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Travelers vote Manatee Swim Tour among world’s ‘Top Bucket List’ experiences

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2022) – Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, announced the winners of its coveted Travelers’ Choice® Best of the Best Things to Do Awards earlier this summer, with the Explorida Manatee Swim Tour in Crystal River, Florida, voted the No. 10 Top Bucket List Experience in the world. The...

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Inflation spikes more than expected, hits new 40-year high

Inflation accelerated to a new four-decade high in June as the price of everyday necessities remains painfully high, exacerbating a financial strain for millions of Americans and worsening a political crisis for President Biden. Another surge in oil prices drove up costs throughout the economy, according to data released Wednesday by the Labor Department. The...

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Supreme Court rules for Biden in clash over Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

THE HILL — The Supreme Court ruled for the Biden administration Thursday in a dispute over a Trump-era immigration policy that requires U.S. asylum seekers at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their applications are processed. The 5-4 ruling found that the administration did not violate federal immigration law when it sought to...

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Supreme Court curbs EPA’s climate powers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to regulate climate change, setting limits on how the agency can deal with power plants. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices determined that the EPA cannot induce a shift toward cleaner energy sources using the approach that an Obama-era regulation sought to do.

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CDC chief green lights COVID-19 shots for children under 5 years old

THE HILL –-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on Saturday backed an advisory committee’s recommendation that will allow children under the age of 5 years old to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, capping off the last step needed before children can start getting inoculated. Vaccinations for children aged six months...

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Fauci tests positive for COVID-19

THE HILL — Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement on Wednesday from the National Institutes of Health. A statement from the NIH says that Fauci tested positive for COVID-19 through a rapid antigen test and is “currently experiencing mild symptoms.” He...

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Despite inflation, Americans’ spending not slowing down

THE HILL-– Despite high inflation, rising gas prices, deepening concern about the economy and rising recession risks, Americans keep spending money. Stocks have fallen sharply over the past week as Wall Street frets over a likely dip in consumer spending. Polls of consumer sentiment have fallen steadily — along with President Biden’s approval rating on...