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Girl Scouts have millions of unsold cookies

As the pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many troops nixed their traditional cookie booths for safety reasons.

Actor Ned Beatty, indelible in ‘Deliverance’ dies at 83

Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer brutally raped by a backwoodsman in 1972’s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died. He was 83.

Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s reign

Naftali Bennett, a former ally of Netanyahu turned rival, will preside over a diverse and fragile coalition comprised of eight parties with deep ideological differences.

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

President Joe Biden, who was making his first foreign trip as leader, said it was an “extraordinary, collaborative and productive meeting.”

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$28M bid gets ride into space with Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder’s rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner’s name following the live online auction. The identity will be revealed in a couple weeks.

Pulse Nightclub to be designated national memorial

The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in U.S. history left 49 people dead and 53 people wounded as “Latin Night” was being celebrated at the club.

 
Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

The president hopes the denunciation will be part of a joint communique to be released Sunday when the summit ends.

Teen who recorded Floyd’s arrest, death wins Pulitzer citation

The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to protest racial injustice.

Source: Troubled factory to throw out many J&J vaccine doses

U.S. regulators are allowing for the release of 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but material to make many more must be thrown out.

Less costly housing markets attracted many Americans in 2020

On average, people who moved to a different city in 2020 ended up in a ZIP code where average home values were nearly $27,000 lower than in their previous ZIP code, according to Zillow.

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