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In this April 6, 2020 photo, gravediggers lower the casket of someone who died of coronavirus at the Hebrew Free Burial Association's cemetery in the Staten Island borough of New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Five national stories of the week

The U.S. tops 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty, Biden boosts pandemic lending to small businesses, the Supreme Court won't halt the turnover of Trump's tax records and the wife of "El Chapo" has been arrested on U.S. drug charges make up this week's five national news stories. 


Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., with impeachment managers Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., right, speaks to members of the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump, ending the impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Five national stories of the week

Deaths highlight Rockies avalanche danger, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says an independent commission will examine the Capitol riot, COVID-19 shots may change due to virus variants, former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead in his hotel room and authorities found that dozens charged in the U.S. Capitol riots used extremist rhetoric make up this week's five national stories.


A landslide caused by a strong earthquake covers a circuit course in Nihonmatsu city, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. The strong earthquake shook the quake-prone areas of Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures late Saturday, setting off landslides and causing power blackouts for thousands of people. (Hironori Asakawa/Kyodo News via AP)
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Five international stories of the week

Peru's foreign minister resigns after a government vaccine scandal, Russian cities see small protests for Alexei Navalny, an earthquake in Japan damages some buildings and causes minor injuries, a Russian cargo ship is launched to the International Space Station and Mexico's government announces its plan for COVID-19 vaccinations make up this week's five international stories.


Jason Miller, Senior Adviser to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign, holds a list on the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Trump, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at the Capitol in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
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Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial

The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence sparked by his defeated presidency.


A Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans arrives before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Five national news stories of the week

Advocacy groups call on Biden to end federal executions, schools plan for remote learning in the fall, hackers try to poison Florida drinking water, maskless Super Bowl fans raise fears about the coronavirus and a new program for minority businesses in Southern underserved communities make up this week's five national stories.


Protesters hold large three-fingered salute cutouts while onboard a vehicle in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. The salutes represent resistance to the military coup that happened last week. (AP Photo)
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Five international stories of the week

A rescue effort begins after an Indian glacier flood, Moscow's jails are overcrowded with opposition protestors, a water cannon is fired at protestors in Myanmar, South Africa suspends its AstraZeneca vaccine effort and top diplomats in the United States and China discuss issues that have strained their relationship make up this week's five international stories.


Members of Community Justice Initiative and their supporters, foreground, demonstrate, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in front of the Rochester Police Department's Clinton Section at N. Clinton Avenue and Upper Falls Boulevard to protest the police handcuffing and using pepper spray on a 9-year-old girl last Friday, in Rochester, N.Y. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)
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Five national stories of the week

The U.S. sees decreasing COVID-19 cases, the Biden administration deports hundreds of immigrants, Rochester officers are suspended after pepper-spraying a 9-year-old, Donald Trump names lawyers to his impeachment team and President Joe Biden meets with Republicans about a coronavirus aid package make up this week's five national stories.


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Pope Francis spreads incense at the start of Easter Sunday Mass, inside an empty St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, April 12, 2020. Pope Francis and Christians around the world marked a solitary Easter Sunday, forced to celebrate the most joyful day in the liturgical calendar amid the sorrowful reminders of the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP
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Pope Francis spreads incense at the start of Easter Sunday Mass, inside an empty St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, April 12, 2020. Pope Francis and Christians around the world marked a solitary Easter Sunday, forced to celebrate the most joyful day in the liturgical calendar amid the sorrowful reminders of the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP

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