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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, left, senior research fellow and scientific lead for coronavirus vaccines and immunopathogenesis team in the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, talks with President Donald Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) —Since breaking out of China, the coronavirus has breached the walls of the Vatican. It’s struck the Iranian holy city of Qom and contaminated a nursing home in Seattle. And around the world, it’s carrying not just sickness and death but also the anxiety and paralysis that can...
Three of the American Samoa supporters of Tulsi Gabbard.
(AP) — The Democratic National Committee has ratcheted up the threshold to qualify for its next presidential debate, requiring candidates to have picked up at least 20% of convention delegates allocated in state primary contests. The new rules announced Friday for the March 15 debate in Arizona...
BYU student protesters
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Brigham Young University two weeks ago dropped a section from its strict code of conduct that had prohibited all expressions of homosexual behavior, bisexual music major Caroline McKenzie felt newfound hope that she could stop hiding and be herself. She even went on a...
U.S. and American Samoa flags outside the ASG Executive Office Building
HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in American Samoa, Filipo Ilaoa’s neighbors were his cousins on a plot of land full of banana and breadfruit trees shared by his extended family and overseen by a chief elected by his relatives. He worries a federal judge's recent ruling in Utah saying those born in the...
Travelers wearing face masks as
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and announced significant entry restrictions because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who is coordinating the federal response, announced...
The two police officers
Honolulu, HAWAII — A gunman is being sought in Hawaii after two police officers were shot and killed near a popular tourist area. Hawaii Public Radio reports officers had responded to an assault callout in Waikiki Beach when a man opened fire. The man is also believed to have set fire to the house...
New Years fireworks at Sydney Opera House 2020
(AP) — Cities around the world brought in 2020 with elaborate fireworks displays. Watch video below — from Sydney to New York.
New Years fireworks at Sydney Opera House 2020
(AP) — Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020 so far: SAMOA In Samoa, New Year’s Eve was more somber...
A visitor lights a candle at the Church of the Nativity built
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Christian pilgrims on Tuesday flocked to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, celebrating Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Visitors converged on the town’s large Christmas tree in Manger Square, near the spot believed to mark Jesus’...
Pope Francis exchanges greetings with Cardinal Angelo Sodano, left
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Saturday that “rigidity” in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield” of hatred and misunderstanding in a world where Christianity is increasingly irrelevant. Francis called for Vatican bureaucrats to instead embrace change during his annual...

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