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  • What Life is Like in Florida, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic
    What_life_is_like_in_florida__the_u.s._epicenter_of_the_pandemic 2021-08-02 17:39:00 UTC
    Florida is now leading the U.S. in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confi...

  • Get Answers to Common Questions About Group Health Insurance
    Get_answers_to_common_questions_about_group_health_insurance 2021-07-31 19:06:05 UTC
    Health insurance plays a pivotal role in protecting individuals and families against costs that are often incurred as a result of injury or sickness. However, most people in the US with health coverage obtain it from their employer or spouse’s employer. Group insurance makes a lot of sense for bu...

  • Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
    Study-_foods_high_in_flavonoids_could_slow_down_cognitive_decline 2021-07-30 05:12:46 UTC
    A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medic...

  • What Types of Car Insurance Coverage To Choose - Read Our Tips
    What_types_of_car_insurance_coverage_are_best_for_you_ 2021-07-28 18:57:39 UTC
    <p>If you are just planning to take your car abroad for a while, e.g. on a preliminary fact-finding trip or extended business travel, your normal insurance policy will often suffice. Contact the insurance provider and ask what their coverage for international travel entails.</p><p>Frequently, int...

  • Olympics Reveals Impact of Athlete's Mental Health
    Olympics_reveals_impact_of_athlete's_mental_health 2021-07-28 18:01:46 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up — to set aside the doubt, or the demons, and focus on the task at hand: winning. Dominating. Getting it done. For years, Simone Biles was one of the very best at that. Suddenly — to some, shockingly — she decided she wasn’t...

  • Florida Is Bungling Its COVID-19 Data As Cases Surge
    Ron_desantis_-_florida_is_bungling_covid-19_data_as_cases_surge 2021-07-24 18:46:53 UTC
    (AP) — Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The shift to weekly instead of daily r...

  • U.S. Government Prepares for a Potential Guantanamo Shutdown
    Us_government_is_preparing_for_a_potential_guantanamo_shutdown 2021-07-19 17:50:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who’d been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facili...

  • Crowds Clash with Police in Cities Across South Africa
    Crowds_clash_with_police_in_cities_across_south_africa 2021-07-14 06:54:09 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) - Crowds clashed with police and ransacked or set ablaze shopping malls in cities across South Africa on Tuesday, with dozens of people reported killed, as grievances unleashed by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years. ...

  • Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
    Biden_on_trump-_the_big_lie_is_just_that__a_big_lie 2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC
    PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.” Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philade...

  • John Dean: Make Trump Deal with trap He Created for Himself
    John_dean-_make_trump_deal_with_the_trap_he_created_for_himself 2021-07-08 18:57:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country’s biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections. Tr...

  • Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
    Rupert_murdoch's_fox_news_remains_greatest_threat_to_democracy_in_u.s. 2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC
    A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become. Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his bus...

  • Tropical Storm 'Elsa' Batters Caribbean Islands
    Tropical_storm_elsa_batters_caribbean_islands 2021-07-05 02:50:18 UTC
    <p>HAVANA (AP) &mdash; Cuba evacuated 180,000 people amid fears Sunday that Tropical Storm Elsa could cause heavy flooding after battering several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.</p><p>The Cuban government opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of t...

  • Republicans in US Senate Block Voting Rights Bill
    Republicans_in_us_senate_block_voting_rights_bill 2021-06-22 23:37:16 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The bill, known as the For the People Act, w...

  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    U.s._takes_down_a_range_of_iran%e2%80%99s_state-linked_news_websites_ 2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two...

  • The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
    Ebrahim_raisi_-_the_butcher_of_tehran_is_the_new_president_of_iran 2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
    Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The electio...

  • Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
    Biden_and_putin_plunge_into_hours_of_face-to-face_talks 2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Pu...

  • This Vaccine Could Become a “Universal Booster” Because of Its High Effectiveness
    This_new_vaccine_could_become_a_%e2%80%9cuniversal_booster%e2%80%9d_because_of_its_high_effectiveness 2021-06-14 17:54:29 UTC
    Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses...

  • Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
    Belarus_hijacks_ryanair_flight_to_kidnap_critical_blogger 2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government. ...

  • Biden Pressures Israel to End War with Palestinians
    Biden_pressures_israel_to_end_war_with_palestinians 2021-05-19 19:00:45 UTC
    <p>President Joe Biden greatly increased the pressure on Israel to end <a href="https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-israel-palestinian-conflict-health-coronavirus-pandemic-9b59e6d675531576e819b6b948eba99d">the war with the Palestinians&nbsp;</a>that has killed more than 200 people, tell...

  • Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
    Trump's_gop_is_reminiscent_of_fascism's_demand_for_fealty 2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
    Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him. ...

  • US President Joe Biden Calls Ottoman Empire Massacre of Armenians a Genocide
    Us_president_joe_biden_calls_ottoman_empire_massacre_of_armenians_a_genocide_ 2021-04-24 18:33:40 UTC
    The systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear ...

  • Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Charges In Murder Of George Floyd
    Derek_chauvin_guilty_on_all_3_charges_in_murder_of_george_floyd 2021-04-20 21:53:15 UTC
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) &mdash; Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man&rsquo;s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism ...

  • U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
    Us-covid-19-_130m_people_have_been_vaccinated 2021-04-19 06:14:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost 1...

  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99
    Prince_philip__duke_of_edinburgh__dies_at_99 2021-04-09 16:12:19 UTC
    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.</p><p>His life spanned nearly a centur...

  • EXPERT: Officer Kept His Knee on George Floyd's Neck Minutes After He Took His Last Breath
    Expert-_officer_kept_kneeling_on_george_floyd's_neck_minutes_after_he_took_his_last_breath 2021-04-08 19:46:28 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind him and his face jammed against the pavement, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd&rsquo;s breathing while he was being he...