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US safety team to investigate Colo. midair collision
Two small airplanes collided in midair Wednesday near Denver, leaving one aircraft badly damaged and forcing the pilot of the other to deploy a parachute attached to the plane to land safely. Remarkably, no one was injured, officials said. (May 12)      
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Texas shelter welcomes migrants crossing border
Many migrant families crossing the border in southeast Texas are taken to a Catholic-run shelter in McAllen. There, Sister Norma Pimentel says all of the migrants say they fear for the lives of their children. (May 12)      
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In California: Mask mandate to end June 15 (?) and 'Ellen' to sign off
Plus: The governor wants to offer kindergarten to all 4-year-olds. And 'Malibu' turns 4.       
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How effective are COVID-19 vaccines in the real world? Two studies offer 'stunning' results, doctor says
CDC conducted two studies in Central Texas cities to show vaccine effectiveness in people 65 and older and frontline workers.      
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Sotheby's accepts crypto payment at Banksy auction
Sotheby's on Wednesday auctioned artworks including a Banksy painting for which it said it will accept bitcoin as payment. (May 12)      
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AP Top Stories May 12 5P
Here are the top stories for Wednesday, May 12th: Pfizer vaccine recommended for 12-15 year-olds; House Republicans oust Cheney from key position; Motorists flock for gas after cyberattack; Dozens killed in Mideast conflict.      
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'Ohio Vax-a-Million': State to give $1M away to 5 vaccinated adults, 5 full-ride college scholarships
Ohio will give away $1 million prizes to 5 adults and 5 full-ride public college scholarships to teens who get vaccinated, Gov. Mike DeWine said.      
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Everyone wanted a puppy during the pandemic, but now dogs are being returned
Shelters across the country are seeing people return the dogs they adopted months ago as the country opens back up.       
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After break-in, Milwaukee bakery gives away sugar cookies with suspect's picture
A man jimmied a lock open at Canfora Bakery and stole the cash drawer, said the owner. Police say a suspect has been arrested.       
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Official: Bridge crack potentially 'catastrophic'
A transportation official says repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span. (May 12)      
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Biden optimistic pipeline shutdown will end soon
President Joe Biden is trying to reassure the American public that they are going to hear "some good news," in the next 24 hours in the wake of a cyberattack last week on a primary gasoline pipeline. (May 12)      
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Times Square shooting suspect arrested in Florida
A man suspected of shooting three people in New York's Times Square, including a 4-year-old girl, was arrested Wednesday in Florida, police said. Farrakhan Muhammad was taken into custody in a McDonald's parking lot near Jacksonville. (May 12)      
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Biden urges kids 12 and above to get vaccinated
President Joe Biden is urging parents to get their kids age 12 and older vaccinated amid news that federal health advisers have now endorsed the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in that expanded age group. (May 12)      
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Biden says Israel has right to defend itself
President Joe Biden says that "Israel has a right to defend itself" amid a barrage of rockets fired by Hamas and other Palestinian groups. Biden says he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister amid an outbreak of violence that has killed dozens. (May 12)      
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Michigan urges primary care docs to help vaccinate
Michigan health officials are urging primary care physicians to enroll to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as the state prepares to quickly begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds (May 12)      
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Long lines at gas stations as pipeline shuts down
Officials are scrambling to find alternate routes to deliver gasoline in the Southeast U.S. after a hack of the nation's largest fuel pipeline led to panic-buying that contributed to more than 1,000 gas stations running out of fuel. (May 12)      
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Times Square shooting suspect apprehended in Florida McDonald's parking lot after 4-day manhunt, police say
Farrakhan Muhammad was arrested in Florida. Police say he opened fire in the heart of Manhattan, injuring three people.       
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Longer sentence now possible in Floyd's death
A Minnesota judge has found aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd. The ruling paves the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin. (May 12)      
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Pelosi optimistic on infrastructure bill
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hailed Wednesday's White House meeting on infrastructure featuring mayors and top Republicans as positive. Yet, Pelosi cited an issue where Democrats and Republicans disagree rather than where they agree. (May 12)      
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You asked, we answered: Colonial Pipeline questions answered
USA TODAY answers consumers' most asked questions regarding The Colonial Pipeline hack      
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Teens out in droves for coronavirus vaccinations
Teens come out in droves for freshly approved coronavirus vaccinations in Georgia; the sprint to vaccinate millions of middle and high school students is on. (May 12)      
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Vaccines come to New York's Grand Central Terminal
As the pace of COVD-19 vaccinations slows, New York is trying to make it as convenient as possible for people to get shots. In partnership with SOMOS Community Care, six sites have been set up in transportation hubs for people to get their shots. (May 12)      
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Continued gas shortages? Panic buying after Colonial Pipeline cyberattack won't solve the problem, experts say.
While experts and government officials have urged calm, panic buying has continued, potentially exacerbating shortages and risking increased prices.       
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Vote to oust Cheney highlights GOP mindset change
House Republicans' removed Rep. Liz Cheney from her GOP leadership post for repeatedly rebuking former President Trump. It's the latest evidence that challenging Trump can be career-threatening for a Republican, even one from party royalty. (May 12)      
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Trump defense chief pressed on Jan 6 riot response
Democrats on a House oversight committee strongly pressed former acting defense chief Christopher Miller about the Pentagon's response to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th and whether Miller acted quickly enough. (May 12)      
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McCarthy focus on being speaker after Cheney vote
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he's not concerned about his future after stripping Rep. Liz Cheney's leadership role because he is "looking forward to being speaker in the next Congress." (May 12)      
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Video captures the moment a crowded Malibu balcony collapses, injuring several partygoers
Fire department officials said there were more than 15 people on the balcony, and four people transported to a local hospital for injuries,       
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Rockets hit Israel as airstrikes pound Gaza Strip
Israel has killed a string of senior Hamas military figures and pounded three multistory towers as it hammers the Gaza Strip with airstrikes. Meanwhile, militants in the territory fired barrages of rockets Wednesday. (May 12)      
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Pipeline hack ripples beyond gas availability
State and federal officials are scrambling to find alternate routes to deliver gasoline in the Southeast U.S. after a hack of the nation's largest fuel pipeline led to panic-buying. (May 12)      
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Man finds five migrant children abandoned at US-Mexico border
"I don't think they would've made it if I hadn't found them because it got up to 103 [degrees] yesterday," the farmer said.       
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