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‘Today is a great day for America’: Biden removes his mask as CDC relaxes guidance – as it happened
CDC updates guidelines as Walensky says vaccinated people can participate in indoor activities without masks or distancing – follow the latest

Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier)

14, May, 2021 @12:08 AM

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‘It can’t be that easy’: US conservative group brags about role in making voting harder
Leaked video published by Mother Jones shows executive director of Heritage Action bragging about crafting voting restrictions

Sam Levine in New York

13, May, 2021 @10:35 PM

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Philadelphia incinerated remains of police bombing victims without telling families
Mayor fires health chief over disposal of remains decades after 1985 Move bombing, which killed 11

Ed Pilkington in New York

13, May, 2021 @10:28 PM

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US officials confirm 130 incidents of mysterious Havana syndrome brain injury
US diplomats, spies and defence officials have reported serious symptoms, some within the past few weeks

Julian Borger in Washington

13, May, 2021 @9:25 PM

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Trial for ex-officers charged with aiding George Floyd’s murder moved to 2022
Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were to face trial on 23 August but judge changed date so federal case can go forward first

Guardian staff and agencies

13, May, 2021 @5:06 PM

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‘It’s different this time’: Palestinian Americans find support in US progressives
Progressive US lawmakers speak out against Israeli military as Palestinian activists say it is a shift from previous language

Erum Salam in New York

13, May, 2021 @4:12 PM

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Why the Arizona ‘recount’ of 2.1m votes is dangerous
Election administration experts, who usually go out of their way to be non-partisan, are raising alarms about the process

Sam Levine in New York

13, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Liz Cheney refuses to rule out run for president in bid to thwart Trump
Leading Republican vows to do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop Trump, adding: ‘It’s an ongoing threat. Silence is not an option’

Oliver Milman in New York

13, May, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Solar pushback: how US power firms try to make people pay for going green
In states such as Kansas, energy companies are seeking to impose financial charges on people who install rooftop solar arrays

Haines Eason for the New Territory and Emily Holden for Floodlight

13, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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First Thing: Israel and Gaza descend into deadly chaos as crisis escalates
Israeli army drafts Gaza ground operation amid rising death toll and mob violence. Plus, would you get a vaccine for $1m?

Miranda Bryant

13, May, 2021 @10:49 AM

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Philadelphia holds day of remembrance for 1985 Move bombing that left 11 dead
Occasion overshadowed by disclosure that bones of children who died held for almost four decades by University of Pennsylvania

Ed Pilkington

13, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Get a vaccine, win $1m: Ohio offers lottery to beat vaccine hesitancy
The scheme is one of several unusual incentives across the US, including scholarships, bonds and beer

Maanvi Singh

13, May, 2021 @2:01 AM

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