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Erin Jackson takes gold for the U.S. in women's 500 meter speed skating

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Jackson became the first Black woman to medal in speed skating at a winter Olympics, and the first American woman to win the competition since 1994.

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Online betting companies are kicking off a Super Bowl ad blitz

Friday, February 11, 2022

What was once a niche sector in Las Vegas has grown into a national mega-business that people can enjoy from their living rooms — and the advertising dollars have followed.

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'Don't Say Gay' bill would limit discussion of sexuality and gender in Florida schools

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Supporters say the measure empowers parents to have a say in what their children learn. Critics argue it will harm LGBTQ kids. President Biden slammed the bill, which has Gov. Ron DeSantis' support.

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School leaders say HBCUs are undeterred after a series of bomb threats

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

"We have to show that we are not afraid," Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough says. The FBI is probing the threats as racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism and hate crimes.

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Canadian truckers block a key border crossing, as their protest morphs and drags on

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

The "Freedom Convoy" began last month as a caravan of truck drivers who planned to drive to Ottawa to voice their opposition to the Canadian government's cross-border vaccine mandate.

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Frontier-Spirit merger promises better deals and service; critics aren't so sure

Monday, February 07, 2022

The combined airline would offer 1,000 daily flights to more than 145 destinations in 19 countries and directly add 10,000 jobs by 2026. But consumer advocates have their doubts.

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4 states announce they're dropping mask mandates for schools

Monday, February 07, 2022

It's a sign the three Northeastern states are changing how they manage the COVID-19 pandemic as cases from the omicron surge continue to drop.

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Federal hate crimes trial set to begin for Ahmaud Arbery's convicted killers

Sunday, February 06, 2022

The Justice Department's case against Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan directly addresses whether race was a factor in killing Arbery, in contrast to the state trial.

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Experts say Delta's call for an unruly passenger no-fly list invites legal turbulence

Sunday, February 06, 2022

The number of disorderly passengers on airplanes has spiked during the pandemic. Now, one airline CEO is renewing his call for a national no-fly list — and asking the U.S. government for backup.

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Furniture tip-overs are declining but still injure thousands in the U.S. each year

Thursday, February 03, 2022

The Consumer Product Safety Commission also found that there have been 581 tip-over fatalities in the U.S. since 2000. Four in five of the deaths were children.

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What will happen to the International Space Station when it is retired?

Thursday, February 03, 2022

NASA says the International Space Station will stop operating at the end of 2030. After that, the space agency plans to crash the football field-sized craft into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.

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A church is suing after a town says it can give away free meals only twice per week

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon say the ordinance restricting them to two free meal giveaways per week violates their constitutional right to religious expression.

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New bomb threats disrupt campus activities at several HBCUs

Monday, January 31, 2022

Howard University received a second bomb threat on Tuesday — part of a recent pattern of violent threats against historically Black colleges and universities.

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Spotify will add a COVID advisory to podcasts after the Joe Rogan controversy

Sunday, January 30, 2022

The streaming platform will add a new content advisory to any podcast episode that discusses COVID-19, which will direct listeners to a hub with information from "trusted sources."

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Northern Ireland marks 50 years since the Bloody Sunday killings

Sunday, January 30, 2022

British soldiers shot and killed 13 people and wounded others during a 1972 civil rights protest. The shootings exacerbated the conflict in Northern Ireland, which left thousands dead over decades.

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Northeast begins to dig out from blizzard that dropped two feet of snow in some spots

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Snowfall totals eclipsed 30 inches in some areas of Massachusetts, while Boston tied its record for the most snow in a single day at just under two feet, according to the National Weather Service.

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A Tennessee school district has voted to ban the Holocaust graphic novel 'Maus'

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The 10-member McMinn County School Board voted unanimously earlier this month to remove the book because of foul language and an image of a nude woman.

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A nor'easter could bring several inches of snow to the Northeast this weekend

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The National Weather Service said it was too early to predict snowfall totals but warned that "blizzard conditions near the coast" could occur depending on the storm's path.

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3 Baltimore firefighters have died after getting trapped in a collapsed rowhome

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott called it a "gut wrenching tragedy" for the city, the fire department and the firefighters' families.

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Shark bites surged in 2021, rebounding from a drop earlier in the pandemic

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Still, the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File says the high number of shark bites and deaths last year was on par with long-term averages.

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