Joe Hernandez

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The more contagious BA.2 version of omicron is now the most common in the U.S.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The BA.2 strain now accounts for more than half of all coronavirus infections nationwide, the CDC estimates. Although it's fueling a surge in Europe, the variant doesn't appear to make people sicker.

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Richard Williams condemns Will Smith's onstage slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

"We don't condone anyone hitting anyone else unless it's in self-defense," the father of Venus and Serena Williams told NBC News. Smith won an Oscar for portraying Williams in the movie King Richard.

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Amid controversy, Phil Mickelson will miss the Masters for the 1st time in 28 years

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

News of his absence comes after the golfer publicly apologized for controversial comments he made about Saudi Arabia and a new Saudi-backed golf league.

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Disney workers walk out over the company's response to so-called 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The full-scale walkout is a bid to urge the company to take a stronger stance against the Parental Rights in Education legislation in Florida, what critics have called the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

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Governors in Indiana and Utah veto transgender sports bans

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Eleven states have enacted transgender sports bans, though many have been snarled by lawsuits.

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There are more than 5,000 confirmed planets beyond our solar system, NASA says

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

These so-called exoplanets include rocky worlds similar in size to Earth, gas giants larger than Jupiter and even"'mini-Neptunes."

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More than 900 civilians have died in Ukraine. The true number is likely much higher

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Many of the casualties occurred in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine's east, which are partially controlled by separatist rebels backed by Russia.

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Australia bans the export of aluminum ores to Russia

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Australian officials said the restrictions, which include a ban on bauxite, is designed to curtail Russia's ability to produce aluminum — a vital ingredient in arms and munition manufacturing.

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The Coast Guard is working to free a container ship stuck in the Chesapeake Bay

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The vessel left Baltimore on Sunday carrying general cargo and grounded while it was on its way to Norfolk, Va.

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The Senate approves a bill to make daylight saving time permanent

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

For those wishing for an end to annual clock shifting, this push in Congress is perhaps better late than never. It would still require House approval and President Biden's signature to become law.

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2 Fox News team members in Ukraine were killed in an attack

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

A veteran video journalist for Fox News, Pierre Zakrzewski, and freelance journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova died when their vehicle was hit by incoming fire, the network confirmed.

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Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall is injured while reporting from Ukraine

Monday, March 14, 2022

Hall was wounded while reporting outside Kyiv and is hospitalized, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.

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Journalist Brent Renaud is killed while reporting on the war in Ukraine

Sunday, March 13, 2022

An advisor to Ukraine's interior ministry said Renaud was killed and another journalist was wounded in Irpin, a suburb of Kyiv.

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Chef José Andrés and his team are feeding Ukrainians on the front lines of the war

Saturday, March 12, 2022

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the founder of World Central Kitchen about the organization's efforts to feed Ukrainians and those who are fleeing the country.

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EA is cutting Russian teams from its FIFA and NHL games over the Ukraine invasion

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

"We stand with the people of Ukraine and join the voices around the world calling for peace," EA said in a statement.

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Fitbit recalls 1.7 million smartwatches with a battery that can overheat and burn you

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The recall was issued Wednesday following a slew of reports of the watch battery overheating, including at least 115 incidents in the U.S. and another 59 internationally.

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The U.N. approves a resolution demanding that Russia end the invasion of Ukraine

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The General Assembly overwhelmingly supported a nonbinding resolution that demands that Russia immediately remove its forces from Ukraine.

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Russia is using controversial 'cluster munitions' in Ukraine, humanitarian groups say

Monday, February 28, 2022

Once fired, cluster munitions open in midair and rain down dozens or even hundreds of smaller submunitions, or "bomblets," over a large area the size of one or several football fields.

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Toyota stops production in Japan after a cyberattack hits one of its suppliers

Monday, February 28, 2022

The suspected attack forced Toyota, one of the world's largest auto manufacturers, to suspend operations at 14 of its Japanese plants, affecting the production of about 13,000 vehicles.

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A ticket stub from Jackie Robinson's majors debut sells for a record-breaking $480K

Monday, February 28, 2022

It was the second time the record was broken in the same auction. Earlier on Sunday, a bidder bought a full ticket from Michael Jordan's 1984 NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls for $468,000.

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