After pounding big U.S. cities in the spring, COVID-19 now has engulfed rural and small-town America, seeming to seep into the country’s every nook and cranny.
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Yellen would need Congress to approve use of clawed-back Fed loan funds, Treasury says
President-elect Joe Biden's Treasury secretary will need Congress to approve re-use of $455 billion in funds that the Trump administration is taking back from Federal Reserve and other pandemic lending programs, the Treasury said on Monday.
Retailers already fear U.S. holiday 'shipageddon'; now here come vaccines
Deliveries of holiday gifts purchased online at major retailers could get delayed by something far more critical - COVID-19 vaccines.
Netanyahu promises Israel's ex-spy in U.S. a warm welcome home
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised Jonathan Pollard, an American who spent 30 years in U.S. prison for spying for Israel, a warm welcome and a comfortable life in Israel now that parole restrictions have ended.
Tigrayans accused of massacre in Ethiopia war, both sides claim advances
Ethiopia's state-appointed rights watchdog accused a Tigrayan youth group on Tuesday of killing hundreds of civilians as federal and local forces both claimed advances in a three-week war in the country's mountainous north.
Hurricanes Eta, Iota hit Nicaragua with $743 million in economic losses
Nicaragua suffered nearly $750 million in damage from Hurricanes Eta and Iota, the government said on Tuesday, as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) promised $1.7 billion in aid for millions of people affected across Central America.
YouTube bans One America News Network from posting new videos for a week
YouTube said on Tuesday it had barred the right-wing outlet One America News Network from posting new videos for a week after it broke the site's rules against content that claims there is a guaranteed cure for COVID-19.
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