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 2021-11-26 15:34 

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Shots fired at police, journalists in Martinique COVID riots...

PARIS (AP) French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Friday that shots were fired overnight at security forces and journalists on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, as violence erupted amid protests over COVID-19 restrictions. Several police o...

 2021-11-26 15:10 

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian president, says there are plans for a coup against him...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Friday that opposition figures were planning a coup d'etat in the coming weeks, heightening tensions in a country already dealing with mounting pressure from Russia across the border. Mr. Zelenskyy said Rus...

 2021-11-26 14:56 

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Jewish leaders worry about rising antisemitism from the left...

Jewish leaders say they are on edge about a rise in antisemitism from the political left in the U.S. The recent spate of hate directed at Jews ranges from people asked to leave public events for looking "visibly Jewish" to sharp anti-Israel stance...

 2021-11-26 14:30 

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Activists block Amazon warehouses in Europe on Black Friday...

Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the envi...

 2021-11-26 14:13 

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FDA: Merck COVID-19 pill effective, experts will review safety...

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems in pregnant women. The Food and Drug Administration...

 2021-11-26 14:03 

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Biden's infrastructure bill poses major test for Trump voters in deep-red West Virginia...

Infrastructure spending, long an issue that has drawn bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, is shaping up to be a clear dividing line in an upcoming congressional primary for one of the nation's most Republican districts. In West Virginia's newly dr...

 2021-11-26 13:52 

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Maxwell's brother says U.S. prosecutors seeking to 'break' her...

The brother of a British socialite charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls says her prosecution is "the most over-hyped trial of the century," designed to break a woman targeted by authorities desperate to blame someone for the...

 2021-11-26 13:11 

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Vaccinated? None of your freaking business...

Once upon a time, the personal and private health records and choices of free American citizens were just that — personal and private. Thanks to the largely drummed-up fears about the coronavirus, one of today's most common questions: Are you va...

 2021-11-26 12:37 

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WHO to debate dangerous South Africa coronavirus variant with 'many mutations'...

The World Health Organization will meet Friday to discuss what an alarming coronavirus variant with a "large number of mutations" could mean for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments as European countries started to ban flights from South Africa and su...

 2021-11-26 09:17 

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Survivor found in coal mine accident in Russia's Siberia...

MOSCOW (AP) — Rescuers have found a survivor in a Siberian coal mine where dozens of miners are presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion, a top local official announced Friday. Sergei Tsivilyov, governor of the Kemerovo region where the m...

 2021-11-26 09:07 

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German government hesitant on lockdown as COVID cases rise...

BERLIN (AP) Germany's government refused to back calls Friday for a swift and sharp lockdown to curb the country's worsening coronavirus situation, which saw daily confirmed cases hit a new peak and is putting hospitals under severe strain. Health...

 2021-11-26 08:00 

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Stores kick off Black Friday but pandemic woes linger...

NEW YORK (AP) Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a step closer toward normalcy. But the fallout from the pandemic continues to weigh on businesses and shoppers...

 2021-11-26 07:45 

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World takes action as new coronavirus variant emerges in southern Africa...

BRUSSELS (AP) — A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant. "The last thing we need is to bring i...

 2021-11-26 07:31 

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French fishermen block ports, Eurotunnel in spat with UK...

CALAIS, France (AP) French fishing crews briefly blocked French ports, ferry traffic across the English Channel and the freight entrance to the Eurotunnel on Friday to disrupt the flow of goods to the U.K., in a protest over post-Brexit fishing licenses. ...

 2021-11-26 05:08 

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Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow Jones loses 900 points...

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks fell sharply Friday as a new highly transmissible coronavirus variant from South Africa seemed to be spreading across the globe, threatening months of progress at getting the pandemic under control. Health officials in Europe moved qu...

 2021-11-25 22:25 

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Inside the Beltway: Biden's bleak Black Friday...

Well here it is Black Friday, and Americans are skittish about rising prices and buying stuff — certainly not ideal for what is supposed to be the biggest shopping day of the year. The thrill is ebbing now that the U.S. has become an inflation natio...

 2021-11-25 21:25 

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New coronavirus variant detected in South Africa has scientists worried...

JOHANNESBURG — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Mini...

 2021-11-25 20:40 

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: Kevin McCarthy lacks support to be House speaker if GOP takes majority...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia Republican, claims that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy lacks the votes to be speaker if the GOP recaptures the lower chamber next year. Mrs. Greene joined fellow Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida on his "...

 2021-11-25 20:23 

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Don't let the supply chain Grinch get you down...

Americans looking to fill their holiday season with meaningful gifts may instead find themselves left with a bag of leftover Halloween candy as supply chain challenges continue to wreak havoc on the retail industry. Some popular presents are in short supp...

 2021-11-25 20:12 

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Siberia coal mine fire kills 52, Russian news reports...

MOSCOW — Russian news agencies say a fire at a Siberian coal mine has killed 52 miners and rescuers. Officials previously said that rescuers found 14 bodies and the search for 38 people missing was halted for safety reasons, because of a buildup of ...

 2021-11-25 19:56 

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ICE arrests plummeted under Biden guidance; officers averaged an arrest every two months...

ICE authorized just 20,858 arrests in the six months after the Biden administration announced new rules restricting which illegal immigrants could be targeted — or an average of just one arrest every two months for each deportation officer. That'...

 2021-11-25 19:39 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Military members struggling...

Most of us are celebrating the holidays with family members and enjoying bountiful meals -- but what about the approximately 160,000 families of active-duty military personnel who cannot afford to feed those at their tables? This food insecurity primarily...

 2021-11-25 19:39 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Biden's destructive 'pilots'...

The actions and policies of the Biden administration remind me of the Japanese kamikaze pilots who would drive their planes into the decks of our ships during World War II. This action caused inestimable destruction. Notwithstanding the damage to America ...

 2021-11-25 19:39 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Admit jury was right on Rittenhouse...

As peope on both the left and right explode over Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal on murder charges in Wisconsin (conservatives because he killed two people, and liberals because he used a gun and killed, well, liberals) we need to pause and take a realit...

 2021-11-25 19:00 

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Give to the Red Cross because the 'Red Cross is there for everybody'...

The Red Cross needs and deserves our help. People displaced by a fire — like those unfortunate souls recently in Duluth, Minnesota, — are fortunate when the Red Cross kicks into gear and does what it does. Consider the more than 3,500 U.S. fir...

 2021-11-25 18:33 

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'Squid Game' smuggler gets death sentence as North Korea cracks down...

In totalitarian North Korea, it's not just the fictional characters competing in "Squid Game" who are in mortal danger. An unnamed smuggler who distributed videos of the dystopian South Korean-made megahit series has been sentenced to death by...

 2021-11-25 18:11 

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AG Merrick Garland orders U.S. attorneys to crack down on unruly airline passengers...

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday issued a memorandum to U.S. attorneys to prioritize prosecution of federal crimes on commercial aircraft that endanger the safety of passengers, flight crews and flight attendants. "Passengers who assault,...

 2021-11-25 17:30 

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EDITORIAL: Family tops the Thanksgiving feast...

Americans cherish their celebration of Thanksgiving as an annual reminder of their origin. Without meaning to downplay the fun of backyard football or the treat that is the banquet itself, the soul of the occasion is the gathering of family members too of...

 2021-11-25 17:22 

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Right flight and the 'Gunshine State'...

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" — Plaque placed at the Statue of L...

 2021-11-25 17:14 

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Iranian hackers indictment shows vulnerability of online voter registration...

Anyone inclined to downplay the risks involved in states allowing online, Internet-based voter registration, take note: Last week, the Justice Department unsealed a federal indictment of two Iranian hackers that shows how the system provides cyber-crimina...

 2021-11-25 17:11 

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Tragedy in Waukesha should remind us of the most important things in our lives...

"You need to call your mother," my wife Tonette said to me, "Something happened at the Waukesha Christmas Parade." I quickly looked online and saw that a red sports utility vehicle (SUV) had plowed through the streets of downtown Waukesha ...

 2021-11-25 16:58 

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Wanda Cooper-Jones, Ahmaud Arbery mom: Thankful for justice and son's legacy...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day. But there will still be an empty chair at the family's celebrations. It is a reminder that while she feels justice was served w...

 2021-11-25 16:54 

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Supply chain disruption, pandemic hit Americans at Thanksgiving table...

Thanksgiving food choices are more expensive and harder to come by this holiday due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the supply chain disruption. The American Farm Bureau Federation's annual survey shows that turkey costs 24% more this ye...

 2021-11-25 16:35 

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Biden issues Thanksgiving message, visits Coast Guard...

NANTUCKET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of ...

 2021-11-25 16:27 

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Texas Republicans weigh replacing Rep. Louie Gohmert in Congress...

Texas Republicans have begun considering replacing GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert, who announced two weeks ago that he's running for state attorney general. So far, only one candidate has come forward for the 1st Congressional District seat: Aditya "A.D.&...

 2021-11-25 15:37 

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'Afghan Girl' with green eyes from famous National Geographic cover portrait is evacuated to Italy...

ROME (AP) — National Geographic magazine's famed green-eyed "Afghan Girl" has arrived in Italy as part of the West's evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government said Thursday. The offic...

 2021-11-25 14:57 

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Tea Party Patriots go local with candidate training classes for school board, county council races...

Tea Party Patriots plan to help conservative candidates win county and municipal elections next year similar to the way the group helped usher in a new class of Republicans in Congress a decade ago. The grassroots group is teaming with American Majority, ...

 2021-11-25 14:38 

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Rep. Josh Harder, vulnerable Democrat, peddles pragmatic style to save his rural California seat...

Rep. Josh Harder likes to stay under the radar. The California Democrat, who represents the mostly rural district in the upper Central Valley, doesn't do many media interviews and rarely can be seen taking public jabs at his political opponents. In fa...

 2021-11-25 14:28 

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A worker revolution? Seismic shift in the labor market remakes the employer-employee relationship...

The labor shortage can be seen everywhere. It's forcing restaurants to close, schools to cancel classes, upending airline flight schedules and fueling the supply chain breakdown with absent truck drivers. A scarcity of workers in the U.S. in the wake ...

 2021-11-25 14:12 

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GoFundMe pulls $5M bail fundraiser for suspect in fatal Waukesha parade crash...

GoFundMe has removed a campaign page to raise $5 million for bail for the man accused of barreling his SUV into a crowd of parade-goers in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. A spokesperson for the crowdfunding website said the campaign page for Darrell Brooks Jr...

 2021-11-25 13:34 

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Montgomery, Alabama's capital city, faces fine or lawsuit for dropping Confederate name...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's capital city last month removed the Confederate president's name from an avenue and renamed it after a lawyer known for his work during the civil rights movement. Now the state attorney general says the city...

 2021-11-25 12:51 

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Despite deal, Sudanese rally to demand military rulers leave...

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Thursday in the capital of Khartoum, renewing their demand for a fully civilian government and denouncing the country's military rulers who were behind the October coup. The protests came...

 2021-11-25 12:23 

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San Francisco Apple store hit in smash-and-grab robbery...

Another smash-and-grab robbery in California targeted an Apple Store in San Francisco Wednesday with suspects snatching tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. The theft happened in broad daylight by four young male suspects, according to CBS S...

 2021-11-25 12:15 

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Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings...

NEW YORK (AP) — Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning Thursday in full albeit with precautions. Balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns and performers — and, of course, Santa Claus ...

 2021-11-25 12:00 

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Holiday season moves into high gear but challenges remain...

NEW YORK (AP) — Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, shoppers are returning to stores and splurging on all types of items. But the big question is: How much will supply shortages, higher prices and staffing issues dampe...

 2021-11-25 11:54 

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EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school ...

 2021-11-25 11:33 

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Joe Biden dogged by decision to kill Keystone XL pipeline as gas prices soar...

President Biden's decision to nix the Keystone XL pipeline has come under renewed fire as the administration struggles with rising consumer frustration over skyrocketing gas prices. Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, made another plea for M...

 2021-11-25 11:33 

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Channel deaths fuel U.K.-France tensions over migrant boats...

LONDON (AP) — The deaths of at least 27 people in the English Channel are fueling tensions between the U.K. and France over how to stop migrants from crossing the world's busiest waterway in small boats. Despite a pledge from British Prime Minis...

 2021-11-25 11:10 

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Thanksgiving vs. Franksgiving: Choose wisely, America...

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln called on Americans to petition God to "commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers" from the Civil War, and to "heal the wounds of the nation" by joining i...

 2021-11-25 06:07 

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Tribes to mourn on Thanksgiving: 'No reason to celebrate'...

Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled - not to give thanks, but to mourn Indigenous people worldwide who've suffered centuries of racism and mistreatment. Thursday's ...

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