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Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writers

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine. Read more

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US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 650 U.S. troops are expected to remain in Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats after the main American military force completes its withdrawal, which is set to be largely done in the next two weeks, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. Read more

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Report: Over 600 bodies found at Indigenous school in Canada

By JIM MORRIS Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Leaders of Indigenous groups in Canada said Thursday investigators have found more than 600 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school for Indigenous children — a discovery that follows last month's report of 215 bodies found at another school. Read more

Agency: Texas execution held without media was 'inexcusable'

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — An investigation has found that new personnel and procedures along with insufficient oversight led to reporters not witnessing the state’s first execution in nearly a year, officials announced on Thursday. Read more

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Carnival loses $2.1 billion waiting for cruising to resume

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. said Thursday that it lost more than $2 billion in its latest quarter as the company's cruise lines remained mostly shut down by the pandemic, but it said bookings for next year are running ahead of 2019's pace. Read more

Saturday Sports

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NCAA moving toward hyperlocal solution to NIL as placeholder

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer

The NCAA is lurching toward a temporary, patchwork solution in addressing name, image and likeness compensation for athletes, a hyperlocal approach to allow everyone to earn money off their fame starting July 1 without uniform national rules. Read more

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2-time winner Mickelson needs to make move at Travelers

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has had his share of success at TPC River Highlands, winning twice back when the PGA Tour event was still called the Greater Hartford Open. Read more

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Wyoming

Deaths of six Wyoming residents tied to coronavirus

By The Wyoming News Exchange

The deaths of six more Wyoming residents have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Wednesday. Read more

Obituaries

Joseph P. Jensen

In his home with his family by his side, Joseph P. Jensen, 83, of Gillette gained his angel wings and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, … Read more

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Shaynae Rae Thomas

Shaynae Rae Thomas, 18, of Gillette gained her angel wings and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Denver. Read more

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George Zimmerschied

George Lee Zimmerschied, 75, a lifetime Crook County pioneer, died peacefully in his sleep at home Monday, June 21, 2021. Read more

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