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Cicely Tyson, purposeful and pioneering actor, dead at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who earned an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The…

FBI: Pipe bombs at Capitol were planted night before riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says two pipe bombs left at the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees, discovered just before thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, had actually been placed the night before. The FBI…

Brokerages limit trading in GameStop, sparking outcry

(AP) -- Robinhood and other online trading platforms are moving to restrict trading in GameStop and other stocks that have soared recently due to rabid buying by smaller investors. GameStop stock has rocketed from below $20 to more than $400…

Liquid nitrogen leak at Georgia poultry plant kills 6

GAINESVILLE, Ga, (AP) — A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant has killed six people, with multiple others taken to the hospital. A spokesperson for Northeast Georgia Health System said five people died Thursday at the Gainesville…

South Carolina Senate passes bill outlawing most abortions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, overcoming years of hurdles thanks to Republican winning new seats in last year’s elections. The 30-13 vote is…

Tennessee, T-Mobile to provide wireless devices to students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s Department of Education has announced it's launching a new initiative to provide wireless internet to students across the state. According to a Wednesday news release, the state is partnering with T-Mobile to enable households in…

Bernie Sanders' mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity

(AP) -- About those wooly mittens that Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration that sparked quirky memes across social media? Sanders says they’ve helped to raise $1.8 million in the last five days for charitable organizations in his…