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With a perfect storm of aging residents, low birth rates, COVID-19 deaths and immigration cutbacks, 16 states saw population decreases last year as the United States experienced the slowest national population growth since the Great Depression.

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WASHINGTON — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year.

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When Corey Hill reports for work at the Daimler Trucks manufacturing plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, he knows he won’t be able to stay a safe physical distance from his coworkers on the assembly line.

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PETERSBURG, Va. — The downtown Petersburg icon known fondly as “St. Joe” is turning 145 this Sunday. Alumni share their thoughts about the oldest continuously operating school in the Richmond Diocese.

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(AP) — The threat of extremist groups descending on statehouses across the country in demonstrations Sunday prompted some governors to roll out a massive show of force and ramp up security, less than two weeks after a mob overran the nation's Capitol.

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Chicago’s celebrity lefty political priest, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, is strangely silent.

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SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers in Bulgaria on Jan. 6 ignored warnings issued by health authorities to abstain from mass gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic and kept instead to their centuries-old Epiphany traditions.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout.

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon impeached President Donald Trump for a second time, accusing him of inciting insurrection by urging on a mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol a week before.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results — a speech that was followed by a mob of his supporters storming the U.S. Capitol.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump's name, the Capitol's attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the crowd.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol.

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WASHINGTON — The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is intensifying scrutiny over security at the upcoming inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden that already has been reshaped by the pandemic and the prospect that President Donald Trump may not attend.

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WASHINGTON — With 12 days left in his term, President Donald Trump has finally bent to reality amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat.

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WASHINGTON — Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the W…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked Democrats' push to immediately bring President Donald Trump's demand for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks up for a vote, saying the chamber would "begin a process" to address the issue.

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At Christmases past, parishioners at Middle Collegiate in New York City rejoiced over gospel hymns, carols and soul tunes played on a Steinway piano that is now only metal and ashes after the historic church was destroyed this month by fire.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — His motorcade thunders around Delaware, snarling traffic. Everywhere he goes, a security team envelops him and a pack of journalists trails behind.

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: We typically host several family members and their children in our home for a visit each December. But due to COVID-19 we have decided to avoid social encounters. How can I tell my siblings that they and their children can’t come without creating a rift? Also, do you have a…