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Here's where to get your four free COVID tests from the government


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:08:29 GMT

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The COVID testing site is part of a broader effort by the Biden administration to blunt the omicron surge.

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Here's how to get free N95 masks from the government, starting next week


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:32:29 GMT

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The Trump administration considered and shelved plans to use national stockpiles to give N95 masks to Americans. President Biden has taken up that initiative.

Read more: Here's how to get free N95 masks from the government, starting next week


André Leon Talley dead at 73


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 06:03:22 GMT

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A force in the fashion industry known for his bold looks, André Leon Talley was an imposing figure wherever he went.

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'Harry Potter' alum to play 'Weird Al' Yankovic in biopic


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:31:27 GMT

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Yankovic said he expects this is the role the "Harry Potter" star will be remembered for by future generations.

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How you can order 4 free COVID tests from the government


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:54:15 GMT

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The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the official launch.

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Big voting bill facing Senate defeat as 2 Democrats won't stop filibuster


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:05:59 GMT

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Both Manchin and Sinema say they support the package, but they are unwilling to change the Senate rules to muscle it through that chamber over Republican objections.

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Judge signs historic plan to resolve Puerto Rico bankruptcy battle


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 23:09:18 GMT

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The plan marks the largest municipal debt restructuring in U.S. history.

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Grammys announce new date, location for 2022 ceremony


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:05:28 GMT

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The award show was originally set to take place on Jan. 31, but was postponed over what organizers called “too many risks” from the omicron variant.

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Wireless companies agree to pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:05:26 GMT

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The announcements came after the airline industry issued a dire warning about the impact a new type of 5G service would have on flights.

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Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:59:34 GMT

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The announcement comes with Activision still in turmoil over allegations of misconduct and unequal pay.

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'Cool Runnings' return? | Jamaican 4-man bobsled team gets final Olympic spot


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:13:24 GMT

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The tropical country is fielding Olympic athletes in three bobsled events this year, including the new women's monobob event.

Read more: 'Cool Runnings' return? | Jamaican 4-man bobsled team gets final Olympic spot


2,000 small animals to be put down in Hong Kong after hamsters test positive for COVID-19


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:29:27 GMT

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The city plans to stop the sale of hamsters and imports of small animals after hamsters and humans at a pet store tested positive for the virus.

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Biden after 1 year: Grand ambitions, humbling defeats


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:26:42 GMT

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Biden's first year in the White House has been a rocky one, focused around the struggling economy and COVID-19 surges.

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See satellite images from Tonga before and after the eruption


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 05:43:43 GMT

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Communications for the island nation are almost completely cut off and there is a layer of ash that may affect Tongans' ability to get fresh drinking water.

Read more: See satellite images from Tonga before and after the eruption


British woman trying to save dogs swept away by wave after Tonga volcano eruption, brother says


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 04:01:11 GMT

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U.N. humanitarian officials and Tonga’s government “report significant infrastructural damage around Tongatapu,” the main island in the archipelago.

Read more: British woman trying to save dogs swept away by wave after Tonga volcano eruption, brother says


Tickets for Winter Olympics won't be sold to general public


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 02:42:44 GMT

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Monday’s announcement confirmed expectations that the upcoming Winter Games would have few onlookers at the venues.

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Le mostramos cómo obtener cuatro pruebas caseras gratuitas de COVID-19 a partir del miércoles


Created: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:10:27 GMT

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La administración del presidente Biden está abriendo el sitio como parte de sus esfuerzos para combatir el aumento de la variante ómicron en los casos de COVID-19.

Read more: Le mostramos cómo obtener cuatro pruebas caseras gratuitas de COVID-19 a partir del miércoles


Judge stops Minnesota hospital from disconnecting ventilator


Created: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:52:04 GMT

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Scott Quiner’s case drew widespread attention last week after Mercy Hospital said it would disconnect the ventilator on Thursday.

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On MLK Day, Biden says Americans must commit to King's work


Created: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:30:33 GMT

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The president's remarks were among many by national leaders acknowledging unmet needs for racial equality on Martin Luther King Day.

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Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai


Created: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:38:03 GMT

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The massive 555.55-carat diamond is believed to have originated from space, and arrived on earth via a meteorite.

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Here's how to get four free COVID tests starting Wednesday


Created: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:38:26 GMT

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The Biden administration is opening the site as part of their efforts to fight the omicron variant surge in COVID-19 cases.

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For the first time, a woman will command the USS Constitution


Created: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:03:20 GMT

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Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell, a Paducah native, is scheduled to become the first woman to lead the crew of the 224-year-old warship known as Old Ironsides.

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11 powerful Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes that remind us of his message


Created: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 05:21:23 GMT

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"At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love."

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Snow, ice blasts through South with powerful winter storm


Created: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:56:03 GMT

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Highway patrols were reporting hundreds of vehicle accidents, and a tornado ripped through a trailer park in Florida.

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'Scream' dethrones 'Spider-Man' at the box office


Created: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 19:02:15 GMT

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On Monday, it's predicted "Spider-Man" will pass “Black Panther” to become the fourth highest-grossing film domestically ever.

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Final valuation of Prince's estate pegged at $156.4 million


Created: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 17:23:04 GMT

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The Internal Revenue Service in 2020 had valued the estate at $163.2 million. The process of distributing the star musician’s wealth could begin in February.

Read more: Final valuation of Prince's estate pegged at $156.4 million


Youngest woman to fly solo around the world set to finish journey Monday


Created: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 14:20:14 GMT

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More than 150 days after setting out to become the youngest woman to circumnavigate the world solo, Zara Rutherford is about to make history.

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Beijing reports first local omicron case ahead of Olympics


Created: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 12:54:55 GMT

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China is seeking to stamp out local transmission of the omicron and delta variants with its “zero COVID” policy.

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Tsunami threat recedes after huge Pacific volcanic eruption


Created: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 05:16:09 GMT

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Tsunami advisories were earlier issued for Japan, Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific coast.

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A digital divide haunts schools adapting to COVID hurdles


Created: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 23:41:09 GMT

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With some schools around the U.S. returning to remote learning, kids without reliable internet connections or devices are "back to square one".

Read more: A digital divide haunts schools adapting to COVID hurdles


Sacrifice: Terdiman gives US Olympic doubles luge team sled


Created: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 16:17:10 GMT

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Jayson Terdiman says his sled has proven to be the fastest in the U.S. He didn't qualify for the Olympics, but he's making sure his sled will help Team USA.

Read more: Sacrifice: Terdiman gives US Olympic doubles luge team sled


Insurers must now reimburse for at-home COVID tests. But there's a catch.


Created: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 15:35:10 GMT

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Most Americans will be able to get reimbursed for at-home rapid tests tests that they purchase starting Saturday.

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FDA approves new drug for cats that may improve their quality of life


Created: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:46:56 GMT

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The FDA said the drug can help manage pain from a degenerative condition. It's also the first monoclonal antibody treatment approved for any animal species.

Read more: FDA approves new drug for cats that may improve their quality of life


American skeleton rider Katie Uhlaender named to 5th Olympic team


Created: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:20:26 GMT

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Three Americans are nominated in skeleton for this year's Games, the smallest squad since the sport returned to the Olympic program in 2002

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CVS, Walgreens temporarily shut some stores amid COVID surges, staffing issues


Created: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 00:51:40 GMT

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Walgreens and CVS said the majority of their stores are open, but some locations are forced to temporarily close or limit business hours.

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Got Netflix? Here's how much more it will cost you soon


Created: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:09:05 GMT

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Netflix will tell U.S. and Canada customers by email and inside the Netflix app before the new price is applied to them.

Read more: Got Netflix? Here's how much more it will cost you soon


Here's how to request free COVID tests starting next week


Created: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:20:05 GMT

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Americans shouldn’t expect a rapid turn-around on the orders and will need to plan ahead and request tests well before they meet guidelines for when to use a test.

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Tim Allen to return for 'Santa Clause' series on Disney+


Created: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:45:14 GMT

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Tim Allen is headed back to the North Pole!

Read more: Tim Allen to return for 'Santa Clause' series on Disney+


COVID-19 pills, expected to be a major tool, have rocky rollout as omicron rages


Created: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:28:11 GMT

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The oral antibody drugs were touted as a major step forward in the fight against the coronavirus, but supply chain issues have made them too rare to be reliable.

Read more: COVID-19 pills, expected to be a major tool, have rocky rollout as omicron rages


Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica


Created: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:50:05 GMT

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In 1996, a NASA-led team announced organic compounds in a Mars meteorite appeared to have been left by living creatures.

Read more: Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

 
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