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US Making COVID Antiviral Drug More Available At Test Sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will ...

Oklahoma Governor Signs The Nation’s Strictest Abortion Ban

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availab...

Goodbye NYC; Estimates Show Big City Losses, Sunbelt Gains

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Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she fo...

Don’t Ban Guns, Ban Video Games

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What did the Parkland school shooter, the Sandy Hook shooter, one of the Columbine shooters, the Buffalo shooter and the Uvalde shooter, all have in common? They were all immers...

Onlookers Urged Police To Charge Into Texas School

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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses s...

Putin Says West Will Fail In Isolating Russia

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the West will fail in its attempts to isolate Russia and face growing economic problems. Speaking Thursday via video link to membe...

Twitter To Pay $150M Penalty Over Privacy Of Users’ Data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy...

Delgado Becomes 1st New York Lt. Governor With Latino Roots

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NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Antonio Delgado was sworn in as New York’s lieutenant governor Wednesday, becoming the state's first person of Latino heritage to serve in statewide office...

Florida Passes Condominium Safety Bill In Wake Of Surfside

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida would require statewide recertification of condominiums over three stories tall under a bill sent Wednesday to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by lawm...

Administration Opposes Airlines In Lawsuit Over Crew Breaks

The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal break...

Lawyer: 5 Of 6 Subway Shooting Witnesses Couldn’t ID Gunman

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NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of randomly murdering a fellow passenger on a New York City subway train made his first appearance in court Wednesday, where his lawyer urged the judg...

DAVID GREENFIELD: ‘We don’t need more prayers…We need sensible gun control’

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BROOKLYN (VINnews) — Former NYC Councilman David Greenfield has posted multiple tweets calling for “sensible” gun control measures. In response to Tuesday’s horrific massacre in...

Greater New York Community Raises $6 Million for United Hatzalah of Israel

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Manhattan, NY - (VINnews) - On Tuesday evening, May 24th, at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers, over 1,000 people gathered together in support of Israel’s premier fully volunteer emergency ...

NYT: Israel Took Responsibility for Assassination of Iranian Terror Leader

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TEHRAN (VINnews) — Israel has privately claimed responsibility for the assassination of a colonel in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards terror group, according to the NY Times. Col. Sa...

Biden Says Second Amendment ‘Not Absolute’

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that “the Second Amendment is not absolute” as he called for new limitations on guns in the wake of this week’s massacre at a Texas ...

Man Sent Facebook Messages Before Texas Shooting

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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A Facebook spokesman says messages posted by the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school were private. Andy Stone says t...

FDA Chief: COVID, Mail Mix-Up Delayed Action On Baby Formula

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that efforts to investigate problems at a baby formula plant linked to the nationwide shortage were sl...

Beto O’Rourke Disrupts GOP News Conference On Shooting

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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Beto O’Rourke interrupted a press conference Wednesday about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, calling the tragedy “totally predictable when you choose not...

Desperation Becomes Sorrow After Elementary School Shooting

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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and...

Trump To Speak At NRA Convention In Texas

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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Former President Donald Trump says he'll “deliver an important address to America” at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Texas on Friday. ...