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How older voters impacted midterms vote in key congressional districts

Amalia Conner registers to vote so she can cast her ballot in midterm elections at the Bay Ridge Civic Association in Annapolis, November 8, 2022. Mary F. Calvert | Reuters An expected “red wave” of votes for Republican candidates did not come to fruition in the November midterm elections. A post-election AARP survey points to […]

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BUSINESS

How chains like McDonald’s and mom and pops cope with inflation

Customers at a McDonald’s restaurant Scott Mlyn | CNBC As the restaurant industry battles inflation, the large size of chains and their access to cash gives them the upper hand, but independents have advantages of their own when managing higher costs. Feeling the pressure on their budgets, consumers have been cutting back on their restaurant […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Candace Cameron Bure response to traditional marriage backlash

Candace Cameron BurePhoto: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images) Candace Cameron Bure’s comments on centering “traditional marriage” on her Christian movie network have faced swift, strong backlash. Given that she left the Hallmark channel to make more religious-based content while Hallmark is making more diverse (and less heterosexual) content seems to make it clear where she stands. […]

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What the ‘millionaire tax’ in Massachusetts means for the wealthy

If you make more than $1 million a year in Massachusetts, you may soon be subject to a “millionaire tax” approved by voters this week through a ballot initiative. The new law creates a 4% tax on annual income above $1 million, on top of the state’s current 5% flat income tax, aiming to fund […]

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HEALTH

Paxlovid, Long COVID; ‘Lucid Dying’; and Climate Change Alarm

Paxlovid Lowers Long COVID-19 Risk Paxlovid reduces the chances of developing long COVID-19 as well as its effects, new data show. The drug reduces the occurrence of long COVID-19 by 26% over time, according to a preprint of the first study by the Veterans Affairs health system to look at the medication’s longer-term effects. The […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Reason Spotify Shuffles Aren’t Really Random (and How to Fix It)

Photo: Kaspars Grinvalds (Shutterstock) I may be listening to Taylor Swift’s Midnights on repeat this month, but I enjoy a good shuffle like anyone else. It’s a great way to rediscover music in your library you haven’t listened to in a hot minute. Sometimes, it’s nice to kick back, relax, and let probability take over. […]

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Weinstein accuser takes stand in LA after New York testimony | National News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New York trial of Harvey Weinstein and its California sequel had a rare crossover Monday as the only accuser of the former movie magnate to testify at both took the stand in Los Angeles and said he sexually assaulted her in a Beverly Hills hotel bathroom in 2013 while she […]

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Recreational marijuana legalization is on the ballot in these states

A recreational marijuana smoker indulges in smoking weed on April 14, 2020 in the Bushwick section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Bruce Bennett | Getty Images Voters in a handful of states – including four that traditionally favor Republicans – are set to decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, paving the […]

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