks

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The two sides have agreed on a way forward for substantive negotiations aimed at ending decades of almost continuous war in the country, representatives said in near-twin tweets.

Putin Tells Russia To Begin Large-Scale Vaccination For Coronavirus

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Vaccination will be voluntary, the Kremlin says, and will begin with health care workers and people with chronic medical conditions. Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is still in clinical trials.

U.N. Commission Removes Cannabis From Its Most Strict Drug Control List

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The vote follows World Health Organization guidance saying that due to cannabis' therapeutic use and other factors, it "is not consistent with the criteria" for a Schedule IV drug.

Millions Face Bitter Winter If Congress Fails To Extend Relief Programs

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A bipartisan group of senators is proposing a nearly $908 billion compromise relief bill with millions of Americans about to fall off a cliff when benefits expire this month.

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California Dive Boat Captain Charged In Fire That Killed 34

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The Labor Day 2019 blaze aboard the Conception killed 33 passengers and one crew member. Prosecutors say the vessel's captain failed to follow safety rules.

The Ripple Effect Of One Rural Colorado Doctor Catching The Coronavirus

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Hospitals across the country are struggling as staffers get infected with the coronavirus. It's especially tough for small, rural hospitals, where even one doctor out sick can upend patient capacity.

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