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As U.S. Death Toll Surpasses Half A Million, Biden Plans To Order Flags To Half Staff

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| White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that at a Monday event marking 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, President Joe Biden will order flags on federal property to be lowered to half staff for five days.

Iran, U.N. Regulators Agree On Reduced — But Continued — Nuclear Verification


The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran announced an deal to keep some verification activities going for the immediate future. Iran earlier had said it would suspend snap inspections.

Ocasio-Cortez Fundraising Drive For Texas Relief Raises $4 Million


What began as a call for donations to help Texas residents hurt by the storm grew into millions of dollars that will go to several local charities. Ocasio-Cortez visited a Houston food bank Saturday.

U.S. Deports Nazi Concentration Camp Guard To Germany


A 95-year-old man who's been living in Tennessee was deported to Germany to face authorities over his work as a camp guard. Friedrich Karl Berger has lived in the United States since 1959.

Russian Court Denies Appeal Of Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny


The 44-year-old opposition leader was arrested in January after returning from Germany, where he was recovering from a near-fatal poisoning that he and Western governments have blamed on the Kremlin.

Extreme Winter Weather Creates Backlog Of 6 Million Vaccine Doses


The White House COVID-19 Response Team said Friday that while this week's storm affected deliveries to all 50 states, it is confident it can make up the backlog within the next week.

Florida Women Pose As 'Grannies' In Foiled Plot To Get 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine Doses


The director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said the women disguised themselves with bonnets, gloves and glasses. It is not known how they managed to get their first doses.

Huge Drop In Federal Aid For The Poorest Is Blamed On Closed Social Security Offices


It's estimated that more than 120,000 low-income Americans have missed out on payments.


New Zealand Will Offer Free Sanitary Products At Schools To Fight Period Poverty


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday the government will work with suppliers to get free period products into schools in June, building off a pilot program started last year.