AP News Digest 4:20 a.m.

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TOP STORIES

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ELECTION 2022-THREE LITTLE WORDS — Practically eleven months since Joe Biden’s inauguration, Republican politicians can not carry themselves to utter three easy phrases: “Joe Biden received.” Former President Donald Trump’s lies a few stolen election have so taken maintain amongst GOP voters that most of the occasion’s candidates both imagine them — or concern the political repercussions of refuting them. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,010 phrases, pictures.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL — The NFL has moved three video games due to COVID-19 outbreaks: Las Vegas at Cleveland from Saturday to Monday; and Seattle on the Los Angeles Rams and Washington at Philadelphia from Sunday to Tuesday. Beforehand, the NFL didn’t plan to maneuver any video games due to coronavirus outbreaks. SENT: 1,380 phrases, pictures. By Professional Soccer Author Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,380 phrases, pictures.

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN-RALLYING HELP — Pakistan is rallying Muslim international locations to assist Afghanistan stave off an financial and humanitarian catastrophe whereas additionally cajoling the neighboring nation’s new Taliban rulers to melt their picture overseas. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 740 phrases, pictures.

JAPAN-FIRE — Japanese police have searched the home of one of many sufferers at a psychological clinic the place a hearth gutted a complete ground in an eight-story constructing, killing 24 folks trapped inside. By Chisato Tanaka and Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 640 phrases, pictures.

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LOCALIZE IT

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YEAREND COVERAGE-LOCALIZE IT — With the tip of the yr comes the inevitable starvation by information audiences for recaps — methods, throughout down time, to have a look at information and context that helps make sense of the earlier yr. And 2021, like its predecessor, was a doozy. So the way to localize? Listed below are a number of ideas. SENT: 640 phrases.

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TRENDING NEWS

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US-HARRIS — Vice President Kamala Harris received right into a testy alternate with media host Charlamagne Tha God, defending President Joe Biden from questions over roadblocks to passage of his social spending bundle. SENT: 380 phrases, photograph.

OBIT-KEN KRAGEN — Ken Kragen, a high leisure producer, supervisor and philanthropist who turned to such purchasers as Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers in serving to to arrange the 1985 all-star charity single “We Are the World,” has died. SENT: 420 phrases.

MISS AMERICA — The newly topped Miss America has made historical past, turning into each the primary Korean American and the primary Alaskan to carry the title within the competitors’s 100-year historical past. SENT: 720 phrases, pictures.

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MORE ON THE VIRUS OUTBREAK

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VIRUS-OUTBREAK-ATHLETE-VIDEO-MISINF0RMATION — Jake West was a seemingly wholesome 17-year-old when he collapsed throughout highschool soccer follow in Indiana and died of sudden cardiac arrest. A video extensively shared on-line falsely suggests COVID-19 vaccination is responsible, weaving headlines about him right into a rapid-fire compilation of stories protection about athletes collapsing. SENT: 1,100 phrases, pictures.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-EGYPT — Egyptian well being authorities stated they’ve recognized the nation’s first circumstances of the extremely transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus. SENT: 130 phrases.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-BOEING — Aerospace big Boeing says it’s suspending an organization vaccination requirement for all U.S.-based staff. SENT: 190 phrases, pictures.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-NEW YORK — New York state has reported simply over 21,000 folks had examined optimistic for COVID-19 the day before today, the best single-day complete for brand spanking new circumstances since testing turned extensively accessible. SENT: 340 phrases, pictures.

VIRUS-RULES-SCHOOLS-MISSOURI — Missouri’s treasurer not will assist colleges refinance bond debt until they promise to not require face masks. SENT: 350 phrases.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-CANADA — Canada’s largest province is slicing capability at eating places, bars and retailers to 50% and limiting social gatherings inside eating places to 10 folks in an effort to sluggish the unfold of the omicron variant. SENT: 240 phrases, pictures.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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CONGRESS-MANCHIN’S DEMANDS — Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Chief Chuck Schumer sat down in July to barter what precisely it might take to get Manchin’s vote for President Joe Biden’s large social and environmental invoice. Practically six months later, most of his high asks have been delivered, but Democratic senators are nowhere nearer to gaining his help. By Farnoush Amiri and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 730 phrases, pictures.

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NATIONAL

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AIRLINES-MASKS-FACT-FOCUS — The CEO of a significant airline urged throughout a congressional listening to this week that face masks present little worth on planes — a declare that was shortly amplified on-line. SENT: 850 phrases, photograph.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN-MAXWELL-TRIAL — Ghislaine Maxwell’s protection rested its case Friday after two days of presenting proof on the British socialite’s behalf. Not amongst that proof: testimony from the longtime Jeffrey Epstein affiliate herself. Round a half-hour after Maxwell informed the court docket Friday she wouldn’t testify in her personal protection. By Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister. SENT: 680 phrases, pictures, video.

ARMY-GENERAL-COLORADO-VISIT — The U.S. navy’s new Southern Command Gen. Laura Richardson stated Friday she is concentrated on strengthening navy relationships with South American international locations regardless of fraught politics. SENT: 510 phrases, pictures.

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INTERNATIONAL

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HAITI-US-HOSTAGES — All the previous hostages from a U.S.-based missionary group kidnapped in Haiti have been flown in another country after a two-month ordeal, the chief of their Ohio-based missions group says, as he additionally prolonged a suggestion of forgiveness to their captors. SENT: 750 phrases, pictures.

HONG KONG-ELECTION — Elections for Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Sunday mark the end result of Beijing’s marketing campaign to rein within the physique that had as soon as stored it from imposing its unrestrained will over the semi-autonomous territory. SENT: 870 phrases, pictures.

INDONESIA-VOLCANO — Indonesian authorities raised the alert stage for the best volcano on Java island, saying Mount Semeru may blow up once more after a sudden eruption earlier this month left 48 folks useless and 36 lacking in villages that had been buried in layers of mud. SENT: 360 phrases, pictures.

FRANCE ECONOMY — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire speaks to The Related Press about the way to take care of challenges from China, the upcoming French presidential elections and controversial COVID restrictions in opposition to journey with Britain. SENT: 600 phrases, pictures.

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SPORTS

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HKN—VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHL — The NHL has postponed all video games for the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers by means of no less than the Christmas weekend amid worsening COVID-19 check outcomes throughout the league. By Hockey Author Stephen Whyno. SENT: 840 phrases, pictures.

GLF–PNC CHAMPIONSHIP — Tiger Woods was in golf apparel taking full swings and holing putts. And this time he had a viewing viewers. Even a pro-am on the PNC Championship introduced a giant crowd, and Woods stated he had a number of nerves. This was must-see golf for different causes. By Golf Author Doug Ferguson. SENT: 870 phrases, pictures.

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