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Germany Expected To Put Right-Wing AfD Under Surveillance For Violating Constitution

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| Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution has wrapped up a two-year investigation into the Alternative for Germany. The party's far-right branch is already under surveillance.

She Resisted Getting Her Kids The Usual Vaccines. Then The Pandemic Hit.

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Lydia, a mother of three in Canada, was opposed getting her kids vaccinated against childhood diseases. The pandemic led her out of that movement. Getting there was a years-long search for answers.

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No Mask, No Fly: Biden Signs Order Requiring Face Coverings On Planes

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The executive order signed by President Biden Thursday also includes interstate travel on trains, buses and cruise ships, in a sharp reversal of the Trump administration's lax mask culture.

South Korean Ex-Coach Sentenced To 10 Years Over Sexual Assault Of Olympic Champion

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Shim Suk-hee, a star short track speedskater who has won four Olympic medals, accused Cho Jae-beom of sexually abusing her dozens of times.

Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

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Under the Biden administration, the Department of Homeland Security looks set to roll back several Trump-era immigration policies and to establish a path to citizenship for immigrants.

China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike Pompeo

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In a statement released just minutes after President Biden took office, China's foreign ministry said it was sanctioning those "who have seriously violated China's sovereignty."

Man Charged With Assault On Officer, As Seen In Viral Video From Capitol Riot

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Investigators say Connecticut resident Patrick Edward McCaughey III pinned an officer against a door during the Capitol insurrection.

Brown Girls Book Club Comes Together To Celebrate And Watch Historic Inauguration

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The group of women who've met for 25 years watched the event with tears and cheers. Some are, like Kamala Harris, graduates of Howard University and/or members of Harris' Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Biden Adviser Sees Local Answers To Boosting Mask Use, Speeding Up Vaccinations

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For two of the biggest obstacles to curbing the pandemic, it won't just be federal officials who will lead the way, says Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President Biden's COVID-19 advisory board.

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