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A popular trail in Big Sur flanked by redwood trees that leads down through a gorge to a 60-foot waterfall is set to open to the public this week after a 13-year restoration needed when a wildfire destroyed access to it, officials announced Monday

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SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — A woman has died and a man was missing Monday after emergency responders said they were swept away after rescuing two children who were struggling against the current in a Texas river that is popular for swimming and tubing.

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ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A man who fired point-blank at the chest of an officer — who was saved by a bulletproof vest — was later killed by police following a manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies northwest of Atlanta, police said.

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Novavax, a Maryland-based biotech company, announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine is 90.4% effective at preventing people from getting sick and 100% effective at preventing moderate or severe disease, hopefully laying the groundwork for a fourth vaccine in the fight against the coronavirus.

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ST. LOUIS — For more than a century, association with the Order of the Veiled Prophet has been the mark of elite wealth and power in St. Louis. A secret society, it has been run by some of the top business executives and patriarchs in the region. And, every year, it hosts an $800,000 ball, o…

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Gwen Merz was fresh out of college in 2014, working an information technology job she hated, when she decided early retirement was the answer. She socked away every dollar she could, saving as much as 70% of her income so that she could quit when she was 35.

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SAN LUIS VALLEY, Colo. — A woman with pregnancy complications needed permission from her boss to visit a doctor. Community health volunteers were turned away from delivering food and COVID-19 information to worker housing. A farmworker had a serious allergic reaction but was afraid to seek t…

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HOUSTON – They gathered in a small park across from Jack Yates High School, huddling in a gray drizzle. Reminders of George Floyd, Class of 1993, stood all around: in the street mural that featured his football jersey number of 88, in the painting of his face that looked down from a chimney.

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LOS ANGELES — A wildfire was raging out of control Sunday in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, forcing a mandatory evacuation in the mountain community of Pinyon Crest, south of Palm Desert.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer brutally raped by a backwoodsman in 1972's “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died. He was 83.

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AUSTIN, Texas — A suspect arrested in connection with the mass shooting on Austin's 6th Street that wounded 14 is a juvenile, and authorities Sunday were still considering what charges he will face, officials told the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV.

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School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After the killing last year of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared racism a public health crisis. The governors of Michigan and Nevada quickly followed, as have legislative bodies in Minnesota, Virginia and…

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, LaShawn Poole took two buses every weekday to get to her job as a medical assistant in Kansas City, Missouri. She had to shell out more than $100 a month, which took a chunk out of her limited budget.

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The day Dr. Elizabeth Dawson was diagnosed with COVID-19 in October, she awoke feeling as if she had a bad hangover. Four months later she tested negative for the virus, but her symptoms have only worsened.

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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — The scenic city of Brooksville may not have a Brooklyn Bridge to sell. But recently — and accidentally — the city sold its water tower.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents before going on a shooting rampage at his Oregon high school in 1998, killing two classmates and injuring 25 more, has given his first news interview, telling HuffPost he feels “tremendous, tremendous shame and guilt.”

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