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Fourth student dies from Michigan high school shooting

A fourth student, a 17-year-old boy, has died from wounds he suffered when a sophomore opened fire at a Michigan high school. Authorities identified the teen Wednesday as Justin Shilling. Investigators were still trying to determine a motive for Tuesday's shooting at Oxford High School north of Detroit. Law enforcement officials said they were searching the suspect’s cellphone, school video footage and social media posts. The other victims included a […]

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Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s “Dr. Oz Show,” says he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. In a video message on social media, Oz, casts himself as a sort of champion for people’s health, who “took on the medical establishment” and is prepared to fight a government that mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic. Oz — a longtime […]

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Mike Rosenbaum drops out of Maryland governor’s race

Democrat Mike Rosenbaum is dropping out of the Maryland governor's race. The tech entrepreneur with a Baltimore-based business made the announcement Tuesday. His decision narrows the field of Democratic candidates in the primary from nine to eight. Rosenbaum says his campaign was launched around the vision that Maryland can do more to help more residents achieve economic security. He says he has concluded that a campaign for governor is not […]

today11/30/2021 4


NFL defensive great Michael Strahan to be next space tourist

“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan is going to space next month. Strahan, who turned 50 on Sunday, will join Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard, on the Dec. 9 mission aboard the New Shepard, a spacecraft named after her father, the first American in space. The Blue Origin flight, the company headed by Jeff Bezos, will also carry four paying customers and will be the […]

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The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

Santa is back this year, but he's asking people to be cautious as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic. There are fewer available Santas this year, which means some are busier than ever. Where it's allowed, some malls and big-box stores are offering Santa's guests a choice of full contact or social distance. Many of the snow globes and barriers set up last year are coming down. About 8.9 […]

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As tourism brightens, Times Square hopes to regain luster

Even as visitors again crowd below the jumbo screens in New York’s Times Square, the souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels and entrepreneurs within the iconic U.S. landmark are still reeling from a staggering pandemic. With vaccinated foreign tourists now welcomed back into the United States, New York City is hoping a stream of moneyed travelers will hasten the area’s economic comeback. A media blitz is underway to remind the vaccinated world […]

today11/22/2021 5


Police: Man shot after firing rifle at Delaware troopers

A man accused of firing a rifle at Delaware State Police troopers was shot and wounded during the confrontation. State Police said in a news release that 31-year-old Michael Bartie, 31, was taken to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound that wasn’t considered to be life-threatening. Troopers encountered Bartie at a Long Neck home on Friday night after his girlfriend called police to report that he had […]

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Official: More than 90% of fed workers got shots by deadline

More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Joe Biden. Biden announced in September that all federal workers were required to undergo vaccination, with no test-out option, unless they secured an approved medical or religious exemption. A U.S. official said the vast majority of federal workers are fully vaccinated, and that a smaller number have pending […]

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Defying inflation, Americans ramped up spending last month

Many Americans have taken a darker view of the economy as inflation has worsened. Yet so far, they appear no less willing to spend freely at retailers, an encouraging sign for the crucial holiday shopping season. Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy job gains and substantial savings stemming in part from government stimulus checks and other relief, Americans ramped up their spending at retail stores and online shops last month. Some […]

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