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D-Day spirit of remembrance lives on, despite the pandemic

CARENTAN, France – In a small Normandy town where paratroopers landed in the early hours of D-Day, applause broke the silence to honor Charles Shay. He was the only veteran attending a ceremony in Carentan commemorating the 77th anniversary of the assault that helped bring an end to World War II.

A nation slowly emerging from pandemic honors Memorial Day

A nation slowly emerging from social distancing measures imposed by the coronavirus pandemic honored generations of U.S. veterans killed in the line of duty on a Memorial Day observed without the severe pandemic restrictions that affected the day of tribute just a year ago.

Eyeing calendar, Biden to end GOP infrastructure talks soon

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants to wrap up infrastructure negotiations soon with Senate Republicans and is looking ahead to June action in the House after finding their idea of tapping leftover COVID-19 relief funds to pay for the investment unworkable, a White House adviser said Friday.

Reversing Trump, Buttigieg reinstates local hiring program

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday reinstated an Obama-era pilot program that aims to aid minority and disadvantaged people by ensuring local hiring for public works construction projects, reversing a decision by the Trump administration.

Spokane venues considering creation of vaccinated-only sections to increase capacities

Under the guidelines, which have different attendance caps for indoor and outdoor venues, the number of permitted visitors would be increased if a "vaccinated section" were created in the facility. Such a section would require proof of vaccination to enter, and the operator would have to set up different ticketing lines in order to permit those with proof of a vaccine and those without. In that section, social distancing would not be required, but attendees would still be required to wear masks unless actively eating or drinking.

‘We will judge ourselves by outcomes for veterans’: VA Secretary Denis McDonough visits Mann-Grandstaff amid paused rollout of beleaguered electronic records system

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said during a visit to Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center Wednesday that he’s worried about veterans’ access to care, the clinicians’ morale and their ability to work with a new nationwide electronic health records system that was paused over technical issues in Spokane.