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'SNL': Joe Biden blames omicron, inflation and everything else on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Joe Biden, played by James Austin Johnson on "SNL," knows who's really to blame for COVID's omicron surge, inflation and more issues facing Americans.

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New Mexico DA sues unauthorized militia group, then goes after Facebook for records to prove his case

A groundbreaking lawsuit in New Mexico could serve as a blueprint for how government officials deal with armed militia groups that deploy to public spaces and act like law enforcement officers, despite having no authority to do so.

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As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

As coronavirus cases resurge across the country, many inoculated Americans are losing patience with vaccine holdouts who, they say, are neglecting a civic duty or clinging to conspiracy theories and misinformation even as new patients arrive in emergency

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California approves 1st state-funded guaranteed income plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no res

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Israel set to swear in government, end Netanyahu's long rule

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. 

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Big gaps in vaccine rates across the US worry health experts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A steady crowd of people flowed into the New England Patriots' stadium for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week in Massachusetts, which is nearing its goal of vaccinating more than 4 million and plans to close

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House passes sweeping LGBTQ rights bill

The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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DC Guardsman on orders to 'do nothing' during Capitol attack

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Cop Resigns After Carving Swastika Into Fellow Officer's Vehicle

Officer Timothy Tufts had joined the police department of Marblehead, Massachusetts, four years ago.

Politics | Politics

Coup or no coup, Trump sets dangerous precedents

That Trump may fail in upending the democratic process this time is little consolation.

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Bar owner drove into officer while fleeing arrest for flouting shutdown orders, sheriff says

Danny Presti drove his turquoise Jeep about 100 yards with a sergeant on the hood, leaving the officer with fractured shinbones, authorities allege. Presti's bar has brazenly flouted coronavirus restrictions.

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Most Number of People In Need of Food This Thanksgiving Since Great Depression, Data Shows

Roughly 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children in the U.S. are struggling to meet their basic food needs this holiday season.

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Potential COVID-19 surge after Thanksgiving could cause 'humanitarian crisis'

As Americans prepare for what will likely be an unconventional Thanksgiving, health officials are pleading with the public to heed public health guidelines.

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A global black market for negative COVID-19 test results has emerged, with fakes starting around $200

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, people around the world are turning to the black market for negative tests that enable them to travel.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Clean Energy Group Warns California Car Ban Will Tax the Grid

One clean energy trade group in California is warning that California’s bold new goal of phasing out gas-powered cars within 15 years will drive up power demand from electric cars by 25% -- a potential problem for a state that has been struggling to kee

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Rochester mayor fires police chief, suspends city attorney over death of Daniel Prude

Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren (D) said Monday she is firing the city's chief of police and suspending its city attorney in the aftermath of the death of Daniel Prude in police custody in March. Warren's announcement that she is firing Roche

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Portland, Oregon, passes toughest ban on facial recognition in US

The ordinance outlaws the use of facial recognition not only by government agencies, but also by private businesses.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Poll: Most support athletes kneeling in protest, speaking out on social issues

A majority of Americans say they think it is appropriate for professional athletes to kneel during the national anthem in protest and use their platforms to speak out on social issues, according to a new Washington Post poll.The survey released on Thursda

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Teachers are so worried about returning to school that they're preparing wills

Back-to-school is looking a little different for many teachers nationwide this year, as they grapple with returning to their classrooms amid a pandemic. Added to their list of concerns: Death.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

'Tax us': Ultra-rich call for higher taxes to aid coronavirus recovery

Disney heiress Abigail Disney is among the millionaires calling for governments to impose higher taxes on the wealthy to help fund the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Amid threats and political pushback, public health officials are leaving their posts

An already understaffed workforce is being culled during the coronavirus pandemic.

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In some protests, local officials say white instigators are causing mayhem

An arrest warrant for a 20-year-old white man accused of inciting riots in Pittsburgh sheds light on how some protests for racial justice create opportunity for pandemonium.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Microsoft reportedly turns to A.I. to optimize MSN news, replacing human workers

Microsoft will not renew the contracts of 50 contractors who curate content for MSN, and will instead entrust the responsibility to artificial intelligence.

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WHO says coronavirus came from an animal and was not made in a lab

The Trump administration is probing whether coronavirus originated in a lab. There is no evidence it did. The WHO says it came from an animal.

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Harvey Weinstein fell and hit head while in jail, is reflecting on past behavior, rep says

While attempting to walk Sunday without his wheelchair, Harvey Weinstein fell and hit his head, according to his representative.

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Deaths in custody. Sexual violence. Hunger strikes. What we uncovered inside ICE facilities across the US

A USA TODAY Network investigation revealed sex assaults, routine use of physical force, poor medical care and deaths at facilities overseen by ICE.

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The Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Has Won an Election in Virginia

The cyclist who lost her job after giving the middle finger to President Trump’s motorcade has found a new one after running for local office and ousting a Republican supervisor in Loudoun County, Va., on Tuesday. The cyclist, Juli Briskman, had been ac

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Climate change has finally caught up to this Alaska village

“Many folks are not happy to be leaving the place they’ve known their whole lives.” After 20 years of melting permafrost, residents of Newtok now must move.

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35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing US cities before regulations limited the damage.

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Air Force member called 'distasteful' for speaking Spanish in uniform

"This is my dream and [to] tell me that I’m distasteful while wearing my dream, that really triggered me,” said a U.S. Air Force member from Puerto Rico.