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Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling

Starbucks’ reversal is among the most high-profile corporate actions since the court blocked the Biden administration’s Covid requirements for businesses.
A Starbucks shop in the Loop on Jan. 4, 2022 in Chicago.
A Starbucks shop in the Loop on Jan. 4, 2022 in Chicago.

Trans-inclusive TV dominates GLAAD Media Award nominations

More than half of the television shows nominated across three categories feature transgender or nonbinary characters.
Image: E.R. Fightmaster, right, as Dr Kai Bartley on Grey's Anatomy.
Image: E.R. Fightmaster, right, as Dr Kai Bartley on Grey's Anatomy.
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Body discovered in search for missing Virginia store clerk

Ahrea’l Smith had just closed up a Little Sue convenience store when she disappeared.
Ahrea’l Smith, 28, was last seen around 9 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2022 in Heathsville, Va.
Ahrea’l Smith, 28, was last seen around 9 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2022 in Heathsville, Va.
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Tesla driver charged with vehicular manslaughter in fatal Autopilot crash

Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, is likely the first motorist to be accused of a felony in the United States after a fatal accident while using a partially automated driving system
A Tesla Model S on display at Brussels Expo on Jan. 9, 2020, in Brussels.
A Tesla Model S on display at Brussels Expo on Jan. 9, 2020, in Brussels.

George Floyd’s murder sparked a movement. The officers who stood by as he died also triggered change.

The former officers' response as George Floyd died has led to laws establishing that cops have a duty to step in if they witness a colleague using excessive or unauthorized force.
Image: Former Minneapolis Police Officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao.
Image: Former Minneapolis Police Officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao.

Nearly 1 million pediatric Covid cases reported last week

While "eye-popping," the spike in pediatric cases is a reflection of the widespread transmission of Covid-19's omicron variant.
Image: A child receives a COVID test in New York on Dec. 23, 2021.
Image: A child receives a COVID test in New York on Dec. 23, 2021.
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Police identify suspect in stabbing death of student, 24, at LA furniture store

Shawn Laval Smith, 31, has been identified as the suspect in the death of Brianna Kupfer, 24, who was stabbed on Jan. 13 while working at a Los Angeles store.
Flowers are placed outside Croft House furniture store in memory of graduate student Brianna Kupfer on Jan. 17, 2022, in Los Angeles.
Flowers are placed outside Croft House furniture store in memory of graduate student Brianna Kupfer on Jan. 17, 2022, in Los Angeles.
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Florida woman attacked by bear while walking dog says she's 'lucky to be alive'

The bear "grabbed me by my shoulders and I fell to the ground," the woman said. Her dog was not injured.
Aydee talks about being attacked by a bear in Volusia County, Fla.
Aydee talks about being attacked by a bear in Volusia County, Fla.
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Three teens dead in Houston-area home in apparent double murder-suicide, sheriff says

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the investigation was in its early stages and the motive was not known.

André Leon Talley, trailblazing fashion journalist, ex-Vogue creative director, dies at 73

"He had a penchant for discovering, nurturing and celebrating young designers,” his social media account said in announcing his death.
Image: Andre Leon Talley
Image: Andre Leon Talley

Map: See if the CDC recommends indoor mask use in your county

Nationwide, 99.8 percent of counties are included in the indoor mask guidance.
Image: CDC Mask recommendations
Image: CDC Mask recommendations