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All of the kidnapped missionaries in Haiti have now been released

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The remaining 12 of the 17 people who had been held hostage in Haiti are free, exactly two months after they were kidnapped by a Haitian gang.

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Thousands displaced from Oahu military base due to contamination in Navy water system

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

State health officials said samples from the Red Hill shaft contained petroleum levels 350 times the level considered safe. Some 3,000 military members and families were moved to temporary housing.

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Organizers of the South Dakota teacher 'Dash for Cash' are apologizing and paying up

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The Sioux Falls Stampede and CU Mortgage Direct acknowledge the event appeared "degrading and insulting" to educators and are giving an additional $500 to each of the applicants and participants.

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The exact link between tornadoes and climate change is hard to draw. Here's why

Monday, December 13, 2021

The link between tornadoes, like the ones that hit Kentucky over the weekend, and climate change isn't as clear as it is for other extreme weather events, though scientists say the clues are there.

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After two failed attempts, Canada bans conversion therapy

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The new law, which bans the widely discredited practice aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity takes, effect on Jan. 7.

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A father and son were arrested in connection with California's massive Caldor Fire

Thursday, December 09, 2021

David Scott Smith, 66, and Travis Shane Smith, 32, are accused of "reckless arson" in connection with the Caldor Fire, which burned more than 220,000 acres across three California counties this fall.

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Mark Meadows is suing the Jan. 6 committee as it moves to hold him in contempt

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Mark Meadows is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Jan. 6 committee, asking a judge to block enforcement of two subpoenas it had issued for himself and Verizon.

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A Texas school district is reviewing 400 library books after a GOP lawmaker's inquiry

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

State Rep. Matt Krause launched an inquiry into school library books on topics like race and gender earlier this fall. A San Antonio district says it's reviewing some 400 titles that were on his list.

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The UAE is adopting a 4.5-day workweek and a Saturday-Sunday weekend

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The change will apply to federal government entities starting in January. UAE officials hope it will enhance workers' well-being and boost the country's economic competitiveness.

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Some lockdown drills can harm students' mental health. Here's what one expert advises

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The shooting at Oxford, Mich., drew attention to the school's lockdown drills and how students were trained to respond to such crises. But certain high-intensity drills can have negative impacts, too.

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Over a dozen COVID cases were found on a cruise ship that just docked in New Orleans

Monday, December 06, 2021

At least 17 people on board the Norwegian Breakaway tested positive for COVID-19, including one probable case of the omicron variant. The cruise line said that all confirmed cases are asymptomatic.

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These pork products are being recalled over possible listeria contamination

Monday, December 06, 2021

Alexander & Hornung is recalling 17 ham and pepperoni products over listeria concerns. Federal officials say customers should throw the food away. Here's what to look for on the label.

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The 'Home Alone' house could be yours for a night

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The McCallister family home will be available to rent on Airbnb later this month. The overnight stay will include junk food, booby traps and "ample opportunity to scream into the mirror."

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5 states have now reported confirmed cases of the omicron variant

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Officials in Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota and New York reported their first cases of the variant on Thursday, one day after the first U.S. case was identified in California.

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Authorities say a FedEx driver dumped hundreds of packages into an Alabama ravine

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Blount County Sheriff's Office said the unnamed driver dumped packages into a wooded area at least six times, leaving some 450 people without their deliveries.

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What the AIDS crisis can teach us about the COVID pandemic response

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

This is the second World AIDS Day during the coronavirus pandemic. Public health officials are calling on world leaders to do more to address the inequities at the root of both crises.

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The new Miss USA is Elle Smith, a local TV reporter from Kentucky

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Elle Smith traded in her Miss Kentucky sash for a Miss USA crown on Monday night. She is slated to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in Israel next month.

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Merriam-Webster's 2021 word of the year is, of course, 'vaccine'

Monday, November 29, 2021

The word "vaccine" saw a more than 600% increase in lookups this year over last. In its announcement, Merriam-Webster noted that it's come to represent much more than just medicine.

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Sweden's first female leader quit last week after a few hours. She was just reelected

Monday, November 29, 2021

Magdalena Andersson, a former finance minister who leads the Social Democratic Party, won her second election in less than a week. She will officially take office on Tuesday.

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Matthew McConaughey says he won't run for Texas governor in 2022

Monday, November 29, 2021

After months of dropping hints and dodging specifics, Matthew McConaughey has finally announced his much-speculated-about plans for the Texas governor race: He won't be running in it.

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