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Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 22:30:54 GMT

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With the advent of digital wallets and boarding passes, people are relying more on their phones to prove their identity.

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US pipeline company halts some operations after cyberattack


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 21:44:59 GMT

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The company said it has hired an outside cybersecurity firm to investigate the nature and scope of the attack and has also contacted law enforcement.

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EXPLAINER: Did US hiring slow because of a ‘labor shortage’?


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 21:06:35 GMT

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To nearly everyone's surprise, employers added a comparatively paltry 266,000 jobs in April, down drastically from a gain of 770,000 in March.

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'He was exactly what we needed' | Obama's family dog Bo dies from cancer


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 20:04:51 GMT

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"Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion," Obama said in a statement on Twitter about their Portuguese water dog Bo.

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Iconic 1980s music video star and actress Tawny Kitaen dead at 59


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 19:24:07 GMT

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The Orange County, California coroner's office confirmed Kitaen died in Newport Beach Friday morning.

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Bomb kills at least 30 near girls' school in Afghan capital


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 18:03:28 GMT

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The Taliban has condemned the attack and denied any responsibility. At least 50 people were also wounded, and the casualty toll could rise.

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Hospitals give out doses of antidote to fight opioid crisis


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 14:54:22 GMT

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The project already has 47 hospitals committed to dispensing the overdose antidote to at-risk patients as they are discharged from the emergency department.

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Washington Post says Justice Department secretly obtained reporters' phone records


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:58:22 GMT

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The disclosure sets up a new clash between the federal government and news organizations and advocates for press freedom.

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What to expect from 'Vax Live' fundraiser Saturday


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:47:52 GMT

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The star-studded benefit is aimed at advocating the importance of vaccine equity.

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Aubrey Plaza marries longtime boyfriend director Jeff Baena


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 01:43:45 GMT

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Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena have been a couple for about a decade.

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Check out the luxury cars $5 million in fraudulent PPP loans paid for, DOJ alleges


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 01:32:54 GMT

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Federal prosecutors say Mustafa Qadiri fraudulently obtained $5 million in COVID relief funds and spent it on himself, including buying three supercars.

Read more: Check out the luxury cars $5 million in fraudulent PPP loans paid for, DOJ alleges


Co-founder of Vans shoes dies at 90


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 01:28:32 GMT

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Paul Van Doren was a high school dropout who helped create the company known for its iconic Southern California sneakers.

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AP source: NFL teams not allowed to cut unvaccinated players


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:16:49 GMT

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One NFL general manager hypothetically suggested this week he'd cut a player who is not vaccinated for COVID-19.

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COVID home tests accepted for international flights to US, CDC says


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 23:44:13 GMT

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A self-test for COVID-19 before traveling back to the U.S. must include use of a telehealth service.

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Trump-endorsed replacement for Liz Cheney irks some conservatives


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 23:42:02 GMT

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Hard-right conservatives have expressed concerns about the moderate voting record of Rep. Elise Stefanik, a one-time Trump critic turned strident ally.

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Listen to this: NASA releases audio of Mars helicopter in flight


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 22:23:38 GMT

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This is what the Mars Ingenuity helicopter -- the first powered aircraft on another planet -- sounds like from a distance.

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Heroes in a half shell? More than 800 turtles rescued from Jersey storm drains


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 21:56:30 GMT

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not exactly.

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China discounts possibility of harm from falling rocket


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:16:52 GMT

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China’s space agency has yet to say whether the main stage of the huge Long March 5B rocket is being controlled or will make an out-of-control descent.

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4-year-old boy orders $2,600 worth of SpongeBob popsicles on Amazon


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:09:07 GMT

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Noah purchased a total of 918 SpongeBob-shaped popsicles from Amazon and shipped them to his auntie's house.

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America's most popular baby names for 2020 revealed


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 18:40:37 GMT

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The official list of America's most popular baby names for 2020 is out and one name made it into the top 10 for the first time in more than a century.

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Trillions of cicadas about to emerge: What you need to know about Brood X


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 17:45:06 GMT

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The cicadas of Brood X, trillions of red-eyed bugs, can seem downright creepy. Especially since they come out from underground only every 17 years.

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Chamber of Commerce seeks end to enhanced US jobless aid


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:26:22 GMT

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US companies have added jobs for four straight months, but some employers complain that they can’t find workers, despite an elevated unemployment rate.

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US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:14:07 GMT

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Most economists expect job growth to strengthen as more vaccinations are administered and trillions in government aid spreads through the economy.

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When can kids get the COVID vaccine? Key meeting set for Wednesday


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 15:54:06 GMT

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COVID shots for ages 12 to 15 could begin shortly after the CDC advisory committee meets next week, if they recommend Pfizer's vaccine for use.

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Pfizer, BioNTech begin process seeking full FDA approval for COVID vaccine


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 15:14:47 GMT

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Pfizer and BioNTech said they are starting the process to request full FDA approval for their COVID-19 vaccine.

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Man charged with stabbing two Asian women in San Francisco


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:20:55 GMT

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Authorities have filed attempted murder and elder abuse charges against a man who allegedly stabbed two elderly women without warning at a San Francisco bus stop.

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World mulls next step as US backs intellectual property waiver on COVID vaccines


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 02:46:06 GMT

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The move to support waiving intellectual property protections on vaccines under World Trade Organization rules marked a dramatic shift for the United States.

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Moderna reveals COVID vaccine testing results on kids 12-17


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 00:31:03 GMT

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Moderna's news comes days before the expected authorization of Pfizer's vaccine for children 12-15 in the U.S.

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Can US shoot down 'out of control' Chinese rocket?


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 23:05:02 GMT

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The roughly 100-foot-long rocket stage would be among the biggest space debris to fall to Earth.

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UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 16:51:38 GMT

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The U.N. report says emissions of both methane and carbon dioxide need to be cut, but methane cuts pay off quicker.

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Stop AAPI Hate releases new data on hate incidents during COVID pandemic


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 15:50:53 GMT

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From mid-March 2020 to the end of March 2021, there were 6,603 hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders reported to Stop AAPI Hate.

Read more: Stop AAPI Hate releases new data on hate incidents during COVID pandemic


Biden plans to boost conservation of US lands, waters


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 15:04:00 GMT

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The “America the Beautiful″ report will recommend steps to achieve a nationwide goal to conserve 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030.

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Las Vegas special education teacher named National Teacher of Year


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 14:29:32 GMT

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Las Vegas special education teacher Juliana Urtubey was recognized with the award. She's the first Nevada teacher to win.

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US unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498,000


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 14:28:09 GMT

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The number of weekly jobless claims — a rough measure of the pace of layoffs — has declined significantly from a peak of 900,000 in January as hiring ramped up.

Read more: US unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498,000


Pfizer and BioNTech to donate vaccines for Olympic athletes


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 11:44:07 GMT

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The new Pfizer offer gives the IOC greater coverage worldwide ahead of the games with most countries yet to authorize emergency use of the Chinese COVID vaccines.

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Biden hits schools goal even as many students learn remotely


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 10:11:26 GMT

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An Education Department survey found that in March, 54% of public schools below high school were offering full-time classroom learning to any student who wanted it.

Read more: Biden hits schools goal even as many students learn remotely


US approves waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 08:13:34 GMT

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United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the government's position in a Wednesday statement, amid World Trade Organization talks.

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Passengers who flouted mask rules face thousands in fines, FAA says


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 04:55:58 GMT

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The FAA announced a total of more than $67,000 in new fines against some passengers, including three who didn't follow mask mandates and other rules.

Read more: Passengers who flouted mask rules face thousands in fines, FAA says


Aerospace group thinks it knows where China rocket debris will end up


Created: Thu, 06 May 2021 02:00:57 GMT

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Basic details about the rocket stage and its trajectory are unknown because the Chinese government has yet to comment publicly on the reentry.

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Fourth stimulus check? Here's what the White House said about it this week.


Created: Wed, 05 May 2021 23:50:24 GMT

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Most Americans have received three stimulus checks over the past 14 months. What are the chances of another?

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