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COVID-19 Outbreak Forces Idaho Legislature To Close Its Doors For Weeks

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| Idaho Republicans have declined to institute safety measures such as a mask mandate or social distancing. The House speaker said he had no regrets about their policies.

What We Know About The Victims Of The Atlanta-Area Shootings

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A mother of two, an Army infantry veteran and a massage therapist are among the named victims of the shooting attacks that killed eight people, mostly women of Asian descent.

Biden Orders U.S. Flags At Half-Staff In Wake Of Atlanta Spa Shootings

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The president and Vice President Harris also planned to travel to Atlanta on Friday, where they will meet with leaders of the city's Asian American community.

HUD: Growth Of Homelessness During 2020 Was 'Devastating,' Even Before The Pandemic

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The annual homeless count by the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows an increase in people living outside. The 2020 numbers in the report do not reflect the impact of the pandemic.

White House Announces $10 Billion For COVID-19 Testing In Schools

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The new funds will enable K-12 schools to ramp up screening testing, which can "identify asymptomatic disease and prevent clusters before they start," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

Disneyland Theme Parks Will Reopen To California Residents In April

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Disneyland Park and Disneyland California Adventure Park will reopen on April 30. Reservations will be required and limited to state residents only.

8 People Shot To Death At Atlanta Massage Parlors; Man Arrested

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Authorities in Cherokee County and the city of Atlanta are investigating the attacks at three businesses. The suspect is white. Authorities say many of the victims appear to be of Asian descent.

What It Would Take For Biden To Revive The Iran Deal

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President Biden wants to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal that his predecessor pulled out of. It's at a standstill, but analysts say the Biden administration can make gestures to bring Iran to the table.

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Scientists Find New Invasive Mosquito Species In Florida

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Aedes scapularis mosquitoes are from the tropics and can carry yellow fever. Entomologist Lawrence Reeves recently identified them among mosquitoes he collected near Everglades National Park in 2019.

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