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China’s success taming virus could make exit strategy harder

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The sweeping “zero-tolerance” strategy that China has used to keep COVID-19 case numbers low and its economy functioning may, paradoxically, make it harder for the country to exit the pandemic. Most experts say the coronavirus around the world isn’t going away and believe it could eventually become, like the flu, a persistent […]

‘Wuhan, I Am Here’: Film follows volunteers in sealed city

BEIJING — The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death. Film director Lan Bo hopes to sound the alarm with a documentary, “Wuhan, […]

1 NYPD officer killed, 1 severely injured in Harlem shooting

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer was killed and another critically wounded Friday night while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son, officials said, making four officers shot in the city in as many days. Just three weeks into their jobs, Mayor Eric Adams — a […]

Yemeni rebels say Saudi-led airstrike on prison killed 70

SANAA, Yemen — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Friday, killing at least 70 detainees and wounding dozens, a rebel minister said. The strike was part of a pounding aerial offensive that knocked the Arab world’s poorest country off the internet. The intense campaign comes after the Iran-backed […]

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for ‘Baskets,’ dies at 68

LOS ANGELES — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson had a […]

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

NEW YORK — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” has died. He was 74. The singer […]

Texas man charged with election threats to Georgia officials

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that a Texas man has been arrested on charges of posting threatening messages on Craigslist about killing government officials in Georgia following the 2020 election. It was announced as the first arrest by the Justice Department’s new Election Threats Task Force that was created last summer. […]

Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

NEW YORK — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots. They are the first large U.S. studies to look at vaccine protection against omicron, health officials said. The papers echo previous research — including studies in Germany, […]

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NM's GOP files lawsuit over new congressional map
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Suit asks judge to replace new ... Suit asks judge to replace new boundaries with a map proposed by the Citizen Redistricting Commit
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COVID tests out there ... somewhere
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Testing shortages are unnerving the public Testing shortages are unnerving the public
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Insurers pushed to settle archdiocese abuse claims
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Nearly 400 victims still in limbo ... Nearly 400 victims still in limbo four years after Santa Fe church filed for bankruptcy
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New COVID-19 cases set a record for third straight ...
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Officials say vaccines are lowering death ... Officials say vaccines are lowering death rates
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ABQ officials push tough-on-crime bills
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Legislation would increase penalties for firearms, ... Legislation would increase penalties for firearms, alter pretrial detention
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Northern NM still recovering from damaging December storm
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Governor signs order for disaster declaration ... Governor signs order for disaster declaration in Taos County
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Attorneys say MDC could not find inmates for hearings, ...
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On Thursday, one of Ryan Villa's ... On Thursday, one of Ryan Villa's clients was supposed to appear at a pretrial detention hearing — by way of a tablet in a ...
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Bill would set $15 minimum wage for state employees
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Move could increase pay of 1,200 ... Move could increase pay of 1,200 workers
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Watchdog group asks for online streaming of Senate committee
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Pro tem president argues public won't ... Pro tem president argues public won't be interested
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LFC report: Changing pretrial detention won’t lower crime
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A new report by Legislative Finance ... A new report by Legislative Finance Committee analysts found that low arrest, prosecution and conviction rates may have more to do with the crime ...