Joe Hernandez

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You Can Now Carry A Handgun In Texas Without A License, Training Or Background Check

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Gun rights advocates lauded the new state law for removing what they considered an unfair burden on firearms owners, but gun safety groups and law enforcement organizations opposed it.

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You May Have Gotten Shortchanged By $125 On That COVID Rebate For Your Car

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Auto insurers returned some premium payments to drivers last year when driving slowed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But consumer groups say policyholders should have received a larger rebate.

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A Search Is Underway For 5 Crew Members Missing After A U.S. Navy Helicopter Crash

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

One crew member has been rescued, and five additional sailors aboard an aircraft carrier were injured, officials said. The crash occurred about 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego.

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Children's Hospitals Are Pleading For Federal Help As They Run Out Of Beds

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Pediatric hospitals are "at or near capacity" and expect to see more young COVID-19 patients as the school year resumes, according to the Children's Hospital Association.

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Hate Crimes Reach The Highest Level In More Than A Decade

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The 6% spike in hate crimes reported by the FBI for 2020 follows a recent upward trend in incidents. But some experts and advocacy groups say the true number is probably even higher.

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As Ida Weakens, More Than 1 Million Gulf Coast Homes And Businesses Are Without Power

Monday, August 30, 2021

Officials expect the death toll to rise as rescue efforts get underway in Louisiana. Ida continued to move north, bringing rain and heavy winds.

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McDonald's Is Out Of Milkshakes In The U.K. And A Truck Driver Shortage Is To Blame

Monday, August 30, 2021

A shortage of tens of thousands of drivers is affecting McDonald's and many other businesses after scores of European truckers left the U.K. in the aftermath of Brexit.

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The U.S. Launches A Drone Strike On An ISIS-K Target

Friday, August 27, 2021

ISIS-K had claimed responsibility for the attack at the Kabul airport. President Biden vowed, "We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay."

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What We Know About ISIS-K, The Group Behind The Kabul Attack

Thursday, August 26, 2021

A regional Islamic State affiliate is a major rival to the Taliban in Afghanistan. The U.S. says ISIS-K has long planned attacks on its personnel in the country.

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Veterans Can Train And Adopt Service Dogs Under A New Law Signed By Biden

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs program aims to connect service dogs in training to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Rachel Nichols' ESPN Show Is Canceled After Her Comments About Maria Taylor

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Nichols has been removed from NBA coverage and The Jump was canceled a few weeks after remarks she made became public suggesting that Maria Taylor was promoted because she is Black.

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Reversing A Planned Ban, OnlyFans Will Allow Pornography On Its Site After All

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

OnlyFans said just days ago that it would block sexually explicit material starting in October in response to concerns from banks and other financial services companies.

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J&J Says A Booster Shot For Its Vaccine May Have Big Benefits

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Johnson & Johnson said that when it gave study participants a second jab after six months, their antibody levels were nine times higher than they were 28 days after a first dose of the COVID vaccine.

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The Paralympics Are Getting A Higher Profile And Have More Athletes Than Ever

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

With prime-time coverage and more competitors than ever before, the Tokyo Paralympic Games have a number of "firsts."

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The Tokyo Paralympic Games Have The Most Athletes — And The Most Women — In History

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

There are 4,403 athletes taking part in the international competition getting underway Tuesday, according to the organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Badminton And Taekwondo Are Making Their Paralympic Debuts In Tokyo

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The two new sports are among the 22 that athletes will be competing in during this year's Summer Games. Taekwondo will be the first full-contact Paralympic sport ever.

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WHO Calls For A Delay In Booster Shots To Prioritize Under-Vaccinated Countries

Monday, August 23, 2021

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus suggested that giving out booster shots in countries with high vaccination rates could lead to more dangerous coronavirus variants across the globe.

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A Record Number Of Out LGBTQ Athletes Will Compete In The Tokyo Paralympics

Monday, August 23, 2021

At least 28 publicly out Paralympians will be competing in the summer games in Tokyo, more than double the number that took part in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, according to the website Outsports.

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Rain Fell On The Peak Of Greenland's Ice Sheet For The First Time In Recorded History

Friday, August 20, 2021

According to scientists, rain fell for several hours on an area 10,551 feet in elevation on Aug. 14, an unprecedented occurrence for a location that rarely sees temperatures above freezing.

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An Olympian Sold Her Silver Medal To Fund A Boy's Surgery. The Buyer Let Her Keep It

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Maria Magdalena Andrejczyk of Poland announced she would sell her medal in the javelin throw to help fund heart surgery for an 8-month-old. A convenience store chain had the winning bid of $125,000.

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