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US-funded child care aid nearing reality with Biden bill

US-funded child care aid nearing reality with Biden bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women — and some men — in Congress have been fighting for government child care assistance for almost 80 years. With President Joe Biden's $1.85 trillion social services package, they are as close as they have ever been to winning.

People magazine names Paul Rudd as 2021's Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Rudd has been crowned as 2021’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine .
Get ready for more games: 'Squid Game' readies for Season 2

Get ready for more games: 'Squid Game' readies for Season 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of Netflix's “Squid Game” says the hit TV series will be back for a season two, even though most TV shows in South Korea run for just one season.
Brian Williams says he's leaving NBC News at end of year

Brian Williams says he's leaving NBC News at end of year

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Williams, who remade his career as an MSNBC host after losing his job as NBC “Nightly News” anchor for making false claims about a wartime story, is leaving the network after 28 years.
Fox's 'The Five' scores rare win for daytime; NFL takes top

Fox's 'The Five' scores rare win for daytime; NFL takes top

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's prime-time lineup gets plenty of attention, but, lately, the network's viewers have been drawn to an early-bird special.
Hopi at crossroads of maintaining language for elected posts

Hopi at crossroads of maintaining language for elected posts

POLACCA, Ariz. (AP) — Candidates for Hopi chairman move easily between the tribe's language and English as they make their case for votes from a high school auditorium.
Bolivia calls on Canada to waive patent and export COVID-19 vaccines

Bolivia calls on Canada to waive patent and export COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is facing mounting pressure to waive the patent on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to allow a Canadian manufacturer to export a low-cost version to Bolivia.

Marie Antoinette's diamond bracelets fetch $8.3M at auction

GENEVA (AP) — A pair of diamond bracelets that once belonged to Marie Antoinette, the famed wife of French King Louis XVI who met her fate at the revolutionary guillotine, sold for 7.46 million Swiss francs ($8.34 million) on Tuesday.
Florida's largest school district drops all mask mandates

Florida's largest school district drops all mask mandates

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's largest school district is dropping all mask mandates, allowing parents in all grades to decide whether their children should wear a face covering, the superintendent announced Tuesday.
Bank of Canada governor says central bank's role includes reducing inequality

Bank of Canada governor says central bank's role includes reducing inequality

OTTAWA — The governor of the Bank of Canada has laid down an argument for the central bank’s actions during the pandemic, hours after the country's opposition leader suggested the bank stay in its inflation-targeting lane.