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As employers struggle to fill jobs, teens come to the rescue

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WASHINGTON — The owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail shops, many of them desperate for workers, are sounding an unusual note of gratitude...

Roy Marble among 10 ex-Iowa athletes heading to hall of fame

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Roy Marble, the Iowa basketball star of the 1980s who led the Hawkeyes to their only 30-win season, is among...

Nonprofit: Number of drownings in Great Lakes jumps in 2021

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HOMEWOOD, Ill. — More drownings have been reported in the Great Lakes so far in 2021 than by this time last year, prompting officials...

Bubbly supply halted after Moscow says champagne is Russian

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MOSCOW — For most aficionados, a sparkling wine can be called champagne only if it comes from the region of France with that name...

Amid drought, Colorado rafters flock to oases while they can

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Across Colorado, parched rivers are at some of their lowest levels on record. But on one still spared by the...

Man faces federal charges after explosion in neighborhood

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LOS ANGELES — A 27-year-old man was charged Saturday with illegally transporting tons of explosives he purchased in Nevada — including several that left...

National Spelling Bee stalwarts persevere through 2-year gap

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When the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled last year because of the pandemic, Avani Joshi didn’t lament her lost year of preparation. She...

Hot dog! NYC marks July 4 with eating contest, fireworks

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NEW YORK — After a year lost to the coronavirus, New York City's most well-known Fourth of July traditions are back. ...

Indiana State Fair secures funding to replace swine barn

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INDIANAPOLIS — The century-old Swine Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds will be replaced with a new multi-use facility after state officials released money...

Biden sees virus ‘independence,’ but COVID takes no holiday

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WASHINGTON — After nearly six months in office, grappling with a pandemic every step of that way, President Joe Biden was determined to party. ...