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Senate gives OK to NC budget with billions in federal aid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina government budget proposal heavy on capital projects, saving reserves and tax cuts and distributes over $5 billion in federal COVID-19 aid received preliminary approval on Thursday from the state Senate. The GOP-controlled chamber voted 32-18 for the two-year plan, which would spend $25.7...
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Child welfare workers file whistleblower suit in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two former officials with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department are suing the state under whistleblower protection laws. Deborah and Cliff Gilmore announced the lawsuit Thursday after filling it with a state district court earlier this week. The couple moved to New Mexico last year to take high-ranking posts; she led the Office of Children’s Rights and he was the top press officer.
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NBCUniversal celebrates opening of New Mexico studio

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Executives with NBCUniversal celebrated the opening of a new production facility in New Mexico on Thursday, as state and local officials touted efforts by the film and television industry to find ways to work through the challenges that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic. The executives were...
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In Mexico, colonial ruins shattered by truck, rains

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for Mexico’s colonial-era architecture. T. The government said Thursday that a truck driver with an over-sized load had bashed through part of an archway of a centuries-old colonial aqueduct south of Mexico City. And last Friday, heavy rains caused part of the facade of a centuries-old church to collapse in the Yucatan peninsula.
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1. “The President’s Daughter” by James Patterson, Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books) 3. “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster) 4. “Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) 5. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (Putnam) 6....
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UN: 275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide last year, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders, according to the World Drug Report released Thursday by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna. The report also said many countries saw a rise in...
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Alabama doctor’s license revoked amid voyeurism accusations

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health regulators have permanently revoked the medical license of a Birmingham-area doctor arrested last year for voyeurism. The Alabama Medical Licensure Commission announced the disciplinary move Thursday against Paul D. Roller, who was arrested in July 2020 on two counts of aggravated criminal surveillance for “allegedly observing or attempting to observe one or more women in their homes without their consent.”
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Eastland mall in Detroit area to be demolished, redeveloped

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) — One of the oldest malls in the Detroit area will be demolished and replaced by warehouse and industrial space. Eastland Center in Harper Woods has been limping for years after losing major anchor tenants. NorthPoint Development LLC, based in Riverside, Missouri, said the site is close to Interstate 94 and ripe for development.
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Eastland mall in Detroit area to be demolished, redeveloped

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) — One of the oldest malls in the Detroit area will be demolished and replaced by warehouse and industrial space. Eastland Center in Harper Woods has been limping for years after losing major anchor tenants. NorthPoint Development LLC, based in Riverside, Missouri, said the site is close to Interstate 94 and ripe for development.
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Nigerian IT worker charged in multistate unemployment fraud

SEATTLE (AP) — A Nigerian information technology worker has been indicted on federal wire fraud and identity theft charges, after authorities said he and his co-conspirators filed false claims for pandemic-related unemployment benefits in 17 states. Chukwuemeka Onyegbula, using the name “Phillip Carter,” was linked to at least 253 fraudulent...
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EEUU enviará 3 millones de dosis de vacunas a Afganistán

WASHINGTON (AP) — Estados Unidos proporcionará a Afganistán 3 millones de dosis de vacunas de Johnson & Johnson contra el COVID-19 para ayudar a Kabul a enfrentar un brote generado por la variante delta, informó el jueves la Casa Blanca. Karine Jean-Pierre, portavoz de la Casa Blanca, hizo el anuncio...