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States Try To Push Out Billions Of Emergency Rental Aid To Families

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| Congress approved $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to keep people housed during the pandemic, but states are facing glitches on the federal moratorium for renters and landlords.

South Dakota Passes Bill Restricting Transgender Girls From Sports Teams

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, says she is excited to sign a bill that lawmakers have passed that bans transgender girls from sports teams of their gender identity.

Iowa Reporter Goes On Trial In Case That Raises Press Freedom Concerns

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The Des Moines Register reporter, Andrea Sahouri, was arrested as she covered a Black Lives Matter protest. "Treating media work as a crime is a human rights violation," Amnesty International said.

Seoul Agrees To Pay More For U.S. Forces Stationed In South Korea

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The Biden administration agreed to a second cost-sharing partnership with an Asian ally. It's now negotiated with Japan and Korea to share the costs of housing U.S. forces in their countries.

New York State Senate Leader Calls For Cuomo's Resignation

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New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the most prominent state official to call for Cuomo to resign. Multiple women have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment.

Dallas Officer Ordered Man To Kill Two People, Police Say

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Officer Bryan Riser, 36, was charged with capital murder in the deaths of a 61-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, Dallas Police Chief Eddie García said at a Thursday media briefing.

1 Shot Or 2 Shots? 'The Vaccine That's Available To You — Get That'

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As the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, the health care community is trying to ward off misconceptions about it. The vaccine's one-shot feature may be what wins many over.

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Australia Asks European Commission To Review Italy's Block On Vaccine Shipments

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The blocked shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines was the first intervention by the EU since the bloc approved rules that could restrict vaccine exports to non-member nations.

Data Show India's Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Works — 2 Months After It Was Approved

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India's homegrown COVID-19 vaccine has been controversial because the Indian government approved its use before clinical trials showed it works. Now data is finally out.