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Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2021 19:58 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families — including his own. ...

New hurdle for COVID-19 home testing -- the holiday season

Nov. 20, 2021 11:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more home tests for COVID-19 are hitting store shelves, but will there be enough for Americans hoping to screen themselves before holiday gatherings? Gone are last year's long lines to get tested, thanks to nearly a year of vaccinations,...

Turkey producers benefiting from higher prices this year

Nov. 19, 2021 08:58 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers who grow about 45 million turkeys annually will benefit from higher prices this year, according to agriculture experts. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the price of turkeys has steadily increased as demand has risen...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 01, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Detroit News. Oct. 28, 2021. Editorial: No more closed doors for redistricting panel The commission redrawing Michigan’s political boundaries made a critical mistake in closing to the public a portion of a meeting this week. We hope it’s one they...

Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

Oct. 13, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze. Travel across land borders from Canada and...