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Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.

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ATLANTA — As higher education institutions rushed to return to in-person instruction, historically Black colleges and universities have been left to mitigate COVID-19 spread on campus with fewer resources.

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America is supposed to be the beaming light of the world and, in many cases, we are, but during election time, we take a step back. The name-calling, the lying, and racism hit a peak in America during election time, and any time one minority group speaks up about equality.

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ONEONTA, N.Y. — A song from the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack that played in the background of 1987 and ’88 is seeing a resurgence, with a slight twist.

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Without more federal support, nursing homes and long-term care facilities nationwide are on the precipice of financial ruin and closure, advocates for aging service providers said Wednesday.

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ONEONTA, N.Y. -- A surge of COVID-19 cases blamed on college parties has forced the closure of the state university campus here, with education leaders shifting fall classes online and sending students home for the semester.

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ATLANTA — Voters in Georgia now have more time to return absentee ballots after a federal judge ruled Monday ballots must be counted if postmarked by Election Day and delivered up to three days after.

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NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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As many students prepare to head back to their physical classrooms this fall, it’s a good idea to start boosting immune systems, getting back into a routine, and mentally and emotionally preparing for the year ahead.

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These days, Cindy Myers finds herself in a balancing act between feeling okay and varying levels of anxiety, knowing from the tumult of the pandemic these past few months that a brighter future isn’t guaranteed.

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LAWRENCE, Mass. — An Amazon delivery driver is being hailed for a quick-thinking rescue of an elderly dog in a suburban Boston neighborhood.

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If you oppose mail-in voting because President Donald Trump calls it a fraud, prepare to stand in long lines to cast your ballot on Nov. 3 Election Day.

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Four years ago, millions of American voters took a giant gamble on the nation’s future by casting their ballots for a very different kind of President.  He did not win the most votes but the Electoral College delivered him constitutionally into the White House nonetheless.

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The 75th anniversary of the end of World War II is coming up on Sept. 2, and many who fought in this global conflict have since passed on. But the stories of these veterans who saved the world have been shared ever since, and will continue to be passed on for many years to come.

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ATLANTA — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of QAnon conspiracy theories who has come under fire for racist and anti-Semitic remarks, won the GOP primary in Northwest Georgia’s 14th District on Tuesday.Her defeat of opponent John Cowan has put her one step closer to serving in Congress.The…

President Trump’s weekend with reporters at his private golf club in New Jersey can be explained as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

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HAVERHILL, Mass. — An iconic statue of a 17th century settler who fought off her Native American captors could be relocated as city leaders face pressure amid a national debate about racism.

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A Northeast Oklahoma business's cutout board used by guests for taking photos has been criticized by community members who say the feature is an example of cultural appropriation, and resort owners have decided to remove it.

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Now that it's becoming undeniable that Joe Biden has a substantial – and seemingly durable – lead on Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, references to the supposed polling problems of 2016 are being made with increasing frequency.

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The buzz over whom former Vice President Joe Biden will pick for his vice presidential candidate has been circulating for months. He has committed to selecting a woman as his running mate. While there are many well-qualified women candidates, there are a number of ethnic groups who are pulli…

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Moving Election Day is not within the executive powers of the president of the United States, said constitutional experts at two Pennsylvania universities in reaction to President Donald Trump's tweet on Thursday suggesting the Nov. 3 election should be delayed.

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TOPSFIELD, Mass. — America’s oldest county fair is the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cherokee Nation District 3 Tribal Councilor Wes Nofire remains steadfastly opposed to the administration's handling of the aftermath of McGirt v. Oklahoma, while Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said he's doing what an elected leader ought to do after a historic ruling.

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that Congress never dissolved the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation in Eastern Oklahoma, tribes and the state have been examining the impact the case could have on regulatory issues in Indian Territory.

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One week ago, President Trump tweeted a picture of himself wearing a mask during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president’s critics quickly labeled the maneuver too little, too late.

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As a father, my main focus is to provide a safe environment for my children to thrive. As my wife and I maneuver through the historic COVID-19 pandemic, we have the difficult decision to make, as thousands of parents do: What do we do about the school year?

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ATLANTA — In rare bipartisan form, Georgia lawmakers, lawyers and sheriffs agree the state legislature needs to do something about Georgia’s Civil War-era citizen's arrest law.

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Freedom abounds for the elk herd living on 17,000 acres of land in Northeast Oklahoma on the J.T Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve. It's the largest privately protected conservation area in the Ozarks, giving the elk plenty of space to roam – and then some.

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During the first transition of power from one party to another in the nation's history, a president and a lame duck Congress engaged in a rapid reorganization of the federal judiciary.