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Arden in Ifoga ceremony
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sat motionless Sunday as members of the Pacific Island community pulled a large fine mat over her head, completely covering her. Moments later they removed it and embraced her. It was part of a emotional ifoga ceremony at...
Dr. Kapono Chong-Hanssen administers COVID-19 vaccines
HONOLULU -- A few months into the pandemic, data showed Pacific Islanders suffered the highest infection rates in Hawaii. But what early numbers didn’t publicly show was which Pacific Islanders in the diverse identification category — which includes people with ethnic roots in Samoa, Micronesia and...
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Pfizer says it plans to meet with top U.S. health officials Monday to discuss the drugmaker’s request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser acknowledged that “it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that...
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The federal government filed a brief late Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing Congress has the authority to withhold Supplemental Security Income benefits from U.S. citizens depending on where they live even as President Joe Biden promised to extend those benefits...
Leland Stein, left, takes a photo with his mother Sondra Green
NEW YORK (AP) — When Leland Stein heads to his 93-year-old mother’s senior living facility for Mother’s Day today, he’ll have flowers in hand, a bottle of bubbly and a year’s worth of hugs. “I miss Leland’s visits very much,” said Sondra Green, a retired Vassar College drama professor who counts...
A couple dances at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House
NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — Guilty, Guilty, Guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn’t even realized she’d been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when white former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for killing...
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SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world. The tool unveiled Thursday is rolling out in what...
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints administration building
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — James Huntsman, a member of one of Utah’s most prominent families and brother of a former governor, sued The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, accusing it of fraud and seeking to recover millions of dollars in contributions. The federal lawsuit, filed Monday,...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition on Saturday, moving President Joe Biden closer to a milestone political victory that would provide $1,400 checks for most Americans and direct billions of dollars to schools, state and local...
Parking lot with signs saying Republican parking and Democrat parking
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two days before the assault on the U.S. Capitol, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said supporters of then-President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud were basically in a “death match with the Democrat Party.” A day later, right-wing activist Alan...

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