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After year of violence, US schools try to tame tensions

SAN FRANCISCO — The first week of school was supposed to mark a triumphant return to classrooms at San Francisco’s Everett Middle School after more than a year of distance learning. But as computer science teacher Yesi Castro-Mitchell welcomed a class of sixth graders last fall, a student started punching her, again and again. Castro-Mitchell […]

Title IX: NCAA report shows stark gap in funding for women

The number of women competing at the highest level of college athletics continues to rise along with an increasing funding gap between men’s and women’s sports programs, according to an NCAA report examining the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The report, released Thursday morning and entitled “The State of Women in College Sports,” found 47.1% […]

US coach makes dramatic rescue of artistic swimmer at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Andrea Fuentes prevented a tragedy at the swimming world championships with her quick reaction. The United States coach knew something was wrong when she saw artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez sink motionless to the bottom of the pool during a solo free routine on Wednesday. The fully clothed Fuentes dived in. She swam […]

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Throngs of tourists gleefully watched the legendary Old Faithful geyser shoot towering bursts of steaming water while others got stuck in “bison jams” on picturesque valley roads as visitors returned Wednesday for the partial reopening of Yellowstone National Park after destructive floods. Park managers raised the gates at three of Yellowstone’s […]

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed similar optimism, calling it a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top […]

CDC panel recommends US seniors get souped-up flu vaccines

NEW YORK — Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines because regular shots don’t provide them enough protection, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel unanimously recommended certain flu vaccines that might offer more or longer protection for seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots. Options […]

Threats testimony rings familiar for election workers

COLUMBUS, Ohio — This week’s gripping testimony to Congress about threats to local election officials after the 2020 presidential election had a rapt audience far beyond Washington — secretaries of state and election clerks across the U.S who said the stories could easily have been their own. Death threats, harassment and unfounded accusations have driven […]

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers. The Democratic president also called on states to suspend their own gas taxes or provide similar relief, and […]

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

GAYAN, Afghanistan — A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes and killing at least 1,000 people. The disaster posed a new test for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and relief agencies already struggling with the country’s multiple humanitarian crises. The quake was Afghanistan’s deadliest in two […]

Shots for tots: COVID vaccinations start for little US kids

Little Fletcher Pack woke up Monday morning and asked: “Is today vaccine day?” For the 3-year-old from Lexington, South Carolina, the answer was yes. The nation’s infants, toddlers and preschoolers are finally getting their chance at COVID-19 vaccination as the U.S. rolls out shots for tots this week. Shipments arrived in some locations over the […]

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APD: 2 shot to death in Southwest Albuquerque
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Roe v. Wade reversal could have ripple effect on ...
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Keller: City 'holding the line during difficult times'
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City makes plans for $49.1 million in pandemic relief
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Leak detection companies investigate Chama water leak
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Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies to get $5,000 incentive
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New contract also slightly increases pay ... New contract also slightly increases pay for degrees
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Georgia on their mind
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O’Keeffe Museum celebrating 25 years of ... O’Keeffe Museum celebrating 25 years of showcasing the renowned artist
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Former SFO apprentice returns to make her principal debut ...
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Sylvia D'Eramo will sing the role ... Sylvia D'Eramo will sing the role of Micaëla in Georges Bizet's classic tale of the ultimate femme fatale.