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WASHINGTON — Republican senators are expressing mounting impatience with the federal mask mandate for travelers, arguing that the lifting of restrictions in most public places should extend to airplanes, rail and transit. In a markup of rail and safety legislation on Wednesday, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee rejected along party lines an amendment introduced by Sen. Rick ...

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CASTLE POINT, Mo. — Lucretia Wilks, who runs a small day care out of her home in north St. Louis County, is used to watching young children embrace, hold hands and play together in close quarters. But the COVID-19 pandemic made such normal toddler behavior potentially unsafe. “It’s weird that they now live in a time where they’re expected to not hug and touch,” said Wilks, founder of Their ...

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Jun. 16—University of Hawaii researchers recently developed an online forecast tool to alert residents when large waves threaten West Maui, a region that's grown increasingly vulnerable to wave-driven flooding and coastal erosion amid rising sea levels caused by climate change. According to a university news release, the team designed a high-resolution Wave Run-Up Forecast model to monitor ...

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Jun. 16—Pearlridge Center said Tuesday it is not affected by the Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy filed by its majority owner. Washington Prime Group, which acquired 51 % of the Aiea shopping center in 2015, has ownership interest in more than 100 shopping centers. However, the 1.3 million-square-foot Pearlridge Center, which is anchored by Macy's, Bed Bath &Beyond and Ross Dress for Less, ...

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Years of litigation initiated by Boeing against Airbus in 2004 at the World Trade Organization came to a whimpering end Tuesday, with little to show for 17 years of legal pressure. More worrisome for Boeing, the trade deal the Biden administration announced with the European Union includes an agreement that the two sides will now pivot to confront China on trade. Earlier this month, Boeing CEO ...

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Michigan’s COVID-19 health order could end sooner than expected, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has hinted at an announcement soon due to declining coronavirus rates and increasing vaccination numbers. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order expires July 1, but the state could choose to end it early. The remaining restrictions include a 50% capacity limit at most indoor public ...

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A Michigan city was named the No. 1 lake beach town in America. WalletHub, a website specializing in financial advice, unveiled its 2021 list of the best beach towns to call home in America, analyzing 191 cities "across 62 key indicators of livability." For ocean beach towns, you see a lot of what you'd expect: cities in Florida, South Carolina, California and Hawaii. But it was Traverse City ...

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Swampscott, Newburyport and Revere ranked the top beach communities to live in Massachusetts in a new WalletHub study. Out of 145 beach communities around the United States on the list, Massachusetts took seven. However, even the the highest ranked Massachusetts beach, Swampscott didn’t crack the top half, coming in at 92. The others that made the list, from highest to lowest in ranking were ...

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With Savannah Guthrie stepping into the spotlight this week, “Jeopardy!” now has had 10 guest hosts since this intriguing conga line began back in January. Ten. That’s a nice round number. So have you seen enough? Are you ready to pick a “winner” yet? Yes, we still have more drop-ins coming our way, including CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, as well as George Stephanopoulos and ...

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No one won the big Powerball lottery from Saturday night’s drawing. So tonight — Wednesday, June 16 at 10:59 p.m. EDT — you’ll get a chance to win. Below is how you can livestream and find out how much the lottery is (really). How long do I have to buy a ticket for tonight’s lottery? Reportedly, you have until Wednesday, June 16 at 9:59 p.m. EDT to grab a ticket. How much can be won tonight? ...