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A snow plow clears Main St. on January 16, 2022 in Greenville, South Carolina. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected in the area for the remainder of the day.
Sun, 01/16/2022 - 11:16

The storm system could leave more than a foot of snow and in excess of a quarter inch of ice in some areas, the National Weather Service warned.

Ralph Emery, second from the right, appears in Nashville on Aug. 7, 2007 with, from left, Vince Gill, Country Music Association Chief Operating Officer Tammy Genovese and Mel Tillis, after it was announced that the three men will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Emery died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, his family said.
Sun, 01/16/2022 - 09:13

Emery became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

Above: locals in Liuzhou feast on their regional specialty of snail noodles. The novelty of the dish has made it a viral sensation in China during the pandemic.
Sun, 01/16/2022 - 07:04

The southern specialty — snail broth, pickled bamboo, slippery rice noodles — has taken off. "A lot of people were looking for crazy, ridiculous things to eat," says food blogger Mei Shanshan.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic rides in car as he leaves a government detention facility before attending a court hearing at his lawyers office in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 16, 2022.
Sun, 01/16/2022 - 06:26

A court dismissed the No. 1-ranked tennis player's challenge to cancel his visa. Djokovic, who hoped to play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated, said he was "extremely disappointed."

As demand for testing ramps up, community clinics and nonprofits struggle to keep up with the need. These groups have run testing sites throughout the pandemic in low-income and minority neighborhoods, like this one in the Mission District of San Francisco, Calif., from UCSF and the Latino Task Force.
Sun, 01/16/2022 - 06:00

Facing lost wages if they can't work, essential workers struggle to get timely COVID tests amid a nationwide testing crunch. Community clinics are struggling to meet the need.

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Rabbi Israel Dresner's synagogue, Temple Sha'arey Shalom, in Springfield, N.J., on Jan. 18, 1963. Dresner became close to King when he was an activist for civil rights in the 1960s.
Sun, 01/16/2022 - 06:00

Rabbi Israel "Sy" Dresner was one of the early Freedom Riders in the 1960s civil rights movement and was close with King. He said Jewish teachings and Jewish history compelled his activism.

One America News White House Correspondent Chanel Rion asks a question of President Donald Trump during a briefing about the coronavirus in April 2020. DirecTV isn't renewing the network's contract.
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:41

The far-right, pro-Trump news outlet has a reputation for spreading conspiracy theories.

SWAT team members deploy near the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, near Dallas, on Saturday.
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 14:11

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the hostages being held at a synagogue were freed.

A Georgia Department of Transportation brine tank is filled Friday in Forest Park, Ga., ahead of a winter storm that's poised to drop several inches of snow across the South
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 13:58

Four governors declared a state of emergency ahead of this weekend's storm, which could drop several inches of snow on areas that aren't accustomed to severe winter weather.

A person holds a photo of late Haitian President Jovenel Moïse during his memorial ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 20, 2021.
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 13:14

A former Haitian senator sought in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica, Haiti's National Police says. John Joël Joseph is the second suspect to be arrested in Jamaica.

Sat, 01/15/2022 - 12:55

The actor has turned his cellphone over to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official says.

A newly released Census Bureau email written during former President Donald Trump's administration — when Wilbur Ross, shown at a 2020 congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., served as the commerce secretary overseeing the census — details how officials interfered with the national head count.
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 11:37

The email details the scope of the former administration's attempts to tamper with the count, including pressuring the Census Bureau to alter plans for protecting privacy and producing accurate data.

Glenn Youngkin waves to the crowd at his inauguration on Saturday Jan. 15, in Richmond, Va.
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 07:45

The businessman, the first Republican to hold the office in nearly a decade, took the oath alongside Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears. The pair surprised Democrats when they swept office in November.

President Biden acknowledged his administration's recent struggles Friday while speaking about the bipartisan infrastructure bill he signed into law last year.
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 07:26

The week brought some more bad news for President Biden, who may be rightly criticized for setting expectations too high for what could actually get done.

Anna Mable-Jones, age 56, lost a decade to cocaine addiction. Now she's a homeowner, she started a small business and says life is "awesome."
Sat, 01/15/2022 - 06:00

America is facing a deadly drug epidemic, but there is hope. Research shows 75% of people with addiction survive and go on to live full lives, especially if they get good treatment.


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