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Lindsay Lohan announces she is engaged

Lindsay Lohan announces she is engaged

Actress Lindsay Lohan announced she is engaged to Bader Shammas in a series of cuddly Instagram photos on Sunday morning. “My love. My life. My family. My future,” Lohan wrote on her verified Instagram account, tagging Shammas and adding a diamond ring emoji. The post features four low-resolution photos showing the two in a happy…MORE

Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

Hundreds of thousands of US students are dreading turning 21 because it means they’ll be living in limbo and scrambling to find ways to stay in the country they love. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns, but there’s…MORE

The job market is looking way better. It’s still playing catch-up
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The job market is looking way better. It’s still playing catch-up

More than 20 months into the pandemic, the US job market has reached a milestone. What’s happening: Weekly claims for unemployment benefits fell to 199,000 last week after seasonal adjustments, their lowest level since 1969. They hit a peak of 6.15 million in April 2020. So, does that mean employment conditions are back to normal?…MORE

Omicron variant puts world in a ‘race against time’, says EU Commission President
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Omicron variant puts world in a ‘race against time’, says EU Commission President

The world is in a “race against time” with the Omicron coronavirus variant, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday, warning during a visit to Riga that scientists and manufacturers will need weeks to fully understand the new variant. As more cases are identified and governments around the world mobilize to respond…MORE

George Kambosos Jr. stuns Teofimo Lopez to become unified lightweight champion
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George Kambosos Jr. stuns Teofimo Lopez to become unified lightweight champion

George Kambosos Jr. produced one of the shocks of the years as he beat Teofimo Lopez to become the unified world lightweight champion on Saturday night. The unfancied Australian, who came into the fight a heavy underdog, knocked Lopez down in the first round and survived being knocked down in the 10th round before winning…MORE

Chief Justice John Roberts is at the epicenter of an abortion dispute before the Supreme Court
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Chief Justice John Roberts is at the epicenter of an abortion dispute before the Supreme Court

Since his first job as a young lawyer in Washington, John Roberts‘ work has been entangled with Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that gave women a right to end a pregnancy. He helped hoist the banner against Roe in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. But years later, during 2005 Senate hearings…MORE

Vaccine inequity and hesitancy made the Omicron variant more likely, scientists say
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Vaccine inequity and hesitancy made the Omicron variant more likely, scientists say

Many of the world’s richest countries have spent the past year hoarding coronavirus vaccines, buying up enough doses to vaccinate their populations several times over and consistently failing to deliver on their promises to share doses with the developing world. The World Health Organization said the approach was “self-defeating” and “immoral.” It might be starting…MORE

The new Omicron variant is a reminder that ‘the virus is still in control’ regardless of Covid-19 fatigue, medical professor says
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The new Omicron variant is a reminder that ‘the virus is still in control’ regardless of Covid-19 fatigue, medical professor says

The new Omicron variant might prompt a return to stricter Covid-19 measures if not enough people get vaccinated or boosted, health experts say. Omicron — or the B.1.1.529 strain of novel coronavirus — has already spurred international travel bans. The World Health Organization officially called it a “variant of concern” on Friday. The variant has…MORE

This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize
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This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize

A Maryland woman is celebrating after winning the lottery for a third time in about three years. The 61-year-old player from Montgomery County recently bought two $5 Lucky scratch-off tickets at Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service in Bethesda. The first ticket didn’t hit, but the second landed her the game’s top prize of $50,000. That…MORE

A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child

A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child

Kelsey and Chris Waits moved to Hastings, Minnesota, to build a dream home for themselves and their two children. Chris had a promising job opportunity when he left the Navy but it was the neighborhood that drew them in. “Kelsey said, ‘Well, I hope the interview went well because we’re moving here. This town is…MORE

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