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Offshore Drilling Set To Begin Off Florida Alarms Environmentalists

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| The drilling is scheduled to start this month in waters off the Bahamas, just 150 miles from the Florida coast. It's raising alarms among environmental groups and businesses that rely on tourism.

Pro-Populist Media In Eastern Europe Promote Trump's Baseless Voter Fraud Claims

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Media that are supportive of leaders in Hungary, Poland and Slovenia either repeat the false claims or suggest President-elect Joe Biden is part of a vast liberal conspiracy to stifle conservatives.

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Oregon Town Grapples With Shooting Death Of 19-Year-Old Aidan Ellison

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The Black teenager was killed Nov. 23 by a white middle-aged man who confronted him for playing loud music. Ellison's death is causing soul searching in the mostly white community where he lived.

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'There's No Quick Fix For COVID-19,' Cautions Pennsylvania Secretary Of Health

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As state health officials make plans for a vaccine, many questions remain unanswered. In Pennsylvania, the top health official says she does not know how many doses will be made available initially.

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Kenosha Protest Shooting Suspect Kyle Rittenhouse Ordered To Stand Trial

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The teenager is accused of killing two people and injuring another during demonstrations over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed.

U.S. Imposes Severe Travel Restrictions On Chinese Communist Party Members

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The new rules reduce the maximum validity of U.S. business and tourist visas held by party members and their families from 10 years to one month. China calls the action part of a "Cold War mentality."

Smartphone Data: Many Americans Ignored Thanksgiving Travel Warnings From The CDC

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NPR analyzed data by SafeGraph to determine the percentage of people who stayed at their "home" location for Thanksgiving as well as the percentage who traveled 31 miles or more.

'Time' Names Its Kid Of The Year: Water-Testing Scientist Gitanjali Rao

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Rao, a Colorado teenager who has won praise for her innovation in detecting lead levels in water, said, "I really want to put out that message: If I can do it, you can do it, and anyone can do it."

A Texas Mayor Urged People To Stay Home, Then Flew To Mexico For Vacation

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"In hindsight, and even though it violated no order, it set a bad example for which I apologize," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said, after initially saying he didn't do anything wrong.