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LA business owners fighting to survive in pandemic feel mix of hope and frustration

ABC NewsBy ASHLEY RIGGLE, MARJORIE MCAFFEE, and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — As Los Angeles edges out of the most restrictive tier in its covid-19 reopening plan, small business owners who’ve struggled to stay afloat say that whatever hope it brings is mixed with feelings of frustration and anger. For many of the small business owners, the past …

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Rise in anti-Asian American hate crimes may lead to mental health crisis

kali9/iStockBy Dr. MISHAL REJA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Crisanna Tang, a New York-based health care worker, was just on her way to work. “A man got on the train without a mask,” said Tang, a 31-year-old Chinese American born in New Jersey and raised in Port St. Lucie, Florida, “and he sits across from me. He started saying, ‘Go back …

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Alabama’s governor extends mask order until April 9, eases some restrictions

Rattankun Thongbun/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Alabama’s governor said Thursday she is extending the state’s mask mandate until April 9. “After April the 9th I will not keep the mask order in effect,” Gov. Kay Ivey said at a news conference. “We’ve kept the mask mandate in place for more than a generous period of time because …

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Capitol Police ask that National Guard stay for another 60 days

ALFSnaiper/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Two U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that the Capitol Police have requested a 60-day extension for the National Guard presence at the Capitol. One official said the request is being reviewed. The request came as the Capitol was on high alert after threats of another possible attack plot tied to March 4. There are …

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Alabama’s governor extends mask order until April 9, eases some restrictions

Rattankun Thongbun/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Alabama’s governor said Thursday she is extending the state’s mask mandate until April 9. “After April the 9th I will not keep the mask order in effect,” Gov. Kay Ivey said at a news conference. “We’ve kept the mask mandate in place for more than a generous period of time because …

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Colorado man arrested in 1982 cold case murders of two women, authorities say

Park County Sheriff’s OfficeBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (FAIRPLAY, Colo.) — A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the unsolved murders of two women who were found dead in 1982, authorities said. Alan Lee Phillips, 70, of Dumont, Colorado, was taken into custody without incident in Clear Creek County on Feb. 24 and is currently being held at …

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Rep. Chris Smith asks Pelosi to investigate ‘tainted’ food allegedly harming National Guard members

MivPiv/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith has asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate after at least 30 New Jersey National Guard members allegedly got sick over the last month from eating the food they were provided while deployed to protect the U.S. Capitol. In a letter Wednesday, Smith told Pelosi that several National …

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Rep. Chris Smith asks Pelosi to investigate ‘tainted’ food allegedly harming National Guard members

MivPiv/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith has asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate after at least 30 New Jersey National Guard members allegedly got sick over the last month from eating the food they were provided while deployed to protect the U.S. Capitol. In a letter Wednesday, Smith told Pelosi that several National …

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13 killed in California crash allegedly breached Mexico fence, entered US illegally

kali9/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — The 13 people killed in a crash between their SUV and a big rig in Southern California on Tuesday are suspected to have entered the U.S. illegally that morning, breaching a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border in a likely human smuggling attempt, according to Customs and Border Patrol. “A 10-foot breach” in …

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Capitol Police officials say intel on possible March 4 plot being taken ‘seriously’

uschools/iStockBy JACK DATE, LUKE BARR, and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — U.S. Capitol Police officials said Wednesday they have “obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4” — the date that far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power. The intelligence, which an …

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