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When Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath Wednesday to become America’s second in command, women and little girls all over the country — and the world, for that matter — witnessed history that has been a long time coming.

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Have you met Scoop? He’s the Daily News’ jaunty Turtle About Town who stands proudly outside of our office, 8522 Teichman Road in Galveston, just as you drive over the causeway from the mainland.

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A key lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic is remote learning has been an abject failure for public schools. That has been obvious for months as even strong students fail, many of the most vulnerable are MIA and burned-out parents struggle to help their children.

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Young Black men are dying in Galveston County. Victims of gun violence and gang warfare. Families are broken, mourning. Residents are afraid.

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After a full day of chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday, the sun came up Thursday morning. It’s resilient like that. That’s a trait it shares with American democracy, which on Wednesday was stretched and tested and whipped around in the wind like an ideological Category 5 blowing through Washington.

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It bears repeating: This isn’t over. Despite the fact that vaccines are being administered around the world and we’ve already moved beyond the first tier of eligibility, the number of COVID cases is still rising around that very same world.

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One of the biggest battles in the war against COVID-19 probably won’t be against the virus but against a rising skepticism about science in general and vaccines in particular that predates the pandemic by years.

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Odds are, if you’re reading this newspaper, you’re already a fan of Galveston County. The mix of breathtaking nature, diverse cultures, unique people, powerful industry and downright good-hearted community is second to none. I’d challenge you to find a comparable small stretch of land (only …

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A key message is missing in government and health guidelines to combat COVID-19 in the United States. Wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance, close your business, stay home — such is the advice and orders governments have doled out since the early days of the pandemic. But few elec…