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With taxpayers’ help, Delta posts $652 million profit in 2Q

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Delta Air Lines reported its first quarterly profit since the pandemic devastated the airline industry more than a year ago, as hordes of vacation...

Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally

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COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes...

California pension fund agrees to $2.7 billion lawsuit deal

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LOS ANGELES — The nation’s largest public pension fund has agreed to pay up to $2.7 billion to refund policyholders hit with huge hikes...

Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges

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ATLANTA — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation’s most prestigious Black...

Ex-Tennessee vaccine leader: Firing put politics over health

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's former top vaccinations official said Tuesday that she couldn't stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from...

20 states support South Carolina in abortion lawsuit

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Twenty states are supporting South Carolina's defense of a new abortion law, arguing in an amicus brief that a federal judge...

Lego tells US company to stop making guns look like its toys

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish toymaker Lego said Wednesday it had asked a Utah-based gun company to stop producing a product that makes a pistol...

The Latest: Spain regions want restrictions after case spike

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MADRID — Some regions in Spain aim to put restrictions back in place because of a spike in coronavirus cases. ...

Lithuania struggles with migrant flood opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

German president joins campaign to reinvigorate vaccinations

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BERLIN — Germany’s president appealed Wednesday to hesitant compatriots to get vaccinated against COVID-19, adding to efforts by top politicians to reinvigorate the country's...