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Clinton, On The Mend, ‘Touched By The Outpouring Of Support’

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CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton released a video saying he is on the road to recovery after being hospitalized in Southern California for six days to treat an ...

Mask Mandate May Relax In Some South Florida Schools

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MIAMI (AP) — The mask mandate for students in some South Florida schools could be eased by the end of October as local rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to...

US Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Onions Sickens More Than 650

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NEW YORK (AP) — A salmonella outbreak tied to onions has sickened more than 650 people in 37 states, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s...

Tesla Hits Record Profit Despite Parts Shortage, Ship Delays

DETROIT (AP) — Record electric vehicle sales last summer amid a shortage of computer chips and other materials propelled Tesla Inc. to the biggest quarterly net earnings in its his...

North Korea Says Its Sub-Launched Missile Didn’t Target US

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hit back at U.S. criticism over its test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile this week, saying it was rightfully exercising its rights f...

US Bars Disposable Gloves From Malaysia Over Forced Labor

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ordered a halt Wednesday to imports of disposable gloves from a Malaysian company and its subsidiaries after determining they rely on forced l...

Trump Announces Launch Of Media Company, Social Media Site

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nine months after being silenced from several of the main social media platforms, former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's launching a new media company wi...

Police: Charges Unlikely For Riders Who Saw Philadelphia Train Assault

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors pursuing the case against a man accused of raping a woman on a commuter train last week don’t anticipate charging fellow passengers for not interven...

Ancient Jewish Prayer Book Sells For Record-Breaking $8.3 Million

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NEW YORK (JNS) - A medieval Jewish prayer book sold for $8.3 million at the Sotheby’s auction house on Tuesday, fetching the highest price ever paid for a Hebrew manuscript. Kno...

Stocks End Higher, Bringing S&P 500 To The Cusp Of A Record

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Solid earnings from health care companies helped send stocks higher on Wall Street Wednesday and pushed the benchmark S&P 500 to the brink of another record high. The market...

Walgreens Begins Testing Drone Delivery In Texas

Walgreens will begin flying packages by drone to residents in a pair of Texas cities in partnership with Google’s drone-making affiliate, Wing. The companies said they will begi...

Gates Foundation To Spend $120M On Access For COVID-19 Pill

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $120 million to boost access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral COVID-19 pill for lower income countries, i...

Israeli Court Exonerates Monsey Child Safety Activist for Describing Convicted Pedophile as an Armed Terrorist

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MONSEY (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Five years after being sued for libel for warning Har Nof parents on social media to consider a convicted sex offender in their neighborhood as dange...

Biden Scales Back $2T Plan: Free Community College Unlikely

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scaling down his ambitious domestic agenda, President Joe Biden has described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of his $2 trillion package for address...

Police Officer Gunned Down In Jewish Florida Neighborhood

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EMERALD HILLS, FLORIDA (VINnews) — A 28-year-old police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sunday night in Hollywood, Florida. The tragic incident unfolded in th...

Bitcoin Tops $66,000, Hits High On Mainstreaming Excitement

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bitcoin jumped to a record Wednesday, topping $66,000 for the first time, as it rides a wave of excitement about getting further accepted by the financial establish...

White House Details Plans To Vaccinate 28M Children Age 5-11

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House sa...

Atlanta Police: 2 Dead In Shooting Inside Luxury High-Rise

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say two people, including a suspected gunman, are dead after a shooting at an apartment building in Atlanta's midtown neighborhood early Wednesday. Police ...

NYC Requiring Vaccine For Cops, Firefighters, City Workers

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de B...

Chief: Police Fatally Shot Florida Teen Pointing Air Rifle

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TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police fatally shot a Florida teenager after he pointed what turned out to be an air rifle at people, cars and officers, a police chief said. Police ...