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Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges

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ATLANTA — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation’s most prestigious Black...

Powell says inflation, though elevated, will likely moderate

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested Wednesday that inflation, which has been surging as the recovery strengthens, “will likely remain elevated in...

Inflation at wholesale level increases 1.0% in June

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WASHINGTON — Inflation at the wholesale level jumped 1% in June, pushing price gains over the past 12 months up by a record 7.3%. ...

Report: Appalachian states face billions in mining cleanup

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The cleanup and reclaiming of coal mines in seven Appalachian states will cost billions, and Kentucky and West Virginia have the...

Norwegian cruises sues Florida over virus vaccination law

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MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line is challenging a new Florida law that prevents cruise companies from requiring passengers to show proof of vaccination against...

As COVID rises, a vexing hunt for nursing home vaccine stats

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WASHINGTON — With COVID-19 on the rise again and many nursing home staffers unvaccinated, families still lack easy access to crucial Medicare immunization data...

Five most likely reasons your check engine light just lit up

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Americans are holding onto their vehicles longer than ever, with the average age of a car in 2020 rising to a record 12.1 years,...

Jordan Pavlin named editor in chief of Alfred A. Knopf

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NEW YORK — Jordan Pavlin, the publisher of such young and acclaimed authors as Tommy Orange, Ayana Mathis and Yaa Gyasi, has been promoted...

Lithuania struggles with migrant influx opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

Swimming app operators say Wisconsin regulators are all wet

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MADISON, Wis. — The operators of a startup that allows private homeowners to rent their swimming pools by the hour said Wednesday that Wisconsin...