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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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February 04, 2021 - 1:15 pm
By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company agreed to pay nearly $600 million for its role in advising businesses on how to sell more prescription opioid painkillers amid a nationwide overdose crisis. “We deeply regret that we did not adequately acknowledge...
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens during a meeting with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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February 04, 2021 - 1:09 pm
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned of “tough months ahead” with COVID-19 continuing to flare, making it critical that Congress pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package. In her first public interview since becoming...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, a worker cleans along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds as casinos and other business are shuttered due to the coronavirus outbreak in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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February 04, 2021 - 1:06 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined to 779,000 last week, a still-historically high total that shows that a sizable number of people keep losing jobs to the viral pandemic. Last week’s total, the third straight...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, Doug Emhoff, left, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden, stand during a performance of the National Anthem.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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February 04, 2021 - 1:02 pm
By ELANA SCHOR and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday called for a confrontation of the “political extremism” that inspired the U.S. Capitol riot and appealed for collective strength during such turbulent times in remarks at the National Prayer...
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In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, then-Michigan's 3rd District Congressional Republican candidate Peter Meijer speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)
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February 04, 2021 - 12:56 pm
By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer, one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump over the deadly attack on the Capitol, defended his decision while taking pointed criticism from voters Wednesday night. “What we witnessed...
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National security adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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February 04, 2021 - 12:53 pm
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press President Joe Biden will announce an end Thursday to U.S. support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened humanitarian suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said...
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., walks with fellow House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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February 04, 2021 - 12:49 pm
By ALAN FRAM, BRIAN SLODYSKO and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans will be forced to go on the record, defending or rebuking Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has drawn bipartisan condemnation over her embrace of far-right conspiracy theories, racist comments, as...
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Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., during a meeting to discuss a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Washington.
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AP News
February 03, 2021 - 12:19 pm
Biden shows flexibility but tells House to 'go big' on aid
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, talks with a student as teacher Alyson Lykken, center, looks on, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, during a visit to a low-incidence disability classroom at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
AP News
February 03, 2021 - 10:50 am
Pressure is building on school systems around the U.S. to reopen classrooms to students who have been learning online for nearly a year.
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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pay their respects to the late U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
(Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
AP News
February 03, 2021 - 10:24 am
Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick lay in honor in the building he died defending.
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