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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to decide the legality of a decades-old congressional decision to exclude Puerto Rico from a federal program that provides benefits to low-income elderly, blind and disabled people. The justices took up a U.S. government appeal originally filed by Republican former President

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Navassa Island is a small, uninhabited island located between Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba.  Originally acquired for its guano resources, today, Navassa is of no apparent use to the United States.  A review of the island’s history and geography suggests several possibilities for Navassa’s future and America’s own interests in this

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HOUSTON — Texas power providers Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Entergy Corporation have been hit with a $100 million lawsuit accusing them of gross negligence in the death of a child whose family suspects he suffered hypothermia when they lost electricity and heat in their mobile home during

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) — Police in Wyoming continued today to investigate the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex. Athian Rivera was found several hours after he was reported missing in Cheyenne around 1 p.m. Friday. Police still weren’t saying Monday

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MIAMI — A Florida anesthesiologist has been arrested and charged with a hate crime for assaulting a Hispanic man outside a supermarket, according to news outlets citing police reports. The Miami Herald reports that Dr. Jennifer Susan Wright, 58, became enraged after the man asked her in Spanish to keep her distance

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DODGE CITY, Kansas — In his 1907 autobiography, cowboy Nat Love recounts stories from his life on the frontier so cliché, they read like scenes from a John Wayne film. He describes Dodge City, Kansas, a town smattered with the romanticized institutions of the frontier: “a great many saloons, dance halls, and

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ATLANTA — Fewer than 7,000 people reported having side effects from COVID-19 vaccines after the first 13.7 million doses were administered in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Of the 6,994 people who said they had side effects between December 14 and January 13,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who cashed his $1,200 stimulus check twice — by using a phone app for it before he took it to his bank — has been arrested by police after being extradited from Florida on check kiting charges. Dennis Hospedales, 47, of Estate Barren Spot,

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The prosecutor investigating whether Donald Trump tried to influence the result of Georgia’s 2020 presidential election suggested the former president knew what he was doing when he asked a state official to “find” one more vote than he needed to win. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis

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WASHINGTON — Stacey Plaskett has taken the Capitol by storm. But it was a “peaceful” takeover of the seat of democracy this week — one that was accomplished in the venue of cyber and electronic media — not at the physical Capitol building on First Street. ABC News, CNN, Guardian,

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