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Chinese Man Dies After Guzzling 1.5 Liters Of Coca Cola In 10 Minutes

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — After reading this story people may have second thoughts about their Coca-Cola habits. A Chinese man allegedly died of a fatal gas buildup in his stomach af...

Pfizer Close To Big Step Toward Kids’ Vaccine

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WASHINGTON — Pfizer’s CEO says “it’s a question of days, not weeks” before the company and German partner BioNTech submit data to U.S. regulators for federal authorization of a COV...

US Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Boosters, Kids’ Shots

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older...

In Redistricting, Big Say For Big Cities In DC Power Balance

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NEW YORK (AP) — As political muscle goes, bigger doesn't always mean better. Just ask New York, Los Angeles and Chicago every four years, when those cities become mostly irrelevant...

Police Investigate Fatal Fall Of Mother, Son At Ballpark, As Thousands Of Baseball Fans Headed Inside For Padres Game

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police are investigating the deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old son Saturday after they fell from the third level of Petco Park, just as thousands of b...

At Least 3 People Are Dead After An Amtrak Train Derailed In Montana

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP/VINnews) — Three people are dead, and multiple people were injured Saturday when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed Saturday afternoon...

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Could Mean Billions For Drugmakers

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Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. How...

4 Accused Of Plotting School Attack On Columbine Anniversary

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Four teenagers have been charged with a plot to attack a Pennsylvania high school in 2024, on the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High ...

Federal Judge Delays Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before ...

‘Yes, I Wept’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains Her ‘Present’ Vote On Iron Dome, And The Tears That Followed

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive congresswoman from New York, said she changed her vote from “no” to “present” on a bill for special funding for Israel’...

NY Hospitals Fear Staff Shortage As Vaccine Deadline Looms

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NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals and nursing homes in New York are bracing for the possibility that a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers could lead to staff shorta...

Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges In Deal With US

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NEW YORK (AP) — A top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies has resolved criminal charges against her as part of a deal with the U.S. Justice Department tha...

Draft Of Arizona GOP’s Vote Review Finds Wider Biden Win

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PHOENIX (AP) — A draft report of the election review in Arizona's largest county found that President Joe Biden did indeed win the 2020 presidential contest there. The final rep...

US Military Eyes Prototype Mobile Nuclear Reactor In Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense is taking input on its plan to build an advanced mobile nuclear microreactor prototype at the Idaho National Laboratory in easter...

United Airlines Fined $1.9 Million For Long Ground Delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines has been fined $1.9 million over 25 flights in which the plane sat on the ground for several hours, the largest fine imposed by the government for...

Officials: All Migrants Are Gone From Texas Border Camp

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — No migrants remained Friday at the Texas border encampment where almost 15,000 people — most of them Haitians — had converged just days earlier seeking asylum...

New Homes Sales Rise For Second Straight Month In August

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sales of new homes in the U.S. rose modestly in August as rising prices continue to sideline potential buyers. Sales of new homes last month rose 1.5%,...

More Rental Aid Is Reaching Tenants To Stave Off Eviction

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Almost a month after a federal eviction moratorium ended, the Treasury Department said Friday that states and cities distributed money for nearly 1.4 million payments in August and...

Chauvin To Appeal Conviction, Sentence In Floyd’s Death

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death intends to appeal his conviction and sentence, saying the judge abused his disc...

AOC’s Tears and Aisav’s Tears

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The headlines blasted how in today’s vote on Iron Dome funding – which passed 420-9, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) both cried and changed ...