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Senate Leader, Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies At 98

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, died Sunday. He was…

CNN Fires Chris Cuomo for Helping Brother Deal with Scandal

NEW YORK (AP) - CNN has fired anchor Chris Cuomo after details emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year. The network suspended Chris Cuomo…

Suspect’s Parents Charged in Michigan School Shooting

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A prosecutor has filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan high school. James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged Friday with…

US Employers Added a Sluggish 210,000 Jobs in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding a still-solid 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year. Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate fell sharply to 4.2%…

Authorities: Student Kills 3, Wounds 6 at Michigan School

UPDATE: OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say eight people were wounded in an attack at a Michigan high school in which three students were killed. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that two of the…

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - It's an omnipresent truth: Merriam-Webster has declared vaccine its 2021 word of the year. Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for the dictionary company, tells The Associated Press that lookups for the word vaccine increased 601% over…

Wary, Weary World Slams Doors Shut, Fearing Omicron Variant

BRUSSELS (AP) - Nations around the world sought to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans and further restrictions, even as it remains unclear what it means for the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan announced Monday it would suspend…

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