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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will “soon” be time to start raising interest rates, a key step in reversing pandemic-era policies that have fueled hiring and growth but also high inflation.

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An early market rally gave way to a broad slide for stocks and a surge in bond yields Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it plans to begin raising interest rates “soon” to fight a spike in inflation that the central bank says is probably getting worse. Fed Chair Jerome Powell took …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is eyeing at least three judges for an expected vacancy on the Supreme Court, each of whom would fulfill his campaign pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, according to aides and allies.

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Health care workers in about half the states face a Thursday deadline to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine under a Biden administration mandate that will be rolled out across the rest of the country in the coming weeks.

CNN is working to answer questions you have about race. Like this one: Is there a link between gun violence in Black communities and the excessive use of force by police? The question itself is questionable. Here's why.

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TEMECULA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Send2Press®, a newswire service and dba of Neotrope®, announced today that its website has earned a 2022 Safest Content Award from Sur.ly. Send2Press, celebrating its 22nd anniversary in 2022, has consistently been ranked as one of the …

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A paramedic who treated George Floyd on the day he was killed testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers that he wasn't told Floyd wasn't breathing and had no pulse when officers upgraded the urgency of an ambulance call.

The Federal Reserve signaled it would raise interest rates "soon," likely in March, making it the first rate hike in over three years. CNN's Matt Egan reports.

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Whether it's intentional or not, saying those three words in response to "Black Lives Matter" minimizes the current struggle Black people face against systemic racism, CNN's Omar Jimenez says.

CNN's Jessica Schneider reports on Justice Stephen Breyer's decision to announce his retirement after nearly 28 years on the bench and what this might mean for the court going forward.

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Meet Claudette Colvin, a Civil Rights hero you've probably never heard of. In 1955, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus -- 9 months before Rosa Parks. This is part of our "History Refocused" series -- stories from America's past you should have heard about, but probabl…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court.

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as its planes and ships searched for 38 people missing off the coast of Florida, four days after a suspected human smuggling boat capsized in a storm.

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When made correctly, tea can be a powerful booster to your health. And not just because of its chemicals, simply making a cup of tea could be beneficial to you. CNN turns to a psychologist and a London-based tearista for answers.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world.

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LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced Wednesday for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and discontent, or bring his time in office to an abrupt close.

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TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the Scientology Network invites viewers to watch an episode of “Voices for Humanity” featuring a Tampa Bay Area entrepreneur who is dedicated to saving kids from modern-day slavery.

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With 192 lasers and temperatures more than three times hotter than the center of the sun, scientists hit — at least for a fraction of a second — a key milestone on the long road toward nearly pollution-free fusion energy.

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sarah Kelly recalls the fleeting moments when she reached out for help during a decadeslong opioid addiction, only to find out no residential treatment beds were available in an overloaded system in her corner of West Virginia.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Allopurinol, a frequently used gout medication, does not appear to drive up the risk for dying among gout patients who also struggle with chronic kidney disease, new research shows.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, following a “Journey to Justice” tour by Administrator Mich…

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament on Wednesday began a debate on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate, with three main options on the table so far: obligatory vaccinations for all adults, just for everyone 50 and above, or no mandate at all.

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The on-again, off-again ban on high-end but toxic waxes that help cross country skis glide smoothly over the snow is on in some places — but not the World Cup circuit or 2022 Beijing Olympics.

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In a press conference last week that lasted nearly two hours, President Joe Biden expressed frustration with efforts by the opposition party to thwart the more ambitious aspects of his policy agenda.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a diverse group of six lawyers to run U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, his latest picks for the top law enforcement positions.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds ranchers and livestock producers that they may be eligible for financial assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program  for 2021 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought or fire. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s effort to rally support, both at home and abroad, ahead of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest big test of his ability to bridge ideological gaps and balance competing interests to build effective coalitions.