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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Apr. 18, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. ...

Kansas district ditches Native American mascots

Apr. 17, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas district has decided to ditch its “Redmen" and “Braves" mascots after public opinion shifted. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Atchison school board approved the change unanimously this past week. It was a reversal from...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

Adirondack Daily Enterprise. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Not the time to burn It’s pretty dry out there — so dry that a forecast of rain early this week dried up. National Weather Service meteorologists in Burlington, Vermont,...

More COVID state shutdowns unlikely, despite CDC suggestion

Apr. 14, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

When one of the nation's top health officials this week suggested states dealing with a spring spike of coronavirus cases should “shut things down,” the remark landed with a thud. Even Democratic governors and lawmakers who supported tough stay-at-home orders and...

Study finds people want more than watchdogs for journalists

Apr. 14, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public's attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog. The study, released Wednesday...

100 Days: Tokyo Olympics marked by footnotes and asterisks

Apr. 13, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo pitched itself as "a safe pair of hands” when it was awarded the Olympics 7 1/2 years ago. “The certainty was a crucial factor," Craig Reedie, an IOC vice president at the time, said after the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires. Now,...

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

Apr. 13, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

While most Americans have weathered the pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before the outbreak began in the U.S. Overall, 55% of Americans say their financial circumstances are about the same now as a year ago, and 30% say their...

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Apr. 10, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail,...

South Korea's opposition party wins 2 key local elections

Apr. 08, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s conservative opposition party has won sweeping victories in mayoral by-elections in the country’s two biggest cities, a blow to President Moon Jae-in ahead of next year’s presidential vote. Oh Se-hoon of the opposition...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Apr. 07, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ April 6 The Advocate on a political divide in vaccine hesitancy: Some key numbers don’t look good for Louisiana as we work to ramp up vaccinations while...