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Tim Scott picked to deliver Republican response to President Biden's first address to Congress
Republican leaders say the South Carolina senator, the only Black GOP member of Congress, exemplifies the best of their national coalition.      
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Sleeping 6 hours or less per night linked to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds
Out of nearly 8,000 study participants, researchers found 521 had been diagnosed with dementia by 2016 at an average of 77.     
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White cops have been convicted of killing a Black person before, but it's rare
Despite convictions in recent years, there is little historical precedent for the conviction of a white police officer for killing a Black person.      
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This giant alligator casually strolled through supermarket parking lot in Florida
A giant alligator was caught casually strolling through a Publix parking lot in Florida.      
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DC statehood bill passes House for second time, legislation moves to split Senate
For the second time in a year, the Democratic-led House passed legislation that would make D.C. the 51st state.      
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Tracking COVID-19 vaccination rates worldwide: How many people have been vaccinated?
As richer countries are securing more COVID-19 vaccine doses than their populations need, many poorer countries have yet to report a single dose.      
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Alternate juror in the Derek Chauvin trial speaks out: 'I felt he was guilty'
In an interview with CBS, Lisa Christensen, an alternate juror in the Derek Chauvin trial, says she believed the former officer was guilty.     
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There's a secret Mother's Day 2021 sale happening at Amazon right now
Mother's Day 2021 deals abound at Amazon right now—shop all our top picks for mom.      
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A moving SUV has a very close call with a massive falling tree
This SUV had a close call with a falling tree in Durham, North Carolina.
India reports new global record for daily cases; infections in vaccinated people uncommon, study says: Live COVID-19 updates
India sets a global record for new infections as the world's second-most populous country endures a deadly coronavirus surge. Latest COVID updates.
Fact check: George Floyd's death ruled a homicide, not fentanyl overdose
Autopsies concluded George Floyd's death was a homicide. Levels of fentanyl were present in Floyd's system, but not enough to be considered fatal.
Fact check: CDC recommends masks in most cases even after COVID-19 vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a mask in public and in most other cases after getting a vaccine for COVID-19.      
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How to get rid of sand after the beach with just one item
Bring this item on your next beach trip to prevent sand from getting everywhere.      
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Father transfers biracial daughter to new school after her classmate and a district employee cut her hair
A Michigan father is upset after his biracial daughter came home from school twice with her hair cut by a classmate and then a district employee.      
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Fact check: Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts but has yet to be sentenced
Social media users are making inaccurate claims about Derek Chauvin's prison sentence. While he was found guilty, his sentence has yet to be decided.     
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Chauvin guilty verdict reaction, Ohio police shooting, hate crimes bill: 5 things to know Wednesday
America reacts to Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd, further details expected in the Ohio police shooting of a teen and more news to start your Wednesday.      
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Minneapolis reacts to Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all counts in murder of George Floyd
Crowds outside of Hennepin Government Center react after Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May.     
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'It can't stop here': Biden, after Chauvin verdict, calls for passage of George Floyd bill
President Joe Biden called on Americans to turn Chauvin's guilty verdict into a "moment of significant change" to fight systemic racism in policing.      
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