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Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

DETROIT (AP) — Someone bought a winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot at a grocery store outside of Detroit. The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The ticket that won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history was sold…

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Guard in DC Forced to Sleep in Garages, Sparking Outcry

Guard in DC Forced to Sleep in Garages, Sparking Outcry

WASHINGTON (AP) – Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington are sparking new calls for investigations of the U.S. Capitol Police, now facing allegations that the agency evicted troops sent to help after its failure to stop rioting mobs two weeks ago. Members of both…

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Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lloyd J. Austin, the West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, has won Senate confirmation to become the nation’s first Black secretary of defense. The vote gives President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member; Avril Haines was confirmed on Wednesday…

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Coronavirus Guidelines now the Rule at White House

Coronavirus Guidelines now the Rule at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidelines. Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. While the Trump administration was known for ignoring public safety guidelines, the Biden team has made a point of…

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Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

President Joe Biden has revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians rejected as political propaganda. An executive order issued Wednesday disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. Trump created the group in September to rally support from white voters.…

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