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Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

UPDATED: 6:37 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93.

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Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes

UPDATED: Mon., April 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday, a finding that lessens the chances that anyone will be charged in his death.

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Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn’t have ‘red flag’ hearing

UPDATED: Mon., April 19, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — A former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana's “red flag” law, even after his mother called police last year to say her son might commit “suicide by cop," a prosecutor said Monday.
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Alaska tribal health groups distribute vaccine far and wide

UPDATED: Mon., April 19, 2021

JUNEAU, Alaska — John Waghiyi remembers rushing his cousin to the clinic in the Bering Sea city of Savoonga in December, worried he was having a possible heart attack while out butchering a bowhead whale. Waghiyi arrived to see elders waiting in the lobby for a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Feds weighing how to respond after verdict in Chauvin trial

UPDATED: Mon., April 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, including considering whether President Joe Biden should address the nation and dispatching specially trained community facilitators from the Justice Department, aides and officials told The Associated Press.
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Coast Guard: Search for missing crew to be suspended

UPDATED: Mon., April 19, 2021

CUT OFF, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard said it will suspend the search for crew members who disappeared when a lift boat capsized off Louisiana last week at sunset Monday, and authorities do not expect to find more survivors from the vessel.
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West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

UPDATED: Mon., April 19, 2021

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government’s first official shortage declaration and prompt cuts in Arizona and Nevada.
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Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

UPDATED: Mon., April 19, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS – The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video of Chauvin with his knee on the Black man’s neck.
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Public health seeks steady funding, not feast or famine

UPDATED: Mon., April 19, 2021

Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated.