US tribe shares vaccine with relatives, neighbors in Canada

BABB, Mont. — On a cloudy spring day, hundreds lined up in their cars on the Canadian side of the border crossing that separates Alberta and Montana. They had driven for hours and camped out in their vehicles in hopes of receiving the season’s hottest commodity — a COVID-19 vaccine — from a Native American tribe that was giving out its excess doses.

National Day of Prayer inspires pleas for unity and justice

U.S. soldiers were fighting in Korea when President Harry S. Truman signed a congressional resolution calling for an annual National Day of Prayer. The purpose was for people to gather in houses of worship to pray for world peace, according to an Associated Press report from April 17, 1952.

Unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the coronavirus pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending.

In GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure plan

LAKE CHARLES, La. — With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on Thursday to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan — and yet express a willingness to compromise on the corporate tax hikes he’s recommending to pay the cost.

Justice Department worried about Arizona Senate recount

PHOENIX — The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County.