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N. Korea's parliament rubber stamps new development plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed decisions made by a major ruling party meeting where leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear deterrent and established plans to salvage a dismal economy. Read more

FROMA HARROP: Republicans are getting stripped of money

With much of corporate America vowing to withhold donations to Republican insurrectionists, party leaders have a choice to make. The Trump … Read more

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. Read more

The Best Reason to Take Social Security Long Before Age 70

How big a difference will a slightly larger income really have later in your life? Read more

ANOTHER VIEW: A bipartisan push to end school disparity

A little more than a half-century ago, conservative Democrats — back then there were such things — wrote a loophole into the state constitution that had the effect of legalizing the disparities between the state’s poorest schools and its most affluent ones. Read more

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space on 2nd try

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said. Read more

Insider Q&A: Mark Weinstein, MeWe's anti-Facebook CEO

BOSTON (AP) — Some users have fled Facebook and Twitter after the platforms booted President Donald Trump and some of his confederates for inciting unrest and spreading false claims about election fraud. Some migrated to far-right friendly sites like Parler or Gab. Others joined a service that aims to stand apart. Read more

OUR WORDS: Sharing our truth in the name of Martin Luther King Jr.

Two pastors, one Black, one white, both lead pastors at First Baptist Churches in Martinsville, are brought together in solidarity and as f… Read more

Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to public

PARIS (AP) — There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors. Read more

The Worst Mistake Tesla Investors Can Make Right Now

Those with big winning stocks in their portfolios need to understand the risks of failing to rebalance their stock portfolio. Read more

Armchair Quarterbacks: Morning Sports Breakdown

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Bitter: Hokies to follow during spring football

Virginia Tech opened spring football practice Saturday, and the media will get what will likely be their only chance to peek at the Hokies on Thursday afternoon. Read more

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History-making woman kicker invited to Biden inauguration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she's been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. Read more

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Saints vs. Buccaneers: Follow the latest scores and highlights from the NFL playoffs

Follow live scores, updates and commentary from NFL football games today.  Read more

AP source: Red Sox agree with LHP Martín Pérez on 1-yr deal

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with left-hander Martín Pérez on one-year contract. Read more

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Browns vs. Chiefs: Follow the latest scores and updates from the NFL playoffs

Follow live scores and updates from the NFL. Read more

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