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The viral pandemic wiped out jobs and businesses and left many U.S. families unable to afford food. And it’s sparking debate over a divisive question: Should philanthropic groups donate more to charities? Should they be forced to?

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Replying to @AP_Europe: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sent to a prison outside Moscow to serve his sentence, a move that comes d…

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Replying to @APEntertainment: .@StephenKing, with a new novel, likens himself to an aging but resourceful pitcher: "You lose the blazing fastball an…

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sent to a prison outside Moscow to serve his sentence, a move that comes despite a demand by Europe's top human rights court for his release.

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.@StephenKing, with a new novel, likens himself to an aging but resourceful pitcher: "You lose the blazing fastball and start to count more on your changeups and curves and be a little more careful and mix them up."

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Replying to @APEntertainment: NO. 1 HITS OF THE YEAR SNUBBED BY THE #GRAMMYS: @TheWeeknd's "Blinding Lights" is the most recent song to join the exc…

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NO. 1 HITS OF THE YEAR SNUBBED BY THE #GRAMMYS: @TheWeeknd's "Blinding Lights" is the most recent song to join the exclusive club also featuring @KeshaRose's "TiK ToK," Prince's "When Doves Cry" and @Lifehouse's "Hanging by a Moment."

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The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief cites a “multi-tiered failure” on the day of the Capitol insurrection and says the agency’s incident command protocols “were not adhered to.”

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Replying to @AP_Europe: Mount Etna is Europe's most active volcano and the continent's largest. For nearly two weeks, Etna has put on a spectacular…

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A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump’s tax records sought as part of a criminal grand jury investigation into the former president's business dealings. The Supreme Court this week rejected Trump's effort to keep the records private.

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Mount Etna is Europe's most active volcano and the continent's largest. For nearly two weeks, Etna has put on a spectacular show of power, lighting up the night sky with hues of orange and red.

@fdemilio explains what is happening now with the volcano.

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How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? By tweaking their vaccines, a process that should be easier than coming up with the original shots.

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A rare painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh of a street scene in Montmartre will be put on public display for the first time ahead of an auction. Sotheby’s said the picture, painted in 1887, has remained in the same family for over 100 years.

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Israel’s defense minister called for an immediate halt in plans to ship surplus coronavirus vaccines to a group of allied nations, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of acting without oversight or transparency.

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Replying to @AP_Politics: FISA government surveillance authorities, scrutinized since the Russia investigation, face new attention as the Justice De…

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A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck in Africa and Latin America. Warnings went unheeded there at the start of the pandemic and doctors say shortages of oxygen have led to unnecessary deaths.

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Replying to @APBusiness: The coronavirus pandemic has motivated many older adults who have been isolated at home or unable to leave their senior com…

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FISA government surveillance authorities, scrutinized since the Russia investigation, face new attention as the Justice Department watchdog reviews an ex-Boeing engineer’s claim he was unfairly pursued by the FBI during a probe of potential Chinese spying.

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The coronavirus pandemic has motivated many older adults who have been isolated at home or unable to leave their senior communities to learn how to buy groceries and more online.

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AP Morning Wire:

•Pfizer shot works in large ‘real world’ test.
•Medical oxygen is scarce in Africa, Latin America.
•El Chapo’s wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest.
•Exclusive: Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project.

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The economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the final three months of 2020 than first thought, ending a year in which the overall economy shrank more than it had in the past seven decades. GDP grew at an annual rate of 4.1% in the fourth quarter.

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BREAKING: The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week but remained high by historical standards. Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous week to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, the Labor Department said.

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Replying to @APEntertainment: SHOWBIZ MINUTE: Bruce Springsteen - "Mission: Impossible 7" - Katharine McPhee

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Replying to @AP_Africa: Lawyers representing jailed Ethiopian opposition politicians say they are concerned for the lives of their clients, whose hu…

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Virus Update:
• Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus;
• Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US;
• EU summit to tackle why the 27-nation bloc's vaccine rollout has been so slow.

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SHOWBIZ MINUTE: Bruce Springsteen - "Mission: Impossible 7" - Katharine McPhee

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Lawyers representing jailed Ethiopian opposition politicians say they are concerned for the lives of their clients, whose hunger strike has gone on for nearly a month and drawn international attention as they protest their treatment by the government.

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