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Optimism Growing for COVID Relief Bill as Pressure Builds

WASHINGTON — Optimism about delivering long-sought COVID-19 relief is building on Capitol Hill after additional rank-and-file lawmakers voiced support for a bipartisan, middle-of-the-road plan taking shape in the Senate and as top congressional leaders connect...

Costa Loses Vote to Lead House Ag Committee

House Democrats picked Georgia Congressman David Scott over Valley Rep. Jim Costa to lead the House Agriculture Committee. The internal vote among House Democrats was 144-83 in favor of Scott by secret ballo...

Virus Deaths in US Top 3,100 in a Single Day for the First Time

The U.S. recorded over 3,100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring, while the number of Americans hospitalized with the virus has eclipsed 100,000 for the first time and new cases have begun topping 200,000 a day, according t...

Slim Jim Jerky Recipe Creator Dies of COVID-19

RALEIGH, N.C. — Alonzo “Lon” T. Adams II, the man who created the formula for Slim Jim beef jerky sticks, has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 95. Lynn Barrow of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Raleigh, North Carolina, confirmed Wednesday that Adams ...
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