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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks through Statuary Hall, during the vote on the Democrat's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

The sweeping pandemic relief package would provide $1,400 checks for most Americans and direct billions of dollars to schools, state and local governments, and businesses.

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In this Dec. 11, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) 

Marcia Fudge, who has represented parts of Cleveland and Akron in the House since 2008, is a former mayor and a longtime advocate for assistance for the needy. She won bipartisan support for her nomination, including from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najeh Davenport (44) sits on the bench during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Pittsburgh, in this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, file photo. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) 

Doctors often consider race during testing for dementia, which some say makes it harder for Black athletes to qualify for awards that average more than $500,000.

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In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, of S.C., shields his eyes from a television light during a news conference about COVID-19, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) 

Activists who gathered virtually and in person to commemorate a pivotal day in the civil rights struggle that became known as Bloody Sunday called on people to continue the fight for voting rights

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In this March 2, 2021, file photo, Vanessa Guerra, at right, a special education teacher at Grant Elementary School in Hollywood, receives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Kelly Mendoza at a site for employees of the Los Angeles school district in the parking lot of SOFI Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Cities and states are rapidly expanding access to vaccines as the nation races to head off a resurgence in coronavirus infections and reopen schools and businesses battered by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this long-awaited guidance Monday

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The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday in a 50-49 party-line vote as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums

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Counties that followed mask mandates saw a fall in Covid 19 cases and deaths; indoor restaurant dining led to more cases and deaths

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Employees with the McKesson Corporation scan a box of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while filling an order at their shipping facility in Shepherdsville, Ky., Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool) 

Here's what's happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

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Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who supports legalization

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Early Saturday morning, 210 House Republicans joined two Democrats, including Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader, in voting against the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that will send $1,400 checks to most Americans and hundreds of billions more to help open schools, revive struggling businesses and provide financial support to state and local governments. Next the bill goes to the Senate...

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