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How a wedding photographer and a failed donut shop owner got $124M in federal cash for COVID testing

CHICAGO — First it was a Toyota pickup. Then, a sky blue Lamborghini. Then, at the end of August last year, Illinois resident Akbar Ali Syed posted a TikTok video of a red Lamborghini Countach being unloaded from a flatbed truck. "Countach added to my collection," Syed wrote in the caption, adding the tag "#entrepreneur." "Oil... go to Article >

FBI searches Center for COVID Control headquarters amid probes into multimillion-dollar testing business

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CHICAGO – The FBI on Saturday searched the headquarters of a nationwide string of coronavirus testing sites known as the Center for COVID Control. The company and its main lab, which has been reimbursed more than $124 million from the federal... read more

Welcome to the wedding boom. How couples are handling the busiest season in 40 years

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After Dani Joselson got engaged in 2018, she and her fiancé, Doug DeMarco, set a date for April 2020, hoping to enjoy a long engagement, just being a couple. "Little did we know," sighs Joselson, 28, that a global pandemic would leave her still... read more

Ohio police officers shot fleeing Black man dozens of times, lawyer says

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By Jason Lange and Jonathan Landay   (Reuters) -Police killed Jayland Walker, a Black man in Ohio, by shooting him dozens of times as he ran from officers following a traffic stop, a lawyer for his family said, citing a review of police body-worn... read more

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives... read more

Microsoft is removing emotion recognition features from its facial recognition tech

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When Microsoft announced last week it will remove several features from its facial recognition technology that deal with emotion, the head of its responsible artificial intelligence efforts included a warning: The science of emotion is far from... read more

Russian superyacht seized by U.S. arrives in San Diego Bay

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A $325 million superyacht seized by the United States from a sanctioned Russian oligarch arrived in San Diego Bay on Monday.The 348-foot-long (106-meter-long) Amadea flew an American flag as it sailed past the retired aircraft... read more

Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, Jazmine Sullivan speak out during politically charged BET Awards: 'F*** you, Supreme Court'

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The 2022 BET Awards took place Sunday, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and rolled back reproductive rights — while simultaneously expanding gun rights in another controversial landmark decision. So, as the emotionally... read more

A new winner is crowned at the ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ competition — and he's a looker

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There's a new ugliest dog in the world!On Friday, NBC’s Kerry Sanders served as a judge at the 2022 World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California, and helped crown a hairless Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix named Mr. Happy Face as the winner.... read more

Russia pounds Ukraine as Putin marks key WWII date

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KYIV/KHARKIV (Reuters) - Russian forces pounded Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv and surrounding countryside with rockets, killing at least 15 people, in what Kyiv called a bid to force it to pull resources from the main battlefield to... read more

Kellogg to focus on snacks with surprise three-way split

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By Praveen Paramasivam and Mehr Bedi   (Reuters) -Kellogg said on Tuesday it would split into three independent companies, in the latest U.S. corporate overhaul aimed at simplifying its structure and sharpening its focus on the snack business.... read more

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids, shots begin next week

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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The shots will become available next week, expanding the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months.Advisers to the Centers... read more