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    The AAA average for a gallon of unleaded gas slipped below the $5 barrier this weekend, giving US drivers a little — but significant — price savings

Gas and oil prices have put a significant burden on many people’s budgets. The average US home purchases roughly 90 gallons of gasoline per month, therefore the increase in average price of $1.91 per gallon from last year is costing the average US household an additional $172 per month or more. […]

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The House Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurgency at the US Capitol

The House Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurgency at the US Capitol will hold its second public hearing of the month. This hearing, according to Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney, will focus on presenting findings that show former President Trump engaged in “a massive effort to spread false and fraudulent information” despite the fact that “Trump and his advisers knew that he had, in fact, lost the election.” […]

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Officials say an 18-year-old shooter fatally shot 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday before being slain by police. According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Erick Estrada, the shooter, Salvador Ramos of Uvalde, also shot his grandmother before crashing a vehicle near the school. He stated that she is in critical condition. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo believes the gunman acted alone. […]

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Police and fire authorities said a 32-year-old runner died Saturday after finishing a half marathon in Brooklyn in which 15 others were hurt

    Police and fire authorities said a 32-year-old runner died Saturday after finishing a half marathon in Brooklyn in which 15 others were hurt. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City stated an official cause and manner of death should be revealed in the following days. According to NYPD Det. Arlene Muniz, the marathoner was found unconscious, lying on the pavement, having fainted after crossing the finish line just before 9 a.m. in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area. The runner received rapid medical assistance before being evacuated to Coney Island Hospital. The runner was pronounced dead at the hospital per Muniz. The New York Fire Department reported 15 more people were sent to area hospitals as a result of the race. According to the FDNY, at least four people were seriously injured. […]

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Haley Taylor Schlitz

Haley Taylor Schlitz isn’t old enough to buy a drink, but at 19 years old, she is on track to become Southern Methodist University’s youngest law school graduate. According to a news release from SMU, Taylor Schlitz was admitted to nine different law schools in 2019, finally enrolling at the Dedman School of Law in Dallas. […]

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Former White House Coronavirus Response Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told CBS on Sunday morning that the US should prepare for a probable summer surge of Covid-19 cases throughout Southern states.

Summer surges are now expected in the South, while winter surges are expected in the North, especially around the holidays, according to Birx. Birx said she pays close attention to statistics coming out of South Africa, where new Covid-19 cases have lately increased. […]

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The Florida Department of Education announced Friday that more than 50 math textbooks have been rejected

The Florida Department of Education announced Friday that more than 50 math textbooks have been rejected from the state’s curriculum for the coming school year, citing references to critical race theory as one of the reasons for the rejections. According to the announcement, references to critical race theory, “inclusions of Common Core,” and the “unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics” were among the reasons textbooks were rejected.  […]