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Democrats' $15 minimum wage rise under threat after Senate ruling – live
Elizabeth MacDonough rules that federal minimum wage rise cannot be part of Covid recovery bill going through Senate

Martin Belam

26, Feb, 2021 @1:31 PM

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Republicans criticizing Haaland's nomination have ties to fossil fuels
The congresswoman has faced hostile questioning from senators during her confirmation for interior secretary. Some of them are personally invested in fossil fuels

Alex Kotch

26, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Covid 'angels': the volunteers helping at-risk strangers get vaccinated
Thousands of Washington state residents have found vaccine appointments with help from a Facebook group

Hallie Golden in Seattle

26, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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More than 25m drink from the worst US water systems, with Latinos most exposed
Guardian investigation shows systems in Latino areas violate federal drinking water rules twice as much as those serving the rest of the US

Emily Holden, Caty Enders, Niko Kommenda and Vivian Ho

26, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Biden speaks to Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report release | First Thing
President spoke to King Salman ahead of publication of intelligence report expected to implicate crown prince in murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Plus, House passes a landmark LGBTQ+ rights bill

Molly Blackall

26, Feb, 2021 @10:48 AM

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Republicans unveil two minimum wage bills in response to Democrats' push
Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton set $10-an-hour target while Josh Hawley promotes tax credit scheme

Lauren Aratani

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The women who shaped Malcolm X
Around the anniversary of his death, we spoke to his daughter about the women who were vital to the making of civil rights leader

Aina J Khan

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Will I have to wear a mask after getting the Covid vaccine?
Even if you’re protected doesn’t mean you can’t spread it. Here’s why

Jessica Glenza and Alvin Chang

26, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'Shivering under a pile of six blankets, I finally lost it': my week in frozen Texas hell
February was the peak of my pandemic depression – and then came the ‘Arctic blast’

Erum Salam

26, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Falling sperm counts 'threaten human survival', expert warns
Epidemiologist Shanna Swan says low counts and changes to sexual development could endanger human species

Miranda Bryant

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Biden warns Americans 'this is not the time to relax' as vaccinations ramp up – as it happened
President said Americans must continue to take every precaution to limit their risk of contracting coronavirus

Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve and Martin Belam

26, Feb, 2021 @1:25 AM

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Biden hails 50m vaccine doses since he took office but warns US not to relax
President says 50m effort in 37 days is ‘weeks ahead of schedule’ and ‘the more people get vaccinated, the faster we’ll beat this’

Joan E Greve in Washington and agencies

25, Feb, 2021 @11:38 PM

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