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Facebook board upholds Trump suspension

Facebook board upholds Trump suspension

Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet. Four months after Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the company’s quasi-independent oversight board upheld the bans. But it told Facebook to specify how long they would last, saying that its “indefinite”…

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Nature at its Craziest: Trillions of Cicadas about to Emerge

Nature at its Craziest: Trillions of Cicadas about to Emerge

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Trillions of cicadas are about to emerge from 15 U.S. states. Scientists say Brood X (as in 10, not the letter) is one of the biggest for these bugs that come out only once every 17 years. After years quietly underground, the red-eyed black backed bugs emerge in a weird spectacle…

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Biden aims for vaccinating 70% of adult Americans by July 4

Biden aims for vaccinating 70% of adult Americans by July 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth. He’s focusing on easing access to shots as his administration tackles the vexing problem of winning over those reluctant to get inoculated. The new goal comes as demand for…

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US to reallocate COVID shots to states with greater interest

US to reallocate COVID shots to states with greater interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin shifting how it allocates COVID-19 shots to states, moving doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines. The change away from a strict by-population allocation comes as demand for the coronavirus vaccines have dropped nationwide, with some states turning down part or…

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Bill and Melinda Gates Announce They are Getting Divorced

Bill and Melinda Gates Announce They are Getting Divorced

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates say they’re divorcing. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife said Monday that they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation. In identical tweets, they said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years.…

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