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Israel approves plan to vaccinate West Bank laborers

Israel has announced plans to vaccinate tens of thousands of Palestinians who work inside Israel and its West Bank settlements

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, one of his promises was to overhaul a small federal office

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Cuomo's counsel says AG, chief judge will pick investigator

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s special counsel says the state’s attorney general and top judge will jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims of sexual harassment lodged against Cuomo by two former staff members

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

Massive fraud in the nation's unemployment system is raising alarms even as President Joe Biden and Congress prepare to pour hundreds of billions of dollars into expanded benefits

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

'Coronation Street' actor Johnny Briggs dies at age 85

British actor Johnny Briggs, best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency actions since the coronavirus outbreak began

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Nigerian families await news of 300 kidnapped schoolgirls

Families in Nigeria waited anxiously for news of their abducted daughters after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen from a government school in the country’s north last week, the latest in a series of mass school kidnappings in the West African nation

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

UN warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference

A U.N. humanitarian agency has warned that more than 16 million people in Yemen would go hungry this year, with already some half a million living in famine-like condition in the conflict-wrecked country

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Wyoming wildlife forensics expert reflects on 35-year career

The director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's wildlife forensics lab is retiring

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Blind skier seeks out risk, delivers motivational message

For Chad Foster, skiing _ and life _ are all about “managing the unexpected."

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

New Orleans Museum of Art announces 3 big gifts in 1 month

The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced a major gift to its photography department - the third such announcement this month

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Some upset in Cyprus over 'satanic' Eurovision song choice

A man has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance after barging onto the grounds of Cyprus’ public broadcaster to protest what he said was the country’s “blasphemous” entry into this year’s Eurovision song contest

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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