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Drugs for COVID-19 are sorted into three basic categories: They work, they don't work, or there simply isn't enough information to know. A generic steroid is one medicine that proved helpful.

Lydia, a mother of three in Canada, was opposed getting her kids vaccinated against childhood diseases. The pandemic led her out of that movement. Getting there was a years-long search for answers.

President Biden is pushing Congress to pour another $1.9 trillion into the COVID-ravaged economy. In the meantime, his top economic adviser says, he plans to bump up food stamp benefits.

Former President Trump's plan had been decried as an attack on people he called the "Deep State" when it was announced in October. But the Biden White House was quick to cancel the classification.

President Biden is calling for unity to address several current crises, but that will prove difficult in a country as divided as ever.

With former President Donald Trump out of office, progressive groups are attempting the tricky pivot from fighting Trump's agenda to pushing a new one.

Nashua, New Hampshire, expects to be a destination for people migrating away from the coasts and toward cooler temperatures. Officials say a pandemic influx has shown the need to plan for that growth.

The chamber has the power to expel or censure members for their conduct, though it's a rare occurrence. Only 24 have received such sanctions since 1780.

Riley Williams, 22, was released from jail Thursday into her mother's custody. Williams is charged with stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the attack on the Capitol.

The executive order signed by President Biden Thursday also includes interstate travel on trains, buses and cruise ships, in a sharp reversal of the Trump administration's lax mask culture.

Transportation secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg made the case for climate action and infrastructure investments at his confirmation hearing. Most senators reacted warmly.

The organization had filed for bankruptcy and said it would reincorporate in Texas.

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