Vanessa Romo

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A teen's solo transatlantic flight calls attention to wasteful 'ghost flights'

Friday, January 21, 2022

Kai Forsyth relished being the only passenger on a flight from London to Orlando. But his solo trip highlights the wastefulness of near-empty flights that environmentalists are trying to ban.

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Archaeologists launch first-ever 'dig' into life on the International Space Station

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The project, a first of its kind, aims to study the social and cultural dimensions of living in space and how people adapt their behavior when they're living in a completely new environment.

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3 officers face manslaughter charges in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A two-month-long grand jury investigation led to the filing of criminal charges against three Philadelphia-area officers who fired their weapons at a car amid crowds of people.

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Lawmakers are rewriting rules as schools grapple with teacher shortages

Friday, January 14, 2022

Burnout and thinning substitute teacher rolls plus the fallout of the omicron surge is pushing school leaders to the brink of desperation. Lawmakers are responding by rewriting hiring rules.

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The oldest living American veteran of World War II dies at 112

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Lawrence Brooks served in the U.S. Army when the military was still racially segregated. But the Black soldier's deployment to Australia offered a reprieve from the racism of Jim Crow laws at home.

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Airbnb's new experiment to combat rental bias uses initials instead of names

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

The project is limited to Oregon users and follows a lawsuit settlement alleging that hosts could discriminate against Black renters based on their names.

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Officials finally clear up crashes that kept drivers in freezing temperatures on I-95

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Jackknifed tractor-trailers blocked traffic in both directions along the vital corridor south of the nation's capital. Some people waited 16 hours or more for rescue.

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Thousands of airline passengers are stranded. Here's what to do if you're one of them

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Thousands of flights have been canceled, leaving travelers scrambling to figure out how to book new seats and get reimbursements for added expenses.

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Congress' doctor urges lawmakers to work remotely and upgrade masks as omicron rages

Monday, January 03, 2022

The move follows an unprecedented spike in positivity rates in the Capitol and mirrors record-high infection rates throughout Washington D.C., driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.

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Tesla recalls nearly half a million cars over possible safety issues

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Defects in some models leading to problems with the rearview camera and front hood, which could lead to serious accidents, triggered two separate recalls of the electric cars.

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Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The British socialite was accused of procuring underage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. After six days of deliberation, a federal jury found her guilty on five of six counts.

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The CDC slashes estimates of omicron's prevalence in the U.S.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

New data from the CDC released on Tuesday shows that while omicron remains the dominant variant, delta — which is the more severe strain — is still a worrisome driving force behind the current surge.

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People face long lines as they rush to get tested for COVID ahead of the holidays

Friday, December 24, 2021

Americans are scrambling to find out if they're COVID-free so they can go through with their plans. But for many, that means queuing up for hours or tracking down scarce at-home testing kits.

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Kim Potter is found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The former Minnesota police officer appeared to accidentally draw her firearm instead of her Taser when she fatally shot the 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop in April.

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Experts find books, a coin and an envelope in Robert E. Lee statue's base

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

A small box was found in the pedestal that used to hold a statue of the Confederate general in Richmond, Va. It took hours for experts to open the box and find several water-damaged items inside.

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A shot at gold, a swearing in, and a tech get-together are all thwarted by omicron

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The alarming surge in COVID infections is prompting city leaders, heads of companies, and even sports officials to withdraw from public events that could potentially expose more people to the virus.

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Kentucky task force recommends search warrant changes after Breonna Taylor's death

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The state attorney general said the reforms, including additional training, search warrant tracking and other safety measures could serve as "a national model."

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SpaceX reports LA County's highest number of workplace COVID-19 cases

Monday, December 20, 2021

New data shows the Elon Musk-led company currently accounts for nearly 30% of workplace COVID-19 cases reported by Los Angeles County officials.

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Justice Department breaks off talks on compensation for separated families

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The U.S. has left negotiations about paying monetary damages to families who were forcibly separated while seeking to enter at the southern border during the Trump administration.

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CDC narrows use of J&J vaccine due to concerns about rare blood clots

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The agency implemented experts' advice because of a rare and sometimes fatal blood-clotting problem known as TTS. More than 16 million people in the U.S. have received a shot of the J&J vaccine.

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