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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ballot measures in the U.S. to build more affordable housing and protect tenants from soaring rent increases were plentiful and fared well in last week’s midterm elections, a sign of growing angst over record high rents exacerbated by inflation and a dearth of homes. Voters approved capping rent increases at below …

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden rattled off policy proposals in this year’s State of the Union address, he hit an emotional note when talking about veterans who suffer from cancer after serving on military bases where toxic smoke billowed from burning trash. “One of those soldiers was my son Maj. Beau Biden,” he …

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to support 200,000 community health workers, who serve as a critical bridge to treatment for people with limited access to medical care. The Skoll Foundation and The Johnson & Johnson Foundation announced Monday that they donated a total …

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Supreme Court quietly announced Monday that it would not review Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, leaving him a free man and ending a two-decade legal drama that shifted the cultural landscape, destroyed the groundbreaking Black actor’s reputation, and sent him to prison for several years late in life. The high court, …

LVIV, Ukraine — Russia announced yet another limited cease-fire and the establishment of safe corridors to allow civilians to flee some besieged Ukrainian cities Monday. But the evacuation routes led mostly to Russia and its ally Belarus, drawing withering criticism from Ukraine and others. Ukrainian officials accused Moscow of resorting to “medieval siege” tactics in …

G-7 gathers to pledge 1B coronavirus vaccine shots for world  The Associated Press Biden announces US will donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccines  CNN Heart inflammation in young men higher than expected after Pfizer, Moderna vaccines -U.S. CDC  Yahoo News Biden is showing that the U.S. can help vaccinate the world — and lead it  The Washington Post Biden Meets …

US intel report on UFOs: No evidence of aliens, but. …  Associated Press Anticipated report on UFOs finds no evidence of aliens, but says phenomena difficult to explain  CBS This Morning Government Report Finds No Evidence U.F.O.s Were Alien Spacecraft  The New York Times US report finds no evidence pilots saw alien spacecrafts; but it doesn’t rule out …

After 2-year battle, House panel to interview Trump counsel  Associated Press After A 2-Year Legal Fight, Ex-Trump Aide Will Testify On The Russia Investigation  NPR House Democrats finally get to interview former White House counsel McGahn  CNN After 2-year battle, House panel to interview Trump counsel McGahn  NBC News Trump’s former White House counsel to appear before House committee …

PHOENIX (AP) — The top Republicans in Arizona’s largest county gave an impassioned defense of their handling of the 2020 election Monday, calling on fellow members of the GOP and business leaders to speak out against an unprecedented partisan election audit. The GOP-dominated Maricopa County Board of Supervisors cast the audit as a sham that’s …

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians grabbed their children and belongings and fled neighborhoods on the outskirts of Gaza City on Friday as Israel unleashed a heavy barrage of tank fire and airstrikes, killing a family of 6 in their home. Israel said it was clearing a network of militant tunnels ahead of a …