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Betty White’s assistant shares one of her final photos

Betty White’s assistant shares one of her final photos

Betty White would have celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday and her assistant commemorated the day by sharing one of the final photos taken of the beloved late actress. “On this special day, I wanted to share this photo of Betty. It was taken on 12/20/21. I believe it’s one of the last photos of…MORE

Residents save driver after car sinks in frozen river
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Residents save driver after car sinks in frozen river

Residents near Ottawa used a kayak to save a woman whose car plunged into icy water after she drove on a frozen river, police said in a statement. The residents didn’t know why the driver was on the Rideau River on Sunday. People who witnessed the incident posted videos on social media showing the vehicle…MORE

FBI and DHS warn faith-based communities ‘will likely continue’ to be targets of violence
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FBI and DHS warn faith-based communities ‘will likely continue’ to be targets of violence

Top officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security warned in a letter Monday that faith-based communities will likely remain targets for violence, urging state and local partners to evaluate their security postures for mass gathering events and at houses of worship. “Faith based communities have and will likely continue…MORE

Virginia’s new GOP governor meets resistance from some school districts planning to keep mask requirements
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Virginia’s new GOP governor meets resistance from some school districts planning to keep mask requirements

Newly inaugurated Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has been in office for mere days, but the Republican is already rolling back the priorities of his Democratic predecessors and running into opposition from counties he lost months earlier, specifically on the hot-button issue of mask requirements in schools. The tension over school mask requirements echoes the way…MORE

Bipartisan US Senate delegation meets with Ukrainian President as Russian invasion threat looms
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Bipartisan US Senate delegation meets with Ukrainian President as Russian invasion threat looms

A group of seven US senators met on Monday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the capital of Kyiv amid the looming threat of a potential Russian invasion of the country. The bipartisan delegation — Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, along…MORE

Fourth vaccine dose boosts antibodies, researchers say, but likely not enough to prevent Omicron breakthrough infections
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Fourth vaccine dose boosts antibodies, researchers say, but likely not enough to prevent Omicron breakthrough infections

Early data out of Israel suggests that a fourth dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccine can bring an increase in antibodies — more than what’s been seen after a third dose — but it still might not be enough to protect against breakthrough infections caused by the Omicron variant. “These are very…MORE

How Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s training helped fellow hostages survive the Texas synagogue attack

How Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s training helped fellow hostages survive the Texas synagogue attack

Behind Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s warm, disarming smile is a leader who’s willing to attack an armed man holding his congregants hostage. On Saturday, a stranger knocked on the door of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The rabbi, assuming the stranger needed shelter from the cold, invited him in and made him tea, Cytron-Walker told…MORE

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