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Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccine
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Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccine

By ASHRAF KHALIL and HILARY POWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Stately and deliberate, with a distinctive white streak in his black hair, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith started his Valentine’s Day sermon at Shiloh Baptist Church by talking about love and vaccinations. “That’s what love’s all about. When you get a vaccination, you are saying...

Frozen pipes, electric woes remain as cold snap eases grip
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Frozen pipes, electric woes remain as cold snap eases grip

By JAKE BLEIBERG and MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Higher temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing relief to a winter-weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages. In hard-hit Texas, where millions were warned to boil tap water...

Inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command
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Inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press DENVER (AP) — The Department of Defense’s inspector general announced Friday that it was reviewing the Trump administration’s last-minute decision to relocate U.S. Space Command from Colorado to Alabama. The decision on Jan. 13, one week before Trump left office, blindsided Colorado officials and raised questions of political retaliation. Trump...

2 dead after Air Force trainer jet crashes in Alabama
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2 dead after Air Force trainer jet crashes in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Air Force pilots were killed Friday when a trainer jet crashed near an Alabama airport, the military branch confirmed. The crash involved a T-38 trainer aircraft assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. Officials from the 14th Flying...