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Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making permanent a shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended during the pandemic.

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, The Associated Press November 22, 2021
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The SUV driver who plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring 48, was leaving the scene of a domestic dispute that had taken place just minutes earlier, Waukesha’s police chief said Monday.

By SCOTT BAUER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press November 22, 2021
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President Joe Biden said Monday he is nominating Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, endorsing his stewardship of the economy through a brutal pandemic recession in which the Fed's ultra-low rate policies helped bolster confidence and revitalize the job market.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer November 22, 2021
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A passenger awaiting a bag search at the Atlanta airport's main security checkpoint reached in the bag and grabbed a firearm, and it went off, causing chaos among travelers and prompting a temporary FAA ground stop on flights Saturday afternoon, officials said. He then fled.

By BILL CORMIER Associated Press November 20, 2021
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Soon after a Wisconsin jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him, defense attorney Mark Richards took a swipe at his predecessors, telling reporters that their tactics — leaning into Rittenhouse's portrayal as a rallying point for the right to carry weapons and defend oneself — were not his.

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press November 20, 2021
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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low of 268,000.

By PAUL WISEMAN Associated Press November 19, 2021
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Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Friday, though gains for several tech companies pushed the Nasdaq composite to another record high and its first close over 16,000 points.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press November 19, 2021
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The U.S. government on Friday moved to open up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, expanding efforts to get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that experts fear could snowball into a winter surge as millions of Americans travel for the holidays.

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, MATTHEW PERRONE and MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press November 19, 2021
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A fractious U.S. House handed President Joe Biden a marquee victory Friday by approving a roughly $2 trillion social and environment bill, as Democrats cast aside disputes that for months had stalled the measure and hampered efforts to sell their priorities to voters.

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press November 19, 2021
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Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation's debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.

By MICHAEL TARM, SCOTT BAUER and AMY FORLITI Associated Press November 19, 2021
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Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and pushed their expansive social and environment bill through a sharply divided House on Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party moved closer to capitalizing on their control of government by funneling its resources toward their top domestic priorities.

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press November 19, 2021
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More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers were exonerated Thursday after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon's death.

November 18, 2021
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Oklahoma's governor spared the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago.

By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press November 18, 2021
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Defense attorneys for the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery rested Thursday after calling a total of seven witnesses.

By RUSS BYNUM and JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press November 18, 2021
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The U.S. government will pay drugmaker Pfizer $5.29 billion for 10 million treatment courses of its potential COVID-19 treatment if regulators authorize it, the nation's largest purchase agreement yet for a coronavirus therapy.

By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer November 18, 2021
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Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone but company-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software.

By MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology Writer November 17, 2021
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The House voted Wednesday to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for posting of an animated video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword, an extraordinary rebuke that highlighted the political strains testing Washington and the country.

By Staff and AP Reports November 17, 2021
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U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a long-anticipated document on Communion that stops short of calling for withholding the sacrament from politicians — such as President Joe Biden — who support abortion rights but offers plenty of tacit justification for individual bishops to do so.

By PETER SMITH, Associated Press November 17, 2021
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Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys asked the judge on Wednesday to declare a mistrial, saying they received an inferior copy of a key video from prosecutors and would have approached things differently if they had received the higher quality video earlier.

By MICHAEL TARM, SCOTT BAUER and AMY FORLITI, Associated Press November 17, 2021
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Energy companies including Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, as the first government lease auction under President Joe Biden laid bare the hurdles he faces to reach climate goals dependent on deep cuts in fossil fuel emissions.

By MATTHEW BROWN and JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press November 17, 2021
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Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are set to be cleared Thursday after insisting on their innocence since the 1965 killing of one of the United States' most formidable fighters for civil rights, their lawyers and Manhattan's top prosecutor said Wednesday.

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press November 17, 2021
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The jury at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial deliberated a full day on Tuesday without reaching a verdict over whether he was the instigator in a night of bloodshed in Kenosha or a concerned citizen who came under attack while trying to protect property.

By Associated Press November 16, 2021
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The House will vote Wednesday on a resolution to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword.

By KEVIN FREKING and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press November 16, 2021
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The jury began deliberating Tuesday at the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse after listening to dueling portrayals of him as a “wannabe soldier” who went looking for the trouble, or a concerned citizen who came under attack while trying to protect property.

By MICHAEL TARM, AMY FORLITI and TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press November 16, 2021
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Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize its experimental pill for COVID-19, setting the stage for a likely launch this winter of a promising treatment that can be taken at home.

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer November 16, 2021

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