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Sexual harassment allegations made against Gov. Andrew Cuomo by two former aides will be examined by independent investigators hired by the New York state attorney general's office.
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Patrice Howard writes on white flags before planting them to remember her recently deceased father and close friends in November at "IN AMERICA How Could This Happen...," a public art installation in Washington, D.C. Led by artist Suzanne Firstenberg, volunteers planted white flags in a field to symbolize each life lost to COVID-19 in the U.S.
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The Biden administration announced on Wednesday a range of initiatives to expand testing capacity in the U.S. A COVID-19 testing site in Seattle is seen here on Saturday.
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On the day of the official change to decimalized currency on Feb. 15, 1971, Lord Fiske, chairman of the Decimal Currency Board, makes a purchase at a Woolworths store in London.
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Kyle Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty to all charges, including homicide, last month. He is accused of shooting three men — two of whom died and one of whom was seriously wounded — during protests in Kenosha, Wis., following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
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China's broadcasting regulator said Thursday that the BBC had "undermined China's national interests and ethnic solidarity" and was banning the British broadcaster's world service. The BBC headquarters in London are seen here in 2016.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says it is the first department to implement Biden's executive order to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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As new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus spread, the CDC says wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask offers increased protection against the virus.
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