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The NHL pauses hockey season until after Christmas due to COVID-19 risks

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The league will begin its holiday break starting at the end of Tuesday night's games, postponing the five remaining games scheduled for Thursday.

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Watch: Biden to announce free COVID tests, aid for hospitals to deal with omicron

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The U.S. government plans to buy a half-billion at-home COVID test kits and mail them to people who want them, with deliveries beginning in January.

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Moderna says its COVID booster increases protection against omicron

Monday, December 20, 2021

Moderna said its current FDA-authorized 50-microgram booster shot increased antibody levels against omicron 37-fold compared to pre-booster levels.

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COVID is again raging across the U.S. just as Americans gather for the holidays

Monday, December 20, 2021

Sporting events and live theater announced cancellations amid major increases in new coronavirus cases, in large part because of the omicron variant.

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Chicago Blackhawks settle with a former player who says he was sexually assaulted

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Kyle Beach said the organization mishandled his sexual assault allegations. He came forward publicly in October as the man behind the lawsuit.

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Tornadoes, snow squalls, and high temps hit the Midwest in a wild winter storm

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Severe thunderstorms and winds up to 70 mph have caused massive power outages across Kansas and shut down the Kansas City International Airport.

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A leader of an Ohio Muslim organization was fired for spying for a hate group

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations fired its Executive and Legal Director Romin Iqbal after it discovered he was passing information to a "known anti-Muslim hate group."

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New York mayor-elect taps Keechant Sewell to be the NYPD's first female commissioner

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Keechant Sewell, who is originally from Queens, has worked in the Nassau County Police Department for 23 years, most recently as chief of detectives.

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The parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect head to court again

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The parents of Oxford High School student Ethan Crumbley will be in court on Tuesday for a probable cause hearing on four involuntary manslaughter charges.

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64 are dead and 105 unaccounted for in Kentucky as states reel from tornadoes' wrath

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Tornadoes over the weekend destroyed entire communities in Kentucky while leaving thousands homeless. People were also killed in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee.

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53 people die in Mexico after the packed truck they were riding in crashed

Friday, December 10, 2021

The truck was driving along a highway near Chiapas, a Mexican state that borders Guatemala. Another 58 people were injured in the crash.

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What we know about the young victims of the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Oxford High School lost four young students in a shooting this week. The victims, many of them athletes on school teams, were between 14 and 17 years old.

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After the 'Rust' movie set shooting, investigators look into the ammo supplier

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Investigators are still trying to determine how live ammunition ended up on the set of Rust. In October, Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed by a prop gun armed with a live bullet.

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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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The DOJ is targeting unruly airline passengers for prosecution

Thursday, November 25, 2021

As millions of Americans hit the skies for Thanksgiving Day travel, the Justice Department announced they are cracking down on criminal behavior of airline passengers.

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3 white men are found guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Travis McMichael; his father, Greg; and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan all faced nine criminal counts in Georgia state court, including felony murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

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Police identify Waukesha Christmas parade suspect. Here's what we know

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Waukesha police chief identified Darrell E. Brooks as the only suspect in the tragic vehicular attack that killed at least five people and injured 48 others on Sunday.

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5 people are dead and 40 injured after a driver speeds through a Wisconsin parade

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Children were among those struck by the vehicle and at least five people are dead after an SUV drove through crowds at the 58th annual Waukesha Christmas Parade.

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The Rittenhouse jurors watch video, but that can't be counted on to prevent bias

Friday, November 19, 2021

Psychology experts say like any jury, the 12 men and women tasked with deciding the Kyle Rittenhouse case come into the courtroom with their own biases that affect how they view evidence.

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Okla. governor under pressure to act just hours before Julius Jones is to be executed

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Julius Jones is set to be executed Thursday afternoon for a 1999 murder, despite questions in the case. Oklahoma's parole board has recommended commuting the sentence, but the governor has not acted.

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