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Fugitive is killed, 2 US marshals shot in Bronx gunfight

Fugitive is killed, 2 US marshals shot in Bronx gunfight

NEW YORK — A fugitive who shot a Massachusetts state trooper in the hand during a traffic stop two weeks ago was killed early Friday during a gunfight with U.S. marshals in New York City that left two of the officers wounded.
House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use and taking steps to address racial disparit

Mexico City hospitals are filling up, but so are the streets

MEXICO CITY — Sometimes Latin American dance tunes on the radio — salsa, cumbia, ranchera — bring a little cheer into the emergency room of Mexico City’s Ajusco Medio hospital, which is operating well over normal capacity because of COVID-19. Dr.
Bahrain now 2nd nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use

Bahrain now 2nd nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The island kingdom of Bahrain said Friday it has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
Denmark to end oil, gas extraction in North Sea

Denmark to end oil, gas extraction in North Sea

COPENHAGEN — Denmark has decided to end all oil and gas activities in the North Sea by 2050 and has cancelled its latest licensing round, saying the country is "now putting an end to the fossil fuel era.
US trade deficit rises 1.7% to $63.1 billion in October

US trade deficit rises 1.7% to $63.1 billion in October

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit widened 1.7% in October to $63.1 billion. The politically sensitive gap in the trade of goods with China and Mexico grew.
Six vice-presidents talk about job once considered invisible

Six vice-presidents talk about job once considered invisible

NEW YORK — After interviewing Dan Quayle in Arizona for his documentary on the vice presidency, filmmaker Jeffrey Roth was rushing to the airport to catch a flight to Wyoming, where he had an appointment with Dick Cheney the next morning.
Daddy Yankee achieves new balance, readies for his comeback

Daddy Yankee achieves new balance, readies for his comeback

NEW YORK — A year after a series of concerts in Puerto Rico that ended up being his last because of the pandemic, Daddy Yankee is bringing those performances to YouTube as a Christmas gift to his fans around the globe.
UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast

UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast

LONDON — U.K.
India's winter of discontent: Farmers rise up against Modi

India's winter of discontent: Farmers rise up against Modi

NEW DELHI — A chilly breeze whirls through New Delhi in the mornings and the sun is partly obscured by toxic haze, a marker of another winter in the Indian capital. But along the city's borders, this year is visibly and viscerally different.