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Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle reports 27 veteran deaths due to COVID-19; state officials demand answers, accountability

12 minutes ago   |   ABC

Illinois Veterans Home at LaSalle saw its total deaths go up to 27 since last week.
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Execution rescheduled for only woman on federal death row

1 hour ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government now plans to execute the first female inmate in almost six decades just days before President-elect Joe Biden, an opponent of the death...
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Execution rescheduled for only woman on federal death row

Execution rescheduled for only woman on federal death row

1 hour ago   |   KMBC

The Justice Department rescheduled her execution for Jan. 12.
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Lady Elizabeth Anson, Party Planner to the Royals, Dies at 79

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

A daughter of British nobility, she knew instinctively how to make guests comfortable, the queen among them and even that table of dreadful bores.
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Massachusetts nurses' union calls for help for ‘exhausted' frontline heroes

1 hour ago   |   Boston Herald

The union representing the state's 23,000 nurses and caregivers worry frontline heroes are becoming “exhausted and traumatized” with hospitals not totally prepared for another...
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Suburb debates added fines for bars and restaurants as some ignore state coronavirus restrictions

Suburb debates added fines for bars and restaurants as some ignore state coronavirus restrictions

2 hours ago   |   WGN TV

GENEVA, Ill. - Elected officials and residents in west suburban Geneva are set to debate a new proposal Monday night which would give the city the power to fine bars and...
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Remembering Dolphins' Jake Scott, reluctant Super Bowl hero

2 hours ago   |   Review Journal

The death of former Dolphins All-Pro safety Jake Scott sparked memories of a rare interview with the iconoclast, who shunned the spotlight.
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John Gilbert Getty, heir to the Getty oil fortune, dead at 52

John Gilbert Getty, heir to the Getty oil fortune, dead at 52

2 hours ago   |   New York Post

John Gilbert Getty - an heir to the Getty oil fortune - reportedly died in Texas on Friday. He was 52. Getty had been found unresponsive in a San Antonio hotel room and foul...
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Home for the holidays comes with some strings attached in 2020

Home for the holidays comes with some strings attached in 2020

3 hours ago   |   WLWT

Home for the holidays comes with some strings attached this time, thanks to the persistent pandemic and the recent resurgence of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
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Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

3 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

NEW YORK - “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday. Producers...
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'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar...

'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar interim host

Longtime host Alex Trebek died earlier this month after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. Read more ...

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump's attempts to subvert the results of the... Read more ...

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

She would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton in 1789. Read more ...

Dow climbs 328 points amid reports Janet Yellen will be named Treasury Secretary

Dow climbs 328 points amid reports Janet Yellen will be named Treasury Secretary

Summary List Placement US stocks gained on Monday amid reports that former Fed Chair Janet Yellen would be selected as President-elect Joe Biden's Treasury Secretary. The news... Read more ...

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

“Let Us Dream” aims to outline Francis' vision of a more economically and environmentally just post-coronavirus world. But it also offers new personal insights into the pope... Read more ...

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The Smithsonian National Zoo's newest little miracle finally has a name, and it's as sweet as he is. Read more ...

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

Twenty-seven people have been killed worldwide by the exploding inflators including 18 in the U.S. Read more ...

Biden's Secretary of State Pick Bodes Return to Normalcy for Weary Diplomats

Biden's Secretary of State Pick Bodes Return to Normalcy for Weary Diplomats

Diplomats express relief over Blinken's expected nomination after four years of bruising political battles and mismanagement under Trump. Read more ...

Oxford English Dictionary couldn't pick just one 'word of the year' for 2020

Oxford English Dictionary couldn't pick just one 'word of the year' for 2020

The Oxford English Dictionary has been unable to name its traditional word of the year for 2020, instead exploring how far and how quickly the language has developed this year. Read more ...