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Republican legislators around the country seek to strip governors and officials of emergency election powers

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Republican legislators around the country are moving aggressively to strip governors and other officials of their power to change election rules -- after states made it easier to vote last year during the coronaviru...

Country singer Luke Combs apologizes for past use of the Confederate flag

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Luke Combs has issued an apology for past use of the Confederate flag in his performances. Followers on social media pointed out that when the country star appeared in the music video for Ryan Upchurch's "Can I Get...

Following controversial remarks by Tanzania’s president, WHO urges country to stick to science in fight against Covid-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging officials in Tanzania to follow science in the fight against the coronavirus, after the country's president said the approved vaccines are "dangerous" and that "not all ...

Joe Manchin’s realism is just what the country needs

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Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist and CNN political commentator, was a political consultant for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992 and served as a counselor to Clinton in the White House. The opinions ex...

Randy Parton, the country singer and Dolly Parton’s younger brother, has died after a battle with cancer

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Country music singer Randy Parton, brother to Dolly Parton, has died after a battle with cancer. His sister announced his death on Thursday in a post on her Facebook page. "The family and I are grieving his loss but...

Biden crafts inaugural address to unify a country in crisis

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President-elect Joe Biden has spoken volumes inside the US Capitol over more than four decades, but the weight of those words does not approach the magnitude of the message he will deliver on its steps during his in...

Country music legend Willie Nelson gets his Covid-19 vaccination

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Country music legend Willie Nelson received the Covid-19 vaccine at a drive-through facility in Texas this week, according to a post he shared on Facebook. "Getting your COVID vaccine is Willie cool!," said Family H...

Why the longest-serving speaker in the country just admitted defeat

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On Monday morning, Illinois State House Speaker Mike Madigan made a stunning announcement: He would no longer try to get the 60 votes he needs to be elected to the post he has held almost continually since he first ...

Michelle Obama reflects on US Capitol breach: ‘I hurt for our country’

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Former first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday, "I hurt for our country" in a statement reflecting on Wednesday's US Capitol breach that left four dead and engulfed the nation's capital in chaos. "All I know is that...

Already free of coronavirus, this Pacific Islands country could become the first in the world to be vaccinated

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A cluster of islands in the Pacific Ocean that's one of the few places on Earth entirely free from Covid-19 could become one of the first countries vaccinated against the disease. The Republic of Palau, an archipela...

This Black country singer wrote the most powerful song about race in 2020

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Until this year if Mickey Guyton's struggles had been turned into a country music song, its title could have been "Almost Famous." Guyton was the Black country music singer who almost broke through when she sang at...

Japan will ban entry to foreign nationals after Covid-19 variant detected in country

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Japan will ban foreign nationals from entering the country starting Monday through the end of January after several cases of the new Covid-19 variant were recorded in the country, according to Japan's public broadca...

Every country has vaccine skeptics. In Russia, doctors are in their ranks

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Moscow News of the first takers of the desperately awaited Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine spurred some hope and excitement amid new lockdowns and spiraling infections in much of the US and the UK. But in Russia,...

Country music legend Charley Pride dies at 86

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Country music legend Charley Pride has died at age 86, his representative announced. Pride died Saturday in Dallas of complications from Covid-19, the release said. Born on March 18, 1934, the singer was a Mississi...

A grieving family in Trump country is fighting to prevent more Covid-19 deaths

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May Bunjes was a giver who lived to donate her time and money to those less fortunate in her community in Greeley, Colorado. Bunjes, 71, died of Covid-19 on November 19 in Phoenix, far from her family and the commu...

Latino and Black Americans feel more hopeful and less angry about the state of country since the election, Pew survey finds

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Some Black and Latino Americans are breathing a sigh of relief in the days since the election, according to a new study. As Covid-19 cases spiked and a racial reckoning exploded over the summer, more than half of Bl...

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