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Here's the latest for Wednesday December 22nd: Calif. to mandate COVID-19 booster shots for health care workers; Biden points out that Trump got booster shot; Jury deliberations in Daunte Wright shooting trial; Jury deliberates in Ghislaine Maxwell trial.AP Source

Jury in Kim Potter manslaughter trial ends third day of

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Jurors left the courthouse without a verdict Wednesday after 24 hours of deliberations in the manslaughter trial of the former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter, who fatally shot Daunte Wright while yelling "Taser."The jurors deliberated for more than nine hours Wednesday and did not submit any questions to the judge. The Minneapolis courthouse was eerily quiet…

Burlington, Vermont, decided to cut its police force 30 percent

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BURLINGTON, Vt. — One evening in June 2020, a City Council budget meeting in this college town near the Canadian border stretched past midnight after hundreds of residents had logged on to Zoom to speak. Over nine hours, bleary-eyed councilors heard a message that had rippled across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s…

Fighter jetu00a0triggers sonic boom, rattles central Illinois communities

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Central Illinois police stations were flooded with calls after a military F-15 fighter jet flying over the region on Tuesday triggered a sonic boom."When the aircraft broke the sound barrier, the pressure wave created an audible noise and minor shaking in the region," Illinois Emergency Management explained in a press release.Sonic booms are created by shock…

To gather or not to gather amid omicron, a history

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On today's episode of the 5 Things podcast: To gather or not to gather amid omicronChristmas is three days away. Should you cancel your plans? Plus, education reporter Erin Richards fills us in on the latest school shifts back to virtual learning, the NHL and NBA take different approaches on handling new COVID cases, editor Jay Cannon gives us…

High on the mountain? This Fresno-area ski resort has a

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China Peak Mountain Resort had a message for certain members of its customer base Sunday: Staff members are going to start cracking down on marijuana use at the ski area.“Just a gentle reminder,” the resort posted via Instagram, noting to folks that although legal in California, marijuana “use is illegal at our resort, as we…

‘That Lie As Big As the One You Told on

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Alexis Skyy is over the cosmetic enhancement rumors about her body.The Instagram model took to IG to put an end to all the gossip her fans and haters have created about her body. Since she actually has had work done and took some years to come clean about it, many people have come up with…

Defectors from North Korea pray for resettlement victims

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NIIGATA, Japan (AP) — Eiko Kawasaki stood at the port of Niigata, the place from which she left for North Korea more than 60 years ago, and tossed chrysanthemum flowers into the sea to pray for her peers who could not come back. Then she burst into tears.As a 17-year-old girl seeking a better life,…

Omicron doesn’t need to ruin the holidays: Here’s what you

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US focuses on testing and booster shots as omicron variant

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