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Politics Dec 09Tensions rise over masks as virus grips smaller U.S. cities
Public health officials in Boise, Idaho, were about to vote on a mask mandate but ended the meeting because of fears for their safety amid protests outside the building and at some of their homes.
Nation Nov 26Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving
Americans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has upended traditions at dinner tables all around the country.
Health Sep 25COVID-19 tightens grip on U.S. Midwest and West
The U.S. is averaging more than 40,000 new confirmed cases a day. While that number is dramatically lower than the peak of nearly 70,000 over the summer, the numbers are worrisome nonetheless.
Nation Oct 06Police look for 2 men in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4
Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said.
Nation Jun 03Hundreds of Missouri roads closed by near-record flooding
Midwestern rivers have flooded periodically since March, causing billions of dollars of damage to farmland, homes and businesses.