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Miami music festival looking to reschedule to next year

- Associated Press

Organizers of a major electronic music festival that is held in South Florida annually are making plans to cancel the festivities for a second year in a row due to the pandemic.

Legislator mocks trans Biden nominee on Facebook, apologizes

Associated Press

A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state’s recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology Saturday.

Chicago restaurants, some bars reopen to indoor dining

Associated Press

Restaurants and certain bars across Chicago and suburban Cook County opened their doors to customers Saturday for the first time since late October after winning approval from Illinois health officials.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address virtually from The War Room at the state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, Pool)

EXPLAINER: Supplies thin, but New York not out of vaccine

- Associated Press

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned this week that New York was about to “exhaust” its coronavirus vaccine supply, with only a few thousand doses left. But is it really running on empty?

Thousands of evictions loom in St. Louis amid pandemic

- Associated Press

Thousands of eviction filings are piling up in St. Louis and St. Louis County courts, leaving landlords and tenants frustrated, and advocates predicting a tidal wave of homelessness to come.

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden signs executive orders after speaking about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

In first days, Biden flashes action as deep problems loom

- Associated Press

Inside the White House, President Joe Biden presided over a focused launch of his administration, using his first days in office to break sharply with his predecessor while signing executive orders meant as a showy display of action to address the historic challenges he inherited.

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

Hodgepodge systems, confusion mar California vaccine rollout

- Associated Press

More than five weeks into its vaccination program, California doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver the system.

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum holds a gun as he guards the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. Finicum, one of the leaders of the armed takeover of the refuge, was later shot by state police officers after he fled an attempted police stop. Experts say right-wing extremism like the Malheur takeover had previously mostly played out in isolated pockets or smaller cities in America before the deadly assault by rioters on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Capitol attack reflects US extremist evolution over decades

- Associated Press

The takeover in 2016 by right-wing extremists of a federal bird sanctuary in Oregon. A standoff in 1992 between white separatists and federal agents in Ruby Ridge, Idaho. The 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people.

COVID-19 problems magnified for refugees

- Associated Press

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult and isolating for Kentuckians across the state, but those challenges have been amplified for refugees who have come to the area fleeing persecution or conflict.

Members of the Indiana House convene in the House chamber in the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The House is meeting in a conference room in the state office building to increase social distancing due to COVID-19. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana lawmakers debating public health, personal freedom

- Associated Press

As Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature returned to session, nearly a dozen bills drafted by GOP legislators have sparked debate in the Statehouse over where to draw the line between public health and personal freedom.

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis. Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn't been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)

Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew as virus cases jump

- Associated Press

Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting over economic troubles.