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Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human...

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Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a medical condition that impacts your circulatory system. When your heart beats it pumps blood through your body through arteries and veins.

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State reports 3,538 new COVID-19 cases, and 43 additional deaths

Oklahoma's COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations and other information related to pandemic are tracked here each day.

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HeartScan Calcium Score Screening

The best way to get ahead of heart disease is to scan for the presence of calcium in your arteries.

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OKC elementary schools to reopen next week

Oklahoma City elementary schools are on track to reopen Tuesday for the first time in two months. Students in pre-K through...

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here's what's in Biden plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help...

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What is Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeff Sparling, a cardiologist with INTEGRIS Health, explains heart disease and the risk factors that can cause heart disease to occur.

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Biden: We'll 'manage the hell' out of feds' COVID response

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new...

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NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to...

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Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they...

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EXPLAINER: Why expansion of vaccine to smokers caused a stir

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC’s “This Week” — Kate Bedingfield, incoming White House...

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California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus -- a knee-bucking 525 every day — and with...

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Judge: Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they...

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Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the...

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California bill would ban intersex surgery for young kids

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker is trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex...

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States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies

Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard...

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Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient

Since the pandemic’s descent, they have generally been viewed as among those at higher risk — older Americans, some of them...

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Creighton dorm evacuated after student tries to make ricin

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police and firefighters evacuated a Creighton University dormitory after a student at the Nebraska school...

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Virus vaccine shipment change frustrates Oklahoma official

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s deputy health commissioner said Friday that a change in the shipment of the coronavirus...

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Biden says he'll use Defense Production Act to 'maximize manufacture' of coronavirus vaccine, fulfilling campaign pledge

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Biden says he'll use Defense Production Act to 'maximize manufacture' of coronavirus vaccine,...

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Biden's aid plan could revamp economy, prompt GOP resistance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S....

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Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

DENVER (AP) — Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus...

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Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences

Doug Liman's “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like...

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Retail group: holiday sales up 8.3% amid big spending shift

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest retail trade group said Friday that holiday sales soared 8.3%, far exceeding its forecast...

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Trump administration sued over Georgia health plan

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's plan to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act would “tear a...

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Federal report says pandemic hit seafood industry hard

The coronavirus pandemic has taken away about a third of the commercial fishing industry's revenue, according to a federal...

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VIRUS TODAY: Global death toll for COVID-19 surpasses 2M

Here’s what’s happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— The global death toll from...

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Optimistic banks start moving 'bad' loans back to 'good'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The pandemic and recession aren’t over by a long shot, but banks are feeling optimistic enough to start...

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Senator-elect Warnock receives 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

ATLANTA (AP) — Senator-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.Warnock shared a...

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'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury

“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers...

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The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data

BALTIMORE (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Wells Fargo had its best quarter of 2020 as its profit rose 4% in the fourth quarter of a year...

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ConocoPhillips Completes Acquisition of Concho Resources

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2021--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of...

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Elvis Presley's Graceland starting live virtual tours

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those...

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US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose 1.6% in December, a third straight monthly gain, but remains below...

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VIRUS DIARY: Unpacking the vaccination process, step by step

WASHINGTON (AP) — The line stretched nearly a block long. Nobody was grumbling about the wait.Those gathered at a senior...

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Citigroup 4Q profit down 7%, revenue drops by 10%

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its fourth quarter profits fell by 7%, but like its competitor...

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The Worldwide Synchronous Condenser Industry is Projected to Reach $574 Million by 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2021--The "Synchronous Condenser Market by Cooling Type (Hydrogen, Air, Water),Type (New &...

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Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have...

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US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December, remains below pre-pandemic levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December, remains below pre-pandemic levels.

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Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo.Inauguration officials announced on Thursday that the glittery duo...

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U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales fell for a third straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during the...

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Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive...

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JPMorgan's profits jump as economy, investment bank recovers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation's largest bank by assets, said its fourth quarter profits jumped by 42%...

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Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell to serve...

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Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird...

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Biden announces former FDA head David Kessler as chief science officer for vaccine drive to stop spread of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden announces former FDA head David Kessler as chief science officer for vaccine drive to stop spread of...

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Impeachment complicates the early days of Biden's presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion...

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Fewer Oklahomans seeking to continue unemployment benefits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of Oklahomans filing to continue their unemployment benefits continued to decline, the Oklahoma...

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Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard...

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ConocoPhillips Announces Extension of the Expiration Date for Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 14, 2021--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced the extension of the expiration date of the...

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Biden introduces $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes $1,400 stimulus checks

President-elect Joe Biden will introduce a $1.9 trillion spending package Thursday that aims to speed distribution of the...

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Instacart, others push incentives to get workers vaccinated

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get...

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Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins NYC mayoral race

NEW YORK (AP) — Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang officially entered the race for mayor of New York City on Thursday,...

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Disneyland ends annual passes 10 months after virus closure

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland is ending its annual pass program 10 months after the theme park shut down because of the...

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National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading...

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Petco goes public again as spending on dogs and cats soars

NEW YORK (AP) — Petco, the pet store chain, went public again Thursday, hoping to cash in on people's obsessions with their...

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Poshmark's shares soar in debut to public markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Poshmark Inc. more than doubled in their stock market debut Thursday, a testament to investor...

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Biden unveiling $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to speed vaccine rollout, steady economy, reopen schools

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Biden unveiling $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to speed vaccine rollout, steady economy, reopen schools.

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Letlow's widow enters race for Louisiana congressional seat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The widow of Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, who died from complications related to COVID-19...

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Powell signals Fed will keep aiding economy with bond buying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sought Thursday to tamp down any concerns that the Fed might soon...

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Suit: Cops killed autistic teen by sitting on him, chokehold

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in a New Orleans suburb sat on a shackled, obese, severely autistic 16-year-old boy for...

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A $12 billion loss for 2020, Delta is cautious in early 2021

Delta Air Lines closed the books on a disastrous 2020 with a comparatively small fourth-quarter loss, and executives expect a...

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Heartbeat abortion ban may finally pass in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are again considering a bill that would ban most abortions in the state and it...

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Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would...

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago warned over coronavirus mask violations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club's failure to enforce a local mask ordinance at its New...

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VIRUS TODAY: Unemployment claims in US rise to 965,000

Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— The number of people...

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Business as usual for high court, despite riot, impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid insurrection and impeachment, the Supreme Court's big news Thursday was a decision in a bankruptcy case....

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Veterans on each side of the divide among Capitol mob dead

The five people who died amid the chaos that erupted on Jan. 6 at the Capitol represented different walks of life.Two died...

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Google muscles up with Fitbit deal amid antitrust concerns

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could...

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Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars

Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award,...

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US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 2.79%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week in an indication that the long period of record-low rates could...

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Doctor who backed Trump's health boasts dies at age 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, the physician who once declared that Donald Trump would be “the healthiest individual...

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Coronavirus vaccines in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City-County Health Department to take vaccine reservations

Up-to-date information on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Oklahoma.

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Study: Pandemic eats into LGBTQ representation on network TV

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television has retreated slightly this season due to delays and shutdowns...

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Samsung promises new phones will deliver more for less money

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Samsung’s next crop of smartphones will boast bigger screens, better cameras, and longer-lasting...

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US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a...

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Mortgage rates poised to rise as U.S. Treasury yields surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long period of record-low rates on home loans could soon be over.Long-term bond yields, which can...

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North America Virtual Power Plant Market to 2028 - Featuring ABB, General Electric and Robert Bosch Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 14, 2021--The "North America Virtual Power Plant Market 2019-2028" report has been added to...

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As COVID cases soar, Oklahoma doctors are prepared to determine who receives care, and who doesn’t

As COVID-19 cases surge across Oklahoma, hospital leaders throughout the state remain in talks with ethicists and lawyers over...

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Isolated at home, California woman connects by giving

Even as she fights cancer and struggles with a rare lung disease, Corinna Dewar thinks of helping others.In past holiday...

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German lockdown loopholes criticized as deaths hit new high

Germany has too many loopholes in its coronavirus lockdown rules, the head of the country's disease control agency said as...

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FAA grapples with COVID cleanups in air traffic centers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Flights were delayed when an air traffic control center near Jacksonville, Florida, had to close down...

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Lawmaker wants Dolly Parton statue at Tennessee Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A statue of country music icon Dolly Parton could be added to the Capitol grounds in Nashville,...

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Guidehouse Insights Report Finds Sales of Light Duty Plug-In EVs Are Expected to Account for 13% of All Light Duty Vehicle Sales by 2030

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 14, 2021--A new report from Guidehouse Insights forecasts plug-in EV (PEV) adoption in the...

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What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I'm pregnant?

What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant?Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy,...

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#ThrowbackThursday: A shot in the arm

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Oklahoma’s COVID-19 vaccine supply could double in coming weeks

Federal changes to COVID-19 vaccine distribution could soon boost the amount of doses Oklahoma receives on a weekly basis....

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After judge hobbles Oklahoma's COVID curfew for bars, Gov. Stitt drops the restriction

Gov. Kevin Stitt walked back restrictions on bars and restaurants Wednesday, one day after a judge hammered the state in a...

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California counties beg for vaccine as eligibility expands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California counties begged for more coronavirus vaccine as the state added a potential 4 to 6 million...

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Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers...

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California expands eligibility for coronavirus vaccine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California made another 4 million people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday,...

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Risky driving: US traffic deaths up despite virus lockdowns

DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on the nation's highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite...

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Flint families welcome water crisis charges, seek healing

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint mother Ariana Hawk struggled to find words. Bittersweet came to mind, as did frustrated.“I literally...

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California Democrats see backlash after recall 'coup' claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans on Wednesday seized on a bungled Democratic attempt to link the proposed recall of...

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Target continues to thrive in whirlwind retail environment

NEW YORK (AP) — Target's strong sales streak extended through a pandemic-shrouded holiday season after a hard push online and...

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Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to...

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Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn't retreating

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist...

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Defiance of virus dining bans grows as restaurants flounder

BORING, Ore. (AP) — A line formed out the door during the lunch rush at the Carver Hangar, a family-owned restaurant and sports...

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VIRUS TODAY: Coronavirus deaths hit another daily high in US

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— Coronavirus deaths in...

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Fed survey finds economy slowing in some areas of country

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey of U.S. business conditions has found modest economic gains at the start of the...

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Housing advocates call on Biden to extend eviction ban

BOSTON (AP) — Housing advocates around the country staked out courthouses and held rallies Wednesday, calling on the incoming...

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US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's deficit in the first three months of the budget year was a record-breaking $572.9...

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Rep. Pressley: Husband positive for COVID-19 after lockdown

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley said Wednesday that her husband has tested positive for COVID-19 following last week's...

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SAG Awards moves air date to avoid conflict with Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards will not share the same air date as the Grammys after all.The SAG Awards...

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Biden's Commerce nominee says she has 'blueprint' for US

President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Commerce Department said Wednesday if confirmed she will take much of what she...

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Florida downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida was one of the first states to throw open vaccine eligibility to members of the general...

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EXPLAINER: Vaccine push gains steam but many still face wait

More Americans are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine but they may still face a wait for their first shot even as supplies...

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Oklahoma educators push back on governor's virus waiver

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state school superintendent is among Oklahoma educators who oppose Gov. Kevin Stitt’s waiver of a...

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Fed survey finds modest economic gains at start of year although some areas noted impact of rising COVID cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed survey finds modest economic gains at start of year although some areas noted impact of rising COVID cases.

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Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming...

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Tom Hanks heads TV special celebrating Biden's inauguration

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of...

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McConnell rejects emergency session for Trump impeachment trial, making delay until Biden presidency all but certain

WASHINGTON (AP) — McConnell rejects emergency session for Trump impeachment trial, making delay until Biden presidency all but...

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Global Coal Bed Methane Market Trajectory & Analytics, 2020-2027: Focus on Industrial, Power Generation, Transportation, Commercial & Residential -...

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2021--The "Coal Bed Methane - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to...

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Ivanka Trump's global women's program halfway toward goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump's global women's development program is about halfway toward its goal of helping 50 million...

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Liz Weston: Start 2021 off strong with these money moves

After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it’s worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few...

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Consumer prices up 0.4% in December led by higher gas prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.4% in December, led by a sharp rise in gasoline prices.Last month's increase, the...

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Attorney Fred Levin, who fought tobacco industry, dies at 83

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s,...

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Survey finds global mistrust could weigh on vaccine rollout

By PAN PYLAS (AP) — Waning trust in governments and all types of media is threatening to limit the rollout of coronavirus...

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California lifts stay-home order for Sacramento region

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted a stay-at-home order in the 13-county Sacramento region on Tuesday as hospital...

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House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack,...

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Bars granted reprieve from curfew until July in case against Stitt

Citing a lack of evidence from the state that a curfew on bars would slow the spread of COVID-19, an Oklahoma District Court...

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Flint water crisis: Rooted in neglect, fallout continues

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new...

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Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being...

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As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

PHOENIX (AP) — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in...

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Boeing deliveries drop despite 737 Max's return to flight

Boeing Co. got a bump in orders and deliveries of new planes in December, but it wasn't enough to salvage a poor year for the...

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US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials...

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Justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ordered Tuesday that women must visit a doctor's office, hospital or clinic in person to...

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US shifts to speed COVID shots as cases and deaths rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a slower-than-hoped coronavirus vaccine rollout, the Trump administration abruptly shifted gears...

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5 CES Trends to Watch

CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more...

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Supreme Court reimposes rule forcing women to obtain abortion pill in person during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court reimposes rule forcing women to obtain abortion pill in person during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oklahoma governor pushes for return to in-person schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced a new policy that he said will allow more in-person...

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Travelers boarding international flights to the US will need proof of negative COVID-19 test, CDC says

Travelers flying into the United States from international destinations will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19...

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COVID fears grow in Capitol as three lawmakers test positive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within a span of about 24 hours, three House Democrats announced they tested positive for COVID-19, prompting...

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CDC expands COVID-19 testing to all air passengers before entering the US

NEW YORK (AP) — CDC expands COVID-19 testing to all air passengers before entering the US.

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PBS lawyer resigns after being caught in Veritas sting

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for PBS resigned Tuesday after being caught describing President Donald Trump as “close to Hitler” in...

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Tech giants banished Trump. Now things get complicated

As the world adjusts to a Twitter without @realdonaldtrump, the next big question is: “Now what?"Major tech platforms, long...

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Ontario issues stay at home order, extends school closure

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s most populous province has imposed a stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases surge, Ontario Premier...

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Hemingway look-alikes urge mask-wearing in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Ernest Hemingway look-alikes are being used by the Florida Keys tourism council to encourage visitors and...

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Federal judge halts executions of last 2 Trump-era death row inmates, who were diagnosed with COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judge halts executions of last 2 Trump-era death row inmates, who were diagnosed with COVID-19.

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North Carolina trooper under investigation for BLM comment

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating one of its troopers following a social media post...

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Supreme Court wrestles with Georgia college free speech case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with whether to revive a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student...

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Pandemic has imperiled plans to retrieve Titanic's radio

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is threatening a company’s plans to retrieve and exhibit the radio...

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US appeals court: Supervised injection site defies drug law

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A divided appeals court on Tuesday rejected a plan to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia to...

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US high court to hear case on virus relief for tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that centers on who gets a share of $8 billion in federal...

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'Topping out’ ceremony held for Norman wellness hub as construction advances

NORMAN — A topping out ceremony was recently held for The Well, a 14,000-square-foot community building that will be dedicated...

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Trudeau shuffles Cabinet, names astronaut foreign minister

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday and made the first Canadian to soar into...

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GM charges up new unit to sell electric delivery vans, gear

DETROIT (AP) — The market for battery-powered delivery vehicles and equipment has so much potential that General Motors is...

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Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations keep soaring in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people infected and hospitalized with the coronavirus in recent days continued to climb...

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Job openings down in most industries, while layoffs spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Layoffs spiked in November compared with the previous month and the number of job openings slipped, signaling...

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Mississippi governor signs law for flag without rebel emblem

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi hoisted a new state flag without the Confederate battle emblem on Monday, just over six...

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Another record decline reported in US cancer death rate

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers on Tuesday reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they...

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Amid roiling pandemic, ‘The Resident’ confronts virus' toll

LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced television hospital shows to confront a key question — could the biggest...

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AP source: US asking states to speed COVID-19 vaccines to people over 65, others at risk, no longer hold back 2nd dose

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: US asking states to speed COVID-19 vaccines to people over 65, others at risk, no longer hold back...

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7 credit card perks to prioritize in 2021

As you lay the groundwork for 2021 financial resolutions, take inventory of your credit cards to see if they’re still in line...

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Savvy Senior: Is Social Security income taxable?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I understand that a portion of my Social Security benefits may be taxable when I retire. Can you tell me how...

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House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol 'insurrection'

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Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

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Virus deaths surging in California, now top 30,000

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Gorillas test positive for coronavirus at San Diego park

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Right-wing app Parler booted off internet over ties to siege

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Young Chicago students begin return to classroom learning

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Study: Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in US West

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State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns

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Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally

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Carnival expects 2021 loss but says 2022 bookings are strong

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Biden gets 2nd dose of vaccine as team readies COVID-19 plan

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Phoenix to honor late civil rights icon Calvin C. Goode

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Parler squeezed as Trump seeks new online megaphone

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Former Stitt staffer lobbying for company bidding on state Medicaid contract

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Oklahoma reports record number of COVID-19 cases on Sunday

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Holiday lag, gatherings cause spike in Oklahoma virus cases

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Possible virus exposure for lawmakers sheltering during riot

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Oil companies lock in drilling, challenging Biden on climate

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Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone

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Nightly curfew for pandemic takes effect across Quebec

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California reports record 695 virus deaths in a day

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Once again, job losses fall unequally across the US economy

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Cohen seeks to dismantle Trump legacy, one podcast at a time

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Maine marijuana shops report brisk business despite pandemic

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250K sign up for COVID vaccine in Oklahoma as new case numbers break records

Friday marked a record number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Oklahoma as state officials and local health workers try to...

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Death of 9 nuns highlights toll of coronavirus in convents

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Member of famed Tuskegee Airmen dies from coronavirus

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Oklahoma County District Judge Susan Stallings extended a temporary restraining order against Gov. Kevin Stitt and the state on...

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Congress, LA take divergent paths after COVID test warning

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Murkowski becomes 1st GOP senator to say Trump should resign

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Tennessee is 1st to be approved for Medicaid block grant

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ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. topped 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time, breaking a record set just...

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US consumer credit up 4.4% in November, best in 5 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing rose 4.4% in November, its strongest showing in five months, led by strong gains in...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For Caroline Brandenburger, the coronavirus outbreak that has overwhelmed California hospitals comes...

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Oklahoma revenue down 3.8% amid coronavirus pandemic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma revenue collections for the calendar year 2020 declined by 3.8% as the coronavirus pandemic swept...

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Miami coroner reviewing doctor's death 2 weeks after vaccine

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The medical examiner's office in Miami is looking into the death of a doctor who died about two weeks...

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Vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots

The desperately awaited vaccination drive against the coronavirus in the U.S. is running into resistance from an unlikely...

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Fed transcripts show doubts about need for 2015 rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released transcripts show that many Federal Reserve officials had concerns in late 2015 over whether...

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Biden to speed release of coronavirus vaccines, ending Trump practice of holding back shots for second dose

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden to speed release of coronavirus vaccines, ending Trump practice of holding back shots for second dose.

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Roku buys library of the short-lived streaming service Quibi

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US loses 140,000 jobs, first monthly drop since spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,000 positions, clear evidence...

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More coronavirus relief on the way for small businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — For Nancy Sinoway, a second coronavirus relief loan would increase the chances that her dressmaking business...

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The U.S. has recorded more than 4,000 daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time.

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has recorded more than 4,000 daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time.

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California bypasses tough nurse care rules amid virus surge

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Rafael Payare to head Montreal Symphony starting in 2022-23

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US employers cut 140,000 jobs in December, first monthly loss since pandemic erupted in early spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — US employers cut 140,000 jobs in December, first monthly loss since pandemic erupted in early spring.

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WHO: Amid short supplies, vaccine doses can be 6 weeks apart

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European regulator approves drawing six doses from each vial of BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine, boosting available shots by 20%

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulator approves drawing six doses from each vial of BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine, boosting available...

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As Oklahoma expands COVID vaccine distribution, those over 65 say 'I've been living for this day'

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution ramped up this week, Oklahomans over 65 who received their first doses were hoping to do their...

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New study suggests Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine protects against a mutation in variants that erupted in Britain, South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — New study suggests Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine protects against a mutation in variants that erupted in Britain,...

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Biden picks Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo as commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department, helping...

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US registering highest deaths yet from the coronavirus

The U.S. registered more COVID-19 deaths in a single day than ever before — nearly 3,900 — on the very day the mob attack on...

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California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

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Iowa governor, aides appear in PR video for no-bid vendor

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor and four aides helped make a marketing video for a Utah company that was awarded no-bid...

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Black leaders cheer Georgia success, push for more progress

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate...

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Biden picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

BOSTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to be his labor...

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Judge blocks strike over railroad's virus safety precautions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked one of Union Pacific's main unions from going on strike over its concerns about...

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Medical groups criticize proposed Oklahoma vaccine rule

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma State Department of Health proposal that will make it easier for parents to opt out of...

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EXPLAINER: Breaking down the uncertainty after Capitol siege

What happens in Washington after the seat of American lawmaking is overrun by supporters of a president who insists he won an...

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Armed statehouse protests set tone for US Capitol insurgents

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When President Trump-supporting insurrectionists on Wednesday stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to...

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VIRUS TODAY: Record US deaths come on day of Capitol attack

Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— The U.S. registered its highest...

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California has record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented...

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Oklahoma launches coronavirus vaccine scheduling website

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Tuesday launched a website for Oklahomans to schedule their COVID-19 vaccines....

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As Arizona becomes world hot spot, focus put on governor

PHOENIX (AP) — As Arizona experienced periodic spikes in COVID-19 cases since last spring, Gov. Doug Ducey frequently resisted...

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Arizona deemed 'hot spot of the world' amid virus surge

PHOENIX (AP) — Five months after President Donald Trump hailed Arizona as a model for how it dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Teacher trained 56 guide dogs, passed legacy to students

When Marybeth Hearn was 10, she asked her parents if she could train a puppy to become a guide dog. It turned into a lifelong...

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US long-term mortgage rates hit new lows; 30-year at 2.65%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week to new record lows for the first week of 2021.The year opens...

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US services sector grows for seventh consecutive month

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, grew for the seventh consecutive month in...

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US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly last week to 787,000, a historically high...

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Retail's online future grows brighter after pandemic bump

Online shopping has been a lifeline for many as the virus pandemic shuttered stores and kept people at home.The COVID-19...

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How quickly do I need a second COVID-19 vaccine shot?

How quickly do I need a second COVID-19 vaccine shot?The first COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. require two doses a few weeks...

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Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued Carnival season began Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls...

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Hospitals say California officials too slow in virus crisis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California reported its second-highest number of daily coronavirus deaths Wednesday with 459 lives lost,...

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Biden urges restoring decency after 'assault' on democracy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden called Wednesday for the restoration of “simple decency” as a mob incited by...

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Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort after slow start

New York’s governor threatened to fine hospitals if they don't use their allotment of COVID-19 vaccine fast enough. His South...

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Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on...

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Ossoff seals Democrats' sweep; will be youngest US senator

ATLANTA (AP) — As a teenager, Jon Ossoff was inspired by the pivotal role John Lewis played in the fight for racial equality...

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Quebec is imposing a provincewide 8 p.m. curfew beginning Saturday as a way to curb surging coronavirus infections

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec is imposing a provincewide 8 p.m. curfew beginning Saturday as a way to curb surging coronavirus...

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Fed supported advance notice before changing bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month supported providing advance notice before the central bank makes changes...

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AP VoteCast: How Democrats won the Georgia Senate runoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were propelled to victory in Senate runoff elections by...

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Coronavirus vaccine preregistration now open in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Registration began Wednesday in Oklahoma for residents to be notified when they are eligible for a...

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American idle: New Hampshire House holds drive-in session

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Bumper-to-bumper parking replaced the usual shoulder-to-shoulder seating for the New Hampshire House of...

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Walgreens to sell drug wholesale business for $6.5B

Walgreens Boots Alliance will sell its pharmaceutical wholesale business to AmerisourceBergen in a $6.5 billion cash and stock...

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Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in...

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'Only in America': Warnock's rise from poverty to US senator

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock's roots showed little promise of a future that led to the U.S. Senate.He grew up...

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Nationwide vaccinations against the coronavirus have begun, including here in Oklahoma where more than 306,000 people have...

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A pandemic shift in finances: Prioritize, simplify, save

The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their priorities. There is talk of moving out of the city, simplifying life and...

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AP VoteCast: Competing coalitions define GA Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia’s Senate runoff elections were a clash of two closely matched coalitions, with Democrat Raphael...

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across Oklahoma, state lawmakers returned to the Oklahoma state Capitol on Tuesday...

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Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50 percent stake in...

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Dr. Dre recovering well after being admitted into hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles...

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California hospital, in midst of COVID-19 crisis, maxes out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crush of patients with coronavirus is so severe in Los Angeles that on Tuesday they exceeded the normal...

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter won't attend Biden's inauguration

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s...

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Appeals court upholds hold on Arkansas abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday kept on hold an Arkansas law banning abortions 18 weeks into a...

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Flooding brings new woes to NYC church hard-hit by COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lutheran church in New York City already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 members of the...

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Fight over close race mars first day for Pennsylvania Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bitter dispute erupted on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday when majority Republicans...

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A final EPA rollback under Trump curbs use of health studies

The Environmental Protection Agency released one of its last major rollbacks under the Trump administration on Tuesday,...

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Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a...

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Timeline murky for teacher COVID vaccines in Oklahoma

As schools reopen from winter break, some of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable teachers could receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week,...

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Tennessee inmate's execution paused again due to COVID-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Tuesday hit pause again on a death row inmate's scheduled execution...

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Late sales rebound helps US automakers avoid 2020 disaster

DETROIT (AP) — Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. fell 14.6% last year, but a second-half rebound from a coronavirus-related...

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Oklahoma House rejects proposed coronavirus safety measures

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican-led Oklahoma House on Tuesday rejected an attempt by Democrats to require members to wear...

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VIRUS TODAY: Virus resurges and reshapes itself around world

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday with the pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— January is beginning as a grim month...

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Fauci: US could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day

The U.S. could soon be giving at least a million COVID-19 vaccinations a day despite the sluggish start, Dr. Anthony Fauci said...

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Hospital quickly vaccinates 850 people after freezer fails

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — A hospital in Northern California quickly vaccinated 850 people after a freezer that was holding the...

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If I’ve already had the coronavirus, can I get it again?

If I’ve already had the coronavirus, can I get it again?It’s possible, but such cases seem to be rare.It’s not unusual to...

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Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and 'Sheena' star, dead at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and appeared in the sitcom “That ’70s Show,” has...

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EXPLAINER: Why the smallest state has a big virus challenge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For a few days in December, Rhode Island was one of the worst places on the planet when it came to new...

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Judge nixes latest Trump bid to invalidate Georgia election

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge rejected President Donald Trump's latest bid to overturn his election loss in Georgia during a...

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Oklahoma County to begin Phase 2 of coronavirus vaccinations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The health department in Oklahoma’s most populous county on Tuesday announced that it will begin providing...

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EXPLAINER: How do I know when to get my 2nd vaccine shot?

NEW YORK (AP) — As U.S. health officials try to get COVID-19 vaccines to people more quickly, it’s already time for some people...

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WHO head 'disappointed' Chinese officials haven't finalized permission for experts to examine COVID-19 origins

GENEVA (AP) — WHO head 'disappointed' Chinese officials haven't finalized permission for experts to examine COVID-19 origins.

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US factories grew in December at fastest pace since mid-2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — American factories grew in December at the fastest pace in more than two years as manufacturing continued to...

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Bodywork: Should people with the virus get vaccinated?

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from a reader: If you are SARS-CoV-2 positive, should you receive the new mRNA vaccines? —...

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Dry January insights can help you make best choices moving forward

Dry January is an annual tradition for many, and it can be a healthy way to start the new year. “One of the benefits of...

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Savvy Senior: What caregivers should know about Medicare

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I am the caregiver for my 81-year-old mother, who recently fell and broke her hip, and have a lot of...

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Fitness resolutions after COVID-19? Take it slow, experts advise

When Jeff Greenlee picked up a Boston Marathon souvenir shirt for his 2014 race, he never imagined the most significant steps...

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Welcome to the germiest time of the year, when it’s time to protect yourself and family from cold, flu and COVID-19, all...

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Lankard: How long you grieve a loss is an individual journey

The year 2020 was full of serious losses for many. Well-meaning people send messages like: “You’re handling your loss very...

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Oklahomans 65 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccines as state expands distribution

As Oklahoma begins Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, some local health departments have started...

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Trump says he'll 'fight like hell' to hold on to presidency

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — With mounting desperation, Donald Trump declared he would “fight like hell” to hold on to the presidency and...

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Biden, Trump warn of high stakes of Georgia Senate runoffs

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday told Georgia Democrats they had the power to “chart the course” for a...

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The Latest: Trump says Georgia stakes 'could not be higher'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest in U.S. politics (all times local):9:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is urging Republican voters in...

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Trebek urges support for COVID-19 victims in 1 of last shows

NEW YORK (AP) — In a message taped for what turned out to be his final week as “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek urged the game...

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Former San Diego mayor signals possible run for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Monday established a political committee to begin raising money...

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Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and '’70s Show' star, hospitalized

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and later played Midge Pinciotti in the...

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Fast rollout of virus vaccine trials reveals tribal distrust

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The news came during a hopeful time on the largest Native American reservation.Daily coronavirus cases...

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Washington, Oregon, 29 tribes sue over plan to move archives

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington, Oregon, more than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes and cultural groups from the...

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Democrats tighten control with House rules changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House moved aggressively Monday to tighten their hold over the chamber despite...

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Florida legislator: Punish Mar-a-Lago for mask-free party

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida legislator wants President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club fined and closed temporarily...

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West Virginia governor defends his resort's New Year's party

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice brushed off criticism that the posh resort he owns did not follow...