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University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

BALTIMORE — The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job -- on Twitter.

US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual showing from the country's builders in 15 years. The better-than-expected December gain followed an increase of 9.

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.

Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

GENEVA — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

BAGHDAD — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

World hopes for renewed co-operation with US under Biden

MEXICO CITY — World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S.

Military helicopter crash kills 3 in training exercise in NY

MENDON, N.Y. — Three National Guard members on a training flight were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a farmer's field in western New York. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m.

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

WASHINGTON — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedent

Biden inaugural: Abrupt pivot to civility in post-Trump era

Washington couldn’t turn the page quickly enough from Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.

Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India — With chants of “Long live Kamala Harris,” fireworks and prayers, residents of a tiny Indian village celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice-president .