24
nov 2021
No babies in Parliament: UK lawmakers outraged by infant ban

LONDON , -- A number of British politicians demanded a revision in parliamentary rules Wednesday, after a lawmaker was told that she could not bring her 3-month old baby to the House of Commons chamber. Stella Creasy, a Labour Party legislator, said that...

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24
nov 2021
Biden aims to do what presidents often can’t: Beat inflation

WASHINGTON , LBJ tried jawboning. Richard Nixon issued a presidential directive. The Ford administration printed buttons encouraging Americans to "Whip inflation Now!" American presidents have failed to curb the political and economic threat of...

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24
nov 2021
US jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments

WASHINGTON , -- Last week's drop in the number of Americans applying to unemployment benefits is another indicator that the U.S. market is recovering quickly from last year's coronavirus recession. The lowest level of unemployment since mid-November...

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24
nov 2021
Medical groups argue against Indiana vaccine mandate limits

INDIANAPOLIS, -- A number of Indiana medical and business organizations fought Tuesday against a Republican proposal that would have ended the statewide COVID-19 public safety emergency and allowed for broad exemptions from workplace vaccinations....

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24
nov 2021
Dollar Tree makes it official: Items will now cost $1.25

NEW YORK, NY -- Dollar Tree, a discount retailer chain, announced Tuesday that it will raise its prices to $1.25 for most of its products in light of rising freight costs. Dollar Tree stated that the price increase to $1.25 was not caused by "short-term market...

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24
nov 2021
Central European nations back Poland in migration dispute

BUDAPEST (Hungary) -- Tuesday's leaders of three Central European nations expressed solidarity with Poland during the ongoing migration crisis at its eastern border with Belarus. They also urged the European Union for greater support in protecting the...

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24
nov 2021
St. Louis officer gets short sentence in attack on colleague

An ex-St. Louis police officer who beat a Black undercover detective in a 2017 protest against racial injustice has been sentenced for one year and one hour in prison. This is far less than the victim and the prosecutors had hoped for. After being convicted...

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24
nov 2021
Ex-Kansas officer who sued sheriff’s deputy killed by police

KANSAS CITY (Kan.) -- Police in Kansas City have fatally shot a former Kansas detective who sued a deputy sheriff for running him over in a rural field last year. The officer had disarmed another officer and pointed the service weapon at them both, police...

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24
nov 2021
Brazilians find stock exchange bull unbearable, remove it

SAO PAULO,-- Brazilians were worried about the Wall Street-inspired bull sculpture that was placed outside the stock exchange. They didn't wait long to see it crash. The statue was removed a week later. The stock exchange of Sao Paulo had hoped that...

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24
nov 2021
White House: 92% of fed workers under mandate are vaccinated

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration's vaccine mandate for millions of federal workers seems to be working, with no apparent disruption to law enforcement, intelligence-gathering or holiday travel. According to White House officials, Tuesday...

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10
nov 2021
Prince Harry says he warned Twitter CEO of U.S. Capitol riot

LONDON , -- Prince Harry of Britain has criticised social media companies' inability to combat hate online. He revealed that he warned Twitter's chief executive before the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, warning him that the site could be used to organize...

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10
nov 2021
US consumer prices soared 6.2% in past year, most since 1990

WASHINGTON , American households have struggled with accelerating inflation over the past few months. The government revealed how much on Wednesday. The U.S. consumer prices rose 6.2% in October, compared to a year ago. This was due to rising costs for...

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10
nov 2021
WHO: Coronavirus cases declining everywhere except Europe

LONDON , Wednesday's World Health Organization report showed that the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Europe rose 10% over the week. This makes it the only region in the world where both COVID-19 deaths and cases are increasing steadily. This...

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10
nov 2021
White House: About 900,000 kids got virus shots in 1st week

WASHINGTON , 900,000 children aged 5-11 years old will have received their COVID-19 vaccine within the first week of eligibility. The White House announced Wednesday that this is the first glimpse of the school-aged vaccination campaign. Federal regulators...

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10
nov 2021
Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets fetch $8.3M at auction

GENEVA , -- A pair of diamond bracelets once belonging to Marie Antoinette, France's famous wife of French King Louis XVI, was sold Tuesday for 7.46 million Swiss francs (8.34 million). One of the most notable features at a Christie's auction was...

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10
nov 2021
Are you vaxxed? Some families face fraught divide over jabs

NEW YORK, -- Jonatan Mitchell is a fan of Thanksgiving. He usually hosts up to 20 people with his wife. After the 2020 pandemic had forced it to be postponed, he was looking forward to this year's gathering. But one of the most urgent issues of...

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10
nov 2021
Electric truck maker Rivian, backed by Amazon, goes public

SILVER SPRING (Md. -- Rivian Automotive shares will trade publicly Wednesday. This should give the world a better understanding of how enthusiastic investors are about electric vehicles. Rivian, an EV startup backed Amazon and Ford, hopes that it can...

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10
nov 2021
US-funded child care aid nearing reality with Biden bill

WASHINGTON , -- For almost 80 years, Congressmen and women have been fighting for child care assistance. With President Joe Biden's $1.85 Trillion social services package, are closer than ever to winning. It's more than child care subsidies. Biden's...

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10
nov 2021
Study: Fox viewers more likely to believe COVID falsehoods

NEW YORK , -- Fox News Channel viewers and others who appeal to conservatives more often believe lies about COVID-19, vaccines than people who primarily read news elsewhere, a study found. The Kaiser Family Foundation study, released this week, found clear...

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10
nov 2021
People magazine names Paul Rudd as 2021′s Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES , Paul Rudd was named the Sexiest Men Alive in 2021 by People magazine. Rudd is well-known for his roles in Marvel's "Ant-Man," "This is 40" or "Clueless" films. He was announced Tuesday night as the winner of this year's CBS "The...

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10
nov 2021
US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices

OAKLAND (Calif.) -- U.S. food banks are now facing a new challenge: rising food prices and supply chain problems that have engulfed the country. Due to the higher prices and limited availability, some families might get smaller portions or substitutes for...

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06
nov 2021
Inside and outside climate talks, youths urge faster action

GLASGOW -- Both inside and outside the United Nations climate talks , young people are telling world leaders to get on top of things. They say that concrete steps to prevent catastrophic warming cannot wait. Ashley Lashley (22-year-old Barbardos native) was...

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06
nov 2021
House passes bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after progressives drop opposition

House legislators passed President Biden's $1.2 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill late on Friday night. This was a crucial victory for his administration. It also broke a long-standing deadlock between progressives and moderates that...

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29
oct 2021
Hard Rock considering two NYC-area casinos 8 miles apart

ATLANTIC City, N.J., Hard Rock is planning to build a casino near New York City. It also plans to build another in northern New Jersey. Jim Allen, chairman of the global entertainment, gambling and hospitality company that is owned by the Seminole Indian...

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