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Airlines got billions in federal COVID-19 aid over the last year, but consumer advocates and two senators claim they're sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed to customers for canceled travel.
May 15, 2021
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Americans continue to say they approve of how the president is handling the coronavirus pandemic, but he may be running into speed bumps because of inflation and other issues.
May 15, 2021
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Texas' power grid failure during a winter storm in February cut electricity to millions. As severe weather events become more frequent, those who use medical devices at home face a challenging future.
May 15, 2021
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Sun Dawu has befriended and supported political dissidents. Now he may become one himself. "This is a simple administrative law case, but it has become politicized and distorted," says his lawyer.
May 15, 2021
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China's rover will explore an area of Mars known as Utopia Planitia. An American rover and tiny helicopter are also currently on the planet. They arrived in February.
May 15, 2021
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shifted its stance this week on the need to wear masks if you're vaccinated. What's that mean for kids? For travel? For work? Experts weigh in.
May 14, 2021
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Customers don't have to wear masks, effective immediately. Starting Tuesday, fully vaccinated employees don't either. Everyone's on an honor system and won't have to provide proof.
May 14, 2021
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The president canceled executive actions signed by former President Donald Trump that focused on statues in the wake of protests against racism and police violence that targeted Confederate monuments.
May 14, 2021
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I'm fully vaccinated, but my kids aren't. Can I safely take off my mask? Do my unvaccinated kids have to keep masking in public?
May 14, 2021
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Joel Greenberg will plead guilty to sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses, according to court documents. His friend, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., could become ensnared in the investigation.
May 14, 2021
The judge acknowledged the struggle landlords are facing with renters unable to pay because of the pandemic. But she said protecting the public outweighs financial losses while her ruling is appealed.
May 14, 2021
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The New York Yankees have reported eight "breakthrough" cases among vaccinated staff and a player. Scientists say the outbreak is in line with what's already known about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
May 14, 2021
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Some of the most intense attacks hit the Gaza Strip on Thursday night. But the clashes also brought large protests in the occupied West Bank — where at least 10 people reportedly died.
May 14, 2021
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Some Kabul residents fear a Taliban takeover. Others are eager for the departure of troops they see as foreign intruders. "Afghans will have to come together and listen to each other," says a cleric.
May 14, 2021
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Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, was unarmed and holding his cell phone when he was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer in December. The settlement is the largest in the city's history.
May 14, 2021

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