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    Many COVID-19 patients later develop mental illness, study finds

    Twenty percent of coronavirus patients later develop a new mental illness, according to a study. The most common disorders experienced by COVID-19 survivors within 90 days of their diagnoses are anxiety, depression and insomnia, according to the study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. “People have been worried that COVID-19 survivors will be at greater […]

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    Georgia woman accused of posing as FBI agent to get free Chick-fil-A

    A Georgia woman was arrested last week for allegedly posing as an FBI agent in order to get a free meal from Chick-fil-A, a report said. Kimberly Ragsdale, 47, was busted last Thursday trying to rip off the fast foot joint in the city of Rockmart, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking […]

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    Trump campaign files suit claiming ‘two-tier’ voting system in Pennsylvania

    WASHINGTON — The Trump campaign filed another lawsuit in the swing state of Pennsylvania on Monday, alleging officials there created “an illegal ‘two-tiered’ voting system” which unfairly favored mail-in ballots. According to the suit, Democratic-leaning counties gave voters a chance to “cure” mailed ballots which were defective before Election Day, while Republican counties followed the […]

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    Joe Biden’s dogs, Champ and Major, take social-media by storm

    Come January, the White House will once again be a doghouse. President-elect Joe Biden is returning to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with two “First Dogs,” who are already building a loyal following on Instagram and Twitter. “We are the First Dogs of the USA, Champ and Major Biden. You can call us #DOTUS,” reads the bio on […]

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    ‘Let’s not have lectures’ from Democrats who denied 2016 result

    President Trump should not be expected to “cheerfully, immediately” accept the outcome of the contested 2020 race, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech from the Senate floor on Monday. In his first remarks since Joe Biden was called the winner of the presidential election based on projections, McConnell defended Trump’s use of […]

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    Andrew Yang moving to Georgia to help in Senate runoff elections

    One-time Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has announced that he and his family are relocating to Georgia to help Democrats win two races which will determine who controls the US Senate. “This is our only chance to clear Mitch out of the way and help Joe and Kamala get things done in the next 4 […]

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    Heart transplant proceeds even after helicopter crashes, organ fumbled

    The heart can only take so much. Footage taken Friday above the helipad at USC Keck Hospital in East Los Angeles showed a comedy of errors when it came to transporting a heart awaiting transplant. First, the helicopter carrying the essential organ from a donor at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California, crashed onto […]

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    Kim Kardashian arranged private call with Fauci, celebs about COVID-19

    Dr. Anthony Fauci has revealed that Kim Kardashian arranged a private Zoom call with him and dozens of other A-listers during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. The reality TV star facilitated the virtual talk in April about the pandemic between the top US infectious diseases expert and 36 other […]

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    HUD Secretary Ben Carson reportedly tests positive for COVID-19

    WASHINGTON — HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a new report Monday, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration to contract the respiratory disease. The one-time GOP presidential candidate and brain surgeon tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday morning, according to Politico reporter Katy O’Donnell. A third […]

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    Club-wielding police in Belarus arrest over 500 protesters

    KYIV, Ukraine — Club-swinging police went after demonstrators in Belarus’ capital who were demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president on Sunday, the 90th consecutive day of protests. Human rights activists said hundreds of people were arrested. Thousands of demonstrators tried to enter the center of Minsk from several directions, but police cordoned off […]