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Stocks closed sharply lower on Wall Street Friday, after a coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa. (Nov. 26)

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Seven Days of 1961: Live events trailer

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Former Ravens coach Brian Billick named offensive analyst and advisor for Arizona State football program

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New NYC mayor unveils plan to stem gun violence

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Penguins' Teddy Blueger out 6-to-8 weeks after jaw surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Teddy Blueger will miss 6-to-8 weeks after having surgery to repair a fractured jaw. Blueger was injured when Winnipeg’s Brenden Dillon hit him into ... Read more »

Man seen on video throwing a smoothie at employee during tirade faces charges, loses job

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FDA curbs use of antibody drugs sidelined by omicron

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No jail for 7 activists charged in protest near Swiss quarry

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At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

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6 puppies stolen from Virginia pet salon; 2 still missing

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Australian reportedly killed when explosive vest detonates

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Gonzaga is still No. 1 in USA TODAY Ferris Mowers Men's Basketball Coaches Poll

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New space telescope reaches final stop

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Vancouver Canucks make Emilie Castonguay the franchise's first female assistant general manager

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reaches new home a million miles from Earth

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Coastal California wildfire near Big Sur at 35% containment; Highway 1 remains closed in both directions

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Movement in MLB lockout? League, players association meet for two hours, will bargain again Tuesday

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Taylor Swift slams Blur frontman's claim that she doesn't write her own songs as false and 'so damaging'

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WH 'refining plans for all scenarios' in Ukraine

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Canucks hire first woman assistant GM in ex-agent Castonguay

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