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Washington, DC, to loosen virus restrictions this weekend

Apr. 26, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 numbers dropping, officials in the nation’s capital are relaxing a number of restrictions after more than a year of lockdown. The changes represent a step toward normality for Washington, D.C., residents and long-term hope for the...

VP Harris sits at counter where Greensboro Four made history

Apr. 19, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris took a detour while visiting North Carolina on Monday to sit at the same lunch counter where four Black college students known as the Greensboro Four conducted a peaceful sit-in 61 years ago that became defining moment in the civil rights movement. ...