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Colleges Add More In-Person Classes For Spring, Amid High Risk Of Coronavirus Spread

Many colleges are starting their spring semester this week, and new data show that schools are bringing students back to campus, with more in-person classes.

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President Biden has promised that gender equity will be at the forefront of his administration's policies. To help achieve that goal, he is creating a new Gender Policy Council within the White House. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Biden Administration Resurrects Office To Help Women 'At The Breaking Point'

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Parler CEO John Matze said on Wednesday that the company's board ousted him from the conservative-friendly social network late last week. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Parler CEO Is Fired After 'Constant Resistance' Inside The Conservative-Friendly Site

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Fork in the Road Koresma
Anomaly: Mvt. VI Glenn Kotche, Kronos Quartet
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The City Dreaming Zazen Boys

A Philadelphia state correctional facility is pictured in June 2018. In Philadelphia, the concept of "felony murder" means someone can spend their life in prison if someone died during a felony act, even if that person did not intend to commit murder. Jacqueline Larma/AP hide caption

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Life Without Parole For 'Felony Murder': Pa. Case Targets Sentencing Law

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Chinese workers wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccine jab at a mass vaccination center in Beijing on Jan. 5. Even with at least 5 homegrown vaccines nearing approval, China is setting a modest initial goal: 50 million people vaccinated by mid-February — about 3.5% of the total population. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Vaccine Campaign Hits A Few Bumps

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OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The global business consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million settlement over its role in the opioid crisis. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Consulting Giant McKinsey To Settle States' Opioid Claims For $573 Million

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