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Authorities identify woman believed to be victim of Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer
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Authorities identify woman believed to be victim of Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer

Nearly 44 years after hunters discovered human remains near a Mississippi highway, authorities have identified the victim as Clara Birdlong — who they believe was killed by Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Little died last year at age 80 while serving three…MORE

Vaccine protection against Covid-19 wanes over time, especially for older people, CDC says
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Vaccine protection against Covid-19 wanes over time, especially for older people, CDC says

The protection provided by Covid-19 vaccines appears to wane over time, especially for people 65 and older, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expert said Wednesday. Ruth Link-Gelles, who helps lead the CDC’s Vaccine Effectiveness Team, reviewed a series of studies looking at the overall effectiveness of vaccines in various groups between February…MORE

These government benefits would be at risk if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling
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These government benefits would be at risk if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling

The battle over raising the debt ceiling may seem like political gamesmanship on Capitol Hill, but it has real-life implications for tens of millions of Americans. Social Security payments could be delayed. The next monthly child tax credit installment might not be sent on time. Food stamp recipients could be left waiting for funds. That’s…MORE

Boeing to build its first foreign assembly plant

Boeing to build its first foreign assembly plant

Boeing, the largest US exporter, announced plans Wednesday for its first foreign production plant to perform final assembly work. The plant, to be built in Toowoomba, Australia, will assemble military drones, not commercial jets, which is Boeing’s primary business. But it is an interesting step away from the United States for the company. Boeing’s defense,…MORE

Lawmakers storm out of classified Afghanistan briefing after questions go unanswered
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Lawmakers storm out of classified Afghanistan briefing after questions go unanswered

Multiple lawmakers angrily stormed out of a classified briefing with members of the Biden administration on Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the briefing. The Republican and Democratic lawmakers grew frustrated after State Department, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Security officials failed to answer…MORE

Restrictive abortion bill introduced in Florida mirrors controversial Texas law
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Restrictive abortion bill introduced in Florida mirrors controversial Texas law

A Republican Florida state lawmaker on Wednesday introduced a bill that is modeled after a strict Texas law prohibiting abortions after six weeks, drawing condemnation from supporters of abortion rights who fear such legislation might soon be introduced in other states. House Bill 167 was filed by Florida state Rep. Webster Barnaby. The bill, like…MORE

Native American tribes sue Wisconsin to stop planned gray wolf hunt
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Native American tribes sue Wisconsin to stop planned gray wolf hunt

Six Native American tribes are suing the state of Wisconsin, claiming that the state’s planned wolf hunts go against their treaty-protected rights. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by six Ojibwe tribes, comes months after the state’s first legal wolf hunt in decades in February, considered a disaster by critics. That hunt occurred following the removal of…MORE

Michigan man charged for allegedly leaving pipe bombs at cell phone stores to stop the spread of cursing and pornography, Justice Department says

Michigan man charged for allegedly leaving pipe bombs at cell phone stores to stop the spread of cursing and pornography, Justice Department says

A 75-year-old Michigan man was arrested Wednesday after investigators say he left pipe bombs at two cell phone stores and threatening letters at cell towers in order to stop all telecommunications “containing immoral content,” like pornography and cursing, according to an affidavit for probable cause. John Douglas Allen was charged with extortion and attempted damage…MORE



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