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How COVID-19 is affecting NHL teams and the 2022 Winter Olympics
While only one NHL player is unvaccinated, the coronavirus is still causing problems around league, with Olympics to start in less than two months.
Texans waive LB Zach Cunningham, who signed $58M extension in 2020: 'Wasn't tough at all'
The Houston Texans have waived linebacker Zach Cunningham, who signed a $58 million, four-year contract extension in 2020.
'And Just Like That...' Carrie's back
The stars of "Sex and the City" launch the follow-up to the hit comedy, "And Just Like That..." in New York. (Dec. 9)
Student wounded in Oxford High shooting to sue school district with family for $100 million
Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said in a press release that he intends to file the suit in federal and state courts on Thursday morning.
Having COVID isn't a badge of shame. Stop the stigma to boost testing and open conversations.
We have a long history of stigmatizing disease (remember cancer?), which has persisted even as science and medicine have progressed. When will we stop?
Coast Guard rescue at Niagara Falls ends tragically when car plunges into icy water
U.S. Coast Guard attempted to rescue a woman from a vehicle that plunged into Niagara Falls, but she was pronounced dead after being taken ashore.
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Former MLB outfielder Yasiel Puig signs with KBO league's Kiwoom Heroes
Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Korea Baseball Organization's Kiwoom Heroes.      
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Dana White reveals UFC in talks with Kayla Harrison: 'Come over here and fight the GOAT'
There's only one way for Kayla Harrison to prove she's the best, according to UFC president Dana White.       Related StoriesDana White reveals UFC in talks with Kayla Harrison: 'Come over here and fight the GOAT' - EnclosureCharles Oliveira says remaining humble key to remaining on top: 'I've proven myself as a champion'Charles Oliveira says remaining humble key to remaining on top: 'I've proven myself as a champion' - Enclosure 
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'Baseball is not Bangladesh:' Why MLB survived the 1994 strike – and how it will outlast this lockout
MLB survived the 1994-95 strike; recovering from this lockout will take a different form, with smaller stakes but significant long-term implications.      
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Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence voices to coaching staff James Robinson needs to be on field
Over the past two games, running back James Robinson has been limited to just 25 carries, including having only eight against the Rams, after fumbles.      
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ShowBiz Minute: Sondheim, 'SATC,' AFI
Broadway dims marquees to honor Stephen Sondheim; "Sex and The City" sequel premieres in New York, "Dune," "CODA," "West Side Story" make AFI's 2021 top 10. (Dec. 9)      
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Truck drivers are paid more than teachers. Why America's educators are leaving classrooms.
The most important piece in ensuring we have enough teachers is compensation, and educators have suffered under years of stagnant wage growth.       
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Former Sen. Bob Dole lies in state in Capitol Rotunda; Biden to attend ceremony
Dole, the Kansas Republican who died on Dec. 5, will be remembered with memorials in Washington on Thursday and Friday.       
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After 43 years in prison on a wrongful conviction, Kevin Strickland is getting no restitution. He's not alone.
After 43 years, Kevin Strickland was cleared of murder and left prison with nothing from Missouri, revealing wide gaps in restitution between states.      
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Krispy Kreme starts 'Day of the Dozens' early for rewards members. How the donut deal works.
Krispy Kreme's Day of the Dozens is Sunday but rewards members get two days early access to the deal. Buy a dozen donuts, get a glazed dozen for $1.      
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'Drag me off the field': Ezekiel Elliott gives injury update as Cowboys address plummeting run game
As the Dallas Cowboys run game has struggled, Ezekiel Elliott refuses to sit out games to recover from a knee injury that occurred back in Week 4.       
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A giant patch of garbage in the ocean is home to a thriving new community. Scientists call it a 'floating plastic habitat.'
Anemones, barnacles and other species carried out to sea on plastic debris aren't just surviving on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. They're thriving.       
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We aren't moving fast enough. We must reassess the race to vaccinate the world for COVID.
It's not just how many people you vaccinate against COVID-19 that counts, but how quickly you get there.       
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On This Day: 9 December 2004
Bill Murray and Jeff Goldblum helped premiere Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" in New York. (Dec. 9)      
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Surfside rescuers heard her voice, tried for hours to save her. Then officials buried her story.
Reporting reveals harrowing details of the rescue effort and the identity of the victim, who talked to first responders while trapped in the rubble.      
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AP Top Stories December 9 A
Here's the latest for Thursday December 9th: Senate votes to nullify administration's business vaccine mandate; Biden convenes Summit for Democracy; Bob Dole to lie in state; NASA sends multi-telescope observatory into orbit.      
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Down North in Philadelphia
Down North executive chef and owner Muhammad Abdul-Hadi operate a Philly pizza shop that exclusively hires previously incarcerated people      
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How to get phone calls without sharing your real number
Your phone number can do a lot of damage in the wrong hands. No matter how long you've had it, it's never too late to start being more discreet with it.     
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You're being fed lies: How Americans can find truth in the age of misinformation
Just as young people should be taught coding, they must be taught the decoding of news and information as a prerequisite of informed citizenship.       
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Multi-telescope observatory sent into orbit
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried a multi-telescope observer into orbit early Thursday. The observer, called IXPE, will look at extreme events in Space, revealing details about events like exploding stars and spinning black holes. (Dec. 9)      
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With Roe v. Wade in peril in Supreme Court, abortion-rights activists ask: Where are the men?
With activists predicting Roe v. Wade will be overturned, they are seeking help from a largely silent segment of supporters: men who back abortion.       
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Summit for Democracy, Bob Dole memorial, 'West Side Story': 5 things to know Thursday
President Joe Biden's Summit for Democracy is set to begin, Bob Dole will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol and more news to start your Thursday.     
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The US is undercounting COVID deaths, researchers say. Now they have a tool to figure out why.
COVID deaths in the United States have been undercounted, public health experts say. They're trying to figure out where and why.       
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COVID cases, hospitalizations climb as US reaches 200M vaccination milestone: Live updates
The number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID reached 200 million Wednesday amid a dispiriting holiday-season spike in cases. More updates.       
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