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Alabama US Sen. Shelby announces he won't seek a 7th term

Alabama US Sen. Shelby announces he won't seek a 7th term

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the Senate’s fourth most senior member and a force in Alabama and national politics for more than four decades, announced Monday that he will not seek a seventh term in office.
Colombia will legalize undocumented Venezuelan migrants

Colombia will legalize undocumented Venezuelan migrants

BOGOTA — Colombia said Monday it will register hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants and refugees currently in the country without papers, in a bid to provide them with legal residence permits and facilitate their access to health care and leg
Texas GOP Rep. Wright, who battled health issues, dies at 67

Texas GOP Rep. Wright, who battled health issues, dies at 67

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas, who had lung cancer and was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 last month, has died, his office said Monday. He was 67. Wright died Sunday, spokesman Matt Langston said.
US plans to reengage with UN rights council, reversing Trump

US plans to reengage with UN rights council, reversing Trump

WASHINGTON — The United States announced plans Monday to reengage with the much-maligned U.N.
New York Philharmonic launches on-demand streaming service

New York Philharmonic launches on-demand streaming service

NEW YORK — The New York Philharmonic launched an on-demand video and audio streaming service Monday called NYPhil+ that is available for $50 annually or $4.99 monthly.

24 garment workers killed in flooded factory in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco — At least 24 workers died on Monday in the northern Moroccan city of Tangier after heavy rains flooded an illegal garment factory, Morocco’s state news agency MAP reported. There were reports that as many as 28 people died.
Utah police: Avalanche killed 4 local backcountry skiers

Utah police: Avalanche killed 4 local backcountry skiers

SALT LAKE CITY — Four backcountry skiers in their 20s died when one of the deadliest avalanches in Utah history hit a popular canyon, police said Sunday.
Rescuers in India digging for 37 trapped in glacier flood

Rescuers in India digging for 37 trapped in glacier flood

RUDRAPRAYAG, India — Rescuers in northern India worked Monday to rescue more than three dozen power plant workers trapped in a tunnel after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off and sent a wall of water and debris rushing down a mountain in a disaste
Jailed rapper Casanova disciplined for video dance challenge

Jailed rapper Casanova disciplined for video dance challenge

VALHALLA, N.Y. — Rapper Casanova, who is jailed in New York in a gang-related federal racketeering case, is facing disciplinary charges over a dance challenge video posted on social media.
Amanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super Bowl

Amanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super Bowl

NEW YORK — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joe Biden last month, again commanded the spotlight on one of the country's biggest stages, the Super Bowl.