Devin Booker’s controversial ejection mars Suns’ statement win over Lakers

Devin Booker’s controversial ejection midway through third quarter overshadowed the Suns’ 114-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

     

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In ‘exceedingly rare’ case, Iowa journalist is one of few still facing charges from reporting on summer protests

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was arrested while covering racial justice protests last summer.

     

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Texas, Mississippi end mask mandates; Senate taking up stimulus bill, $1,400 checks: Live COVID-19 updates

Oregon reports first case of variant first identified in Brazil. Texas, Mississippi drop mask mandates. 516K U.S. deaths. Latest COVID-19 news.

     

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What we know about the allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. Madison Cawthorn

Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina Republican, is under scrutiny for renewed allegations that he sexually harassed college classmates.

     

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‘No time to wait’: ALS drug trials create hope among researchers, patients

With ALS treatments, success is measured by extending patients’ lives by months. Some hope new drugs now being tested could slow the disease.

     

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Gold, silver and other precious metals poured in to the U.S. as purchases of other overseas items dropped. Here’s why.

U.S. precious metals imports hit $55 billion last year, a 19-year high, at a time when imports of most other goods have fallen.

     

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A national system to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines has largely failed as states rely on their own systems

Operation Warp Speed tried to help states set priorities for COVID-19 vaccine distribution with Tiberius. Few states use it as designed.

     

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More COVID-19 variants emerge closer to home: What to know about the ones discovered in Brazil, New York, California

Health experts are seeing red flags in coronavirus variants that were first discovered in Brazil, New York and California. Here’s what they say.

     

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Rockets strike Iraqi base housing US troops ahead of Pope Francis visit

Multiple rockets struck an airbase in Iraq hosting U.S. troops on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for U.S.-led coalition forces in the country.

     

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Texas, Mississippi defy health officials, end mask mandates; Senate takes up $1,400 stimulus checks: Live COVID-19 updates

Oregon reports first case of variant first identified in Brazil. Texas, Mississippi drop mask mandates. 516K U.S. deaths. Latest COVID-19 news.

     

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