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HHS pick says pandemic is top job, but agenda is broader

HHS pick says pandemic is top job, but agenda is broader

WASHINGTON — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and reduce r
Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embodied its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, has died at age 101.

Paramedics, retired firefighter sued over photo of dying man

CHICAGO — A woman whose brother was fatally shot during last summer's unrest in suburban Chicago filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that two paramedics allowed a photo to be taken of the dying man, and that a retired fire department lieutenant
Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

WASHINGTON — Linda Thomas-Greenfield was confirmed as U.S.
Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach

Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach

WASHINGTON — Missed intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certification of the presidential election on Jan.
Interior nominee Haaland questioned on drilling, pipelines

Interior nominee Haaland questioned on drilling, pipelines

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department faced sharp questions from Republicans Tuesday over what several called her “radical” ideas that include opposition to fracking and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Not to be sniffed at: Agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell

Not to be sniffed at: Agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell

NICE, France — The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light.

Egypt officials: Death toll from lake shipwreck climbs to 9

CAIRO — Rescue workers searched a second day Tuesday for at least five people missing after a tour boat capsized on a lake near Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Officials said nine passengers, including three children, were dead.
Hillary Clinton and Canadian novelist Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel

Hillary Clinton and Canadian novelist Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel

NEW YORK — One of the world's better known fans of mystery novels, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now writing one.
Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities Tuesday, a bid to pressure European countries and President Joe Biden's administration to lift crippling economic sanctions and restore the 2015 nu