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Southwest mass cancellations debacle cost $75M, company says

The cancellations as well as customer refunds and "gestures of goodwill" all contributed to the estimated cost.
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Brian Williams' final MSNBC broadcast will be on Thursday
Brian Williams, who helped put MSNBC on the map 25 years ago, is about to exit the cable news network.
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Maryland women clamp down in second half, turn aside Purdue
Maryland used a third-quarter stretch to create separation and notch its sixth straight win against Purdue.
'Rare': Journalist reacts to GOP stall on Biden nominee
President Joe Biden's nominee for a key anti-Semitism post is stalled in the Senate. CNN's Jessica Dean reports.
The worst spending bill ever: Democrats’ $1.9T ‘rescue’ is drowning us
More expensive than last year’s CARES Act, the 2009 stimulus, ObamaCare, or any enacted spending bill of the Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, or Bush II eras.
USA Gymnastics looking for new head of women's team after high-performance director departs
US women had won every gymnastics team title since 2011 at world championships, Olympics before finishing distant second to Russia at Tokyo Games.
Devils hand Flyers 10th consecutive loss
Mackenzie Blackwood made 25 saves and the New Jersey Devils snapped a four-game skid and sent the reeling Philadelphia Flyers to their 10th straight loss, 3-0 on Wednesday night at Prudential Center in Newark.
House approves ban on Chinese goods made with Uighur forced labor
The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday that would ban the importing of Chinese products manufactured with forced labor.
Sam Kerr levels pitch invader during UEFA Women's Champions League match between Chelsea and Juventus
With security nowhere to be found when a fan ran onto the field during a UEFA Women's Champions League game, Sam Kerr took matters into her own hands.
Watch: 'The Masked Singer' reveals the couple behind the Banana Split costumes
"The Masked Singer" revealed two famous musicians who shared the Banana Split costume in this season's second-to-last episode.
Father, Son Arrested in California's Raging Caldor Wildfire That Scorched 221k Acres
The pair are reportedly each being held on $1 million bail.
Hillary Clinton Reads Discarded Victory Speech From 2016 Election
Mrs. Clinton read the long-shelved speech aloud for her offering on MasterClass, a site featuring lessons from prominent figures in the arts, business and other fields.
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A high-stakes call between the leaders of the U.S. and Russia centers on Ukraine, and an Asian country takes steps to expand the habitat of a recovering species.
Thank goodness for these ‘right’ thinking Gen Z saviors: Devine
The good thing that has emerged from the pandemic is the rise of conservative Gen Z Americans who are sick of repressive lockdowns and oppressive elite liberals, Miranda Devine writes.
Michigan man charged in assault on officers in Capitol riot
A 41-year-old Michigan man has been arrested and accused of using chemical spray on law enforcement officers as part of a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
Cop Suspended, Accused of Going Deer Hunting With Convicted Felon in Patrol Car
The off-duty cop is accused of using the patrol car for deer hunting with other people, including one with a prior conviction who wasn't allowed to have a gun.
Political leaders considering nuclear attack on Russia are either ‘insane, a sociopath or a sadist’: Gabbard
Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard obliterated Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) for suggesting that the US could enter a nuclear war with Russia in defense of Ukraine as Russian troops deploy to the country’s borders.
Kentucky Congressman Guthrie tests positive for COVID-19
Republican U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie says he tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms
Finland's 36-year-old prime minister apologizes for clubbing after COVID-19 close contact
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin apologized this week for going out to a nightclub in Helsinki over the weekend after her foreign affairs minister tested positive for COVID-19.
The New York Post ‘happily’ offers some positive headlines for President Biden
President Biden’s team has discovered the source of his troubles — it’s those sneaky reporters. Do you know they treat him just as badly as they did Donald Trump!?
Jets still waiting for Mekhi Becton to start practicing again
It is another week later in the Jets season and left tackle Mekhi Becton is still not practicing.
Obama says GOP gerrymandering is 'not how democracy is supposed to work'
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday said "the stakes could not be higher" for democracy as he skewered Republican redistricting efforts and attempts to codify voting restrictions in state laws.
First migrants returned under 'Remain in Mexico' policy
U.S. authorities have sent the first two migrants back to Mexico under the reinstated “Remain in Mexico” policy
Instagram's CEO Adam Mosseri hears senators brush aside his promises to self-police
Takeaways from a hearing include: senators are frustrated with Instagram for not moving more quickly to protect young users and the CEO maintains the platform does more good than harm.
Chicago man charged with murdering 71-year-old in Chinatown
One person has been charged after allegedly fatally shooting a 71-year-old from his car on Tuesday afternoon and fleeing the scene.
Secularist group targets decades-long tradition of laying wreaths on soldiers' tombs
A secularist religious freedom non-profit organization that strongly urges separation of church and state in America is taking issue with a nearly 30-year tradition of laying wreaths on soldiers' tombs.
Kids growing up in the COVID-19 era are damaged
"Kids are resilient.” That’s what we keep being told. That’s what adults tell themselves — and us — so that they can sleep at night.
Jan. 6 committee responds to Meadows lawsuit, says it will refer him to DOJ for prosecution
The January 6 House congressional committee responded to a lawsuit from Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows by calling it flawed and said they plan on referring him to the Justice Department for prosecution.
GOP voters asked if Pence should run against Trump in 2024
CNN's Randi Kaye speak with voters in Manchester, New Hampshire, about whether former Vice President Mike Pence should run against former President Donald Trump in 2024.
‘RHOC’ recap: Heather Dubrow threatens to stop filming amid lawsuit drama
"I’m leaving the show right now," the Bravolebrity fumed after swatting the camera with her hand. "Kicking everyone out of my house. It’s over right now."
Hillary Clinton jabs Donald Trump on Angela Merkel's last day: 'Leader of the free world for 4 years'
Hillary Clinton took a shot at former President Donald Trump in her tweet sending off departing German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
PA Health System Runs Out of Beds Due to COVID Surge, Patients Wait 10 to 20 Hours in ER
Geisinger is operating at 110 percent capacity in its nine hospitals located in central and northeastern Pennsylvania, with most COVID patients unvaccinated.
Rangers ripped by Avalanche as goalie struggles in NHL debut
In the second game of their back-to-back and with a fourth-string goaltender, the Blueshirts gave up five goals in the middle frame on the way to a jarring loss to the Avalanche.
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Analysis: Did the press overhype the danger posed by the Omicron variant?
A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter.
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Biden to speak with Ukraine President Zelensky as Russian forces gather on border
President Biden is slated to speak with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday about the Russian forces gathering on the country's border.
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Senate Votes 'Yes' to Repeal Biden's Federal Vaccine Mandate
The U.S. Senate voted 52-48 in favor of repealing President Joe Biden's federal vaccine mandate for private businesses in what amounts to a symbolic blow to his administration.
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Sheriffs group rebuts White House claim it is helping combat surge in retail thefts
The National Sheriffs Association fired back at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaski's claim that the Biden administration is working with local law enforcement to help curb retail theft.
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House Votes 428-1 Against Uyghur Forced Labor; Lone Holdout Is Republican Thomas Massie
The bill requires corporations to provide "clear and convincing evidence" that regional imports from Xinjiang aren't manufactured through forced labor.
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Pantone's 2022 color of the year symbolizes how COVID-19 has transformed the world
2021 has been a transformative year as the world has invented new ways to interact, conduct business and live. What color could symbolize all that?      
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Jussie Smollett’s fate rests in hands of jury as one week trial draws to a close
Prosecutors believe the "Empire" actor was the mastermind behind a hate crime hoax in the wee hours of a frigid Chicago winter in January 2019.
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BKFC Fight Night: Tampa weigh-ins and faceoffs
Check out the best photos from the BKFC Fight Night: Tampa weigh-ins and faceoffs.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 31: Official scorecards from Las VegasUFC on ESPN 31: Best photos from Las VegasWARNING: Graphic photos of Dusko Todorovic's horrific injury 
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Pence will ‘evaluate’ speaking to House committee investigating Jan. 6 riots
"We’ll evaluate any of those requests as they come," the ex-veep reportedly said.
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Wisconsin overcomes massive deficit to defeat Indiana in Big Ten men's basketball game
The 17th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers extended their winning streak to six games and beat Indiana for the 19th time in 20 games at the Kohl Center.       
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Lyft won't require its staff to return to the office until 2023
Lyft is giving its employees another year to work remotely, a dramatic step among major businesses that are continuing to delay a return to the office.
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Marking one year in office, L.A. D.A. Gascón touts accomplishments, spars with critics on crime
L.A. County Dist. Atty. George Gascón on Wednesday touted what he considers the accomplishments of his first year, but found himself getting into tense exchanges with reporters about recent high-profile crimes.
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GOP Elections Leader in Utah Says Members Trying to 'Fundamentally Destroy the Voting System'
A Republican-led committee of lawmakers in the state where Trump won 58 percent of the vote has approved an audit of the state's election system.
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Jacqueline Avant's alleged killer failed by legal system, Los Angeles DA George Gascon says
The suspected killer of Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music executive and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Clarence Avant, was failed by a tough-on-crime approach that focuses only on incarceration and not on the root causes of crime, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said.
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71-year-old man shot, killed while heading to store
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