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Protesters jump over burning tires that were set on fire to block a road, at Martyrs Square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, March 6, 2021. Lebanon's caretaker prime minister warned Saturday that the country was quickly headed toward chaos and appealed to politicians to put aside differences in order form a new government that can attract desperately needed foreign assistance. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Protesters paralyze Lebanon amid political, economic crisis

Associated Press

Protesters closed all major roads leading to the Lebanese capital on Monday, causing traffic jams and triggering a call by the head of the hospitals union who warned that such moves are preventing oxygen supplies from reaching medical centers treating coronavirus patients.

As US mulls Afghan exit, activist sees long fight for women

- Associated Press

Prominent activist Sima Samar has been fighting for women’s rights in Afghanistan for the past 40 years. She believes her struggle is far from over - especially at a time when violence is on the rise, peace talks between rival Afghan groups are stuck and the U.S. mulls a May departure from her country.

Philippine police kill 9 in raids on suspected rebels

- Associated Press

Philippine police backed by military forces killed nine people over the weekend in a series of raids against suspected communist insurgents, with authorities saying the suspects opened fire first. Others, however, said those killed were unarmed activists.

J&J vaccines coming to Cape Cod; Maine reports 2 new deaths

Associated Press

The New Hampshire Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill aimed at improving children’s mental health at a time when the number of children waiting for inpatient psychiatric care has grown dramatically during the pandemic.

In this Feb. 22, 2021, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at a COVID-19 vaccination site in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York's attorney general said she's moving forward with an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo after receiving a letter from his office Monday, March 1, 2021, authorizing her to take charge of the probe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)

Cuomo defiant as top New York lawmakers call on him to quit

- Associated Press

The two top Democrats in New York’s legislature withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and undercounting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, a sign hangs at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Republican state lawmakers are pushing for social media giants to face costly lawsuits for policing content on their websites, taking aim at a federal law that prevents internet companies, like Twitter, from being sued for removing posts. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

GOP pushes bills to allow social media 'censorship' lawsuits

- Associated Press

Republican state lawmakers are pushing for social media giants to face costly lawsuits for policing content on their websites, taking aim at a federal law that prevents internet companies from being sued for removing posts.