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School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Diesel made a mark as the street racer patriarch in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, but the storyline starring his longstanding character will soon come to an end.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Bergin was already obese and pre-diabetic before the pandemic, and learning she also had high blood pressure made her worry about how sick she might get with COVID-19. She began walking three hours a day, eventually losing 60 pounds.

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MILDENHALL, England (AP) — President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that “the United States is back” as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor.

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LONDON (AP) — Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the global COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

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Eight Kentucky high schools and four 2021 Kentucky high school graduates will win $500 from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) this summer for participating in the FAFSA Completion Challenge.

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The latest coronavirus relief package did more than dole out $1,400 checks. The law also made health insurance free for millions more people and reduced costs for others, at least for now.

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A day spent working in the yard is an ideal way to pass the time on spring and summer afternoons. A pristine landscape can add value to a property and instill pride in homeowners who put a lot of thought and effort into their lawns and gardens.

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Pandemic-related job losses forced many older Americans out of the workplace in the past year, perhaps permanently. But the COVID-19 crisis also seems to have delayed some retirements.

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The U.S. suicide rate has risen dramatically in recent years, and certified money coach Tammy Lally of Washington, D.C., is convinced money shame is a contributing factor.

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Your doctor needs to know certain numbers to judge your physical health, such as your weight, your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels. Similarly, you need to know certain numbers to monitor your own financial health, including:

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BENTON — Last week during the Marshall County Fiscal Court meeting, a county commissioner took issue with a reported $50,000 line item for five chairs for the new 911 Center; however another commissioner said that was not quite right.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” by Democrats, whom they accused of exploiting for their own party’s gain the chaos and trauma of last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters “like a loaded cannon” at the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats said Tuesday in making their most detailed case yet for why the former president should be convicted and permanently barred …

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METROPOLIS, Ill. — With Vistra/EEI and the Joppa-Maple Grove School District unable to reach a mutual agreement, the Massac County Board of Review decided Wednesday to lower EEI’s assessed value by $2,148,830.

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GRAVES COUNTY — This county’s schools Board of Education voted unanimously to close the Farmington site for the Early Eagle Academy as attempts to save it fall short.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the …

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MAYFIELD — A Benton teen is flying high after recently receiving a scholarship at the Mayfield Graves County Airport.

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MAYFIELD — The health department here began vaccinating school personnel in all three school systems this week, but some opted to postpone receiving their vaccinations in favor of helping those they felt needed them most.

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A bill meant to preserve the lives of newborns, including any infant born after a failed abortion, cleared a final hurdle when Kentucky's governor allowed it to become law without his signature.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.

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WASHINGTON — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

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WASHINGTON — His term at an end, President Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted about a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country he led for four years.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered rare, kind words to his successor in a farewell video, while failing to address him by name, as he spent his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary securit…

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MARSHALL COUNTY — Future planning for the Southwest One Industrial Park on U.S. 641 South is underway after a Jan. 11 workshop with city and county officials and members of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.

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GRAVES COUNTY — Last year was difficult. The pandemic affected everything in its wake, and made life stressful for everyone, especially first responders. However, for the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, a downward trend starting prior to 2020 remained unfettered and continued to improve

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METROPOLIS, Ill. — When frontline health care workers at Massac Memorial Hospital were asked why they were getting the vaccine against COVID-19, it didn’t take long for Whitney Bradford to state her reason.

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MAYFIELD — As both school districts plan for vaccinating their personnel against COVID-19, more federal aid has been announced for Kentucky’s schools.

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Health care workers in the Jackson Purchase Region are currently finishing up getting vaccinated for COVID-19 — Purchase District Health Department Director Kent Koster said all first responders and health care workers should be vaccinated within the next week or two.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Nurses, doctors, administrative assistants, janitors and many other employees at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff found random notes of encouragement on the windshields of their vehicles last week.