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Biden’s bet: Can government be the cure?
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Biden’s bet: Can government be the cure?

But Biden is now staking his presidency on the idea that the government can use his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan not only to stop a pandemic and jobs crisis but also to catapult the country forward to tackle deep issues of poverty, inequality and more. The massive bill could be approved by Congress as early as Tuesday.

CDC: ‘We are starting to turn a corner’
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CDC: ‘We are starting to turn a corner’

The guidance is designed to address a growing demand, as more adults have been getting vaccinated and wondering if it gives them greater freedom to visit family members, travel, or do other things like they did before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world last year.

EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the February jobs report
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EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the February jobs report

America's job market delivered a burst of strength in February. It lifted hopes that the rollout of viral vaccines, the distribution of federal aid and the increasing willingness and ability of consumers to go out and spend will invigorate the economy as the weather warms up. Here are five takeaways from the February jobs report.

Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill
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Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all...

Biden marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order
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Biden marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access. His plan was announced during a recorded address on the 56th...

State Health Officer: Please wear masks after April 9
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State Health Officer: Please wear masks after April 9

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s mask mandate expires April 9, but not the recommendation to wear masks, the state health officer emphasized Friday. “There is nothing magical about the date of April 9. We don’t want the public to think that’s the day we all stop taking precautions,” State Health...

In Selma, a different Jubilee this year
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In Selma, a different Jubilee this year

Sunday marks the 56th anniversary of those marches and "Bloody Sunday," when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7, 1965, to demand the right to vote and cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge. They were met by dozens of state troopers and many were severely beaten.