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2 Kids Vanished, and it Just Got Stranger. Now, a Grim Turn

2 Kids Vanished, and it Just Got Stranger. Now, a Grim Turn

Boise, ID (AP) — Relatives were suspicious and then police got involved after 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and his 17-year-old sister Tylee Ryan hadn’t been seen in far too long. Soon strangers around the world were following the case, transfixed by the strange circumstances surrounding Lori Vallow Daybell and her new husband, Chad Daybell. The…

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US Prosecutors Spar with Prince Andrew in Epstein Probe

US Prosecutors Spar with Prince Andrew in Epstein Probe

London, England (AP) — U.S. prosecutors and attorneys for Britain’s Prince Andrew are sniping at one another across the Atlantic. Each said Monday that the other side is to blame for the duke’s failure to participate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe. Andrew’s lawyers said in a statement that he has offered three times…

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‘All eyes’ on New York: Reopening tests city torn by crises

‘All eyes’ on New York: Reopening tests city torn by crises

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City gradually began reopening Monday in a turning point in the three-month-long coronavirus crisis and a test of the city’s discipline. Stores previously deemed nonessential were cleared to reopen for delivery and pickup, though customers cannot yet browse inside. Construction, manufacturing and wholesalers also received the go-ahead to resume…

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With Recovery of Last Case, New Zealand has Eradicated Virus

With Recovery of Last Case, New Zealand has Eradicated Virus

Wellington, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand appears to have eradicated the coronavirus for now after health officials said the last known infected person has recovered. The announcement was greeted with joy around the country and means the nation of 5 million will be among the first to welcome throngs of fans back into sports…

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US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers. The government said Friday that the economy added 2.5 million jobs last month, driving unemployment down from…

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