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Death toll rises as violence rocks Gaza, Israel and West Bank

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli planes renewed air strikes in Gaza early on Saturday and Hamas militants responded by firing rockets into Israel as their battle entered a fifth night and U.S. and Arab diplomats sought an end to the violence. Read More


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U.S. capital running out of gas, even as Colonial Pipeline recovers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Washington was running out of gasoline on Friday, even as the country's largest fuel pipeline network ramped up deliveries following a cyberattack and U.S. officials assured motorists that supplies would return to normal soon. More »


Go maskless? Some Americans skeptical of new guidelines, other say it's high time

WASHINGTON/LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) -New U.S. guidance allowing people to go without masks in most places provided one more topic of disagreement among Americans who have found little common ground throughout the pandemic. More »


U.S. federal parks, buildings will not require masks for vaccinated -U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week means that fully vaccinated staff, contractors and visitors no longer need masks in federal buildings or on federal lands, according to an official with the Office of Management and Budget familiar with the situation. More »


Ohio city reaches $10 million settlement over police killing of Andre Hill

(Reuters) -The city of Columbus, Ohio said on Friday that it reached a $10 million settlement with the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man fatally shot in December by a police officer who was subsequently fired and indicted. More »


Exclusive: U.S. senators close to announcing $52 billion chips funding deal - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators are close to unveiling a $52-billion proposal Friday that would significantly boost U.S. semiconductor chip production and research over five years sources briefed on the matter said. More »


U.S. judge puts ruling overturning eviction ban on hold

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A federal judge on Friday agreed to put on hold her May 5 ruling invalidating the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) nationwide moratorium on residential evictions pending the Justice Department's appeal. More »


Biden rescinds Trump-era health insurance requirement for new immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday revoked a 2019 proclamation by former President Donald Trump that sought to bar the entry of immigrants who could not prove they had health insurance or could cover healthcare costs. More »


Biden appoints Neera Tanden, former pick for budget director, as senior adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden has appointed Neera Tanden, who withdrew from consideration to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget after strong opposition from Republicans, to be a senior adviser, the White House said on Friday. More »


UAE urges Mideast ceasefire, offers condolences to all victims -WAM

CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates foreign minister on Friday voiced his country's concern over the escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence and called for a ceasefire and the start of a diplomatic dialogue, state news agency WAM reported. More »


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