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Flu shots given to Maine students without parental consent

10/29 19:32 Anonymous 0

| Portsmouth Herald
SANFORD, Maine – Three students received flu shots at school, even though their parents had not consented to the vaccinations, a spokesperson for the health care organization that administered the shots confirmed.”The Sanford School Department contracted with Northern Light Home Care & Hospice to administer the influenza vaccines to students, Welsh said.

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States, medical group add independent COVID-19 vaccine review boards

10/29 19:32 Anonymous 0

These review panels, which began popping up last month, are meant to instill public confidence and counter the political pall cast over COVID-19 vaccine development and approval.And while some worry the independent review boards may hurt the effort, all agree establishing that trust is vitally important.

Here's what to know 1 week until Election Day

Here's what to know 1 week until Election Day

10/27 18:22 Anonymous 0

We're now exactly one week away from Election Day.More than 62 million people had already voted early as of Monday, either in-person or by mail, and the figure could reach more than 85 million before Election Day.

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Lake Superior toy boat washes onto shores 27 years after launch

10/23 17:04 Anonymous 0

| Detroit Free Press
While searching for rocks on the shores of Lake Superior in their Wisconsin hometown, Mike and Lynn BeBeau found something red, white and blue peeking through the sand.However, upon further inspection, they discovered it was a wooden toy boat with its paint peeling and deliberate instructions inscribed on the bottom:“I am traveling to the ocean.

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Biden, Trump claims on COVID-19, fracking, race

10/23 17:04 Anonymous 0

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Trump, Biden have back-and-forth over racismPresident Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden clashed on race relations during Thursday's debate.In contrast, Trump said Biden hasn't done a thing, save for the 1994 crime bill.

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GM reveals new pickup, prices it more than $112,000

10/21 15:52 Anonymous 0

| Detroit Free Press
General Motors revealed its first all-electric pickup Tuesday – the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.It will be powered by GM's proprietary Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive, GM’s proprietary EV drive units and have off-road capability.

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COVID-19 spurs declines in state tax revenues

10/21 15:52 Anonymous 0

A combination of COVID-19 and plunging oil prices have caused states' tax revenues to drop more than 6% during the six months from the first pandemic shutdowns in March through the end of August.The same is true when it comes to the largest percentage declines in tax revenues.

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What to know about Joe Biden, Donald Trump's town halls

10/15 12:21 Anonymous 0

WASHINGTON — In lieu of a second debate, President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden will participate in competing town halls Thursday night.The candidates were originally scheduled to square off in a town hall debate on this day in Miami.

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Surveys find Americans want to go, fear COVID-19

10/15 12:21 Anonymous 0

Some 67% of those responding to an AAA Travel survey released Thursday say they are uncertain about whether to take a vacation.And online travel booking site Travelocity found 57% of Americans say they won't travel for the year-end holidays this year.

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Senators to hear from experts, character witnesses

10/15 12:21 Anonymous 0


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Amy Coney Barrett discusses role of the courts at confirmation hearingSupreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett spoke about the responsibility of the courts in an opening statement at her confirmation hearing.WASHINGTON – The final day of Amy Coney Barrett's nomination hearings to the Supreme Court won't feature her.