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Colin Powell, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims, dies

Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. Powell was the first African American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state. But his reputation was forever stained when, in 2003, Powell went before the U.N. Security Council and […]

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Police: Boy, 2, hit by car, killed

Delaware State Police say a 2-year-old boy from Dover was hit by a car and killed while standing in a road in the Milford area . Police say the boy, who was visiting family at a home on Slaughter Beach Road and was standing in the westbound lane wearing dark clothes around 8 p.m. Wednesday. A passing motorist stopped in the eastbound travel lane, trying to make contact with the […]

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Jill Biden out to flex political muscle in governors’ races

First lady Jill Biden is set to campaign Friday for Democrats in Virginia's and New Jersey’s governor's races. She's campaigning with New Jersey incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy and Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor running to regain the post. The first lady has regularly traveled the country to promote such issues as improving public education and community college, reopening schools amid the pandemic and urging people to get vaccinated against […]

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Lamar Jackson misses practice because of illness

Lamar Jackson missed practice for the Baltimore Ravens because of an illness. Jackson was listed on the team’s injury report Thursday. He’s missed practice time previously this season but hasn’t missed any of Baltimore’s five games. Tackles Ronnie Stanley and Alejandro Villanueva did not practice either, and neither did defensive tackle Brandon Williams or receiver Sammy Watkins. Safeties DeShon Elliott and Geno Stone were limited in practice. The Ravens host […]

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Social Security COLA largest in decades as inflation jumps

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic. The COLA increase amounts to $92 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Wednesday by the Social Security Administration. The increase affects household budgets for about […]

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Couple in submarine spy case to remain held; hearing set

A federal judge says the Maryland couple charged in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government will remain behind bars for now. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe each made brief appearances in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Magistrate Judge Robert Trumble ordered them to remain detained pending a detention hearing on Friday at which more extensive arguments are expected to be made. The couple answered […]

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Delaware state auditor indicted on public corruption charges

A Delaware official responsible for rooting out government fraud and abuse has been indicted on public corruption charges. An indictment issued Monday charges 58-year-old Kathleen McGuiness with felony counts of theft and witness intimidation. She also faces misdemeanor charges of official misconduct, conflict of interest and noncompliance with procurement laws. The charges include allegations that McGuiness hired her daughter last year even after other employees had to leave because of […]

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Jackson leads Ravens back to 31-25 OT win over Colts

Lamar Jackson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown on the first possession of overtime to give the Baltimore Ravens a 31-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson threw for a career-high 442 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of short TD passes to Mark Andrews in the fourth quarter as the Ravens rallied from a 25-9 deficit. Andrews also caught the two 2-point conversions during that furious […]

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Kim Kardashian West pokes fun at famous family as SNL host

Kim Kardashian West, sporting a hot pink catsuit, skewered everyone from her mom’s boyfriend to her famous sex tape and estranged husband Kanye during her first turn hosting “Saturday Night Live.” She joked Saturday night that she was as surprised as anyone when she was asked to host. Amy Schumer joined her in one skit with several guest actors and athletes. Kardashian West threw in a joke about Kanye’s failed […]

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1 killed, 4 injured in shooting near Dover, Delaware

Police say a shooting near Dover, Delaware, left one person dead and four others injured. Delaware State Police say a 22-year-old man was killed during the shooting early Sunday. Four others – two women and two men – were injured, police said. The shooting occurred at about 1 a.m., when people were standing in front of a residence where a party was being held. A vehicle approached, and its occupants […]

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