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KNAU's Morning Rundown: Thursday, February 11

Feb 11, 2021

 

It's Thursday, Feb. 11. Start your day with some of our top morning headlines:

COVID-19 Vaccinations, Virus-Related Deaths Increase

AP Photo/Gregory Bull

President Joe Biden has ordered a “pause” on all border wall construction, one of 17 executive orders issued his first day in office.  

Angela Gervasi

 

The leader of the Tohono O’odham Nation denounced the use of tear gas on protesters near the U.S.-Mexico border. 

"The use of tear gas on O’odham and fellow American citizens exercising their sacred constitutional right to protest is utterly appalling, and not something that should be tolerated in our democracy,” Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said in a statement yesterday.

 

Laiken Jordahl/Center for Biological Diversity via AP

The federal agency in charge of managing a unique wetland refuge in southeastern Arizona warned for several months that pumping water to build a border wall would decimate the habitat.

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File

A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to date to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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