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Calvin Woodward

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Cal:

World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent. → Read More

Young Oakland County man visiting MSU missing since Friday

Concerned friends from the Detroit area drove to East Lansing on Monday to search for a young man who disappeared while visiting Michigan State University. → Read More

Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

The day Canada conditionally reopened the border to U.S. tourists, my car with the bicycle was packed and ready to go. But I wasn’t. → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Biden tale of Amtrak conductor doesn’t add up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is spinning a convoluted tale of an Amtrak conductor who congratulated him during his vice presidency for logging more miles riding the train home to Delaware than by flying on Air Force Two. → Read More

Fact check finds Biden's tale of Amtrak conductor doesn't add up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is spinning a convoluted tale of an Amtrak conductor who congratulated him during his vice presidency for logging more miles riding the train home to Delaware than by flying on Air Force Two. "I apologize because some have heard this," Biden told a crowd Monday in New Jersey, starting up a story he has repeated in various forms at least five times, dating… → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates his record on COVID vaccine

President Joe Biden botched the numbers behind the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Thursday as he stretched to take all the credit for the surge of shots once he was in office. → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates his record on COVID vaccine

A look at President Joe Biden's remarks during a town hall event on Thursday. → Read More

Fiona Hill, a nobody to Trump and Putin, saw into them both

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin paid scant attention to Fiona Hill, a preeminent U. S. expert on Russia, when she was seated next to him at dinners. Putin's people placed her there by design, choosing a "nondescript woman," as she put it, so the Russian president would have no competition for attention. Fluent in Russian, she often carefully took in the conversations of men who seemed to forget… → Read More

Fiona Hill, a nobody to Trump and Putin, saw into them both

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin paid scant attention to Fiona Hill, a preeminent U.S. expert on Russia, when she was seated next to him at dinners. Putin’s people placed her there by design, choosing a “nondescript woman,” as she put it, so the Russian president would have no competition for attention. → Read More

Brother, can you spare a coin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some politicians think they've found a silver bullet for the impasse over the debt limit, except the bullet is made of platinum: Mint a $1 trillion coin, token of all tokens, and use it to flood the treasury with cash and drive Republicans crazy. Even its serious proponents — who are not that many — call it a gimmick. → Read More

Bash back better: Here's what governing by crisis looks like

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's tempestuous week of walking, chewing gum, juggling balls and spinning plates at the same time is giving rise to apocalyptic rhetoric about the state and future of the country. Four big things are happening at once, all attended by hyperventilation. The White House talks of a “cataclysmic economic threat” if Republicans don't start cooperating. Republicans assail… → Read More

Travel in Canada: A prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

At the Canadian border one night this month, a man from Atlanta pulled up in his car. He was unvaccinated, had no COVID test, and did not pre-register for the trip. He was turned back. Tourists must be fully vaccinated, and have themselves tested for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours before arrival by road or their departure flight. → Read More

From 9/11’s ashes, a new world took shape

In the ghastly rubble of Ground Zero’s fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. World affairs reordered abruptly on tha → Read More

From 9/11's ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

In the ghastly rubble of Ground Zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. → Read More

From 9/11's ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

In the ghastly rubble of Ground Zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. → Read More

From 9/11′s ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

President Joe Biden is trying to restore trust in the belief of a steady hand from the U.S. but there is no easy path. → Read More

From 9/11′s ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

President Joe Biden is trying to restore trust in the belief of a steady hand from the U.S. but there is no easy path. → Read More

Over 24 hours in Kabul, brutality, trauma, moments of grace

Bone-tired, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States was gone. → Read More

Over 24 hours in Kabul, brutality, trauma, moments of grace

Bone-tired like everyone else in Kabul, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States was gone. From afar, U. S. generals watched video screens with the same anticipation. Relief washed over the war's winners and the losers when the final U. S. plane took off. For those in between and left behind… → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Biden's shaky claim of US readiness in Afghan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden made dubious assertions that the U. S. was well-prepared for the sudden collapse of Afghanistan’s government during the U. S. drawdown and glossed over his broken promise to keep U. S. troops there until the last Americans are out. In his remarks Tuesday declaring an end to America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan, Biden claimed “extraordinary success” in the… → Read More