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Justice Department says it will not investigate Covid-19 nursing home deaths in several states

Justice Department says it will not investigate Covid-19 nursing home deaths in several states

The Department of Justice will not open a civil investigation into the Covid-19 response in state nursing homes in New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan, after the department was seeking to determine whether policies issued during the pandemic requiring Covid-19 patients to be admitted into the facilities may have contributed to deaths. The announcement in a…MORE

Authorities in this community say they’re facing a gun violence ‘crisis.’ They’re asking residents for help
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Authorities in this community say they’re facing a gun violence ‘crisis.’ They’re asking residents for help

Saleemah Graham-Fleming had been told she wouldn’t be able to have children. That’s why she always called Sanaa Amenhotep, the oldest of her three daughters, a miracle. The two loved each other fiercely: they had frequent “cuddle time” sessions and dedicated Friday girls’ nights. The teen would often join her mom for errands, riding in…MORE

Vaccines are a ‘personal decision,’ Hillsong Church founder says after congregant refuses shot and dies of Covid-19
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Vaccines are a ‘personal decision,’ Hillsong Church founder says after congregant refuses shot and dies of Covid-19

The founder of the multinational Hillsong Church told CNN that Covid-19 vaccines are a “personal decision for each individual to make with the counsel of medical professionals” after a congregant who publicly refused inoculation died of complications from the disease. Hillsong Church global senior pastor Brian Houston had announced the death of Stephen Harmon, who…MORE

Secrets of Mars’ core revealed for the first time
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Secrets of Mars’ core revealed for the first time

Have you ever spotted another planet in the sky? It’s a celestial thrill without compare. The first time I spied Mars, it appeared like a red star among a sea of glittering white ones. It was a mind-blowing moment, as I thought about the many spacecraft that humans have sent across millions of miles to…MORE

Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are ‘brutal’
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Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are ‘brutal’

Day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and things are hotting up — not least the weather. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic described the humidity as “brutal” after beating Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-2 in the men’s singles first round, while Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev resorted to using a mobile air conditioner to keep…MORE

TV OT: ‘Ted Lasso’ returns and why am I watching ‘So Freakin’ Cheap’?
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TV OT: ‘Ted Lasso’ returns and why am I watching ‘So Freakin’ Cheap’?

You better believe that “Ted Lasso” was the most anticipated Season 2 debut in my household since we waited for the return of “Instant Hotel.” (We sometimes have trash taste. I don’t apologize.) Except in the case of “Ted Lasso,” we were far from alone in our anticipation. This much-lauded, much-awarded comedy comes back with…MORE

Boosters, masks and mandates: Biden’s team sorts through options for containing Covid surge among unvaccinated Americans
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Boosters, masks and mandates: Biden’s team sorts through options for containing Covid surge among unvaccinated Americans

The Biden administration is debating a series of steps to further contain the Covid-19 pandemic, which, after 18 months, is again surging in parts of the country where vaccination rates are low. A senior administration health official said the government is “actively exploring” how to provide extra vaccine shots to vulnerable populations, who officials now…MORE

Olympic events to watch this weekend
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Olympic events to watch this weekend

The torch has been lit at the Tokyo Olympics and the opening weekend will feature competition in men’s gymnastics, women’s soccer, swimming, tennis and more. Here’s how to watch the games in the US and key events to tune in for. 5 events to watch Tennis: Serbian player Novak Djokovic is in the running for…MORE

DEA agents seize cocaine disguised as a cake
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DEA agents seize cocaine disguised as a cake

A man and woman were arrested in Maine following the discovery of cocaine disguised as a cake in their vehicle, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Acting on information received from anonymous sources, agents stopped a vehicle on Tuesday along I-295 as it entered Gardiner. A drug-sniffing K9 alerted them to the presence of…MORE

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