House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they'd revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. The new president's vision for flushing cash to individuals, businesses, states and cities battered by COVID-19 passed on a near party-line 219-212 vote early Saturday. That ships the massive measure to the Senate, where Democrats seem bent on resuscitating their minimum wage push and fights could erupt over state aid and other issues.
Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave U.S. exposedAfter a year of struggling to boost testing, communities across the country are seeing plummeting demand, shuttering testing sites or even trying to return supplies.
'Donald J. Trump ain't going anywhere': Former president the dominant force at CPACA conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement turned into an ode to Donald Trump as speakers declared their fealty to the former president and attendees posed for selfies with a golden statue of his likeness.
Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, liesA faction of local, county and state Republican officials across the country is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories online that echo those that helped inspire the U.S. Capitol insurrection
Myanmar protesters injured as police escalate use of forceMyanmar security forces have cracked down on anti-coup protesters in the country's second-largest city, injuring at least three people, two of whom were shot in the chest by rubber bullets and another who suffered a flesh wound on his leg
Militia official: US strike in Syria kills 1, wounds severalAn Iraqi militia official says a U.S. airstrike in Syria has killed one militiaman and wounded a number of others with a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi group
2 US Navy warships in Mideast hit by coronavirus outbreaksTwo U.S. Navy warships operating in the Mideast have been struck by coronavirus outbreaks
Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical careRomania reported its first COVID-19 case a year ago this week
NYC schools head Richard Carranza exits, to be replaced by Meisha Ross Porter, the first Black woman to lead systemNYC schools head Richard Carranza exits, to be replaced by Meisha Ross Porter, the first Black woman to lead system
Police: Officer fatally shoots Indiana woman during struggleState police say an eastern Indiana police officer fatally shot a woman early Friday after she pulled a knife during a struggle as the officer was trying to remove her from the middle of a highway
Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
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It was a busy and unpredictable couple of weeks and Daily Herald photographers present it in The Week in Pictures for February 6-19, 2021.
Suburbanites were digging out of more snow Tuesday and Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation for the entire state.