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Community leaders highlight racial disparities in Oklahoma’s COVID vaccine distribution

Community leaders, health experts and elected officials gathered at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday to call attention...

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Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a medical condition that impacts your circulatory system. When your heart beats it pumps blood through your body through arteries and veins.

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Oklahoma reports 867 new COVID-19 cases; 18 new deaths

A daily update on Oklahoma's COVID-19 cases, deaths and other coronavirus information.

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HeartScan Calcium Score Screening

The best way to get ahead of heart disease is to scan for the presence of calcium in your arteries.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a 'big deal' for Oklahoma; 30,000 doses could arrive next week, officials say

Approval of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine would be a “big deal” for Oklahoma, the state’s deputy health...

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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House passes Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill, setting stage for Senate fight over Biden vision for battling pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — House passes Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill, setting stage for Senate fight over Biden vision for...

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What is Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeff Sparling, a cardiologist with INTEGRIS Health, explains heart disease and the risk factors that can cause heart disease to occur.

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Tribes in legal limbo over federal virus relief funding

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Nearly a year after Congress passed a coronavirus relief bill, some Native American tribes remain in...

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US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC’s “This Week” — — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National...

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US expert panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine; FDA will make final decision soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — US expert panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine; FDA will make final decision soon.

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Could pandemic further erode the New England town meeting?

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could...

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Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian regulators on Friday authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for all adults.It is the third...

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EXPLAINER: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing, and that’s exactly why stock markets around the world are...

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Oklahoma passes 1 million vaccine doses administered

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 1 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Oklahoma, state health...

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NYC schools chancellor exits, citing virus' personal toll

New York City's Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Friday he will step down, citing the coronavirus pandemic's...

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AP names Anna Jo Bratton to post of US Enterprise Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has named Anna Jo Bratton as U.S. Enterprise Editor on the news cooperative’s Global...

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US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Global Utility System Construction Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 26, 2021--The "Utility System Construction Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery...

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As 'Handmaid's Tale' returns, creator sees no end in sight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns in April for season four, its creator is reluctant to predict when the...

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Canada Pension Plan CEO resigns after travelling for vaccine

TORONTO (AP) — The chief executive of the fund that manages Canada Pension Plan investments has resigned after it was revealed...

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Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

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Oklahoma to ramp up tracking of COVID-19 variants through new tech capabilities

New technology capabilities soon will give Oklahoma officials more insight into the presence of COVID-19 variants in the state,...

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North America Synchronous Condenser Market, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2016-2020 & 2021-2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 26, 2021--The "North America Synchronous Condenser Market, By Cooling Type (Hydrogen-Cooled,...

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Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near...

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Briton jailed for breaking Singapore quarantine order

SINGAPORE (AP) — A British citizen was sentenced to two weeks in jail and fined 1,000 Singapore dollars ($753) on Friday for...

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COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum...

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Health officials say genome sequencing will help ID variants

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Genome sequencing will be up and running this week at the state health lab to help identify variants of...

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Airbnb reports huge loss in first time out as public company

Home-sharing site Airbnb posted a $3.9 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2020 as it suffered from the pandemic downturn in...

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Ohio is first state to sue Census Bureau over delay in data

Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to push back the release of 2020 census...

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AP sources: Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems’ minimum wage hike, says it must be dropped from COVID-19 bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems’ minimum wage hike, says it must be dropped from...

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Christian Siriano offers mountain glam for 2nd pandemic show

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Siriano opened his second show of the pandemic Thursday with two ladies in bed, models who emerged...

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Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary, joining...

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DoorDash's sales triple in Q4, but 2021 could see slowdown

Meal delivery company DoorDash said its revenue more than tripled last year thanks to pandemic-driven demand, but it still lost...

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BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that...

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US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year average at 2.97%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remain near historic lows as the pandemic-hobbled economy...

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Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployed Americans who have turned down job offers because they feared their prospective employers weren't...

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Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs even as sales soared during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 full-time store workers earlier this month, even as the company's...

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Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden is celebrating the pace of his...

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Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The sunshine is back, and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South,...

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'Turning point': Women of color increasingly leading Boston

BOSTON (AP) — For the better part of a century, the iconic image of a Boston mayor typically conjured up the figure of James...

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New York woman loses job, leads pantry feeding thousands

NEW YORK (AP) — While dozens of New Yorkers lined up outside in the rain, shopping carts at the ready as they waited for free...

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As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — When COVID-19 patients inundated St. Louis hospitals, respiratory therapists arriving for yet another...

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Things to Know: US Hospitalizations plunge, but still high

Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:— The number of people...

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Chief who knelt with protesters retires in new NYPD shake-up

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police commander who kneeled with protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd, but was...

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At divided time, Ohio unites behind statue of John Glenn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Political divisions these days may be deep, but Ohioans never cease to agree on John Glenn.Both...

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Lincoln Center to emerge from pandemic with outdoor shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Lincoln Center intends to emerge from the novel coronavirus pandemic by creating 10 outdoor stages for...

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Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic...

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U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After a pandemic-fueled boom, U.S. pizza sales appear to be headed back to earth.Domino’s and Papa...

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are closing ranks against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, even as the...

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Anticipating 2021 boom, Q4 GDP revised up slightly to 4.1%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew at a 4.1% pace in the final three months of 2020, slightly faster than first estimated,...

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Builders grapple with land shortage, soaring lumber costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. homebuilders are poised to benefit this spring homebuying season amid strong demand, low mortgage rates...

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EXPLAINER: Meet the vaccine appointment bots, and their foes

Having trouble scoring a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? You’re not alone. To cope, some people are turning to bots that scan...

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Quotes from Stephen King interview with The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King spoke recently to The Associated Press recently about his new novel, “Later,” but he also covered...

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Debate amid pandemic: Should foundations have to give more?

NEW YORK (AP) — The viral pandemic wiped out jobs and businesses and left many U.S. families unable to afford food. It also...

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US contracts to buy homes decline, still a January record

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes declined again with the number of...

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US jobless claims at 730K, still high but fewest in 3 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week in a sign that layoffs may have...

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Stephen King talks about crime, creativity and new novel

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King doesn't think of himself as a horror writer.“My view has always been you can call me whatever you...

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U.S. Physical Therapy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

HOUSTON (AP) _ U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (USPH) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $8.7 million.The...

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Orders for U.S. durable goods climb 3.4% in January

WASHINGTON (AP) —Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket goods shot up 3.4% in January, pulled up by surge in orders for...

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Phillips 66 and Faradion Developing Sodium-ion Battery Materials

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 25, 2021--Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and Faradion, one of the U.K.-based companies behind the first...

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ConocoPhillips Announces Matt Fox to Retire After 35 Years with the Company

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 25, 2021--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced the retirement of Matt Fox as executive vice...

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Global Floating Power Plant Market (2021 to 2026) - by Source, Capacity and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 25, 2021--The "Global Floating Power Plant Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026" report has been...

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Qantas expects to start international flights in October

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Qantas Airways does not expect to resume international travel apart from New Zealand until late...

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How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?By tweaking their vaccines, a process that should be easier than coming up...

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Oklahoma to pay at least $472,302 for coronavirus vaccine website

The Oklahoma Health Department will pay nearly half a million dollars to Microsoft for the company’s work to build the state’s...

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Nonprofit notes: Helping homeless women, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, flu vaccinations and blood donations

Fundraiser to help homeless women Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will host a Facebook Live event March...

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Backlogged cases push California COVID-19 deaths past 50,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge,...

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients....

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Ad campaign launches to build public trust in COVID-19 shots

NEW YORK (AP) — A public service ad campaign unveiled Thursday aims to convince Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19,...

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'Better Call Saul' to film final season soon in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — “Better Call Saul,” the prequel spinoff to the hugely successful series “Breaking Bad,” will begin...

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New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem:...

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Detroit science center no longer planning for RoboCop statue

DETROIT (AP) — The largest fictional keeper of law and order in Detroit may not stand watch at one Motor City museum as...

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California tops 50,000 virus deaths, including 806 in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge,...

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COVID-19 testing lab firm sues California whistleblower

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A whistleblower who accused a COVID-19 testing lab she managed in California of improper work is being sued...

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Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. military on Wednesday began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New...

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'Mission: Impossible 7' will hit Paramount+ even sooner

Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on...

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Wildfire victims sue former PG&E executives alleging neglect

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and...

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Never too late: Pandemic propels older shoppers online

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, Paula Mont did something new: The 86-year-old, who hasn't left her New Jersey senior living...

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Jill Biden says health inequities have lasted 'far too long'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During a visit to a cancer center Wednesday, first lady Jill Biden said health disparities have hurt...

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Lawsuits filed against auto insurers over rates in pandemic

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Class action lawsuits were filed in Nevada against 10 major auto insurance companies on Tuesday, contending...

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Brookdale: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) _ Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) on Wednesday reported a loss of $44.1 million in its fourth...

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Vaccinated for virus, Jimmy Carter and wife back in church

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Now that former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are vaccinated against COVID-19, they have returned to...

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Things to Know: States push their own relief packages

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:— States not willing to...

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Amid surge, US tries to expedite release of migrant children

HOUSTON (AP) — With its long-term facilities for immigrant children nearly full, the Biden administration is working to...

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Judge approves Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan for Belk chain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A judge approved Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans for North Carolina-based Belk on Wednesday, creating a new...

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Trade group: Retail sales should grow 6.5% to 8.2% this year

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retail trade group is forecasting strong retail sales growth this year that could surpass...

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Health network allowed employees' kin to skip vaccine line

One of Pennsylvania’s largest health networks allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising...

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Virginia GOP to choose nominees at convention in Lynchburg

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have opted to hold an in-person convention at Liberty University in May to choose...

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Coronavirus positive test rate fall below 10% in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The positivity rate on Oklahomans' coronavirus tests has fallen below 10%, data from Johns Hopkins...

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Chairman Powell: Fed is in no hurry to raise interest rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank will not start...

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Lowe's 4Q results surge as people plow money into homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe’s Cos. extended its strong sales streak through the holiday season as customers kept investing in their...

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Venomous spiders prompt temporary Michigan library shutdown

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Staff at a University of Michigan library temporarily closed the building after three venomous spiders...

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Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in 'equity' push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the...

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Review: New book spotlights rogue lab and a shadow industry

“Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, a Deadly Disease,” by Jason Dearen (Avery)Lower back pain. Spinal stenosis. Cataracts. All those...

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Review: Mavis Staples' guitarist opts for garage band basics

Rick Holmstrom, "See That Light” (LuEllie Records)Mask up, plug in and rock out to a stripped-down sound. That's the recipe for...

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Lawyer hired by Democratic AG defends Iowa's GOP governor

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Democratic attorney general has installed the Republican governor’s lawyer into a high-level job...

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States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages,...

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2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as...

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Funky electronics chain Fry's is no more

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fry's Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers looking for an obscure part, is closing for good.The...

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6-year-old dies of injuries in Greek migrant camp fire

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 6-year-old boy from Iran died of burns suffered during an overnight fire at a migrant camp northwest of...

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Cheniere to Provide Cargo Emissions Data to LNG Customers

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 24, 2021--Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: LNG) announced...

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Cheniere Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results and Reconfirms Full Year 2021 Distribution Guidance

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 24, 2021--Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (“Cheniere Partners”) (NYSE American: CQP) today...

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School voucher push taps frustration over distance learning

ATLANTA (AP) — With her children struggling in many classes last spring, Kelli Rivera became so frustrated with how her...

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Oklahoma bill would undercut independence of OKC, Tulsa Health departments

A state lawmaker wants Oklahoma’s commissioner of health to be able to recommend firing the directors of the Oklahoma...

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Judge bans enforcement of Biden's 100-day deportation pause

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a 100-day...

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AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90...

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States rush to catch up on delayed vaccines, expand access

HOUSTON (AP) — A giant vaccination center is opening in Houston to administer 126,000 coronavirus doses in the next three...

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A look at how Biden's Cabinet nominees fared Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's Cabinet is starting to fill out, with nominees for agriculture secretary and United...

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Vilsack confirmed for 2nd stint as US agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary, his second run at...

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HHS pick says pandemic is top job, but agenda is broader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will...

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Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in...

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Utility: Much more power cut than necessary Mardi Gras night

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The utility company serving New Orleans appears to have cut three times as much electricity as it needed to...

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Things to Know: Vaccine producers promise big jump in doses

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:— Executives from the...

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Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the...

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Indian Country gripped by Haaland hearing for top US post

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — For Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on track to become the first...

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Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stately and deliberate, with a distinctive white streak in his black hair, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith...

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World Food Prize laureates ask Biden to elevate hunger

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of 24 scientists, economists, researchers and other winners of the World Food Prize sent a...

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Fed's Powell: Recovery incomplete, high inflation unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell underscored the U.S. economy's ongoing weakness Tuesday in remarks that...

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Food groups fight to save one Trump virus program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As the Biden administration sets up shop, many policies initiated by its hard-right predecessor are...

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Biden to visit storm-ravaged Texas Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit Texas on Friday as the state begins its recovery from a devastating winter...

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Pandemic art sales: Prettying up the walls we're staring at

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve been watching experts and commentators appearing on television from their homes, their increased...

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Achievers: OU cancer center researcher named to national organization

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Rajagopal Ramesh, OU Health...

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Macy's closes out a tough year with hope for 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's is looking ahead to a year of recovery and rebuilding from the pandemic as the iconic department store...

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Consumer confidence rises for second straight month

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose again in February as an accelerating COVID-19 vaccine push provides...

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New or used? Either way, price hikes squeeze US auto buyers

FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America's auto industry — a...

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Marriott names Anthony Capuano new CEO, president

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Marriott International named a new CEO and a new president Tuesday, a little more than a week after its...

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In year of pandemic, Home Depot became supplier to millions

The housing market was among the very few bright spots for the U.S. economy in the year of the lockdown and Home Depot became...

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EXCERPT: 'Kill Shot' probes shadow industry, deadly disease

EDITOR’S NOTE — This is an exclusive excerpt adapted from “Kill Shot: The Untold Story of the Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis in...

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Review: In 'The Father,' the disorientation of dementia

In Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” Anthony, 80, in the grip of dementia, is a captain ready to go down with the ship....

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U.S. home prices rise 10.1% in December, fastest since 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices surged at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in December, fueled by low mortgage rates...

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Millennial Money: 5 tips to negotiate pay in a tough economy

The pandemic-related recession has altered many job descriptions. For Haley Jones, a 24-year-old resident of Michigan, the...

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Westlake Chemical Partners LP Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 23, 2021--Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE: WLKP) (the "Partnership") today reported net...

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Savvy Senior: Do I need to sign up for Medicare if I’m still working?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance...

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Retired Air Force physician leaves $2.2M to OMRF

Dr. Wesley Robert “Bob” Mote was soft-spoken and private. A U.S. Air Force physician for 39 years, Mote still lived in the...

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Vaccine race to spring break starts with first day of Oklahoma school staff vaccinations

NORMAN — A push to vaccinate tens of thousands of school teachers and staff by spring break began Monday as state-scheduled...

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Why would anyone want a less effective vaccine?

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from a reader: The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is reported to have an 85%...

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Half a million dead in US, confirming virus’s tragic reach

For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed...

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School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools...

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Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation's grief and hope

WASHINGTON (AP) —With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the...

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Syfy's 'Resident Alien' invader gets lift-off with viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Resident Alien,” a new Syfy series that caught the attention of veteran TV critic Rob Owen and approving...

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US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans...

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Bloody Sunday memorial to honor late civil rights giants

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — This year's commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will...

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Kohl's pushes back on investor group's takeover efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl’s is fighting back against an investor group’s efforts to take control of the department store chain's...

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CDC study: Teachers key to COVID-19 infections in 1 district

ATLANTA (AP) — A new study finds that teachers may be more important drivers of COVID-19 transmission in schools than...

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Far-right lawmaker takes over Oregon GOP in larger US shift

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A far-right senator who has rebelled against coronavirus restrictions and supported protesters who stormed...

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Biden asks high court to drop 2 Trump-era Medicaid cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar...

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NYC to test no-police mental crisis response in Harlem

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police will stay out of many mental health crisis calls and social workers will respond instead...

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AP PHOTOS: US pandemic toll: In 1 year, half a million lives

Just one year ago, America had no idea.Life in February 2020 still felt normal. Concern was building about a mystery...

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A Biden edge in COVID-19 bill: Dems reluctant to wound him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders have a potent dynamic on their side as Congress preps for its first votes on the party’s...

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Things to Know: US COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000

Here’s what’s happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:— The U.S. death toll from...

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Oklahoma expanding vaccine access to teachers, school staff

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma opened its second phase of coronavirus vaccinations on Monday, providing inoculations to public...

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US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The U.S. once again crossed a somber COVID threshold much faster than any country in the world.

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US death toll from COVID-19 tops 500,000, by Johns Hopkins University's count

BALTIMORE (AP) — US death toll from COVID-19 tops 500,000, by Johns Hopkins University's count.

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New York City movie theaters to reopen in early March

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City movie theaters can open their doors again at limited capacity starting March 5, Gov. Andrew...

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Supreme Court rejects Trump election challenge cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from...

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Martin Midstream Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results and Releases 2021 Financial Guidance

KILGORE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 22, 2021--Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Nasdaq:MMLP) (the "Partnership") today announced...

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Death penalty trial delayed in Georgia prison guard killings

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — One of two Georgia prisoners accused of killing two guards had his death penalty trial delayed Monday...

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DISPATCH: Covering loss, even as it comes to your own door

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Louise Delfino was tough as nails. She worked as a legal secretary at the same law firm for more than six...

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Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s...

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Plan to rename many San Francisco schools is put on hold

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head of the San Francisco school board has put on hold controversial plans to rename 44 schools until...

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Colleges to house new center that trains Black entrepreneurs

CHICAGO (AP) — A new center for training Black entrepreneurs will be opening in Atlanta as part of a collaboration announced...

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Goodyear acquires Cooper in all-American tire deal

Two of the biggest remaining American tire companies are joining forces.Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is acquiring Cooper in a...

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National Spelling Bee to return in mostly virtual format

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year in a mostly virtual format, with the in-person competition limited to a...

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With COVID-19 variants confirmed in Oklahoma, we’re in a race against virus mutations, experts say

Health officials are in a race against mutations of the coronavirus. The faster people can get vaccinated, the slower the...

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Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private...

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US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus.A year into the...

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Biden to mark nation crossing 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and...

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Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2021--Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. (NYSE:SOI) (“Solaris” or the “Company”), a...

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Hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

HOUSTON (AP) — Hospitals across the South grappled with water shortages Sunday in the wake of a devastating winter storm as the...

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More than 1,000 new virus cases reported in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 new coronavirus cases and nearly 30 new deaths were reported in Oklahoma on Sunday, the...

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Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounded so ambitious at first blush: 100 million vaccination shots in 100 days.Now, one month into his...

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New vaccine delivery system starts in parts of California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in...

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Suze Orman on women, money and surviving the pandemic

Women are bearing a tremendous financial burden during the pandemic, primarily because of leaving the workforce, by choice or...

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Caregivers of frail Tennessee kids get vaccine priority

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven-year-old Carpenter Adoo has earned the nickname “Tiny but Mighty” in short order.He underwent his...

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Frozen pipes, electric woes remain as cold snap eases grip

DALLAS (AP) — Higher temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing relief to a winter-weary...

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More than 681,000 Oklahomans have received virus vaccine

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 681,000 Oklahomans have now received the coronavirus vaccine, including more than 204,000 who...

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Testing shows Oklahoma City water is safe following winter storm

Oklahoma City's water supply was shown to be safe based on testing from 55 sites in areas affected by water service...

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Senator seeks probe of natural gas price spikes during storm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is calling for federal investigations into possible price gouging of natural gas in the...

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Suspected hypothermia deaths in homes mount in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — With the snow and ice clearing in Texas after days of unusually cold temperatures, bodies are being found of...

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Entire school board resigns after hot mic comments

OAKLEY, Calif. (AP) — All members of a San Francisco Bay Area school board resigned days after they were heard making...

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Biden's 1st month was about erasing the mark of 'former guy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden walked into the Oval Office for the first time as president a month ago, his pens were ready....

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Pandemic makes prostitution taboo in Nevada's legal brothels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before the coronavirus pandemic, tourist-dependent Nevada had a notorious attraction: It was the only place in...

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Enrollment at US community colleges plummets amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — Peniella Irakoze is cold calling a list of 1,001 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this...

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Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Mother Nature to the pile of crises on President Joe Biden's plate.A month into the job and focused on...

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Two Democratic governors see stars dimmed by virus woes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, two Democratic governors on opposite ends of the country were...

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Boy Scouts celebrate the first group of female Eagle Scouts

Growing up in Minneapolis, Isabella Tunney followed the progress of her older brother with admiration and occasional envy as he...

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What's safe after COVID-19 vaccination? Don't shed masks yet

You’re fully vaccinated against the coronavirus — now what? Don’t expect to shed your mask and get back to normal activities...

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Florida is a model for voting. The GOP wants change anyway.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida was a model citizen when it came to elections in 2020. The state showed off its years of...

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Toronto's lockdown extended until at least March 8

TORONTO (AP) — A lockdown and stay at home order is being extended in Canada's largest city until at least March 8.Ontario...

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Idaho bill to outlaw demonstrating at private homes advances

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill to make illegal demonstrating at a person’s residence headed to the full House on Friday, after a...

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Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Southern cities slammed by winter storms that left millions without power for days have traded one crisis...

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Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking passengers on flights to the United...

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New Mexico Legislature moves to preserve abortion rights

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democrat-led Legislature in New Mexico pushed forward Friday to ensure future access to abortions by...

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Biden defends progress on COVID as weather delays 6M shots

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday, intent on showcasing...

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Request to allow abortion waiting period in Tennessee denied

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal court on Friday denied a request to keep Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period for abortions in...

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EXPLAINER: How have storms affected COVID-19 vaccinations?

NEW YORK (AP) — Efforts to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 have been stymied by a series of winter storms and outages that...

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Women dressed as elderly caught trying to get COVID-19 shot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two women who dressed up to make themselves appear as older adults to get coronavirus vaccinations were...

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YouTube removes Ohio committee video, citing misinformation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislative testimony made Wednesday in support of a GOP-backed effort to limit public health orders made...

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Rolling average of new Oklahoma virus cases cut in half

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rolling average of new coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has been more than cut in half, according to data...

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Guns in capitol buildings divide states after armed protests

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In the past year, insurrectionists have breached the U.S. Capitol and armed protesters have forced their...

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Judge suspends South Carolina law banning most abortions for 14 days, pending detailed court hearing on legal challenge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Judge suspends South Carolina law banning most abortions for 14 days, pending detailed court hearing on...

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Federal Reserve sees modest pickup in hiring this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says there's evidence that hiring has picked up in recent weeks, though the job market...

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For Kelly Rowland, good things come in threes

NEW YORK (AP) — If good things come in threes, then Kelly Rowland is basking in her current moment of bliss.Less than a month...

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Mickey's flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October.To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be...

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White House says winter weather has temporarily delayed shipment of 6 million coronavirus vaccine doses

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says winter weather has temporarily delayed shipment of 6 million coronavirus vaccine doses.

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VIRUS TODAY: Winter weather impacting U.S. vaccination plans

Here's what's happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— The White House is...

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US existing home sales, and prices, rise again in January

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose again last month, a sign that the housing market’s strong momentum from 2020 may...

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Foundations turn to bond market in response to rising need

As the pandemic’s misery continued last fall, foundation leaders like Robert Ross of the California Endowment discovered a way...

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Insights on the Switchgear Global Market to 2026 - Gas Insulated Switchgear Hold Significant Market Share - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2021--The "Switchgear Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)"...

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Nonprofits step up to protect fertility for cancer patients

Roshni Kamta remembers that spring day two years ago when she left for work on her usual crowded New York City subway line,...

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Vatican projects nearly 50M-euro deficit due to COVID losses

ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Friday it expects a deficit of nearly 50 million euros ($60.7 million) this year because of...

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The lighter days of CNN's Cuomo Brothers show are long gone

NEW YORK (AP) — Some television shows age much better than others.For CNN, last spring's prime-time banter between Chris Cuomo...

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When Oklahoma’s vaccine eligibility expands to people with comorbidities, what health issues count?

Thousands of Oklahomans with health problems soon will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Beginning Monday, residents...

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Doctors race to find, vaccinate vulnerable homebound people

A group of health care workers hurried out of a Boston hospital on a recent weekday morning, clutching small red coolers filled...

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Pandemic restaurant closures produce glut of used equipment

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — The pandemic’s heavy toll on the restaurant industry can be seen in Jose Bonilla Jr.’s cavernous...

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Bully, or just Queens tough? Criticism piles up for Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Over his long career, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been known as a brutal, even vindictive political...

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The Latest: Most of a Mississippi city is without water

The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. (all times local):JACKSON, Miss. — Almost all of Jackson, a city of around 150,000...

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California governor gets vaccine tour boost as recall looms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has spent the past two weeks doing a vaccination road show, traveling to...

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Texas prices for lodging, necessities skyrocket amid storm

Hotel rooms for $1,000 a night. Gasoline prices spiking. Even bottled water prices doubling or tripling overnight.Officials in...

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Massive storms, outages force tough decisions amid pandemic

DALLAS (AP) — Ashley Archer, a pregnant, 33-year-old Texas financial adviser, and her husband have been cautious about the...

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Oklahoma COVID deaths top 4,100; virus cases above 416,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma expects to receive its weather-delayed weekly shipment of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday and...

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Divides in parent opinion complicate school reopening push

President Joe Biden is pushing for K-8 schools to fully reopen in his first 100 days. But don’t look for Omeisha Snape’s kids...

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Widespread power outages, icy conditions hobble food supply

A series of winter storms and widespread power outages gripping Texas and other states not used to such extreme low...

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California conference in 'immunity bubble' spreads COVID-19

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — XPrize founder Peter Diamandis thought he could hold a conference in an “immunity bubble” in the...

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Experts: Gulf freeze may boost gas prices, but only briefly

Add one more potential item to the list of economic hardships dealt to Americans in the past 11 months: rising gas prices.But...

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South Carolina governor signs bill banning most abortions; state pledges to defend it against Planned Parenthood suit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina governor signs bill banning most abortions; state pledges to defend it against Planned...

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Bob Dole says he's been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, a former longtime senator and the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that...

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AP PHOTOS: Winter storms spread power and water woes

Power has been restored to more Texans, with fewer than half a million homes still without electricity. But many people were...

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VIRUS TODAY: Unemployment applications in U.S. up this week

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— The number of Americans...

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Pandemic causes Carnegie Hall to miss season for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will miss an entire season for the first time for the first time in its 130-year history.Carnegie...

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Dolly Parton asks Tennessee not to put her statue at Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is asking Tennessee lawmakers to withdraw a bill that would erect a statue of her on the...

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Review: Winterpills frontman does it all well on solo album

Philip B. Price, "Oceans Hiding In Oceans” (Signature Sounds)The title is apt. Pandemic lockdown transformed Winterpills...

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Hiccups as Virginia lawmakers adapt to legislating by Zoom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is again upending the daily routines of the tradition-bound Virginia General...

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Longtime editor Genevieve Young left legacy in publishing

NEW YORK (AP) — Genevieve Young was a publishing editor with a long and diverse legacy.She entered the business in the early...

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US long-term mortgage rates rise slightly; 30-year at 2.81%

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked up this week but remain at historic lows as the coronavirus...

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Uber, Lyft rerouted for post-pandemic profitability

Uber and Lyft are taking different routes around the roadblock the virus pandemic dropped on their paths to profitability.The...

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US jobless claims rise to 861,000 as layoffs stay high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week to 861,000, evidence that layoffs remain...

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US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII

Life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic...

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Muddled promises on schools pose political problem for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is in a political firestorm over how and when to get more schools open during the...

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How winter weather is impacting COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Oklahoma

Winter weather could cause COVID-19 vaccine distribution delays in Oklahoma, but it shouldn’t affect the overall supply of...

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Crowded Democratic primary field vies for NYC mayor's job

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s next mayor will face challenges as big as any in city history, including leading the recovery...

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Pressure mounts on Cuomo over COVID deaths at nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting challenges to his leadership on the coronavirus pandemic...

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Burned firefighter leaves California hospital to cheers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A firefighter who barely survived being overrun by flames while battling a Southern California wildfire last...

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Olivia Munn says Asian woman, friend's mom, hurt in shoving

NEW YORK (AP) — An Asian woman standing on a New York City street was violently shoved to the ground and police were searching...

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Snowstorm brings 'most dangerous conditions' seen by utility

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 150,000 customers remained without power Wednesday in and around Portland, Oregon, nearly a week...

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Thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles being rescued in Texas

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Residents, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes due to the unusually...

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Houston furniture store offers shelter after winter storm

HOUSTON (AP) — For Tina Rios, her family and hundreds of other people, shelter from the winter storm that has left much of...

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Biden's Medicare pick would be 1st Black woman to hold post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has picked a former Obama administration official to run the Centers for Medicare and...

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Crippling weather hampers vaccine deliveries, distribution

The icy blast across much of the U.S. injected more confusion and frustration into the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive...

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Detroit archbishop sprinkles ashes due to COVID-19 concerns

DETROIT (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of Detroit employed a more COVID-safe method of ash distribution during a special...

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Harassment cases revive worries of racism at Boston College

BOSTON (AP) — Students are demanding a stronger response from Boston College after two recent cases in which white students...

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Biden's $15 wage proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour could provide a welcome...

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Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans, boosting...

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Demi Lovato reveals she has brain damage from 2018 overdose

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Lovato’s drug overdose in 2018 resulted in the singer having three strokes and a heart attack, leaving...

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Community Health Systems: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) _ Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $311 million,...

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Cooper seeking improved warning system after deadly tornado

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the state must learn from the surprise tornado that...

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Energy Transfer Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 17, 2021--Energy Transfer LP (NYSE:ET) (“ET” or the “Partnership”) today reported financial...

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Seattle suburb OKs camping ban it may not be able to enforce

SEATTLE (AP) — An affluent Seattle-area community has approved an ordinance prohibiting camping on public property, a measure...

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Fed officials expressed concerns in over slowing economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were convinced last month that the U.S. economy and job growth had slowed as...

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Casino industry report charts sharp drop in 2020 revenues

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A national casino industry group said Wednesday the pandemic cut gambling revenue in the U.S. by 31% in 2020,...

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NY sues Amazon, saying it didn't protect workers from virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general is suing Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols, accusing the company of being...

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EXPLAINER: How will we know we've reached herd immunity?

Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19, but what qualifies as...

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NASA rover attempting most difficult Martian touchdown yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacecraft aiming to land on Mars have skipped past the planet, burned up on entry, smashed into...

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From city halls, the plea for COVID-19 aid is bipartisan

ATLANTA (AP) — Road improvements are on hold in the suburban Atlanta town of Union City. In Dayton, Ohio, annual training...

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South Carolina House passes ban on nearly all abortions; Republican governor promises to sign bill as soon as possible

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina House passes ban on nearly all abortions; Republican governor promises to sign bill as...

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Weather delays shipments of coronavirus vaccine to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shipments of the coronavirus vaccine to Oklahoma are being delayed “multiple days” because of wintry...

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Thousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine as frustrated...

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Freshman US Rep. Jamaal Bowman's mother dies of COVID-19

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, who defeated veteran New York lawmaker Eliot Engel in last year's...

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Argentine rocker Fito Páez: 'I want to play until the end'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In times of a global pandemic, Argentine rocker Fito Páez feels it is his duty to document what's going on...

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Executioners sanitized accounts of deaths in federal cases

CHICAGO (AP) — Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of...

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South Carolina House Democrats walk out to protest bill that would ban nearly all abortions; measure expected to pass

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina House Democrats walk out to protest bill that would ban nearly all abortions; measure...

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US retail sales jumps 5.3%, thanks to $600 stimulus checks

NEW YORK (AP) — Those $600 stimulus checks got Americans shopping again.After three months of declines, retail sales soared a...

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Wholesale prices surge 1.3%, led by health care and energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices surged by a record 1.3% in January, led by big gains in health care and energy...

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U.S. industrial production climbs 0.9% in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — American industry expanded for the fourth consecutive month in January but has yet to recover fully to the...

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Delivery-only restaurant brands see pandemic-fueled growth

Do you know which restaurant cooked the meal you just had delivered? Increasingly, it can be hard to tell.Delivery-only brands...

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Fidelity Charitable: Record-high donations fell shy of need

Fidelity Charitable, the nation’s largest grant maker, has reported a banner 2020, with donations surging 24% from 2019 to $9.1...

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4 tips for starting or reinventing a business in tough times

Think the best time to start a business is in a booming economy? Maybe. But some of the biggest business success stories in...

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Blueprint Medicines: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ Blueprint Medicines Corp. (BPMC) on Wednesday reported a loss of $85.7 million in its fourth...

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EU commission approves new contract for 300 million additional doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU commission approves new contract for 300 million additional doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Edmunds: Three smart ways to get out of your car lease

Lacie Romano, a Los Angeles resident, is stuck paying for a vehicle she no longer needs. Like many Americans, her situation has...

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Graceland plans in-person events during Elvis Week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On the 44th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, fans will get to celebrate the musician once again at...

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Biden reframes his goal on reopening of elementary schools

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of...

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Global Aviation Fuel Market Trajectory & Analytics Report 2020: Due to COVID-19, the Market is Projected to Reach a Revised Size of $203.3 Billion by 2027 -...

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 17, 2021--The "Aviation Fuel - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to...

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This fashion show highlighted the abilities of Down syndrome models

A fashion show benefiting the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma recently was held in connection with Edmond North...

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With bitter cold and threat of power outages, Oklahoma’s hospice patients uniquely at risk

Bitter cold and the threat of power outages are especially troublesome to medically fragile hospice patients in Oklahoma and...

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Native Americans embrace vaccine, virus containment measures

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Joyce Dugan did not hesitate before sitting down inside the Cherokee Indian Hospital for her second and...

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New Zealand ends lockdown after deciding outbreak contained

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A lockdown in the New Zealand city of Auckland will end at midnight, the government announced...

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Biden reframes goal on reopening of elementary schools

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of...

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Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to...

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Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

CHICAGO (AP) — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their...

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Tribune agrees to purchase by hedge fund for $630 million

CHICAGO (AP) — The newspaper publisher Tribune has agreed to be sold to Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for cutting...

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Walmart, Sam's Club to offer COVID-19 vaccines in Oklahoma

Up-to-date information on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Oklahoma.

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The Latest: Biden says Milwaukee is 'cold as the devil'

The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. (all times local):WASHINGTON— President Joe Biden offered his administration’s...

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Crippling storm hampers vaccinations as FEMA opens new sites

A paralyzing winter storm wrought havoc with COVID-19 vaccination efforts around the country on Tuesday, forcing the...

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Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

As panicked Americans cleared supermarkets of toilet paper and food last spring, grocery employees gained recognition as among...

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Seattle woman, 90, walks 6 miles through snow for vaccine

SEATTLE (AP) — A rare winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on Seattle couldn’t keep a 90-year-old woman from her first...

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New this week: 'Nomadland,' 'Kenan' and Andra Day music

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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Winter weather slows Oklahoma's COVID vaccine distribution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that brought heavy snowfall and record-breaking freezing temperatures slowed Oklahoma’s...

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Survey: Black Americans attend church and pray more often

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches...

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Cultural 'big deal': Seal oil makes menu at Alaska care home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seal oil has been a staple in the diet of Alaska’s Inupiat for generations.The oil — ever-present in...

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Marriott CEO Sorenson, 62, dies of pancreatic cancer

Marriott Chief Executive Arne Sorenson, who grew the company into the world’s largest hotel chain and steered it through a...

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VIRUS TODAY: President Biden extends ban on foreclosures

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— President Joe Biden is...

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Highlights of COVID-19 relief bill progressing in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with...

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Peter G Davis, New York Magazine critic, dies at age 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter G. Davis, the longtime classical music critic of New York Magazine, has died at age 84.Davis died...

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Hospitals still ration medical N95 masks as stockpiles swell

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of medical-grade N95 face masks are pouring out of American factories and heading...

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CVS posts strong Q4 numbers, but pandemic weighs on results

CVS Health easily beat fourth-quarter expectations as revenue from COVID-19 testing and prescription growth helped counter hits...

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ACM Awards show returns to Nashville venues in April

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is coming back to Nashville for a second time to hold its awards...

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Candles a decor favorite this winter for light, scent, mood

If a candle is burning in a dark room, we don’t see the darkness, we see the light. Perhaps that’s why candles have become such...

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Global Wind Turbine Castings Industry (2020 to 2027) - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 16, 2021--The "Wind Turbine Castings - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added...

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Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling...

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Savvy Senior: How to choose a hospice care program

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Where can I turn to find a good Medicare covered hospice provider? My husband’s mother has a terminal...

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OMRF experts answer your COVID-19 variant questions

Variants of COVID-19 from Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom are circulating in the U.S. With vaccinations up and case...

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A conversation with Keith Reed, who is leading Oklahoma's coronavirus vaccine rollout

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s deputy commissioner of health spent much of his public health career preparing for an...

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Okay, you’re vaccinated — now what?

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from a reader: My husband and I, along with many of our senior friends, are completing our...

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Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour...

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No new virus cases raise hopes New Zealand will end lockdown

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For a second consecutive day, New Zealand reported no new community cases of the coronavirus on...

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Prostate procedure puts golfer back on course

It's hard to play golf when you have to keep an eye out for a bathroom and deal with lower back pain.

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The Latest: 2 dead in Texas amid subfreezing cold

The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. (all times local):HOUSTON — Officials in Texas say two people are dead likely...

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Officials: 2 dead in Texas as subfreezing cold sweeps US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. is likely to blame for the deaths of two people in...

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Cuomo: NY should have released care home death data faster

NEW YORK (AP) — Under fire over his management of the coronavirus' lethal path through New York’s nursing homes, Gov. Andrew...

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3 sailors have COVID on US ship that saw outbreak last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19, the Navy said Monday, less...

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Key Florida official overseeing COVID-19 response resigns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One of Florida's top lieutenants in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak resigned Monday, citing...

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EXPLAINER: UN vaccine plan for poor countries nears rollout

GENEVA (AP) — It’s nearly launch time for COVAX, the United Nations' unprecedented program to deploy COVID-19 vaccines for...

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COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators...

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New enrollment window opens for health insurance shoppers

Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help.A sign-up window opened...

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South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever...