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Help Was On The Way For Shuttered Venues. Then The Website Crashed.

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:23

The Small Business Administration launched an application portal for its $16 billion relief program for shuttered venues yesterday, but technical problems prompted deactivation for repair.

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Kentucky Law Limits Use Of No-Knock Warrants, A Year After Breonna Taylor's Killing

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:19

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed the partial ban on no-knock warrants at a ceremony on Friday as members of Taylor's family looked on.

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Boeing Warns Of Possible Electrical Issue, And Airlines Ground Some 737 MAX Planes

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 13:52

The airplane manufacturer says the issue is not related to the software system that has been blamed in the fatal crashes that killed 346 people.

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No Longer '20 Feet From Stardom': Singer Merry Clayton Steps Out Of The Background

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 13:36

Clayton sang backup with Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Carole King and many others. Now she has a new album — where she's front and center — called Beautiful Scars. Originally broadcast in 2013.

Filmmaker Finds An Unlikely Underwater Friend In 'My Octopus Teacher'

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 13:36

Craig Foster spent a year diving — without oxygen or a wetsuit — into the frigid sea near Cape Town, South Africa. His documentary is now nominated for an Oscar. Originally broadcast Oct. 20, 2020.

North Korea's Kim Alludes To 1990s Famine, Warns Of 'Difficulties Ahead Of Us'

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:50

Kim Jong Un calls for the country to prepare for another "arduous march" — using a phrase that has come to describe the disastrous and prolonged food shortages of the '90s.

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Rapper And Actor DMX Dead At 50

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:23

The rapper died today at White Plains, NY Hospital, after being on life support.

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It's A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:09

Amazon avoided the prospect of a first unionized warehouse in America, where it's now the second-largest private employer. The vote in Alabama had prompted new interest in unions across the country.

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Live Video: Medical Examiner To Testify About George Floyd's Death

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:51

Forensic pathologist Dr. Lindsey Thomas was the first witness called on Friday, with the county medical examiner expected to testify later in the day.

Georgia Secretary Of State Says New Voting Law 'Restores Confidence'

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:07

Brad Raffensperger defended the security of his state's election against former President Donald Trump's claims of fraud. Now the official backs a new law promising election integrity.

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Why So Many Asian Americans Are Learning Remotely

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:03

Multigenerational households and anti-Asian bullying may play a role.

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Conspiracy Charges Bring Proud Boys' History Of Violence Into Spotlight

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 08:13

Leading members of the far-right gang known as the Proud Boys are facing federal conspiracy charges in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Ahead of the riot, members of the group called for "war."

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Is India Running Out Of Vaccine Doses?

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 07:39

India is the world's largest vaccine producer. But hundreds of its clinics have closed after running out of vaccine — just as the country sees a new spike in infections.

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Great Britain's Prince Philip Dies At Age 99

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 07:16

Prince Philip of the U.K., husband to Queen Elizabeth II, who died Friday at Windsor Castle, was the longest-serving consort in British history.

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'Can You Hear Me?' The Annoyances That Lead To Zoom Burnout

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 07:00

So many people who are working from home are feeling burnt out these days. Shaking things up and finding moments of joy could help us put energy back into our work.

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Hunger Remains Issue For Many Texans, 1 Year After Pandemic Began

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 05:03

Friday marks 1 year since an iconic photograph was captured: 10,000 cars waiting hours to receive food boxes in Texas. The state still distributes twice as much food as before the pandemic.

U.S. Sees Record Number Of Migrants Taken Into Custody At Southern Border

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 05:03

Conservatives blame President Biden for an increase in migrants at the Mexico border. But advocates for migrants say natural and man main disasters are driving more people north.

Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny's Health Worsens As Hunger Strike Continues

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 05:03

Supporters of the imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say his medical condition has worsened, as Navalny stages a hunger strike to demand access to his own doctors.

Betting Big On Electric Vehicles, Biden Faces Fraught Decision On Ga. Battery Plant

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 05:00

A global trade dispute threatens green energy jobs in the politically crucial state of Georgia. The president's decision on how it's resolved could affect a key piece of his infrastructure agenda.

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What's In Biden's $400 Billion Plan To Support Families' Long-Term Health Needs

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 05:00

Long-term care options are expensive and often out of reach for elders and people with disabilities. Part of the president's proposed infrastructure plan would help fund home-based health services.

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