Joe Hernandez

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Arkansas inmates are suing after being given ivermectin to treat COVID-19

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Ivermectin has been hailed as a wonder drug for treating parasitic infections, but leading medical experts say the same isn't true for treating COVID-19.

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A Texas rabbi threw a chair at the gunman before he and two other hostages escaped

Monday, January 17, 2022

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker's comments came just hours after the FBI identified the alleged hostage taker at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas as Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British man.

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China will no longer sell tickets to the Beijing Winter Olympics due to COVID-19

Monday, January 17, 2022

Instead of selling tickets to the general public, organizers announced Monday that they would invite groups of spectators to attend the games in person.

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What we know about what happened at the Texas synagogue

Sunday, January 16, 2022

The FBI has released the name of the man they say held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue Saturday. The standoff ended with the man's death and all hostages freed safely.

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The Texas synagogue rabbi credited security training for saving hostages' lives

Sunday, January 16, 2022

The hostage taker was 44-year-old British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, authorities said. U.K. police arrested two teenagers in relation to the incident.

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A major winter snow and ice storm is battering the Southern U.S. and moving north

Sunday, January 16, 2022

The storm system could leave more than a foot of snow and in excess of a quarter inch of ice in some areas, the National Weather Service warned.

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The 'Rust' armorer is suing the film's ammo supplier over the deadly, on-set shooting

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer and key props assistant on the movie set, said in the complaint that she bought live ammunition she believed to be dummy rounds.

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Grocery store shortages are back. Here are some of the reasons why

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Bare shelves at supermarkets are attributed to omicron, a labor shortage, climate change and other reasons. "We're really seeing the perfect storm," one industry expert told NPR.

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A potentially deadly risk to kids prompts 3 companies to recall in-home elevators

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Bella Elevator, Inclinator Company of America and Savaria Corporation recalled about 69,000 elevators that pose a risk of pinning children between the elevator car door and the exterior landing door.

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New York revises the death toll in fatal Bronx fire to 17, including 8 children

Monday, January 10, 2022

City officials had said on Sunday that 19 people perished in the fire, including nine children.

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions jumped in 2021, a threat to climate goals

Monday, January 10, 2022

The spike was attributed to a slew of causes, including behavior changes after COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, but environmental advocates say it's worrisome.

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A fire in a Bronx apartment building leaves 19 dead, including 9 children

Sunday, January 09, 2022

One resident described seeing a wall of "thick, chalky smoke. The type of smoke you can't breathe" in the building's hallway when he tried to leave his apartment.

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Classes for Chicago students are in limbo as teachers, mayor wrangle over omicron

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Teachers began refusing to show up for their jobs in person on Wednesday amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, prompting the cancellation of classes for more than 300,000 public school students.

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All 3 white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are sentenced to life in prison

Friday, January 07, 2022

Travis McMichael, who pulled the trigger, and his father, Greg, have no chance for parole. A federal hate crimes trial remains in a case widely seen as racially motivated.

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GMO is out, 'bioengineered' is in, as new U.S. food labeling rules take effect

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

A new national standard is meant to give consumers clarity about how their food was produced, but critics say the rules will introduce more confusion and don't go far enough.

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Car ads in France will soon have to encourage more environmentally friendly travel

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

The automakers' ads will suggest people consider carpooling or cycling instead of driving. The new rules, beginning in March, come as the country is trying to cut down on its carbon emissions.

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Snowfall hits the Mid-Atlantic, dropping more than a foot in some areas

Monday, January 03, 2022

A major winter storm brought more than a foot of snow to parts of Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware, with heavy accumulations also seen in North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and D.C.

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The FDA authorizes a Pfizer booster shot for children ages 12 to 15

Monday, January 03, 2022

The authorization comes in the midst of an explosion of COVID-19 cases nationwide driven by the omicron variant — a surge that has brought a spike in pediatric hospitalizations.

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CDC could add a negative test to its new isolation guidelines, Fauci says

Sunday, January 02, 2022

The CDC recently cut the number of days it recommends COVID-positive people remain in isolation from 10 days to five, but it didn't require a negative test to leave isolation.

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Twitter bans Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account over COVID misinformation

Sunday, January 02, 2022

A spokesperson for the social media company said it had been clear that it would ban accounts for repeated violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

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