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At End of Biden’s First Year, Virus and Disunity Rage On

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WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans ...

British Man ID’ed as Hostage Taker at Texas Synagogue

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called “an act of ...

Hostages safe after standoff inside Texas synagogue

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By JAKE BLEIBERG, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Hostages who had been held for hours inside a Texas synagogue were rescued Saturday night, according to Gov. Greg Abbott, nearly 12 hours after the standoff began. "Prayers answered. All ...

Headed to disaster? US, Russia harden stances in talks

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By MATTHEW LEE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The failure of last week's high-stakes diplomatic meetings to resolve escalating tensions over Ukraine has put Russia, the United States and its European allies in uncharted post-Cold War territory, posing ...

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

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By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place ...