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Troubled 737 Max Nearing Takeoff As FAA Review Of Jetliner Nearly Complete

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| FAA chief Stephen Dickson says his agency is "in the final stages of reviewing" changes Boeing has made to the aircraft after two deadly crashes and could finish the evaluation "in coming days."

'The Vaccine Is On Its Way, Folks,' Fauci Says As Brooklyn Names Him A COVID-19 Hero


Dr. Anthony Fauci was honored Tuesday as "a reassuring champion of science and reason" by the New York City borough of Brooklyn, where he was born and raised.

Report: The Pandemic Is Not Good For Freedom And Democracy. But There Are Exceptions


A survey from the nonpartisan group Freedom House finds that democracy and human rights have lost ground in 80 countries — and even calls the U.S. to task. But there are bright spots.

Veterans And Gold Star Families Granted Lifetime Passes To National Parks


Former service members and families of those killed on active duty will have "free access to the iconic and treasured lands they fought to protect."

Russia And China Among Countries Holding Off On Congratulating Biden


Leaders in the Kremlin and Beijing, as well as in Mexico and Brazil, have conspicuously not congratulated the president-elect, instead waiting for legal challenges to be resolved.

Extremism Experts Warn Of Dangers In Baseless Claims Of 'Stolen' Election


Activists pushing baseless claims about a "stolen" election mobilized in several cities in response to President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

U.S. Sets Another Single-Day Record For Coronavirus Cases


The total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. is approaching 10 million. The virus is spreading unchecked in more than half the country — and the U.S. is far from alone.

Across The Country, Voters Approve More Civilian Oversight For Police


Some communities established or expanded powers used by civilian commissions designed to ensure police accountability.

Suu Kyi's Party Expected To Win Myanmar Election Amid Minorities' Disenfranchisement


Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won in a 2015 landslide and is expected to win again. But with voting denied or canceled in some areas, more than a million voters are disenfranchised.