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As omicron spreads, studies suggest that travel bans alone don't do much good

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Public health experts warn that the rush to impose travel bans on southern African countries after the omicron variant was identified can work against scientific transparency.

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Omicron variant spreads to North America, Australia and more of Europe

Sunday, November 28, 2021

President Biden received a briefing from his medical task force, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said that "inevitably" the omicron variant will turn up in the U.S.

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The omicron variant spreads across Europe as new travel bans take effect

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Cases of the latest COVID variant of concern — first identified in South Africa — have been reported in the U.K., Germany, Italy and elsewhere. Travel from southern Africa is now restricted.

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Rittenhouse's defense renews focus on the case of a 17-year-old who killed her abuser

Monday, November 22, 2021

As a teenager in 2018, Chrystul Kizer shot and killed the man who sexually assaulted and trafficked her. Advocates say given the Rittenhouse verdict, a self-defense argument should work in her favor.

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Suspect in Waukesha Christmas parade attack had prior criminal record

Monday, November 22, 2021

Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was charged earlier this month with recklessly endangering safety and battery when he ran over a woman with his car earlier this month.

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PHOTOS: The historic partial lunar eclipse around the world

Friday, November 19, 2021

The lunar event was the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. Almost the entire moon — 99.1% — was cast under the earth's shadow.

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Jessica Watkins will be the first Black woman to live and work on the space station

Friday, November 19, 2021

Watkins will join the fourth SpaceX Crew next April on her way to entering the ranks of other history-making women at NASA like astronauts Mae Jemison and Sally Ride.

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Expect to pay more this year to stage your Thanksgiving feast

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Farm Bureau's Thanksgiving report says the average cost of dinner for 10 people is $53.31. But don't cancel your meal yet: the cost for a turkey has already dropped since the survey was taken.

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An Antarctic penguin ends up on New Zealand shore, roughly 2,000 miles from home

Saturday, November 13, 2021

This penguin's adventure might have taken a few wrong turns. It's only the third time an Adélie penguin is known to have made it to the shores of New Zealand.

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More Republican leaders try to ban books on race, LGBTQ issues

Saturday, November 13, 2021

In the latest instance, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster calls on the state's department of education to look into banning a book about queer identity, saying the content is sexually explicit.

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Olympic gymnast Sunisa Lee says she was pepper-sprayed in a racist attack in LA

Friday, November 12, 2021

The all-around champion, who is Hmong American, says she was with a group of friends of Asian descent in Los Angeles when people in a passing car yelled at them to "go back to where they came from."

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Veterans Day and Memorial Day both honor those who've served. Here's how they differ

Thursday, November 11, 2021

The two federal holidays recognize members of the U.S. military, but have their origins in two different wars and were created to celebrate different segments of the veterans community.

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McDonald's CEO apologizes after saying 2 slain children were failed by their parents

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Chris Kempczinski held a town hall with employees on Monday after reports revealed he messaged Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and appeared to blame the death of two shooting victims on their parents.

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The U.S. Navy has christened a ship named after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Milk served in the Navy in the 1950s, but was discharged after being questioned about his sexual orientation. He became the first openly gay elected official in California before his death in 1978.

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8 people were killed at Houston's Astroworld Festival after crowd rushed the stage

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Authorities in Houston said the victims range in age from 14 to 27, with one unknown. A criminal homicide and narcotics investigation is now underway.

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To fight climate change, Ithaca votes to decarbonize its buildings by 2030

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Decarbonizing involves installing things from solar panels to switching out gas stoves for electric stoves. The effort to decarbonize buildings will cut the city's carbon dioxide output by 40%.

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Biden says final passage of $1 trillion infrastructure plan is a big step forward

Friday, November 05, 2021

The bipartisan bill's journey from the Senate to the president has been a tumultuous one. The legislation includes nearly $550 billion in new spending on items including broadband, roads and rail.

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University of Florida allows professors to testify in a voting rights case after all

Friday, November 05, 2021

The university is reversing its decision to bar three professors from serving as expert witnesses in a case against the state. The earlier decision was seen as an infringement of free speech.

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A Southwest pilot is under investigation for the divisive phrase 'Let's go, Brandon'

Monday, November 01, 2021

The airline said it will address the situation with the pilot and that it doesn't condone employees sharing personal political opinions while working or tolerate behavior that leads to divisiveness.

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American Airlines has canceled more than 1,700 flights since Friday

Sunday, October 31, 2021

The airline says it was forced to cancel more than 800 flights on Sunday alone due to poor weather and staff shortages.

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