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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez reintroduces bill for 9/11 cleanup crews

October 23, 2021, 4:31pm Nation & World

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other legislators reintroduced a bill in the House on Friday to put immigrants who cleared debris after the Sept. 11 attacks on a fast track to legal immigration status in the United States. Read story

10,000 sequoias weakened by fires and drought to be removed in California

October 23, 2021, 4:26pm Nation & World

Upward of 10,000 sequoia trees weakened by wildfires, drought, disease or age must be removed in California, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two largest sequoia trees. Read story

FILE -- In this Sept. 13, 2021, file photo, students board a school bus on New York's Upper West Side. Even as most students return to learning in the classroom this school year, disruptions to in-person learning, from missing one day because of a late school bus to an entire two weeks at home due to quarantine, remain inevitable as families and educators navigate the ongoing pandemic.

School disruptions hit vulnerable students hardest

FILE -- In this Sept. 13, 2021, file photo, students board a school bus on New York's Upper West Side. Even as most students return to learning in the classroom this school year, disruptions to in-person learning, from missing one day because of a late school bus to an entire two weeks at home due to quarantine, remain inevitable as families and educators navigate the ongoing pandemic.

October 23, 2021, 4:24pm Nation & World

Even as schools have returned in full swing across the country, complications wrought by the pandemic persist, often falling hardest on those least able to weather them: families without transportation, people with limited income or other financial hardship, people who don’t speak English, children with special needs. Read story

Anna Salton Eisen holds up a photo of Emil Ringel, father of Barbara Ringel, for a Zoom video call during a gathering for families of Holocaust survivors in East Brunswick, N.J., on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Seventy-six years after American soldiers cut down the barbed wire and fulfilled the prisoners' impossible dream of freedom, Eisen brought together survivors' loved ones.

A moving ‘reunion’ for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Anna Salton Eisen holds up a photo of Emil Ringel, father of Barbara Ringel, for a Zoom video call during a gathering for families of Holocaust survivors in East Brunswick, N.J., on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Seventy-six years after American soldiers cut down the barbed wire and fulfilled the prisoners' impossible dream of freedom, Eisen brought together survivors' loved ones.

October 23, 2021, 2:43pm Nation & World

Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman, 62, said she felt compelled to learn more about the confidants who had meant so much to her father. Read story

Justin Paetow, center, a tin shop worker at Bath Iron Works, takes part in a demonstration against COVID-19 vaccine mandate outside the shipyard on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Bath, Maine.

Vaccine mandates create conflict in workplaces

Justin Paetow, center, a tin shop worker at Bath Iron Works, takes part in a demonstration against COVID-19 vaccine mandate outside the shipyard on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Bath, Maine.

October 23, 2021, 2:20pm Business

Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn’t missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast. But he’s ready to walk away from his job because of an impending mandate from President Joe Biden that federal… Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, file photo, Ahmaud Arbery's father, Marcus Arbery, bottom center, listens to Jason Vaughn speak during a memorial walk and candlelight vigil for Ahmaud at the Satilla Shores development, in Brunswick, Ga. The judge and attorneys trying to seat a jury in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing aren't finding many jury pool members who are blank slates in the case. (AP Photo/Stephen B.

No ‘blank slate’ jurors in county shaken by Ahmaud Arbery’s slaying

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, file photo, Ahmaud Arbery's father, Marcus Arbery, bottom center, listens to Jason Vaughn speak during a memorial walk and candlelight vigil for Ahmaud at the Satilla Shores development, in Brunswick, Ga. The judge and attorneys trying to seat a jury in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing aren't finding many jury pool members who are blank slates in the case. (AP Photo/Stephen B.

October 23, 2021, 2:18pm Nation & World

No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was chased down and shot dead. No. 236 was a longtime co-worker of one of the white men charged in the killing. Both were deemed to be fair-minded enough to remain in the pool from… Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, rally-goers protest at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Mich.   Republicans have had wild success this year passing voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas.

GOP pushing for election reforms in unlikely states

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, rally-goers protest at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Mich.   Republicans have had wild success this year passing voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas.

October 23, 2021, 1:48pm Nation & World

Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. And they're not stopping there. Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014 photo, Chad Stahelski, co-director of the film, "John Wick," demonstrates proper gun handling during a training session at 87Eleven Action Design in Inglewood, Calif. Guns used in making movies are sometimes real weapons that can fire either bullets or blanks, which are gunpowder charges that produce a flash and a bang but no deadly projectile.

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014 photo, Chad Stahelski, co-director of the film, "John Wick," demonstrates proper gun handling during a training session at 87Eleven Action Design in Inglewood, Calif. Guns used in making movies are sometimes real weapons that can fire either bullets or blanks, which are gunpowder charges that produce a flash and a bang but no deadly projectile.

October 23, 2021, 12:59pm Latest News

SANTA FE, N.M. — Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours and days after some workers walked off the job to protest safety conditions and other production… Read story

FILE In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 file photo, Bourbon Street, which is normally packed with revelers, is seen deserted during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans. After over a year where the coronavirus largely put an end to parades, an assortment of witches, goblins and other masked creatures are set to take to the streets Saturday night in the city's first large, float parade since the pandemic took hold.

1st big New Orleans parade since pandemic a go: Krewe of Boo

FILE In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 file photo, Bourbon Street, which is normally packed with revelers, is seen deserted during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans. After over a year where the coronavirus largely put an end to parades, an assortment of witches, goblins and other masked creatures are set to take to the streets Saturday night in the city's first large, float parade since the pandemic took hold.

October 23, 2021, 12:58pm Latest News

NEW ORLEANS — Parade-loving New Orleans is about to get its groove back. Read story

FILE - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a news conference to talk about the benefits of the Child Tax Credit, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 15, 2021. President Joe Biden and leading Democratic lawmakers have been fighting to make permanent a child tax credit that would give families at least $300 a month per child. But the latest budget deal would extend the payments through the end of the next year. (AP Photo/J.

Child tax credit tussle reflects debate over work incentives

FILE - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a news conference to talk about the benefits of the Child Tax Credit, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 15, 2021. President Joe Biden and leading Democratic lawmakers have been fighting to make permanent a child tax credit that would give families at least $300 a month per child. But the latest budget deal would extend the payments through the end of the next year. (AP Photo/J.

October 23, 2021, 12:48pm Business

WASHINGTON — To supporters of the child tax credit, there has always been an "aha moment" — the recognition that as little as a few hundred dollars a month could be life-changing. Read story