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Centennial makes it count against Norco with 48-24 victory

Corona Centennial had it's league-title winning streak ended last season by Norco but avenged that loss Friday night.


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Jailed mobster, 91, who put hit on Gotti denied release
Louis "Bobby" Manna, a former consigliere of the Genovese crime family, has been imprisoned for more than three decades.
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Before Ahmaud Arbery became a symbol, he was a teammate and a friend
According to a longtime buddy, Arbery embodied a quality we credit sports with providing us for life: Friendship.
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New book highlights story of resilience after Tree of Life shooting
Over the last three years, the Jewish community in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh has come to rely on hope. In October of 2018, 11 Jews were murdered while worshipping in a local synagogue. The horrific attack is the subject of a new book, “Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood.” Author Mark Oppenheimer spoke to Dana Jacobson about how the entire community rallied, illuminating the idea of hope, to overcome the darkness of hate.
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Made in America: Small Business Saturday
Today is " Small Business Saturday” — a day when consumers are encouraged to do holiday shopping at small, locally-owned stores and businesses. In a shopping season when so many items are stuck at sea, holiday gifts that were manufactured in the United States can still be found. Michelle Miller has the details.
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South Africa Laments Travel Bans; Dutch Airport Tests for New Variant
South Africans said the new bans felt like punishment. Sixty-one Covid cases on two planes at a Dutch airport were being scrutinized. Here’s the latest.
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Movie goers aren’t gaga for ‘House of Gucci’ but ‘Encanto’ enchants
The Ridley Scott-helmed high-fashion murder saga starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, widely panned by critics, pulled in $3.39 million at the box office on the lightly attended holiday.
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Which prospects could most influence the Nationals’ rebuild?
Pitchers Cade Cavalli, Jackson Rutledge and Cole Henry headlined a short list provided by general manager Mike Rizzo.
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President Biden bans travel from South Africa and seven other nations
President Biden announced Friday that he is restricting travel from eight countries in southern Africa over concerns about Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant circulating in the region. The restrictions start on Monday and apply to non-U.S. residents. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Which prospects could most influence the Nationals’ rebuild?
Pitchers Cade Cavalli, Jackson Rutledge and Cole Henry headlined a short list provided by general manager Mike Rizzo.
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Who Had the Best—and Worst—Italian Accent in House of Gucci? A Dialect Coach Dishes About Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, and More. 
There’s one thing just about everyone did wrong.
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Kaprizov has goal, three assists as Wild rout Jets 7-1
Kirill Kaprizov scored and tied a career-high with three assists to help the Minnesota Wild rout the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday.
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Eye Opener: New COVID variant discovered in South Africa 
The World Health Organization raises concern over Omicron, a new coronavirus strain. Also, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia and a group of Ukrainians of planning a coup. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.
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Mariah Carey proves she's the undisputed queen of Christmas
Every year, we can pretty much count on Mariah Carey to remind us that the holiday season actually kicks off the day after Halloween. Let's hear it for the queen of Christmas.
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Air Passenger Pleads Guilty to Claiming Over $500k for Lost Baggage He Never Had
Pernell Anthony Jones and his co-conspirators were paid more than $300,000 by a number of U.S. airlines.
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What if an All-Knowing Algorithm Ran Traffic and Transit?
What happens when algorithms give us exactly what we need—to our dismay?
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Protection offered by booster shot beats 'natural immunity,' study suggests
In people who got a booster shot, levels of neutralizing antibodies exceeded the peak that followed two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
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Michigan vs. Ohio State Live Stream: Time, Channel, How To Watch The Michigan-Ohio State Game Live Online
Two 10-1 teams collide in this must-see Big Ten showdown!
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National Adoption Month – Here's how to connect children in need with forever families
Yes, these barriers to adoption can easily be perceived as insurmountable. But there is hope and help, and well, something must be done.
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What's on TV Saturday: 'Christmas at Castle Hart' on Hallmark; 'Robbie the Reindeer' on CBS
What to watch Saturday, November 27: 'Christmas at Castle Hart,' Hallmark; 'Robbie the Reindeer,' CBS; 'Home Town Takeover: Where Are They Now?' HGTV
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The Difference Between Playboy’s ‘Rabbitars’ and Warhol’s Soup Cans
Campbell’s was perfectly happy to have an artist immortalize its brand.
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How to celebrate the holidays in Williamsburg, Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg might be more noted for its historical significance, but it also plays host to some wonderful yuletide festivities.     
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Column: Mexicans have fought for a better California for 171 years. These books show how
A rise in COVID-19 cases. A drought that just won't quit. Record-breaking gas prices.
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Crash kills Redondo Beach couple who helped Darfur refugees gain independence through soccer
A Redondo Beach couple who offered Darfur refugees hope and a way out via soccer are killed in a four-car traffic accident in Manhattan Beach.
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Can Cats Eat Chocolate? All the Snacks and Foods Your Kitten Can (and Can't) Eat
Can cats eat chocolate? Feline owners should be careful what they feed their kitty as some foods can prove deadly to their pets.
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Four-Legged Snake Fossil a Fake, Scientists Say
"Missing link" fossil is just a common 100 million-year-old marine lizard, study reveals.
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Would You Let a Self-Driving Ride-Share Car Decide Where You’re Going?
Read a new short story by Linda Nagata, the author of Pacific Storm and The Last Good Man.
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Prices for food and gas are rising sharply. Is health care next?
iStock/Getty Images Health insurance premiums could spike in 2022, experts warn. Inflation is on the rise, driving up the price of gas and food. One sector of the US economy is behaving particularly strangely: For once, medical prices have been increasing at a significantly lower rate than prices in the overall economy. In October 2021, according to the nonprofit health care analysis group Altarum, prices for health care services rose at a 2 percent rate year-over-year, compared to a 6.2 percent rate for all consumer products. But a sharp rise in medical prices could still be around the corner, experts say, delayed only because of unique features of the health care industry. Over the last 30 years, consumer prices have almost never risen faster than medical inflation, which measures the change in the prices paid for medical services, everything from doctor’s visits to surgeries to prescription drugs. If anything, the opposite has been true, particularly during economic downturns; after the 2008 financial crisis, for example, overall inflation slowed down to almost nothing but medical prices continued to grow at a 2 to 3 percent rate. In fact, since 2010, prices in the overall economy and in health care have moved more or less in tandem — until the spring of 2020. Altarum But while that may make it sound as though the health care sector is enjoying a welcome respite from the general inflation creating so much nervousness among businesses and political leaders, the reality appears less reassuring. This comparatively slow growth in medical prices could be a mirage. And if health care inflation does eventually catch up with the broader economy, patients would largely be the ones paying for it. Why medical inflation could accelerate soon The same problems driving up prices in the rest of the economy — rising costs within the supply chain, difficulty finding workers for open jobs — are issues in the health care sector too. The workforce crisis in particular is acute and not likely to go away any time soon, given how many nurses and doctors have left their jobs during the pandemic. A recent survey from the Chartis Group found that 99 percent of rural hospitals said they were experiencing a staffing shortage; 96 percent of them said they were having the most difficulty finding nurses. That has forced hospitals to increase their pay and benefits or hire temporary help from travel nursing companies that are more expensive — sometimes much more expensive — than regular full-time staff. The costs for purchasing personal protective equipment and other supplies have also been elevated because of Covid. Hospitals are going to want to make up for those higher costs by bringing in more money. While the numbers of patients they served fell sharply in March and April of 2020, patient numbers are already back near their pre-pandemic levels. There are only so many ways to increase how many services they provide, especially amid a staffing crisis. The other option is trying to charge health insurers more money for procedures and treatment, particularly the private insurers that directly negotiate prices with health care providers. So while it might be a while before higher prices hit patients, they likely will — just on a time delay. For medical services in particular, there is a lag between when the inflationary pressures like rising supply costs or labor shortages first appear and when they are actually felt in health care prices. In the rest of the economy, inflation and increased costs ripple through the market pretty quickly. If the cost of beef goes up today, the restaurant can raise the price of hamburgers tomorrow. If they can’t find fry cooks and need to increase wages to attract new workers, the restaurant can immediately charge more money for fries. But the prices for health care services are set in advance, written into binding contracts after negotiations between insurers and providers or after the government issues new regulations for public programs like Medicare. And those prices are generally set for an entire year, until another round of negotiations establishes new prices for the next year. Altarum’s inflation experts told me the negotiations for 2022 plans will determine how much the current inflation crisis ends up affecting medical prices. These inflation-driving trends, like the rising workforce costs, have only accelerated throughout 2021. For the last decade, health care prices have consistently grown at roughly a rate of 1 percent to 2 percent. Already, in the last 18 months, prices for hospital and physician prices have exceeded a 3 percent inflation rate. Altarum’s experts say they are watching whether health care prices eventually increase at the same 5 percent to 7 percent rate currently being seen in the rest of the economy — which would be the fastest rate since 1993. Such historic medical inflation would ultimately end up raising costs to patients in two distinct ways. First, if providers negotiate higher payments from insurers to make up for their increasing costs, the insurer will turn around and increase premiums for its customers. But patients also feel the rising costs more directly because they are being asked to pay more money out of pocket for their health care. Deductibles and other cost-sharing have been steadily rising for the 180 million Americans enrolled in commercial health plans. At the same time, the number of Americans considered underinsured — meaning they do carry insurance but the insurance would not necessarily provide them adequate financial protection if they had a medical emergency — has been growing. So if medical prices end up increasing at a historic rate, consumers are going to feel it both when they pay their premium and when they pick up their prescription: They’ll end up getting squeezed from both sides.
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LSU vs. Texas A&M prediction: Ed Orgeron has shot to go out with win
LSU, who are 6.5-point underdogs, has a good shot to send departing coach Ed Orgeron out with win, but will at least cover, according to VSiN's Matt Youmans.
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White House Christmas tree lighting will cost $139,000: report
The National Park Service is paying the steep price to an Ohio company that located, transported and transplanted this year’s tree.
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Stephen Sondheim's death: Stars pay tribute to legendary Broadway composer
Tributes poured in following the death of Stephen Sondheim as performers and writers alike saluted a giant of the theater.
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Walmart, Target and other big chains will rake in cash this holiday. Small stores may not be so lucky
Many Americans are shopping small Saturday to support mom-and-pop clothing, toy, furniture, sporting goods, hardware and electronics' stores.
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D.C. police officer shoots at armed man with rifle in Southeast Washington, authorities say
Police are investigating after authorities said an officer shot at an armed man on a street in Southeast Washington. Police said the man was later arrested and was not inured.
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Kayden Phoenix champions Latina superheroes
Kayden Phoenix, an award-winning Chicana writer and director from Boyle Heights, discusses her A La Brava universe of Latina comic book characters.
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Arch Manning, Isidore Newman lose, fail to reach state championship game
5-star QB Arch Manning, Isidore Newman get beaten by Lafayette Christian and sophomore quarterback Ju'Juan Johnson in LHSAA playoff semifinal matchup.      
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Show-Me-a-saurus! Skeleton of a new type of dinosaur unearthed in Missouri
Scientists have discovered a new type of dinosaur in Missouri, the Parrosaurus missouriensis, a duck-billed dinosaur, which can be 30 feet long.       
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World scurries to contain new COVID "variant of concern"
A host of countries are imposing restrictions on southern African countries in response to warnings over the transmissibility of the new variant.
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Volunteer gives Afghan refugee family their first Thanksgiving
Kiki Nagy, a volunteer with Miry's List, opened her home to an Afghan refugee family so they could experience their first Thanksgiving in the United States. CNN's Natasha Chen reports.
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No cases of COVID-19 omicron variant identified yet in US, CDC says
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday night that no cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant have been identified in the U.S. to date.
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Omicron: Keep Calm and Carry on Vaccinating
There’s been swift, early warning about the new variant but that only means there’s still a lot of work to be done.
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The 'Great Resignation': Why are people quitting their jobs?
Americans' mass exodus from their place of work, coined as the "Great Resignation," resulted in 4.4 million people quitting their jobs in September. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich speaks to individuals about what led them to leave.
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With renewed confidence, Chargers look forward to playing at Denver
Austin Ekeler is among the Chargers who have talked about the different feel surrounding this group, the confidence that began taking root sometime after Brandon Staley was hired.
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Michael Imperioli Reveals 'The Sopranos' Character He Wished He Had More Scenes With
"The character was just so specific, funny, bitter, nasty and weird," Imperioli told Newsweek.
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3 burned bodies found in Solomon Islands following days of violent protests
Three burned bodies were found in Australia's Solomon Islands after protests against the Pacific nation's increasing links with China.       
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Cops nab murder suspect sought in botched subway station robbery
David Robinson, 53, of Brooklyn, was being sought in connection to the July 21 death of Than Htw.
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Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts
Postal workers who recall packages and letters piled up in distribution hubs a year ago are gearing up for another holiday crush
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How Kevin Durant and James Harden are schooling breakout Nets rookie Cam Thomas
Durant and Harden’s finishing school, equal parts tutelage and trash talk, clearly has helped.
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Rep. Torres asks SEC to review Unilever filings over Ben & Jerry’s Israel boycott
Participating in the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel can result in potentially stiff financial consequences in more than 30 states — including New York.
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Lawsuit claims Manhattan judge used false allegations to get elected
Betty Lugo won the June primary for civil court judge in Manhattan's District 2 by 769 votes over Edward Irizarry.
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