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US puts 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia tension

The Pentagon says that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put about 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassure NATO allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression on the border of Ukraine Read More

 

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Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the omicron wave could usher in a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic More »

 

Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

Judges have approved a request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden’s presidential election victory More »

 

Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed

Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men of standing by as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin “slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them.” More »

 

EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd’s killing are on trial on federal charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights More »

 

Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda More »

 

New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out

The world's biggest and most powerful space telescope has reached its final destination 1 million miles away More »

 

Stocks climb back after steep slide on Fed, Ukraine jitters

Stocks recovered from big early losses Monday as investors jumped in before the closing bell More »

 

Soldiers say military junta now controls Burkina Faso

More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared that a military junta has seized control of Burkina Faso in West Africa More »

 

Biscuit World union effort rooted in West Virginia history

Workers at a franchise of Tudor's Biscuit World are hoping they will soon be members of West Virginia's first unionized fast-food restaurant More »

 

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