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Travel for Two: Like grapes on a vine, Lodi will grow on you

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The first time I visited Lodi was out of curiosity. The second time, though, was for better reasons, for old vines and wine.

US records most COVID deaths in 11 months, but peak may be near

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The U.S. is reporting the most COVID-19 deaths in about 11 months, but cases and hospitalizations indicate that the nation may be turning a corner.

Bars and gyms are bustling as Americans learn to live with COVID

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Packed bars in San Francisco. Popular hot yoga classes in Boston. Signs are mounting that many Americans in highly vaccinated places are grasping for a near-normal life, even as the most contagious COVID-19 surge yet passes over.

‘Bleisure’ trips boom as travelers mix work and play

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It’s an age-old question: “Business or pleasure?” For airline passengers these days, the answer increasingly is both.

Fauci says US omicron outbreak ‘going in the right direction’

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President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser expressed optimism that the omicron surge that has pushed COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations to records will soon peak, though that decline won’t be uniform throughout the U.S.

Omicron nears US peak even as some regions still face struggle

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The omicron variant is starting to loosen its grip on the U.S. Northeast, but experts warn that it will take more time for the latest wave of COVID-19 to recede nationwide.

Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in four-vehicle crash in Brentwood

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Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a four-vehicle crash late Friday afternoon in Brentwood that sent a woman to the hospital with minor injuries, his spokesman confirmed.

Rowdy Delta passenger charged after taking pants off on flight

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A Delta Air Lines Inc. passenger created havoc on an eight-hour flight from Dublin to New York after repeatedly refusing to wear a face mask and exposing his backside in Delta’s first-class section, according to U.S. prosecutors.

Texans are stockpiling firewood in fear of another big freeze

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The chilling memory of last February’s deadly blackout is pushing some Texans to stockpile firewood, testing the Lone Star State’s tight inventories and driving up prices for households already slammed by runaway inflation.

Census reports of COVID cases rose 27% after omicron’s arrival

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In just over one month after the omicron variant reached U.S. shores, the number of American adults who said they had been diagnosed with COVID-19 climbed by more than a quarter, according to Census data.

Drug-resistant infections were more deadly than HIV in 2019

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Resistance to antibiotics killed more people than HIV or malaria in 2019, as common infections that could previously be treated become impervious to existing cures.

Debate over masks reaches the halls of the US Supreme Court

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Chief Justice John Roberts and two other U.S. Supreme Court justices issued unusual statements Wednesday over what is for many Americans a common refrain — whether their coworkers should wear a mask amid the COVID-19 surge.

Commentary: Stop saying student debt relief is for the rich

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When people debate whether to forgive some or all of the $1.75 trillion in student debt weighing on millions of American families, opponents often argue that it would be wasteful and unfair: Too many relatively well-off, well-educated people would benefit at the expense of all taxpayers, many of whom never had the desire or opportunity to attend college.

New York soaks as winter storm halts flights, causes outages

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The worst of the winter weather is winding down along the U.S. East Coast after a quick-moving storm swept northeast, leaving thousands of customers without power and grounding flights.

Fauci says it’s too soon to say omicron heralds end of pandemic

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top medical adviser to the U.S. president, said it’s too soon to say whether the omicron variant will herald a shift in the COVID-19 pandemic to endemic.

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Rowdy Delta passenger charged after taking pants off on flight

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A Delta Air Lines Inc. passenger created havoc on an eight-hour flight from Dublin to New York after repeatedly refusing to wear a face mask and exposing his backside in Delta’s first-class section, according to U.S. prosecutors.
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Assange can ask UK Supreme Court to appeal extradition

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Julian Assange can go to the U.K. Supreme Court to ask for an appeal over the decision to extradite him to the U.S to face espionage charges, London judges ruled.